Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On Tap More Inside

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On Tap More Inside

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4 * COVER STORY

Quantum Theatre heads for the "Hills" in the Strip District.

5 * Food

Munch goes to Fourth Street Barbecue in Charleroi.

6 * for the family

Renaissance festival takes visitors back 400 years.

9 * MUSIC

Homeless Gospel Choir sings praises of "Dookie."

18 * on film

"The Hitman's Bodyguard" misses the mark.

ALL WEEKEND

County fairs

The Butler Farm Show opened earlier this week and will run through Saturday with daily activities that include Bates Bros. Amusement Co., Hot Diggity Dog (pigs and tricks), The Moogician (comedy, banjo and juggling), and Lee Germaine.

The grandstand will feature figure eight races on Thursday, World's Largest Demolition Derby on Friday, and road semi and tri-axle truck pull on Saturday.

Admission is $8; info and directions at www.butlerfarmshow.com.

The Greene County Fair also runs through Saturday, with Croushoure's Championship Demolition Derby on Friday and Truck & Tractor Pulls on Saturday. $8; www.greenecountyfair.org

The Washington County Agricultural Fair opens Saturday and runs through Aug. 19. This weekend's highlights include the Fair Queen Contest on Saturday and Side x Side/4 Wheel Drive Quads on Sunday; $10; www.washingtonfair.org.

THURSDAY

Waking the Dead

The Dark Star Orchestra, playing Stage AE, North Shore, on Thursday, is on the road celebrating its 20th anniversary year and nearly 2,700 shows.

The DSO, which has played at Bonnaroo, Milwaukee's SummerFest, The Peach Music Festival, All Good Festival and more, brings the Grateful Dead to life performing a show based on a set list from the Dead's 30-year touring stretch.

Over the years, the band has featured guest performances from six original Grateful Dead members.

"For us it's a chance to re-create some of the magic that was created for us over the years," guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton said in a statement. …

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