Cool Picks Saturday December 8, 2012

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1) Olivia Newton-John graces the stage of Heinz Hall in a concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Newton-John has many top ten hits including: “Let Me Be There,” “I Honestly Love You,” “Have You Never Been Mellow.” She starred and sang in the movie adaption of the stage play Grease with John Travolta. The Grease Sound track  yielded more big hits for her including: “You’re The One That I Want,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and “Summer Nights.” In the eighties she scored gold again with songs “Physical” and “Heart Attack.” 8 p.m. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown Cultural District.

2) Ronnie Mund, also known as “Ronnie the Limo Driver,”  Howard Stern’s driver, bodyguard and “Howard Stern Show” contributor, is throwing a block party with some friends at the Rex Theater. The” Ronnie Mund Block Party’s” guests include: JD Harmeyer, Shuli John Tole, Maddog Mattern, Eli Braden and you, when you buy a ticket. 7 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side.

3) The Handmade Arcade happens today at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The show, now in it’s ninth year, features locally made crafts and gifts by innovative and progressive Pittsburgh area crafters and designers. What a cool concept, buy a gift for someone you love from someone in the same town as you! 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Downtown.

4) Rising acoustic guitar player and singer Eric Hutchinson plays the Carnegie Library Music Hall. His catchy pop melodies can be heard on songs: “Breakdown More” and “All Over Now.” 8 p.m. 510 E. 10th St., Munhall.

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