Cool Picks

Cool things to do in the Pittsburgh region

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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. 2)  

Cool Picks Saturday August 18, 2012

1) Actor, comedian Jim Gaffigan, who you may remember as a humorous, die-hard fan in a series of 1990 Pittsburgh Pirates TV commercials (check "You Tube" for clips), is back in  

Cool Picks Friday August 17, 2012

1) Pop rockers Hot Chelle Rae are touring in support of their new album Whatever, and will play a show tonight at Stage AE.  Hot Chelle Rae recently played a concert on the  

Cool Picks Thursday August 16, 2012

1) The Pirates are seeking revenge for recent bombardments from the L.A Dodgers. They are squaring up the Pirate ship and preparing to open the gun port doors. Hopefully, the Pirates'  

Cool Picks Wednesday August 15, 2012

1) Nineties hard rock/metal band, Tesla, are bringing their power chords and soaring vocals to Stage AE. Their best songs include: What You Give, Signs, Hang Tough, Modern Day Cowboy, Love Song. 6:30 p.m. 2)  

Cool Picks Tuesday, August 14

1. Def Leppard's "Rock of Ages" tour continues as the internationally famous heavy metal band performs tonight at First Niagara Pavilion. The tour also features American glam metal band Poison, which gained  

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).