Weekend guide, May 17-18

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Weekend guide, May 17-18

Posted on: May 16th, 2014 by tommyj

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TM: www.ticketmaster.com; 1-800-745-3000.

TW: i.ticketweb.com; 1-866-468-3401.

PT: thepalacetheatre.org; 724-836-8000.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Stage AE, Thurs. 6:30 p.m. doors. $29.50-$32; TM.

VINCE GILL Palace Theater, Thurs. 8 p.m. $45-$90; PT.

TONY BENNETT Heinz Hall, Fri. 8 p.m. $59-$149. 412-392-4900.

JOHN PRINE Benedum, Fri. 8 p.m. $49.50; 412-456-6666.

CELTIC WOMAN Benedum Center, Sat. 7:30 p.m. $43.75; 412-456-6666.

GUIDED BY VOICES Mr. Smalls, Sat. 8 p.m. $25; TW.

BRAD PAISLEY First Niagara Pavilion, Sat. 7 p.m. $48-$74; TM.

CHRIS DUARTE Moondog’s, Sun. 7:30 p.m. $20; 412-828-2040.

IL DIVO Benedum Center, Sun. 7:30 p.m. $52; 412-456-6666.

RONNIE MILSAP Palace Theater, Sun. 3 p.m. $35-$65; PT.

GINO VANNELLI Byham Theater, Tues. 7:30 p.m. $68.75-$103.75; 412-456-6666.


BLACK RIVER AFRICAN DANCE CONFERENCE "Sundiata!" presented by the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble. Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty, Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 students. www.kelly-strayhorn.org or 412-363-3000.


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AMISH BURLESQUE FEATURING GOODY PLENTY & THE AMLETS An irreverent musical comedy lampooning Broadway’s finest. McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin St. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $18-$7. 412-673-1100 or www.mckeesportlittletheater.com.

BLITHE SPIRIT Noel Coward’s ghostly comedy. PICT Classical Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Charity Randall Theatre. Ends Sat. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.$25-$48. 412-561-6000.

CANDIDA George Bernard Shaw’s comedy in which a young visitor becomes infatuated with the married Candida. Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. Ends Sun. Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. 423-$55. 412-316-1600 or ppt.org.

COMFORT ZONE Marlon Youngblood’s drama about the aftermath of a shooting and how it affects the entire community. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, 937 Liberty Ave., 3rd floor, Downtown. Through May 24. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m.; plus 3 p.m. May 24. $20-$30. www.pghplaywrights.com or 412-687-4686.

THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC Based on the novel by Jane Yolen. A teenager is transported back to the Holocaust as she journeys through a world of survival. Prime Stage Theatre, New Hazlett Theater, One Allegheny Center, North Side. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. $20-$10. www.primestage.com.

HEE HAW JAMBOREE A "sa-loot" to America’s funniest and longest-running syndicated TV program. Pohl Productions at Crowne Plaza Cabaret Dinner Theatre, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park. Ends Sat. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. (buffet dinner 6:30 p.m.). $40. 724-746-1178.

HOPE AND GRAVITY Michael Hollinger’s nonlinear comedy about fate in the lives of nine intersecting lives. City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side. Through May 25; Tues.-Wed. 7 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5:30 and p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; 412-431-2489.

HUSH: AN INTERVIEW WITH AMERICA When a news reporter thinks she’s found a great feel-good story about the young girl with mystical visions from Hush, Kan., the attention has uncomfortable consequences. Playhouse Jr. at Studio Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. Through May 25. Sat. 2 and 7 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. $7; 412-392-8000 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

***THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST A staged reading of selected scenes from Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy. Community Theatre Players, Community Presbyterian Church, 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon. Fri. 7:30 p.m.; free, donations accepted. www.bactp.com.

INKY A dark comedy set in 1980s Manhattan by Rinne Groff. Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. Ends Sat.; Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; $35-$5; www.showclix.com.

LATE NIGHT CABARET AT THEATRE SQUARE Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. Thurs.: Pittsburgh Improv Jam, 9:30 p.m.; Sat: Various performances. $3-$5. 412-456-6666.

***A LOVE AFFAIR As a couple clear out the attic of their Malibu home, they relive the flawed masterpiece that is their 38-year marriage in this romantic comedy. South Park Theater, Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive. Thurs. through May 31. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $12. 412-831-8552 or southparktheatre.com.

***PETER AND THE STARCATCHER A funny romp through Neverland based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Peterson. PNC Broadway Across America, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. Tues. through May 25; Tues.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 1 and 6:30 p.m. $20-$68. 412-392-4900.

***PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL International children’s troupes from around the world gather in a theater festival for children. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Presents, venues around the Cultural District. Information, schedule: pghkids.org. 412-456-6666.

POLYESTER THE MUSICAL An over-the-hill ABBA wannabe group reunites after 20 years to move and groove to the sounds of the ’70s; Theatre Factory, 235 Cavitt Ave., Trafford; Through May 18; Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; $18-$13; 412-374-9200; www.TheTheatreFactory.com.

SHERLOCK HOLMES Based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the first case of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Comtra Players, 20540 Route 19, Cranberry. Ends Sat.; Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; 724-591-8727 or online at www.comtraplayers.com.

TONY AWARDS CELEBRATION Featuring one song from every best musical Tony winner performed by Broadway veteran Lenora Nemetz. Broadway Concert Series at the Strand Theater, 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. $25-$35. 724-742-0400 or www.thestrandtheater.org.

THE UNDERPANTS A farce by Steve Martin in which a young bride and her stodgy husband wrestle with scandal, instant celebrity and a series of smitten suitors after her bloomers drop to her ankles at a parade for the king. Little Lake Theatre Company, 500 Lakeside Drive South, Canonsburg. Ends Sat.; Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; $12-$20. 724-745-6300 or littlelake.org.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Musical adaptation of the beloved children’s tale about four animal friends exploring the English countryside. Playhouse Jr. at Rockwell Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. Through May 25. Sat. 2 and 7 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. $7; 412-392-8000 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Special Screenings

BAD MOVIE NIGHT The Oaks, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m. 412-828-6311 or www.theoakstheater.com.

BRAZIL "’80s Adventures" Sunday Night Series, Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave., Sun. 8 p.m. 412-682-4111 or theaters.pittsburgharts.org.

CLEVELAND/ROCKS FILM FESTIVAL Parkway Theater, 644 Broadway Ave., Stowe, Sat. through May 23. $7; passes, $45. Admission to the opening night party and one movie that evening, $15. www.Parkwaytheater.org, parkwaytheaterpgh@gmail.com or 412-766-1668.

HOLLYWOOD THEATER 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont. "Woman of the Year" (Thurs.); "Donnie Darko" (Thurs. and Sat.-Sun. and Wed.); "Gardens of the Night" (Fri.); "Vagabond" (Fri.). 412-563-0368 or www.thehollywooddormont.org.

SOME LIKE IT HOT Strand Theater, 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. Sun. 4 p.m. $4-$5. 724-742-0400 or www.thestrandtheater.org.


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ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Side, 412-237-8300. "I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video and Television," through 2017. Good Fridays: Events weekly from 5-10 p.m. Closed Mon.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh," through Sept. 22; "Architecture + Photography," through May 26; "The Sandbox: At Play With the Photobook," through July 28. Closed Tues.

FRICK ART MUSEUM Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. "An American Odyssey: "The Warner Collection of American Painting," early American artists include the Peale family, Gilbert Stuart, Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson and works from the Hudson River School, through May 25. Closed Mon. www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.

MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM North Side, 412-231-3169. "Detroit: Artists in Residence," through May 25. Closed Mon.

TOONSEUM Downtown, 412-232-0674. "Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books," through June 30. Closed Sun.

WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Temporary location, 4764 State Route 30, east of Greensburg. 724-837-1500. "Pop Up Art: "Mark Panza and Rachel Yoke," through May 30. Closed Tues.


BOXHEART GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. "2014 Artist of the Year, Irina Koukhanova: Panoptic Landscapes," ends Fri. Closed Mon.

***CHRISTINE FRECHARD GALLERY Squirrel Hill, 412-421-8888. Sun.: Bronislava Miloslavskaya will present a lecture about the work of Susan Winicour, 5-7 p.m.; "Antonio Puri: New Works," through May 30. Closed Sun.

GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. "Nature & The Metaphysical," sculptures by Caroline Bagenal abd drawings by Don Dugal, through May 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.

GREENSBURG GARDEN AND CIVIC CENTER Greensburg. "Oak Grove Garden Club Show," through May 30. Closed Sun.

***JAMES GALLERY West End, 412-922-9800. Fri.: "Response, A group exhibition of abstracted reactions to the natural and built worlds, through July 12; opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Closed Sun.

MENDELSON GALLERY Shadyside, 412-361-8664. "A 40 Year Love Affair With the Arts," a group exhibition from the best of the gallery works, through June 14. Open Fri.-Sat.

MORGAN CONTEMPORARY GLASS GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-5200. "Teapots!" the eighth Invitational mixed media show features teapots in uncommon shapes and forms, through June 1. Closed Sun.-Mon.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. "The 2014 Artist of the Year, Hyla Willis, and the 2014 Emerging Artist, Mia Tarducci Henry," through July 20; Also, "New Works by Jennie Thwing, Jake Beckman and Jeanne Jaffe." through July 20. Closed Mon.

PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER, Friendship, 412-365-2145. "Breaking Through: Moving 4Ward," women in residence show new works, through July 20. Closed Sun.

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY Lawrence Hall Gallery, 412-392-3990. "Visions and Revelations," works by the national association of women artists, ends Sun.; "Joann K. Falbo: A Life Lived Artfully," through May 25. Daily.

***SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Strip District, 412-261-7003. "Transformation9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics," through Nov. 1; Tues. "Have You Seen Me?" lecture by Alexi Morrisey about his ceramic milk bottle pieces, 7 p.m. Closed Sun.

WOOD STREET GALLERIES "Electrified," artists Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton pay homage to Tesla’s pioneering work in electricity, X-rays and wireless communication, through June 22. Closed Sun.

classical music

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, violinist Jennifer Ross, violist Erina Laraby-Goldwasser and cellist David Premo and Chatham University faculty member pianist Pauline Rovkah in an all-Shostakovich program. James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Shadyside, Sat. 3 p.m. Tickets, $15.

CLASSICAL REVOLUTION PITTSBURGH In concert with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Opera orchestras. The Schubert Octet will be performed. Bar Marco, 2216 Penn Ave., Strip District, Tues. 7:30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL James Burns, organist, and with soprano Sara Botkin. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, Sun. 3 p.m. www.westminster-church.org or 412-835-6630..

MUSIC PLUS CONCERT SERIES David Crawford, bass-baritone with the Metropolitan Opera Company, in recital accompanied by R. Craig Dobbins. St. James Church, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley, Sun. Pre-concert performance by the Beaver County Flutes at 2:30 p.m. and concert at 3 p.m. Donations accepted. 412-741-6650.

PITTSBURGH CIVIC ORCHESTRA "Travel The World In Music," with a program of Serbian and Irish music. Featured performers are violinist Jennifer Sternick, mezzo-soprano Natasha Lazich and bass Milutin Lazich. Upper St. Clair High School Theater, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Sat. 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door, $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 students age 13 and older; and free children ages 12 and under. www.pittsburghcivicorchestra.net or 412-279-4030.

PITTSBURGH JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL Linda Tutas Haugen’s "Anne Frank: A Living Voice." Performers include members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Choir of the Pittsburgh School of the Choral Arts and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Shammash. Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Mon. 7:30 p.m. $20; $15 for seniors and $10 for students. www.pjmf.net or 412-421-1500.

PITTSBURGH PHILHARMONIC and WESTMORELAND CHORAL SOCIETY "Beethoven 9." Program includes Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and his Ninth Symphony, which includes the final movement "Ode to Joy." Thomas Octave, Edward Graybill, Mary Beth Sederburg and Anna Singer, soloists. Succop Theater, Butler County Community College, Fri. 8 p.m. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and free for children under 12. Tickets at door or www.bc3.edu/theater. Science Hall Theater, Westmoreland County Community College, Sat. 7 p.m. Tickets, $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children under 12. Tickets at the door or at www.pghphil.org/tickets.

PITTSBURGH SCHOOL FOR THE CHORAL ARTS "Voices of Eternity" spring concert. PSCA’s Concentio, Harmonia and Chamber Choir to perform works by Glick and Haugen. Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Sat. 4 p.m. Tickets, $15 for adults and $5 for students.

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wilkinsburg Community Engagement Concert. Fawzi Haimor, conductor, and vocalist Katy Williams and PSO trumpeter Chad Winkler, featured artists. Wilkinsburg High School, Fri. 7 p.m. Tickets, $10 adults and $5 students; proceeds benefits the high school’s music programs. Tickets at the door or 412-871-2282 or 412-371-9504, ext. 2717.

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERT SERIES "A Salute to America." Lawrence Loh and Fawzi Haimor, conductors. Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley, vocalist Katy Shackleton Williams and Pittsburgh Minadeo Choir. Sat. Discovery Time Adventures begin at 10 a.m., followed by concert at 11:15 a.m. $12-$22.75. www.pittsburghsymphony.org or 412-392-4900.

PITTSBURGH YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA "Dmitri’s 10th." Program includes works by Shostakovich, Smetana and Gliere. Lawrence Loh, music director, and harpist Sophia Lee, winner of the PYSO’s Concerto Competition, featured artist. Heinz Hall, Downtown, Sat. 4 p.m. Free admission, but tickets are required. www.pyso.us.

RENAISSANCE CITY WINDS "Music and Science" parlor concerts. Program includes works by Bach. At a private residence in Oakmont, Sat. 8 p.m.; and Kresge Theater, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Sun. 8 p.m. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. www.rcwinds.org or 412-681-7111.


WATERFRONT Homestead, 412-461-7820. Sat.: The Back Slidin’ Fools, Mikey Yurik, 3 p.m.



ALTAR BAR Strip, 412-263-2877. Sun.: Balance & Composure/Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band, 7 p.m., $15.

BILLY’S ROADHOUSE McCandless, 724-934-1177. Tues.: Hewlett/Anderson, 5 p.m.

CIOPPINO’S Strip, 412-281-6593. Thurs.: The Terrence Vaughn Band, 7 p.m.

CIP’S SPORTS BAR Dormont, 412-668-2335. Sat.: The Dave Iglar Band, 9 p.m.

DOWNEY’S HOUSE Robinson, Allegheny County, 412-489-5631. Sat.: The Lava Game, 9:30 p.m.

GARFIELD ARTWORKS 412-361-2262. Sat.: Clear Plastic Masks, Harlan Twins, 8 p.m., $10.

HARD ROCK CAFÉ Station Square, 412-481-7625. Fri.: Maggie Rose, 10 p.m., $17 in advance, $20 at the door; Sat.: High N Dry (Def Leppard tribute); Say Ahh (Poison tribute), 10:30 p.m., $6.

KOLLAR CLUB South Side, 412-431-2002. Fri.: Patrick Maloney, Will Kondrich, The Triggers; Sat.: Mother’s Little Helpers (Rolling Stones tribute), South Side All-Stars (Pink Floyd cover), 8 p.m.

MOONDOG’S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Sat.: Norm Nardini, 9 p.m.

ROCKY’S ROUTE 8 Shaler, 412-487-6259. Fri.: Capsized, 8 p.m.

31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Thurs.: He Cheats, Scratch ‘N’ Sniffs, Sniped 66, 10 p.m.; Fri.: Vilifi, Xander Demos (xdb), Filyhy Lowdown, 10:30 p.m.; Sat.: Whiskey Daredevils, Boiled Denim, The Stents, 10:30 p.m.

WOOLEY BULLY’S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Fri.: The Dave Iglar Band; Sat.: Tripshod Acoustic, 10 p.m.


BALTIMORE HOUSE Pleasant Hills, 412-653-3800. Sat.: Tony Janflone Jr. & Curtis Swift, 9:30 p.m.

CARSON CITY SALOON South Side, 412-481-3203. Sun.: Tony Janflone Jr. & Curtis Swift, 6 p.m.

CHRISTINA’S White Oak, 412-673-0119. Thurs.: Gil Snyder w/ Bobby Hawkins, 8 p.m.

CIOPPINO’S Strip, 412-281-6593. Thurs.: The Vince Awagda Trio, 7 p.m.

EXCUSES South Side, 412-431-4090. Sat.: The Rhythm Aces, 4 p.m.

THE HANDLE BAR & GRILLE Canonsburg, 724-746-4227. Fri.: Tony Janflone Jr. & Curtis Swift, 8:30 p.m.

HEADLINERS The Meadows, Chartiers, 724-503-1200. Fri.: The Igniters, 8 p.m.

MOONDOG’S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Fri.: Felix & the Hurricanes, 9 p.m.; Sun.: The Chris Duarte Group, 7:30 p.m.

R BAR Dormont, 412-942-0882. Sun.: The Midnight Horns, 5 p.m.

RUMPSHAKERS SPORTS BAR & GRILL Trafford, 412-646-2037. Sun.: Mystic Knights Trio, 5 p.m.

SLOPPY JOE’S Mount Washington, 412-381-4300. Thurs.: Wil E. Tri & the Bluescasters, 10 p.m.

SPEAL’S TAVERN Salem, 724-433-1322. Fri.: Jam session; Sat.: The Eldorado Kings, 9 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Sat.: New York Funk Exchange, 9 p.m.


ALAN AND RUBEN’S BAR AND GRILLE Washington, Pa., 724-223-1038. Wed.: The Dan Baker Group, 5 p.m.

ANDYS WINE BAR Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown, 412-773-8884. Thurs.: Dane Vannatter, 7:30 p.m.; Fri.: Maureen Budway, 8 p.m.; Sat.: Tania Grubbs, 8 p.m.

C.J.’S Strip, 412-642-2377. Thurs.: Roger Humphries jam session, 8 p.m.; Sat.: Tony Campbell jam session, 5:30 p.m.; Roby "Supersax" Edwards, 9 p.m.; Fred Pugh, 7 p.m.

CRYSTAL ON PENN Downtown, 412-434-0480. Wed.: Coffe’s Love Trane, 5:30 p.m.

DiMARCO’S Uniontown, Fayette County, 724-438-1611. Thurs.: The Bobby Reed Trio w/ Johnny Vann & Mark Smith, 7 p.m.

JAMES STREET GASTROPUB & SPEAKEASY North Side, 412-904-3335. Fri.: The Horn Guyz, 8 p.m.; Sat.: The Organ and Keys Trio, 8 p.m.; Sun.: Sunday Jazz Series hosted by Don Aliquo Sr., 6 p.m.; Tues.: jam session, 8 p.m.

JERGEL’S RHYTHM GRILLE Marshall, 724-799-8333. Mon.: Balcony Big Band, 8 p.m.

LITTLE E’S JAZZ CLUB Downtown, 412-392-2217. Thurs.: Entrepreneurial Thursdays w/ Jessica Lee, 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: Velvet Heat, 8 p.m.

NINE ON NINE Downtown, 412-338-6463. Sat.: Mark Pipas, 8:30 p.m.

OMNI WILLIAM PENN HOTEL Downtown, 412-281-7100. Fri.: Joe Negri w/ Max Leake, 5 p.m.; Sun.: Frank Cunimondo, 11 a.m.

OLIVES & PEPPERS 724-444-7499. Fri.: Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters w/ Eric Susoeff, 9 p.m.

SETON HILL UNIVERSITY Greensburg, 724-837-1500. Thurs.: The Westmoreland Jazz Society presents Judi Figel, 7:30 p.m., $15.

720 MUSIC Lawrenceville, 412-904-4592. Wed.: Jam session w/ Brett Williams, Paul Thompson & James Johnson III, 9 p.m.

TANA East Liberty, 412-665-2770. Wed.: jam session, 8 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFÉ Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Tues.: Space Exchange Series featuring Choro No Vinho, 9 p.m.


LOUNGE AT LEMONT Mount Washington, 412-431-3100. Fri.: Donna & Mark Groom; Sat.: Groove Doctors, 7 p.m.

TAMBELLINI’S RESTAURANT Bridgeville, 412-221-5202. Fri.: NightStar; Sat.: Two Guys Named Moe, 8 p.m.


ANDYS WINE BAR Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown, 412-773-8884. Wed.: Zero Ted presents Michael Griska (north Indian music), 8 p.m.


ELWOOD’S PUB Indiana Township, 724-265-1181. Thurs.: The Fiddlers, 7 p.m.

HEADLINERS The Meadows, Chartiers, 724-503-1200. Sat.: Matte Gray, 8 p.m.


STONE VILLA WINE CELLARS Mt. Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, 724-423-5604. Sat.: Back in Time, 1 p.m.


BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 412-682-8611. Tues.: Calliope Songwriter Open Stage, 9 p.m.

BRADFORD LOUNGE Washington, Pa., 724-225-3200. Thurs.: Acoustic open mic hosted by Tom Terling, 9 p.m.

BROOKLINE PUB 412-531-0899. Sun.: Yinzide Out w/ Dave Yoho, 6 p.m.

CACTUS LOUNGE Perryopolis, 724-736-8951. Thurs.: Open stage w/ the Gil Snyder Combo, 8 p.m.

CLUB CAFÉ South Side, 412-431-4950. Mon.: AcoustiCafé Open Stage, 7 p.m.

D’IMPERIO’S Wilkins, 412-823-4800. Tues.: Open stage w/ Dave Crisci, 7 p.m.

FIREHOUSE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Pitcairn, 412-373-4630. Thurs.: Open stage w/ Mark Cyler, 8:30 p.m.

GOOD TIME BAR Millvale, 412-821-9968. Tues.: Open stage, 9:30 p.m.

HQ 132 South Huntingdon, 724-722-4450. Tues.: Randall & Gil, 8:30 p.m.

LATROBE ART CENTER 724-537-7011. Tues.: Open mic, 6 p.m.

MOONDOG’S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Thurs.: Acoustic open stage w/ Cherylann Hawk, 8 p.m.; Wed.: Open stage, 8:30 p.m.

R BAR Dormont, 412-942-0882. Wed.: Ron & the Rumpshakers, 8 p.m.

ROYAL PLACE RESTAURANT Overbrook, 412-882-8000. Mon.: Craig King, 9:30 p.m.

SPEAL’S TAVERN Salem, 724-433-1322. Thurs.: Acoustic open stage, 8 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Mon.: Open stage w/ SGB, 9 p.m.

TUSCAN TAVERN Washington, Pa., 724-225-5255. Thurs.: Open mic hosted by WeedRags, 9:30 p.m.

VENUE AT HARMONY RIDGE Harmony Township, Beaver County, 724-266-2414. Wed.: Acoustic Affair Songwriter Spotlight & Open Stage, 8 p.m.

WOOLEY BULLY’S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Tues.: Open stage w/ Brian Diamond, 10 p.m.


ALLEGHENY ELKS LODGE North Side, 412-321-1834. Wed.: Pittsburgh Banjo Club, 8 p.m.

BREWSTONE BEER CO. Wilkins, 412-825-6510. Thurs.: Tony Janflone Jr., 7:30 p.m.

CAFÉ NOTTE Emsworth, 412-761-2233. Thurs.: Bucky, 6 p.m.

DOWNEY’S HOUSE Robinson, Allegheny County, 412-489-5631. Thurs.: John Wiatrak, 9:30 p.m.

ELWOOD’S PUB Indiana Township, 724-265-1181. Fri.: The Unknown String Band, 8:30 p.m.

HEADLINERS The Meadows, Chartiers, 724-503-1200. Thurs.: Jackson Gardner, 7 p.m.

STEEL CITY SALOON North Fayette, 724-218-1438. Thurs.: Corey White, 7 p.m.

STONE VILLA WINE CELLARS Mt. Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, 724-423-5604. Sun.: Backstreets Unplugged, 12:30 p.m.

TAVERN IN THE WALL Aspinwall, 412-782-6542. Sat.: Peter King, 9 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Thurs.: Slim Forsythe & the Pay Day Loners, ATS acoustic, Iron and Rope (bluegrass); Fri.: Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen with The Turpentiners (bluegrass), 9 p.m.


CROWNE PLAZA PITTSBURGH SOUTH Bethel Park, 412-833-5300. Fri. & Sat.: Craig Zinger, 4:30 p.m.


CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE Downtown, 412-325-6769. Thurs.: Pittsburgh Improv Jam, 10 p.m., $3.

LATITUDE 40 North Fayette, 412-693-5555. Fri. & Sat.: Cal Verduchi, 8 p.m.


BALKAN Bulgarian-Macedonian National Educational & Cultural Center, West Homestead, 412-461-6188. Sat.: lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m.

BALLROOM New Kensington Eagles, 724-335-7811. Sat.: 8:30 p.m.

BALLROOM Orchard Hill Church, Franklin Park, 724-935-5555. Fri.: beginners’ lesson, 7 p.m.; intermediate lesson, 7:30 p.m., dance, 8 p.m., $10.

BALLROOM SNPJ Crystal Ballroom, Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County, 724-832-2687. Sat.: lesson, 7:15 p.m., dance, 8 p.m., $10.

BALLROOM Wightman Community Center, Squirrel Hill, 412-421-1623. Sun.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m., $10.

BIG BAND American Legion, White Oak, 412-672-7994. Mon.: TBA, 8 p.m.

CONTRA Swisshelm Park Community Center, 412-945-0554. Fri.: lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m., $10.

COUNTRY LINE Brothers Grimm, Robinson, Allegheny County, 412-788-0890. Thurs.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

COUNTRY LINE Palisades, McKeesport, 412-672-2001. Fri.: lesson; 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

DANCE, Brothers Grimm, Robinson, 412-788-0890. Sat.: 9:30 p.m.

DANCE, Connolly Club, Sheraden, 412-777-9700. Sat.: 9 p.m.

ISRAELI FOLK Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill, 412-403-3488. Thurs.: beginners’ class, 7 p.m., dance, 8 p.m., $3, $1 for students.

LATIN BALLROOM Edgewood Club, 412-600-3878. Sun.: 8 p.m.

OLDIES Bob’s Inn, Murrysville, 724-327-1977. Wed.: 6:30 p.m.

OLDIES Boston Waterfront, Elizabeth Township, 412-751-8112. Sun.: 6:30 p.m.

OLDIES Vibe Lounge, The Meadows, Chartiers, 724-503-1200. Sun.: 4 p.m.

OLDIES/CAROLINA SHAG/WEST COAST SWING Coraopolis VFW, 412-264-3335. Sat.: 7:30 p.m., $7.

SALSA Café Notte, Emsworth, 412-761-2233. Tues.: 8:30 p.m.

SALSA Dance Café, Ross, 412-401-6499. Fri.: 10:15 p.m.

SALSA La Cucina Flegrea, Market Square, 412-521-2082. Sat.: lesson, 10 p.m.; dance, 10:30 p.m.

SALSA Mexico City, Downtown, 412-246-2042. Sat. & Wed.: 9:45 p.m.

SALSA Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield, 412-681-0111. Tues.: lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 9 p.m., $10.

SQUARE Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Monroeville, 412-372-6285. Sat.: 8 p.m.

SWING Allegheny Elks Lodge, North Side, 412-321-1834. Thurs.: The Jazz Conspiracy, 8 p.m.

SWING James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, North Side, 412-904-3335. Fri.: lesson, 8 p.m.; Boilermaker Jazz Band, 9 p.m.

SWING Wightman Community Center, Squirrel Hill, 412-759-1569. Sat.: lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 9 p.m.

WEST COAST SWING Absolute Ballroom, Larimer, 412-526-0399. Tues.: lesson, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Places

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CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131. "RACE: Are We So Different?" through Oct. 24. Mon. and Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Tues. $17.95 adults, $14.95 seniors (ages 65 and older), $11.95 children 3-18. Admission includes same-day access Carnegie Museum of Art.

***CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Allegheny Center, www.pittsburghkids.org, 412-322-5058. "XOXO: An Exhibit on Love & Forgiveness," through Sept. 21. XOXO Story Time, Wed., 2 p.m. "I Love Dance" performances Sun. 1 and 2 p.m. Museum hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13 adults; $12 kids 2-18 and senior citizens; under 2 free.

HEINZ HISTORY CENTER Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org. "Pittsburgh’s Lost Steamboat: Treasures of the Arabia," through Jan. 4. Also: Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 adults; $13 seniors (age 62 and older); $6 students/youth (ages 6-17); free to members and children under 6.

***NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. 412-323-7235 "National Aviary at Night," an over-21 event, half-price admission with an additional $2 discount with a same-day receipt from a North Shore/North Side restaurant, Thurs., 5 to 9 p.m. "Eagles of the World," Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13 adults; $12 seniors; $11 kids.

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park, 412-622-6914. Summer Flower Show through Oct. 5. Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. until 10 p.m. $15 adults; $14 students with ID and seniors 62 and older; $11 children 2-18, members and children under 2 free.

PHOTO ANTIQUITIES MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART 531 E. Ohio St., North Side, 412-231-7881. "The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln," Dec. 31. Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission.

***PITTSBURGH ZOO & PPG AQUARIUM Highland Park, 412-665-3640. "Kites for Kids," Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission gates close at 4 p.m. $15 adults; $14 seniors (60 and older); $13 children 2-13; children under 2 free.


***DEPRECIATION LANDS MUSEUM 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Hampton, 412-486-0563 or DepreciationLandsMuseum.org. Friendship Day: free admission to the museum with displays, demonstrations and a 2 p.m. concert of late 18th- and early 19th-century music performed by the Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra, Sun.

FORT PITT BLOCK HOUSE Point State Park, Downtown. Built as a redoubt of Fort Pitt in 1764. A national historic landmark and Pittsburgh’s oldest building. Open to the public. Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free.

***OLD ECONOMY VILLAGE 270 16th St., Ambridge, 724-266-4500. Garden Mart, heirloom vegetables and other plants from the Old Economy’s greenhouse available for purchase; admission to the Garden Mart and Old Economy Village’s garden will be free; Sat. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM 1 Museum Road, Washington, Pa., 724-228-9256, www.pa-trolley.org. Display building with 30 trolleys from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Brazil. Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9 adults, $8 seniors (62 and older), $6 children 3-15, free under age 3

SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL AND MUSEUM 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, 412-621-4253. Largest memorial building in the United States dedicated solely to America’s fighting personnel, representing all branches of service. Historical displays, uniforms, documents, docent tours available. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 adults, $3 veterans, seniors; children under 10, free.


JUNIOR MENDELSSOHN CHOIR For the 2014 season. May 29 at Third Presbyterian Church, Shadyside. Contact MaryColleen at 724-263-5259 for information.

MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH Spring auditions for all voice parts for the 2014-2015 season. Volunteer singers today; professional core Fri. through Sun. Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. Review audition criteria at www.themendelssohn.org or call 724-263-5259.

SOUTH HILLS CHILDREN’S CHOIR Auditions Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 13 from 1-5 p.m. and June 14 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at View Crest Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four. Open to children ages 8-15. Contact Jennie Nolan at 724-949-0048 or director@shcchoir.org or visit shcchoir.org.

THEATER FACTORY For "Children of Eden," a musical. Sat. 2-4:30 p.m. and Sun. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the theater, 235 Cavitt Ave., Trafford. Males, ages 8 and over and females ages 12 and over; prepare 32 bars of music. Show dates July 18-Aug. 3 (10 performances); for audition appointment call 724-454-7193 or email tfauditions@gmail.com; TheTheatreFactory.com.

Brad Paisley will open the concert season at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown 7 p.m. Saturday.


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