Best-known for hits like “Heaven” (his first song to reach No. 1 on the US charts) and “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (often referred to as the biggest hit of the ’90s, it holds the record for the longest-running No. 1 in UK singles chart history — four months), 50 year-old Bryan Adams is the bestselling Canadian male recording artist of all time. And there’s more to him than power ballads with staying power. Made possible by Adams’ work as a photographer, the far-reaching Bryan Adams Foundation “aims to advance education and learning opportunities for children and young people worldwide.” `To see one of Adams’ recent photographic projects, check out the 2011 calendar he shot for Zeiss ? starring Michael J. Fox and Tatjana Patitz ? at bryanadamsphotography.com.` One of two dates in Texas (the other is El Paso), Adams’ intimate performance at the Empire Theatre will be solo and acoustic. $47.50-$87.50, 8pm, the Empire Theatre, 226 N. St. Mary’s, (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com.