Cool Picks Sunday June 10, 2012

1) It is often said  that all good things must end and so it is with the 2012 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Ah, the music, the art, the food.  Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers close out the Arts Fest. Hornsby and the Noisemakers play a lively brand of music drawing from many different genres including: rock, jam, folk, and bluegrass. Hornsby played over 100 shows with the Grateful Dead from 1988 until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995. Come hear their joyful noise at the Dollar Bank stage at 6 pm.

2) Take a peek inside the great houses of Brighton Heights during the eighth annual Brighton Heights Chocolate House Tour. View the homes from noon to 5pm. Enjoy a chocolate treat at every stop.

3) On the rolling hills of Hartwood Acres , Allegheny County presents the Pittsburgh CLO’s “Another Gleeful Evening” featuring Gene Kelly (a graduate of Pittsburgh’s Peabody High School and one of the best dancers of all time) Award winners and CLO Ministars. Free show starts at 7:30 pm.

4) If you like a good horn section then listen to Pittsburgh’s own River City Brass Band in a 1 pm show on the Arts Festival’s Dollar Bank stage.

5) Cell Phone Disco (what a great name) is an interactive art and science piece at the Arts Festival that can be seen throughout the Cultural District today from noon to 6 pm. Different light patterns are created by the exhibit from the electromagnetic waves of nearby cell phones in use. The waves are then run through 2,034 LED lights to present a fluctuating light display.

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