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ART/Museum Exhibits

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh present the following special exhibits:

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

• Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave.: “The Hunt: A Tlingit Totem Pole Carving and Installation,” by artist Tommy Joseph, through Dec. 14

• 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 Tape Scape, 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 the 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.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, will present the Winter Light Garden and Flower Show, through Jan. 12.

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:

• “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

• Ligonier Valley, 1 Boucher Lane, Route 711, Ligonier: Southwestern Council for the Arts 18th annual Regional Juried Art Exhbition, through Feb. 9.

• Loretto: “Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter,” through Saturday; “Comfort Zone: Pennsylvania and the ‘Foreign’ Landscape,” through Jan. 25

For more information, go to

Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum, 5507 Lakeside Drive, Gibsonia, presents the 26th annual Holiday Train Display through Jan. 12. Hours are Fridays 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Dec. 27, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.

Go to or call (724) 444-6944 for more information.


Steel City Con, toy, comic book and pop culture convention, will be held Friday through Sunday 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. Friday

• Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve,” 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday

• 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. 26-29

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

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

• The Temptations, 8 p.m. today

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

• Christmas Memories, 2 and 8 p.m., Tuesday

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. Tuesday. Tickets available at

Rock Hill Trolley Museum, across from the East Broad Top Railroad, Rock Hill/Orbisonia, is holding rides on Santa’s Trolley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and rides on the Polar Bear Express, Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Visit for more information.

Santa Trolley, Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 14-15, 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.

Overly’s Country Christmas, Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, Mount Pleasant Township, beginning at 5:30 p.m., through Jan. 1. Holiday light display with walk-through Christmas village. Visit for more information.

Winter Festival of Lights, Oglebay Park, W.Va., through Jan. 5. The lights are viewable from dark through 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and until 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. A per-car donation is requested.

Visit for more information.


Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, will present “The Nutcracker,” Friday through Dec. 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

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