The Pittsburgh Symphony is outside this weekend with a free concert at Hartwood Acres at 8:15 p.m. 412-392-4900 for more information.
TODAY through NEXT SUNDAY
The Opera Theater's Summerfest is in high gear: Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 2 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, a flamenco version of Bizet's "Carmen" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday, and Bernstein's "Candide" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Each is followed by "Night Caps," a series of mini-operas that all take place in a single hotel, featuring soprano Anna Singer (performed together at 5 p.m. next Sunday. Mozart in Concert recitals: countertenor Andrey Nemzer (8 p.m. Tuesday); The Pittsburgh Chamber Players (8 p.m. Wednesday); The Freya String Quartet (3 p.m. Thursday); Hillman Center, Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Road. Tickets start at $20 ($10 for "Night Caps"); 412-326-9687 or www.otsummerfest.org.
Comedian JB Smoove will appear at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., in The Waterfront at Homestead. Best known for his role as Leon on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Smoove was a writer for "Saturday Night Live," has appeared in numerous films including "The Dictator," "Think Like a Man" and "We Bought a Zoo," and has performed stand-up for decades. He has been featured on Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd," "Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza" and in "SNL" sketches. He also was a regular on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien." Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. For more info and tickets, $20, www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.
Gallery talks by artists exhibiting in the 2012 Westmoreland Juried Biennial will begin at 7 p.m. at Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. Speaking are Betty Elias, Cheryl Harshman, Kathryn Hayes, Sandra Moore and Elizabeth Myers Castonguay. Free. The exhibition continues through July 22. Admission is $5 suggested donation; children under 12 and students free. Information: 724-837-1500 or www.wmuseumaa.org.
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble keeps on cooking contemporary delights at City Theatre on the South Side. This weekend includes works by Evan Ziporyn, Louis Andriessen, Amy Beth Kirsten and Helmut Lachenmann. 8 p.m. both nights. $15-$30, free for first-time patrons. 412-431-2489 or pnme.org.
The American Wind Symphony Orchestra, which was founded here and has performed internationally for decades on a boat that transforms into a stage, returns to Pittsburgh after a 15-year absence. The concert at 8 p.m. at Point State Park, Downtown, is free and led by conductor Robert Austin Boudreau. It features Cuban art and music. Call 724-779-8334 or visit www.americanwindsymphonyorchestra.org for more information.
A "Fete Nationale: Bastille Day Celebration!" will begin at 7 p.m. at Carnegie Museum of Art with a strolling supper, wine, music, dancing, mime and more. It's presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz" and planned in collaboration with The Alliance Francaise de Pittsburgh. Tickets are $125 Le Palais Garnier, $250 La Tour Eiffel including reception with curators, and $35 Late Night (after 8:30 p.m.). Registration at 412-622-5772.