Cool Picks Friday October 19, 2012

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1) Quantum Theatre opens their fall season with Ainadamar, an avant garde play based on dreams of Spanish freedom during the reign of fascist dictator Francisco Franco. The play is written by Osvaldo Golijov and directed by Karla Boos. 8 p.m . East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty.

2) Sinbad (David Adkins), comedian and actor, is in performance tonight at Greensburg’s Palace Theatre. 8 p.m. 21 W. Otterman St.  NOTE: Sinbad is no stranger to the Pittsburgh region; he was once a “Houseguest” of fellow comedian Phil Hartman at Hartman’s house in Sewickley, as part of a movie of the same name.

3) Over at Stage AE tonight is Umphrey’s McGee, a Midwest, progressive-rock jam band. The opening act is The Bright Light Social Hour. Doors open 7:30 p.m., North Shore.

4) Com Truise (this is not a typo) is one of many stage names of musician Seth Haley. He features keyboard and synthesizers in an experimental, bottom-heavy, electronic style that makes for a unique, eclectic sound. Word is he recently broke up with Hatie Kolmes. Also on the bill are Poolside; bonde do role. 8 p.m. Altar Bar, 1620 Penn Ave., Strip District.