Activities Board Presents: Oddisee
The Underground. 7 p.m.
Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, better known as Oddisee, is an American rapper and producer from Washington, D.C. His influences include early East Coast emcees such as Eric B. & Rakim, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. There will also be $1 Mozzarella Sticks at the underground during the concert, so you definitely do not want to miss this!
Coheed and Cambria
Stage AE. 6 p.m.
Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York. They formed in 1995, and consist of Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards), and Zach Cooper (bass). The group is known to integrate aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, and post-hardcore into their music. They will be performing at Stage AE with special guest Glassjaw, which is an American rock band from Long Island, New York.
Stage AE. 8 p.m.
Canadian producer and DJ Jeff Abel, more famously known by his stage name Excision, is known to be focused on atmosphere and minimalistic percussion. He has worked frequently with fellow Canadian dubstep producers Datsik and Downlink, and will be performing at Stage AE with Figure and Bear Grillz.
Party in the Tropics
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. 7 p.m.
Phipps is slated to convert its Tropical Rainforest exhibit into one of the most unique nightspots in the city this coming Friday night. The exhibit, with its lush greenery and waterfalls, will play host to a live DJ, plus sweet and savory snacks and unique cocktails. Head here for some rest and rejuvenation, in what is likely to be one of the most unusual parties you ever go to! While entry is free with Phipps Admission, which in turn is free with a Carnegie Mellon ID, the venue is expected to fill up quickly. So don't be late! Furthermore, since alcohol will be served, the event is only 21+.
Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.
Trevor Noah is a South African television and radio host, actor, and comedian. He is most famous for being the new host of American news satire television program The Daily Show, succeeding Jon Stewart. He will perform his acclaimed stand-up routine at this show. If you can get your hands on some tickets, do not miss this as he is incredibly funny and the show is right around the corner!
Altar Bar. 7 p.m.
Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. The band, consisting of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hogan is widely regarded as one of the most popular bands of the trash-metal scene. The band has sold over 14 million albums worldwide since forming in 1986. If you're a longstanding trash metal fan, you probably already have tickets for Testament. If you're new to thrash metal or even metal in general, Testament is a great starting point into a fascinating genre.
Old Allegheny County Jail Museum Tours
Feb. 1–Oct. 31 (Every Monday)
440 Ross Street 11:30 a.m.
When the former Allegheny County Jail was renovated to house the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas, a portion of a cell block was preserved. The Allegheny County Jail is offering free tours of this cell block every Monday till the end of October.
Contact: (412) 471–5808