Dwayne Dolphin. Agnes Katz Plaza. 5 p.m.
Local jazz-bassist and current Adjunct Professor of Jazz at Duquesne University will be giving a free performance in the Agnes Katz Plaza in Downtown Pittsburgh on Penn Avenue. Dolphin has been involved with a number of impressive musical projects, including the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and popular music artist Nancy Wilson.
Slightly Stoopid. Stage AE. 8 p.m.
Chilled-to-the-max, reggae/ska inspired rock group Slightly Stoopid will be playing Stage AE. Hardcore punk-infused mariachi band Mariachi El Bronx will be opening.
Open Mic Night. Future Tenant, 819 Penn Ave. 7 p.m.
Drop by to check out some great local talent, or step to the mic yourself and show everyone what you got. For more information, visit futuretenant.org. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kings of Leon. First Niagara Pavilion. 8 p.m.
Don't you know I could really use some...Kings of Leon. The southern garage rockers will be helping to close out the summer with their beer-soaked anthems and good-ol'-boy charm. Alt-rockers Young the Giant will be opening. Tickets start at $38.50 and can be purchased at livenation.com.
Beauty Slap. Brillobox. 8 p.m.
This musical project blends together electronic production with live horn and guitar instrumentation to create a knockout live sound. Featuring Carnegie Mellon student-producer Jakeisrain as well as members of the School of Music's C-Street Brass, this fresh sound isn't to be missed. Tickets are $8 can be purchased at the door.
X. The Altar Bar. 8 p.m.
Los Angeles hardcore-punk elder statesmen X will be playing the Altar Bar. Expect politically incorrect and radical statements in between songs. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at ticketfly.com
La Cour des Miracles. Wood Street Galleries. Through Sep. 7.
This interesting exhibition uses robots to simulate a walk through a mental institution. Each robot is programmed to display common symptoms and psychosis, as well as to respond to passerbys to create a chillingly real experience. Admission to the Wood Street Galleries is free.
Cataloguing Pattern. SPACE Gallery. Through Aug. 31.
This exhibition, featuring work from a wide array of artists across various mediums, explores the nature of patterns and their calming psychological effect. Admission to the SPACE Gallery is free and open to the public.
Monotype Prints: An Exploration of Color. 709 Penn Gallery. Through Sep. 3.
Inspired by artist Jo-Anne Bates's travels in South Africa, these colorful works are influenced by the land, clothing, and people she encountered. Admission to the 709 Penn Gallery is free and open to the public.