Gin Blossoms in Concert at South Park; Stage 62 Staging ‘Spamalot’ (Fri., 7/21/17)

1) The rock band Gin Blossoms rose to fame out of Tempe, Ariz., in the ’90s on well-crafted pop rock songs with strong instrumentality and melodic vocals. The band has survived the suicide of founding member Doug Hopkins in 1993 and a breakup in 1997. Songs that have “blossomed” for the band include its biggest hits, “Hey Jealousy,” ” Allison Road,” and “Found Out About You.” No Chocolate Cake was their latest release, dropping in 2010. They are playing the South Park Amphitheatre as part of the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. Special guest is Jimmer Podrasky & The Redd-Ups. 7:30 p.m. Free. 3700 Farmshow Dr., South Park Township. 

2) In the medieval kingdom of Camelot, they ate ham and jam and spam a lot. They also used coconut-wielding menservants instead of horses and received supreme executive power from watery tarts. Such was the quality of English history as taught by British comedy troupe Monty Python in 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail. These lessons and more were revived in the 2004 Spamalot. The Tony Award-winning musical was lovingly taken from the movie script by original Python cast member Eric Idle. It features singing, dancing, and no small amount of silliness. Spamalot has music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, lyrics and book by Eric Idle. While on Broadway, the cast featured legendary comedic actors Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, and Hank Azaria in place of the now largely retired Pythons. While Stage 62’s production will be less star-studded, the hilarity lives on. 8 p.m. Performances through July 30.Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. (EC, RH)

3) The Frick Art & Historical Center has its Summer Fridays events. Tonight’s featured group is King Fez, a belly rock band from Pittsburgh who’s music bridges the cultures of the East and West. While there check out the antique cars in the car and carriage museum. The Frick Art Museum is also open during the event. Music, art and antique cars, all for a suggested donation of only $5 per adult; no admission charge for children. You can also purchase food and beverages from the cafe which is housed in a quaint cottage on the grounds, bring your own picnic food, or buy from one of several food trucks. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze.