A smattering of awesome options are presented for your entertainment pleasure this fine Tuesday.---
Active Child is currently touring in support of their self-titled album, and lead singer Pat Grossi has a voice that is perfect for some synth-laden modern R&B as well as the indie-pop that most know the band for; check out Active Child Tuesday at the Urban Lounge along with Chad Valley and Night Sweats.
Over at The State Room, one of my old faves from the '80s returns in the form of Colin Hay (pictured), former frontman of Men at Work and now a pretty-well-regarded singer/songwriter. You might have caught some of his newer tunes on Scrubs; Zach Braff is a big fan. But you can be sure he won't skip the tunes that made him famous in the first place, like "Overkill" and "Who Can It Be Now?"
Author James Reeves will be signing copies of The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir at 7 p.m. at The King's English. The book captures a five-year, 40,000-mile journey across the States. Meanwhile, Ken Sanders Rare Books is hosting author Philip Fradkin, who wrote Everett Ruess: His Short Live, Mysterious Death and Astonishing Afterlife. It's free and starts at 7 p.m., as well.
And if classical music is your bag, look into the Wind Ensemble Fall Concert Tuesday at Libby Gardner Hall on the U campus; it starts at 7:30 p.m., and for just $7 it's a cheap date.