THE DUPREES/JIMMY BEAUMONT & THE SKYLINERS Palace Theatre, Thurs. 8 p.m. $28-$48. 724-853-4050.
JJ GREY/MOFRO Diesel, Thurs. 8 p.m. With: Hill Country Revue, featuring members of the North Mississippi All Stars. $16-$18. 412-323-1919.
JOAN OSBORNE Mr. Small's, Thurs. 8 p.m. With: Matt Morris. $25. 1-866-468-3401.
CELTIC THUNDER Petersen Events Center, Fri. 8 p.m. $35.50-$55.50. 412-323-1919.
MATTHEW SWEET Mr. Small's, Fri. 8 p.m. With: The Bridges. $17. 1-866-468-3401.
FORMULA 412 Altar Bar, Fri. 9 p.m. $10. 412-323-1919.
BELLAMY BROTHERS A.J. Palumbo Center, Sat. 7:30 p.m. $20. 412-323-1919.
INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS Calliope at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland, Sat. 7:30 p.m. $35-$48; 412-394-3353.
TYLER JAMES Thunderbird Cafe, Sat. 8 p.m. With: Micah Dalton, Nathan Angelo. $8-$10. 412-323-1919.
SMOKEY ROBINSON Benedum Center, Sat. 8 p.m. $59-$99. 412-456-6666.
MATISYAHU Mr. Small's, Sat. 8:30 p.m. $26. 1-866-468-3401.
HIGH ON FIRE Rex Theatre, Mon. 7:30 p.m. $13. 412-323-1919.
ANBERLIN Mr. Small's, Tues. 7 p.m. With: Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Staylight Run, There for Tomorrow. $16. 1-866-468-3401.
UNDEROATH Gravity, Wed. 7 p.m. With: Saosin, The Devil Wears Prada, Person L. $20-$23. 412-323-1919.
ANGELIQUE KIDJO Byham Theater, Wed. 7:30 p.m. $20-$37. 412-456-6666.
BLUES TRAVELER Mr. Smalls, Wed. 8:30 p.m. $26. 1-866-468-3401.
BACKSTAGE BAR Theater District, Downtown, 412-325-6769. Bait & Switch, Sat. 5 p.m.
FUNNY BONE Station Square, 412-281-3130. Joe Roy, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 8 and 10:15 p.m.
PITTSBURGH IMPROV Waterfront, Homestead, 412-462-5233. Anjelah Johnson, Thurs. 8 p.m.; Fri. 8 and 10 p.m.
SLAPSTICKS Royal Place Restaurant, Castle Shannon, 412-920-5653. Ultimate Comedy Competition II Round 1, Fri. 8 p.m.; Brad Ryan & Friends Sat. 8 p.m.
CASTLE BLOOD 2860 Main St. (Route 40), Beallsville, Washington County. Oct. 24-26, 31, and Nov. 1. Ticket booth open 7-10 p.m. $13. Also No-Scare daylight tours Oct. 26, 1-4 p.m. $5. 724-632-3242; www.castleblood.com.
CHEESEMAN'S FRIGHT FARM Cheeseman Road, off Route 19, Portersville, Butler County. Through Nov. 1. Thurs.-Sun., dusk to at least 10 p.m. Thurs. and Sun., $10; Fri. and Sat., $12. 724-368-3233; www.cheesemanfarm.com.
CHILLY BILLY CARDILLE'S TEMPLE OF TERROR Chiller Theatre, Nightmares Haunted House and Vampire's Lair. Benefits Syria Shrine Center. Syria Shrine Center, Harmar. Through Oct. 30. Fri.-Sat. 7-11 p.m.; Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7-10 p.m. $10. 724-274-7000; www.templeofterror.net.
CREEPY HOLLOW Haunted trail through woods. Proceeds benefit Hookstown Volunteer Fire Dept. Hookstown VFD, 102 Silver Slipper Road, Hookstown. Fri.-Sat., dusk-11 p.m. $5. 724-573-4111; hookvfd.org.
DEMON HOUSE Monongahela, off the 43 Turnpike. Through Nov. 1. Doors open at 7 p.m. Box office closes at midnight Fri. and Sat. and at 10 p.m. Thurs., Sun. and Halloween. $15. www.demonhouse.com.
FIRE HALL FRIGHT: MURDER AT THE MOVIES Proceeds benefit the Vandergrift Improvement Program, Kiski Area Community Outreach Program and the Vandergrift #1 Fire Hall. Vandergrift #1 Fire Hall, 278 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Fri.-Sat. 7-11 p.m. $5. 724-567-5286; www.officialvandergrift.com/fire_hall_fright.html.
FRIGHT FARM Rich Farms, Route 857, Smithfield. Through Nov. 1. Wed., Thurs. and Sun., plus Oct. 27 and 28, dusk-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., dusk-midnight. $15. 724-564-7644 or 1-888-564-7644; www.frightfarm.com.
HAUNTED HAYLOFT 887 W. Mud Pike, Rockwood. Through Nov. 1. Fri.-Sat. 7-11 p.m. $12. 1-814-926-2779.
HAUNTED HILLS HAYRIDE AND THE VALLEY OF DARKNESS Proceeds benefit Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Spectrum Charter School. Route 48 (half-mile north of the intersection with Route 30), North Versailles. Through Nov. 1. Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 7-11 p.m. $10 each attraction or $15 for both. 412-824-1214; hauntedhillshayride.com.
HAUNTED HOUSE Maze of rooms includes Salem Witch Trials, the Wild West, the Inquisition, the Plague and more. Sewickley United Methodist Church, 337 Broad St., Sewickley. Fri.-Sat. and Oct. 31, 7-9:30 p.m. $6. Special lighted tour for kids Sat., noon-2 p.m. $3. 412-741-9430; www.sewickleyumc.org.
HAUNTED MINE Tours through "haunted" Tour-Ed Mine. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tour-Ed Mine, Route 28, exit 14, Tarentum. Through Oct. 31. Thurs. 7-10 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 7-11 p.m. $10. 724-224-4720; www.thehauntedmine.com.
HUNDRED ACRES MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE Massacre Mansion, Valleyview Hospital, Fearscapes Factory and The Maze. Proceeds benefit the Homeless Children's Education Fund and Animal Friends. Hundred Acres Drive, off Corrigan Drive, South Park.Through Nov. 1. Wed., Thurs. and Sun. 7-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 7-11:30 p.m. $13. 412-851-HAUNT; www.hundredacresmanor.org.
PHANTOM FRIGHT NIGHTS New attractions include Voodoo Bayou and Ghostwood Estate. Not recommended for children under 13. Kennywood Park. Through Nov. 1. Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m.-1 a.m., $23 at the gate, $20 in advance at Giant Eagle locations. 412-461-0500; www.phantomfrightnights.com.
THE SCAREHOUSE Hall of Nightmares, Screamatorium and Delirium 3-D. May be too intense for children under 13. 118 Locust St., Etna. Through Nov. 1. Thurs. and Sun. 7-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m.-midnight. $16 Thurs. and Sun.; $17 Fri. and Sat. 412-781-5885; www.scarehouse.com.
HAUNTED VILLAGE Tours, paranormal presentations, hay ride. Presented by West Overton Museums. West Overton Village, Scottdale. Oct. 24-26, 6-10 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Masquerade ball Sat., $15. 724-887-7910.
ALAMEDA PARK HAUNTED BONFIRE Storytelling, bonfire, treasure dig and refreshments. Kids invited to come in costume. Alameda Park's Masonic Shelter, North New Castle Road on Alameda Park Road, two miles west of Butler. Sat. 6:30 p.m.. $7/child. Pre-registration preferred: 724-284-5383.
BUMP IN THE NIGHT Non-scary family event. Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd., Squirrel Hill. Fri.-Sat. 7-9 p.m. $10 ages 12 and up; $8 ages 2-11. Advance registration required. 412-422-6538.
CHILDREN'S TRICK OR TREAT PARADE First annual Camp Cadet, for kids 13 and under. Lutherlyn, Butler, Sat., noon. 724-284-8100, ext. 250.
GATEWAY CLIPPER FLEET HALLOWEEN CRUISES All cruises are $25, for 21 and older, and board at 7 p.m. and sail at 8 p.m. from Station Square. 412-355-7980; www.gatewayclipper.com. DVE Halloween Bash: The Clarks and Grapevine Fri.; 3WS "Boos" Cruise: Donnie Iris, Sat.
HALLOWBOO! Family Halloween celebration, with trick-or-treating in Storybook Forest, hay bale maze, hedge maze, haunted train ride and more. Idlewild Park, Ligonier. Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. $19.95. 724-238-3666; www.idlewild.com.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS Kids can come in costume and take part in Halloween activities. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park. Free with admission. Sun. 4-8 p.m. 412-622-6914; www.phipps.conservatory.org.
HALLOWEEN LANTERN TOURS Family-oriented event featuring games, crafts, tour of cemetery and storytelling. Depreciation Lands Museum, Hampton. Sat. 6 p.m. $5 adults, $3 kids. 412-486-0563. Late Night Cemetery Tour: Residents of the Depreciation Lands Museum cemetery will tell their life stories. Sat. 9 p.m. $5 adults. 412-486-0563.
HOBGOBLIN HIKES Guided walk through haunted woods in Cedar Creek Park, Fri. 7-9 p.m. Free. 724-830-3959; www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks.
HOOTIN' OWL-O-WEEN Treats, crafts and activities. National Aviary, North Side. Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free with admission. 412-323-7235; www.aviary.org.
KDKA ZOOBOO FOR KIDS' SAKE ZooBoo, with Haunted House, not-so-spooky Train Ride, costume parade and contest, animal activities and trick or treating. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Highland Park. Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with admission. 412-665-3640; zoo.pgh.pa.us.
KIDTOBERFEST Includes crafts, shows, and activities. Station Square, Sat., noon-4 p.m. 412-261-2811.
MADCAP MASQUERADE Costume or black-tie fundraiser benefits Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Schenley Plaza. Sat. $250 for entire evening or $50 for After Nine portion. www.pittsburghparks.org or 412-682-7275.
MILLER LITE MASQUERADE Hard Rock Cafe Station Square, Sat. 9 p.m. Tickets $5 in advance. Featuring local entertainer Lovebettie.
MILLVALE CREEPY HARVEST PARTY Includes pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, train rides, creepy story walk and snacks. For kids 12 and younger. Pre-registration strongly suggested. Millvale Riverfront Park, Sat. 5-7 p.m. $3. 412-821-2777.
NIGHT OF THE SINGING DEAD #16, ELECTION FRIGHT COVERAGE Funny, irreverent musical. Rex Theatre, Sat. 8 p.m. $13. 412-431-0700.
NORTHERN NIGHTMARES HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL Information: www.northernnightmares.com. The Nightmare Tour: Trolley tours of alleged haunted locales in Zelienople and Harmony, Fri.-Sat. 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. through Nov. 1. $12/adults, $7/children under 12. The Solid "Mold" Dancers: Halloween-themed dance performances, Main Street and Grandview Avenue, Zelienople. Fri. and Sat. 6:15-9 p.m. through Nov. 1. Free. Chiller Theater: Classic monster movies, Herbe's Z-Town Cafe, Main Street, Zelienople, Fri. and Sat. through Nov. 1 (no movie Oct. 31). See Web site for movies and times.
PUMPKIN PATCH TROLLEY Trolley rides and pumpkin patch. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, near Washington County Fairgrounds. Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults, $8; seniors, $7; children 3-13, $5. 724-228-9256; www.pa-trolley.org.
PUMPKINS & POPCORN Family Halloween celebration, with pumpkin decorating, snacks, face painting, balloon art and goodie bags. SouthSide Works Cinema, Sat. 1:30 p.m. $13 adults, $10 kids. 412-481-1880.
SPIRITS OF THE RIVERFRONT Presented by RiverQuest on vessel Discovery, includes pirates, ghosts and regional history. Recommended for kids 8 and up. RiverQuest, North Side. Fri. 7-9 p.m. $10-$15. Pre-registration recommended. 412-231-2712.
ZOMBIE FEST Annual Zombie event presented by WBGN's "It's Alive" show. Information: www.theitsaliveshow.com/zombiefest2008/home.htm. Zombie Fest: Vendors, film screenings, live music and other activities, Monroeville Mall, Sat.-Sun., free. Zombie Masquerade Ball: Churchill Valley Country Club. Fri. 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $20 in advance, $22 at the door. World Zombie Day Zombie Walk, Monroeville Mall, Sun. registration 9 a.m.; walk starts at 10 a.m.
ZOMBIE MASQUERADE BALL Costume dance includes live music, costume contest and refreshments. Churchill Valley Country Club, Fri. 9 p.m. $20. 412-243-7600.
CONSERVATORY DANCE COMPANY "Student Choreography Project." George Roland White Performance Studio, Downtown. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. $18-$20. 412-621-4445.
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER HARVEST FEST Includes hayrides, wildlife walking trail, craft tent, music and games. Sat., noon-4 p.m., Animal Rescue League Wildlife Center, Verona. 412-793-6900.
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***AFTER GEORGE An evening of political monologues exploring life in a post-George W. Bush America. The New Olde Bank Theatre, Verona. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. $10. 412-251-7904 or www.newobt.com.
THE BEST OF THE THEATRE FESTIVAL IN BLACK & WHITE Pittsburgh Playwrights Presents the best of the thought-provoking festival. Program A: "The Holding Cell," by Wali Jamal, directed by Marci Woodruff; "The Other Side," by Bob Gorczyca, directed by Mark Clayton Southers; "Half of Zero," by Amy Hartman, directed by Wali Jamal; "The Exile of King Harold," by Mark Clayton Southers, directed by Andrew Paul. Program B: "Bones," by Javon Johnson, directed by Mark Whitehead; "F.O.R.D. by David Turkel, directed by Kim El; "Pieces," by Vanessa German, directed by Corey Rieger; "A Question of Taste," by Andrew Ade, directed By Ron Black. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, The Jackman Building. Downtown. Through Oct. 30. $10-$15. See schedule at www.pghplaywrights.com or 412-288-0358.
CAN CAN Cole Porter's musical love story bursting with dance and song. Point Park Conservatory Theater (student productions), Playhouse, Oakland. Ends Sun. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. $17-$15.50. 412-621-4445.
THE CLEAN HOUSE Sarah Ruhl's surreal tragicomedy about American race and class. University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Oakland. Ends Sun. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $22-$12. 412-624-7529.
DIANE'S HEART Newlyweds struggle to find their way in a world of many temptations. Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland. Through Nov. 1. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 4 p.m. $20 (discounts available). 412-624-7298 or www.kuntu.org.
HARVEY A comedy by Mary Chase. Community Theatre Players, Community Presbyterian Church, 7501 Church Ave., Ben Avon. Ends Sat. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. $7; 412-734-2050.
***THE HEIRESS By Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on "Washington Square" by Henry James. About a wealthy and painfully shy young woman and the clever, debonair suitor who suddenly pursues her. Little Lake Theatre, North Strabane. Through Nov. 1. Thurs-Sat 8 p.m. $10-$15. 724-745-6300 or www.littlelake.org.
***IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE Theatreworks USA presents a bouncy musical revue based on favorite children's books. Pittsburgh International Children's Theatre Presents at Marshall Middle School, McCandless, Thurs. 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Moon High School, Fri. 7 p.m.; Mt. Lebanon High School, Sat. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Byham Theater, Downtown, Sun. 2 p.m. $20-$9.50. 412--321-5520.
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Everything you've secretly thought about dating, romance and marriage in a modern musical comedy. Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown. Through Feb. 1. Wed.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m.; some exceptions. $34.50. 412-456-6666 or www.pittsburghclo.org.
***I'M SORRY THE BRIDGE IS OUT, YOU'LL HAVE TO SPEND THE NIGHT A couple find themselves stranded near a medieval castle when a bridge washes out and they are stranded for the night. Grand Theatre, 207 Second Ave., Elizabeth. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $15-$11, 412-384-0504.
***JERUSALEM TO PITTSBURGH: BUILDING BRIDGES TO CO-EXISTENCE An evening of improv theater. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, Schenley Circle. Mon. 8 p.m. Free. 412-521-0444.
KIMBERLY AKIMBO A 16-year-old girl has a disease that causes her body to age four times faster than normal in the midst of a dysfunctional family. Off the Wall Theater, 147 N. Main St., Washington, Pa. Ends Sat. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. $20-$5; 724- 873-3576 or www.insideoffthewall.com.
A LITTLE PRINCESS Based upon Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel of Sara Crewe at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Little Lake Theatre, North Strabane. Ends Sun. Sat.-Sun 1:30 p.m. $10-$12. 724-745-6300 or www.littlelake.org.
***LONG STORY SHORT A world premiere musical commission co-produced with Theatreworks by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda that follows a couple from courtship and beyond. City Theatre, 13th and Bingham streets, South Side. Thurs. through Nov. 16. Tues. 7 p.m.; Wed.- Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5:30 and 9 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $17-$35. 412-431-2489.
LUCKY STIFF A zany farce about a nerdy shoe salesman who goes on a gambling trip. Apple Hill Playhouse, Manor Road, Delmont. Through Nov. 1. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $19-$17. (Dinner packages with the Lamplighter Restaurant available.) 724-468-5050 or www.applehillplayhouse.org.
***LYSISTRATA Aristophanes' political comedy from 411 B.C. in which women aim to stop the war by withholding sex. University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning, Studio Theatre, Oakland. Wed. through Nov. 9. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $10. 412-624-PLAY.
MOLIERE THAN THOU A one-man theater piece by Timothy Mooney. Moliere is left without a cast after the rest of the actors get food poisoning. Washington and Jefferson College, Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington, Pa. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. $12-$10. 724-223-OLIN or www.washjeff.edu.
MY THREE ANGELS Old Schoolhouse Players at Bud Allison Memorial Auditorium, 20 Wabash Ave., Hickory. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. $11-$9. 724-344-7467.
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FIRSTS Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Warhol Museum co-sponsor the annual festival. American premieres of performing and visual artists are on the schedule including: Barcelona-based Teatro de los Sentidos in "El Eco de la Sombra (The Echo of the Shadow)" (through Oct. 25); the Norwegian dance-theater Jo Stromgren Kompani in "The Department" (Thurs. and Fri.). www.PIFOF.org or 412-456-6666.
RADIO GOLF August Wilson's final play in the epic 10-play "Pittsburgh Cycle" is set in 1990s Pittsburgh -- two new stadiums are about to be built, but there's still not a supermarket in the Hill District and Harmond Wilks tries to be the first African-American mayor of the city. Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O'Reilly Theater, Downtown. Through Nov. 2. Tues.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 and 7 p.m.; Oct. 25, 30 and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.; some exceptions. $15.50-$55.50. 412-316-1600.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS A small-town beauty shop is the setting for this Southern drama. Bethel Park Heritage Players, Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $6-$16. 412-831-6800 or www.heritageplayers.org.
TARZAN AND JANE Interactive children's musical theater. Gemini Children's Theater, The Factory, Point Breeze. Through Nov. 16. Sat.-Sun. 1 and 3 p.m. $9. 1-866-243-6460 or www.geminitheater.org.
TWELFTH NIGHT Shakespeare's romantic tale named for the traditional festival of misrule. Shakespeare in the Park, Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Blvd. & Nicholson St., Squirrel Hill, Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. Free. www.pittsburghshakespeare.com.
***THE WIZ The Urban League Charter School is celebrating it's 10th anniversary with an alumni production starring Etta Cox, Denise Powell. Kelly-Strayhorn Performing Arts Center, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m. $10-$12. 412-394-3353.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Classic Audrey Hepburn. "Smokin' Sundays" series. Regent Square Theater, Edgewood, Sun. 8 p.m. 412-682-4111.
EU TU ELLES Darlene returns to the cane fields of Bahia with her young son. Latin American Film Series. Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Free.
LET THE WIND BLOW Arjun, an 18-year-old student, and his friend Chabia, a garage mechanic, are tempted to apply for work in the Persian Gulf, where wages are high. Global Lens Series at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Harris Theater, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Regent Square Theater, Sat. 3:15 p.m.
PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL Ends Sun. SouthSide Works Cinema. Go to www.plgfs.org for full schedule of films and events at additional venues. See Page W-24 for capsule reviews of selected films from week two.
PROJECTING HOPE FILM FESTIVAL Includes such faith- and family-focused films as "Billy: The Early Years," "Fireproof," "Amazing Grace" and "Bella." Waterworks Cinemas, Fri.-Sun. Visit www.projectinghope.com for full schedule of films and times. Free tickets at the box office (first come-first served); advance tickets $5 service charge.
STRAIGHT, NO CHASER Documentary film about jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Oakland. Tues. 7 p.m. Free.
THREE RIVERS FILM FESTIVAL SNEAK PREVIEWS Edgewood Club, Thurs. 6-8 p.m. Preview party at Molly Brannigans, Mt. Lebanon, Wed. 7-9 p.m. 412-681-5449, ext. 206.
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ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Side, 412-237-8300. "1958," photographs by McDermott and McGough, through Jan. 11; "We Are Survival Machines," images and audio of war between zombies and humans by Carl DiSalvo and David Holstius, through Nov. 16. Permanent collection with more than 500 works of art drawn from the Warhol's extensive collections. Closed Mon.
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. Heinz Architectural Center: "Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes," the contemporary American suburb and its influence on American life, through Jan. 18; multiple galleries: "Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International," the oldest international survey of contemporary art in North America, through Jan. 11. Docent tours available. Closed Mon.
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya," through Jan. 4; "Exploring the Arctic Seafloor: Photographs by Chris Linder," 30 photographs of undersea mountains near the North Pole, through Jan. 25; "Illustrations by Jane Hyland," the anatomy of moths, through Nov. 1. Closed Mon.
***FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. Sat.: "From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings From the Prado," through Jan. 4; "Meissonier: A Final Masterpiece, A Pittsburgh Home," with late-19th-century painting "1806, Jena," by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, through May 31. Art on display from the Frick private collection. Guided tours available. Closed Mon.
HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION CMU Hunt Library, 412-268-2434. "Pancrace Bessa and the Golden Age of French Botanical Illustration," through Dec. 19. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m.
MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM North Side, 412-231-3169. "Inner and Outer Space," installations of six artists from six countries offer new perceptions of space, through Jan. 11. Permanent installation art by Yayoi Kusama, Winnifred Lutz, James Turrell and others on display. Visit www.mattress.org. Closed Mon.
PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER Friendship, 412-365-2145. "Absence of Body," giant glass bird's nest and other displays by Susan Taylor Glasgow, through Jan. Closed Mon.
SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY South Side, 412-431-1810. "Eloquent Eggs & Disintegrating Dice," photographs by Rosamond Purcell, through Nov. 29. Closed Sun.-Tues.
SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Strip District, 412-261-7003. "Altered Books," by Sharon McCartney and SCC students, through Nov. 29; "The Enamel Experience," featuring artists from the UK, Germany and U.S., through Jan. 10; "TAG," an international traveling exhibition of small metals, through Jan. 10; EAT Gallery: "Cooking With Sticks," a multimedia installation by Tom Sarver, through Jan. 10. Closed Sun.-Mon.
***SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Altoona, 1-814-946-4464. Fri.: "Sentinel of Time: Vintage Photographs of William H. Rau," through Jan. 17; Fri.: "Not Just for Kids: Book Illustrations by Colleen Browning and Joe Servello," through Jan. 17; "Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common's Annual Juried Exhibition," through Nov. 29. Closed Mon.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Johnstown, 1-814-269-7234. "Allied Artists of Johnstown's 76th Annual Juried Show," through Dec. 12. Closed Sat.-Sun.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Ligonier, 724-238-6015. "Breaking Free," paintings by Joan Coate Milson, through Nov. 23. Closed Mon.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Loretto, 1-814-472-3920. "Judith Counsel Vipond: The Magnificent and Macabre," through March 28; "A Celebration of the Wolf Family Donations to the Permanent Collection," ends Sun. Closed Sun.
WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Greensburg, 724-837-1500. Robertshaw Gallery: "From the Ruhr Valley to the Steel City: Industrial Scenes from the Rhineland Industrial Museum," through Dec. 28; Friedlander Gallery: "A Complement to Painting in the United States: Works on paper from the Permanent Collection," through Nov. 23. Permanent collection of American art; Closed Mon.-Tues.
WOOD STREET GALLERIES Downtown, 412-456-6666. Pipe Building: "Gravity of Light," traveling exhibition by Doug and Mike Starn, through Oct. 30; "Zee[Range]," by Kurt Hentschlager, through Dec. 31. Closed Mon.
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AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM/JCC Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8011, ext. 105. Berger Gallery: "Falling In," animation project by Ally Reeves, through Dec. 15. Daily.
THE ART LOFT Mt. Lebanon, 412-563-3003. "Gasoline Dreams and Rust Belt Blues," by Vaughn Clay, through Nov. 1. Closed Sun.
ARTUP Downtown, 412-443-8132. "The People's History Project -- An American Empire," by Mike Konopacki, through Nov. 15. Closed Sun.-Mon.
BELLA ARTE GALLERY Shadyside, 412-362-7200. "County Fair," paintings by Kit Paulsen, through Nov. 3. Closed Sun.-Mon., Tues. by appointment only.
BORELLI-EDWARDS GALLERIES Lawrenceville, 412-687-2606. "Intimacy & Voyeurism," new paintings by Brody Parker Burroughs, through Nov. 1. Closed Sun-Mon.
BOST BUILDING Homestead, 412-464-4020. "Seeing Pittsburgh," 44 Pittsburghers photograph what defines their community, through Jan. 31. Closed Sun.
***BOXHEART GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. "Eggs, Rocks, Pearls," by Brenda Stumpf, through Nov. 8. Closed Mon.
CHATHAM UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY GALLERY Shadyside, 412-365-1857. "A.I.R. Cooperative Show," ends Fri. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
THE CLAY PLACE Carnegie, 412-276-3260. "Echoes and Whispers," botanically themed work by Yoko Sekino-Bove, through Nov. 8. Closed Sun.
***ELAN FINE ART GALLERY Sewickley, 412-749-0427. "Variations/Phenomena," by Christo Braun, ends Sat. Closing reception Sat. 6-9 p.m. Closed Sun.-Mon.
FE GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-860-6028. "In the Making: 250 Years/ 250 Artists," a salon-style exhibition celebrating 250 artists of Southwestern Pennsylvania, through Jan. 10. Closed Sun.-Tues.
***FILMMAKERS GALLERIES North Oakland, 412-681-5449. Fri.: "The Great Depression," by filmmaker and photographer Bill Daniel, through Jan. 10. Opening reception Fri. 7-9:30 p.m. Daily, weekend evenings.
THE FRAMERY Lawrenceville, 412-687-2102. "Faces/The Children of Manchester," through Oct. 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.
***FRANK L. MELEGA ART MUSEUM Brownsville, 724-785-9331. Sat.: "Ellen's Art Show," by Ellen Daugherty, through Jan. 18. Opening reception Sat. 1-5 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Daily.
GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. "Supporting Cast," costumed clay marionettes by Dennis Bergevin, through Nov. 1; "Raw," jewelry by Anna Bloom, through Nov. 1. Closed Sun.-Mon.
GALLERY ON 43RD STREET Lawrenceville, 412-683-6488. "Estano Luchador," assemblage and mixed media by Robert Villamagna, through Oct. 31. Closed Mon.
HARLAN GALLERY Seton Hill University, Greensburg, 724-830-1071. "Touchstone at Seton Hill," through Nov. 20. Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-8 p.m.; Fri. 1-3 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.
HOYT ART CENTER New Castle, 724-652-2282. "Annual Mid-Atlantic Exhibition," through Oct. 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.
LATROBE ART CENTER Latrobe, 724-537-7011. "Everything's Changing," varied media by gallery members, through Nov. 8; "Plein Aire," by regional landscape artists, through Nov. 8. Closed Sun.
***MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN'S GUILD North Side, 412-322-1773. Downtown: "Altered Meanings," by Cat Chow and Jesse McLean, through Jan. 9. Meet the artist Wed. 7 p.m. Closed Sat.-Sun.
MATTHEWS ART GALLERY Bellevue, 412-761-0301. Memorial Art Exhibit honoring Florence Benaquista, through Oct. 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.
McDONOUGH MUSEUM OF ART Youngstown State University, Ohio, 1-330-742-3285. "Agency: Art and Advertising," through Nov. 8. Closed Mon.-Tues.
MENDELSON GALLERY Shadyside, 412-361-8664. Watercolor by Robert Bowden, sculpture by Paul Bowden, through Oct. 31. Closed Sun.-Tues.
MILLER GALLERY CMU, 412-268-3618. "Your Town, Inc.," photographs from Julia Christensen that examine how communities change in the shadow of corporate real estate, through Nov. 22. Closed Mon.
MODERN FORMATIONS GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-362-0274. "Creation by Accident: Works by Aimee Manion and Sebastian Van Gorder," ends Fri. Thurs. 6-9 p.m.; Sat. 1-4 p.m.
MORGAN CONTEMPORARY GLASS GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-5200. "Teapots! Steep in Thought," by multiple artists, through Dec. 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.
MOXIE DADA North Side, 412-682-0348. "A Beholding," 2-D digital mixed media by Prajna Paramita Parasher, ends Sat. Open weekends.
PANZA GALLERY Millvale, 412-821-0959. "Contemporary Portraits and Landscapes," by Mark McLaughlin, through Oct. 31. Closed Sun.-Tues.
707 & 709 PENN GALLERY Downtown, 412-325-7017. "Wild Man's World," by printmakers Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth, through Dec. 31; "Dreams Inside Reality," images of the Hill District, by Lesley Ansley, through Nov. 22. Closed Sun.-Mon.
PENN AVENUE GALLERY Strip District, 412-281-9394. "Echoes From the Past," burnished clay forms by Lou Ann Gallanar, through Nov. 1. Closed Sun.-Mon.
PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. Exhibits by Susanne Slavick and Adam Welch, through Nov. 2. Daily.
PLANET ART GALLERY Mt. Lebanon, 412-323-3808. "Blur -- New Paintings and Collage," by Scott Hunter, ends Sat. Closed Sun.
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY MEDIA ARTS GALLERY Downtown, 412-262-8200. "Media Arts Faculty Exhibition 2008," through Oct. 31. Closed Sat.-Sun.
SCHOOLHOUSE ART CENTER Bethel Park, 412-835-9010. "Autumn Light," featuring Ruth Richardson, through Nov. 7. Closed Sun.-Mon.
***ST. VINCENT GALLERY Latrobe, 724-532-6600, ext. 2107. Tues.: "Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition," through Dec. 7. Afternoons; closed Mon.
SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS Sewickley, 412-741-4405. "The Origin of Language," by artist group The Brij, through Nov. 4. Closed Sat.-Sun.
THIRD ST. GALLERY Carnegie, 412-276-5233. "62nd Annual International Aqueous Open," ends Fri. Closed Sun.-Mon.
TRINITY GALLERY North Side, 412-687-2458. Paint by Names," by Meghan Oare, through Nov. 22. Closed Sun.-Wed.
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, 412-648-2423. "Department of Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition," through Nov. 21. Closed Sat.-Sun.
CHIRGILCHIN TUVAN THROAT SINGERS With the Appalasian Trio, Bellefield Hall, Oakland, Sat. 8 p.m. $20. 412-361-2262.
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY Faculty recital featuring Randolph Kelly, viola. PNC Recital Hall, Downtown, Mon. 8 p.m. $10. 412-396-4632.
HEINZ CHAPEL ORGAN RECITALS Kenneth Danchik, Sun. 3 p.m. Heinz Chapel, Oakland. Free.
HEREFORD CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF MEN & BOYS St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Highland Park, Tues. 8 p.m., 412-661-1245; First Lutheran Church, Downtown, Wed. noon, 412-471-8125; Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside, Thurs. 6:30 p.m., 412-661-0120.
NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONIC BAND "Our Town," Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center, Sun. 3 p.m. $8. 412-366-1983.
NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Highland Park, Sat. 4 p.m. Free. 412-661-1245.
PITTSBURGH CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Emerson String Quartet, Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland, Mon. 8 p.m. $35, $15 students.
PITTSBURGH COMPLINE CHOIR SERIES Organist Mark Reed, Heinz Chapel, Oakland. Sun. 8:30 p.m. Free. 412-682-6886.
PITTSBURGH OPERA Brown Bag Concert, Pittsburgh Opera building, 2425 Liberty Ave., Sat. noon. Free. 412-281-0912.
PITTSBURGH PHILHARMONIC "Uncommon Wealth From Our Commonwealth." Chartiers Valley High School, Fri. 7 p.m.; North Hills Junior High School, Sat. 7 p.m. $5-$15. 412-394-3353.
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA "Shakespeare and Steinbacher." Marek Janowski, conductor; Arabella Steinbacher, violin. Heinz Hall, Downtown. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. $19-$79. 412-392-4900.
TUESDAY MUSICAL CLUB 2008 Scholarship Winners Recital, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Highland Park, Sun. 3 p.m. Free. 412-682-0439.
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Wed. 8 p.m. Free.
WESTMORELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Palace Theatre, Sat. 8 p.m. $9-$37. 724-837-1850.
KATZ PLAZA Oakland, 412-325-2785. Fri.: Neon Swing X-perience 6-9 p.m.
SCHENLEY PLAZA Oakland, 412-325-2785. Thurs.: "Drum Ecstatic International" with Jim Donovan 7-9 p.m.
IN THE CLUBS
ATRIA'S O'Hara, 412-963-1514. Thurs.: Hewlett/Anderson 6 p.m.
ATRIA'S PNC Park, 412-322-1850. Wed.: Hewlett/Anderson 6 p.m.
AUGGIE'S ROADHOUSE Washington, 724-743-3636. Fri.: Strange Brigade 10 p.m.; Sat.: Knotfal 10 p.m.
BADLANDS BAR & GRILLE Finleyville, 724-348-8030. Fri.: The Klick 9:30 p.m.
BILLY'S ROADHOUSE Wexford, 724-934-1177. Tues.: Hewlett/Anderson 5 p.m.
BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Fri.: Sirens and Songbirds, Signal to the Ocean Estate, Finding Fiction, Media Friendly 9 p.m.; Sat.: Rainstation Zero, Blindsider, Teen Riot 9 p.m.
CEFALO'S NIGHTCLUB Carnegie, 412-276-6600. Sat.: Mark Pipas 8:30 p.m.
CLUB CAFE South Side, 412-431-4950. Thurs.: 28 North, City Dwelling Nature Seekers 10:30 p.m.; Fri.: The Damaged Pies, Blues Junkies 7 p.m., The Jungle, The Slant 10:30 p.m.; Sat.: Po Girl, Alicia Romano 7 p.m., The Composure, The Concept, Meuwl and B. Rude 10:30 p.m.
CLUB 46 Clairton Fire Dept., 412-233-7302. Fri.: Dave Iglar Trio 9:30 p.m.
HARVEY WILNER'S TAVERN West Mifflin, 412-466-1331. Fri.: Rock It Band 9:30 p.m.; Sat.: Dave Iglar Band 10 p.m.
THE LIBRARY South Side, 412-381-0517. Wed.: Tres Lads 9:30 p.m.
MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Sat.: The Cause 9:30 p.m.
PD'S PUB Squirrel Hill, 412-422-5027. Sat.: Fungus, Jim Miller Band 10 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE CAFE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Thurs.: Tres Lads 9 p.m.
STINKY'S BAR & GRILL Lawrenceville, 412-224-4301. Sat.: Terry McCausland 9:30 p.m.
31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Fri.: Born Ready, Sound City Saints, Versa 9 p.m.; Sat.: Lowpan, Lythem, Liquified Guts, Bastard Born Ready 9 p.m.
THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Thurs.: Wino Riot 9:30 p.m.; Fri.: The Smick Brothers 10 p.m.
TIKI LOUNGE South Side, 412- 381-8454. Thurs.: Mandrake Project 10 p.m.
BILLY'S ROADHOUSE Wexford, 934-1177. Fri.: Blues Orphans 9 p.m.
CARHOPS Dormont, 412-561-5015. Fri.: Souled Out 10 p.m.
CLUB CAFE South Side, 412-431-4950. Fri.: Blues Junkies 7 p.m.
INTERMISSION LOUNGE South Side, 412-381-3497. Sat.: Chizmo Charles and the Rhythm Aces 4 p.m.
MOLLY BRANNIGAN'S Mt. Lebanon, 412-341-7827. Sat.: Blues Junkies 10 p.m.
MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Wed.: Jam with Freeport Road Gang 8 p.m.
PAPARAZZI'S South Side, 412-488-0800. Wed.: Muddy Kreek Blues Band jam session 9:30 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Sat.: House of Soul 10 p.m.
ROYAL PLACE RESTAURANT Castle Shannon, 412-920-5653. Tues.: Smilin' Dave & Friends Jam Session 8:30 p.m.
TWIN OAKS LOUNGE White Oak, 412-678-3321. Sat.: Gary Beloma & the Blue Bombers 9:30 p.m.
WOOLEY BULLY'S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Fri.: Billy the Kid & the Regulators 10 p.m.; Sat.: Eugene & the Nightcrawlers 10 p.m.
BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Tues.: Calliope Acoustic Open Stage featuring Between Liberties 9 p.m.
CLUB CAFE South Side, 412-431-4950. Mon.: AcoustiCafe Open Stage with Heather Kropf 7 p.m.
COMMODORE CAFE North Side, 412-321-4339. Tues.: Luther Dejarunett, Keith Stebler, Steve Trettle 7 p.m.
GENO'S RESTAURANT Lawrenceville, 412-781-3432. Wed.: Open stage 8 p.m.
HOT ROD LOUNGE Delmont, 724-327-1660. Thurs.: Mark Cyler 9:30 p.m.
IRWIN EAGLES 724-863-9847. Thurs.: Gil Snyder, Warren King, James Hilton 9 p.m.
JAMIE'S RESTAURANT Dormont, 412-561-0450. Tues.: Mark Cyler 8:30 p.m.
MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Tues.: Acoustic Open Mic with Mike Vasey, Jim Stamps 8:30 p.m.
PD'S PUB Squirrel Hill, 412-422-5027. Sun.: Mystic Knights 8 p.m.
ROYAL PLACE Castle Shannon, 412-882-8000. Tues.: Smilin' Dave & Friends jam session with Gil Snyder, Harry McCorkle & Randell Troy 8:30 p.m.
SHADOW LOUNGE East Liberty, 412-363-8277. Wed.: Open stage with Dawn Canon 9 p.m.
THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Wed.: Poogie Bell 9:30 p.m.
BACKSTAGE BAR Downtown, 412-325-6766. Fri.: Peter King, Mark Perna 5 p.m.
BILLY'S ROADHOUSE Wexford, 724-934-1177. Wed.: Randy Eugene, Derrick Edwards 5 p.m.
BRONZE HOOD LOUNGE Robinson, 412-787-7240. Sat.: Michael Todd 9:30 p.m.
BRUSCHETTA'S McMurray, 724-746-5050. Wed.: Mark Ferrari Duo 7 p.m.
CEFALO'S Carnegie, 412-276-6600. Thurs.: Tom Breiding 7 p.m.
CLADDAGH IRISH PUB SouthSide Works, 412-381-4800. Fri.: Mike Gallagher 9 p.m.; Sun.: Session 5 p.m.
CLUB CAFE South Side, 412-431-4950. Mon.: Mark Pipas 10:30 p.m.
ELKS LODGE North Side, 412-321-1834. Wed.: Pittsburgh Banjo Club 8 p.m.
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF PITTSBURGH Shadyside, 412-621-8008. Fri.: Memorial for Utah Phillips, featuring Anne Feeney, Bruce Hoffman, David King, Doug Wilkin, Jack Erdie, Robert Wagner, Sue Gartland, Sue Powers 8 p.m.
GENO'S RESTAURANT Lawrenceville, 412-781-3432. Thurs.: Jeff Engbarth 9:30 p.m.
HARD ROCK CAFE Station Square, 412-481-7625. Thurs.: Maddi Georgi 9 p.m.
HILTON HOTEL Downtown, 412-391-4600. Fri.: Maddie Georgi 7 p.m.
LEAF & BEAN Strip, 412-434-1480. Sat.: Brad Yoder noon.
MULLANEY'S HARP & FIDDLE Strip, 412-642-6622. Sat.: The Weathered Road 7:30 p.m.
PENN BREWERY North Side, 412-237-9402. Sat.: Alpen Glow 8 p.m.
SIBA CUCINA Seven Fields, 724-741-6000. Thurs.: Tony Lee 8 p.m.
WEATHERBURY FARM Avella, 724-587-3763. Wed.: Bob Zentz 7 p.m.
WOOLEY BULLY'S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Thurs.: Johnny Holiday 10 p.m.
WRIGHT'S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Fri.: Michael Todd 6 p.m.; Mon.: Hewlett & Anderson Duo 7:30 p.m.
LOUNGE AT LEMONT Mount Washington, 412-431-3100. Sun.: Dave Crisci 7 p.m.; Tues.: Mark Pipas 7 p.m.
MORE Oakland, 412-621-2700. Fri.: Judy Marlowe 8:30 p.m.; Sat.: Rose Wyner 8:30 p.m.
OMNI WILLIAM PENN Downtown, 412-281-7100. Thurs.-Fri.: Harry Cardillo 5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.
WRIGHT'S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Thurs.: Bill Jander 6 p.m.
ALAN AND RUBEN'S BAR AND GRILLE Washington, 724-223-1038. Wed.: Greg Thurman and Dan Baker 5 p.m.; Thurs.: Josh Dunlevy, Greg Thurman, Dan Baker 5 p.m.
BACKSTAGE BAR Downtown, 412-325-6766. Sat.: Gene Stovall 5 p.m.; Tues.: Salsamba, Patrick Arena 5 p.m.; Wed.: Jimmy Ponder, Tony DePaolis 5 p.m.
BIG MAMMA'S HOUSE OF SOUL Strip District, 412-471-2910. Sun.: Jazz on the Bridge jam session 3 p.m.
CAFE COSTANZO Uptown, 412-391-1212. Fri.: Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet 7 p.m.
CARNEGIE LIBRARY Homewood, 412-731-3080. Wed.: Tony Campbell Jazz Quartet 5:30 p.m.
CHERRY BLOSSOM BISTRO Washington, 724-225-3200. Sun.: Washington Jazz Society featuring Jim Cope 11 a.m.
C.J.'S Strip, 412-642-2377. Thurs.: Roger Humphries jam session 8 p.m.
CEFALO'S NIGHTCLUB Carnegie, 412-276-6600. Tues.: Jam session with Ron Wilson, Sunny Sunseri 7 p.m.
FIREWATERS SALOON North Side, 412-323-4688. Thurs.: Jessica Lee 5:30 p.m.
GYPSY CAFE South Side, 412-381-4977. Sat.: Don Aliquo 9 p.m.
HOLIDAY INN Oakland, 412-682-6200. Sun.: Al Dowe & Etta Cox 7 p.m.
JACKSON'S RESTAURANT Southpointe, 724-743-5005. Fri.: Trudy Holler, Lou Schreiber, Joe DeFazio, Sunny Sunseri 6:30 p.m.
JACKTOWN RIDE AND HUNT CLUB North Huntingdon, 724-863-8151. Wed.: Spider Rondinelli and the Pittsburgh Jazz Giants 8 p.m.
JAZZ AT 3rd STREET GALLERY Carnegie, 412-276-5233. Wed.: 3rd Street Jazz Ensemble 8 p.m.
LUCCA RISTORANTE Oakland, 412-682-3310. Fri.: Michele Bensen 7 p.m.
MARTINI'S Jefferson Hills, 412-384-5910. Fri.: Spider Rondinelli & Pittsburgh Jazz Giants 8:30 p.m.; Sat.: Spider Rondinelli & Pittsburgh Jazz Giants 3 p.m.
PIONEER GRILLE Washington, 724-225-3200. Fri.-Sat.: Dan Baker 5:30 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Sun.: The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents Benny Benack Big Band 7 p.m.
SPIN Shadyside, 412-362-7746. Tues.: Michele Bensen and Chris Pangikas 7 p.m.
WRIGHT'S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Sun.: Heywood & Friends 5 p.m.; Wed.: Andrea Pearl, Mark Strickland, Dave Pellow 6:30 p.m.
CEFALO'S Carnegie, 412-276-6600. Fri.: Dana Cefalo, Mark Venneri 7 p.m.
D'IMPERIO'S Monroeville, 412-823-4800. Thurs.: Tony Basile 7 p.m.; Fri.: Phil n' Roxy Trio 8 p.m.; Sat.: Johnny Vann, Jack Pettit 8 p.m.; Mon.: Thom Book 7 p.m.; Tues.: David Cremonese 7 p.m.; Wed.: Thom Book 7 p.m.
WILLOW Ohio Twp., 412-847-1007. Tues.: Vida 7 p.m.
GYPSY CAFE South Side, 412-381-4977. Thurs.: Gypsy Strings 8 p.m.
HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Greenville, 724-588-8870. Sun.: Gypsy Strings 3:30 p.m.
JAMES LAUGHLIN MUSIC CENTER Chatham University, 412-365-1679. Fri.: Brazilian piano, Walter Morales, 4 p.m.
KATZ AUDITORIUM Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8010. Wed.: Brazilian song- Lilly Abreu 7 p.m.
LOGAN'S PUB N. Oakland, 412-578-8483. Fri.: Reggae -- Flow Band 10 p.m.
YOUR INNER VAGABOND COFFEEHOUSE Lawrenceville, 412-683-1623. Fri.: Middle Eastern -- Jalsah Pittsburgh IX 7 p.m.
NIED'S HOTEL Lawrenceville, 412- 781-9853. Fri.: Slim Forsythe & the Parklane Drifters 8 p.m.
RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Fri.: Ruff Creek 9:30 p.m.
STINKY'S BAR & GRILL Lawrenceville, 412-224-4301. Fri.: Joe Patrick 9:30 p.m.
COMFORT INN Penn Hills 412-244-1600. Sat.: Liz Calfo & Total Recall 9 p.m.
RUTH & HERB'S Ross, 412-366-8770. Sat.: Kardaz 9 p.m.
WRIGHT'S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Sat.: Captain Jim & Rene 7 p.m.
BALLROOM Elks, Buttermilk Hollow Road, 412-461-3322. Fri.: Wayne Macuga Combo 8:30 p.m.
BIG BAND Coraopolis VFW, 412-771-5247. Sun. 8 p.m.
DANCE Brothers Grimm, Robinson, 412-788-0890. Sat.: The Point 9:30 p.m.
DANCE Connolly Club, Sheraden, 412-777-9700. Sat. 9 p.m.
JITTERBUG South Park Economics Bldg., 412-366-2138. Sat.: Oktoberfest 1 p.m.
SALSA Calico Jack's, North Shore, 412-322-7380. Wed.: Azucar lessons, 9 p.m., dance 10 p.m.
SALSA Dance Cafe, Ross, 412-401-6499. Fri.: 10:15 p.m.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY Grace Episcopal Church, Mount Washington, 724-864-7754. Sat. & Mon.: Lesson, 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m.
SWING Edgewood Club, 412-242-1005. Sun.: Five Guys Named Moe, Kenny Blake, lesson 7 p.m., dance 8 p.m.
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***CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER One Allegheny Ave., North Shore, 412-237-3400. Closed Sun. for Steeler game. Tues.: Annual Challenge the Champions, challenge the Pittsburgh Steelers and other local sports celebrities to exhibit games, and have an opportunity to receive autographs (reservations required: Mem Feher, 412-665-0600). Grown-up Days, every Tues.: anyone 62 or older will receive discounted prices. Rangos Omnimax Theater: "Haunted Castle," through Nov. 1; "The Spiderwick Chronicles," through Nov. 1; "Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs," "The Alps," "Wild Ocean." Buhl Planetarium: "A Traveler's Guide to Mars," "Stars Over Pittsburgh," "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." SkyWatch Sessions on clear Fri. and Sat. evenings, $1 per person. Laser shows: Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m.-midnight. Center hours: Sun.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Center admission: $14 adults, children ages 3-12, $10.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Allegheny Center, 412-322-5058. Art activities: Create With Clay, Build Your Own Car, Tot Time, Musical Movements, Radio Workshop, Professor MiGooch, Woodworking. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. $10 adults; $9 kids 2-18; under 2 free; $9 seniors; $8 per person on Thursdays.
***NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. 412-323-7235. Sat.: Attracting Backyard Birds, 10 a.m.-noon ($13 includes National Aviary admission; space is limited; call 412-323-7235, ext. 209, to reserve) Daily event schedule: Free-flight bird show Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Interactive Feedings, 11 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m.; Little Peepers storytime Mon. and Thurs. 11:30 a.m.; Kitchen Window, 12:30 p.m.; Feed the Rainbow Lorikeets, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $9 adults; $8 seniors; $7.50 kids 2-12; under 2 free.
***PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park, 412-622-6914. Exhibit by local photographer Donald M. Robinson featuring photographs of "Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens & Glass, through Jan. 22 (free at Welcome Center); Fall Flower Show, through Nov. 9; "Chocolate! A tasty new exhibit," through Nov. 9. Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. until 10 p.m. $10 adults; $9 students with ID and seniors 62 and older; $7 children 2-18, under 2 free.
GALA BENEFIT FOR PEOPLES OAKLAND Pittsburgh Playhouse. 222 Craft Avenue, 412-621-4445. Sat. 6 p.m. The Point Park University Conservatory Theatre Company presents "Can-Can" as part of Peoples Oakland annual benefit. Wine and dinner reception prior to the show in the tent adjacent to the theater. 412-683-7140 or www.peoplesoakland.org.
STEEL CITY CON Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena, 220 Rich Hill Road, Cheswick, 412-820-0657. Toy, comic and childhood collectibles show. Fri. 2-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adult, $10, kids under 12, $5, three-day pass $20. www.steelcitycon.com.
PITTSBURGH CLO For "Gallery of Heroes," a touring musical. Mon. 5-8 p.m. by appointment only. www.pittsburghclo.org for applications and requirements; 412-281-2234 for appointment.
OFF THE WALL THEATER For "How I Learned To Drive." At the theater, 147 N. Main St., Washington. Equity auditions Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; non-Equity, Mon. 3-7 p.m. Appointments suggested. 724-873-3576 or www.insideoffthewall.
Correction/Clarification: (Published Oct. 24, 2008) "Pittsburgh Places" listings in this events calendar as originally published Oct. 23, 2008 incorrectly stated that Children's Museum of Pittsburgh admission "is half price on weekdays through Tues." That offer had expired.
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