by Robert Bell
The Weekend Theater's production of "Raft of the Medusa" opens at 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. Joe Pintauro's acclaimed play examines the ways the AIDS epidemic affects a diverse group of people. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17.
Singer/songwriter and rising country star Brantley Gilbert plays at Barton Coliseum, 7:30 p.m., $25-$43.
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter David Olney returns to Maxine's, with his musical collaborator Sergio Webb and Franz Nicolay, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.