1) Check out the Bluegrass Jam at the Park House, which bills itself as Pittsburgh’s oldest and friendliest tavern. The Shelf Life String Band hosts this weekly event where you can relax and enjoy the music or join the jam. Either way, Yuengling pints are only $2 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Jam starts at 9 p.m. Enjoy complimentary peanuts and popcorn. 403 E. Ohio St., North Side.
2) Do you fancy yourself a rock star? Then the place for you tonight is Rock Star Karaoke at the South Side’s Smiling Moose. In addition to pleasing everyone with your great renditions of famous rock songs you’ll enjoy $3 Captain cocktails and half off all Troegs beer from 9-11 p.m. Karaoke starts at 9:30 p.m. DJ T-Money cues the music for you the rock star. 1306 E. Carson St.
3) The Gallows — It wouldn’t be summer without at least one cheapie slasher film, now would it? The Gallows, however, has the potential to be the scariest of all since it’s set in the world of (cue reverb and creepy music) high school theater!!!!!! It’s a “found-footage” horror film (i.e. Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield) written and directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. Twenty years ago, Beatrice High School puts on a play called “The Gallows,” and wouldn’t you know it, a boy named Charlie dies during the show. (The best of theater is fraught with danger.) Now the school, two decades later, decides to honor Charlie’s memory by re-staging “The Gallows,” and, get ready for a shocker!—people start dying again. (If you ask me, that’s what they get for doing a revival.) Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)