All Events | Starting Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ballet Under the Stars - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
PBT's annual Ballet Under the Stars offers a sneak peek at its 2014-2015 Season opener, "The Sleeping Beauty." A reprise of 2013-2014 season highlights includes bravura dancing from the classic “Don Quixote” and an encore performance of Viktor Plotnikov’s contemporary ballet, “In Your Eyes,” which PBT premiered in March. Pre-performance activities on the lawn for children and families begin at 5:00 pm.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Christopher Durang's comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike follows the story of three siblings. Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors are swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape.
Paul Jacobs, organ
Westminster's Music & Arts Series presents concert organist Paul Jacobs in a return to the sanctuary where he performed the complete organ works of J. S. Bach in at age 23 to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. A native of Washington, PA, Jacobs is chair of the organ department at the Juilliard School of Music.
Gene Kelly Birthday Celebration
This pay-what-you-can event — celebrating Kelly's 102nd birthday — features complimentary cake, ice cream, and a screening of the award-winning 1952 film Singin’in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. Period costumes with umbrellas encouraged.
Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street
The 17th Annual Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce features 200 artists from 30 different states and live music.
An Evening with Edward Parks
New York opera sensation Edward Parks comes home to Indiana, PA to share an evening of song. Proceeds benefit the Indian County Competition for Young Musicians.
Pittsburgh Brass Project
This chamber ensemble of River City Brass members will perform Haines: Toccata, Blacher: Divertimento, Pilss: Sonata, Eccles: Sonata, Poulenc: Trio, Bernstein: Brass Music, and more.
World Kaleidoscope presents Geese in the Bog
Geese in the Bog are four musicians who collectively have decades of experience playing in the true Irish tradition on button accordion, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar. Free admission.
Pittsburgh New Works Festival
The festival presents 18 new one-act plays begins with staged readings on Aug. 24 & 31st, then four weeks of staged triple-bills. Visit web site for details.