Cool Picks Monday, February 18, 2012

1) Soul Asylum, ground-breaking, alternative rockers, are in town tonight at Altar Bar. Formed in 1983 and hailing from Minneapolis, the band has a long recording history including songs: “Somebody to Shove,” “Runaway Train” and “Black Gold.” Openers are The Show and Long Time Divided. 7 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave., The Strip District.

2) Singer/songwriter Michael Bolton plays Greensburg’s  Palace Theatre . He is a multi-award winning artist. Best known for soft rock hits like: “When a Man Loves a Woman,”  and “How Am I supposed to Live Without You,” Bolton once was in a hard rock band (Blackjack) that toured with heavy metal singer Ozzie Osbourne. 7:30 p.m. 21 W. Otterman St.

3) The Pittsburgh International Auto Show ends today at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Whether you’re looking for a new hot rod, family sedan or green machine, this is the opportunity to try your “fave” on for size. Some of the featured vehicles include the Ford Fusion Energi, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Buick Encore and GMC Sierra.  President Abraham Lincoln ( an actor portraying Lincoln) will make an appearance at the show from noon – 4 p.m., but he will not be dancing with George Washington as in the President’s Day furniture commercials. Other displays and entertainment at the Auto Show include: The Children’s Museum, face painting (no word yet if it’s auto brand logos, noon -4 p.m.), classic car display, miniature NASCAR race track, Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Register to win a Chevy Camaro “muscle car.” 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Half off admission for President’s Day. 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown.

4) The Balcony Big Band will hit only high notes in their Monday night show at  Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. 8 p.m. No cover. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.


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