Cool Picks Thursday September 6, 2012

1) Steve Vai brings his hot, instrumental guitar rock play to the Palace Theatre. He is well know for his long, intricate guitar riffs.  Vai is a multi-Grammy Award winner and has played with Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth and White Snake. 8 p.m. Greensburg.

2) Opening tonight is City Theatre’s newest production, Electile Dysfunction: The Kinsey Sicks for President. The Kinsey Sicks are a Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet who are on a comedic mission to win the presidency with their four-part harmonies. 1300 Bingham Street, South Side.

3) World Party Acoustic and Meeting of Important People take the stage at Altar Bar. 8 p.m. 1620 Penn Avenue, Strip District.

4) Lawless (R), is a true tale of bootlegging brothers who seek the American Dream during Prohibition. The movie is set against the backdrop of a notorious crime wave and stars Tom Hardy, Shia LeBeouf, Jessica Chastain and Gary Oldman. The Oaks Theater 2:30, 5, 7:30 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont.

5) The Citiparks Mellon Square Summer Concert Series concludes with rockers,  Xtremely Loaded. Noon- 1 p.m. Mellon Square Park, Downtown. Free.

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