RUNNING FROM ROMANCE/THE ABATTOIR MURDERS Mr. Small's Theatre, Thurs. 6:30 p.m. $8-$10. 412-821-4447.
KILL HANNAH/SHINY TOY GUNS Rex Theatre, Thurs. 7:30 p.m. $10. 412-323-1919.
LIL' BRIAN & THE ZYDECO TRAVELERS Moondog's, Thurs. 8 p.m. $10. 412-828-2040.
ASTRONAUTALIS/ACCELERA DECK Garfield Artworks, Fri. 8 p.m. $7. 412-361-2262.
CHALK OUTLINE PARTY/SCHOOL OF ATHENS Mr. Small's Theatre, Fri. 8 p.m. $8-$10. 412-821-4447.
RHETT MILLER & THE BELIEVERS Rex Theatre, Fri. 8:15 p.m. $15. 412-323-1919.
ROSIE THOMAS Club Cafe, Sat. 7 p.m. Also: Winterpills, Luke Temple. $12-$14. 412-323-1919.
CLAY MCCLINTON Rhythm House Cafe, Sat. 8 p.m. $10. 412-221-5010.
REGGAE COWBOYS Club Cafe, Sat. 10 p.m. $10-$12. 412-323-1919.
THE SAPS: 31st Street Pub, Sat. 10 p.m. $6. 412-391-8334.
ASHTON ALLEN Club Cafe, Mon. 7 p.m. $8-$10. 412-323-1919.
MATT WERTZ Rex Theatre, Mon. 7:30 p.m. $9. 412-323-1919.
DIRTY PROJECTORS Garfield Artworks, Mon. 8 p.m. $7. 412-361-2262.
DAN BERN Club Cafe, Wed., 10 p.m. $14-$16. 412-323-1919.
THE HOLMES BROTHERS Club Cafe Wed., 7 p.m. $18-$20. 412-323-1919.
XPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY "Urban Development--A Chronological Account of Urban Movement and Culture," Community performance previews, featuring workshops and discussions with members of Xpressions Dance Company. Hill House, Kaufman Center. Hill District. Sat. 2 p.m. free. 412-227-0440.
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ALADDIN Gemini Children's Theater at The Factory, 7501 Penn Ave., Point Breeze. Through April 30. Sat.-Sun. 1 and 3 p.m.; $7. 412-243-6464.
ANNIE The beloved musical stars Conrad John Schuck and Marissa O'Donnell as Annie. PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, Heinz Hall, Downtown. Ends Sun. Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun. 1 (ASL-interpreted performance) and 6:30 p.m. $20.50-$61. 412-456-6666.
DR. GODDESS! A ONE WOMAN SHOW A coming-of-age, multimedia variety show about a young woman in urban America whose neuroses in academia meets the social commentary of the comedic stage. Dr. Goddess Productions at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, The Jackman Building, 542 Penn Ave., Downtown. Ends Sun. Fri.: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 4 and 7 p.m. $20-$10. 412-394-3353.
FEELIN' GROOVY: THE FLIP SIDE A musical tribute to the '60s. Jude Pohl Productions at Greentree Holiday Inn Dinner Theatre, Greentree. Through June 10. Fri-Sat. 7 p.m. $36. (includes dinner) 724-746-1178.
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Off-Broadway's biggest hit comedy pokes fun at the best theater has to offer. CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown. Through 2006. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 3 p.m.; $35-$37. Discounts available. 412-456-6666.
FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROVS Audience participation improvisational show. Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, Oakland. Fri. 11 p.m. $3. 412-682-1435.
KING OF HEARTS Brackman and Link's musical comedy follows an American soldier to a small French village during the war -- only to find it has been taken over by the blissful inmates of St. Anne's asylum. Playhouse Conservatory Company (Point Park University student productions) at the Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. Through April 23. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $7-$14. 412-621-4445.
MADEA GOES TO JAIL Tyler Perry's stage production starring his alter ego Madea. Petersen Events Center, Tues.-Wed., 8 p.m. $50-$54. 412-323-1919.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Rebellion in a mental hospital. Comtra Theatre, Cranberry. Ends Sat. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. $10. 724-773-9896.
PITTSBURGH CLO LATE NIGHT CABARET Local performers bring their best to the stage. Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District, Downtown. Fri.: The Cast of "Annie" 10:30 p.m.; Sat.: Off the Record: The Cabaret! 10 p.m., $12 412-456-6666.
TALKING HEADS One playwright (Alan Bennett), two actors, six one-character plays. Program A: "A Lady of Letters," "Her Big Chance" and "A Hand of God." Program B: "Nights in the Gardens of Spain," "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet" and "Bed Among the Lentils." Plays will be presented in repertory in alternating performances. Starring Patricia Kilgarriff and Helena Ruoti. City Theatre, Bingham and 13th streets, South Side. Through May 14. Tues. 7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5:30 and 9 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; some exceptions. $15-$40. 412-431-CITY.
THE CONNECTION Shirley Clarke directs this film that revolves around a group of female drug addicts waiting for their connection in a New York City loft. Calling the Shots: Women Behind the Camera Film Series at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Regent Square Theatre, Braddock Ave., Edgewood. Sun. 7:30 p.m. $7. 412-682-4111
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR The best in outdoor adventure films. Festival includes international film productions on mountain themes including mountaineering, ice and rock climbing, and snowboarding. Byham Theater, Downtown. Thurs.-Fri. 7 p.m. $8-$10 (two-night pass available, visit www.ventureoutdoors.org for a list of films.) 412-255-0564.
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ALLEGHENY COLLEGE Doane Hall of Art, Meadville, 1-814-332-4365. "The Student Show," annual juried show in all media, ends Wed. Closed Mon.
AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM/JCC Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8011, ext. 105. Berger Gallery: "Assignment: Rescue. The Story of Varian Fry and Emergency Rescue Committee," through May 8. Daily.
ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Shore, 412-237-8300. "Harry Darger: Highlights from the American Folk Art Museum" and "Grayson Perry: Hand painted Ceramic Pots," both through April 30. Permanent collection with more than 500 works of art drawn from the Warhol's extensive collections. Closed Mon. Admission.
ART INSTITUTE OF PITTSBURGH Downtown, 412-291-6264. "Every Picture Tells a Story," the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators Showcase, through April 28. Closed Sun.
ARTSPACE 303 8th Ave., Homestead, 412-708-0319. "Realism and the One Man Band," stone sculpture, painting and interactive art by David Edwards, through April 28. Open Tues., Thurs. and Sat.
BARCO LAW LIBRARY University of Pittsburgh, Oakland. "Recent Work," photographs by Wes Morar and Marc Silverman, through April 28. Daily.
BIRD IN THE HAND GALLERY Sewickley, 412-741-8286. "Spring Show," paintings, prints, glass, ceramics and crafts, through April 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.
BOXHEART GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. "Urban Organic Extractions (2)," abstract paintings by Mark Gualtieri and Joshua Hogan, through May 4. Closed Mon.
BREW HOUSE SPACE 101 South Side, 412-381-7767. "Prospectus Series No. 3: Maggie Bogdanich and Jill Marie Mason," through April 29; Special Projects Room: "Results of Grandeurious Plans," new work by Morgan Cahn, through April 29. Closed Sun.-Tues.
BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART Youngstown, Ohio, 1-330-743-1711. Tues.: "Jan Maulka: The Global Modernist," 66 works in various mediums, through May 28; "Celestial Navigation," paintings by Steve Diehl, through April 30; "David Bierk (1944-2002)," paintings, through April 30; Trumbull Branch: "Itzik Ben Shalom: Sculpture," through June 26. Closed Mon.
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Fierce Friends: Artists & Animals, 1750-1900," through Aug. 27; "The Impressionist Era: Works on Paper From the Collection," 70 prints and drawings by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir and their contemporaries, through June 18; "Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part Two," through July 30; "Barns of Western Pennsylvania: Vernacular to Spectacular," through May 28; "Tarnished: The Decline of Family Formality," antique silver serving pieces, through May 14. Docent tours available. Closed Mon.
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Wild At Heart: Selected Works From the National Museum of Wildlife Art," through Aug. 13; "PaleoLab," ongoing; "Carnegie's Dinosaurs: A World Treasure," a permanent exhibition; "Underwater Odyssey," a 45-minute earth theater program. Closed Mon.
CHATHAM COLLEGE Laughlin Music Center, Shadyside. 412-365-1140. Fri.: "Mahatma Gandhi: A Philatelic Presentation of His Life and Legacy," presenting major events in Mahatma Gandhi's life through the use of philatelic materials from more than 90 countries, including stamps, postmarks, first day covers, cachets, and cards, through April 30, opening reception, with Revati Natesan, the exhibition creator, 6-8 p.m. Closed Mon.
CONCEPT ART GALLERY Regent Square, 412-242-9200. "Penn on Braddock," a 146-panel panoramic by Felix de la Concha, with other new works, through April 30. Closed Mon.
DIGGING PITT GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-605-0450. Thurs.: "Francis Crisafio and Tom Sarver," digital works and paintings; and "Welcome Back," five former residents present new works, both through May 6, opening reception 6-9 p.m. Closed Mon.
EVERYONE AN ARTIST Lawrenceville, 412-681-2404. "Photography," new prints by Gretchen Smodic and the Allegheny East Art Therapy Program, through May 19. Closed Sun., Tues and Sat.
FE GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-860-6028. "Memories of Earthworks and Sacred Sites: A Visual Journal of a Special Excursion," through May 5. Closed Sun.-Tues.
FUTURE TENANT Downtown, 412-325-7037. "Showing Signs of Life," work by the Carnegie Mellon University Master of Fine Arts Students, through April 28. Closed Sun.-Mon.
GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. "point and shoot (shutterbugs)," 13 photographers show new work with elements of surprise, through April 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.
HOYT INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS New Castle, 724-652-2882. "Snap to It!" photographs by Prescott Moore Lassman, through April 28. Closed Sun.-Mon.
HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION CMU Hunt Library, 412-268-2434. "Yuuga: Contemporary Botanical Watercolors from Japan," 43 intricate works by 33 artists, through June 30. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.
HUSTON GALLERY Memorial Park Church, McCandless, 412-364-9492. "Children, Etc." pastel portraiture by Lois Blackson, through April 21. Daily.
JOHN EDWARD GALLERY Export, 724-325-2577. "Toni Renwick, Acrylic Paintings," through April 30. Closed Mon.
LA FOND GALLERIES South Side, 412-431-3337. "Still Life," classic oil paintings in the tradition of 17th Century Dutch Masters by Natalia Pascal, ends Sat. Closed Sun.-Mon.
MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN'S GUILD North Side, 412-322-1773. "Suze Lindsay and Lori Nix," ends Sun. Closed Sundays.
MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM North Side, 412-231-3169. "Factory Installed," four new artists in residence show their installations, through July 9; Permanent installation art by Yayoi Kusama, Winnifred Lutz, James Turrell and others on display. Visit www.mattress.org. Closed Mon.
MENDELSON GALLERY Shadyside, 412-361-8664. "Inside Out," Paintings by Dafna Rehavia Hanauer; Photographs by Susan Abramson and sculpture by Jonathan Shapiro, through April 28. Closed Sun.-Tues.
MICHAEL BERGER GALLERY Point Breeze, 412-441-4282. "From My Hand," Sculptures and Woodcuts by Fang Lijun, extended through July 30. Closed Mon.-Tues.
MORGAN CONTEMPORARY GLASS GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-5200. "Synthesis: Fusing + Kilnforming," 17 artists show their latest work created with glass fusing techniques, through July 1. Closed Sun.-Mon.
MOXIE DADA Bloomfield, 412-682-0348. "Bloom," photography by the students of the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, through April 22. Closed Sun.-Mon.
NORTH HILLS ART CENTER Ross, 412-364-3622. "Emerging," a juried intercollegiate art exhibit, through April 24. Closed Sun.
O'BANNON ORIENTAL CARPETS Squirrel Hill, 412-422-0300. "Exploring Gabbehs," tribal rugs from Iran and India, through July 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.
PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. "Drawing," 55 new pieces by 43 artists of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, through April 23; "Ken Batista: Recent Paintings"; "Syncopation," a juried show by the Pittsburgh Society of Artists"; "Fused, Painted and Blown," glass by Jeffrey Phelps; "Up Over and Down Under," work by the Fiberart Guild of Pittsburgh; "Red," new work by the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh; all through April 23. Closed Mon.
REGINA GOUGER MILLER GALLERY CMU, 412-268-3618. "The Pittsburgh Banal: The 2006 Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition," through April 23; Tues.: Lecture with Krzysztof Wodiczko, McConomy Auditorium, 6 p.m. free. Closed Mon.
707 PENN GALLERY Downtown, 412-325-7017. "Layer," drawings by Jill Daves, through May 20. Closed Sun.-Thurs.
THE SEWICKLEY GALLERY 549 Beaver St. 412-741-9040. "Waterworks 2006," the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Annual Show, through April 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.
SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY South Side, 412-431-1810. Wed.: "Benefit Auction, 2006," more than 100 lots of original prints donated by photographers throughout the country, through May 20. Closed Sun.-Tues.
SPACE GALLERY Downtown, 412-325-7723. "MY SPACE: Works focusing on personal space by Thad Kellstadt, Tom Sarver, Adam Grossi, Tom Weinrich and Ed Parrish, through May 13. Closed Sun.-Tues.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Altoona, 1-814-946-4464. "Between Heaven and Earth: The Paintings of Martha Mayer Erlebacher," through April 30; "Familiar Faces: Photographs by Sallie Zoerb," through April 23. Closed Mon.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Johnstown, 1-814-269-7234. "Balcomb Greene: Abstractionist Against the Tide," new paintings, through May 14. Closed Sat.-Sun.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Loretto, 1-814-472-3920. "A Symphony of Color: The Lyrical Paintings of Joseph Holston," 60 abstract paintings and prints, through July 23; "Ansel Adams: A Legacy," black-and-white photographs from the nature photographer, through Aug. 13. Closed Mon.
THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL GALLERY Downtown, 412-281-8723 "The Spring Event," a site specific exhibition featuring film, art, live performances and installation art done by artists of the Appalachian School, through May 5. Closed Sun.
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, 412-648-2423. "Studio Arts' Student Exhibition," through April 30. Closed Sun., open Thurs. till 8 p.m.
WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Greensburg, 724-837-1500. "Artists of the Commonwealth: Realism and Its Response in Pennsylvania Painting," works by Mary Cassatt, William Glackens, Cecilia Beaux and others, through May 21; "Carole Werder: Extra-Ordinary," contemporary paintings, through May 21. Closed Mon.-Tues.
LUNCHTIME MUSICALES Wendy Kumer, flute; Jacqueline Herbein, piano; Trombino Piano Gallerie, Downtown. Thurs. 12:10 p.m. Free. 412-765-0600.
AN EVENING OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC Featuring Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod Master with Amaan and Ayaan Aly Khan. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. Fri. 7 p.m. $25-$50. 412-818-2092.
MUSIC AT CALVARY "Brockes-Passion," by Handel. Performed by the Calvary Choir and a baroque ensemble built around the Chatham Baroque. Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside. Fri. 7:30 p.m. Free-will offering. 412-661-0120.
RENAISSANCE CITY CHOIRS "Lush Life," Kelly Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty. Sat. 8 p.m. $15 ($50 benefactor). 412-362-9484.
GUITAR SOCIETY OF FINE ART Xuefei Yang, guitar. Synod Hall, Oakland. Sat. 8 p.m. (7:15 pre-concert reception). $25. 412-394-3353.
SHIRLEY YOO piano. Bellefield Hall, Oakland. Sat. 8 p.m. Offering. 412-624-4125.
CHORAL COMPLINE Liturgical service with the Pittsburgh Compline Choir. Heinz Chapel, Oakland. Sun. 8:30 p.m. Free. 412-682-6886.
MUSIC AT RODEF SHALOM "From Schubert to Sondheim," Joshua Rosenbaum, piano; Joanne Sydney Lessner, Soprano. Rodef Shalom, Oakland. Mon. 8:15 p.m. Free. 412-621-6566.
OPERA CENTER LUNCHTIME RECITAL Featuring Sara Petrocelli, Stephen Foster Community Center, Lawrenceville. Wed. 12:30 p.m. Free. 412-621-1499.
CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE Duquesne University, PNC Recital Hall, Uptown. Wed. 8 p.m. $10. 412-396-4632.
In the Clubs
ALAN'S ROADHOUSE Petrolia, 724-756-7715. Fri.: Boss Diablo 9 p.m.
AUGGIE'S ROADHOUSE Washington, 724-743-3636. Fri.: Max'ell & The Perkulators, Sat.: 10 p.m.
BILLY'S ROADHOUSE Wexford, 724-934-1177. Tues.: Hewlett/Anderson 5 p.m.
BIRMINGHAM BRIDGE TAVERN South Side, 412-381-BREW. Thurs.: Benefit for Animal Friends with Grapevine, Fred Nelson 7 p.m.
BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Sat.: Karen Dryer & Royale with Cheese 10 p.m.
THE BRIDGE South Side, 412-381-7707. Sat.: Max'ell & The Perkulators 10 p.m.
BRILLOBOX Lawrenceville, 412-621-4900. Fri.: The Skinks, Abigails, Telefonics, Hem & Haw & others 8 p.m.; Sat.: Pleasure Technicians 10 p.m.
CEFALO'S NIGHTCLUB Carnegie, 412-276-6600. Fri., Dave Iglar Band, Sat.: Protege 9 p.m.
CIAO'S Carnegie, 412-276-9914. Mon.: Hewlett/Anderson 7:30 p.m.
HILLTOPPERS PUB Troy Hill, 412-322-3676. Fri.: Rock-It 9 p.m.
JUGHEAD'S Strip, 412-434-6366. Fri.: Open Wide, Sat.: Neutral Loss 8 p.m.
LAUTERBACH CAFE Mt. Oliver, 412-431-2255. Fri.: KPG Band 9:30 p.m.
LIVING ROOM ... AGAIN Norman Center, 19 South, 412-835-9772. Fri.: Traxx, Sat.: Teaser 9 p.m.
MAGOO'S McCandless, 412-635-2300. Fri.: Good Guys Duo, Sat.: Doug Edgell Band 10 p.m.
MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Fri.: Naked Beggars 9:30 p.m., Sat.: 8th Street Rox 10 p.m.
MOUSE TRAP Bavington, 724-796-5955. Sat.: Dave Iglar Band 9:30 p.m.
QUIET STORM Friendship, 412-661-9355. Fri.: Two Man Gentleman Band 9 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE CAFE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Sat.: Clay McClinton 8 p.m.
SCOOBY'S Bridgeville, 412-257-1300. Fri.: .45 Caliber 9:30 p.m.
31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Thurs.: Thee Sexes, Red Knife Lottery; Fri.: Science Fiction Idols, The Cheats, Sex Slaves; Sat.: Saps, Local Honey, The Bumps, Deliberate Strangers; 10 p.m.
3-B'S LOUNGE Zelienople, 724-452-9959. Fri.: Dancing Queen, Sat.: Earthquakers 10 p.m.
THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Thurs.: The Spuds, The Hope Harveys, Sat.: The Cause 9:30 p.m.
T.J.'S HIDEAWAY Evans City, 724-789-7858. Sat.: City Limits 10 p.m.
UNIVERSITY CLUB BAR Moon, 412-264-8039. Fri.: Stump Jumpers 9:30 p.m.
Z-LOUNGE South Side 412-431-1800. Sat.: Science Fiction Idols, Saviours, Video Nasties 10 p.m.
BACKDRAFT LOUNGE Baldwin, 412-884-9948. Sat.: Mystic Knights 4 p.m.
BLUES CAFE South Side, 412-431-7080. Fri.: Michael Todd 5:30 p.m., The Stickers 10 p.m.; Sat.: Chizmo Charles & Jeff Bell 5:30 p.m., Jim Adler Band 10 p.m.; Sun.: Tony Janflone Jr. Band 5:45 p.m.
CARHOPS Dormont, 412-561-5015. Fri., Souled Out, Sat.: Joe Gruschecky 10 p.m.
CASA D'ICE North Versailles, 412-823-8989. Sat.: Mystic Knights 10 p.m.
CASA THOMAS Latrobe, 724-537-9441. Fri.: Broken Mojo, 9 p.m.
GROVE IRISH PUB Ross, 412-931-1690. Sat.: Strange Brew 9 p.m.
HARLEY'S BAR McKees Rocks, 412-771-8990. Fri.: Bobby Hawkins & the Blues Train Band 9:30 p.m.
MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Thurs.: Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers 8 p.m.
NATILI'S Butler, 724-287-5033. Fri.: Soul Patrol 9 p.m.
PENN BREWERY North Side, 412-237-9402. Fri.: Blues Orphans 8:30 p.m.
PICTURES (formerly Jergel's), Ross, 412-364-9902. Fri., Sat.: Night Life 10 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Fri.: House of Soul, Sat.: Gary Belloma & the Blue Bombers 10 p.m.
STONE MANSION INN Wexford, 724-934-3000. Thurs.: Shari Richards & Rick Purcell, 8 p.m.
THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Fri.: The Pawnbrokers 10 p.m.
BLUE McCandless, 412-369-9050. Tues.: Michelle Bensen 8 p.m.
CEFALO'S NIGHTCLUB Carnegie, 412-276-6600. Thurs.: Lisa Ferraro & Friends, Wed.: Dana Cefalo & Mark Venneri 7:30 p.m.
D'IMPERIO'S Monroeville, 412-823-4800. Sat.: Harold Betters Quartet 8 p.m.
DOWE'S ON NINTH Downtown, 412-281-9225. Thurs.: Azucar 9:30 p.m.; Sat.: Al Dowe & Etta Cox, 9 p.m., Mon.: Harold Betters Quartet 5:30 p.m.
ELEPHANT & CASTLE Wexford, 724-933-6160. Sun.: Vincent Anthony & Bob Zigerelli 11 a.m.
GULLIFTY'S Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8222. Thurs.: Victor Provost, Mon.: Rich Kacin, Wed.: Kenny Blake jam 9 p.m.
HEREFORD & HOPS Cranberry, 724-742-BEER. Tues.: Vincent Anthony Trio 7 p.m.
JACKSON'S New Doubletree, Moon, 412-329-1405. Fri.: Vincent Anthony 8 p.m.
LIVING ROOM ... AGAIN Norman Center, 19 South, 412-835-9772. Thurs.: Orsini Jazz Quintet 8 p.m.
MARTINI'S Jefferson Hills, 412-384-5910. Thurs., Fri.: Spider Rondinelli & Pittsburgh Jazz Giants 8 p.m.; Sat.: Jam session 3 p.m.
MCDAIN'S Monroeville, 412-373-3335. Fri.: Kenny Blake 9 p.m.
PENN BREWERY North Side, 412-237-9402. Sat.: 5 Guys Named Moe 8:30 p.m.
QUIET STORM Friendship, 412-661-9355. Sat.: Thoth Trio 9 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Sun.: The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents Sandy Staley 7 p.m.
RIVERTOWNE Rochester, 724-774-3100. Fri.: Harold Betters Quartet 8 p.m.
STONE MANSION INN Franklin Park, 724-934-3000. Fri.: Trudy Holler 8 p.m.
WALNUT GRILL Shadyside, 412-688-8220. Tues.: Max Leake Trio 7 p.m.
WOODEN NICKEL Monroeville, 412-372-9750. Thurs.: David Crisci, Fri.: Jimmy Sapienza, Sat.: Groove Doctors 8 p.m.
LOUNGE AT LEMONT Mount Washington, 412-431-3100. Sat.: Dr. Zoot 9 p.m.
NATILI'S Butler, 724-287-5033. Sat.: Vince's Piano Quartet 9 p.m.
AMBRIDGE EAGLES 724-266-0041. Sat.: The Eldorado Band 9 p.m.
BOOTSIE'S McKeesport, 412-672-1120. Sat.: Kiger-Brannon Band 9:30 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Wed.: Ruff Creek 9:30 p.m.
BALTIMORE HOUSE Pleasant Hills, 412-653-3800. Sat.: Casanova 10 p.m.
HOLIDAY INN SELECT Bethel Park, 412-833-5300. Fri., Sat.: Night Star 8 p.m.; Sun.: Bob Morelli as Dean Martin 6:30 p.m.
STONE MANSION INN Franklin Park, 724-934-3000. Sat.: Tommy Chris 8 p.m.
BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Tues.: Rick Malis 9 p.m.
BRILLOBOX Lawrenceville, 412-621-4900. Tues.: KL Brewer, Ashley Cole 7 p.m.
ITALIAN CAFE 5147 Butler St., Lawrenceville, 412-781-3432. Fri.: Mark Sullivan & the Sofa Kings 7 p.m.
MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Wed.: Hitchhiker 8 p.m.
SALOON IN THE STRIP 412-434-7000. Thurs.: Jay Wiley, Tim Lengel 9 p.m.
SHOOTZ CAFE South Side, 412-488-3820. Tues.: Jack Erdie 7:30 p.m.
THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Wed.: Hobby Weiss 9 p.m.
UGLY North Shore, 412-508-6538. Tues.: Jay Wiley/Tim Lengel 9 p.m.
CLUB CAFE South Side, 412-431-4950. Thurs.: Leslie Bowe 10:30 p.m.
ELKS LODGE North Side, 412-321-1834. Wed.: Pgh Banjo Club 8 p.m.
HOLIDAY INN SELECT Bethel Park, 412-833-5300. Sun.: Harpist Julia Scott 10 a.m.
MOON COFFEE HOUSE Moon, 412-423-9511. Sat.: Bill Toms 8 p.m.
QUIET STORM Friendship, 412-661-9355. Fri.: Autumn in Halifax 9 p.m.
ST. JAMES PLACE TAVERN South Side, 412-431-3222. Thurs.: Tony Lee with Jason Sichi 9 p.m.
STARBUCKS Squirrel Hill, 412-422-6113. Mon.: Brad Yoder, Jason Rafalak 8 p.m.
STARLITE LOUNGE Blawnox, 412-828-9842. Fri.: Deliberate Strangers Sat.: The Riveting Rosies 8 p.m.
CAFE EURO Scott, 412-561-2060. Sat.: Trudy Holler 8 p.m.
CEFALO'S NIGHTCLUB Carnegie, 412-276-6600. Fri.: Mark Venneri 6 p.m.
HOLIDAY INN SELECT Bethel Park, 412-833-5300. Thurs.: Johnny Radko 6 p.m.
LIVING ROOM ... AGAIN Norman Center, 19 South, 412-835-9772. Fri.: Joey Frank 5:30 p.m.
LOUNGE AT LEMONT Mount Washington, 412-431-3100. Tues.: Mark Pippas, Wed.: Trudy Holler 7 p.m.
MORE Oakland, 412-621-2700. Fri.: Rose Wyner, Sat.: Judy Marlowe 8:30 p.m.
SHILOH INN Mount Washington, 412-431-4000. Fri.: Nick Fiasco, Sat.: Mike McCabe, Wed.: Doug Smith 9 p.m.
LAWRENCEVILLE MOOSE 120 51st St., 412-681-0458. Sat.: Sonya King, Johnny Watson 9:30 p.m.
PITTSBURGH IMPROV Waterfront, Homestead, 412-462-5233. Mark Eddie with Frank Nicotero, Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri. 8 and 10 p.m.
ERIC'S END ZONE Charleroi, 724-489-0875. Sat.: Wizdom Band 9 p.m.
ARGENTINE TANGO Dance Cafe, 120 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-261-0441. Wed. 9:30 p.m.
BALLROOM Elks, Buttermilk Hollow Road, 412-461-3322. Fri.: Frank Lasko 8:30 p.m.
BIG BAND Coraopolis VFW, 412-771-5247. Sun. 8 p.m.
DANCE Connolly Club, Sheraden, 412-777-9700. Sat. 9 p.m.
JITTERBUG SNPJ Club, Bridgeville, 412-366-2138. Sat. 8 p.m.
SALSA The Dance Cafe, Downtown, 412-261-0441. Fri. 9:30 p.m.
SINGLES Holiday Inn, Green Tree, 412-572-5259. Fri.: 8:30 p.m.
ALLEGHENY OBSERVATORY Riverview Park, Perrysville, 412-321-4200. One of the major astronomical research institutions of the world. Tours availablethrough October, Thurs. and Fri. evenings by appointment, free.
BEECHWOOD FARMS NATURE RESERVE Fox Chapel, 412-963-6100. Five miles of trails, open daily.
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Oakland. Discovery Room and Bonehunters Quarry; Earth Theater Shows; Fossils mini-tour, Amphibians & Reptiles Discover Cart. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. $10 adults; $7 seniors; $6 ages 3-18 and students with ID; under 3 free. 412-622-3131.
CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER One Allegheny Ave. Sat.: Moviemaking Career Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; activities included in general admission. Exhibits: "Action! An Adventure in Moviemaking," through May 21; Miniature Railroad & Village; UPMC SportsWorks. Rangos Omnimax: "Everest," "Mystery of the Nile," "Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon." Buhl Planetarium: "Far Out Space Places," "Ringworld," "Stars of the Pharaoh," "Stars Over Pittsburgh," "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Laser shows Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m.-midnight. Admission: $14 adults, children ages 3-12, $10. 412-237-3400.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Allegheny Center, North Side. . Mon.: Shristi Dances of India 1:30 p.m.; Activities: Create with Clay, Build Your Own Car, Tot Time, Musical Movements, Radio workshop, Professor MiGooch, Woodworking. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. $8 adults; $7 kids 2-18; under 2 free. Parking $3 for members, $5 nonmembers. 412-322-5058.
HEINZ HISTORY CENTER Strip District. Exhibits: "AfterImage: Mill Life Remembered," "Clash of Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-63," "Rediscovering Lewis & Clark: A Journey with the Rooney Family." Open daily 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. $7.50 adults; $6 seniors; $5 students with ID; $3.50 children ages 6-18; free to members and children under 6. 412-454-6000.
NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. Indoor Tropical Rainstorm, 12:30 p.m.; Penguin Premiere Show 1 p.m.; Interactive Feeding in Tropical Rainstorm, 2:30 p.m.; Feathers and Eggs Parts Cart, 4:30 p.m. Fantasy of Flight Bird Show, Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6.50 kids 2-12; under 2 free. 412-323-7235.
PHIPPS CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park. Guided tours, free with admission Open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. till 9 p.m. $7.50 adults; $6.50 seniors; $5.50 students; $4.50 children 2-12; under 2 free. 412-622-6914.
PITTSBURGH ZOO & PPG AQUARIUM Highland Park. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. The entire zoo closes at 5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 seniors; $6 kids 2-13; under 2 free. Free parking. 412-665-3639.
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS MUSEUM Heinz History Center, Strip. Same admission fees and hours as the History Center. 412-454-6000.
BAYERNHOF MUSEUM O'Hara, 412-782-4231. Collection of automatic musical instruments. Disk and cylinder music boxes, nickelodeons, automatic banjo and violin players and merry-go-round organs. By appointment. $10. Children 12 and up only.
BLOCKHOUSE AT FORT PITT Pittsburgh's oldest building, erected in 1764 by Col. Henry Bouquet. Historical and educational displays. Point State Park. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
BOST BUILDING Homestead, 412-464-4020. "Steel Around: Big Steel's Enduring Legacy," artifacts and photographs of the history of steelmaking, from the 1800s to today. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
BUSHY RUN BATTLEFIELD Harrison City. Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 724-527-5584.
CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Allegheny Ave., North Side. Group tours of the 107-year-old church and its three magnificent 30-foot-high Tiffany windows; tours by appointment. Free. 412-323-1070.
CLAYTON Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. Tour the restored home of Henry Clay Frick. Also on the grounds, the Antique Car and Carriage Museum features exhibits on the history of automobile and many early examples of cars. Also The Cafe at the Frick. Tours daily, free parking, closed Mon. Admission varies.
COMPASS INN MUSEUM Laughlintown. 724-238-4983. Authentically restored 1799 stagecoach stop. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m.
COOPER CABIN Butler, 724-283-8116. Built circa 1810 by Samuel Cooper. Tours of the cabin and other houses available. Operated by the Butler County Historical Society.
CRISTY HOUSE Adjacent to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Sewickley, 724-774-1505. 150-year-old historic building, open for lunch Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sixth Ave., Downtown, 412-471-3436. Tours include 13 Tiffany stained-glass windows, after 10:45 a.m. Sun. service. Group tours by appointment.
FORT PITT MUSEUM Point State Park, 1-866-PA-TRAIL. Museum of Colonial life in Western Pa. Historical models, educational programs on the French and Indian War. Wed.-Sun.
GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE MUSEUM Wilmerding, 412-823-0500. Displays of family items, inventions, achievements and electrical appliances. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
HARMONY MUSEUM Near Harmony, Butler County, 724-452-7341. Exhibits on American Indians, Washington's 1753 mission, German Separatists and more. Tours 1-4 p.m. daily, except Mon. During a renovation project guided tour fees have been reduced to $2 for adults and $1 for children. Regular fees for guided tours are $5 for adults and $2 for children.
HARTWOOD Allison Park, 412-767-9200. Guided tours of historical mansion, daily 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
JIMMY STEWART MUSEUM Indiana, 724-349-6112. Family portraits, film awards, costumes, photos, posters and film clips. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
LEMOYNE HOUSE Washington, 724-225-6740. First National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. by appointment.
KERR MEMORIAL MUSEUM Oakmont, 412-826-9295. Guided tours of the restored Victorian home. Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6 students.
LOWRIE/SHAW HOUSE Butler, 724-283-8116. A circa 1828 home restored by Butler County Historical Society. Tours. Sun. 1-3 p.m.
MARIDON MUSEUM, Butler, 724-282-0213; Exhibit "A Collector's Passion" exhibit of 100 pieces of Chinese and Japanese art and artifacts from Neolithic to contemporary. Sat.-Tues. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.; $4 adults; $3 students/seniors.
NATIONALITY ROOMS University of Pittsburgh, 412-624-6000. 26 rooms reflect heritage of Pittsburgh's immigrants. Tours daily.
OLD ECONOMY VILLAGE, 270 Sixteenth St., Ambridge, 724-266-4500. A national historical landmark that preserves the history and culture of the highly successful 19th century religious communal society. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 9-5 p.m.; Sun.: noon-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission: $7 ages 18 and older; $5 ages 6-17; $6 seniors; free 6 and younger.
OLD ST. LUKE'S Old Washington Pike, Scott, 412-851-9212. Pioneer church, 1823 pipe organ, Revolutionary War graves. Sun. 1:30-4 p.m.
PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM Washington, Pa., 724-228-9256. Sat.-Sun.: Bunny Trolley. Trolley Display Building with 30 trolleys from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Brazil. Open for tours, Mon.-Fri. 10-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun.: 11-5 p.m., $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 children 3-15; 2 and under, free.
PHOTO ANTIQUITIES MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY Early photographic images, cameras, and developing techniques on display. North Side 412-231-7881. Mon.-Sat. 10-4 p.m.
RACHEL CARSON HOMESTEAD Springdale, 724-274-5459. Home of ecologist and author of "Silent Spring." Open Sat. and Sun. 1-5 p.m., weekdays by appointment.
SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS HISTORY CENTER Sewickley, 412-741-4487. A glimpse of the great estates of Pittsburgh's early industrialists. Weekdays 3-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-2 p.m.
SOLDIERS & SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL AND MUSEUM 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.
BORDERS BOOKS Pittsburgh Mills, 724-275-5820. Wed.: Storytime, 1 p.m.;
BORDERS BOOKS South Hills Village, 412-835-5583. Sat.: Storytime, 1 p.m.
MUNCHKIN'S BOOKSHELF 10616 Perry Highway, Wexford, 724-933-6257. Sat.: Easter Storytime, 11 a.m.
MYSTERY LOVERS BOOKSHOP Oakmont, 412-828-4877. Wed.: Author Susan Wittig, 1:30 p.m.
APPLE HILL PLAYHOUSE For the 2006 season of plays and musicals. At the theater, 275 Manor Road, Delmont. Sat. 9 a.m.-noon., musical auditions 1-4 p.m. all by appointment. Call 724-468-5050 or visit www.applehillplayhouse.org.
SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY Seeking musicians, singers, acrobats/circus performers with self-contained acts. Minimal rehearsal may be required. Produced by New Place Collaborations and Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. Call 412-904-2179 for information. Deadline is Sat.
NORTH STAR KIDS PERFORMING TROUPE Girls and boys grades two through six. By appointment only, April 28. Call backs April 29. Call 724-443-2019 for information.
Call for Artists
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF BUTLER COUNTY For participation in the "Painted Hog Show," June 16-July 14. Artwork should have a feel from the 1950s and be family friendly. Call 724-283-6922 for more information.
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH New-member screening April 30. Deadline for application is April 21; artists within 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh are eligible. Visit www.aapgh.org or 412-361-1370 for information.
HORSE TRADING DAYS ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL Crafters, artists and vendors for annual festival, July 20-22, in Zelienople. Call 724-321-4265 or visit www.horsetradingdays.info for application.
MT. LEBANON ART IN THE PARK Artists, crafters, musicians for annual festival, Oct. 7-8. Call 412-561-1224 for information.
SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS For "Celebrate Sewickley," featuring artists living in Sewickley and art depicting Sewickley, scheduled for May 21-June 9. Deadline is May 1. Call 412-741-4405 for more information.