Olivia Newton-John Makes Triumphant Return to Palace; Capital Grille Specializes in Dry-aged Steaks and Seafood (Mon., 11/13/17)

1) Olivia Newton-John is back. The acclaimed Australian singer/actress had to postpone her June show at Greensburg’s Palace Theatre, along with other tour dates, to be treated for recurrence of the cancer that had first struck her years before. She returned to touring in mid-October and will now perform at The Palace. Newton-John, who was born in England and moved with her family to Melbourne as a child, has an illustrious heritage. Her father was an MI5 officer on the Enigma code-breaking project during World War II; her grandfather Max Born was a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. Newton-John’s show biz record is pretty illustrious, too. She played and sang the female lead in the 1978 movie version of Grease, then starred in the legendary box-office flop turned cult classic Xanadu. Her many hit singles include “If Not for You,” “Have You Never Been Mellow,” the Grease numbers “You’re The One That I Want” and “Summer Nights,” plus “Magic,” and—lest we forget—“Physical.” Her awards and honors include four Grammys, appointment to the OBE (Order of the British Empire), and much more.  7:30 p.m. 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. (RH/MV)

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, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown. (CM)