The Guide: What's Happening in Pittsburgh

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Pop Concerts

(Ticket Key --  TF:; 1-877-435-9849.TM:; 1-800-745-3000. TW:; 1-866-468-3401.)

ISRAEL HOUGHTON & NEW BREED/ MARIA MUNIZZI Benedum Center, Fri. 7 p.m. $35-$135; 412-456-6666.

TWIZTID Altar Bar, Fri. 7:30 p.m. $22.90; TF.

GHOST/KING DUDE Stage AE, Fri., 7:30 p.m. $23-$25; TM.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND Consol Energy Center, Tues. 7:30 p.m. $45-$118; TM.

CHUCK RAGAN Mr. Smalls, Tues. 7:30 p.m. $16; TW.


POINT PARK CONSERVATORY DANCE COMPANY Annual mixed repertory program features works by George Balanchine, Martha Graham, David Parsons and Dwight Rhoden. Byham Theater, Downtown, Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m. and Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. $18-$20; 412-392-8000 or

AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Bellefield Hall auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, Fri. 8 p.m. $5-$12; Pitt students free. 412-624-7529 or

On Stage

*** Denotes new listing.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Children's interactive musical. Gemini Theater, the Factory, 7501 Penn Ave., Point Breeze. Through April 27. Sat. 1 and 3:30 p.m. $12. 412-243-5201 or

***CANDIDA George Bernard Shaw's comedy in which a young visitor becomes infatuated with the young married Candida. Pittsburgh Public Theater at O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. Thurs. through April 27. Tues. 7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $23-$55. 412-316-1600 or

***DEADLY LESSONS Questions arise about a deadly schoolhouse fire and the accused breaks out of jail to set the records straight. McCaffery Mysteries, Gaetano's Restaurant, 1614 Banksville Road, Banksville. Sat. 7 p.m. $37.50. 412-343-6640 or

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Teyve attempts to maintain his family relations and Jewish traditions as his five daughters grow up in czarist Russia. Comtra Theatre, 20540 Route 19, Cranberry. Through April 26. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. $12. 724-591-8727.

GROUNDED When a hot-shot pilot becomes pregnant, she eventually lands at a drone-launching facility in this one-woman drama by George Brant. City Theatre, Hamburg Studio, 1300 Bingham St., South Side. Through May 4. Tues.-Wed. 7 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5:30 and 9 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $35-$55. 412-431-2489 or

JUDGE JACKIE JUSTICE New musical comedy in which Judge Jackie rules on cases of zombies, spaceships, furries, personal affairs and more. CLO Cabaret at the Cabaret at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. Extended through May 11. Wed.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m., some Thurs. 1 p.m. matinees, Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. $34.75-$44.75. or 412-456-6666.

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

PANTAGLEIZE Adaptation by Jay Ball in which beat poet Allen Ginsberg accidentally starts a revolution. Quantum Theatre, Lexington Technology Center, 400 N. Lexington St., Point Breeze. Through April 27. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. (no late seating). $36-$49. 412-362-1713.

***THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD After confessing to a dastardly deed, Christy enjoys his celebrity amongst townsfolk in an Irish pub, but unbeknownst to him, the truth will soon be revealed in John Millington Synge's comedy. Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company, Rauh Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. Ends Sat. Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. $18-$20. 412-392-8000 or

***SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES Scooby-Doo and the gang seek to solve the mystery of a ghost that is haunting a theater. Benedum Center, 237 Seventh St., Downtown. Sat. 3 and 6 p.m. $22.25-$78.25. 412-456-6666 or

***SHAKESPEARE UNLEASHED Prime Stage Theatre celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday with swordplay and seldom-heard monologues and scenes. Max's Allegheny Tavern, 537 Suismon St., North Side. Fri. 7:30 p.m. $15.

***WORDPLAY True stories combined with a live music mash-up. Bricolage, 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Fri. 8 p.m. $15.

Special Screenings

ASHES AND DIAMONDS Essential Cinema, Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, Wed. 8 p.m. 412-682-4111 or

FRANCESCO Parkway Theater, 644 Broadway Ave., Stowe. Sat. 8 p.m. $3. 412-766-1668 or Facebook.

HOLLYWOOD THEATER 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont. "Easter Parade" (Thurs. and Sun.); "Enemy" (Thurs.); "High Fidelity" (Fri.-Sat.); "Breadcrumb Trail (Sat.); "Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sat.); "The Black Six" (Wed.). 412-563-0368 or

IF YOU BUILD IT Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood, Tues. 6 p.m. followed by discussion. Free.

THE KID/A DOG'S LIFE The Oaks, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. Sat.-Sun. 3 p.m. 412-828-6311 or

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST Parkway Theater, 644 Broadway Ave., Stowe, Sat. 5:30 p.m. $3-$4. 412-766-1668 or Facebook.

PETER GABRIEL: BACK TO FRONT Cinemark Monroeville, Robinson and Pittsburgh Mills, Wed. 7:30 p.m. $13-$15.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE "Movie Brides" Sunday Night Series, Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave., Sun. 8 p.m. 412-682-4111 or

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2103) Strand Theater, 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. Sun. 4 p.m. $4-$5. 724-742-0400 or

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Cinemark Robinson ($6.75) and Cinemark Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum ($6.25) Fri. 2 p.m.

VALENTINE ROAD Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1230 Federal St., North Side, Sat. 2 p.m. followed by discussion. Free.

Art Listings

*** Denotes special event or opening.

Museum exhibitions

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. Largest single-artist museum in the world, more than 8,000 works of art by Warhol. Closed Mon.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at the Carnegie," ongoing; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries: Featuring decorative arts from around the world. "Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh," through Sept. 22. Closed Tues.

FRICK ART MUSEUM Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. "An American Odyssey: "The Warner Collection of American Painting," early American artists including the Peale family, Gilbert Stuart, Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson and works from the Hudson River School, through May 25. Permanent collections of fine and decorative art, carriages and buildings from the gilded age. Closed Mon.

MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM North Side, 412-231-3169. "Detroit: Artists in Residence," through May 25. Permanent exhibitions by Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, The Chicago Collaboration, Winifred Lutz, Greer Lankton, Jene Highstein, Rolf Julius and more. Rose Clancy: GardenLab@510. Closed Mon.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Loretto, 1-814-472-3920. "Projections on Paper: Abstract Prints and Drawings From the Permanent Collection," through June14. Closed Mon.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Altoona, 1-814-946-4464. "Dan Helsel: Creating Joy," through April 26. Closed Sun.-Mon.

TOONSEUM Downtown, 412-232-0674. "Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books," through June 30. Permanent exhibitions celebrating the art of cartooning with gels, anime, cartoons, books, etc. Closed Sun.

WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART temporary location, 4764 State Route 30, east of Greensburg, 724-837-1500. Pop Up Art: "Duncan MacDiarmid," through April 27. Closed Tues.


BLUE OLIVE GALLERIES Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Frazer, 724-275-7001. Local artists on display, ongoing. Daily.

BOULEVARD GALLERY Verona, 412-828-1031. "Hot Paints & Cold Glass," through April 26. Open Fri.-Sat.

BOXHEART GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. "2014 Artist of the Year, Irina Koukhanova: Panoptic Landscapes," through May 16. Closed Mon.

EAST OF EASTSIDE 4240 Greensburg Pike. "In Anticipation of Spring," group show of local and regional Irish artists, through May 10. Closed Mon.

CHRISTINE FRECHARD GALLERY Squirrel Hill, 412-421-8888. "Between Abstraction and Realism," through April 25. Closed Sun.

FILMMAKERS GALLERIES North Oakland, 412-681-5449. "Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh," more than 30 documentary images by photographer Kelly Bogel, through May 16. Mon.-Thurs. noon-7 p.m.; Fri. noon- 6 p.m.

GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. "Rejuvenate," paintings by Baron Batch, and "Terry Wise," upcycling industrial material into functional furnishings, both through April 26. Closed Sun.-Mon.

HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION Oakland, 412-268-2434. "Duets," through June 30. Closed Sat.

LATROBE ART CENTER Latrobe, 724-537-7011. "Spring Gallery Show," 90 artists displaying artwork, jewelry, pottery and wood work, through May 9. Closed Sun.

MERRICK ART GALLERY New Brighton, 724-846-1130. "Confluence: The Next Merrick Masters Art Exhibition," group show featuring artists within a 75-mile radius of New Brighton. Permanent collections of 18th- and 19th-century books, artifacts. Closed Sun.

MODERNFORMATIONS GALLERY AND PERFORMANCE SPACE Garfield, 412-362-0274. "Structure," juxtaposing abstract compositions with imaginative architecture, featuring work by Ron Copland, Steve Ehret, Megan Herwig, Joseph Mruk, Gian Romagnoli, Andy Scott, and Megan Shalonis, through April 25. Open Thurs. and 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.

PERCOLATE Wilkinsburg, 412-606-1220. "Samir Elsabee and Bob Ziller, Travelling Souls," through April 27. Open Sat.-Sun.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. "Robert Qualters Retrospective," more than 60 paintings, prints and drawings, photographs of commissioned murals and installations, through April 20. Closed Mon.

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY Lawrence Hall Gallery, 412-392-3990. "Visions and Revelations," works by the national association of women artists, through May 18; "Joann K. Falbo: A Life Lived Artfully," through May 25. Daily.

SHAW GALLERIES Downtown, 412-281-4884. "Historic Pittsburgh, 1900-1920," photographs by Mark Muse, through April 30. Closed Sun.-Mon.

SOCIETY OF CONTEMPORARY CRAFT BNY Mellon Site, 412-261-7003; "Kevin O'Toole: Recent Works," ends Sun. Daily.

SPINNING PLATE GALLERY Friendship. "Waterworks Exhibition," through April 26. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat.

Classical Music

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY WIND SYMPHONY Chamber concert. PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, Uptown, Wed. 3 p.m. Free. or 412-396-6083.

EVENING OF MUSIC AND READINGS Presented by the Shadyside Presbyterian Chancel Choir and orchestra. Featuring excerpts from Franz Joseph Haydn's oratorio, "The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross." Choral movements will be interspersed with readings, homilies and periods of silence for contemplation. Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Fri. 7 p.m. or 412-682-4300.

THE MESSIAH PROJECT Memorial Park Church and First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown choirs, Giambelli String Quartet and local soloists and instrumentalists to perform selected choruses and solos from the second and third part of Handel's "The Messiah" with drama, dance and multimedia elements. Memorial Park Church, McCandless, Thurs. 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Richland, Fri. 7 p.m. Free.

STUDENT RECITALS Presented by Chatham University's Department of Music. Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Shadyside, Mon. 7 p.m.

In The Clubs


ALTAR BAR Strip, 412-263-2877. Thurs.: Markus Schulz, 9 p.m., $20; Fri.: Twiztid, 7:30 p.m., $22.99 in advance, $25 at the door; Sat.: Riff Raff, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $27 at the door; Mon.: Toadies "Rubberneck 20th Anniversary Tour," 7:30 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 at the door; Tues.: Blessthefall, 7 p.m., $17 in advance, $20 at the door.

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

BROTHERS GRIMM Robinson, Allegheny County, 412-788-0890. Sat.: The GRID, 9 p.m.

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

CLAIRTON AMERICAN LEGION 412-233-9903. Fri.: Daniels & McClain, 9 p.m.

HARD ROCK CAFÉ Station Square, 412-481-7625. Thurs.: Cabaret Runaway, B-Side Avenue, 8:30 p.m., $5.

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

KICKSTAND BAR Forward, Allegheny County, 412-384-3080. Sat.: The Dave Iglar Band, 9:30 p.m.

SMILING MOOSE South Side, 412-431-4668. Thurs.: Speedy Ortiz, Legs Like Tree Trunks, The Fledgelings, Wicked Chief, 6 p.m., $10; Fri.: With all my Strength Album Release Party! w/ Bury Thy Kingdom, At Fault, New Vegas, Dorsia, 5:30 p.m., $10; Sat.: Red Hands, The Orphan The Poet, Instead of Sleeping, Nevada Mountains, 6 p.m., $10; Red Hands After Party, 10 p.m. $10; Tues.: Shilpa Ray w/ guests T.B.A., 6 p.m., $10.

31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Fri.: Thunder Vest, Volcano-Dogs, Del Rios, 10:30 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Thurs.: Slim Forsythe and the PayDay Loners, ATS, Laurel (members of Red Western); Fri.: The Armadillos, The Grifters; Sat.: Don't Give Up the Ship Punk Rock Music Festival, 9 p.m.

WOOLEY BULLY'S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Sat.: Coastal Remedy & the Hawkeyes, 10 p.m.

Rhythm & Blues

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.

DOWNEY'S HOUSE Robinson, Allegheny County, 412-489-5631. Sat.: Vince Awagda, 9:30 p.m.

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

MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Fri.: Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle; Sat.: Billy Price, 9 p.m.

R BAR Dormont, 412-942-0882. The Midnight Horns, 4 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.


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.: Lisa Hindmarsh, 7:30 p.m.; Fri.: Tania Grubbs, 8 p.m.; Sat.: Bronwyn Wyatt, 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.; Brother 2 Brother, 9 p.m.; Wed.: Michele Bensen, 7 p.m.

CIOPPINO'S Strip, 412-281-6593. Sat.: The Pocket Change Trio, 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 Donna Davis Quartet, 8 p.m.; Sat.: TBA, 8 p.m.; Sun.: TBA, 6 p.m.; 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.: New View Trio featuring George Jones, 8:30 p.m.; Sat.: The Ken Karsh Trio, 8:30 p.m.

THE MANSIONS ON FIFTH Shadyside, 412-381-5105. Tues.: Carolyn Perteete, 6:30 p.m. Grand Hall, $45. Reservatons required.

NINE ON NINE Downtown, 412-338-6463. Sat.: Tania Grubbs & Mark Lucas, 8:30 p.m.

OMNI WILLIAM PENN HOTEL Downtown, 412-281-7100. Fri.: Joe Negri w/ Daniel May, 5 p.m.; Sun.: Frank Cunimondo w/ Pat Crossley, 10:30 a.m.

SETON HILL UNIVERSITY Greensburg, 724-837-1500. Thurs.: The Westmoreland Jazz Society presents the Jenny Wilson Band, 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 CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Tues.: Space Exchange Series featuring Book Exchange, 9 p.m.

Easy Listening

LOUNGE AT LEMONT Mount Washington, 412-431-3100. Sat.: Mark Venneri, 8 p.m.

TAMBELLINI'S RESTAURANT Bridgeville, 412-221-5202. Sat.: Tony Janflone Jr. (solo), 8 p.m.


ANDYS WINE BAR Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown, 412-773-8884. Wed.: Gerdan (Ukrainian folk), 8 p.m.

R BAR Dormont, 412-942-0882. Sat.: The Flow Band (reggae), 9:30 p.m.


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

HEADLINERS The Meadows, Chartiers, 724-503-1200. Fri.: Dallas Marks; 8 p.m.


RIVERS CASINO North Shore, 412-231-7777. Tues.: Pure Gold, 7 p.m.; Wed.: Pure Gold, 2 & 7 p.m.

Open Stage

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.

NIKO'S COFFEE HOUSE Robinson, Allegheny County, 412-329-6939. Wed.: Open stage, 7 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/ The Redlines, 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. (solo), 7:30 p.m.

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

DOWNEY'S HOUSE Robinson, Allegheny County, 412-489-5631. Thurs.: Jay Wiley, 9:30 p.m.

ELRAMA TAVERN Union, 412-384-3630. Fri: The Dave & Andrea Iglar Duo, 9:30 p.m.

HEADLINERS The Meadows, Chartiers, 724-503-1200. Thurs.: Jason Kendall, 7 p.m.

OAKDALE INN 724-693-2802. Thurs.: The Dave & Andrea Iglar Duo, 5 p.m.

STEEL CITY SALOON North Fayette, 724-218-1438. Thurs.: Corey White, 7 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.: Jim Florentine, 8 p.m.


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

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, 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.

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 Pittsburgh Area Jitterbug Club, SNPJ, South Fayette, 412-366-2138 or 412-551-0830. Sat.: 8 p.m.

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 Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille, Strip, 412-904-4509. Sat.: 9:30 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.

SINGLES West View VFW, 724-316-5029. Sat.: lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. Includes "Chocoholic Buffet."

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 big band, 8 p.m., $10.

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

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

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

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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BICYCLE HEAVEN R.J. Casey Industrial Park, 1800 Preble at Columbus, North Side, 412-716-4956 or 412-734-4034, More than 3,500 bicycles from 1863 to the present on display, including a collection of Bowden bicycles with Fiberglas construction, as well as parts and memorabilia. Also Elvis Presley and Beatle displays. Daily. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Donations accepted.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131. "RACE: Are We So Different?" groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America, through Oct. 27. 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.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER One Allegheny Ave., North Shore, 412-237-3400. Ongoing exhibits: "SpacePlace," "roboworld," Miniature Railroad & Village and Highmark SportsWorks. Rangos Omnimax Theater: "Jerusalem," "Mysteries of the Unseen World," "Flight of the Butterflies" and "Hubble." Laser shows. Center admission: $18.95 adults, $11.95 children. Omnimax films: $8.50 adult nonmember, $6.50 child nonmember, $7.50 adult member and $5.50 child member. Laser shows: $8 nonmembers ($13 for two laser shows), $2 members.

***CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Allegheny Center,, 412-322-5058. "XOXO: An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness," through Aug. 31. XOXO Love Letters Project, daily in April, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. XOXO Story Time, Wed. 2 p.m. Spring Break Week, a week of activities, appearances and performances focused around traditional sports, ends Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MakeShop: stuffed animal repair, Mon. through April 28, 10 a.m.-4:30 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, "Poptastic! The Art of Burton Morris," works of the Pittsburgh-born artist, ongoing. "Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation," second and third floors, ongoing. "From Slavery to Freedom," fourth floor, ongoing. 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. Closed Easter Sunday.

***NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. 412-323-7235 Easter Brunch, Sun. with seatings 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; $35 adults and $17.50 children, $30 for adult members, $15 for the children of members, children age 3 and under free; reservations required by Thurs. (412-258-9445.) "Eggstravaganza," visit with the Easter Bunny, photo opportunities, Easter Egg hunt, Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., included with admission. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13 adults; $12 seniors; $11 kids 2-12; under 2 free.

***PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM Washington, Pa., 724-228-9256, "Bunny Trolley," Fri-Sat., runs every 20 minutes from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults, $9 seniors (62+) and $7 for children 1-15, free under age 1.

***PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park, 412-622-6914. Spring flower show closes Sun. 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. Exhibition of one of the largest collections of 19th-century American photographs, including the Civil War, historic personages, cowboys and Indians, through May 1. Mon., Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission.

PITTSBURGH ZOO & PPG AQUARIUM Highland Park, 412-665-3640. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m., admission gates close at 4 p.m. $15 adults; $14 seniors (60 and older); $1e children 2-13; children under 2 free.

Historical Places

AIR HERITAGE MUSEUM & AIRCRAFT RESTORATION FACILITY Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, 724-843-2820. Historic planes displayed, restored and flown. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free; donations accepted.

BAYERNHOF MUSEUM 225 Charles Place, O'Hara, 412-782-4231. A 19,000-square-foot mansion formerly owned by Charles Brown III featuring a collection of restored roll-operated music machines and large music boxes from the Gay '90s and Roaring '20s. Guided tours for groups of two to 12 by reservation only. $10 per person.

BRADDOCK'S BATTLEFIELD HISTORY CENTER 609 Sixth St., North Braddock. 412-271-0800, The center details the battle through paintings, artifacts and videos at the French and Indian War site where Gen. Braddock was fatally wounded. Tues. and Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m.

BUSHY RUN BATTLEFIELD Jeannette, 724-527-5584, Historical site of August 1763 battle between the British and American Indians that paved the way for settlements in Pennsylvania. Film "The Road to Bushy Run," interpretive exhibits, visitor center, guided tours and gift shop. Park open year-round Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$5.

DEPRECIATION LANDS MUSEUM 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Hampton, 412-486-0563 or Heinz History Center's "The Civil War in Pennsylvania" exhibition on display Sat.-Sun. noon-4 p.m. through May 6. Sun. 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. Special event days $5 adults, $3 children and museum members; all other Sundays $3 adults, $1 children, free for members.

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.

FORT PITT MUSEUM, Point State Park, Downtown. 12,000-square foot museum which tells the story of Western Pennsylvania's pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). $6 adults, $5 senior citizens, $3 for students, retired and active duty military, and children 6-17. Free for children 5 and under and History Center members. 412-281-9284 or

HARMONY MUSEUM 218 Mercer St., Harmony, 724-452-7341. Exhibits on American Indians, Washington's 1753 mission, German Separatists and more. Tours 1-4 p.m. daily, except Mon. and holidays. Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $3 youth, free for children under 6.

HISTORIC HANNA'S TOWN 809 Forbes Trail, Greensburg, 724-532-1935. Reconstructed Robert Hanna Tavern/Courthouse and Jail, late 18th-century log houses, a reconstructed Revolutionary-era fort, blockhouse and more. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m. Guided tours, $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors.

OLD ECONOMY VILLAGE 270 16th St., Ambridge, 724-266-4500. A National Historic landmark that preserves the history and culture of the 19th-century religious communal society. Guided tours Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. noon-5 p.m. $10, ages 12-64; $6, youth; $9, seniors; free 3 and younger and military personnel.

RACHEL CARSON HOMESTEAD 613 Marion Ave., Springdale, 724-274-5459. Birthplace and first home of ecologist Rachel Carson. Homestead grounds and gardens open year-round. Tours of the house year-round by appointment. $5 adults; $3 seniors, children 5 and older; under 5 free.

RIVERS OF STEEL NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA Homestead, 412-464-4020, The Bost Building exhibit: "J&L: A Pittsburgh Icon." Restored rooms from 1892, when Bost Building was the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers headquarters during the Homestead Lockout and Strike. carrie-hard-hat-tours. 412-464-4020, ext. 32.

SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL AND MUSEUM 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, 412-621-4253. Exhibit: "Slave to Soldier," addressing slavery, abolition, the Underground Railroad, United States Color Troops and black veterans, whose GAR Post 209 gathered at Soldiers & Sailors Hall for meetings. 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.

Everything Else

CLASSICAL HAPPY HOUR Chamber musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony to perform short sets. Franktuary, 3810 Butler St., Lawrenceville, Wed. 5-7 p.m.

SHAKESPEARE's 450TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks to host an outdoor tribute to the playwright with songs and tributes. Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Wed. 12:15 p.m. or 412-512-0589

SONNET-A-THON As part of Shakespeare's birthday celebration, Poets Corner to present Shakespeare's sonnets, songs and soliloquies with the goal to read all of his 154 sonnets. Victorian Chapel, Calvary Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave., North Side. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Pay-what-you-can; donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted to benefit the Northside Food Pantry. or 412-512-0589.


APPLE HILL PLAYHOUSE Mainstage season auditions, at the theater, 275 Manor Road, Delmont, Sat. by appointment. Information:

THE THEATRE FACTORY KIDWORKS For "Alice in Wonderland," April 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. by appointment at the theater, 235 Cavitt Ave., Trafford. Men, women and children age 6 and over. Cold readings from the script. Show dates June 14-22Appointment, information: 724-454-7193, or

THE MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH Spring auditions for all voice parts for the 2014-15 season. Volunteer singers May 13-15; professional core May 16-18. Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. Information: or 724-263-5259.

PITTSBURGH SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS Casting Equity and non-Equity performers for September production "As You Like It" directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith. April 26 from 10 a.m.-noon., Frick Park, Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street, Squirrel Hill; callbacks May 10. Prepare a brief comedic Shakespearean monologue. Email for an appointment.

Call for Artists

NORTH HILLS ART CENTER Call for artists for the 2014 Regional Show. Amateur and professional artists can submit work. Information: or 412-364-3622.

PITTSBURGH SAVOYARDS Seeking stage director for "The Sorcerer" by Gilbert & Sullivan, Oct. 10-19. Resumes and letters accepted through May 3; interviews scheduled May 10-11 by appointment. Send letters of interest, resumes and contact information to: or mail to director search, "The Sorcerer," Pittsburgh Savoyards, Box 44065, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4065.

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