A Fair in the Park

Cool Picks Sunday September 9, 2012

1) A Fair In The Park concludes today with a nice collection of crafts, arts, music, and food. Entertainment Highlights include continuing performances of Squonk Opera with their “Go Roadshow” production (noon, 2 & 4 p.m.) and strolling banjo performances by MeanMary  9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mellon Park, Shadyside. Free.

2) Also ending today is the Pittsburgh Irish Festival at Sandcastle’s Riverplex. Enjoy Irish culture, music, dance, art, food, beer and whiskey. Highlights include: an Irish language mass (10 a.m.); Irish Names, Their Origins and Meanings (noon);

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Cool Picks Saturday September 8, 2012

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1) Smooth-voiced singer Michael McDonald, who has had many hit records both as an individual artist and as a former member of the Doobie Brothers (What a Fool Believes, Minute By Minute), is in concert at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino. 8 p.m. Washington, PA.

2) Continuing today is A Fair In The Park, a contemporary fine craft and arts show and sale. Today’s entertainment includes: Lovebettie, a Pittsburgh “swagger rock” band (6

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Cool Picks Friday August 7, 2012

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1) The 43rd annual A Fair in the Park begins its three-day run in Shadyside’s Mellon Park today. Promoted as a contemporary fine craft and arts show and sale, it includes performances, concerts, food and children’s activities. The Fair is presented by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh and Citiparks. Squonk Opera’s latest production “Go Roadshow” runs at 2, 4 & 6 p.m. Fair hours are 1-7 p.m., Free.

2) Also beginning a three-day weekend run is the

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