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FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, September 10, 2012

Pittsburgh Chamber Players
The Pittsburgh Chamber Players features cellist Mikhail Istomin, violinist Jennfer Orchard, and PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, et al. Repertoire includes Ginastera's Impressiones de la Puna for flute & string quartet, Reza Vali's Folk Songs #9 for flute & cello, Brahms' Piano Quintet, and a mystery piece. Free admission and post-concert reception.
09/10/2012
Time: 8:00 pm
4905 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean
Free admission. This play features the potent power of Aunt Ester, August Wilson's gatekeeper to spiritual matters, and the hearts of the Hill residents she loves. When Aunt Ester opens her home to the troubled Citizen Bartow, a recent migrant from the rural South, a battle ensues not only within Citizen, who begs Aunt Ester to "wash his soul," but also between Citizen & Caesar Wilkes, a stern man of the law, threatened by Citizen's independence and defiance of his authority.. Mark Clayton Southers directs.
09/11/2012 - 10/09/2012
09/11 - 7:00 pm
09/18 - 7:00 pm
10/02 - 7:00 pm
10/09 - 7:00 pm

Location: August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Glue Factory Project: The Life & Death Of Little Finn
The Life & Death Of Little Finn is an adult dance/theater puppet production (for adults 18+) created in collaboration with acclaimed choreographer & designer Marina Harris. Three consummate performers, six puppets, original animation, & other numerous moving parts, all combine to tell the story of an ordinary, little man, made of clay and wood struggling with love & life's fickle tango.
09/12/2012 - 09/16/2012
09/14 - 10:00 pm
09/15 - 10:00 pm
09/16 - 6:00 pm
09/16 - 8:00 pm

Location: Children's Museum, Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA
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Dixie's Tupperware Party
Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm! Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol' fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. You'll burp with laughter.
09/13/2012 - 10/14/2012
CLO Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Riders to the Sea & Lizbeth
Witness "Riders To The Sea," both as Synge's play and Vaughan Williams' opera, along with Thomas Albert's "Lisbeth." Gregory Lehane directs. Andres Cladera conducts. Casts include--Riders play: Laurie Klatscher, Tressa Glover DiGiulio, and Sean Lenhart; Riders opera: Mary Beth Sederburg, Gail Novak, Leah Dyer and Sean Lenhart. Lizbeth: Anna Singer, Jillian Marini, Erica Olden, Gail Novak, Daphne Alderson and Raymond Blackwell.
09/14/2012 - 09/22/2012
09/14 - 8:00 pm
09/15 - 8:00 pm
09/16 - 7:00 pm
09/20 - 8:00 pm
09/21 - 8:00 pm
09/22 - 8:00 pm

Location: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Moll Flanders
Smithfield Street Theatre presents Moll Flanders, a play inspired by the Daniel Defoe novel, adapted by Artistic Director Sean Michael O’Donnell.  Performances are Fridays & Saturdays.
09/14/2012 - 09/22/2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Smithfield United Church of Christ, 620 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, PA


Year of the Dragon Gala - Lang Lang
Piano superstar Lang Lang performs with the PSO as part of an envening that includes a cocktail hour, performance, and dinner at Heinz Hall.  2012 is Year of the Dragon, and Lang Lang will play selections from his album of Chinese music, Dragon Songs, as well as the Liszt Piano Concerto #1.
09/15/2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Scaife Galleries Reopening
Reorganized by Louise Lippincott, CMOA's Scaife galleries highlight the museum's strengths in Impressionism, sculpture, Realism, and Aestheticism, providing a much more cohesive view of how art history has changed over time. New interpretive texts provide a deeper context and understanding of art and life from 1860 to 1920.
09/15/2012 - 09/30/2012
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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'Celebrating 20 Years of Opera' Gala
Johnstown's party of the season celebrates 20 years. An evening of gorgeous operatic music, gourmet dining, and an auction continues a tradition launched by Frank Pasquerilla and continued by maestro Istvan Jaray, the JSO, and young opera stars. Details online.
09/15/2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Rd., Johnstown, PA
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Greensburg Art Center Juried Exhibit
"Best of the Bunch," a diverse exhibit of 2- and 3-dimensional media juried by Joy Borelli-Edwards.  Free.
09/15/2012 - 10/26/2012

Location: GAC Rowe Gallery, Todd School Road, Greensburg


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