Excuses Hosts Bill Toms and Hard Rain; Pittsburgh RV Show at David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Sat., 1/7/17)
1) Bill Toms and Hard Rain with the Soulville Horns are in the new year swing and will be rockn’ out Excuses Bar on the South Side tonight. Toms’s slightly raspy, deeply soulful voice and his guitar playing prowess combine with the drums, horns, and rest of the band to create a hot rock sound. Toms’ next gig will be at Moondog’s on January 21. 9 p.m. 2526 E. Carson St.
2) Would you like to travel more, but fret about leaving the comforts of home? Wouldn’t it be great if you could transport your house to the locales you would like to travel to? Well, with an RV (recreational vehicle) you can travel with an albeit smaller version of your house. Where can I see these small mobile houses you ask—at the Pittsburgh RV Show. There you’ll be able to see hundreds of different types and sizes of RV’s. In purchasing your own new or used RV you’re well on your way to staying in a beautiful serene setting or even overnighting in the parking lot of a Walmart. This writer’s mom and dad rented a Winnebago when he was 15 for a family trip to Maine and which could have been a sequel to the popular Griswold family Vacation movies. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Continues through January 15. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown.