1) It’s Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix week with events going on through July 15. Tonight is the Invitational Car Show on Walnut Street. Here you’ll see a really cool collection of hot and historic cars. Walnut Street will be closed, so you can get a good gander as you stroll past these vintage automobiles. While there, enjoy dinner in one of the neighborhood’s fine establishments. 5 – 9 p.m. Shadyside.
2) An interesting one-day event occurring this evening is Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh’s (MTAP) Hot Metal Musicals.Showcase — a cabaret concert of new songs aims to raise the profile of new musical theatre work developed by current and prospective MTAP members. The event is a showcase of members’ work with an emphasis on musical theater works-in-progress. Many of the songs being featured are from shows that are still in development. Cast members for this event have been onstage for local and regional theater companies. The event is produced with assistance from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Pittsburgh CLO, and the Heinz Endowments. Hot Metal Musicals is free, but MTAP highly encourages online reservations. A meet and greet reception with the artists and performers will follow the showcase. This event promises to be an interesting early look at new productions that are just over the horizon. 7 p.m. The Greer Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (MV)