Sir Paul McCartney Set to Rock Pittsburgh (CPs Mon., 7/7/14)

1) Like the late music show host Dick Clark, Paul McCartney  has maintained his teenage good looks and a wellspring of enthusiasm for life. These factors have always been major ingredients in his recipe for success, first as part of the legendary Beatles and also as a successful solo artist. Another, even more important component is his talent. This is evident in many songs, including his Beatles ballad “Blackbird” and on rockers like “Live and Let Die.” McCartney brings his Out There tour to town tonight. What a great opportunity to see one of the world’s best concert performers live in our fair city. 8 p.m. Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

2) Sandcastle’s open and featuring the “maximum thrill” Dragon’s Den tube ride, where you slide around the rim a while before entering the belly of the beast for a dark mist-filled trip. There’s also the Lightning Express speed slide,  where you zoom down a 60-foot open water slide.  What a concept! A water amusement thrill that combines fear of heights with fear of water. A real two-fer. Luckily, Sandcastle has good people who look out for us “regular Joes” and make it a fun and safe experience. If that’s too scary, there’s always the leisurely Lazy River raft ride and Wet Willie’s Water Works, and for the kids, the cleverly named wave-pool, Mon-Tsunami. Sandcastle is  open 11 a.m. –  6 p.m. daily. 1000 Sandcastle Dr., Homestead.

3) It’s Global Mondays at Cappy’s Cafe in Shadyside with imported bottled beers for only $3. While there, team up an import with a bowl of their scrumptious chili. 5431 Walnut St.