BRYANT STREET FESTIVAL Bryant Street, Highland Park, Sun., noon-5 p.m. 412-422-6405 or www.citiparks.net
THE GLUE FACTORY PROJECT "Remains," a one-woman show by Beth Corning of Corningworks. Wed. through June 9. New Hazlett Theater, North Side. $30-$25 students and seniors. www.showclix.com
PITTSBURGH YOUTH BALLET COMPANY "Something for Everyone: 30th Anniversary Concert" Program includes works by George Balachine, a new contemporary work by Alan Obuzor and a story ballet, "The Velveteen Rabbit." Byham Theater, Downtown, Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m.; $15.75-$25.75; 412-456-6666. www.pybco.org.
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• • • AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS The Jules Verne novel is a family-friendly musical comedy. Red Barn Players, Route 228, Franklin Township. Fri. through June 15; Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; $12; 724-773-7150.
• • • BROADWAY FLASHBACK A musical revue featuring the best of Broadway. Pohl Productions, Crowne Plaza Cabaret Dinner Theatre, Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park. Sat. through June 15; Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. (Dinner 6:30 p.m.) Sun. 3:30 p.m. (dinner following show.) $40-$38; 724-746-1178.
• • • 42nd STREET One of Hollywood's best loved musicals, Joey Fatone stars. Pittsburgh CLO at the Benedum Center, Downtown. Fri. through June 9. Tues.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 and 7 p.m.; $10-$65.75; 412-456-6666.
• • • THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT Musical adapted by Dan Gutman. A 12-year-old and his campaign manager organize a political campaign that will change the world. The Theatre Factory KidWorks, Cavitt Ave. & Third St., Trafford; Sat. through June 9; Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 p.m.; $7; 412-374-9200. www.TheTheatreFactory.com.
LATE NIGHT CABARET AT THEATRE SQUARE The best in late night includes: Thurs.: Pgh. Improv Jam, 9:30 p.m.; Salsa Fridays: 10 p.m.; Sat: Various performances. Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, Penn Ave., Downtown. $3-$5; 412-456-6666.
• • • MAN OF LAMANCHA The classic tale of Don Quixote. The Company of Pittsburgh at Off The Wall Theater, 27 W. Main St., Carnegie. Wed.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m.; $20-$12; 412-807-9528.
MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Tom Dudzick's comedy about the unraveling of a family legend concerning a miracle. Little Lake Theatre Company, 500 Lakeside Dr., Canonsburg. Through June 8; Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; $17-$25; 724-745-6300 or www.littlelake.org.
MOONLIGHT & VALENTINO When Rebecca's family and closest friend arrive to comfort her after the death of her husband, they bring their own baggage. South Park Theatre, South Park Fairgrounds, Corrigan Drive at Brownsville Rd.; ends Sat.; Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; $12-$15. 412-831-8552 or www.southparktheatre.com.
• • • MOMENTUM 2013 The annual new play festival features readings, classes and educational panels. Featured works are "Hope and Gravity," by Michael Hollinger; "Holliday with Mulligan," a play with music by Willy Holtzman; "Variations on a Theme," by Anna Ziegler and "Don't You ... Say a Word," by Andy Bragen. All readings, classes, and panels take place at City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, South Side; Thurs. through June 2; $20 for a four-day pass; $5 per show. Visit www.citytheatrecompany.org or 412-431-2489.
SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM A musical revue featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim. CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown; Wed-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m.; Thurs. 1 p.m.; www.CLOcabaret.com; 412-456-6666.
STEEL CITY IMPROV THEATER "Wunderstudies: An Improvised Musical," Improvisors from all backgrounds come together to create. Steel City Improv Theater, 5950 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside. Every Sat. 6:30 p.m. Free. 412-404-2695.
• • • THE NERD Larry Shue's classic comedy. St. Vincent Summer Theatre, St. Vincent College, Latrobe. Thurs. through June 9; Tues. through Sat. 8:10 p.m.; Sun. 2:10 p.m.; $10-$22; 724-537-8900.
NUNSET BOULEVARD Another grand installment in Dan Goggin's "Nunsense" series. Comtra Theatre, 20540 Rte 19, Cranberry Twp. Fri. through June 8; Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; $15; 724-591-8727. www.comtraplayers.com.
• • • OTHER DESERT CITIES Jon Robin Baitz's Broadway hit featuring the Palm Springs life of a movie star/politician and his wife is upset by the arrival of unruly relatives. Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O'Reilly Theater, Penn Ave., Downtown. Thurs. through June 30; Tues. 7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 and 7 p.m.; 423-$55; 412-316-1600 or www.ppt.org.
• • • THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK South Park Theatre, Outdoor Stage, Corrigan Rd. and Brownsville Rd., Sat. through June 9; Sat. 2 p.m.; Sun. 5 p.m.; Bring blanket/lawn chair. $10; 412-831-8552.
GRAND DUEL Spaghetti Western Dinner Nites, Community Reel Arts Center (formerly Parkway Theater), 644 Broadway Ave., Stowe, Sun. 6 p.m. (5 p.m. spaghetti dinner). $8. Reservations: 412-766-1668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREMLINS The Oaks, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m. $6-$8. 412-828-6311; www.theoakstheater.com.
HOLLYWOOD THEATER 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont. 412-563-0368 or www.thehollywooddormont.org. Hollywood Previews: "100 Bloody Acres" (Thurs. 7:30 p.m.); "Stolen Seas" (Fri. 7 p.m.); "Grease" (Sat.-Sun.: sing-along); "Axe Giant" The Wrath of Paul Bunyan" (Sat.-Sun.).
PING PONG SouthSide Works Cinema, 425 Cinema Drive, South Side, Thurs. 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. 412-381-7335.
REAR WINDOW Strand Theater, 119 N. Main St., Zelienople. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 4 p.m. $4-$5. 724-742-0400 or www.thestrandtheater.org.
SABRINA "Meant to Be Together: Legendary Screen Couples" Sunday Night Series, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Regent Square Theater, 1035 S. Braddock Ave., Sun. 8 p.m. 412-682-4111.
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ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Side, 412-237-8300. Largest single-artist museum in the world, more than 8,000 works of art by Warhol. "I Just Want to Watch: Warhol's Film, Video and Television," through 2017; Closed Mon.
AUGUST WILSON CENTER Downtown, 412-258-2700. "Solo Exhibits: Three Artists, Through and Beyond Africa," through June 29; Daily.
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual Exhibition, through June 23; "Japan is the Key: Collecting Prints and Ivories," through July 21. Japanese woodblock prints and carved ivories; "Teenie Harris Photographs: Focus on Hair," ongoing; "Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass and Wood," ongoing; "Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at the Carnegie," ongoing; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries: Featuring decorative arts from around the world; "Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass and Wood," ongoing; "Susan Philipsz," through July 14; ongoing. Daily.
FRICK ART MUSEUM Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. "A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics," works from present-day Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan, through June 16; Permanent collections of fine and decorative art, carriages and buildings from the gilded age. Closed Mon.; www.frickpittsburgh.org.
MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM North Side, 412-231-3169. Permanent exhibitions by Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell, The Chicago Collaboration, Winifred Lutz, Greer Lankton, Jene Highstein and more. www.mattress.org. Closed Mon.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Loretto, 814-472-3920. "Larger-Than-Life Work from the Permanent Collection," through June 15; Closed Mon.
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Johnstown, 814-269-7234. "Retrospect: The Photography of Amelia Patsy," through July 6;
SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Ligonier, 724-238-6015. "Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Celebration of the Wolf Family Donations," through Aug. 4; Closed Mon.
TOONSEUM Bruno Building, Downtown, 412-232-0674. Permanent exhibitions celebrating the art of cartooning with gels, anime, cartoons, books, and more. Closed Tues.
WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Greensburg, 724-837-1500. "Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion," An exploration of the artists' sculpture work with examples of painting, photography and video, through June 2; Permanent collection of American Art and portraiture; "Born of Fire: The Valley Work." "Pop-up Art," Amy DiPlacido and Scott Turri; Closed Mon.-Tues.
AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM JCC Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8010. "A Stitch in Time: Provocative Textiles," 22 artists use fiber as a medium, through July 28; Closed Sat.
BLUE OLIVE GALLERIES Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Frazer, 724-275-7001. Local artists on display, ongoing. Daily.
BORELLI-EDWARDS Lawrenceville, 412-687-2606. "Vivian Fliegel --The Latest Works," through June 22; Closed Mon.
• • • BOULEVARD GALLERY Verona, 412-828-1031. Sat.: Richard P. Rauso, watercolors and Leslie Sorg, batik and oils, through June 28; Opening reception, noon-4 p.m.; Open Fri.-Sat.
CHRISTINE FRECHARD GALLERY Squirrel Hill, 412-421-8888. "Rebirth," Connie Cantor, Jean-Gaudaire Thor and Heather Tabacchi, through June 3, Closed Sun.-Mon.
EASTSIDE GALLERY East Liberty, 412-465-0140. "New Door! A celebration of a new location two doors up with regional artists, through May 31. Closed Sun.-Tues.
FILMMAKERS GALLERIES Oakland, 412-681-5449. "E BLOCK a Photo Exhibit by Mark Perrott," through June 15; Daily.
GALLERY ON BAUM Shadyside, 412-621-2286. "Hello Dali," original works on paper, through June 15; Closed Sun.;
GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. "Material Matters: An Adventure! Clay, paintings and mixed media by Priscilla Hollingsworth; Glass by Jeffrey Moyer, through June 1; Closed Sun.-Mon.
HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION Oakland, 412-268-2434. "What We Collect: Recent Art Acquisitions, 2007-2012," through June 30; Closed Sat.
INTERNATIONAL IMAGES Sewickley, 412-741-3036. "Student Show," emerging artists, through June 2013; Closed Sun.
LATROBE ART CENTER Latrobe, 724-537-7011. "Summer Show," through July 13; Closed Sun.
MERRICK ART GALLERY New Brighton, 724-846-1130. "Confluence: The Next Merrick Masters Art Exhibition," a group show featuring artists within a 75-mile radius of New Brighton. Permanent collections of 18th- and 19th-century books, artifacts and more. Closed Sun.
MORGAN GLASS GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-5200. "Teapots! The 7th invitational exhibition features 80 pieces in mixed media, glass, fiber ceramic and more. Special events; through June 11; Closed Sun.-Mon.
PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. "Fiberart International, 2013," through Aug. 18. Daily.
PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER Friendship, 412-365-2145. "Consciousness," Korean-born artist Eunsuh Choi presents flameworked glass, through June 16. Closed Sun.
SILVER EYE CENTER FOR THE ARTS South Side, 412-431-1810. Contnuum Doug Dubois and Aaron Blum, through July 20; Closed Sun.-Mon.
SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Strip District, 412-261-7003. "Fiberart International, 2013," features 79 works, 23 of which were created by artists living outside the U.S. including 36 different countries, through Aug. 18. Closed Sun.
SPACE GALLERY Downtown, 412-325-7723. "On the Glass Surf," Thad Kellstadt's "haunted paradise on the border of fracture and utopia," through June 30; 412-325-7723.
TRINITY GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-687-2458. "Adrienne Borkowski: A Solo Exhibition," through June 23; Closed Sun.
ALLEGHENY BRASS BAND Ingomar United Methodist Church, McCandless. Sat. 7 p.m. free/donations.
EASTERN AREA YOUTH CHORALE 20th anniversary concert. Program includes the premiere of a newly-commissioned work by British composer Paul Ayres. Penn Hills High School Auditorium, Sat. 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15.
DAVID NEWMAN (DURGA DAS) Kirtan chant artist. Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside, Sat.. 7 p.m. Tickets in advance, $25 for adults, $1) youth (age 18 and under). Tickets at the door, $30 adults, $15 youth. For tickets in advance, http://pittsburghkirtan.evenbrite.com
PITTSBURGH CONCERT SOCIETY Alumni Recital featuring pianist Walter Morales and violinist Aaron Boyd. Kresge Theater, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Sun., 3 p.m. $15-$10; www.pittsburghconcertsociety.org.
PITTSBURGH OPERA Resident artists perform a program of operatic and musical theater favorites. Presented the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. Hartwood Amphitheater, Hartwood Acres, Sun., 7:30 p.m. Free.
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BEECHWOOD FARMS NATURE RESERVE Fox Chapel, 412-963-6100. Five miles of trails.
BIKE HEAVEN R.J. Casey Industrial Park, 1800 Preble at Columbus, North Side. 412-716-4956 or 412-734-4034. More than 1,500 bicycles from 1863 to the present on display, including a collection of Bowden bicycles with fiberglas construction, as well as parts and memorabilia. Sun.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Donations accepted
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay," more than 60 pieces of jewelry depicting botanicals, insects, etc. through Aug. 11; "Bug Works," photographs, specimens, and live insects; through July 28. Ongoing: "Lord of the Crane Flies," photos, illustrations, specimens and videos high vertebrate zoologist Chen Young's research on crane flies. Permanent exhibits: "Population Impact, Dinosaurs in Their Time,"; Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems; Hall of North American Wildlife; Benedum Hall of Geology; Hall of African Wildlife; Polar World; Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians; Botany Hall. Daily summer hours. $17.95-$11.95 children 3-18. Includes Carnegie Museum of Art.
• • • CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER One Allegheny Ave., North Shore, 412-237-3400. "Butterfly Weekend," Sat. and Sun.: screening of the "Flight of the Butterflies" and hands-on activities, Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; explore the Butterfly Forest at Phipps Conservatory, Oakland, Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ongoing exhibits: SpacePlace interactive displays including two-story walk-in replicas of two modules of the International Space Station, a weightlessness simulation, Body Tech: simulates procedures that doctors use and teach about tissue engineering; roboworld; Miniature Railroad and Village; and Highmark SportsWorks. Laser shows: The Lasers of Oz, Fri-Sat. 7 p.m.; Bob Marley, Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; No Doubt, Fri.-Sat. 9 p.m.; Nirvana, Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m.; Skrill Step (the music of Skrillex) , Fri.-Sat. 11 p.m.; and Pink Floyd, Fri.-Sat. midnight. In addition, the Lasers of Oz will be performed 3 p.m. daily; and Bob Marley will be performed on Sat. and Sun. at 1 p.m. $8 general admission, $2 for members ($13 when paired with another laser show). Omnimax films: "Hubble," "To The Arctic" and "Flight of the Butterflies." Film prices $8 adult non-member, $6 child non-member, $7 adult member and $5 member. "Star Trek: Into The Darkness," $11 for all tickets, Center hours: Sun.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: $17.95 adults, $9.95 children
• • • CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Allegheny Center, www.pittsburghkids.org. 412-322-5058. "Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog," continues through September; photo opportunities with Clifford, Museum Theater, Sundays in June, 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m.; Clifford the Big Red Dog: Surprise Sightings as he roams the museum Wednesdays in June, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Father's Day CD Card Making, Sat. June 1 through June 16, 1 to 4 p.m., purchases CD Creation Card Kit in the museum store and record an interview about the person for whom the card is for. MakeSHOP City, collaborate with other museum visitors to design and build a miniature city by using recycled materials and found objects, Sat. and Sun, June 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self Portraits, make a self-portrait in the art studio, Sat. and Sun,, June 1 and 2. Play With Clay, suitable for age 3 and older, children must be accompanied by an adult; sign up for a time in the museum, beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the program; clay pieces can be glazed and fired for a $5 fee and will available at a later date: Handbuild with Clay, work in small groups and explore the possibilites of clay, Sundays in June, noon to 2 p.m.; Play With Clay on the Potter's Wheel, work one-on-one with a ceramic artist to create a ceramic masterpiece on a potter's wheel. Tot Make, toddlers and their caregivers engage in exploration of materials and processes with "real stuff" in the MakeShop, Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon, June 3 session: Jam Making. Tot Time, songs, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, stories and hands-on activities for children ages 18 months to age 3 and their caregivers, $5 for museum members and $6.50 for non-members Tot Moves, Thursdays from children ages 3 to 5, free with admission, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to noon. Tot Yoga, stretching focused breathing and meditation, Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Museum hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $13 adults; $12 kids 2-18 and senior citizens; under 2 free. Parking $3 for members, $5 non-members.
• • • FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. Family Fun Day: Critters and Creatures Create silly, soaring bird sculptures, collaborate on a giant spider web, make flyswatter art, etc. Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free; Tours of Clayton, the 23-room Frick mansion. Clayton admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors, students, military. Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon.
• • • GATEWAY CLIPPER FLEET Station Square, 412-355-7980. www.gatewayclipper.com. Casino Luncheon Cruise: Frank & Dean Revue by Bo Wagner, Mon.. Sunday Ice Cream Social Cruise, Sundays through Sept. 1
GOLDEN TRIANGLE BIKE RENTAL 600 First Ave., Downtown. Bicycle rental on the Eliza Furnace Trail. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 412-600-0675, www.bikepittsburgh.com.
HEINZ HISTORY CENTER Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org "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.
• • • IDLEWILD PARK AND SOAK ZONE Ligoner 724-238-3666, www.idlewild.com. Sat. and Sun., 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• • • KENNYWOOD PARK West Mifflin. 412-461-0500 www.kennywood.com. Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; rides, attractions and refreshments progressively open at 11 a.m. continues through Aug. 25.
• • • NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. 412-323-7235. "Talons!" shows daily at noon at 2:30 p.m. SkyDeck, outdoor bird shows on the rooftop stage, shows daily at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m." "Flamingo Encounter" (10 and older), "Penguin Connection,"; "Birds of Prey Connection," "Junior Trainer Connection" Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13 adults; $12 seniors; $11 kids 2-12; under 2 free.
NATIONALITY ROOMS Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, 412-624-6000. Oakland. Narrated tape tours are available, without reservation, Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $3 adults; $1 children 8-18.
PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park, 412-622-6914. The Butterfly Forest continues through Sept. 2. Summer Flower Show opens Sat. and continues through Oct. 6. 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 HISTORY 531 E. Ohio St., North Side, 412-231-7881. Vintage images from the Great Gatsby era as well as cameras from the Roaring '20s, including the Kodak Vest Pocket and Vanity cameras Mon., Wed. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 adults, $8 seniors and students, free for ages 12 and under.
PITTSBURGH ZOO & PPG AQUARIUM Highland Park, 412-665-3640. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; gates close 4 p.m. through Fri. Beginning Sat. May 25, hours: daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., admission gates close at 4:30 p.m. 14 adults; $13 seniors (60 and older); $12 children 2-13; children under 2 free.
SANDCASTLE 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead, 412-462-6666. Sat. and Sun, June 1 and 2, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.;
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, email@example.com. 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. to 4 p.m.; and Sun., noon to 4 p.m.
BUSHY RUN BATTLEFIELD Jeannette, 724-527-5584, www.bushyrunbattlefield.com. 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.
CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 954 Beech Ave., North Side, 412-323-1070. Group tours of the 107-year-old church and its three 30-foot-high Tiffany windows; tours by appointment. Free.
DEPRECIATION LANDS MUSEUM 4743 S. Pioneer Road, Hampton, 412-486-0563 or DepreciationLandsMuseum.org. Exhibits on pioneer living in Western Pennsylvania. Sun. 1-4 p.m.; other days by appointment (May through October). $3 adults, $1 children, free for members; special event days $5 adults, $3 children.
ELLWOOD CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HISTORY CENTER 310 Fifth St., 724-752-2051 www.ellwoodhistory.org. Local, industrial and business artifacts and memorabilia; displays and photographs; walking tour brochure available. The first site for seamless steel established in Ellwood City. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 320 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 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. Fri.-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free.
FORT PITT MUSEUM Point State Park, 412-281-9285. Museum of Colonial life in Western Pennsylvania. Historical models, educational programs on the French and Indian War. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6 adults, $5 seniors (ages 62 and older), $3 students/youth (ages 6 to 17), and free for members and children ages 5 and under.
FALLINGWATER Route 381 South, Mill Run, 724-329-8501, www.fallingwater.org. Guided tours of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's masterwork, the Edgar Kaufmann house over the Bear Run waterfall. Cafe, museum shop and 20 miles of hiking trails available. Mon.-Tues. and Thurs.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (through Nov. 30.) Closed Wed. Tour price: adult tickets, $20 with advance purchase or reservation, $23 without reservations; youth, ages 6 to 12, $14 with advance purchase or reservations, $17 without a reservation; in-depth tours, $65; self-guided tours, $8; sunset tour, $110; brunch tour, $115
HARMONY MUSEUM, 218 Mercer St., Harmony. In the National Historic Landmark District, 1-724-452-7341. 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.
HARTWOOD ACRES Allegheny County Park, 412-767-9200. 22-room Tudor mansion, former home of John and Mary Lawrence, features teas, daily mansion tours and other events. Grounds include hiking and walking trails, dog park, open dawn to dusk.
• • • 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. through August. Guided tours, $5 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.
JIMMY STEWART MUSEUM, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, Pa. 724-349-6112. Family portraits, film awards, costumes and film clips. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m.
KERR MEMORIAL MUSEUM, 402 Delaware Ave., Oakmont, 412-826-9295. Guided tours of the restored Victorian home. Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6 students.
LEMOYNE HOUSE, 49 E. Maiden St., Washington, 724-225-6740. First National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. by appointment.
LOWRIE SHAW HOUSE, 123 W. Diamond St., Butler, 724-283-8116. A circa 1828 home restored by Butler County Historical Society.
MARIDON MUSEUM, 322 N. McKean St., Butler, 724-282-0123. "A Collector's Passion," exhibit of Chinese and Japanese art and artifacts covering the Neolithic era to modern times. Also large collection of Meissen porcelain. Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $4 adults; $3 students, seniors.
• • • MEADOWCROFT ROCKSHELTER AND HISTORIC VILLAGE Avella, Washington County, 724-587-3412. Site of North America's oldest site of human habitation as well as re-creations of a 16th-century Native American settlement and life in a 19th-century rural community. Wed-Sat., noon-5 p.m. and Sun., 1-5 p.m. (through Labor Day) $12 for adults, $11 seniors (ages 62 and older); $6 children (ages 6-17); children under 6 and Heinz History Center members, free.
• • • MERCER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 119 S. Pitt St., Mercer, 724-662-3490. Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
• • • MERCER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RURAL LIFE MUSEUM Route 58, one mile north of Mercer Borough. Celebrates Mercer County's agricultural and rural life, from family life to working in the fields from the earliest settlements in the county to contemporary times. Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. Free.
OLD ECONOMY VILLAGE 270 16th St., Ambridge, 724-266-4500. A National Historic landmark that preserves the history and culture of the successful 19th-century religious communal society. Guided tours, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. . $10, ages 12-64; $6, youth; $9, seniors; free 3 and younger; military personnel and their family members, free also.
OLD ST. LUKE'S CHURCH 430 Old Washington Pike, Carnegie. 412-851-9212. Open house each Sun. 1:30-4 p.m. through August. Displays 1823 pipe organ and features graves of French and Indian War and Revolutionary War. Free.
OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD Buffalo Drive, South Park, Stone Manse Drive, off the circle, 412-835-1554, www.olivermiller.org. Whiskey Rebellion landmark. Docents in period dress provide information and answer questions on self-guided tours and demonstrate pioneer crafts. Site includes original stone house, spring house, smoke house and a reconstructed log house, forge and demonstration shed, barn and gardens. Sun. 1:30-4:30 p.m. $1, $2 on special event days.
PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM 1 Museum Road, Washington, Pa., 724-228-9256, www.pa-trolley.org. Display building with 30 trolleys from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Brazil. Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9 adults, $8 seniors (62 and older), $6 children 3-15, free under age 3
• • • PITTSBURGH HISTORY & LANDMARKS FOUNDATION WALKING TOURS Free tours of the old Allegheny County Jail Museum, 440 Ross St., Downtown, 11:30 a.m. Mondays in June; for reservations, firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-471-5808. The Penn-Liberty Cultural District; exploring Pittsburgh's arts and entertainment district now designated a National Registered District and City of Pittsburgh Historic District; includes visits to performance halls and hotels as well as renovated commercial buildings that house galleries, schools, restaurants, stores and residences; tours take place on Fridays in May at noon. One-hour begins at Katz Plaza, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue. For reservations, email@example.com or 412-471-5808
PROVIDENCE PLANTATION FOUNDATION LIVING HISTORY CENTER 300 Textor Hill Road, .Evans City, 724-538-8818, frontier-history.org. Re-enactments of frontier life in Western Pennsylvania during the 18th century. $10 adults; $5 kids under 12. Open by appointment only.
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, www.riversofsteel.com. The Bost Building exhibit: "J&L: A Pittsburgh Icon," for 125 years, Jones and Laughlin Steel was symbol of industrial Pittsburgh, dominating the landscape of the city, physically and emotionally. Restored rooms from 1892, when Bost Building was the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers headquarters during the Homestead Lockout and Strike. Carrie Furnace Tours: Fridays and Saturdays through October, www.riversofsteelcom/things-to-do/event/carrie-hard-hat-tours. 412-464-4020, ext. 32. Rivers of Steel Sunday Heritage Market: first and third Sunday through September, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through September at the Pump House in the Waterfront, www.riversofsteel.com/things-to-do/event/sunday-heritage-market.
ST. NICHOLAS CROATIAN CHURCH 24 Maryland Ave., Millvale. Murals painted by Maxo Vanka. Guided tours: Saturdays at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.. Tours at other times by special arrangement, 412-407-2570, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: www.vankamurals.org.
SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS HISTORY CENTER 1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley 412-741-4487, sewickleyheightshistory.org. Showcases the country homes and equestrian lifestyle of Pittsburgh's early industrialists with photos, film, antique cars and carriages. Weekdays 3-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-2 p.m. Tours by appointment. Free admission.
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.
WESTINGHOUSE CASTLE 325 Commerce St., Wilmerding, 412-825-3000, www.wilmerdingrenewed.org. Housed the general offices of the Westinghouse Airbrake Company and the personal offices of George Westinghouse and his brother Herman. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun.-Mon. closed for tours of the building, art gallery, museum and 0 Gauge train display. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students age 10-17; children under 10 free
WOODVILLE PLANTATION 1375 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-0348, www.woodvilleplantation.org. 18th-century home of Gen. John Presley Neville. Historical artifacts, furniture and documents show how Pittsburgh's wealthiest citizens lived from 1780-1820. Guided tours Sun. 1-4 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 per for children ages 6 to 12 and under 6 free.
JAZZ VESPERS Last of the season. Scripture, prayer and readings with jazz interludes. Featured musicians: Eric DeFade, Tony DePaolis, Francesco Lo Castro. First Presbyterian Church of Pittburgh, 320 Sixth Ave., Downtown, Thurs., 5 p.m. social, 5:30 p.m. service. Free. www.fpcp.org
SUMMER POETRY SERIES. Hemingway Cafe's 3911 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. through July 30. An open mic follows most readings. Free.
• • • THE PITTSBURGH SAVOYARDS For Gilbert & Sullivan's "Princess Ida." At Our Lady of Victory Auditorium, 1000 Lindsay Rd., Carnegie, June 3-4 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Prepare a song that showcases your voice, either Gilbert & Sullivan, (preferred), standard musical theater or classical. An accompanist will be provided. Bring headshot and resume. Forms and information are available at www.pittsburghsavoyards.org or call 412-734-8476.
SUMMER COMPANY For second half of the 2013 season, May 30, Peter Mills Auditorium, Duquesne University's Rockwell Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m., call 412-243-6464 to schedule audition time.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
PITTSBURGH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY Entries sought for the 67th Annual International Aqueous Open exhibition presenting in October 2013. Juror Frank Webb will award $4,000 cash prizes. The entry deadline is July 8. Visit www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com for entry information or call Ms. Shaheen at 412-731-0636.
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Daft Punk 'Random Access Memories' (Columbia)
Daft Punk has moved on from EDM to a sound it has described as more warm and organic from the 1970s and early '80s; in particular, the disco part of that era.
The duo has replaced its electronic gadgets with live instruments and retro synthesizers. While the '70s-'80s disco scene has always flowed in Daft Punk's veins, with "Discovery" especially being somewhat of a tribute to it by sampling songs from the period and bringing them back to the modern day, "Random Access Memories" takes it a step further and wants to be the real deal rather than just a tribute.
Daft Punk has drafted legends of the era like Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder into the studio and utilized instruments of the period to craft its music. It's two disco fanatics fulfilling their wild desires and ambitions, ignoring what everyone else is doing or saying.
-- Lauri Hiltunen, popmatters.com
The National 'Trouble Will Find Me' (4ad)
On the one hand, "Trouble" is a God-in-the-detail effort that features some of The National's most intricate, meticulously crafted work to date, standing out with a deliberate stillness that makes you notice the barely made gestures and the small touches all the better.
On the other hand, there's a trade-off between an ever-increasing level of attention and the workmanlike ambition that sweeps you off your feet when The National is at its best, when they have that intangible quality that has enabled the quintet to create grand-statement anthems that don't begin as grand statements or anthems.
-- Arnold Pan, popmatters.com
Pistol Annies 'Annie Up' (RCA)
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"Hell on Heels," the Pistol Annies' 2011 debut, was one of the year's best country albums. The voices and songwriting of Miranda Lambert, blended flawlessly with singer-songwriters Angeleena Presley and Ashley Monroe. With an enthusiastic reception making a follow-up inevitable, "Annie Up" builds on the sass, blue-collar angst and attitude of their debut, tilting a bit more to the dark side.
The dozen tunes, penned by various combinations of the trio, revisit previously addressed issues including pain, frustration, booze, pills, rehab and bad relationships. "Unhappily Married" thoroughly explores marital discord as "Dear Sobriety" provides a haunting, deadly serious look at battling alcohol. They offer an acerbic, witty take on the downside of cosmetic style on "Being Pretty Ain't Pretty." Framing it as a costly nuisance ("You spend all your money to just wipe it off") is ironic, given Nashville's Hollywood-like fixation on glamour.
No pill or booze can alleviate the sadness explored in the thoughtful "Blues, You're a Buzzkill," invoking the sort of blunt imagery Loretta Lynn pioneered in her compositions more than 50 years ago. Raw sass and attitude drive "Damn Thing," similar to "Bad Example" on the previous album. "Don't Talk About Him, Tina" offers sage barroom advice to a girlfriend on the rebound. Not everything is dark or harsh. "Loved by a Workin' Man" and "I Hope You're the End of My Story" both offer more optimistic views of romance.
While questionable mixing surfaces on "Workin' Man" and "I Feel a Sin Comin' on" (the roaring band nearly overwhelms the vocals in spots) "Annie Up" is a worthy follow-up to "Hell on Heels." On "Girls Like Us," when they sing, "We don't tie you up just to let you down/Don't girls like us make the world go around," there's nothing to interpret. They know what they mean. So does the listener.
-- Rich Kienzle, for the Post-Gazette
ELIANE ELIAS 'I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker' (Concord Jazz)
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Brazilian-born vocalist-pianist Eliane Elias has paid homage previously, honoring both Brazilian jazz fountainhead Antonio Carlos Jobim and piano great Bill Evans with tribute albums. This time, she turns her attention to the late trumpet virtuoso Chet Baker. An icon of the '50s West Coast jazz scene, Baker's trumpet prowess and sweetly understated vocals earned him international fame before his untimely death in 1988.
Ms. Elias applies her vocal and piano virtuosity (her solos are nearly as rewarding as her vocals) to 14 romantic standards Baker sang during his life. While "There Will Never Be Another You" gets a bossa nova turn, with guitar from Oscar Castro-Neves, Brazilian rhythms are generally rare. With Randy Brecker's incomparable trumpet, the rhythm section of bassist Marc Johnson, Mr. Elias' husband, guitarist Steve Cardenas and drummers Victor Lewis and Rafael Barata provides a light, swinging foundation.
Her bluesy run at "I Thought About You" stands out from Baker's. Elsewhere, she loosely echoes his versions of "That Old Feeling" and "I Get Along Without You Very Well," attacking "Just in Time," at the same frantic pace he did. She radiates Baker-like vulnerability on a stark and intense exploration of "You Don't Know What Love Is." Yet she's not afraid to break form. He sang "I've Never Been in Love Before" as a ballad; she swings it. On occasion she sets percussion aside; only Mr. Johnson accompanies her on "Blue Room."
Ms. Elias' sensual vocals sustain the album, but Mr. Brecker's virtuosity offers perspectives that not only complement her voice but do Baker justice. The sum total not only honors Chet Baker's enduring genius, but places it solidly in the here and now.