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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

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

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

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

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.

• Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at Pitt-Johnstown: “Respect in Retrospect: The Photography of Amelia Patsy,” through Saturday.

• 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


Steel City Con, 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 “Goldust” Runnels. To purchase a dealer table or to get tickets, go to

Three Rivers Regatta, through Thursday, Point State Park, Pittsburgh.

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

• One Direction, 7:30 p.m., Monday.

• The Eagles, July 23.

• Muse, Sept. 8.

For more information, call (412) 642-1800 or go to

First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, presents:

• Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, July 12, featuring Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Machine Head and more.

• 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.

Tickets available at 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 these performances:

• Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., annual Fourth of July festival (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sunday), Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, 252 Twin Lakes Road, Greensburg.

• Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m., “Music on the Mon” event, Nemacolin Castle, 136 Front St., Brownsville.

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.

For ticket information, call (724) 836-8000 or go to

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

• O.A.R., 6 p.m. July 11, with Andrew McMahon and Allen Stone.

• Belle and Sebastian, 7 p.m. July 13.

• 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, or by calling (412) 323-1919.


Big Butler Fair, through Saturday, Butler Fairgrounds.

Pittsburgh Blues Festival, July 19-21, Hartwood Acres.

Seven Springs Polka Fireworks, through Sunday, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Somerset County. The event features music, dancing, drinks, cultural exhibits and vendors.


Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, presents “Caught in the Net,” 2 p.m. July 17 and 21; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; July 11-13; and 18-20. Tickets available by going to or by calling (724) 468-5050.

Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, presents:

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

• “Squabbles,” July 23-Aug. 4.

• “Sin, Sex & The CIA,” Aug. 6-18.

For more information, call (814) 629-9201 or go to

Pittsburgh CLO will present the following shows at The Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.:

• “Side By Side By Sondheim,” through Aug. 18.

For more information, call (412) 456-6666 or go to

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