1) Chamber Music Pittsburgh continues their season with the award-winning Jerusalem Quartet. The Israeli string ensemble was called by The Strad as “one of the young, yet great quartets of our time.” The quartet will be playing a program of three pieces, one each composed by Haydn, Prokofiev, and Dvořák. Hear great music in a beautiful setting. Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. 7:30 p.m., 4400 Forbes Ave.
2) The Capital Grille—arguably the most upscale of upscale American steakhouses. And with locations in 20 states and the District of Columbia, it’s also one of the most expansive. Pittsburgh’s location is special for a myriad of reasons: Its downtown setting. The opulent marquee over Fifth Avenue. Executive Chef Donato Coluccio, who ensures, for instance, that all steaks dry-age for more than 18 days before in-house butchers hand-carve them to perfection. Fresh seafood and a huge wine selection are also popular as is the restaurant’s African mahogany interior. The Capital Grille also offers private dining, valet parking, and a lounge. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown. (CM)
3) With today being the first day of Spring, several establishments are giving out freebies in its honor. Rita’s Italian Ice is giving away a free Italian ice to one and all. Not to be outdone Dairy Queen (non-mall locations only) is offering a free small vanilla cone all day.