FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Friday, August 31, 2012
Alan Irvine directs FREE outdoor performances of Shakespeare's The The Tempest is a revenge play – but also about family, and, of course, romance – with comical results. PSIP serves up rough-and-tumble, contemporary Shakespeare plays using the parks' environs as the set and the audience as part of the action. Bring a blanket and be prepared as the show must go on in any kind of weather.
09/01/2012 - 09/23/2012
09/08 - 2:00 pm
09/09 - 2:00 pm
09/15 - 2:00 pm
09/16 - 2:00 pm
09/22 - 2:00 pm
09/23 - 2:00 pm
Location: Frick Park, Beechwood Blvd. at Nicholson St., Pittsburgh, PA
David Harrison, piano
Pianist David Harrison plays favorite piano classics spanning nearly 200 years of great music.
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Steinway Piano Gallery, 445 S. Main St., Pittsburgh, PA
Music Under the Stars
Maestro André Raphel and the Wheeling Symphony with master trumpeter Rodney Mack present these annual free outdoor concerts: Sunday at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheatre in Oglebay Park in Wheeling, and Monday at McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown, WV.
09/02 - 7:30 pm
09/03 - 6:00 pm
Location: see description
Jersey Boys is "Working Its Way Back" to Pittsburgh! It's the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. Watch how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history with such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You."
09/04/2012 - 09/21/2012
Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Music of Golijov and Ljova
Klezmer and gypsy inspired works including Asha, Love Potion, and Expired by Ljova (Lev Zhurbin), then The Dreams and Prayers of Issac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov. Free admission. Donations welcome. Cash bar.
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Bar Marco, 2216 Penn Ave., Pitttsburgh, PA
August: Osage County
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts' August: Osage County is a wild ride that tells the story of the Westons, a hysterical yet horrifically dysfunctional clan that comes together at their Oklahoma home when the patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm. Directed by John Shepard.
09/06/2012 - 09/23/2012
Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
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River City Swing Band
The Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership's Farmers Maket Lunchtime Concert Series presents the River City Swing Band complete with a swing dance duo.
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA
First Fridays: Ancient Future
The music of Ancient Future is an exhilarating fusion of exciting rhythms and exotic sounds featuring virtuoso musicians from around the globe. Their music combines contemporary jazz and rock with the irresistible rhythms of Africa, Bali, India, the Middle East and South America, the rich harmonies of European classical music, and the melodic knowledge of the whole world.
Time: 7:00 pm
7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA
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A Fair in the Park
Over 100 regional and national American contemporary craft artists exhibit clay, textile, jewelry, metal, glass, wood and mised media works of art. Featuring creaft demonstrations, live music, performance art, kid's activities, and a variety of foods.
09/07/2012 - 09/09/2012
Location: Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
The Dukes of Dixieland
The best of traditional Dixieland jazz woven together pop. gospel and country. Bright, brassy and smooth, with more than 38 years of tradition behind them, the Dukes bring a time-honoredauthenticity to all of the hits of Dixie's yesteryear. "The audience is really in love with you."–Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops Orchestra.
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: University Union, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA