November 27, 2013 10:40 AM


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh present the following special exhibits:

• Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave.: 2013 Carnegie International, through March 16

• 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.: “Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self,” through Jan. 12; 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 TapeScape, through Jan. 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Call (412) 322-5058 or go to

The Frick, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, presents “Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection,” through Jan. 12. Visit 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

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

Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, presents “Alien She,” through Feb. 16. The exhibition examines the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. For more information, go to Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Sen. John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, presents:

• “Poptastic!: The Art of Burton Morris,” through Feb. 23

• “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.: “Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition,” through Jan. 11

• Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at Pitt-Johnstown: Allied Artists of Johnstown 81st annual juried art exhibition, through Dec. 14

• Loretto: “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 Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at the Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Three-day passes are $25, single-day passes are $15 and children younger than 5 are admitted free. Scheduled to appear are actors George Takei, Michael Biehn, Catherine Bach, Kylie Szymanski, Kee Chan, Walter Jones, Sandra Taylor and Jennifer Blanc; and wrestlers Ted DiBiase, Maryse and Barbie Blank. To purchase a dealer table or to get tickets, go to

Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, will present:

• Comedian Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Dec. 6

• Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Chistmas Eve,” 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 7

• Donnie and Marie: Christmas in Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12

• Justin Timberlake, 7 p.m. Dec. 14

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

Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, will present Christmas with The Rat Pack, Live at the Sands, Dec. 24 and Dec. 26 through 29.

Call (412) 392-4900 for tickets, or the Heinz Hall box office.

The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, will present:

• The Temptations, 8 p.m. Dec. 5

• Michael McDonald, an evening of Christmas music and hits, 8 p.m. Dec. 6

• Christmas Memories, 2 and 8 p.m., Dec. 10

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

Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, will present the 2013 Starry Night concert featuring the Backstreet Boys, The Fray, Avril Lavigne, Gavin DeGraw, Five For Fighting and the Plain White T’s at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets available at

Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, will present the 21013 Starry Night concert featuring Backstreet Boys, The Fray, Avril Lavigne, Gavin DeGraw, Five For Fighting and the Plain White T’s at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets available at

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

• twenty one pilots, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1

• MGMT, 7 p.m. Dec. 2

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

Santa Trolley, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and15, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids get to ride along in a vintage restored streetcar with Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots ($10 value or more) and receive a $5 gift certificate to the museum store. For more information, visit or call (724) 228-9256.


Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, will present:

• “Elf,” through Dec. 1

• “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 6 through 29

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

Pittsburgh CLO will present “Plaid Tidings: The Best of Forever Plaid,” through Jan. 12 at The Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave.

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

The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, will present “The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves,” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.

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

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