“A Christmas Story,” based on Jean Shepherd’s novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” and the beloved 1983 film, is being staged by Pittsburgh Public Theater at the O’Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh through Friday, Dec. 23. Information on performance dates and times is available at www.ppt.org or by phone at 412-316-1600.
“The Nutcracker” will be performed by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre from Friday, Dec. 9 through Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. PBT is also offering a number of “The Nutcracker”-themed programs for children from Sunday, Nov. 20 through Tuesday, Dec. 27. For performance tickets or additional information on the programs, visit pbt.org.
“The Polar Express 3D” is showing at the Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema from Friday, Nov. 25 through Dec. 30 on select dates. Tickets will be sold up to four weeks in advance. Visit carnegiesciencecenter.org for more information.
“Hairspray,” a musical celebration of the 60s, hits the stage at The Benedum Center in Pittsburgh with performances running from Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 8. For tickets or performances times, visit trustarts.org.
“Dragons and Mythical Beasts,” a family-friend show for all ages, comes to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Tickets are available at trustarts.org.
“Llama Llama – Live!” comes to the stage at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Jan. 14 with shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The 60-minute show is recommended for children ages 3 and up. Tickets are available at trustarts.org.
“Dancing with the Stars: Live!” brings the hit television show’s ballroom dancing pros live to perform at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. “The Bachelorette’s” Gabby Windey will be a special guest star in the show. For tickets, visit trustarts.org.
Liberty Magic in Pittsburgh has added several shows to dazzle and amaze. Performances for the 2022-23 season include: Ran’D Shine in “Evidence of Things Unseen” from Dec. 7-30; Steve Valentine in “Life and Other Deceptions” from Jan. 4 through Feb. 12; Noah Sonnie in “Trust No One” from March 1-April 9; Lucy Darling in “Indulgence” from May 3-June 11 and Jimmy Ichihana in “The Cards” from July 5-Aug. 13. Performances run Wednesday through Sundays weekly. For more information, visit trustarts.org.
“American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum” will be exhibited at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze through Sunday, Jan. 8. A first for the Frick, this exhibit, organized by the American Folk Art Museum in New York, examines the continuum of self-taught art across time and place, from the founding of the United States to the present. For additional information, go online to thefrickpittsburgh.org.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art exhibit “Forest of Symbols” is running through February. The installation of five paintings for the exhibit shows the symbolism movement’s influence as it developed in this country from the early to mid-20th century. “Forest of Symbols” is on view in the Robertshaw Gallery in the museum at 221 North Main Street, Greensburg Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
“Andy Warhol’s Social Network: ‘Interview,’ Television and Portraits” is now open at the Andy Warhol Museum. The exhibit runs through Feb. 20 looks at the cross-section between Warhol’s longest running project, Interview magazine, his portrait commissions and his ventures in television with “Fashion,” “Warhol TV” and “Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes.” A free public opening celebration is planned for opening day starting at 8 p.m. Reservations are required at warhol.org.
The 27th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts will be held at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley through Feb. 5. The exhibition features work by artists from 19 southwestern counties of Pennsylvania in a variety of media. SAMA will host an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. The reception is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the museum at 724-238-6015.
The Duncan & Miller Glass Museum, 100 Ridge Avenue, Washington, 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.
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.
MUSIC & COMEDY
Singer Judy Collins comes to the Byham Theater for her show, “An Evening with Judy Collins” on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. The date is a rescheduled performance from October. For tickets, visit trustarts.org.
Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti, a 2016 “America’s Got Talent” alum, will perform in concert at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Friday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at thepalacetheatre.org, with a special meet-and-greet opportunity available for purchase separately.
The New York Bee Gees are set to disco out at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at thepalacetheatre.org.
Get the Led Out, a Led Zeppelin cover band, is giving performances on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Performances are at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets are available at thepalacetheatre.org.
Trust Cabaret at the O’Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh has a number of artists slated to perform during its 2022-23 season. Shows, all slated for Mondays, include LaChanze on Feb. 6, Carole J. Bufford on March 27 and Norm Lewis on May 8. For more information, visit trustarts.org.
The Train Gang of Washington County PA will be operating its Christmas model train display in Washington Crown Center Mall, 1500 W. Chestnut Street, Washington. Hoursare Wednesdays through Saturdays from 2 until 7 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m., and Christmas Eve from 1 to 4 p.m. Hours are similar until Dec. 30, then closed until Jan. 14. Admission is free; donations are welcomed and passed along to local charities.
Carnegie Science Center’s holiday camps for children aged 6 to 11 will be offered from Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Dec. 30. The camps will explore the universe, robotics, space exploration, 3D modeling, gravity and more. Select camps will highlight experiences from the Science Center’s brand-new, 7,400 square-foot exhibit, “Mars: The Next Giant Leap,” which will open in November. Registration is open at carnegiesciencecenter.org through Wednesday, Dec. 21. Information is also available at 412-237-3400.
Historic Hanna’s Town will host a Holiday Family Day on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate winter and the holiday season. Activities include crafts, history-themed story time and self-guided walking tours of holiday history at the site at 809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg. All the activities are included with the regular admission price to Historic Hanna’s Town, which is free for Westmoreland Historical Society members and children 5 and under, $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students through grade 12.
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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