Pirates Battle A’s (CP’s Tues. 7/9/13)

1) The Pirates take on the Oakland Athletics again tonight in a 7:05 p.m. game at PNC Park, North Shore.

2) Freedom isn’t cheap, so it’s always a good time to examine its costs. You can do so at the recently opened Pennsylvania’s Civil War exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The attraction chronicles Pennsylvania’s role in the Civil War including the Battle of Gettysburg and Pittsburgh’s contribution as the “Arsenal of the Union.” View over 60 artifacts including a smooth bore Rodman Cannon that’s over 20 feet long and weighs 18,000 pounds; a tintype camera and portable printing press on loan from the Smithsonian Institution; tools, weapons and uniforms (some made by Pittsburgh factories); musical instruments; and letters, documents and more. Runs through Jan. 4, 2014.  Open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District.

3) A great place to find some shade and sustenance is Crepes Parisienneswhere you’ll find both sweet and savory crepesblintzescoffeeFrench teasespressocappuccino and fantastic hot chocolate. David, Kelly, Anthony, Owen and staff deliver friendly and attentive service at the Shadyside location which is a comfy basement bistro (732 Filbert St.). At its Oakland creperie you can enjoy your meal in a renovated townhouse (207 S. Craig St.). 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

4) The Goonies (PG), a Steven Spielberg produced movie, a magical adventure about a group of young boys and a treasure map, is the featured flick showing as part of Citiparks Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park series. Dusk. Free. West End/Elliott Overlook.


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