Grave Digger and other monster trucks will be in town for Monster Jam 2016 at the Consol Energy Center.
‘Peter Pan’ flies in
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s “Peter Pan” returns Friday to the Benedum Center for a rare two-week run.
Choreographer Jorden Morris will put a revisionist twist on the characters, giving the heroines a bold voice as well.
That way girls can see “how strong they can be within a fairy tale,” the Royal Winnipeg Ballet choreographer told the PG.
There will be 10 performances, including a student matinee and a sensory-friendly adaptation on Feb. 18.
Times are 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and noon and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It continues next weekend. Tickets start at $28 at www.pbt.org or 412-456-6666. Tickets for the sensory-friendly adaptation also can be purchased at www.pbt.org/sensory-friendly-performances.
It’s back to the disco era at the Byham this weekend with the Pittsburgh Musical Theater production of “Saturday Night Fever.”
The sound of the Bee Gees will reign as Tony Monero takes over the disco floor and meets his Stephanie for the climactic competition.
Times are 7:30 tonight, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. It runs through Feb. 21. Tickets are $12.75 to $49.50; trustarts.culturaldistrict.org. See story, page WE-5.
Truckin’ at Consol
Among the Valentine’s Day traditions in Pittsburgh, right along with flowers, wine and chocolate, are monster trucks.
The Consol Energy Center floor will be filled with dirt and heavy obstacles for Monster Jam 2016, starring Grave Digger, Backwards Bob, Backdraft, Bad News Travels Fast, Instigator, Raminator, Stinger and Rammunition.
The monster drivers are judged on wheelies, doughnuts and freestyle.
Times are 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.50-$57.25; www.ticketmaster.com
Arcade Comedy turns 3!
The Arcade Comedy Theater in the Cultural District celebrates three years of comedy with a weekend of performances: shortform and longform improv, music, magic, stand-up and more.
8 p.m.: The theater’s original improv troupe Player One will do short-form improv comedy ($15).
10 p.m.: A special edition of Comic Wars, hosted by Aaron Kleiber and featuring two teams of all-star Pittsburgh comics, with Mike Wysocki, Ed Bailey, Mike Sasson, Shannon Norman, Sean Collier and Holly Price ($15).
1 p.m.: Penny Arcade is an interactive improv show designed for kids K-6 that allows them to stretch their imaginations and collaborate on crafting projects. The show has a special Valentine’s Day theme for kids to enjoy ($15; $5 kids).
6 p.m.: Beta Stage is a new weekly show made for new, experimental comedy ($5).
8 p.m.: Arcade Hootenanny has WQED documentarian Rick Sebak “sharing true tales to inspire improv scenes performed by a cast of all-stars from the Arcade community” ($15).
10 p.m.: Magician Lee Terbosic, live band, lounge act with Missy Moreno and Nick Stamatakis ($15).
7 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Bonus Stage ($5). Weekend Package for evening shows and Sunday is $50.
Coe in the Strip
Akron-born outlaw country singer David Allan Coe, best known for “Take This Job and Shove It,” returns to Altar Bar at 7:30 Friday night.
He started his career with “Penitentiary Blues” in 1970 and became successful through other people covering his songs, including Tanya Tucker’s No. 1 country hit “Would You Lay With Me (in a Field of Stone).” Among his own hits were “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile,” “The Ride,” “You Never Even Called Me by My Name” and “Longhaired Redneck.”
In recent years, his collaborators have included Kid Rock and the late Dimebag Darrell.
Tickets are $13-$25; ticketfly.com.
Audio-visual artist Ricardo Iamuuri presents “A BRAND NEW WORLD: kill the artist,” in which audiences enter a world “where nothing is hotter than being cool, and everything is packaged and sold for anyone to buy.” Wildfire Man challenges the system and is prosecuted for arson, with audience members acting as witnesses, judge and jury.
The performance by Mr. Iamuuri, whose work has been featured in the Emmy Award-winning documentaries “Country: Vietnam” and “Jim Crow Pennsylvania,” is part of the CSA Performance Series of the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side.
Tickets for the event at 8 tonight are $20 in advance at newhazletttheater.org or 412-320-4610 or $25 at the door.
Kids bouncing off the walls?
Take them to the Giant Eagle Kidapalooza, which is celebrating 15 years at the Monroeville Convention Center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will feature a Kidapalooza’s Dance Party with Pokey Puppy, Maisy, Corduroy Bear and Curious George (11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.); the 100.7 Star Cartoon Camp with storybook characters and an early visit from the Easter Bunny; a Princess Pavilion with makeup provided by Mary Kay; the 93.7 The Fan Sports Zone with interactive sports activities for kids; and more.
Admission is $10; $6 for kids 3-11; 2 and under; www.kidapalooza.com.
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