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All Events | Starting Friday, August 16, 2013

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.

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.

Diana Ross
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.

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.

Duquesne University Tamburitzans
Duquesne University Tamburitzans

The Second City - Happily Ever Laughter
America's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, brings its one-of-a-kind "Happily Ever Laughter" tour to Pittsburgh. From the company that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more, comes the next generation of the comedy world's best and brightest in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy and trademark improvisation.

B.E. Taylor
 Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015  Venue: Heinz Hall Time: 7:30 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 Meet & Greet ticket to the event. $75 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event.  Now in it’s 19th year, the B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert  continues to wow audiences throughout the Midwest. B.E. Taylor Christmas is the place where the faithful come year after year to feel the love of Christmas. Inside some of the most revered concert halls in America, B.E. Taylor transforms old favorites through bold interpretations to create new traditions that will live in the heart as long as Christmas is celebrated.

Holiday Doo Wop
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2015  Venue: Heinz Hall  Time: 7:30 PM $90 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. The 14th Annual Pittsburgh Holiday Doo Wop Concert returns to Heinz Hall. Featuring - MARY WILSON of the Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love” Lenny Welch “Since I Fell For You”, “Ebb Tide” The Original Tymes “So Much in Love”, “Wonderful, Wonderful” Shirley Alston Reeves original lead  of  The Shirelles “Soldier Boy”, “Mama Said” Tommy Mara and The Crests “Sixteen Candles”, “Cara Mia” Special guest Johnny Angel and The Halos

  Date: Sunday, December 20, 2015 Venue: Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland Time: 6:00 PM   $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. The distinctive sound of Libera has traveled the world in the last few years. The group's albums have topped both mainstream and classical charts in many countries, and their recordings hold their place in top-tens alongside major artists like Bocelli.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015  Venue: Consol Energy Center Time: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM $100 Donation to WQED includes a thank you gift of 1 ticket to the event. TSO is thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of 'The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve'! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled 'Letters From the Labyrinth' this winter!   Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O'Neill. TSO has sold more than 9 million concert tickets and over 8 million albums. The band's musical style incorporates classical, orchestral, symphonic, and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.