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Cool Picks Tuesday August 28, 2012

1) Alton Merrell brings his gospel/jazz/funk sound to the Agnes Katz plaza stage today as part of the BNY Mellon Trust Arts JazzLive Tuesdays. Merrel’s musical mission statement reads “to create music  

Cool Picks Sunday August 26, 2012

1) Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street continues through today. Check out some cool art and eat at some of the great restaurants and bistros in Shadyside including: Crepes Parisiennes,  

Cool Picks Saturday August 25, 2012

1) Walnut Street in Shadyside will be transformed into an open-air art gallery this weekend replete with paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and much . It’s all part of the  

Cool Picks Friday August 24, 2012

1) Second City for President, a traveling production from the famous Chicago comedy troupe of the same name, brings political laughs to Pittsburgh Public Theater. Remember it’s better to laugh about politics than  

Cool Picks Thursday August 23, 2012

1) How to Train Your Dragon Live is the big event at the Consol Energy Center tonight. Based on the adventurous children’s film by DreamWorks, it features 23 full-size animatronic dragons in a  

Cool Picks Wednesday August 22, 2012

1) Alternative rockers, Jane’s Addiction, are in town tonight for an indoor show at Stage AE. Hopefully they will favor the audience with one of their biggest hits, Jane Says. Opening is  

Cool Picks Tuesday August 21, 2012

1) My Morning Jacket  plays an outdoor concert tonight at Stage AE. They put together a nice combination of vocals, guitars, keyboards and drums that reach its highest peak in their  

Cool Picks Monday August 20, 2012

1) The Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurante and Cantina is now open on Walnut Street above the Victoria’s Secret store (talk about a great location). Steel Cactus features authentic Mexican food,  

Cool Picks Sunday August 19, 2012

1) Hartwood Acres PICK #1 -Third Annual Dog Day Festival, calling all dog people and canines galore to Hartwood Acres with demonstrations, contests, activities and on-the-spot adoptions. Benefits the Animal Rescue League. 1-5 p.m. Free.