Cool Picks

Cool things to do in the Pittsburgh region

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Cool Picks Monday August 13, 2012

1) Take your family and friends out for the 2012 Pittsburgh Restaurant Week, which begins today. This is a week-long celebration of Pittsburgh's vast and delicious variety of foods, focusing this year on fine  

Cool Picks Sunday August 12, 2012

1) The Old Crow Medicine Show is putting on an outdoor concert at Stage AE. Stop by and enjoy their wall of rollicking bluegrass/roots sound. Special guests are The Lumineers. Doors open 6:30 pm. North  

Cool Picks Saturday August 11, 2012

1) R.A.N.T. (Rock All Night Tour) is happening in Lawrenceville. Let's run the numbers: 1st annual, 30 bands (all different musical genres), 10 venues (including Allegheny Cemetery, Hambones, Thunderbird Cafe, Arsenal Lanes, Eclipse Lounge).  

Cool Picks Friday August 10, 2012

1) We lost a good man on Monday with the passing of  Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch was a singular sensation. He won many awards in several different categories. Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, Tony, Pulitzer were  

Cool Picks Thursday August 9, 2012

1) The Pittsburgh Steelers take on cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles tonight. The smell of football is in the air, even if it's only pre-season. Area sports bar deep fryers are  

Cool Picks Wednesday August 8, 2012

1) Prolific singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is in concert tonight at Greensburg's Palace Theatre. Browne was very popular in the 70's and 80's with hits like: Doctor My Eyes, The Pretender,  

Cool Picks Tuesday August 7, 2012

1) 311, an Omaha, Nebraska rock band (I wonder if they know Omaha investor Warren Buffett?) & Slightly Stoopid are in concert tonight at Stage AE for their Unity Tour 2012. Special  

Cool Picks Monday August 6, 2012

1)  For classical music lovers who enjoy it with a modern touch, Heinz Hall is hosting internationally acclaimed operatic pop group Il Divo. The talented 4-man group consists of a French  

Cool Picks Sunday August 5, 2012

1) Flood City Music Festival continues today with many fantastic bands and performers including: The Harlan Twins, 1 p.m.; Sonny Landreth, 5:30 p.m.; Yellow Dubmarine, 6 p.m.; Mon River Ramblers, 7  

Cool Picks Saturday August 4, 2012

1) Wiz and Mac, two hometown guys who've done good, are back in the 'burg (Burgettstown) for a joint rap fest.  Wiz Khalifa & Mac Miller, both Pittsburgh Taylor Allderdice High grads, are bringing their