Weekend Guide, Feb. 23-26, 2012

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JULIA NUNES Club at Stage AE, Thurs., doors 7 p.m. $12; 1-800-745-3000.

NIC COWAN Club Cafe, Thurs. 8 p.m. $8-$10; 1-866-468-3401.

BRUCE IN THE USA Altar Bar, Fri. 9 p.m. $17-$20; 1-877-435-9849.

LESS THAN JAKE Mr. Smalls, Fri. 8 p.m. $20; 1-866-468-3401.

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Fri. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sold out. 412-322-0800.

MONTE MONTGOMERY/ALEX TALBOT Club Cafe, Fri. 7 p.m. $15; 1-866-468-3401.

NAMELESS IN AUGUST Club Cafe, Fri. 10:30 p.m. $5; 1-866-468-3401.

FAB FOUR TRIBUTE Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, Sat. 8 p.m. $30-$35; 412-368-5225.

SAMITE Carnegie Lecture Hall, Sat. 7:30 p.m. $38; 412-394-3353.

PINK DROYD Altar Bar, Sat. 10 p.m. $15-$18; 1-877-435-9849.

POLLYANNA/ANNIE CRANE Garfield Artworks, Mon. 8 p.m. $7; 412-361-2262.

MATTHEW GOOD Club Cafe, Wed. 8 p.m. $15-$17; 1-866-468-3401.

LIGHTS: Altar Bar, Wed., 8 p.m. $13-$15; 1-877-435-9849.

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT Garfield Artworks, Wed. 8 p.m. $7; 412-361-2262.

GALACTIC WITH COREY GLOVER Mr. Smalls, Wed., 8 p.m. $20-$22; 1-866-468-3401.


CARNEGIE MELLON STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT Soloist Michael Dee. Program includes Debussy's "Rhapsody For Clarinet and Orchestra." Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Oakland. Fri. 8 p.m. Free.

MUSIC ON THE EDGE JACK Quartet. Program includes premiere of University of Pittsburgh composer Amy Williams' "Richter Textures." The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, Sat. 8 p.m. $10-$15.www.proartstickets.org or 412-394-3353.

MUSIC PLUS RECITAL SERIES Soprano Amy Stabnau in a family-friendly concert. Accompanied by Jack Howell on clarinet and Rebekah Hill and Alastair Stout on piano. St. James Church, 200 Walnut St., Sewickley. Sun. 3 p.m. Free, donations accepted. 412-741-6550.

PITTSBURGH OPERA CABARET Resident Artists perform Broadway tunes, novelty songs, etc., in a musical revue. Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave., Strip District. Fri. 7:45 p.m. Limited tickets, $50. 412-281-0912 or www.pittsburghopera.org.

PITTSBURGH TROMBONE PROJECT In concert. Fri. 7:30 p.m. Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington. Free.

PRO MUSICA PITTSBURGH "Make Them Hear You." Bass-baritone Michael Jackson in a concert performing in the African-American spiritual tradition. Also soprano Anqwenique Wingfield and students from Pittsburgh CAPA. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Highland Ave, East Liberty. Sat. 7:30 p.m.$5-$15. 1-888-718-4253, www.showclix.com/event/MakeThemHearYou.

RIVER CITY BRASS "The Fabulous '50s." Gateway High School, 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Baldwin High School, 4356 Clairton Blvd, Baldwin, Sun. 3 p.m. $22-$29. 1-800-292-7222 or www.rivercitybrass.org.

STEINWAY SOCIETY OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Pianist Matthew Bengston in concert. Program includes Schumann, Scriabin, Szymanowksi and Albeniz. Pittsburgh CAPA Recital Hall, 111 Ninth St., Downtown. Sun. 3 p.m. $5-$20.

STEPHANE WREMBEL Composer-guitarist in concert. Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Thurs. 8 p.m. $20. www.showclix.com/event/210880.

UNDERCROFT OPERA Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito." Seton Center Auditorium, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline, Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. $10-$35; www.undercroftopera.org or 412-422-7919.

WESTMINSTER MUSIC & ARTS SERIES Chatham Baroque in concert with guest Sara Botkin. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair. Sun. 4 p.m. Free.



ALTAR BAR Strip, 412-263-2877. Fri.: Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band tribute), 9 p.m., $17 in advance, $20 at the door; Sat.: Pink Droyd (Pink Floyd tribute), 10 p.m., $15 in advance, $18 at the door; Sun.: CD release party, Delusions of Grandeur, Spike the Tomb, 7 p.m., $10 in advance, $12 at the door; Wed.: Lights, 8 p.m., $13 in advance, $15 at the door.

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

CIOPPINO'S Strip, 412-281-6593. Thurs.: The Terrence Vaughn Band, 8 p.m.

DOWNEY'S HOUSE Robinson, 412-489-5631. Sat.: Love Addiction, 9:30 p.m.

ELWOOD'S PUB Indiana Township, 724-265-1181. Sat.: The Agway Shoplifters, 9 p.m.

FALLOUT SHELTER Aliquippa, 724-375-5080. Sat.: Without Fail, Sathanas, Syzygia, 9:30 p.m., $5.

FRANKIE & GEORGIE'S 4 WOOD GRILLE Squirrel Hill, 412-422-5027. Fri.: Black Sunday (Black Sabbath tribute), The Dirty Charms, 9 p.m.

GARFIELD ARTWORKS 412-361-2262. Mon.: Pollyanna, Annie Crane; Wed.: Ed Schrader's Music Beat, 8 p.m., $7 for both shows.

THE GROVE Ross, 412-931-1690. Sat.: The GRID, 9 p.m.

HARVEY WILNER'S TAVERN West Mifflin, 412-466-1331. Fri.: The Gum Band, 9:30 p.m.

HOP HOUSE Green Tree, 412-922-9560. Sat.: The Dave Iglar Band, 10 p.m.

HOWLERS COYOTE CAFE Bloomfield, 412-682-0320. Tues.: Boom Chick, 8 p.m.

JOEY D'S BAR & GRILLE Harmar, 412-828-0999. Fri.: ; Sat.: The Random Groove Band, 9 p.m.

MR. SMALLS Millvale, 412-821-4447. Sat.: Drowning Clowns, 7 p.m.

R BAR Dormont, 412-942-0882. Sat.: Midnight Express, 9:30 p.m.

ROMA RESTAURANT McCandless, 412-367-7677. Sat.: Full Circle, 9 p.m.

SMILING MOOSE South Side, 412-431-4668. Fri.: Kamikabe, Texarkana, Egality, 9:30 p.m.

31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Sat.: CD release party, Fist Fight in the Parking Lot, Sistered, Chux Beta, 10:30 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Fri.: One World Tribe, 9 p.m.

UNCLE CHUCK'S BAR & GRILL Rochester Borough, 724-775-0210. Fri.: Jukebox, 9:30 p.m.

WAREHOUSE CAFE Bethel Park, 412-831-8001. Wed.: Jam session w/ the Jaminators, 9 p.m.

WOOLEY BULLY'S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Thurs.: Dave Granati; Fri.: The Messengers, 10 p.m.

Rhythm & Blues

ACOUSTIC MOOSE CAFÉ Bellevue 412-415-3888. Fri.: The Blues Orphans Trio, 7:30 p.m.

BALTIMORE HOUSE Pleasant Hills, 412-653-3800. Sat.: Smokin' Section, 9:30 p.m.

CACTUS LOUNGE Perryopolis, Fayette County, 724-736-8951. Sat.: The Gil Snyder Combo, 9 p.m.

CAFE NOTTE Emsworth, 412-761-2233. Sat.: Antoinette & Co., 8:30 p.m.

CENT'ANNI BAR Beechview, 412-207-9545. Wed.: Don Hollowood's King Cobra Blues, 8 p.m.

CHRISTINA'S White Oak, 412-673-0119. Thurs.: Gil Snyder w/ Bobby Hawkins, 8 p.m.

FRANKIE & GEORGIE'S 4 WOOD GRILLE Squirrel Hill, 412-422-5027. Thurs.: Billy Price, 8 p.m.; Sat.: Gary Belloma & the Blue Bombers, 9:45 p.m.

FRANK'S PUB & GRILL Bethel Park, 412-833-4606. Sat.: The Eldorado Kings, 9:30 p.m.

INN TERMISSION LOUNGE South Side, 412-381-3497. Sat.: The Rhythm Aces, 4 p.m.; Yinzide Out w/ Johnny Smoothe, 5 p.m.

JAMES STREET GASTROPUB & SPEAKEASY North Side, 412-904-3335. Thurs.: Leroy K. Wofford, 7 p.m.; Sat.: Neon Swing X-perience, 8 p.m.

MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Fri.: Jill West & Blues Attack, 10 p.m.; Sat.: Billy Price, 9 p.m.

SPEAL'S TAVERN Salem, 724-433-1322. Fri.: Jam session, 9 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Sat.: New York Funk Exchange, 9:30 p.m.

TWIN OAKS LOUNGE White Oak, 412-678-3321. Sat.: Jill West & Blues Attack, 9 p.m.


ALAN AND RUBEN'S BAR AND GRILLE Washington, Pa., 724-223-1038. Wed.: The Dan Baker Group, 5 p.m.

ALTMAN'S Pleasant Hills, 412-653-6440. Sat.: Johnny Vann, Jack Pettit & Bernie Sendro, 8 p.m.

ANDYS WINE BAR Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown, 412-773-8884. Thurs.: Tania Grubbs, 7:30 p.m.; Fri.: Lilly Abreu, 8 p.m.; Sat.: Maureen Budway, 8 p.m.; Tues.: Guitar Tuesday w/ Mark Strickland, 7:30 p.m.

BACKSTAGE BAR Downtown, 412-325-6766. Tues.: Roger Humphries & RH Factor, 5 p.m.; Tony Campbell, 8 p.m.

C.J.'S Strip, 412-642-2377. Thurs.: Roger Humphries jam session, 8 p.m.; Sat.: jam session, 5:30 p.m.; The Tubby Daniels Band, 9 p.m.

CIOPPINO'S Strip, 412-281-6593. Fri.: The Keith Moorhouse Trio, 8 p.m.

D'IMPERIO'S Wilkins, 412-823-4800. Wed.: Chris Pangikas w/ Michele Bensen, 7 p.m.

FOREST HILLS COFFEE CO. 412-351-4545. Tues.: Jerry Lucarelli, 11 a.m.

FRENCHY'S BISTRO & WINE CELLAR South Fayette, 412-221-1900. Fri. & Sat.: Eric Johnson, 7 p.m.

GREENSBURG COUNTRY CLUB Hempfield, 724-837-1810. Sun.: The Eric Susoeff Trio w/ Max Leake and Tom Wendt, 10:30 a.m.

GYPSY CAFE South Side, 412-381-4977. Sat.: Don Aliquo Sr. & Mark Perna, 8:30 p.m.

JAMES STREET GASTROPUB & SPEAKEASY North Side, 412-904-3335. Fri.: Norm Anderson, 8 p.m.; Sun.: The Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents Eric Johnson's Fabulous "A" Team, 6 p.m.; Wed.: Southern Comfort, 7 p.m.

JAZZ WORKSHOP Wilkinsburg, 412-244-0480. Sat.: Jazz jam and poetry, 7:30 p.m.

LEVEL 20 LOUNGE Bethel Park, 412-595-7953. Wed.: Robbie Klein jam session, 8 p.m.

LITTLE E'S JAZZ CLUB Downtown, 412-392-2217. Thurs.: Entrepreneurial Thursdays w/ Jessica Lee, 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: The Jason Kush Trio, 8:30 p.m.; Sat.: The Eddie Brookshire Quintet, 8:30 p.m.; Wed.: Jam session featuring the Just Ahead Trio, 8 p.m.

NARDI'S RESTAURANT Monroeville, 412-372-1595. Thurs.: Jerry Lucarelli, 6 p.m.

NIKO'S COFFEE HOUSE Robinson, 412-329-6939. Fri.: Clem Rolin and Friends, 7:30 p.m.

OMNI WILLIAM PENN HOTEL Downtown, 412-281-7100. Sun.: Chris Pangikas & Mark Strickland, 11 a.m.

PAPA J'S RISTORANTE Carnegie, 412-429-7272. Wed.: The Ron Wilson Trio w/ Lou Stellute, 7 p.m.

THE SUPPER CLUB Greensburg, 724-691-0536. Sat.: Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters w/ Eric Susoeff, 7:30 p.m.

SWEENEY'S CAFE & PUB Rostraver, 724-929-8383. Sun.: Eric Johnson, 6 p.m.

SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS Sewickley, 412-741-4405. Fri.: Kenia, 7 p.m.

TANA East Liberty, 412-665-2770. Wed.: jam session, 8 p.m.

TASTE OF DAHNTAHN Downtown, 412-281-9650. Sun.: jam session, 6 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Thurs.: Stephane Wrembel, 8 p.m.; Tues.: Space Exchange Series featuring the music from David Lynch films, 9 p.m.

VFW South Side, 412-904-2842. Mon.: Pittsburgh Big Band Legends, 7:30 p.m.

Easy Listening

D'IMPERIO'S Wilkins, 412-823-4800. Fri.: Dave Cremonese & Gail Macioce; Sat.: Chuck Corby's Quiet Storm, 8 p.m.

LOUNGE AT LEMONT Mount Washington, 412-431-3100. Sat.: Phil & Roxy, 8 p.m.


ANDYS WINE BAR Fairmont Pittsburgh, Downtown, 412-773-8884. Wed.: Duo Cieli (classical guitar & flute), 7:30 p.m.

GYPSY CAFE South Side, 412-381-4977. Thurs.: Bingham Street Tamburtizans, 8 p.m.

SMILING MOOSE South Side, 412-431-4668. Sat.: Cron412, EOS, Justuce Street Poets, Namni Ent, K-Mitch, Young Roe, M.a.C., Cartel., Worth Whyle (hip-hop), 10 p.m.


HAMBONE'S Lawrenceville, 412-681-4318. Sat.: Hootenanny hosted by Lonesome Bob & The Cropduster, 6 p.m.

Open Stage

AVA LOUNGE East Liberty, 412-363-8277. Mon.: Open stage with the Interval Trio, 9:30 p.m.

BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Tues.: Calliope Songwriter Open Stage, 9 p.m.

BRADFORD LOUNGE Washington, Pa., 724-225-3200. Thurs.: Acoustic open mic hosted by Tom Terling, 9 p.m.

CLUB CAFE South Side, 412-431-4950. Mon.: AcoustiCafe Open Stage, 7 p.m.

FIREHOUSE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Pitcairn, 412-373-4630. Thurs.: Open stage w/ Mark Cyler, 8:30 p.m.

FRANKIE & GEORGIE'S 4 WOOD GRILLE Squirrel Hill, 412-422-5027. Tues.: Dan Eaby Project, 9 p.m.; Wed.: Guitar Zack & the Daves, 10 p.m.

GOOD TIME BAR Millvale, 412-821-9968. Tues.: Open stage, 9:30 p.m.

HQ 132 South Huntingdon, 724-722-4450. Tues.: Randall and Gil, 8:30 p.m.

JAMES STREET GASTROPUB & SPEAKEASY North Side, 412-904-3335. Tues.: Touch Faster Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.

MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Wed.: Open stage w/J.J. Burner, 9 p.m.

PARK HOUSE North Side, 412-224-2273. Fri.: Yinzide Out, 9:30 p.m.

SHADOW LOUNGE East Liberty, 412-363-8277. Tues.: Open stage, 9 p.m.

SMITHFIELD STREET CAFE Downtown, 412-281-5452. Fri.: Open stage w/ Mike Festa & Mark Cyler, 6:30 p.m.

SPEAL'S TAVERN Salem, 724-433-1322. Thurs.: Acoustic open stage, 8 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Mon.: Craig King; Wed.: Poogie Bell, 9:30 p.m.

VENUE AT HARMONY RIDGE Harmony Township, Beaver County, 724-266-2010. Wed.: Acoustic Affair Songwriter Spotlight & Open Stage, 8 p.m.


ACOUSTIC MOOSE CAFÉ Bellevue 412-415-3888. Sat.: Sam Brenner, 7:30 p.m.

ALLEGHENY ELKS LODGE North Side, 412-321-1834. Wed.: Pittsburgh Banjo Club, 8 p.m.

CAFE NOTTE Emsworth, 412-761-2233. Thurs.: Bucky, 8:30 p.m.

CUP & CHAUCER CAFE Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, 412-361-1915. Fri: Peter King, noon.

DiSALVO'S STATION Latrobe, 724-539-0500. Fri.: Bryan Cole, 9 p.m.

DOWNEY'S HOUSE Robinson, 412-489-5631. Thurs.: Juan Vasquez featuring Erika, 9:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH Oakland, 412-621-8008. Sat: Emily Pinkerton, 6 p.m., $10.

SMOKEY'S TAVERN Millvale, 412-821-9822. Fri.: The Kardasz Brothers, 8:30 p.m.


BODIOGRAPHY CONTEMPORARY BALLET "The Red Carpet Roll Out," 10th anniversary celebration. Premiere of "Eyes Wide Open." Byham Theater, Downtown. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m. 412-456-6666.


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• • • AND BABY MAKES SEVEN A mother-to-be, her lesbian lover and the gay friend who is the father of the baby form an unconventional trio. Off the Wall Productions, 147 N. Main St., Washington, Pa. Fri. through March 10. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. and March 8 (no performance March 9); March 4 at 3 p.m. $5-$30. www.proartstickets.org or 412-394-3353.

• • • BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL The song and dance extravaganza. Seton Hill University Theatre, Greensburg. Fri. through March 3. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; Feb. 29, 10:30 a.m.; March 1, 2, 3 at 8 p.m. $16. 724-552-2929 or www.setonhilltheatre.com.

BEDROOM FARCE Alan Ayckbourn's farce. The Heritage Players, 5151 Park Ave., Bethel Park, Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $10-$7. 412-831-6800, ext. 745.

• • • B.U.S. 7: PITTSBURGH URBAN SCRAWL Six local playwrights go on a 90-minute ride on a city bus, and each has 12 hours to write a 10-minute play inspired by the journey. 2012 playwrights: Gab Cody, Kim El, Andre Kimo Guess, more. Directors: Lisa Ann Goldsmith, Kim Martin, Mark Clayton Southers, more. Actors: Elena Alexandratos, Theo Allyn, Crystal Bates, Karen Baum, Dana Hardy Bingham, Cassie Brehmer, Lissa Brennan, Vanessa German, Wali Jamal, Laurie Klatcher, Amy Landis, Gregory Lehane, more. Bricolage, 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Fri. (sold out); Sat. 7:30 p.m. $100-$125. 412-471-0999.

CABARET AT THEATRE SQUARE Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, Penn Ave., Downtown. Thurs.: Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Jam, 10 p.m., $3 (cash only); Sat.: Various acts, 10 p.m., $5 or free with district ticket. 412-456-6666.

COMPANY Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy. Saint Vincent College Players, Performing Arts Center, Robert S. Carey Student Center, Latrobe. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $10. 724 805-2229.

DEATH BY VALENTINE Comedy murder-mystery dinner theater. Gaetano's Restaurant, 1617 Banksville Road, Banksville. Sat. 7 p.m. $35. 412-343-6640.

• • • DETROIT DEALERS The Dutch owner of a car dealership journeys to General Motors in Detroit and becomes involved with an American soul singer. World premiere by the Wunderbaum theater company as part of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Distinctively Dutch Festival, Trust Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Ave, Downtown. Thurs.-Sat. $30. www.trustarts.org/dutchfestival or 412-456-6666.

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Bernard plans a weekend with his mistress, sends his wife to her mother, hires a cook to prepare gourmet delights and uses his best friend to provide his alibi in this farce. The Theatre Factory, Cavitt Ave & Third St., Trafford. Through March 4. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $16-$14. 412-374-9200.

ELDER HOSTAGES Premiere trilogy by Ray Werner about seven older people caught in their past and now trapped in their anger, love and games. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Ends Sun. Thurs. and Fri. 8 p.m.; no show Sat.; Sun. 2 and 7 p.m. $15-$30. 412-377-7803 or wwwwww.pghplaywrights.com.

• • • THE ELEPHANT MAN The poignant true story about the man who looked like our idea of a monster but whose spirit captured the heart of a nation. Prime Stage, New Hazlett Theater, North Side. Fri. through March 4. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. $10-$20. 412-394-3353 or primestage.com.

THE GAMMAGE PROJECT An original play by Buck Favorini about the death of Jonny Gammage during a traffic stop. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Downtown. March 2-3 at 8 p.m.; March 4 at 1 p.m. $15-$20. www.pghplaywrights.com/gammage.

• • • HOSPITALITY SUITE When three salesmen are confined to a hotel room in Wichita, conversation turns from the importance of the sale to torrential questions of loyalty, life and death. Cup-a-Jo Productions at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland. Fri. through March 11. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $20. 412-334-3126 or cupajoprod@gmail.com.

• • • MARATHON 33 A world premiere musical piece based on the play by June Havoc. Directed and choreographed by Tome Cousin and Peter Gregus. Pittsburgh Playhouse, Conservatory Company, Craft Ave., Oakland. Fri. through March 4. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. $18-$20. 412-392-8000 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

• • • PITTSBURGH SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS "Shakespeare in Politics," Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill. Mon. 7:30 p.m. Donations. 412-404-8531 or pittsburghshakespeare@yahoo.com.

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL A campy charmer that answers the question: What would an ambitious schoolgirl do to get rid of the competition for the lead in a class play? CLO Cabaret, Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown. Through May 6. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. $39.75. 412-456-6666 or pittsburghclo.org.

SNOW WHITE Interactive musical based on the Grimms' fairy tale. Gemini Theater Company, 7501 Penn Ave., Point Breeze. Through March 11. Sat. and Sun. 1 and 3:30 p.m. $10. 412-243-5201 or www.geminitheater.org.


ENTRE LES MURS ("The Class") The Tournees Festival, Sebastian Mueller Theater, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Tues. 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Free. www.westminster.edu/frenchfilm.

HOLLYWOOD THEATER 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont, 412-563-0368 or www.thehollywooddormont.org. Special screenings include: "The Room," "The Big Lebowski," Anime Sunday with "Hetalia: Paint it White," "McLintock!" See website for times and details.

LOVE NEVER DIES Cinemark Robinson and Tarentum and Rave Pittsburgh North, Tues. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18. www.fathomevents.com.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Verdi's "Ernani." Cinemark Robinson and Tarentum and Pittsburgh Rave North, Sat. 12:55 p.m. $16-$24. www.fathomevents.com.

MY TALE OF TWO CITIES Young Filmmakers Workshop. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, Sun. 1:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP at Rachel@steeltown.org or 412-622-1325.

NEAR DARK The Oaks, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. Fri. 10 p.m. 412-828-6311 or theoakstheater.com.

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS Olin Fine Arts Center, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. Live action nominated shorts, Thurs.; animated nominated shorts, Fri.; both 7:30 p.m. $7-$12. 724-223-6546.

THE SMURFS 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.

THEY CHOSE CHINA Silk Screen Sewickley Documentary film Series, Rea Auditorium, Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Drive. Sat. 2 p.m. Free. 412-741-2230.


Museum Exhibitions

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ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Side, 412-237-8300. "About Face," Arne Svenson's collections of portraits, through May 13; "Warhol and Cars: American Icons," through May 13. Permanent exhibits. Closed Mon.

AUGUST WILSON CENTER Downtown, 412-258-2700. "Common Ground: Affrilachia! Where I'm From," through March 17. Admission. Closed Sun.-Mon.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story," collection of large still-life, video projections and more, chronicling the photographer's life's work, through April 7; "Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at the Carnegie," ongoing; "Picturing the City: Downtown, Pittsburgh 2007-2010," photos by artists of the Downtown Now Photography Project, through March 25; "Cathy Wilkes," ends Sun.; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries: Featuring decorative arts from around the world. Closed Mon.

FRICK ART MUSEUM Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. "Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children's Book Illustration," through May 20. closed Mon.

MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM North Side, 412-231-3169. "Factory Installed," International artists Natalia Gonzalez (USA), Nika Kupyrova (Czech Republic and Austria), Mariana Manhaes (Brazil), Than Htay Maung (USA), Veronica Ryan (USA), and Pablo Valbuena (Spain) present their works from their time in residence; ends Sun. Permanent exhibitions and works by James Turrell, Winifred Lutz, Yayoi Kusama, Bill Woodrow, William Anastasi and more. Closed Mon.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Altoona, 1-814-946-4464. "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been: Selections From the Mark del Costello Collection," through April 28. Closed Mon.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Johnstown, 1-814-269-7234. "Seasons of Western Pennsylvania: Photography by Donald M. Robinson," through April 28. closed Mon.

• • • SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Ligonier, 1-814-472-3920. "Artists of the 21st Century: Student Art Exhibition," through April 15. Closed Mon.

TOONSEUM Bruno Building, Downtown, 412-232-0674. "Animating Haring!," exhibit of Haring-inspired art, ends Sun.; "Funky Turns 40," the art of "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids," through March 10. Permanent exhibitions. Closed Mon.-Tues.

WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Greensburg, 724-837-1500. "The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design," through April 8; "Born of Fire: The Valley Work." Closed Mon.-Tues.


AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM JCC Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8011. "One Foot in America: The Jewish Emigrants of the Red Star Line and Eugeen Van Mieghem," ends Wed.; "Superman Creators' Funnyman Fights Crime With Shtick," through March 28. Daily.

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

BOULEVARD GALLERY Verona, 412-828-1031. "Portraits in Oil," works by John Fesz, ends Sat. Closed Sun.

BOXHEART GALLERIES Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. "Little Disasters," images by Nadim Sabella, through March 3. Closed Mon.

CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY Convocation Center, 724-938-5898. "Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion," featuring 45 full-size replicas of machines created by the genius, replicated and re-created from his drawings (1452-1519), through May 6. Daily.

CHRISTINE FRECHARD GALLERY Squirrel Hill, "Emancipated Doodles," new work by Pittsburgh artist Leslie Miller, through March 2. Closed Mon.

ELAN FINE ARTS GALLERY Sewickley, 412-749-8270. "Deck the Halls Holiday Exhibit," ends Sat. Closed Sun.-Tues.

FATHER RYAN ARTS CENTER McKees Rocks, 412-771-3052. Permanent exhibitions. Closed Sat.-Sun.

FILMMAKERS GALLERIES Oakland, 412-681-5449. "Everything Changed, Then Changed Again," photographer Ivette Spradlin's series of photographs of women with Pittsburgh as the backdrop, through April 1. www.pghfilmmakers.org.

GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. "Lulu and Her Happy Bubble," functional, whimsical furniture, chairs and more, ends Sat. Closed Sun.-Mon.

LATROBE ART CENTER Latrobe, 724-537-7011. "Winter Show," through March 3. Closed Sun.

McCARL GALLERY, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, 724-805-2188. "Distelfinks Among the Dutch," folk art, through April 13. Tues.-Fri.

MATTHEWS ART GALLERY Bellevue, 412-761-0301. "Fiberarts by Suzymae," ends Wed. Closed Sun.-Mon.

MENDELSON GALLERY Shadyside, "David Lewis "Old Friends, New Horizons," through March 17. Closed Sun.

MERRICK ART GALLERY New Brighton, 724-846-1130. Permanent collections of 18th- and 19th-century books, artifacts and more. Closed Sun.

MILLER GALLERY AT CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY 412-268-3618. "Intimate Science," curated by Andrea Grover, ends Tues. Closed Mon.

MORGAN GLASS GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-5200. "Layered Up," a winter exhibition featuring the works of Nikolaj Christensen, Lyla Nelson, Arthur Guilford and more, through March 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.

NORTH HILLS ARTS CENTER Ross, 412-364-3622. "Mid-winter Hues," group show with works from the members, ends Thurs. Closed Sun.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. "2012 Solo Exhibits," 10 solo exhibits that were selected from the annual call for artists, through April 22. www.pittsburgharts.org. Admission. Closed Mon.

POINT PARK UNIVERSITY Lawrence Hall Gallery, Downtown, 412-392-8008. "Rivers of Steel," paintings, lithographs and more by the regional artists including Robert Qualters, Ron Donoughe, Clyde Hare and more, through March 15.

SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY South Side, 412-431-1810. "Class Pictures: photographs by Dawoud Bey," through March 10. Closed Sun.-Mon.

SAINT VINCENT ART GALLERY Latrobe, 724-805-2197. "2 x 20: Twenty Regional Artists Everyone Should Know," ends Sun. Tues.-Sun.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Barco Law Library, "Ruth Drescher: Structures," a photographic exhibition of buildings structures and more, through May 15. Daily.

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Strip District, 412-261-7003. "Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals: The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize," 33 metalsmiths have entered new works in this biennial, through June 30. Closed Mon.

SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS Sewickley, 412-741-4405. "An Object in Motion," wood pieces and furniture by Brian Ferrell, ends Sat. Closed Mon.


CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE Cultural District, 412-325-6766. Thurs.: Improv Jam, 10 p.m., $3.


BALLROOM American Legion, White Oak, 412-672-7994. Mon.: The Jacks, 8 p.m.

BALLROOM SNPJ Crystal Ballroom, Sewickley Township, Westmoreland County, 724-832-2687. Fri.: 7 p.m.

BEGINNING BALLROOM Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield, 412-681-0111. Wed.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m., $10.

CONTRA Swisshelm Park Community Center, 412-654-7529. Fri.: lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

COUNTRY LINE Brothers Grimm, Robinson, 412-788-0890. Thurs.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

COUNTRY LINE Palisades, McKeesport, 412-672-2001. Fri.: lesson; 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

DANCE, Brothers Grimm, Robinson, 412-788-0890. Sat.: 9:30 p.m.

DANCE, Connolly Club, Sheraden, 412-777-9700. Sat.: 9 p.m.

IRISH SET & CEILI Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle, Strip, 412-642-6622. Tues.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

LATIN BALLROOM Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield, 412-681-0111. Wed.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m., $10.

LINDY HOP SWING Absolute Ballroom, Larimer, 412-421-1767. Fri.: lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 9 p.m., $10, $7 for students.

1980s/BALLROOM Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield, 412-681-0111. Sat.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

OLDIES Brentwood VFW, 412-881-9934. Sat.: 8:30 p.m.

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

OLDIES Savoy Ballroom, Sub-Alpina Club, Turtle Creek, 412-290-9594. Fri. & Sat.: 8 p.m., $5.

SALSA Cafe Notte, Emsworth, 412-761-2233. Tues.: 8:30 p.m.

SALSA Dance Cafe, Ross, 412-401-6499. Fri.: 10:15 p.m.

SALSA La Cucina Flegrea, Market Square, 412-521-2082. Sat.: lesson, 10 p.m.; dance, 10:30 p.m.

SALSA Mexico City, Downtown, 412-246-2042. Sat. & Wed.: 9:45 p.m.

SALSA Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield, 412-681-0111. Sun.: lesson, 6:15, 7 and 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m., $10.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY Grace Episcopal Church, Mount Washington, 412-260-2531. Sat. & Mon.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

SQUARE Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Monroeville, 412-372-6285. Sat.: 8 p.m.

SWING Edgewood Club, 1 Pennwood Ave., 412-242-1005. Sun.: lesson, 7 p.m.; Five Guys Named Moe, 8 p.m., $12.

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

TANGO Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield, 412-681-0111. Mon.: 8 p.m., $5; Tues.: lesson, 7 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m., $10.

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

WEST COAST SWING Absolute Ballroom, Larimer, 412-526-0399. Tues.: lesson, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m.

WEST COAST SWING Pittsburgh Dance Center, Bloomfield, 412-681-0111. Thurs.: lesson, 7 and 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m., $10; Fri.: lesson, 8 p.m., dance, 9 p.m., $10, $7 for students.


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CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131. "M is for Museum," exhibit for ages 5 to 13, which demonstrates how museum protect explore and explain life on earth (through Aug. 30. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $17.95 adults, $14.95 seniors (ages 65 and older) $11.95 children 3-18, . Admission includes same-day access Carnegie Museum of Art.

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER One Allegheny Ave., North Shore, 412-237-3400. Ongoing exhibits: Miniature Railroad and Village; roboworld; "AIR Power!," Body Tech; and Highmark SportsWorks. Laser shows Fri-Sat., $8 general admission, $2 for members ($13 when paired with another laser show). Omnimax films: "Rocky Mountain Express," "Born to Be Wild" and "Tornado Alley." Center hours: Sun.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Center admission: $17.95 adults, $11.95 children; Omnimax films: $8 adult non-member, $6 child non-member, $7 adult member and $5 member.

• • • CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Allegheny Center, www.pittsburghkids.org. "Wheels" through May 18. PupPITT Shadow Puppet Performances, Sat. and Sun. $5 for museum members, $6.25 for non-members. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. $12 adults; $11 kids 2-18 and senior citizens; under 2 free. Parking $3 for members, $5 nonmembers.

HEINZ HISTORY CENTER 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000. "Stars and Stripes: An American Story," through June 17; "America's Best Weekly," June. Also: Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 adults; $9 seniors; $5 students with ID and children 6-18; free to members and children under 6.

NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. 412-323-7235. "Wings!," "Flamingo Encounter" (10 and older), "Penguin Connection," "Owl Connection" (10 and older). Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13 adults; $12 seniors; $10.50 kids 2-12; under 2 free.

PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park, 412-622-6914. Orchid and Tropic Bonzai Show, through March 4. Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. until 10 p.m. $12 adults; $11 students with ID and seniors 62 and older; $9 children 2-18, under 2 free.

PITTSBURGH ZOO & PPG AQUARIUM Highland Park, 412-665-3640. Winter Docent Safari, every Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tropical Forest and PPG Aquarium. Penguins on Parade, noon, Saturdays and Sundays in February, PPG Aquarium. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; gates close 3 p.m. $10 adults; $9 seniors (60 and older); $9 children 2-13; children under 2 free.


AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS ASSOCIATION OF PITTSBURGH "Wagman Winterfest," winter star party. Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory, Deer Lakes Regional Park, Russellton, Frazer. Sat. 4 p.m. www.3ap.org.

BLACK HISTORY WORKSHOP CHOIR Annual concert and worship. Homewood AME Zion Church, 724 North Homewood Ave., Homewood. Sun. 4 p.m. Donations accepted. 412-364-9239.

DAWOUD BEY Lecture and book signing with the photographer, teacher and writer. Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Thurs. 6:30 p.m. Free

BOOK TALK Authors David M. Brown and Michael Wereschagin, "Gone at 3:17: The Untold Story of the Worst School Disaster in American History." Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. Sat. 3 p.m. Free

DARK NIGHTS READING SERIES Sponsored by Prime Stage Theater. Actress Lynne Franks will read from Shirley Barasch's autobiography, "For Professional Purposes: An Artistic Journey." Book signing to follow. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. Mon. 7:30 p.m. $10. 1-888-718-4253 or www.showclix.com/event/ProfessionalPurposes.

HARMONY IN THE HOUSE Concert with Ellen Cherry and Sue Gartland. The Bottlebrush Gallery, Harmony, Butler County. Fri. 7 p.m. $10. 724-452-0539.

A LITERARY EVENING WITH SEBASTIAN JUNGER The author of "The Perfect Storm" discusses his latest work, "War." Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Mon. 7:30 p.m. $15-$35, students with ID, $10. 412-622-8866 or www.pittsburghlectures.org.


DEMASKUS, INC. Auditions for the gospel musical "Who Do You Love?" Prepare ballad and up-tempo plus one-minute monologue. Accompanist will be present. Submit headshot and resume to audition@demaskus.com or call 412-805-8577.

NO NAME PLAYERS Season auditions for Equity and non-Equity, 937 Liberty Ave., 3rd Floor, Downtown. March 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Email don@nonameplayers.org for appointment.

STAGE RIGHT PRODUCTIONS For "Rumors" by Neil Simon. Casting call for five men and five women. At Boyd Community Center, 1220 Powers Run Road, O'Hara. Sun. 3-5 p.m. and Mon. 7-9 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments preferred at 412-228-0566 or Stagerightrumors@gmail.com. Bring headshot and resume. Cold readings from the script with other actors.


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