Guitar Hero Eric Clapton to Rock the ‘Burgh (CP’s Sat. 4/6/13)

1) Eric Clapton, aka Slowhand, brings his classic rock, Stratocaster guitar-driven sound and catalog of top hits to the Consol Energy Center. A frequent and welcomed visitor to Pittsburgh over the years, Clapton is best known for the songs, “Cocaine,” “Layla,” “You Look Wonderful Tonight,” “Tears From Heaven” and “It’s In the Way That You Use It” (from the movie The Color of Money, starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise). He’s been an integral part of  several highly respected, seminal rock bands—-The Yardbirds, Cream and Derek and the Dominoes. Clapton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ranks second on Rolling Stone’s list of  100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He also played the un-credited lead guitar part on the Beatle’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Opening tonight’s performance is The Wallflowers, led by Jacob Dylan, the legendary Bob Dylan’s talented son. The band has generated hits like “One Headlight,” Six Avenue Heartache” and a newer one, “Reboot The Mission,”  7:30 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

2) Manor at Midnight is a fun film series that starts as the clock strikes midnight every Saturday night at the Manor Theatre. Follow the Yellow Brick Road (or Murray Avenue) to the screening of one of the most beloved films of all time, The Wizard of Oz, G (1939). There will be prizes for the winners of the pre-show costume contest, glow in the dark sunglasses to take you to the Land of Oz, plus kazoos to hum and sing along to your favorite songs from the movie. 1729 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill.

3) Totally 80’s, one of the top 80’s band in the region, plays Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. They will not be “grody to the max.” 9 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

4) NOLA on the square presents Neon Swing X-perience, who bill themselves as the “only band bold enough to jump, jive and rock.” The musical experience starts at 8 p.m. No cover.  24 Market Square. Downtown.

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