Cool Picks, Wednesday July 18, 2012

1) CLO’s Fiddler on the Roof is in it’s last week at the Benedum Center. This award-winning musical chronicles the life of a Russian-Jewish family set against the backdrop of a changing world. Enjoy popular “Fiddler” songs: If I Were a Rich Man; Matchmaker, Matchmaker; Sunrise, Sunset. 8 p.m. Downtown.

2) Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Week continues with it’s Downtown Car Parade and Shows. You’ll see some of the best vintage sports cars all around town today. Participating cars can be seen at USX Tower, Market Square, PPG Place, The Fort Pitt Museum. You will also be able to see British MG’s (the marque of the year) at the Point. The Fort Pitt Museum will also be open for tours. Event runs 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3) Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mary Chapin Carpenter plays Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead, with special guests Tift Merritt. 7:30 p.m. show. Munhall.

4) Rockers, Fuel, with: Descendsion; Supermonkey; Fistfight in the Parking Lot play an all ages show at Altar Bar. 6:30 p.m. 1620 Penn Ave. Strip District.

5) The Honeydogs with Special Guests Dan Getkin and the Masters of American Music and Scheabutter are playing at Club Cafe . 8 p.m. 56-58 South 12th Street, South Side.

6) As a warm-up to see Batman’s  The Dark Knight Rises, opening Friday, check out Thor (PG13) as part of the Dollar Bank CITIPARKS Cinema in the Park. Playing before the dusk screening is Muddy Kreek Blues Band. Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park. Free



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