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september 1 sunday midnight radio, jr. episode 2: mad science lab! | A nutty scientist schemes to take over the world in this sketch/variety show for kids ages 6–12 that features storytelling, music, comedy and sound effects. Bricolage Theater 937 Liberty Ave. / 2 p.m. / Tickets start at $8

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disney’s the lion king | Experience the phenomenon and marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor. Thrill to the rhythms of the African Pride Lands and an unforgettable score, including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle Of Life.” PNC Broadway Across America–Pittsburgh Benedum Center / Tickets start at $40 Also Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29

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open mic night | Future Tenant hosts emerging Pittsburgh artists performing standup comedy, music, improv theater and more. Future Tenant 819 Penn Ave. / 7 p.m. / Free & open to the public

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trespass residency and performance series | Artists reside at Future Tenant for one week to plan, create and perform new works. This year features John Zobele, Andrew Huntley of Theatre Sans Serif, and Meagan Reagle of 5th Wall Theatre. Future Tenant 819 Penn Ave. / Through Sept. 29

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pittsburgh international festival of firsts

il volo | Il Volo’s 2011 self-titled debut recording was ranked No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Their second studio recording, “We Are Love,” was released last fall. The trio’s live performances have received critical acclaim and standing ovations across the U.S. Heinz Hall / 7:30 p.m. / Tickets start at $69.50

Sept. 27–Oct. 26 For four dizzying weeks this fall, Pittsburgh sets the stage for international companies and artists premiering works never before seen in the U.S. — until now. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust TrustArts.org/First or 412-456-6666

disney’s the lion king

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black angels over tuskegee | This staged production explores the courageous journey of six African American airmen during WWII and their collective struggle with Jim Crow laws. New Horizon Theater and The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh Region Byham Theater / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $25

Visit TrustArts.org for tickets, showtimes and additional information.


september continued... second saturday art workshops: story quilts | Tell your personal story through beautiful fiber collage with renowned fiber artist, Tina Brewer. Suitable for all skill levels. 10 a.m. / $40

twin herringbone bracelet | Learn how to weave the new twin beads (two holes) with instructor Olga Mihaylova to achieve a beautiful herringbone pattern. Suitable for all skill levels. 11 a.m. / $40 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Trust Arts Education Center 805–807 Liberty Ave.

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spank! the fifty shades parody | This hilarious musical brings out all of the naughty fun from the best-selling book, “Fifty Shades of Gray.” In “SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody,” the book characters come to life through sharp-witted comedy, saucy musical numbers and a few surprises. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series Byham Theater / Tickets start at $35.50 Also Sept. 20 & 21

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bill burr | This popular comedian is a frequent guest on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Conan” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He appears in the new comedy movie, “The Heat,” and has a recurring role on the hit AMC-TV show “Breaking Bad.” Heinz Hall / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $35

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pittsburgh jazz orchestra: on the road | Pittsburgh’s premier jazz orchestra, led by the masterful trumpeter Sean Jones, makes its first stop in the Cultural District for a great evening of live music. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Cabaret at Theater Square / 8 p.m. / $25

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our town | Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winner is America’s most acclaimed play, and its setting of Grover’s Corners has become a cultural reference point. An iconic play deserves an iconic star, so Pittsburgh Public Theater is thrilled that Pittsburgh’s own Tom Atkins will perform the legendary role of the Stage Manager. Pittsburgh Public Theater O’Reilly Theater / Tickets start at $29; $15.75 for ages 26 and younger Also Sept. 27, 28 & 29; Oct. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27


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the rubber duck project

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gallery crawl in the cultural district | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s free, festive showcase of arts and entertainment takes place at galleries and arts spaces throughout the Cultural District. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Locations throughout the Cultural District 5:30–10 p.m. Free & open to the public

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compagnie marie chouinard — gymnopédies and henri michaux mouvements |

midnight radio episode 1: shakesburgh | Mix Ye Olde Bard with Ye Olde Yinzer and you get “Shakesburgh,” where yinzer will be tamed, hauses will be divided and a coward will die his last death. To go or not to go? That is the question. The answer lies Dahntahn at Bricolage. Bricolage Theater 937 Liberty Ave. / 9 p.m. $25; $15 students, seniors, groups Also Sept. 27 & 28; Oct. 4 & 5

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the rubber duck project | u.s. premiere Studio Florentijn Hofman’s friendly, floating, four-story-high Rubber Duck of the Netherlands launches the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts in the Cultural District on the Allegheny River. Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Allegheny Riverfront / Free & open to the public

Marie Chouinard creates dance conceived from primeval dreams — earthy and strong, yet shaped by irrepressible secrets and unseen dimensions in time. The program includes “MICHAUX MOUVEMENTS,” inspired by a book of poetry and drawings by Belgian artist Henri Michaux, and “GYMNOPÉDIES” — a U.S. premiere — set to glorious solo piano works by Eric Satie. Contains nudity. Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Byham Theater / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $19

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once upon a time | Manfred Honeck,

terry mcmillan | Best-selling African

conductor; Yo-Yo Ma, cello. Yo-Yo Ma performs Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on a Rococo Theme” for cello and orchestra for the PSO’s opening night gala. The evening ˇ includes Dvorák’s “Carnival Overture” and other musical works inspired by fairy tales. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / 7:30 p.m. / Tickets start at $40

American author Terry McMillan is widely known for her popular novels “Waiting to Exhale,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Disappearing Acts.” For tickets, call 412-622-8866. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Present Series and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Byham Theater / 7:30 p.m. / Tickets start at $10


october 2 wednesday nanodanses, michèle anne de mey & jaco van dormael kiss & cry | u.s. premiere A woman nearing the end of her life recounts her greatest loves in this sweeping, romantic work. Hands visually portray characters with a beautifully engaging sensual presence and absolute precision. A unique blend of film, dance and theater, “Kiss & Cry” is an unforgettable experience. Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts New Hazlett Theater / 8 p.m. / $25 Also Oct. 3 & 4

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jerry seinfeld | Legendary stand-up comedian, actor, writer and television/film producer. Trust Guest Attractions Benedum Center / 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50 celtic thunder

kiss & cry

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celtic thunder mythology |

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The world-renowned super group takes live performance to the next level with spirited translations of traditional Irish folk, adult contemporary, rock ‘n’ roll and classical crossover. In addition to an eclectic song repertoire, Celtic Thunder’s live shows are recognized for their dramatic, Celtic loreinfluenced staging. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series and WQED Benedum Center / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $44.75

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robin frohardt, harp (here artist residency program) the pigeoning | u.s. premiere Meet Frank, an obsessive-compulsive consumed with routines. Enter a flock of pigeons and experience “The Pigeoning,” a darkly comedic work that combines puppetry, music and video to examine mankind’s obsession with cleanliness, safety and control. Brimming with originality and humor, “The Pigeoning” is an entertaining exploration of the human condition. Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts 937 Liberty Ave. / 7 p.m. / $25 Also Oct. 10 & 12 robert morris university presents the pittsburgh speakers series george papandreou | The former Prime Minister of Greece led his country during its deepest crisis in post-war history, and helped to shape the European response. George Papandreou also helped to engineer the GreekTurkish rapprochement as foreign minister. Heinz Hall / 8 p.m. / Subscription only

marilyn maye bny mellon grand classics: carmina burana | Manfred Honeck, conductor; Lisette Oropesa, soprano; Andrey Nemzer, tenor; Hugh Russell, baritone; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. The 2013–14 season opens with the dynamic “Carmina Burana” and a premiere by David Stock, one of the PSO’s Pittsburgh Composers of the Year. Stock’s work is one that he wrote especially for his hometown orchestra. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / Tickets start at $21 Also Oct. 5 & 6 manfred honeck

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perth theatre company

it’s dark outside |

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marilyn maye | Legendary pop-song diva Marilyn Maye holds the record for number of appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” (76 times). She appeals to Broadway and cabaret audiences eager for dramatic, theatrical numbers, as well to the jazz crowd, who want everything cool and understated. Trust Cabaret Series Cabaret at Theater Square / 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50

u.s. premiere Inspired by experiences of, and research into, Alzheimer’s and Sundowner’s Syndrome, “It’s Dark Outside” is a heartfelt, fearless and inventive adventure. Puppetry, animation, theater and an original, award-winning score are expertly intertwined to create a grand, epic western about dementia and redemption. Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Peirce Studio, Trust Education Center 805–807 Liberty Ave. / 9 p.m. / $25 Also Oct. 10 & 12

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off the record xiii: all the burgh’s a stage! | Something evil’s afoot in the back rooms of Pittsburgh. Local musical satirists come together to make fun of Pittsburgh news and newsmakers. Proceeds benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh and SAG-AFTRA Byham Theater / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $25

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ina garten: barefoot contessa | The best-selling cookbook author and Food Network star tells stories and shares tips live on stage. Trust Guest Attractions Benedum Center / 7:30 p.m. / Tickets start at $45.75

bny mellon grand classics:

honeck, dvorák ˇ and mozart | Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yulianna Avdeeva, piano. Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva debuts at Heinz Hall with Mozart’s famous Piano Concerto No. 21., nicknamed ˇ “Elvira Madigan.” Dvorák’s cheerful Symphony No. 8 is inspired by the folk music of the composer’s native Bohemia. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / Tickets start at $21 Also Oct. 12 & 13

pnc pops!:

broadway and beyond with brian stokes mitchell | Ted Sperling,

aida

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pittsburgh sketch crawl | The downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District provides a visually stimulating landscape for this six-hour drawing marathon led by Rick Antolic. Bring a sketch book, drawing instruments and a bag lunch. Draw what you see on a journey through Pittsburgh’s scenic plazas. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust 10 a.m.–4 p.m. / Free & open to the public

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aida by giuseppe verdi | The grandest of all grand operas! Ethiopian princess Aida, enslaved in Egypt, secretly loves the Egyptian general Radamés, the one man who can destroy her homeland. He loves Aida, but the ruthless princess Amneris stands in their way. Whether the lovers betray their country or their love, there is no escape. Pittsburgh Opera Benedum Center / Tickets start at $12.75 Also Oct. 15, 18 & 20

conductor; Brian Stokes Mitchell, vocalist; All-Star College Chorus, Robert Page & Christine Hestwood, co-directors. Tony Award®-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins your PSO for a concert of favorite songs from classic Broadway musicals. Mitchell takes you on a journey as he becomes the characters of each musical. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / $21 / Also Oct. 18, 19, & 20

brian stokes mitchell


october continued... 18 friday zimmermann & de perrot hans was heiri | u.s. premiere The Swiss dance duo has crafted an original and mischievous marriage of theater, circus and dance, with choreography overflowing with cunning depth and humor. In “Hans was Heiri,” the stage design revolves on a horizontal axis, forcing the performers into the most unlikely configurations. Pittsburgh Dance Council and Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Byham Theater / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $19 Also Oct. 19 hans was heiri

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christopher mcelroen and t. ryder smith measure back | u.s. premiere An immersive theatrical environment examines scenes of conflict ranging from Homer’s “Iliad” to today’s headlines. “Measure Back” uses audience participation to probe how war is constructed and performed, from conception through consensus to action. Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Baum Building, Fifth Floor, 818 Liberty Ave. 8 p.m. / $25 / Also Oct. 23, 24, 25 & 26

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miss saigon student edition | Based upon “Madama Butterfly,” “Miss Saigon” is set during the Vietnam War and tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl. Pittsburgh Musical Theater Byham Theater / Tickets start at $25 Oct. 25, 26 & 27

future ten | In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this annual short play festival, Future Tenant presents a retrospective of standout works from the last 10 years. Future Tenant 819 Penn Ave. / 8 p.m. / $10 Also Oct. 19, 25 & 26

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peter pan | Theatreworks USA. The timeless children’s tale has never been told like this! The adventure of seven children living in England circa 1910 begins as they plan to put on a play using whatever can be found in the attic. “Peter Pan” will be performed Oct. 21–27 at regional satellite locations. Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Byham Theater / 2 p.m. / $9.50; $11 at door peter pan

noah bendix-balgley

midnight radio episode 2: war of the worlds | Bricolage celebrates the 75th anniversary of the classic end-of-the-world radio play, “War of the Worlds,” with a Pittsburgh spin. In signature “Midnight Radio” style, Bricolage performs the story live, complete with vintage sound effects, musical guests, commercial spoofs and more. Bricolage Theater 937 Liberty Ave. / 9 p.m. $25; $15 students/seniors/groups Also Oct. 25, 26 & 31; Nov. 1, 2, 8 & 9

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bny mellon grand classics:

noah bendix-balgley plays bruch | Nikolaj Znaider, conductor; Noah BendixBalgley, violin. Nikolaj Znaider returns to the Heinz Hall stage, joined by PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, performing Bruch’s virtuosic “Scottish Fantasy,” a bravura treatment of Scottish folk melodies. The concert closes with Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / Tickets start at $21 / Also Oct. 27 an evening of twyla tharp

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the god that comes | u.s. premiere Sex, wine, and rock ‘n’ roll! Hawksley Workman’s intoxicating one-man cabaret-pop and glam-rock hybrid recreates the story of Bacchus, the GrecoRoman god of wine, following Euripides’ “The Bacchae.” In a world ruled by a tyrant, the lesser classes unleash a hedonistic spiritual revolution fueled by wine, ritual madness and ecstasy. Contains strong language. Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts Cabaret at Theater Square 10 p.m. / $25 / Also Oct. 25 & 26

an evening of twyla tharp | Set to the hits of Frank Sinatra and riveting works by Philip Glass, PBT presents works by iconic choreographer Twyla Tharp. “Nine Sinatra Songs” blends ballet and ballroom movement, elevating its glamour and finesse to a dance theatre quality. Philip Glass’s rhythmic score drives a powerful tour de force in Tharp’s “In the Upper Room.” Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Benedum Center / Tickets start at $25.75 Also Oct. 26 & 27

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fiddlesticks family concert:

bny mellon grand classics:

halloween spooktacular Lawrence Loh, conductor. Join conductor Lawrence Loh, your PSO and “scared-y cat” Fiddlesticks for a spooktacular concert. Thrill to kid-friendly, spooky music from film favorites, including “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and the “Harry Potter” series. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / 11:15 a.m. / $12

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russian masterpieces | Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano. Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier and Russian piano virtuoso Daniil Trifonov perform Prokofiev’s tumultuous Piano Concerto No. 2, which is known for its technical demands. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / Tickets start at $21 Also Nov. 2 & 3

the impressionist landscape | Learn to create vivid landscapes using watercolor and pastels in the style of the Impressionists with Michael Bestwick. Suitable for beginners. 11 a.m. / $40

felted animals | Learn the art of needle maureen mcgovern

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maureen mcgovern | Best known

wednesday

robert morris university presents the pittsburgh speakers series bill bryson | For nearly three decades, Bryson has chronicled his extensive world travels, including Great Britain, Australia and throughout the U.S. Recently, Bryson released two huge international best sellers, “A Short History of Nearly Everything” and “At Home.” Heinz Hall / 8 p.m. Subscription only

saturday

second saturday art workshops:

of the legendary rock group, Queen, WE WILL ROCK YOU includes “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions,” among others. It’s the world champion of musicals and rocks harder than any other. PNC Broadway Across America–Pittsburgh Benedum Center / Tickets start at $20 Also Oct. 30 & 31; Nov. 1, 2 & 3

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bny mellon grand classics: scheherazade | Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor; Arabella Steinbacher, violin. Experience “Symphony of Sorrows,” written by Leonardo Balada, a PSO Pittsburgh Composer of the Year. Violinist Arabella Steinbacher returns with Prokofiev’s delicate and airy first violin concerto. “Scheherazade” is the musical portrayal of a story from “One Thousand and One Nights.” Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / Tickets start at $21 Also Nov. 9 & 10

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we will rock you the musical by queen and ben elton | Showcasing the greatest hits

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for the pop hits “The Morning After” from “The Poseidon Adventure,” and “We May Never Love Like This Again” from “The Towering Inferno,” Maureen McGovern made her Broadway debut in “The Pirates of Penzance,” and subsequently starred in “Nine,” “3 Penny Opera” and “Little Women, The Musical.” Trust Cabaret Series Cabaret at Theater Square / 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50

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true west | Two estranged brothers find themselves together in a house near the desert. One is a writer and a family man, the other is a drifter and a thief. Their epic rivalry has made this grand and mythic story Sam Shepard’s most famous play. Pittsburgh Public Theater O’Reilly Theater / Tickets start at $23; $15.75 for ages 26 and younger Also Nov. 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30; Dec. 1

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felting to create beautiful animals of soft felted wool with Erin Carlson. Suitable for ages 12+ 11 a.m. / $40 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Trust Arts Education Center 805–807 Liberty Ave.


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potted potter

romeo & juliet | The PYSO, with Music Director Lawrence Loh, launches its season of free Heinz Hall concerts with Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet.” Fawzi Haimor guest conducts Ginastera’s “Estancia.” Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / 2 p.m. / Free & open to the public; tickets required through pyso.org or 412-392-4872 the magic flute

the musical box selling england by the pound | The Musical Box, the only band officially licensed by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, meticulously recreates Genesis’s 1973 art rock masterpiece, “Selling England By The Pound,” live on stage, with brilliant costuming, staging and special effects. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series Byham Theater /8 p.m. Tickets start at $36.50

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pnc pops!:

ann hampton callaway presents the streisand songbook | Fawzi

the magic flute by wolfgang mozart | Sung in English! Charming, fantastic and truly unique, Mozart’s final opera is a profound yet lighthearted tale of romantic love, spirituality and the art of bird-catching. Valiant Tamino endures trials and mysteries to rescue Princess Pamina, aided by his funny feathered friend, Papageno, who happily finds his own princess. Pittsburgh Opera Benedum Center / Tickets start at $12.75 Also Nov. 12, 15 & 17

sweet honey in the rock® | Rooted in African American traditions, the legendary a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® beautifully captures elements of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series Byham Theater / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $25 sweet honey in the rock

Haimor, conductor; Ann Hampton Callaway, vocalist. The platinum award-winning singersongwriter celebrates the music of Barbra Streisand, one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / $21 Also Nov. 15, 16 & 17

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la roche college presents bodiography's multiplicity | The evening features works performed by La Roche College dance majors and Bodiography, and includes choreographer Maria Caruso’s “Led by Light,” plus her solo performance of “Ave Maria” with vocal accompanist Thomas Octave. Byham Theater / 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20.75 Also Nov. 16

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potted potter: the unauthorized harry experience a parody by dan and jeff | Playing to sold-out theaters all over the world, “Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series Byham Theater Tickets start at $35 Also Nov. 21, 22, 23 & 24 robert morris university presents the pittsburgh speakers series robert gates | Appointed Secretary of Defense by President Bush in 2006, Robert Gates continued in that capacity under President Obama until 2011. He served for 26 years in the CIA and the National Security Council, and is currently Chancellor of the College of William and Mary. Heinz Hall / 8 p.m. / Subscription only

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time for fun | handmade theatre (russia) Performers from St. Petersburg, Russia, roll up their sleeves and present a captivating and unique magical world. Wonderfully choreographed hands and arms interlock and entwine to create trains, boats, ticking clocks, flocks of birds and more. “Time for Fun” will be performed Nov. 18–24 at regional satellite locations. Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Byham Theater / 2 p.m. $9.50; $11 at door time for fun

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november continued... the three sleuths: dr. cyril wecht, dr. henry lee and attorney mark geragos — the real csi | Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, and foremost forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee share the stage on a panel discussing the assassination of JFK, as well as the sensational trials of O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson and Jodi Arias, among others. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series Benedum Center / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $52.25

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bny mellon grand classics:

honeck, beethoven & a waltz tradition | Manfred Honeck, conductor; Till Fellner, piano. Celebrate Manfred Honeck’s fifth annual Thanksgiving tradition at Heinz Hall with Viennese pianist Till Fellner and Beethoven’s beautiful Piano Concerto No. 4. Then, enjoy your favorite Strauss waltzes and polkas, plus a few surprises. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Heinz Hall / Tickets start at $21 / Also Dec. 1

arcade comedy theater thursday

the fresh beat band live in concert | The popular Nickelodeon preschool TV series musical group returns by popular demand. Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist perform hits from the series that teach preschoolers about music appreciation and how to express feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series Benedum Center / 6 p.m. / Tickets start at $39.75

how to order tickets Online TrustArts.org

By Phone Benedum Center, Byham Theater & Cabaret at Theater Square

Downtown’s newest destination for all things comedy features improv, stand-up, sketch, music and variety acts every weekend. Call 412-339-0608 or visit arcadecomedytheater.com for more information. 811 Liberty Ave. Tickets start at $10; $5 for students

412-456-6666 August Wilson Center

412-456-6666 / 412-338-8742 Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall

412-392-4900

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Pittsburgh Public Theater

412-316-1600

elf | The beloved Hollywood holiday hit of the past decade is born again — live on stage! ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. This modern-day Christmas classic will make everyone embrace their inner ELF. PNC Broadway Across America–Pittsburgh Benedum Center / Tickets start at $20 Also Nov. 27, 28, 29 & 30; Dec. 1

In Person Box Office at Theater Square 655 Penn Ave. (between Sixth & Seventh streets) A service charge is added to phone orders. Ticket sales are final; no exchanges or refunds. Seats are subject to availability. Ticket availability for some events may have changed since this was printed.

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harris theater 809 Liberty Ave. 412-682-4111 / pghfilmmakers.org Pittsburgh Filmmakers screens independent, foreign and classic films.

three rivers film festival November 8–23 / 3rff.com The festival features more than 50 films, including new documentaries, indie American and international, plus sneak peeks, a competitive shorts program and special events.

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defending the caveman

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improv comedy jam | 21+

wednesday wine flights

thursdays / 10 p.m. $3 or free with ticket stub *

6:15 p.m. / $35.75 includes presentation, wine samplings & light fare

Sept. 4 australia and new zealand Delightful wine selections from

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Down Under.

Oct. 2 the south of france Sample wines from Languedoc, Roussillon and Provence and discover why wine lovers rave about France. 13 blinded by the whites Nov. 0

Guests and panelists will sample four unidentified white wines and test their ability to identify the grape variety.

defending the caveman | “Caveman” will have both sexes roaring with laughter and nudging each other affectionately as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on stage. No topic is untouched as this one-man tour-de-force tackles contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zone. Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret at Theater Square Through Oct. 20 Wed.–Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m.; Select Thurs. at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $34.75

salsa fridays | 21+ Fridays / 10 p.m. / $5 or free with ticket stub * 10–10:30 p.m. Beginner’s Salsa Dance Lessons

late night cabaret | 21+ Saturdays / 10:30 p.m. $5 or free with ticket stub * visit trustarts.org for information on current Late Night Cabaret shows. wednesday wine flights

craft beer school 6:15 p.m. / $25.75 includes presentation, beer samplings & light fare 17 north country brewing Sept. 0

Handcrafted selections from the neighboring Slippery Rock brewer. 15 european beers Oct. 0

A sampling of fine ales and lagers from across the pond. 19 beers with bob Nov. 0

Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Food Editor and Beer Writer, shares his top picks.

backstage bar at theater square Live Music / No Cover / Smoke-Free Tues.–Thur. 5 p.m.–midnight; Fri. 5 p.m.–1 a.m.; Sat. 5 p.m.–2 a.m.; Sun. noon–6 p.m. 412-325-6769 / backstagebar.com

bny mellon jazz presents jazzlive | Every Tuesday evening at Backstage Bar at Theater Square, from 5–9 p.m., hear the region’s finest jazz talent perform live in the Cultural District. Free and open to the public, except where noted.

plaid tidings | The best of “Forever Plaid,” tied up in a present with a big red bow! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” the boys are back from the beyond for a Christmas Special. A phone call from Rosemary Clooney tells them they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret at Theater Square Nov. 7–Jan. 12 Wed.–Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m.; Select Thur. at 1 p.m. Tickets start at $34.75

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Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra: On the Road Cabaret at Theater Square / 8 p.m. / $25

bny mellon jazz presents jazzlive

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visual arts all visual arts exhibits are free and open to the public (except where noted)

Wood Street Galleries 601 Wood Street (above t-station) Wed. & Thur. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

ryoji ikeda: data.tron | An audiovisual installation in which each pixel is calculated by mathematical principles and composed from a combination of mathematics and the vast sea of data present in the world. Through Sept. 8 kurt hentschlager: hive

kurt hentschlager: hive | “Hive” is a 3D-animated audiovisual installation in which gallery visitors confront a swirling mass of amorphous figures, appearing as collective matter (as opposed to individual beings) in deep space. Sept. 27–Dec. 31

SPACE 812 Liberty Ave. / Wed. & Thur. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

crowdsourced | Guest curator Robert Raczka. Participating artists: Renee Ickes, Tom Sarver, Barbara Weissberger, Gabe Felice, William Kofmehl III, Lori Hepner, Shaun Slifer, Maritza Mosquera, Corey Escoto, Casey Droege, Paul Zelevansky and Kim Beck. Artists each create a large drawing directly on the walls of the gallery. Through Sept. 12

granular synthesis: model 5 and pol | In “Model 5,” heightened mechanical rhythms manipulate an image to create a sense of schizophrenia, with the body being pulled apart and dissolving in electronic space. Emanating a feeling described as “visual radiation,” “POL” engulfs the audience by erasing all sensual barriers. Sept. 27–Oct. 20

behind our scenes | Guest curator Jen Saffron. Participating Artists: Annie O’Neill, Barbara Weissberger, Dennis Marsico and Leo Hsu. Photographers explore the relationship between two-dimensional form and space through photographic installations and constructions. Nov. 8–Jan. 26

granular synthesis: model 5

707 Penn Gallery 707 Penn Ave./ Wed. & Thur. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

granular synthesis: pol

holdup in the hood francis crisafrio | A series of photographic images that incorporate drawings, recycled photographs and print media to address issues of self-identity, race, class and gender that come with the realization of making one’s mark. Sept. 13–Nov. 3

a list of colors nicole czapinski Nov. 15–Dec. 31 kurt hentschlager: zee

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709 Penn Gallery 709 Penn Ave. / Wed. & Thur. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

proud to be an american? bea chiappelli | A photographic series that challenges the meaning of patriotism from diverse perspectives. Sept. 13–Nov. 3

the craftsmen’s guild of pittsburgh’s holiday artists market | One-of-a-kind handmade works of art for sale. Nov. 15–Jan. 5

943 Liberty Avenue

August Wilson Center

Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

980 Liberty Ave. / Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

kurt hentschlager: zee | Exhilarating as well as meditative, the pulsing, stroboscopic audiovisual journey that is “ZEE” pushes the boundaries of human perception. Sept. 26–Oct. 27

Tito Way Liberty Ave. at Wood St. (behind crazy mocha)

the art of elizabeth catlett from the collection of samella lewis | One of the most important African American artists of the 20th century, this exhibit of Catlett’s work includes more than 30 sculptures, drawings and prints. Through Sept. 13

cell phone disco | Visualizes the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone. Ongoing

ToonSeum

mary mazziotti: memento mori |

Mon., Wed., Thur. & Sun. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children 6–12, Free for children 5 and under toonseum.org / 412-232-0199

A set of billboards reminding the viewer that life can be short and its end unpredictable. The five “obituary” pieces show that the banalities of life continue after death. Ongoing

Future Tenant 819 Penn Avenue Thur.–Sun. Noon–4 p.m. / futuretenant.org

proud to be an american? bea chiappelli

Free and open to the public. Fee for special exhibits.

arbor aid 2013 | A juried visual arts exhibition in partnership with Tree Pittsburgh that features works on reclaimed wood. Nov. 2–Dec. 2

945 Liberty Ave. / Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;

kablam! Oct. 5 / 7 p.m. all that and a bag of chips: the ’90s animation renaissance, from “tiny toons” to “beavis and butthead” Sept. 1–Nov. 30 comictanium Nov. 23–Jan. 26


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Fall Season at-a-glance TrustArts.org

[ productions listed in purple mark an event’s first night ]

SEPTEMBER sunday 1

8

mon

Midnight Radio, Jr. Episode 2: Mad Science Lab! Defending the Caveman

2

Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

9

15 Disney’s The Lion King

tuesday 3 Disney’s The Lion King

10 Disney’s The Lion King

16

17 Craft Beer

23

24 Pittsburgh

The Lion King Defending the Caveman

29 Our Town Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

4

Wednesday WIne Flights: Australia and New Zealand Disney’s The Lion King

11 Il Volo

18 Disney’s

5

Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

12 Disney’s

25 Disney’s

friday 6

Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

13 Disney’s The Lion King

The Lion King Defending the Caveman

Defending the Caveman

19 Spank! The Fifty 20 Shades Parody Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

The Lion King Defending the Caveman

Jazz Orchestra: On the Road Disney’s The Lion King JazzLive

30

thursday

Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

School: North Country Brewing Disney’s The Lion King JazzLive

Defending the Caveman

22 Disney’s

wednesday

26

The Lion King Defending the Caveman

Our Town Midnight Radio Epsiode 1: Shakesburgh Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

Bill Burr Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

27

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District The Rubber Duck Project Once Upon a Time Our Town Midnight Radio Episode 1: Shakesburgh Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

the fresh beat band

yo-yo ma

Terry McMillan

it’s dark outside

terry mcmillan spank! the fifty shades parody

gallery crawl in the cultural district

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saturday 7

Open Mic Night Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

14 Black Angels Over Tuskegee Second Saturday Art Workshops Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

21 Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman

28 Compagnie Marie Chouinard Our Town Midnight Radio Episode 1: Shakesburgh Disney’s The Lion King Defending the Caveman


sunday

mon

OCTOBER 6

Celtic Thunder Carmina Burana Our Town Defending the Caveman

13 Honeck, Dvorák and

7

tuesday 1

Our Town JazzLive

2

Wednesday WIne Flights: The South of France Kiss & Cry Our Town Defending the Caveman

8

Our Town JazzLive

9

The Pigeoning George Papandreou It’s Dark Outside Defending the Caveman

Marilyn Maye

14

15 Craft Beer School: 16 Our Town

Mozart Our Town Defending the Caveman

20 Peter Pan

European Beers Aida by Giuseppe Verdi Our Town JazzLive

21

22 Measure

23

Back Our Town JazzLive

Broadway and Beyond with Brian Stokes Mitchell Aida by Giuseppe Verdi Our Town Defending the Caveman

27 Noah Bendix-Balgley

wednesday

28

29 We Will

Plays Bruch An Evening of Twyla Tharp Miss Saigon Student Edition Our Town

30

Rock You JazzLive

sunday

mon

tuesday

thursday 3

Kiss & Cry Our Town Defending the Caveman

10 Off the Record XIII

Russian Masterpieces We Will Rock You

4

17 Ina Garten:

11 Honeck, Dvorák and

Measure Back Our Town

24

Bill Bryson We Will Rock You

31

Miss Saigon Student Edition Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds The God That Comes Measure Back Our Town

18

25

Noah Bendix-Balgley Plays Bruch An Evening of Twyla Tharp Miss Saigon Student Edition Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds The God That Comes Measure Back Our Town Future Ten

5

JazzLive

6

thursday

7

Maureen McGovern

True West Plaid Tidings

10 Three Rivers Film Festival Scheherazade True West Plaid Tidings

17 Time for Fun Three Rivers Film Festival Ann Hampton Callaway Presents The Streisand Songbook The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart True West Plaid Tidings

24 Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience True West Plaid Tidings

11 Three Rivers Film Festival

18 Three Rivers Film Festival

25

12 Three Rivers Film Festival The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart JazzLive True West

19 Craft Beer 20 Robert Gates School: Beers with Bob Three Rivers Film Festival True West JazzLive

26

Elf True West JazzLive

14 Ann Hampton

8

27 Elf True West Plaid Tidings

15

Callaway Presents The Streisand Songbook Three Rivers Film Festival True West Plaid Tidings

21

The Three Sleuths Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience Three Rivers Film Festival Plaid Tidings True West

28

The Fresh Beat Band Three Rivers Film Festival Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience True West Plaid Tidings

Elf Plaid Tidings

19 Hans was Heiri Broadway and Beyond with Brian Stokes Mitchell Our Town Defending the Caveman

26 Halloween Spooktacular An Evening of Twyla Tharp Miss Saigon Student Edition Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds The God That Comes Measure Back Our Town Future Ten

friday

13 Wednesday WIne Flights: Blinded by the Whites The Musical Box Selling England by the Pound Three Rivers Film Festival True West Plaid Tidings

12 Pittsburgh Sketch Crawl

[ productions listed in purple mark an event’s first night ]

1

4

Jerry Seinfeld Carmina Burana Midnight Radio Episode 1: Shakesburgh Our Town Defending the Caveman

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi Honeck, Dvorák and Mozart The Pigeoning It’s Dark Outside Our Town Defending the Caveman

Hans was Heiri Future Ten Broadway and Beyond with Brian Stokes Mitchell Aida by Giuseppe Verdi Our Town Defending the Caveman

We Will Rock You Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds

wednesday

5

Mozart Our Town Defending the Caveman

Barefoot Contessa Broadway and Beyond with Brian Stokes Mitchell Our Town Defending the Caveman

Defending the Caveman

saturday

Carmina Burana Kiss & Cry Midnight Radio Episode 1: Shakesburgh Our Town Defending the Caveman

The Pigeoning It’s Dark Outside Our Town Defending the Caveman

NOVEMBER 3

friday

22

saturday

Russian Masterpieces We Will Rock You Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds

2 Russian Masterpieces

Scheherazade Three Rivers Film Festival True West Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds Plaid Tidings

9

Bodiography’s Multiplicity Three Rivers Film Festival Ann Hampton Callaway Presents The Streisand Songbook The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart True West Plaid Tidings Three Rivers Film Festival Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience True West Plaid Tidings

29 Honeck, Beethoven & a Waltz tradition Elf True West Plaid Tidings

We Will Rock You Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds Romeo & Juliet The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Mozart Sweet Honey in the Rock Three Rivers Film Festival Second Saturday Art Workshops Scheherazade True West Midnight Radio Episode 2: War of the Worlds Plaid Tidings

16

Three Rivers Film Festival Bodiography’s Multiplicity Ann Hampton Callaway Presents The Streisand Songbook True West Plaid Tidings

23

Three Rivers Film Festival Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience True West Plaid Tidings

30

Elf True West Plaid Tidings

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