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ART/MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh present the following special exhibits:

• Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “The Playground Project,” through Sunday; “Teeny Harris Photographs: Focus on Hair,” through Sept. 2

• Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave.: Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay, through Sunday; “Roads of Arabia,” through Nov. 3

• Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue: “BIKES: Science on Two Wheels,” through Jan. 1. Laser shows on Fridays: 7 p.m., Motown (also 3 p.m. daily); 8 p.m., Bob Marley (also 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays); 9 p.m., No Doubt; 10 p.m., Nirvana; 11 p.m., Skrillex; midnight, Pink Floyd; Omnimax films “To the Arctic,” “Hubble” and “Flight of the Butterflies.”

• The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St.: “Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: S/HE IS HER/E,” “Caldwell Linker: All Through the Night” and “Nick Bubash: The Patron Saint of White Guys that Went Tribal and Other Works,” through Sept. 15; ongoing: “I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video and Television.”

For more information, call (412) 622-3131 or go to www.carnegiemuseums.org.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Old Post Office Building, Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh, presents “Adventures With Clifford the Big Red Dog,” through Sept. 1

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Call (412) 322-5058 or go

to https://pittsburghkids.org.

The Frick, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, presents “Clayton Days Revisited: A Project by Vik Muniz,” through Oct. 27. Visit thefrickpittsburgh.org for more information.

The Johnstown Flood Museum, 304 Washington St., Johnstown, is presenting “From Scholarships to Souvenirs: Telling the Story of the Johnstown Flood,” an exhibit dedicated to the enduring place the flood has held in pop culture. For more information, call (814) 539-1889 or go to www.jaha.org.

Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, presents a site-specific installation by Chihura Shiota, whose works focus on the body with relation to place and space, through summer 2014. For information, call (412) 231-3169 or go to www.mattress.org.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, presents:

• Butterfly Forest, through Sept. 2

• Tropical Forest: India, through Sept. 2, in the Tropical Forest Conservatory

• Summer Flower Show: Glass in the Gardens, through Oct. 6

Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (412) 622-6915 for more information or visit phipps.conservatory.org.

Sen. John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, presents:

• “Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation,” ongoing

• “From Slavery to Freedom,” ongoing

• “Clash of the Empires: The British, French & Indian War, 1754-1763,” ongoing

• “Glass Shattering Notions,” ongoing

Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (412) 454-6000 for more information.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art presents the following exhibits:

• Altoona, 1212 11th Ave.: “Rostered Artists Revealed,” through Saturday; “Journey of a Lifetime: The Photography of Christian James,” through Sept. 7

• Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at Pitt-Johnstown: “The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 21013,” through Aug. 24

• Loretto: “Stories Joyfully Embroidered: Shaanix Folk Textiles from Northern China,” through Oct. 12; “Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter,” through Dec. 7

For more information, go to www.sama-art.org.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

Big Time Wrestling, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jaffa Shrine, Altoona. Featuring a steel-cage match for the BTW championship between champion Flex Armstrong and challenger Shane Douglas, Ric Flair, Terry Funk, Mickie James, Carlito Colon, Chris Mordetsky and the Patriot. The stars will be posing for photos and signing autographs. Go to BTWtickets.com for for tickets and more information

Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, presents:

• Muse, Sept. 8

• Michael Bublé, Sept. 20

For more information, call (412) 642-1800 or go to www.consolenergycenter.com.

First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, presents:

• Jason Aldean, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16

• Carnival of Madness Tour, 5 p.m. Aug. 20, featuring Shinedown, Skillet, Papa Roach, In This Moment and We As Human.

• John Mayer, with Phillip Phillips, 7 p.m. Aug. 25

• Mumford and Sons, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

• Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords, 5 p.m. Aug. 30

• Rascal Flatts, 7 p.m. Sept. 6

• Kid Rock, 7 p.m. Sept. 7, with ZZ Top and Uncle Kracker

• Keith Urban, with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, 7 p.m. Sept. 13

• Luke Bryan, 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Tickets available at livenation.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.

Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, presents:

• Diana Ross, 8 p.m. Aug. 20

• Il Volo, Sept. 11

Call (412) 392-4900 for tickets, or the Heinz Hall box office.

The Harold Betters Jazz Quartet of Pittsburgh has scheduled the following performances:

• Aug. 17-18, 1 to 4 p.m., Laurel Highlands Fourth Annual Garlic Festival, Faranda’s Farm, 1171 Penn Ave., Hollsopple

• Aug. 23, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Doubletree Hotel at The Meadows, 340 Racetrack Road, Washington, Pa. Dine and dance.

• Aug. 25, 1 to 4 p.m., Christian W. Klay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Road, Chalk Hill. Wine, dine and dance.

• Sept. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., Lion Square, East Crawford Avenue and North Arch Street, Connellsville

• Sept. 15, 7 to 10 p.m., Jergel’s Grill, 235 Northgate Drive, Warrendale. Pittsburgh Jazz Society

• Sept. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Storey Square, Main Street, Uniontown

• Sept. 22, 1 to 4 p.m., Christian W. Klay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Road, Chalk Hill. Wine, dine and dance.

The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, presents:

• Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Sept. 26

• Michael English, 2 and 8 p.m. Sept. 27, with Jeffrey and Sheri Easter

• Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, Oct. 24

• Blue Man Group, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 6-7

• Amy Grant, 8 p.m. Nov. 16

• Michael McDonald, an evening of Christmas music and hits, 8 p.m. Dec. 6

For ticket information, call (724) 836-8000 or go to www.thepalacetheatre.org.

Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, presents:

• The Lt. Dan Band benefit concert for Cpl. Doug Vitale, 7 p.m. Friday

• Cheap Trick, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21

• Adam Ant, 7 p.m. Aug. 23

• We Are Kings, 6 p.m. Aug. 25

• Montgomery Gentry, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29

• Darius Rucker, 6 p.m. Sept. 6

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (412) 323-1919.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Butler Farm Show, through Saturday, 625 Evans City Road, Butler. www.butlerfarmshow.com.

Westmoreland Fair, Aug. 16-24, 123 Blue Ribbon Lane, Pleasant Unity. www.westmorelandfair.com.

20th annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival, Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1-2, Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, 123 Blue Ribbon Lane, Pleasant Unity. www.familyfestivals.com.

THEATER

Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, presents “Southern Hospitality,” 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday. Tickets available by going to www.applehillplayhouse.org or by calling (724) 468-5050.

Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, presents “Defending the Caveman,” through Oct. 20.

Tickets available by calling (412) 456-4800. For groups of 10 or more, call (412) 471-6930.

Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, presents “Potted Potter,” Nov. 20-24. Go to trustarts.org for tickets or call (412) 456-6666.

Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, presents:

• “Sin, Sex & the CIA,” through Aug. 18

• “Let’s Murder Marsha,” Sept. 17-29

• “Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping,” Oct. 1-13

For more information, call (814) 629-9201 or go to www.MountainPlayhouse.org.

Pittsburgh CLO will present “Side By Side By Sondheim,” through Aug. 18, at The Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave. Call (412) 456-6666 or go to www.pittsburghclo.org.

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