Design Excellence Lecture Series. Point Park University. 6 p.m. $20. 412.391.4144.
Emerson String Quartet. Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m. 412.624.4129.

Salsamba. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
Anberlin. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 7 p.m.

Artist Talk: Jesse McLean. Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. 7 p.m. 412.322.1773.
Angelique Kidjo. Byham Theater. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20. 412.456.6666.
Blues Traveler. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8:30 p.m.

Joy Ike. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
Bane. Strummers. 5 p.m. 412.323.1919.
Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights Concert. Azucar, a Pittsburgh Latin dance band, also performs. Schenley Park. 6 p.m.
Shaggy Flores. Performance is part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Underground. 7 p.m.
Gypsy Strings. Gypsy Café. 8 p.m. $10. 412.381.4977.
Pittsburgh Pundits: Electile Dysfunction Special Edition. Cabaret at Theater Square. 10:30 p.m. $5.

Gene Ludwig. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
As Blood Runs Black. Strummers. 5 p.m. 412.323.1919.
The Unholy Three. Andy Warhol Museum. 8 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.

Amy Ray. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 8 p.m.
Shaker. Byham Theater. 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $19. 412.566.4190.

East Winds Symphonic Band. Rodef Shalom Temple. 412.241.6542.
Capitol Steps. Byham Theater. 4 p.m. Tickets start at $20. 412.456.6666.
Music on the Edge: Betsy Jolas. Bellefield Hall. 8 p.m. 412.394.3353.

Falling In Artist Reception. American Jewish Museum. 7 p.m.

Bill Scott. Funny Bone. Oct. 30–Nov. 1.
Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Mellon Arena. Oct. 30–Nov. 2. 412.323.1919.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heinz Hall. Oct. 31–Nov. 2. 412.392.4900.
Radio Golf. O’Reilly Theater. Through Nov. 2. Tickets start at $15. 412.316.1600.
Ryan Stout. Improv. Oct. 30–Nov. 2.
[Insert Clever and Thought-Provoking Title Here.] New Hazlett Theater. 8 p.m. Oct. 31–Nov. 3. 412.394.3353.
No Place To Be Somebody. Pittsburgh Playhouse. Oct. 30–Nov. 9. 412.621.4445.
Lysistrata. Cathedral of Learning Studio Theater. Oct. 29–Nov. 9. 412.624.7529.
Dia de los Muertes Installations. Mexico Lindo Mercado y Galeria de Artesanias. Oct. 29–Nov. 15.
Here: The Site Photography of Stephen Grebinski. William Pitt Union. Nov. 3–15.
The Mystery of Irma Vep. Open Stage Theater. Oct. 30–Nov. 15. 412.281.9700.
Long Story Short. City Theatre. Through Nov. 16.
Dreams Inside Reality. Images of the Hill District. 707 & 709 Penn Ave. Through Nov. 22.
Paint by Names. Trinity Gallery. Through Nov. 22.
Your Town, Inc. The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon. Through Nov. 23.
Eloquent Eggs & Disintegrating Dice: Photographs by Rosamond Purcell. Silver Eye Center for Photography. Through Nov. 29.
Falling In. Love/Fences/Nests Project by artist Ally Reeves. American Jewish Museum, Jewish Community Center. Fine/Perlow and Weiss Gallery. Through Dec. 15.
Pancrace Bessa & The Golden Age of French Botanical Illustration. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. Through
Dec. 19.
From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings. Frick Art and Historical Center. Through Jan. 4.
1958. Part of the Pittsburgh 250 celebration. Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 11.
Absence of Body. Pittsburgh Glass Center. Through Jan. 25.