REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh present the following special exhibits:
• Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “Teeny Harris Photographs: Focus on Hair,” through Sept. 2
• Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “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.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Pittsburgh, is hosting its annual UPMC Summer Kids’ Zoofari through Aug. 30. Kids ages 2 to 13 can ride the carousel and Time Traveler’s Express train for free. Animal experts will be on hand and there will be demonstrations involving sea lions, stingrays and more. Activities are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Go to www.pittsburghzoo.com for more information.
Sen. John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, presents:
• “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures,” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Approximately 50 appraisers and conservation experts from the Smithsonian Museum will appraise items brought to the museum. Free with museum admission.
• “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.
Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery, Steel Plaza T-Station, One Mellon Center, downtown Pittsburgh, presents “Art Interprets Alzheimer’s,” with George Roby ceramics and Herbert Ascherman Jr. photography, through Oct. 27. For more information, call (412) 261-7003 or go to www.contemporarycraft.org.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art presents the following exhibits:
• Altoona, 1212 11th Ave.: “Journey of a Lifetime: The Photography of Christian James,” through Sept. 7; “Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition,” Sept. 13 through Jan. 11
• Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at Pitt-Johnstown: “The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2013,” through Aug. 24; Allied Artists of Johnstown 81st Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Sept. 6 through Dec. 14
• Ligonier Valley, 1 Boucher Lane, Route 711, Ligonier: “Frudakis: Two Generations of Sculpture,” through Nov. 10
• 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.
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, presents Celtic Thunder: Mythology, 8 p.m. Oct. 6.
Tickets available by calling (412) 456-6666. For groups of 10 or more, call (412) 471-6930.
Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, presents:
• Muse, Sept. 8
• Michael Bublé, Sept. 20
• Pearl Jam, Oct. 11
For more information, call (412) 642-1800 or go to www.consolenergycenter.com.
First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, presents:
• John Mayer, with Phillip Phillips, 7 p.m. Sunday
• 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 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, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Doubletree Hotel at The Meadows, 340 Racetrack Road, Washington, Pa. Dine and dance
• Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., Christian W. KIlay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Road, Chalk Hill. Wine, dine and dance
• Sept. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., Lion Square, E. Crawford Avenue and N. 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. KIlay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Road, Chalk Hill. Wine, dine and dance
Monroeville Jazz Festival, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tall Trees Amphitheater, Monroeville Community Park West. Scheduled to perform are Tony DeSare and the Tony DeSare Quartet and Elevations with Benny Benack III. Go to monroevillejazz.org for more information.
The 21st Annual Meeting of the Marked, Pittsburgh’s Premiere Tattoo Arts Celebration, Sept. 6-8, at the Monroeville Convention Center and DoubleTree Monroeville. This year’s convention includes over 80 booths with nearly 100 tattoo artists and dozens of vendors from across the United States, Canada and Europe — all tattooing and selling their wares over the three-day event. There will also be a number of unique vendors carrying body jewelry, tattoo art and books, pin-up artists, tattoo memorabilia and much more. Go to the web site at http://meetingofthemarked.com for a complete schedule of events and list of artists.
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 and 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.
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 31, Sept. 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, West Newton. The annual event features a variety of medieval-style entertainment, jousting, games of chance, crafts and foods for sale. For tickets, directions and more information, go to www.pittsburghrenfest.com.
Psychic medium and author John Edward will be appearing at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, 1111 Airport Blvd., Pittsburgh. The seminar lasts approximately two hours and includes a question and answer session and opportunities to experience messages from the other side. Readings are not guaranteed. Go to JohnEdward.net or ETix.com for more information.
Seven Springs Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, presents a Polynesian Fire Show, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30. Hawaiian men and women will perform and guests will enjoy a traditional Hawaiian luau. Call (724) 853-4050 for tickets, a week prior to the show. For more information, go to www.latshawproductions.com.
Stage AE, 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, presents:
• Adam Ant, 7 p.m. Friday
• We Are Kings, 6 p.m. Sunday
• 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.
Westmoreland County Art Museum, 4764 State Route 30, Greensburg, has on display through Sept. 1 “The World’s Largest Hand Drawn Maze,” measuring 30 feet by 4 feet. It includes intricate cartoon illustrations featuring a random mix of comical characters. For more information, go to www.museumaa.org.
Westmoreland Fair, through Saturday, 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.
Antiques on the Diamond, Ligonier, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. More than 60 dealers will be set up around the Diamond in Ligonier.
Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, presents “On Golden Pond,” 2 p.m. Aug. 28 and Sept. 1; and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Aug. 29-31. Tickets available by going to www.applehillplayhouse.org or by calling (724) 468-5050.
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, presents:
• “The Lion King,” Sept. 3-29
• “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:
• “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 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 www.pittsburghclo.org.