theater/film/literature

State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown is holding its Summer at the State season. “Xanadu” will be performed July 9-11 and “The Sound of Music” will be performed July 30-Aug. 1. Ticket information will be available at statetheatre.info.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre’s 17th season will be available for free. Each filmed production will be accompanied by an artists’ interview pre-show and a watch party on Facebook Live. Reserve seats online at pghplaywrights.org.

St. Francis University is accepting submissions for its new online literary magazine, “New Constellations.” Students who want to be published have until June 15 to submit work in categories of fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Visual art may also be submitted including photographs sketches, and paintings. Work can be submitted through newconstellationsmag.weebly.com. Contact the magazine editors at newconstellationsmag@gmail.com to learn more about the submission requirements and editorial review process.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Let’s Move Pittsburgh are presenting a “Botanical Ballet” virtual dance class featuring dances from the ballet “Don Quixote” on Saturday, June 12. Virtual admission is $12 for nonmembers of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and $8 for Phipps members and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre subscribers. Sessions are at noon or 2 p.m. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, go online to phipps.conservatory.org/BotanicalBallet.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced its upcoming 2021-22 season. The schedule includes: “The Band’s Visit,” Oct. 28-31; “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” Nov. 16-21; “Oklahoma!,” Jan. 4-9, 2022; “Pretty Woman,” Feb. 1-6, 2022; “Hamilton,” Feb. 22-March 13, 2022; “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” March 18-20, 2022; “To Kill a Mockingbird,” April 19-24, 2022; “Ain’t Too Proud,” May 17-22, 2022. For information, go online to TrustArts.org/Broadway, or call 412-456-6666.

Plans for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2021-22 season, to be presented in-person, are underway. Single tickets start at $28, and will be available in September at www.pbt.org.

“Monday Night Magic: Live Online” will be held every Monday at 8 p.m. as a co-presentation with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Liberty Magic Series. “Monday Night Magic” is New York’s longest running off-Broadway magic show. Tickets for the livestream are $20, and can be purchased under the events tab at stellartickets.com.

Little Lake Theatre Company in Canonsburg is performing several plays during its 73rd season. “Forbidden Broadway” runs from June 10-19; “Craving for Travel” runs from July 1-11; “Frozen Jr.” runs from July 22-31; and “Mrs. Mannerly” will be performed Aug. 12-21. Additional performances are slated for the fall. The theatre is located at 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg. Tickets can be purchased by calling 724-745-6300 or at littlelake.org.

”The Brownsville Hometown Heroes” memorial book is available for $25. There are a limited number of copies. Proceeds benefit Brownsville Fire Co. 1, South Brownsville Volunteer Fire Departments and Brownsville’s American Legion Post 295. Book can be ordered through the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 724-437-4571.

Fayette County Cultural Trust has stocked its shelves with a second printing of Cassandra Vivian’s book “Henry Clay Frick and the Golden Age of Coal and Coke.” The regional history feature original sources. Copies are $30, includes tax and shipping, or $28 for pick up. Call 724-320-6392 to order.

Pittsburgh Classic Theatre has kicked off its 24th season with a collection of three plays: “The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde,” “Measure for Measure” and “The Boys in the Band.” Those performances will also be recorded and streamed. Tickets are available at www.picttheatre.org.

art/exhibits

A Kids Art Camp will be presented at The Salvation Army in Uniontown, 32 W. Fayette St., July 13-Aug. 12. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per week. If interested, contact Captain Danielle Hopping at Danielle.hopping@use.salvationarmy.org or 724-437-2021.

The Flatiron Building Heritage Center and Frank L. Melega Art Museum, 69 Market St., Brownsville, are open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closed Monday.

”Inside Out,” a new outdoor summer event series celebrating Pittsburgh’s cultural landscape, is coming to the Carnegie Museum of Art starting June 5 in the outdoor sculpture courtyard. Programs take place on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg is presenting an exhibit about the Mexican-American border. “Border Cantos/Sonic Border,” available through Sept. 5, is a collaboration between Richard Misrach and Mexican American artist/composer Guillermo Galindo. Admission is free with advance online registration. For more information go online to thewestmoreland.org or call 724-837-1500.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier is holding two exhibits. “Looking for the Light in Dark Times” and “Back to Woodstock” run from April 30 through July 31. The museum is located at One 1Boucher Land and Route 711 South, Ligonier. Hours of operation are from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit www.sama-art.org.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier is offering in-person children’s art camps this summer. The session for children 10-16 runs from July 12-23. Cost is $225 per child, which includes materials and snacks. Registration is due by July 1. On Saturday, June 26, SAMA will host a lecture and demonstration with artist Denny Nurkiewicz at 2 p.m. Cost is $10, and registration is due by June 22. For more information on either visit sama-art.org.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation are inviting artists and craftspeople to submit applications to exhibit their work in the annual “Art of the State.” The exhibit will open to the public on-site at the State Museum Sept. 26 and close Jan. 2.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab will reopen June 12. New exhibits include the world premiere of “Emotions at Play with Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’” based on the award-winning animated film;”Gymlacium” in The Stacks; and “Face Value” in Studio Lab. More information is available at www.pittsburghkids.org.

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 Carnegie Museum of Art’s online exhibition series is featuring “Reign of Winter,” an eight-minute silent animated video initially presented in the 2013 Carnegie International. Rokni Haerizadeh’s film follows the 2011 wedding procession of Kate Middleton and Prince William, replacing live-action components with fantasy forms and anthropomorphic figures.

Touchstone Center for Crafts, 1049 Wharton Furnace Road, Farmington has opened registration for its 2021 workshop season. Early registration is encouraged as class sizes will be limited due to COVID-19 procedures. Applications are also being accepted for scholarships, internships, and artist residency opportunities. More information at touchstonecrafts.org.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and MuseumLab announced a new series of virtual/remote workshops starting this month. More than 100 live classes will explore subjects ranging from science, engineering and math to art processes and outdoor exploration. Each workshop is geared for young people in ages 3-6, ages 7-10 and ages 11-14. Program costs and registration deadlines for all workshops are listed on the museum’s online calendar of events at pittsburghkids.org/calendar. For information, go online to www.pittsburghkids.org/education/workshops.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History exhibit, Dinosaur Armor, is now on open to the public. The exhibit shows examples of how dinosaurs’ drive to survive impacted their evolution. The museum is also offering Wild Wednesdays: Virtual Live Animal Encounters, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The Zoom program is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. For additional information on either program, visit carnegiemnh.org.

Creative Connections are virtual learning tools designed by Trust Arts Education Teaching Artists for learners of all ages. Each lesson is only a few minutes long and uses materials that most people already have on hand. Featuring visual arts, movement, music, and more, users can connect with the arts from wherever they are. Visit the website for the video lessons: trustarts.org/pct_home/education/children-teens/creative-connections.

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.

music/comedy

Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall has announced its summer lineup. Included are the following shows: Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross and Dave Attell (Aug. 27); Paula Poundstone (Sept. 10); Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular (Sept. 16); Justin Hayward – Nights (Sept. 20); Bela Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart (Sept. 21); John Cusak Live/screening of “Say Anything” (Sept. 24); The Allman Betts Band (Sept. 26); Postmodern Jukebox The Grand Reopening Tour (Oct. 8); Christopher Cross (Oct. 10); “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes” (Oct. 15); Three Dog Night (Nov. 4); Uncaged: Untold Stories from the cast of “Tiger King” (Nov. 18); Hot Tuna (Dec. 7). For cost and times, visit librarymusichall.com.

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater, 4070 Middle Road, Allison Park, has announced its summer concert lineup. The free shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Included are: Truth and Rites (June 6); River City Brass (June 13); Pure Gold (June 20); Indigo Girls (June 27); Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (July 4); Moe. (July 11); The Lone Bellow (July 18); Lisa Fischer (July 25); Average White Band (Aug. 1); The Jayhawks (Aug. 8); The Wood Brothers (Aug. 15); Pittsburgh Ballet (Aug. 22); The Spin Doctors (Aug. 29); Allegheny County Music Festival with The Commonheart (Sept. 5).

The Pavilion at Star Lake’s concert season includes: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band (July 15); Chicago (July 21); The Black Crowes (July 28); Jason Aldean (Aug. 13); Maroon 5 (Aug. 25); KISS (Aug. 26); Dave Matthews Band (Aug. 27); Korn and Staind (Sept. 3); The Doobie Brothers (Sept. 4); Chris Stapleton (Sept. 24); Jonas Brothers (Oct. 6); Dierks Bentley (Oct. 16). Times and tickets for the Burgettstown venue are available through livenation.com and ticketmaster.com.

Stage AE, 400 N. Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, will have several concerts this year. Ticket information and times are available at stageaepittsburgh.com. An Evening with Billy Strings (Aug. 11); Louis the Child – Euphoria Tour with Jai Wolf and Evan Giia (Aug. 12); Modest Mouse (Aug. 18); Glass Animals (Sept. 1); Lady A with Carly Pearce (Sept. 5); Sad Summer Fest (Sept. 7); St. Vincent (Sept. 8); The Struts (Sept. 12); Bleachers with Claud (Sept. 14); Beartooth (Sept. 20); Vincentian – Rockin’ on the River (Sept. 25); New Found Glory and Simple Plan (Sept. 28); Mt. Joy and Trampled By Turtles (Oct. 2); Primus (Oct. 5)

TGIS (Thank Goodness It’s Summer) Concert Series at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg is returning. The free live music program runs Thursdays from June 10 to Aug. 19. The lawn area opens at 5 p.m. with music from 6 to 9 p.m. Performances include: Caryn Dixon and JAOH (June 10); Josh Jams & Spencer Allan Patrick (June 17); Byron Nash (June 24); The String Theory (July 1); Gary Pratt & Kate Szaller (July 8); Maria Yezovich w/Jon Zelhart & Aubrey Burchell w/Noah Myers (July 15); Hamilton Ave. (July 22); The Bricks (July 29); Derek Woods Band (Aug. 5); East Coast Turnaround (Aug. 12); Barbara Blue w/ Mark Feiger and Friends (Aug. 19).

Encore Drive-In Nights will present Florida Georgia Line June 12 at Brownsville Drive-In, 6231 National Pike E., Grindstone. The show starts at 8 p.m. and will air at select locations in the US, Canada and Ireland. Special guests are Nelly and Chase Rice. Admission is $74 plus tax per vehicle for up to six people. Tickets are available online.

Blainesburg Bible Church, 104 4th Blvd., is sponsoring an outdoor event June 19, featuring the Steel City Quartet Reunion from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Ignite Teen youth group will be selling food. Lawn chairs are recommended.

The Power of Music’s free concert series is returning to the Cast Iron Amphitheater in Snowden Square in Brownsville. The first show is Sunday, June 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Featured bands are The Allies and Fret Buzz. The afternoon will include food, beverage and craft vendors plus a basket raffle. POM is an affiliate of the Mon Valley Academy for the Arts. EQT is this year’s concert series sponsor.

“A Day of Celtic Music” will be presented by the Garrett County Celtic Festival on Saturday, June 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Friendsville Town Park on the Youghiogheny River. Limited advanced-purchase tickets are required and can be purchased at gccelticfestival.com. No tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Mon Valley Academy for the Arts, 309 Fifth St., Charleroi, is looking for bass drummers in grades 7-12 to join the MVAA Drum/Fife Corps. Call 724-309-0249 for more information.

River City Brass is holding a series of virtual performances from the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. The digital season will offer high-quality audio and video. Performance dates are: “Dancing Through Time,” Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per program, per household, or $150 for all seven performances.

The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg has rescheduled several concerts or comedy specials for the 2021 season. Original tickets are valid for the new date; anyone unable to make the rescheduled date, should contact the box office at boxoffice@wctrust.net or 724-836-8000 for ticketing options. Tickets can be ordered online at www.thepalacetheatre.org. All ticket holders should confirm the new dates with the box office.

Shows in June 2021 include: Clay Walker, Friday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $39.75, $49.75, $69.75 (additional fee per ticket if purchased at the door); Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m. – tickets $49.75, $59.75, $69.75 (additional fee per ticket if purchased at the door); Terry Fator, Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $54, $64, $74, $115; Al Di Meola, Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m. – tickets $49.75, $59.75, floor seating only, VIP package available; Martin Barre performs classic Jethro Tull with original band members Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker, Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. – tickets $49.75, $59.75 (floor seating only)

Shows in July, August and September 2021 include: Fleetwood Mac Mania, Wednesday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $20, $28, $35, $45; Brass Transit – The Musical Legacy of Chicago, Wednesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $35, $40, $45, $65; An Evening with Marie Osmond with symphonic orchestra, Friday, July 23 at 8 p.m. – tickets $79, $99, $109, $125, $150; Happy Together Tour 2020, Friday, July 30 at 8 p.m. – tickets $49.75, $59.75, $69.75 (additional fee on each ticket purchased at the door); The Righteous Brothers, Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. – tickets $50, $63, $73, $95; Ronnie Milsap, Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $39, $49, $59 ($6 additional per ticket day of event); Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute Band, Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $28, $38, $60; Jamey Johnson, Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $50.75, $60.75, $70.75 ($4.25 additional day of show); Amy Grant, Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $48, $58, $68, $98; The Guess Who, Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $48, $58, $68, $118; Tommy James and the Shondells, Sunday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. – tickets $48, $58, $68, $90; Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $43, $48, $53, $58, $68, $75; Martina McBride, Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $69, $89, $109, $135

Shows in October, November and December 2021 include: The Return of Kenny Vance, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. – tickets $48, $58, $68; Little River Band, Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. – tickets $49.75, $59.75, $69.75; Neal McCoy, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. – tickets $33, $38, $43, $65; Chonda Pierce Live In Concert, Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. – tickets $19, $28, $38 and $54 VIP package; The Letterman, Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. – tickets $40, $45, $48, $68; The British Legends (Freddie Mercury, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Elton John), Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $28, $32, $38; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Sunday Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. – tickets $43, $48, $58, $68, $90; Celtic Thunder – Ireland, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. – tickets $49, $65, $75 ($5/$6 additional per ticket day of show)

misc.

Nemacolin Castle, 136 Front St., Brownsville is open for history tours on weekends, starting at 11 a.m. Admission is $15 per person.

Vaganova Academy of Brownsville, 25 Main St., is accepting registrations for a pre-ballet summer camp, slated for July 26, July 28 and July 30. Sessions will be held from noon to 2 p.m. The fee is $50 per student. For more information, e-mail LittleMozartsArt@outlook.com

Amy Humbert, Fallingwater’s school program and outreach manager, is the featured speaker for a “Lunch and Learn” on Tuesday, June 8 about Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The talk will start at noon in Laurelville’s small dining hall. Wednesday is the registration deadline. The fee is $15 per person, includes lunch. E-mail mary@laurelville.org for more information or reservations.

Antiques on the Diamond will return to Ligonier Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The outdoor show/sale will feature about 30 vendors featuring a wide array of antiques, collectibles and retro items, including furniture, apparel, jewelry, housewares, decorative items, linens and clocks. Antiques on the Diamond also will set up again Aug. 28.

Morrell Volunteer Fire Department, 1232 University Dr., Dunbar, will host the third annual Fayette County Bigfoot Symposium June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Speakers begin at 11 a.m. The event will include food and crafts vendors.

Registration is underway for the Brownsville Free Public Library’s summer reading program for infants to children up to 8 years old. The free program is limited to 20 children. The sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in July at the library, located at 100 Seneca St. To register, contact the library at 724-785-7272 or e-mail brpublib@gmail.com.

The Yough River Rally will be held June 4-6 in Connellsville’s Yough River Park. Activities begin at 4 p.m. June 4 and start at 9 a.m. for the next two days. The event includes bands, vendors and micro-breweries. See the Yough River Park Facebook page for more details.

The 18th annual National Road Antiques & Collectibles Yard Sale Festival will be held June 2-6 from dawn to dusk along the National Pike. Call Donna Tauber at 765-987-7565 or Kim Couch at 765-969-7599 for more information. Follow the 800-mile yard sale on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/628213381452740/

Preservation Pittsburgh will present a free virtual lecture about Kennywood Park Thursday. Brenton Asti and William Prince, Pittsburgh natives and Kennywood alumni, are the guest speakers. The one-hour lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at preservationpittsburgh.org.

Bradford House Museum, 175 S. Main St., Washington and Whiskey Rebellion Education and Visitor Center, 184 S. Main St., Washington, are now open Wednesday-Saturday, through Dec. 1. Hours for both are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation presents a lecture from author and transportation engineer Todd Wilson, who will discuss the development of Pittsburgh’s bridges during a talk thisThursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fee is $5. Register online at phlf.org.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village outside Avella has opened its 53rd season, offering a full slate of programming throughout the season, including its annual atlatl competition June 19; the Beast Mode Archery Challenge June 26; an Independence Day celebration July 4; and Archaeology Day Oct. 16. In addition, the insider tours of Meadowcroft Rockshelter will return for the 2021 season. Each program features an in-depth lecture and tour led by James M. Adovasio, who achieved international acclaim with his archaeological excavation of the Rockshelter that began in 1973. Insider tours are scheduled for July 10, Sept. 4, Oct. 10 and Nov. 6.

The Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree at the Old Time Fiddlers Building, Fayette County Fairgrounds, 120 Pechin Road, Dunbar, will not be held June 13, July 18 (the yearly picnic, so times will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and dues must be current to attend for free; cost is $10 for non-members), Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19. There will also be a group jam on July 31 during the Fayette County Fair in the Fiddlers’ building. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. on all dates. There is no admission charge to attend, but there is a $10 fee for those interested in becoming members of the group. A concession stand will be open during the performances. For additional information, call Lynne Ritenour at 724-277-0352.

Three Rivers Art Festival will be held from June 4-13. The format and staging areas have been modified because of the ongoing pandemic. Changes include a location move from Point State Park and Gateway Center in order to control the crowd and permit contract tracing. Virtual programming will be teamed with in-person events with timed entries from noon to 8 p.m. A pop-up stage will be set up along Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Stanwix Street. Dollar Bank’s main stage will be inside the Byham Theater along Sixth Street, with shows live-streamed.

Registration is open for summer camps at the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History for children and teens. Additional information is available at camps.artandnaturalhistory.org.

Kentuck Knob, 723 Kentuck Rd., Chalk Hill, is now open for the season. Guided tours and in-depth house tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian design will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance tickets are required, and can be purchased at kentuckknob.com.

The Carnegie Science Center is continuing its annual Snowball Day celebration. All visitors who make a snowball this winter, save it in their freezer, and bring it to the Science Center on June 20 will pay $5 for general admission tickets for the day. For more information, go online to CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call 412-237-3400.

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