What's happening: The year at a glance

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JANUARY

Jan. 12-20: Pittsburgh RV Show, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown

Jan. 14-20: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Jan. 15-27: "Les Miserables" with new look and orchestrations, PNC Broadway Across Series

Jan. 19-Feb. 10: "Seminar," City Theatre

Jan. 24-Feb. 3: "The Sound of Music," Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Jan. 24.-Feb. 24: "1776," Pittsburgh Public Theater

Jan. 25-27: 2013 World of Wheels -- David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Jan. 29: "One Singular Sensation" tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, Heinz Hall

Jan. 31-May 6: "You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!," CLO Cabaret




FEBRUARY

Feb. 10: 55th annual Grammy Awards

Feb. 14-17: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performs "Moulin Rouge -- The Ballet" for the first time here, Benedum Center, Downtown.

Feb. 15-18: 2013 International Auto Show, David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Feb. 15-24: August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the August Wilson Center, Downtown. Third play (set in 1911) in his 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle.

Feb. 24: 85th annual Academy Awards

Feb. 21: Bon Jovi at Consol Energy Center




MARCH

March 1-10: Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show, David L. Lawrence Convention Center

March 26-April 7: Broadway hit "Book of Mormon" comes to Benedum Center, Downtown.

March 30-July 21: "Japan is the Key ..." Pittsburgh Collects Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

March 31: Green Day at Consol




APRIL

April 5-7: Anime convention Tekkoshocon at David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

April 6: Eric Clapton at Consol.

April 11-21: JFilm Festival, the Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum's 20th annual festival at the Manor Theater and other venues.

April 18: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

April 8: Tony-winning star of stage and screen Christine Ebersole sings for the Trust Cabaret series, Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown.

April 18-May 4: Tony-winning best play "Clybourne Park," Pittsburgh Public Theater

April 19-20: Pittsburgh Folk Festival, Oakland

April 19-27: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

April 19-Aug. 18: Fiberart International 2013, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside, and the Society for Contemporary Craft, Strip District.

April 20: Pittsburgh Symphony's "Singing City" concert with 2,300 singers, Petersen Events Center

April 26: Fleetwood Mac at Consol

April 27: Sandra Bernhard at the Byham Theater, Downtown.

April 26-29: 15th IAYC International Yiddish Conference & Retreat at the DoubleTree Hotel, Green Tree.

April 27-May 5: Pittsburgh Opera's production of Rossini's "La cenerentola (Cinderella)," Benedum Center.

April 30: Black Keys and The Flaming Lips, Consol




MAY

May 3-4: Race weekend for the Pittsburgh Marathon

May 6: Karen Akers concludes the first Trust Cabaret series at the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown.

May 9: Pittsburgh Wine Festival, Heinz Field East & West Club Lounges

May 10: "The Great Gatsby," opens with Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan

May 15-19: Pittsburgh International Children's Festival, Oakland

May 24-26: National Cartoon Society Convention at ToonSeum, Bricolage, August Wilson Center and Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown.




JUNE

June 7-9: Pittsburgh Symphony season finale with Manfred Honeck leading Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 and star pianist Yuja Wang performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1

June 7-16: Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown. On opening day the fountain at Point State Park is turned back on after a $9.6 million upgrade.

June 7-16: Pittsburgh Pride Week

June 14: New Superman franchise "Man of Steel" opens

June 14-16: Americans for the Arts convention (opening reception at the Andy Warhol Museum).

June 22: Kenny Chesney "No Shoes Nation" Tour at Heinz Field




JULY

July 1-3: 150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg events

July 2-4: EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

July 4-7: Furries are back: Anthrocon at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

July 6: Taylor Swift at Heinz Field

July 7-9: Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival, Cultural District

July 8: One Direction, Consol

July 20-21: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Schenley Park

July 30-Aug. 4: "The Buddy Holly Story" concludes Pittsburgh CLO season.




AUGUST

Aug. 2 (tentative): "300: Rise of an Empire" movie release, prequel to 2007's "300"

Aug. 9-25 (tentative): Bike Fest Party on Aug. 9, followed by two weeks of activities

Aug. 25 (tentative): Pedal Pittsburgh




SEPTEMBER

Sept. 7: Steel City Big Pour at Construction Junction, North Point Breeze

Sept. 10: 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, a pivotal battle of the War of 1812. It honors U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's role in building ships at Presque Isle and his victory against the British Navy near Sandusky, Ohio.

Sept. 13-16: Steel City Tattoo Convention

Sept. 23-29: Pittsburgh Fashion Week




OCTOBER

Oct. 5: Carnegie International opens at Carnegie Museum of Art. The oldest exhibition of international contemporary art in North America, led for the first time by three curators: Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski, runs through March 16, 2014.

Oct. 5: 27th annual Head of the Ohio, Allegheny River, North Shore

Oct. 11-20: 28th annual Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival




NOVEMBER

Nov. 8: "Thor: The Dark World," opens in movie theaters

Nov. 8-23: Three Rivers Film Festival

Nov. 19: 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Soldiers National Cemetery

Nov. 22: Light-Up Night, Downtown

Nov. 22 (tentative): Next installment of "The Hunger Games" triology, "Catching Fire," opens




DECEMBER

Dec. 6-29: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker," Benedum Center.

Dec. 13 (tentative): Premiere of next installment of "The Hobbit" series: "The Desolation of Smaug," which includes special effects work by Aliquippa native Joe Letteri.

Dec. 31: First Night Pittsburgh, Downtown

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