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Cool Picks Thursday July 12, 2012

1) The Vans Warped Tour of bands is making a stop at First Niagara Pavilion today in Burgettstown starting at noon. Featured band is Pierce The Veil. 2) Club Cafe has acoustic guitarist Caleb Lovely and South East Ohio native, Dom Liberati, who ivers bass driven rock with great hos; and special guest Jason Myles Goss in concert,…

Cool Picks Friday, July 6, 2012

1) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is playing Pittsburgh hard this weekend with concerts for the masses. Tonight they perform at South Park Amphitheater  (8 p.m.) and Sunday at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater (8:15 p.m.). Thank you Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Allegheny County Parks for these free cultural events. 2) Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn , a really cool…

Cool Picks Sunday June 17, 2012

1) Rich Engler, legendary Pittsburgh rock promoter and extra cool guy, brings part of his fascinating personal guitar collection to the Carnegie Science Center as part of the new Guitar exhibit. Engler has guitars signed by the top rock stars of the last thirty years. He will display his guitars, answer questions and discuss the concerts he has…

Cool Picks Wednesday June 13, 2012

1) Entertainment Central’s top food writer, Deborah McDonald, wants to with you a ightful new place she’s found.  It’s called Biddle’s Escape, on Biddle Avenue which runs between Regent Square and Wilkinsburg. Deborah reports they have a great selection of coffee drinks, teas and sweet treats.  She especially likes the Hungarian szegedi kave: 2 shots of espresso, 2…

Cool Picks Tuesday June 12, 2012

1) Walnut Grill in Shadyside has a new name, new menu, new decor in their same location at the corner of Walnut and Bellefonte (second floor) streets. It is now called Up Modern Kitchen and features tantalizing dishes including: appetizers like Skillet Cornbread and Korean Meatballs.  Small plates like Grilled Eggplant, Jambalaya, Alaskan Halibut and Duroc Pork Tenderloin are…

Cool Picks Monday June 11, 2012

1) After weekend indulgences, get out on the South Side Riverfront trails for a hike or  bike trek. Extra nice sections of the trail are from around Tenth street up to Station Square and the Gateway Clipper Fleet. You can even see the trains rumbling by or lo up at the inc and beautiful greenery of Mount Washington.…

Cool Picks Sunday June 10, 2012

1) It is often said  that all good things must end and so it is with the 2012 Three Rivers Arts Festival. Ah, the music, the art, the food.  Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers close out the Arts Fest. Hornsby and the Noisemakers play a lively brand of music drawing from many different genres including:…

Cool Picks Saturday June 9, 2012

1) Girl Talk is not just good conversation, it is the name of a rapping, mash-up unit originally from Pittsburgh.  At Stage AE you can hear Girl Talk in an outdoor show with two opening acts. Gates open at 7:00pm. 2) Grammy-award winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, is the Pride in the Street headr for Pittsburgh Pride Fest. She…

A Radical Idea: Why Not See “Gem of the Ocean”?

Here’s the problem with August Wilson plays. Too many people consider the act of seeing them to be a civic or cultural duty. After all, August Wilson is the most prominent playwright ever to come out of Pittsburgh, and he wrote plays that are set in Pittsburgh, and until his death in 2005 he was…

Cool Picks Friday June 8, 2012

1) The Squonk Opera presents their new production, Go Roadshow, at The Three Rivers Arts Festival tonight. If you’ve never seen a Squonk Opera production, you owe it to yourself to view one. It’s a beautiful spectacle of original music and theater with lights, humor and interesting set pieces.  Squonk Opera describes their latest production as a “free…

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