Wednesday 9/14

Heart Strums: Concert of Persian Classical Music
Kresge Theater
Admission: General $30. Student ID $20. 8 p.m.

Persian music is famous for its intricacy, whirling melodies, and deeply emotional nature. Heart Strums features four maestros — Hossein Alizadeh, Hossein Behroozinia, Behnam Samani, and Saba Alizadeh — performing a series of pieces meant to take the audience on a grand journey from melancholy and romance to joy and adventure.

Sound Series: Yo La Tengo Feat. Lambchop
Carnegie Music Hall
Admission: General $20. Student ID $15. 8 p.m.

Yo La Tengo is one of the most respected and unwavering bands in the indie scene. They’ve put out more than 14 albums over the course of 30 years. In a similar vein to classic 60s indie acts such as The Velvet Underground, Yo La Tengo can seem less like a band and more like an experiential project. For their first concert in Pittsburgh, Yo La Tengo is joined by Lambchop, a Kurt Wagner-led experimental country group from Nashville.

Saturday 9/17

Reclaim! 2016 Fall Edition
Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Admission: $5 minimum donation. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse takes in expired design samples that would otherwise go to the landfill and gives them a renewed creative lease. Every season, they collect and weigh thousands of pounds of samples from local designers, add surplus arts and crafts materials, and invite the public in to make what they can and take what they can. This year’s Fall Edition promises to be bigger and more eclectic than any previous edition.

Shadyside Farmers Market
Liberty Elementary School
Admission: Free. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Shadyside Farmers Market brings in vendors from across the Pittsburgh area that stock everything one might need for a week of delicious, fresh supplies, including produce, eggs, chicken, beef, pork, trout, hummus, flowers, herbs, honey, olive oil, vinegar, fresh pasta, cold-pressed juice, cheese and more. Also featured will be live music from 10 a.m. onwards by Greg McVicker.

AfroArt PGH
Flagstaff Hill
Admission: Free. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

AfroArt PGH is a celebration of black culture and innovation in the Pittsburgh area. The event will feature music, activities, speakers and visual art meant to promote a positive image of the black community in Pittsburgh. Participating organizations include SPIRIT from Carnegie Mellon, BAS from the University of Pittsburgh, BSU from Carlow University and BSU from Point Park University.

Sunday 9/18

Mac Miller
Stage AE
Admission: Advance Booking $29.50. Day of Show $35. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pittsburgh native Mac Miller returns to his hometown for a performance as a part of his GO:OD AM Tour. The rapper is famous for his unusual view of suburban life, unique take on otherwise ordinary themes, and a delivery that is as iconic as it is brilliant.