The Hold Steady. Mr. Small’s Theatre. 8 p.m.
This Brooklyn-based rock and roll band will be bringing their unique brand of bar music to Mr. Small’s. Tickets are $14.
Kevin Howard. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
This Pittsburgh-based jazz keyboardist will be playing a free show at the Backstage Bar. More information can be found at http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org.
Wednesday Wine Flight: A Taste of Tuscany. Cabaret at Theater Square. 6:15 p.m.
This sample of Tuscan wines features a panel discussion, light appetizer fare, and dessert and coffee afterward. Tickets are $35.75.
Emancipator. Rex Theater. 8 p.m.
Trip-hop producer Douglas Appling will be performing his music with a live band. Tickets are $15.
Joe Nichols. Stage AE. 6 p.m.
The country music star behind the Number One single “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” will be bringing a roaring good time to Stage AE. Tickets are $25.
Amon Amarth. Mr. Small’s Theatre. 7:30 p.m.
These death metal monsters will be blowing the eardrums of everyone at Mr. Small’s. Bring your viking helmet.
EOTO. Rex Theater. 9 p.m.
This live electronic duo forgoes pre-recorded loops in favor of creating music live onstage. Tickets are $20.
The John McIntire Dangerously Live Comedy Talk Show. Cabaret at Theater Square. 10:30 p.m.
This comedic look at various political scandals features panelists from different sects of the world of government. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
The Planets - An HD Odyssey. Heinz Hall. 8 p.m.
Manfred Honeck will lead the PSO in a celebration of Pittsburgh composers with NASA video footage accompanying the performance. Performances continue through Sunday, Feb. 9.
G. Love & Special Sauce. Stage AE. 8 p.m.
These chilled-out rockers will be grooving on some tunes at Stage AE. Bring your hemp necklace. Tickets are $20.
Shrek the Musical. Byham Theater. Through Feb. 16
Based on the beloved film of the same name, this musical-comedy features a score of 19 new songs.
2013 Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Mar. 16
The Carnegie International is the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the globe.
Wicked. Benedum Center. Through Feb. 9
The hit Broadway musical is returning to Pittsburgh. Telling the story of The Wizard of Oz from an alternate perspective — the Wicked Witch’s —, the show features amazing songs and is not to be missed.
Arena: Remembering the Igloo. 707 Penn Gallery. Through Mar. 2
The exhibition presents a visual record of Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena’s last months in operation and during its yearlong demolition process.
Neverlands. 709 Penn Gallery. Through Feb. 23
Inspired by Peter Pan and fears of death, this art collection is one of a kind.
Structures of Time and Space. Wood Street Galleries. Through Apr. 6
A collection of large scale light installations from artist Erwin Redl.
Company. O’Reilly Theater. Through Feb. 23
Company is a musical that revolves around Bobby — a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage — and his friends who try to convince him otherwise.
Judge Jackie Justice. Cabaret at Theater Square.
This new musical comedy is based on courtroom television shows and features cases that deal with aliens, zombies, and more.
Quantum Theater presents Madagascar. The Carlyle. Through Feb. 16
Madagascar tells three separate stories of love and loss that unfold in the same hotel room across three different time periods.