Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh present the following special exhibits:
• Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “Japan is the Key …,” through July 21.
• Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “Bug Works,” Saturday to July 28; Garden of Light: Works by Paula Crevoshay, through Aug. 11.
• Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue: 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.”
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 “A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics,” through June 16. 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.
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.
• “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.: “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 July 6.
• Loretto: “Seeing the Big Picture: Larger than Life Work from the Permanent Collection,” through June 15.
For more information, go to www.sama-art.org.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, located in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Ave., is offering a children’s art camp this summer. This year’s camp, “Wild Things Around the World,” is designed for ages 8 through 14 and is taught in small, informal groups to provide campers with exposure to a museum setting, as well as ample opportunities to work with a variety of artistic media.
The camp will be led by professional artist Deb Bunnell. Through the camp, students will explore a variety of wildlife while honing their artistic skills. At the conclusion of the camp, the students’ work will be on display at the museum.
The two-week camp will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. weekdays July 29 through Aug. 9. Cost is $125 per child, which includes art materials and snacks. Registration requires a $25 nonrefundable deposit and must be received no later than July 24. For registration or more information, please call the museum at (814) 946-4464.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. Parking is available in the garage across the street or in metered spots in the lot at the rear of the building. For more information, call the museum or visit www.sama-art.org.
Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, presents:
• New Kids on the Block, June 11.
• Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, June 20.
• Bruno Mars, July 2.
• One Direction, 7:30 p.m., July 8.
• The Eagles, July 23.
• Muse, Sept. 8.
For more information, call (412) 642-1800 or go to www.consolenergycenter.com.
First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, presents:
• Dave Matthews Band, May 31.
• Brad Paisley, 7:30 p.m. June 1, with Chris Young and Lee Brice.
• Pitbull and Ke$ha, June 2.
• Toby Keith, June 15.
• Matchbox Twenty, June 29, with Goo Goo Dolls. Tickets on sale April 13.
• Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, July 12, 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:
• Harry Connick Jr., 8 p.m. June 27.
• Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, 7:30 p.m. July 1, with Edie Brickell.
• Diana Ross, 8 p.m. Aug. 20.
Call (412) 392-4900 for tickets, or the Heinz Hall box office.
The Harold Betters Jazz Quartet of Pittsburgh will be performing at a “Wine, Dine and Dance” event from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Christian W. Klay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Road, Chalk Hill. Admission charged at the door.
Jaffa Shrine, Altoona, presents Big Time Wrestling at 7:30 p.m. March 30. Featured wrestlers scheduled to appear include “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, who will be signing autographs from 5 to 7 p.m.; “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Tommy Dreamer, Balls & Axl, The BTW Divas featuring Miss Tessmacher and more. Tickets available at the door.
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.
• 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:
• Marina and the Diamonds, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Passion Pit, 7 p.m. June 6.
• Flag, 7 p.m. June 7.
• Cold War Kids, 7 p.m. June 8.
• Local Natives, 7 p.m. June 10.
• The National, 7 p.m. June 11.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (412) 323-1919.
Johnstown Polka Fest, May 31 and June 1-2. Free parking and free admission. Times are 6 to 10 p.m. May 31, with the Don Wojtila Orchestra and the Polka Family Band; from 1 to 10 p.m. June 1 with The Rhinelanders, The Polka Quads, the Polka Family Band, Don Wojtila Orchestra and The Maestro’s Men; and from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 2 with Polka Mass featuring the John Gora Band, Johnstown Button Box, The Boys and Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push.
2013 Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival, Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 900 block of Liberty Ave., downtown Pittsburgh. Free admission with VIP passes available for purchase. Among the cartoonists scheduled to be there are Cathy Guisewrite, Lynn Johnston, Jeff Keane, Patrick McDonnell, Hilary Price, Brian & Greg, Walker and Mo Willems. Visit PGHComicArtsFest.com for more information.
Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, presents:
• “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” June 18-30.
• “Neil Simon’s Comic Suites,” July 9-21.
• “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.