“Wings Over Water,” an IMAX film showcasing the importance of the Prairie Wetlands, is at the Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema through Friday, Sept. 30. The film is family-friendly and has a run time of 45 minutes. For information, go online to WingsOverWaterFilm.com, or CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
”American Idiot,” a musical based on the tunes of Green Day, will be performed at the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale Thursday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 21 at 2:30 p.m. The show contains mature themes and strong language and is intended for adult audiences. For tickets, go to geyerpac.com.
“Pippin,” the musical story of one man’s journey to be extraordinary, will be performed at Little Lake Theatre in Canonsburg on Thursday, Aug. 11-Saturday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 18-Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit littlelake.org.
Pittsburgh CLO’s Summer of Musicals schedule includes a number of performances through Aug. 14. The season’s final performance is “Sister Act,” Aug. 9-14. All performances run Tuesday through Sunday, and tickets can be purchased at pittsburghclo.org.
Liberty Magic in Pittsburgh has added several shows to dazzle and amaze. Newly announced shows include: Guy Hollingtonworth in “The Expert At The Card Table” from Aug. 10 to Oct. 2. Performances run Wednesday through Sundays weekly. For more information, visit trustarts.org.
“Worship + Work,” an exhibit at the Verostko Center for the Arts at St. Vincent College runs through Aug. 19, featuring photographs centered on Benedictine life by Gordon Parks and Pittsburgh-based artist Dominic McDuffie. It includes photographs Parks created for Life magazine in 1955 that document the monks of Saint Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas, and 30 rarely-shown photos that have been loaned by the monks of Saint Benedict’s for the exhibit. Summer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
“Color, Light and the Outdoors,” an exhibit at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, will be held from Friday, Aug. 19 through Oct. 30. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, there will be a reception to meet the artists and view the work. A wine and hors d’ oeuvres reception with live music will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost to attend is $5 per person, and reservations must be made by Monday, Aug. 15. The museum is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. For more information, visit www.sama-art.org, call 724-238-6015 or email ligonier@sama-art.
Docents from the Peters Creek Historical Society will welcome visitors to the Enoch Wright House, 815 Venetia Road, Venetia, on Sundays, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is welcoming back the exhibit “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” through Sunday, Aug. 28. The exhibit was created by the Children’s Museum in partnership with Fred Rogers Productions, producers of the PBS series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” Advance tickets are highly recommended. For additional information call 412-322-5058 or go online to www.pittsburghkids.org.
“Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World” has opened as an exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center. This exhibit showcases nearly 70 acoustic, electric, historical, and unusual guitars, including the world’s largest playable electric guitar – 43 feet long and weighing as much as a small car. For more information, visit carnegiesciencecenter.org.
The Duncan & Miller Glass Museum, 100 Ridge Avenue, Washington, Pa., is open for the season. Hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment. See the website duncan-miller.org for more details.
Greensboro Pottery will be part of a display at the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery at Waynesburg University from through Sept. 2. The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the public is invited to view the exhibit.
Italian multimedia artist Paola Pivi is coming to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh April 22 through Aug. 15. Pivi’s work has been exhibited at museums and institutions in Tokyo, London, Paris and New York. The exhibit “Paola Pivi: I Want It All,” will be accompanied by a new commission with the Warhol. An installation will be made from 250 pairs of shoes, of which 125 pairs will remain pristine and unworn, while the other 125, identical matches to the first batch, will be heavily worn. When the exhibit opens, all the footwear will be secured to the wall like trophies.
Uniontown Art Club’s Gallery 86, located at 86 W. Main St., Uniontown, is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The art club has online sales Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. on the club’s Facebook page, facebook.com/uniontownartclub. For more information, visit uniontownartclub.org.
The Frick offers a variety of free virtual exhibitions, including fashion in the Gilded Age, a peek at 11 masterpieces in its collection and a detailed collection of early 20th century objects for refined dining and home entertainment. Check out the offerings online at www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.
Greensburg Music Fest, presented by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust, is slated for Saturday, Aug. 27 from noon to 9 p.m. The fourth annual fest features three stages of musicians, food trucks, artists and vendors. Performances at the WCT Stage lot run from 1 to 8 p.m., and performances at the Elegant Catering Stage run from noon to 9 p.m. Those stages are located in the Helman-Ghrist lot and performances are free. Lithium, a Tribute to Nirvana, headlines at 6 p.m. on The Palace Stage. For additional information, visit thepalacetheatre.org.
The Four Chord Music Festival, a pop/punk/alternative music festival is coming to Wild Things Park outside Washington again this year, this time expanding to two days. Set for Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10, this year’s lineup includes Bad Religion, Descendants, Pennywise, Silverstein, H20 and many others on Friday. The Saturday lineup has All Time Low, Jimmy Eat World, The Maine, Mom Jeans, Patent Pending and more. Tickets and additional information are available at www.fourchordmusicfestival.com.
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and the Ligonier Country Club have come together to present an evening with the Westmoreland Symphony for a “British Invasion,” including music from the Beatles, Elton John, the Rolling Stones and more under the stars. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. Reservations can be made by going to the SAMA website at www.sama-art.org. Go to events and click on Events List.
The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown has a number of shows scheduled this season, including: Jason Aldean, Friday, Aug. 26; Wiz Khalifa and Logic, Sunday, Aug. 28; Shinedown and Jelly Roll, Friday, Sept. 9; Styx and REO Speedwagon with Loverboy, Saturday, Sept. 10; Five Finger Death Punch and The Hu, Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Four Chord Music Festival at Wild Things Park in Washington will be held for two days this year, with a lineup of bands including Jimmy Eat World and Bad Religion. Tickets are now on sale for the festival, to be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10. For a full lineup of bands and to purchase VIP or regular tickets, visit fourchordmusicfestival.com.
PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh has a number of upcoming shows, including Elevation Worship Summer Tour, Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.; Twenty-One Pilots, Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.
Hollywood Casino at The Meadows in Washington has a number of upcoming concerts scheduled throughout the coming months: Tusk – the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, Saturday, Aug. 13; Tower of Power, Saturday, Aug. 27; Sara Evans, Saturday, Sept. 17; Rick Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 1, En Vogue, Saturday, Oct. 8; WAR, Saturday, Oct. 15. All performances will take place in the Hollywood Meadows Events Center. Doors open at 7 p.m., with show at 8 p.m. For more information, visit hollywoodmeadows.com.
Billy Joel returns to Pittsburgh for the first time in six years for an Aug. 11 show at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.com.
Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts come to PNC Park in The Stadium Tour on Friday, Aug. 12. The show was rescheduled was last year. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com.
Metallica will play one of two stadium shows this summer PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Aug. 14 show features rock band Greta Van Fleet and heavy metal band Ice Nine Kills. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster.
The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg has several upcoming concerts in September: Hotel California, Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Steven Wright, Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.; The Robert Cray Band, Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.
Touchstone’s Weekend Craft Getaways run five weekends, starting Aug. 27. Guests can immerse themselves in a hands-on learning experience at the 150-acre wooded campus in Farmington. Choose from 25 weekend workshops (two or three days) for beginner to advanced artists in six different art studios including blacksmithing, ceramics, drawing/painting, glass, metals/jewelry, and more. The campus is also offering Date Nights on Fridays, which are a two-hour mini workshop. Visitors are also welcome at the Touchstone Galleries for two brand new exhibitions running through September – “A Shared Vision: 50 years of work from Touchstone” and “Running Out of Time” with Associated Artists of Pittsburgh members Sheila Cuellar-Shaffer and Sharon Massey. Hours are Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. More information at touchstonecrafts.org or call 724-329-1370.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Penn State Extension invite gardening and healthy food enthusiasts to a full day of exploring foraging and edible landscaping at this year’s annual Summer Short Course on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Keynote speaker Ellen Zachos – author of “Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat,” “The Wildcrafted Cocktail” and “The Forager’s Pantry” – will be joined by a roster of expert speakers as participants explore how to start backyard foraging, learn how to grow edible tree nuts, what kinds of less common small fruit and berries are good for you, and how ornamental garden plants can do double duty by being both beautiful and delicious. In addition, on Monday, Aug. 22, there will be a limited enrollment wildcrafted cocktail workshop. Registration for both programs is open now at phipps.conservatory.org/ShortCourse.
The Antiques & Collectibles Sale at Historic Hanna’s Town is Sunday, Aug. 14 and runs from 7:30 a.m. until early afternoon. This longstanding community tradition is enjoyed by those who appreciate antiques and unique treasures. There is parking on site and admission is $3 per car. Parking revenues benefit the Salem Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. No. 2 and the Westmoreland County Historical Society. Historic Hanna’s Town is located at 809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg.
“Monarchs Milkweek and More” will be held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes family activities based around nature. The museum is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. For more information, visit www.sama-art.org, call 724-238-6015 or email ligonier@sama-art.
The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) is hosting a Roaring 20s Anniversary Celebration at Latrobe Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 5-8 p.m. Guests can celebrate the history and legacy of the LHHC with a night of cocktails, food, live music by Deja Vu, and more. There will be a silent and live auction, 50/50, cash bar, and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear semi-formal dress or their best 1920s inspired garb. The cost is $90 per person, and includes a buffet dinner. For additional information, visits lhhc.org/.
MotoAmerica, the country’s premier motorcycle road racing series, will speed into Pittsburgh International Race Complex Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21 for MotoAmerica Superbikes at Pittsburgh. For additional information or tickets, visit motoamerica.com/pittsburgh/.
The Train Gang of Washington County PA’s model train display, located in the Washington Crown Center Mall, will be open Saturdays, Aug. 13 and 27 from noon until 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Greene County Fair runs Sunday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 13 at 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg. For a schedule of events and contest entry information, visit greenecountyfair.org.
Peters Creek Historical Society is holding tours of the Enoch Wright House, 815 Venetia Road, Venetia on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to visit this National and State Historic Site.
Historic Hanna’s Town has opened for the season in Westmoreland County, offering guided tours Wednesdays through Sundays. Call 724-836-1800, x210 to reserve a spot or for more information.
Registration for summer camps at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are now open. The Carnegie Museum of Art camps run through Friday, Aug. 19, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History camps happen through Friday, Aug. 26. Full-day camps are available for campers aged 6-13 at both museums, and campers who are aged 14-18 can find workshops at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History offers half-day camps for children who are aged 4 and 5. Information is available at camps.artandnaturalhistory.org.
The Fiddlers Jamboree at the Old Time Fiddlers Building at the Fayette County Fairgrounds, 120 Pechin Road, Dunbar, will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18. All jamborees include free admission and free parking. A concession stand will sell drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Membership is $10 for anyone who wants to join. For more information, call 724-277-0352.
The Monongahela River, Rail & Transportation Museum, 412 Church St., Brownsville, is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment. Call 724-880-5960 for more information or appointments.
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