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July 11, 2013 10:44 AM
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ART/MUSEUM EXHIBITS

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh present the following special exhibits:

• Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “Japan is the Key …,” through July 21; “The Playground Project,” through Aug. 11.

• Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “Bug Works,” Saturday to July 28; Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay, through Aug. 11; “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 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.

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:

• “Kidsburgh” and Discovery Place for kids, ongoing.

• “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 Aug. 10; “Journey of a Lifetime: The Photography of Christian James,” through Sept. 7.

• Ligonier Valley, 1 Boucher Lane, Route 711, Ligonier: “Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Celebration of the Wolf Family Donation,” through Aug. 4.

• 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

Steel City Con, a toy, comic book and pop culture convention, will be held from July 26-28 at the Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. July 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 27 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28. Three-day passes are $25, single day passes are $15 and children younger than 5 are admitted free. Scheduled to appear are actors Eric Roberts, Jett Lucas, Tom Kane, Lainie Kazan, Ernie Hudson, Tracy Gold, Theodus Crane, James Best, Marta Kristen with the B-9 robot, Eliza Roberts and Marina Sirtis; and wrestlers “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Dustin “Golddust” Runnels. To purchase a dealer table or to get tickets, go to www.steelcitycon.com.

The Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg, Centre County, will host its sixth annual Vietnam Revisited Living History weekend, July 20 and 21, at the museum, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg, off Route 322. Visitors will experience the sights, smells and sounds of the era as re-enactors, museum staff and volunteers bring the time period to life. Weekend events include live music at 1 p.m. July 20, and a patrol ambush demo both days at 1:45 p.m. Visitors can also participate in a recon patrol mission led by a point-man. The living history bivouac provides both entertainment and education. Throughout the activities of US and NVA camp tours, Armed Forces Radio VIETNAM 1968-69 will play on the base “intercom” while each day’s ambush demonstration will be preceded by a short summary of American involvement in Vietnam. The bivouac opens to the public at 10 a.m. each day. Patrol ambush demonstrations are scheduled for 1:45 p.m. The Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information, call (814) 466-6263 or visit www.pamilmuseum.org.

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

• The Eagles, July 23.

• Muse, Sept. 8.

• Pearl Jam, Oct. 11.

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

First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, presents:

• Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Friday, featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Machine Head and more.

• Van Warped Tour, July 17.

• Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, 8 p.m. July 18.

• Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company, July 19.

• Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. July 20.

• Blake Shelton, 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer.

• The Under The Influence of Music Tour, 6 p.m. Aug. 3, featuring Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky with special guests B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods and Smoke DZA.

• Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson and Rozzi Crane, 7 p.m. Aug. 6.

• Jason Aldean, Aug. 16.

• John Mayer, with Phillip Phillips, Aug. 25.

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

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

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

• Whitesnake, 8 p.m. July 29.

• 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.

• 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:

• O.A.R., 6 p.m. today, with Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone.

• Belle and Sebastian, 7 p.m. Saturday.

• fun., 7 p.m. July 18, with Tegan and Sara.

• Brian Wilson with Al Jardine, 6:30 p.m. July 21.

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

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Pittsburgh Blues Festival, July 19-21, Hartwood Acres. www.pghblues.com.

THEATER

Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, presents “Caught in the Net,” 2 p.m. July 17 and 21; and 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday; and July 18-20. Tickets available by going to www.applehillplayhouse.org or by calling (724) 468-5050.

Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, presents:

• “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” through July 21.

• “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story,” July 30-Aug. 4.

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

Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, presents:

• “Neil Simon’s Comic Suites,” through July 21.

• “Squabbles,” July 23-Aug. 4.

• “Sin, Sex & The CIA,” Aug. 6-18.

• “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, at The Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., presents “Side By Side By Sondheim,” through Aug. 18.

For more information, call (412) 456-6666 or go to www.pittsburghclo.org.

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