All Events | Starting Thursday, August 15, 2013
Brass in Crafton Park
The Allegheny Brass Band performs in Crafton Park.
Three Rivers Storytelling Festival
This free two-day storytelling festival will feature national storytellers Beth Horner, Bil Lepp, and Randel McGee along with some of Western Pennsylvania’s best local tellers. There will be storytelling for all ages including adults, day and evening concerts, ghost stories, a Liar's Contest, workshops and a lunch for seniors
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Under the Stars
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre performs as part of the free Allegheny County Summer Concert Series. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for an evening featuring Mark Morris' "Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes" and Dwight Rhoden's "Step Touch." Before the performance, PBT offers a variety of free, family activities and a ticketed barbecue dinner under the PBT tent starting at 5 pm. Info at www.pbt.org or call Shayne: 412-454-9137.
The one and only Diana Ross will be making summer nights red hot as legendary icon performs her greatest hits in a spectacular live show with breathtaking costumes and stage designs.
Box Heart Gallery presents a series of large-scale oil portraits by Sonja Sweterlitsch of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Julia Erickson. A CMU-trained curator for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Sweterlich had her debut exhibition last fall -- a collection of portraits of Pittsburgh women titled "Beautiful Dreamers." A free public reception with the artist and her subject will be held on Sat., Aug. 24th, 5-8 pm.
The Moth Mainstage
New York City storytelling sensation, The Moth Mainstage, makes its Cultural District debut presented by the Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. The theme is "On Point: Stories of Balancing Acts." Consistently a sell-out, each Mainstage show features five storytellers, a local musician to act as timekeeper, and a charismatic host -- in this case, comedian Dan Kennedy, author of "American Spirit," described as "an amusing guy-version of an Eat, Pray, Love odyssey." Storytellers will include David Newell, best known as "Mr. McFeely" on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.