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Funny guy Drake Witham, whose tour of Iraq gives him lots of extra ammunition, is at the Funny Farm



Published: Thu, June 2, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Funny guy Drake Witham, whose tour of Iraq gives him lots of extra ammunition, is at the Funny Farm Comedy Club, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (330) 759-4242.

There must be something about Pittsburgh that charms Marvin Hamlisch. He's back, this time with Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein, with the Pittsburgh Pops at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (412) 392-4900.

We ought to be grateful he's still around. Phil Lesh will be signing his book at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (216) 515.1503.

Now for something completely different from the Oakland Center for the Arts. "Solo Acts," a series of one-act plays, opens at 8 p.m., 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown. Three one-acts are performed Friday, and another three Saturday. Then, the order reverses for the following Friday and Saturday. Got it? (330) 746-0404.

If you missed Hamlisch Friday night, you've got another chance.

But if you missed the "Solo Acts" from Friday, they won't be performed again for another week. But you can see the second set of three one-acts instead. (Is anybody confused yet? Just call the Oakland, (330) 746-0404.)

For those about the jam, may we recommend the Dave Matthews Band, 7 p.m. at Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. Ticketmaster.

Harness racing is coming to the area at 1:30 p.m. at the Canfield Fairgrounds. (330) 542-0909. This is one sport that's tough to describe, but at its best there's loads of action, a soupcon of strategy and lots of flying dust (or mud, depending on the weather).

On Tuesday, Deana Muro performs at 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. She's part of the CLO cabaret series.

Bobby Vinton is cool again. Just as the rappers! He's at The Harv at Mountaineer Race Track in Chester, W.Va., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ticketmaster or on site at Downtown Speakeasy Roarin 20's Department.

Beginning Wednesday and running through June 11, check out the CMJ music festival in Cleveland. (For details, see UpNext Friday.)

Red Wanting Blue will rock the House of Blues at 7:30 p.m. June 10; 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. (216) 523-2583 or www.hob.com.

On June 11, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, perform at 8 p.m. at Post-Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh. Ticketmaster.

The next night, the pavilion goes full-tilt country with the Y-108 Hot Country Jam featuring Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley and more at 5 p.m. www.post-gazettepavilion.com.

If your ears haven't bled lately, check out the Rock Never Stops Tour, featuring Cinderella, Ratt, Quiet Riot & amp; Firehouse at 7 p.m. in the Canton Memorial Civic Center, Canton. (330) 945-9400 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Tom Petty & amp; The Heartbreakers with The Black Crowes will invade Post-Gazette Pavilion at 7 p.m. June 15.




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