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Critics' Picks: Smash Mouth


You know what they say: The years start coming and they don’t stop coming! It’s been 16 years since Shrek gave us one of the greatest moments in cinematic history, when the green ogre himself kicks open the door of his outhouse at the exact moment the 1999 hit “All Star” begins to play. It was one of a couple Shrek-related moments that shot California rock band Smash Mouth to fame. Ahead of their Three Rivers Regatta performance today at Point State Park, an anonymous, beautiful, genius posted an ad on Craigslist encouraging people to come to the show dressed as Shrek in order to help the band “feel at home.” Whether the audience is full of ogres or not, you’ll enjoy some quality throwback tunes by the river.

6 p.m. 100 Commonwealth Ave., Downtown. Free.