Weekend Guide


CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Diesel, Thurs. 7 p.m. $13-$15. 1-888-718-4253.

TAPROOT Altar Bar, Thurs. 7 p.m. $13-$15. 1-800-745-3000.

THESE UNITED STATES/YOURS TRULY/BEAR CUB Club Cafe, Thurs. 8:30 p.m. $7.0 1-866-468-3401.

DAMIEN CATERA Garfield Artworks, Thurs. 8 p.m. $6. 412-361-2262.

DIERKS BENTLEY/THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURY’S/HAYES CARLL: Mr. Small’s Thurs. 8 p.m. Sold out. 1-866-468-3401.

PALEFACE Thunderbird Cafe, Thurs. 8 p.m. $8-$10. 412-682-0177.

SUGARLAND/JAKE OWEN/ DANNY GOKEY first Niagara Pavilion, Fri. 7:30 p.m. $26.50-$50.50. 1-800-745-3000.

CHARLIE PROSE Palace Theatre, Fri. 2 p.m. $30-$50. 724-836-8000.

JESS KLEIN/BRITTANY THOMAS Club Cafe, Fri. 7 p.m. $10. 1-866-468-3401.

BELLA MORTE Garfield Artworks, Fri. 8 p.m. $10-$12. 412-361-2262.

GIVERS Club Cafe, Fri. 10 p.m. $10. 1-866-468-3401.

JULIA NUNES/LUCAS CARPENTER Modern Formations, Fri. 8 p.m. $8-$10. 412-362-0274.

PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED Club Zoo, Fri. 8 p.m. $32 in advance; $35 day of show. 1-800-745-3000.

JIMBO & THE SOUPBONES Club Cafe, Fri. 10:30 p.m. $5. 1-866-468-3401.

LORENS CHUNO/CELLFISH/REEL-A PEEL Mr. Small’s, Sat. 7 p.m. $8-$10. 1-866-468-3401.

GIVERS/RACE THE GHOST Club Cafe, Sat. 10:30 p.m. $7. 1-866-468-3401.

EILEEN JEWELL Thunderbird Cafe, Sat. 8 p.m. $12-$14. 1-888-718-4253.

GROWING Garfield Artworks, Sat. 8 p.m. $8. 412-361-2262.

MIKE MARKS & FRIENDS Club Cafe, Sat. 7 p.m. $8-$10. 866-468-3401.

MARCO BENEVENTO TRIO Club Cafe, Sun. 8 p.m. also: Cruise Control. $12. 1-866-468-3401.

HOTSPUR/GABRIEL THE MARINE Garfield Artworks, 8 p.m. $8-$10. 412-361-2262.

JOSH RITTER Diesel, Tues. 7 p.m. $15-$18. 1-888-718-4253.

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD/THE FUTUREBIRDS Thunderbird Cafe, Tues. 8 p.m. $10-$12. 412-361-2262.

STICK MEN New Hazlett Theater, Wed. 8 p.m. $22.50. 412-320-4610.

MC FRONTALOT Garfield Artworks, Wed. 8 p.m. $10-$12. 412-361-2262.


NEW MOVES CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. Kelly-Strayhorn Performing Arts Center, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. $5-$20; all-festival pass, $25. 412-363-3000, www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE SCHOOL PRE-PROFESSIONAL SHOWCASE Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 1 and 7 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m., George Rowland White Performance Studio at Point Park University, Downtown. $15. 412-281-6727.


*** Denotes new listing.

***ANNIE Classic musical about an orphan who captures the hearts of everyone. Pittsburgh Musical Theater at the Byham Theater, Sixth Street, Downtown. Ends Sun. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $12-$50. 412-456-6666 or www.pittsburghmusicals.com.

***THE BLONDE, THE BRUNETTE AND THE VENGEFUL REDHEAD Michelle Pawk stars in this one-woman play that encompasses the lives of seven characters. City Theatre, 13th and Bingham streets, Downtown. Through may 30. Tues. 7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5:30 and 9 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; some exceptions. $23-$48. 412-431-2489 or www.citytheatrecompany.org.

BRIGADOON New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long Ave., New Castle. Ends Sun.; Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; 724-654-3437.

CAUGHT IN THE NET Ray Cooney’s farce. little Lake Theatre, Route 19, North Strabane. Through may 22. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $12-$17. 724-745-6300 or www.littlelake.org.

THE CLUB the OBIE award-winning musical comedy set in a 1903 social club, where well-to-do men offer outdated opinions of the opposite sex. Off the Wall Theater, 147 N. Main St., Washington. Through may 22. Fri.-Sat. and may 20 at 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. $5-$20. 412-394-3353 or www.proartstickets.org,

THE DARK SIDE OF ZYLO’S MOON A science-fiction tale written by local playwright Yoli. Point Park University Playhouse Jr. at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Craft Ave., Oakland. Through may 23. Fri. 7 p.m. Sat. 2 and 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $7. 412-621-4445 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

***DEATHTRAP Thriller by Ira Levin. Stage 62 Presents at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. Fri. through may 23. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $12-$10. 412-429-6262 or www.stage62.org.

THE FANTASTICKS the world’s longest-running musical, about a feud between a young couple and their parents. Phase 3 Productions at South Park Theatre, Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive, South Park. Ends Sat. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. $15. 412-831-8552 or www.southparktheatre.com.

FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROVS Cathedral of Learning Studio Theatre, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland. Fri. 11 p.m. $3. 412-624-7529.

***G.I. JUKEBOX Jude Pohl Productions at the Crowne Plaza Cabaret Dinner Theatre, 164 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. (6:30 dinner); Sun. 6 p.m. (4:30 dinner). $40-$38. 724-746-1178.

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL A comic fable about women in a Florida trailer park. Apple Hill Playhouse, 275 Manor Road, Delmont. Ends Sat. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m. 724-468-5050.

***INTO THE WOODS Stephen Sondheim’s fantastical musical that incorporates characters of the Grimm’s fairy tales. the old Schoolhouse Players, Mt. Pleasant Twp. Community Center, 20 Wabash Ave., Hickory. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. 724-344-7467 or www.osptheater.com.

JERRY’S GIRLS Show-stopping Jerry Herman songs written for women in his Broadway musical hits. the Theatre Factory, Cavitt Ave. & third St., Trafford. Ends Sun. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $18-$16 (dinner theater available). 412-374-9200 or www.TheTheatreFactory.com.

NUNSENSE the little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery are in dire need to raise funds so it’s time to put on a show. Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, Penn Ave., Downtown. Through June 6. Wed.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. $34.50-$39.50. 412-456-6666.

***PEACE, LOVE AND MURDER Interactive murder-mystery dinner theater, McCaffery Mysteries at Gaetano’s Restaurant, 1617 Banksville Road, Banksville. Sat. 7 p.m. $35 (includes dinner, tax, etc.). 1-800-719-0998 (reservations encouraged).

***PITTSBURGH CLO CABARET PRESENTS GIADA VALENTI the Italian cabaret star in a one-night-only performance. Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, Penn Ave., Downtown. Mon. 7:30 p.m. $29.50.-$49.50. 412-456-6666 or www.pgharts.org.

PITTSBURGH CLO LATE NIGHT CABARET Thurs.: Pittsburgh Improv Jam, $3; Sat.: Mysteries most Wanted, $5 (free with Cultural trust ticket). Doors open 9:30 p.m. 412-281-3973.

PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Theater companies from the U.S. and the world performing “The Man Who Planted Trees,” “Bathtime,” “Aga-Boom,” “Droplets,” “Beppe’s Elephant” and “Mapapa Acrobats”. Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater in the green spaces surrounding Schenley Plaza and the University of Pittsburgh. Ends Sun. Details: www.pghkids.org or 412-456-6666.

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE the classic farce by Ray Cooney. Comtra Theatre, Route 19, Cranberry. Ends Sat. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. $12. 724-773-9896.

SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL! the beloved children’s musical based on the tales of Dr. Seuss. Point Park University Playhouse Jr. at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Craft Ave., Oakland. Point Park University Playhouse Jr. at Pittsburgh Playhouse, Craft Ave., Oakland. Through may 23. Fri. 7 p.m. Sat. 2 and 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $7. 412-621-4445 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

SHOOTING STAR Steven Dietz’s drama about an accidental reunion at a snowed-in airport. City Theatre, 13th and Bingham Sts., South Side. Ends Sun. Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 5:30 and 9 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $23-$48. 412-431-2489 or citytheatrecompany.org.

THE TIME OF MY LIFE Alan Ayckbourn’s family comedy set in a family Italian restaurant. Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O’Reilly Theater, Penn Ave., Downtown. Ends Sun. Thurs. and Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.; Fri. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $35-$55 ($15, 26 and younger). 412-316-1600 or www.ppt.org.


ACID RAIN Experimental Screenings in the Courtyard, Fe Gallery, 4102 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Sat. 8 p.m. 412-860-6028.

HOLLYWOOD THEATER 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont. Closed Mon.-Wed. full week’s schedule: www.hollywooddormont.com. 412-344-1245.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD “Armida” encore. Wed. 6:30 p.m., Cinemark Robinson & Tarentum. www.fathomevents.com.

RUNNING THE SAHARA Matt Damon produced and narrates documentary about three marathoners to run across the Sahara Desert. Thurs. 7 p.m., followed by Q&A with marathoner Charlie Engle. SouthSide Works. $18-$25. 1-877-286-7610, 412-481-1750 or www.store.nehst.com.

SILENT FILM FEST 3 Short films with live piano accompaniment. Strand Theater, Zelienople. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. $7. 724-742-0400 or www.thestrandtheater.org.

SILK SCREEN ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Fifth annual, featuring 20 films shown at Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Regent Square Theater, Edgewood; Harris Theater, Downtown; and Melwood Screening Room, Oakland. Ends Sun. Details: www.silkscreenfestival.org. see reviews and schedule, Page W-15.

WARSAW BRIDGE Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Sunday Night Series “Restored Rarities.” Regent Square Theater, Edgewood. Sun. 8 p.m. 412-682-4111; www.pghfilmmakers.org.

ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Side, 412-237-8300. “Jose Rufino: Blots & Figments,” Brazilian artist Jose Rufino explores personal and collective memory through found furniture and more, through July 18; “Bunny Redux,” Contemporary artists rethink the iconic Playboy Bunny, through June 19; “Bunny Yeager: the Legendary Queen of Pin-up,” through June 19. Closed Mon.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. A”Gods, love, and War: Tapestries and Prints from the Collection,” through June 13; “Forum 64: Cecil Balmond,” installation art, through may 30; “Caricature, Satire and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper from the 18th through 20th Centuries”; “Imagining Home: Selections from the Heinz Architectural Center,” through may 30. Docent tours available. Closed Mon.

***FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. Thurs.: “Small but Sublime: Intimate 19th Century American Landscapes,” 20 American artists from the Hudson River School to American impressionism, through Sept. 5. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. $10-$12. Closed Mon.

HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION CMU Hunt Library, 412-268-2434. “Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art,” through June 30. Closed Sat.

MATTRESS FACTORY MUSEUM North Side, 412-231-3169. “Nothing is Impossible,” new works by Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Brian Griffiths, Bea McMahon and Dennis McNulty, through Aug. 8. Closed Mon.

TOONSEUM Bruno Building, Downtown, 412-232-0674. “The Art of Akira,” through July 25. Closed Mon.-Tues.

***WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART Greensburg, 724-837-1500. Sat.: “Family Heirlooms & Fabulous Finds: How to tell your Trash from Treasure,” lecture 11 a.m.; “Born of fire: the Valley Work,” collection of contemporary work that represents of the steel era, ongoing; “Paul Binai: Pulp Nation,” paintings, ends Sun., closing reception 3 p.m.; “Concerning the 1930s in Art: Paintings from the Schoen Collection,” ends Sun. Closed Mon.-Tues.

GALLERY LISTINGS*** Denotes special event or opening

AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8011. “To Speak her Heart: Leslie Golomb and Barbara Goldman,” an exhibit of mixed-media artists’ books, lithographs and installation, through June 30. Closed Sat.

ART SPACE 105 Homestead, 412-476-0755. “Seth Graham — Visual Artist,” ends Sat. Open Wed. and Sat.

ARTIST IMAGE RESOURCE North Side. “Rock, Paper Scissors,” held jointly with SPACE Gallery and the Fe Gallery, through may 23.

BOXHEART GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. “Myth: Paintings by Jason Shorr,” through may 22. Closed Mon.

***CHRISTINE FRECHARD GALLERY Squirrel Hill, 412-421-8888. Sat.: John Eastman and Marina Mozhayeva,” modern oils and more, through June 18. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Closed Mon.

CONCEPT ART GALLERY Regent Square, 412-292-9200. “Clayton Merrell and Stephen Pentak “Different approaches to Landscape Painting,” ends Sun. Closed Mon.

***FATHER RYAN ART CENTER McKees Rocks, 412-771-3052. “Artistic Dimensions,” works by Del Monte & Black, through may 31. Closed Sun.

FE GALLERY Lawrenceville, 860-6028. “Rock, Paper Scissors,” held jointly with SPACE Gallery and Artists Image Resource Gallery, through may 23.

FEIN ART GALLERY North Side, 412-321-6816. “Fresh Paint: Sue Schneider,” through may 28. Closed Mon-Wed.

GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. “Character Studies: Costumed & Articulated,” work by Dennis Bergevin, through June 12. Closed Sun.-Mon.

GALLERY SIM South Side, 412-586-4531. “Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Presents Waterworks,” through June 6. Closed Mon.-Wed.

***LAFOND GALLERIES South Side, 412-431-3337. “Associated Artists of Pittsburgh: Artrageous,” group show, through may 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.

***LATROBE ART CENTER Latrobe, 724-537-7011. Fri.: “Watercolors by Marci Mason” and “Good Vibrations,” though June 26. Closed Sun.

LUKE & ELOY GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-784-1919. “Two of a Kind,” enamels by Tricia Harding and Michael Romanik, through may 22; “Urbania (The Urban Experience,)” through may 22. Closed Sun.-Mon.

***MY COMPUTING GALLERY Squirrel Hill, 412-414-5344. “Ruth Drescher: Paintings,” through June 11. Closed Mon.

NORTH HILLS ART CENTER Ross, 412-364-3622.”Regional Art Show,” juried by Mark Panza, through may 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.

REGINA GOUGER MILLER GALLERY Carnegie Mellon University Campus, Oakland, 412-268-3168. “Senior BFA Exhibit, “If found Return to …” ends Sat. 412-268-3168. Closed Mon.

MATTHEWS ART GALLERY Bellevue, 412-761-0301. “New Paintings, William Wetzel,” through may 31. Closed Sun.-Mon.

***MODERN FORMATIONS GALLERY Garfield, 412-362-0274. “I Dream About Sharks: the Work of Masha Vereshchenko” through may 28. Thurs. 7-9 p.m. and Sat. 1-4 p.m.

MORGAN CONTEMPORARY GLASS GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-5200. “Teapots!,” more than 45 artists explore the teapot form through glass and other objects, through may 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.

***PANZA GALLERY Millvale, 412-821-0959. “Jim Rettinger: Decay and Renewal,” through may 29. Closed Sun.-Tues.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS “Fiberart 2010,” a exhibition of contemporary fiberart representing 84 artists from 14 countries, through Aug. 22. Information: www.fiberartinternational.org.

SHAW GALLERIES Downtown, 412-281-4884. “Joan Milsom: the Long Span,” through may 29. Closed Sun.-Mon.

SPACE GALLERY Downtown, 412-456-6666. “Rock, Paper Scissors,” held jointly with Fe Gallery and Artists Image Resources, through may 23.

SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS Sewickley. “Sewickley Community Juried Student Art Show,” ends Mon. Closed Sun.-Mon.

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Strip District, 412-261-7003. “Fiberart 2010,” a exhibition of contemporary fiberart representing 84 artists from 14 countries, through Aug. 22. www.fiberartinternational.org.

TRINITY GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412687-2458. “House Artist Exhibit,” 10 Pittsburgh artists present new work in jewelry, mixed media, photography, oils and more, through June 26. Closed Sun.

UNSMOKE SYSTEMS ARTSPACE Braddock, http://unsmokeartspace.com. “Gold in Braddock,” featuring artists working in all media from Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, through June 5. Open Sat. and Sun.


COMMUNITY BAND SOUTH Sun. 7:30 p.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2999 Bethel Church Road. Free. Donations accepted. 412-833-2360.

EDGEWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “Vive la France.” Sat. 7:30 p.m., Agnes and Joseph Katz Performing Arts Center of the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. $8-$12. www.edgewoodsymphony.org

MCKEESPORT SYMPHONY POPS “Rhythms on fire,” featuring percussionist Lisa Pegher. Sun. 2:30 p.m., McKeesport High School auditorium, 1960 Eden Park Blvd. $8-$15. 412-664-2854.

MUSIC IN A GREAT SPACE Choral Festival featuring the Shadyside Chancel Choir and Choral Society performing Durufle’s “Requiem.” Sun. 4 p.m., Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place. $5-$10; students free. 412-682-4300 or www.shadysidepres.org.

NORTH HILLS CHORALE “A Musical Feast.” Sat. 7 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m., Kearns Spirituality and Conference Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless. Donations accepted. www.nhchorale.com.

PITTSBURGH CIVIC ORCHESTRA Baritone Dmitrie Lazich and the combined Serbian choirs of Western Pennsylvania. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Upper St. Clair High School, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. $8-$12; free for students and children. 412-279-4030 or www.artsnet.org/pco.

PITTSBURGH REGIONAL ALL-DAY SACRED HARP SINGINGS Early American hymns. Sat. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Franklin Park Baptist Church, 2470 Nicholson Road. Free. 1-814-734-5950.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SEWICKLEY and FOX CHAPEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHANCEL CHOIRS Concert of sacred music including works by Mozart and Beethoven. Sat. 7:30 p.m., Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel and Field Club roads. Craig Dobbins, 412-741-4550, ext. 205.

RIVER CITY BRASS BAND “Cirque Du Brass Band,” a circus-themed performance. Thurs. 8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-434-7222, 1-800-292-7222 or www.rcbb.com.

SOUTH HILLS JUNIOR ORCHESTRA Annual spring concert. Sun. 3 p.m., Upper St. Clair High School auditorium. Free.

STEINWAY SOCIETY OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Sheila Barnhart. Thurs. noon. Trombino Piano Gallerie, 942 Penn Ave. 412-765-0600.

TIFFANY CONCERT SERIES “Spring into Jazz” with Roger Humphries and students from CAPA. Presented by Allegheny Historic Preservation Society. Sun. 4 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave., North Side. $5-$10. 412-323-1070.

WESTMINISTER MUSIC & ARTS SERIES Mozart sonatas for violin and piano with Warren Davidson, piano, and Donna Amato, violin. Wed. 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Upper St. Clair. Free, donations accepted. 412-835-6630.

WESTMORELAND YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA With the Norwin High School Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Tues. 7:30 p.m., Norwin High School auditorium, North Huntingdon. $1-$3; free for seniors. jennifer@westmorelandsymphony.org or 724-837-1850.

ALTAR BAR Strip, 412-263-2877. Fri.: Buzz Poets, Bishop Clay, say Ah (Poison tribute band) 8 p.m.; Sun.: Schism (Tool tribute band), 7:30 p.m., $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Fri.: CD release party, Unholy Monkey Conspiracy w/ A.T.S., Sat.: Meeka in Jail w/ special guest, 9 p.m.

BRILLOBOX Lawrenceville, 412-621-4900. Fri.: Ryat, Soma Mestizo, Ekofield, 9:30 p.m.; Sat.: the New Yinzer, TBD. 10:30 p.m.

CROWNE PLAZA PITTSBURGH AIRPORT Moon, 412-262-4200. Fri.: Titanium Hip, 9 p.m.

DOWNEY’S HOUSE Robinson, 412-489-5631. Sat.: the Dave Iglar Band, 9:30 p.m.

HARD ROCK CAFE Station Square, 412-481-7625. Fri.: CD release party, Rising Regina, w/ Bob Banerjee and Bad Strad, 9 p.m., $5.

HARVEY WILNER’S TAVERN West Mifflin, 412-466-1331. Sat.: Weathered Soul, 9:30 p.m.

HEY ANDY’S Monogahela, 724-258-4755. Sat.: Fungus, 9:30 p.m.

HOLLYWOOD GARDENS Rochester Borough, 724-728-2227. Sat.: the Sparrow, 9 p.m.

KELLY’S RIVERSIDE INN Bridgewater, 724-728-0222. Sat.: 8th Street Rox, 9:30 p.m.

NIED’S HOTEL Lawrenceville, 412-784-9853. Sat.: Rockabilly Slim Forsythe and His Electrical Band w/ the Surf Zombies, 7 p.m.

PD’S PUB Squirrel Hill, 412-422-5027. Sat.: theCAUSE, 10 p.m.

REX THEATRE South Side, 412-323-1919. Thurs.: ekoostik hookah, 9 p.m., $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door.

SEWICKLEY HOTEL 412-741-9457. Wed.: Hewlett/Anderson 8 p.m.

STINKY’S BAR & GRILL Lawrenceville, 412-224-4301. Sat.: Brotherville, 9:30 p.m.

31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Fri.: Long Time Darlings, World War IX, Tommy Brunett, Rustbelt Homewreckers, 10:30 p.m.; Sat.: Lowpan, Throttle Rod, Hovel, Gigantis, 10:30 p.m. Wed.: Karma to Burn, Year Long Disaster, Vondane, 10 p.m.

THUNDERBIRD CAFE Lawrenceville, 412-682-0177. Thurs.: Paleface, Walker & the Rebellion, 9 p.m.; Fri.: old E Allstars, 10 p.m. Sat.: Ellen Jewel, Blackbird Pie, Heroes & Lies, 8 p.m.; Tues.: Jessica Lee Mayfield, Futurebirds, 8 p.m.

WOOLEY BULLY’S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Thurs.: Jay Wiley; Fri.: Johnny Holiday, 10 p.m.

WRIGHT’S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Mon. : Hewlett/Anderson 7 p.m.


CARHOPS Dormont, 412-561-5015. Fri.: Souled Out 10 p.m.

CASA TOMAS Unity, 724-539-9441. Sat.: Gil Snyder w/ Jerry B and the Bonetones, 9:30 p.m.

FREEPORT PIZZA O’Hara, 412-782-7499. Sat.: Ms. Freddye & Blue Faze, 9 p.m.

HOP HOUSE Green Tree, 412-922-9560. Sat.: Gary Belloma and the Blue Bombers, 9:30 p.m.

HOT HOUSE TAP & GRILL Monongahela, 724-258-4212. Sat.: 9:30 p.m.

INN TERMISSION LOUNGE South Side, 412-381-3497. Sat.: Chizmo Charles and the Rhythm Aces 4 p.m.

KOBUTA HOTEL Potter, Beaver County, 724-774-0685. Fri.: Jill West and Blues Attack, 10 p.m.

LA CASA NARCISI WINERY West Deer, 724-444-4744. Sat.: Ms. Freddye and Blue Faze, 3 p.m.

MOONDOG’S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Fri.: Roomful of Blues w/ Felix and the Hurricanes, 9 p.m.

PAPARAZZI’S South Side, 412-488-0800. Wed.: Muddy Kreek Blues Band jam session, 9:30 p.m.

REX THEATRE South Side, 412-323-1919. Fri.: the Boogie Hustlers, 9 p.m., $10.50 in advance, $12 at the door.

WOOLEY BULLY’S New Brighton, 724-494-1578. Sat.: Eugene and the Nightcrawlers, 10 p.m.


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

ANGELO’S RESTAURANT Washington, Pa., 724-222-7120. Fri.: the Dan Baker Group, 9 p.m.

BIG MAMMAS HOUSE OF SOUL Strip District, 412-471-2910. Sun.: Jazz on the Bridge jam session 3 p.m.

C.J.’S Strip, 412-642-2377. Thurs.: Roger Humphries jam session 8 p.m.; Sat.: the Tony Campbell Band, 9 p.m.

D’IMPERIO’S Wilkins, 412-823-4800. Fri.: Dr. Tom DeGregory Septet, 8 p.m.

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH Oakland, 412-621-8008. Sat.: Luca Mundaca w/ Emily Pinkerton, 7:30 p.m., $15, $10 for students.

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

LA CASA NARCISI WINERY West Deer, 724-444-4744. Sun.: Erin Burkett & Virgil Waters w/ Victor Garzotto and Eric Suseoff, 2 p.m.

LITTLE E’S JAZZ CLUB Downtown, 412-392-2217. Thurs.: Jessica Lee 5:30 p.m.; Fri.: Fred Pugh and Friends birthday celebration, 8:30 p.m.; Sat.: Billy Strayhorn reunion featuring Carolyn Perteete, 8:30 p.m.; Tues.: Sean Jones 9 p.m.

LOCKHOUSE 6 Vanport, 724-773-8091. Sat.: Vince Anthony, 6 p.m.

MORGAN’S RESTAURANT Penn Hills, 412-241-1730. Fri.: Calvin Stemley; Sat.: Gene Ludwig & Charlie Sanders, 8 p.m.

NIKO’S COFFEE HOUSE Robinson, 412-329-6939. Thurs.: Clem Rolin/Kevin Clark and Friends, 7:30 p.m.

RIVERS CASINO North Shore, 412-231-7777. Sun.: the Pittsburgh Jazz Society presents the Don Aliquo Sr. Quartet, 6 p.m.

THE VENUE AT HARMONY RIDGE Harmony, 724-266-2414. Sat.: Betty Douglas & Friends featuring Lou Schreiber and Dave Pellow, 8 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

WRIGHT’S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Fri.: Vince Anthony Band featuring Robbie Klein, 8 p.m.


D’IMPERIO’S Wilkins, 412-823-4800. Sat.: the LaVelles, 8 p.m.; Tues.: David Cremonese, 7 p.m.; Wed.: Thom Book, 7 p.m.

LOUNGE AT LEMONT Mount Washington, 412-431-3100. Fri.: Vince Anthony; Sat.: Joe Guaricco, 8 p.m.

ALLEGHENY ELKS LODGE North Side, 412-321-1834. Sat.: Jose Layo Puentes (Latin) 7 p.m.

GYPSY CAFE South Side, 412-381-4977. Thurs.: Gypsy Strings 8 p.m.

JACKSONS RESTAURANT Moon, 412-329-1405. Fri.: Jamaican me Jacksons (steel drum), 5 p.m.


BAR NONE LOUNGE Aliquippa, 724-375-2552. Sat.: the Sidewinder Band, 9:30 p.m.

THE BOULEVARD AT MANNITTO GOLF COURSE Derry, 724-668-8150. Fri.: Michael Christopher and Makin’ Hay, 9:30 p.m.

CLUB 46 Clairton fire Department, 412-233-7302. Fri.: the Sidewinder Band, 9:30 p.m.


D’IMPERIO’S Wilkins, 412-823-4800. Fri.: Wee Jams, 6 p.m., $35.

LEONARD’S LIVING ROOM Norman Center, 19 South, 412-835-9772. Fri.: Chuck Corby, 9 p.m.

REGINA ELENA SOCIAL CLUB Sharpsburg, 412-781-0229. Sat.: Phil & Roxy, 9 p.m.


BORDERS Bethel Park, 412-835-5583. Fri.: Bill Toms, 7:30 p.m.

BRONZE HOOD LOUNGE Robinson, 412-787-7240. Sat.: Daniels & McClain, 9:30 p.m.

DiSALVO’S STATION Latrobe, 724-539-0500. Fri.: the TBJ Project, 9 p.m.

DOWNEY’S HOUSE Robinson, 412-489-5631. Thurs.: Brian Diamond, 9:30 p.m.; Fri.: Pat Marino, 7 p.m.

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

HARD ROCK CAFE Station Square, 412-481-7625. Fri.: the Weathered Road, 6 p.m.

KELLY’S RIVERSIDE INN Bridgewater, 724-728-0222. Sat.: the Weathered Road, 9 p.m.

MULLANEY’S HARP & FIDDLE Strip, 412-642-6622. Fri.: Tim & John, 5:30 p.m.

PADDY’S POUR HOUSE Carnegie, 412-279-0770. Mon.: Acoustic Jam 7 p.m.; Wed.: Potters Reel 7 p.m.

PULSE HOUSE Highland Park 412-362-1233. Tues.: Brad Yoder and the Brilliant Inventions, 7:30 p.m.

SHADOW LOUNGE East Liberty, 412-363-8277. Thurs.: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, 10 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE WORKS TOWN SQUARE 412-904-6548. Fri.: the Weathered Road; Sat.: the Kardasz Brothers, 6 p.m.

STEEL CITY SALOON Coraopolis, 724-218-1438. Thurs.: Corey White 7 p.m.

WRIGHT’S SEAFOOD INN Heidelberg, 412-279-7900. Mon.: Hewlett & Anderson Duo 7:30 p.m.


MORE Oakland, 412-621-2700. Fri., Sat.: Judy Marlowe, 8:30 p.m.


FUNNY BONE Radisson, Green Tree, 412-920-4242. Clay Miles, Fri.-Sat. 8 & 10:15 p.m.

FUNNY BONE Sheraton Four Points, Cranberry, 412-281-3130. Tom Anzelone, Fri.: 9 p.m., Sat. 7 and 9 p.m.

PITTSBURGH IMPROV Waterfront, Homestead, 412-462-5233. DeRay Davis, Thurs. 8 p.m., Fri. 8 & 10 p.m., Sat. 7 & 9 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m.. $17 and $20.


BALKAN BMCC, West Homestead, 412-461-6188. lesson, Sat.: lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m.

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

BALLROOM Elks, Buttermilk Hollow Road, 412-461-3322. Fri.: Frank Lasko, 8:30 p.m.

BALLROOM Monaca VFW, 724-774-3449. Fri.: 7:30 p.m.

BIG BAND Coraopolis VFW, 412-771-5247. Sun. 8 p.m.

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

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

COUNTRY RPM’s, Bridgeville, 412-221-7808. Wed.: 8:30 p.m.

COUNTRY LINE Palisades, McKeesport, 412-672-2001. Fri. 8:30 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.

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

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

OLDIES Palisades, McKeesport, 412-672-2001. Sun. 4 p.m.

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

SALSA Edgewood Club, 412-600-3878. Sun.: 8 p.m.

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

SINGLES Royal Place Restaurant, Castle Shannon, 412-231-8517. Mon.: 8 p.m.

SINGLES West View VFW, 724-316-5029. Sat.: “speed dating,” 7:15 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m.

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

SWING Wightman Dancehall, Squirrel Hill, 412-341-0292. Sat: 9 p.m.

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


BATTLE OF HOMESTEAD FOUNDATION “The Molly Maguires and the Execution of Justice” lecture. Sat. 1:30 p.m., Pump House, Waterfront Drive, Munhall. Free. 412-831-3871 or www.battleofhomesteadfoundation.org.

YOUTH WITH A MISSION/BOSTON “Encounter,” a multi-faceted production of the story of God involving theater, music, dance and visual art. Thurs. 7 p.m., Walnut Grove Assembly of God, 44 Adams St., West Mifflin. Donations accepted


STAGE 62 for “City of Angels,” a musical. at the theater, Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, Sun. and Tues. 7-9 p.m. Information: 412-429-6262 or www.stage62.com.APPLE HILL PLAYHOUSE for “The Rabbit Hole,” a drama. at the theater, 275 Manor Road, Delmont, Sat. noon. Information: www.applehillplayhouse.org or T. Stewart, 412-897-2468.

THE MENDELSSOHN CHOIR OF PITTSBURGH Auditions for 2010-11 season at Heinz Hall Fri.-Sun. for compensated professional core positions. Information, requirements: www.themendelssohn.org or MaryColleen Seip, 724-263-5259.

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