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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.

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

• Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave.: 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.: 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

Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, presents “Gestures: Intimate Friction,” a collection of work by artists, architects and activists, through Nov. 30. For information, call (412) 231-3169 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.

• “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.

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

• Loretto: “Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter,” through Dec. 7.

For more information, go to


The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, located in the Brett Building at 1210 11th Ave., is offering a children’s art camp, “Wild Things Around the World,” for ages 8 through 14. Subjects will be 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. During 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 non-refundable deposit and must be received no later than July 24. For registration or more information, call the museum at (814) 946-4464.


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

• 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

First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, presents:

• Matchbox Twenty, June 29, with Goo Goo Dolls.

• 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 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 has scheduled these performances:

• Friday, 5 to 9 p.m., Jazz on the Hillside -— Pittsburgh Jazz Society, 3171 Ewart Drive, Pittsburgh. Four bands to perform. Call for reservations, (412) 621-3341.

• Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m., Trax Farms Summer Wine Festival, 528 Trax Road, Finleyville. Wine, dine and dance. For more information, email to

• Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., Second annual Lavender Festival, Christian W. KIlay Winery, 412 Fayette Springs Road, Chalk Hill. Wine, dine and dance.

• June 28, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 411 Power St., Johnstown. An evening of jazz along the river to dine and dance to.

• July 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., annual Fourth of July festival, Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival (July 4-7), 252 Twin Lakes Road, Greensburg.

• July 7, 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:

• Buddy Guy, 8 p.m. Saturday.

• Travis Tritt, 8 p.m. June 28.

• 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

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

• Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson: Masters of Madness Tour, 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Say Anything, 6 p.m. June 25.

• Social Distortion, 6:30 p.m. June 26.

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

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


Apple Hill Playhouse, Delmont, presents “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?” 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday. Tickets available by going to or by calling (724) 468-5050.

Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown, presents:

• “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” through June 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

Pittsburgh CLO will present “Side By Side By Sondheim” at The Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., through Aug. 18.

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

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