Cool Picks Thursday August 23, 2012

1) How to Train Your Dragon Live is the big event at the Consol Energy Center tonight. Based on the adventurous children’s film by DreamWorks, it features 23 full-size animatronic dragons in a 360 degree entertainment experience! A true sight for the youngsters to see. 7 p.m. Uptown.

2) Blackberry Smoke (southern rock/country ), Lyndsey Highlander and The Hawkeyes are all taking the stage tonight at Altar Bar. 7 p.m. 1620 Penn Avenue, Strip District.

3) Citipark’s Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park features The Smurfs (PG) showing in Brookline Memorial Park.  Dusk, Brookline. Free.

4) Mellon Square Summer Concert Series by Citiparks features Ben Valasek & The Growlers. Noon, Mellon Square, Downtown. Free.

5) Today’s featured county fair event is Rumors Band performing top 40 hits at the Hookstown Fair, 7 & 9 p.m. Georgetown, Southern Beaver County.