Pittsburgh Symphony Is Off to See the Wizard (CP’s Sun. 3/17/13)

1) Today is your final chance to see a young Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, accompanied by the  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Performing a relatively new genre known as the “film concert (film with all musical tracks removed),”  its musical score and songs were especially well-received when it premiered in 1939.  The film took Oscars that year for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song (“Over the Rainbow”).  Over the years, the film has become an American icon,  one of the most-watched and best-loved movies of all time.  The fantasy landscape and grand story, and an imaginative soundtrack that eventually imprinted onto the American psyche with innumerable re-broadcasts.  With PSO resident conductor Lawrence Loh. Ends today, 2:30 p.m.  Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

2) The Pietasters are in concert at the Rex Theatre tonight touring in support of their new album All Day. The recording reflects their soulful, rock and-reggae inspired sound. Also taking the stage are Neon Swing Xperience and The Hang Lows. 8 p.m. 1602 E. Carson St., South Side.

3) If you are feeling a little infirm from yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the first thing you need to do is get your stomach under control (so you can drop some aspirins down to help your headache).  A great place for some Sunday sustenance is Crepes Parisienneswhere you’ll find both sweet and savory crepes, blintzes, coffee, French teas, espressocappuccino and fantastic hot chocolate. The service is friendly and attentive.  The Shadyside location is a comfy basement bistro (732 Filbert St.) and in Oakland enjoy your crepe in a renovated townhouse (207 S. Craig St.). 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

4) The Boston Bruins are in town to challenge our Pens in a 12:30 p.m. hockey game. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

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