FM Cultural Calendar | Starting Monday, August 18, 2014
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.
08/19/2014 - 08/23/2014
Location: Johnstown Flood Museum, 304 Washington St. Johnstown, PA
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.
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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.
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Indiana Senior High School, 450 N 5th St, Indiana, PA
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.
08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014
08/23 - 10 am – 7 pm
08/24 - 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Walnut St, Pittsburgh, PA
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.
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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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.
Time: 2:00 pm
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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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.
08/24/2014 - 09/28/2014
Location: Off the Wall Theater, 25 W Main St, Carnegie, PA
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.
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Trinity Cathedral, 322 Sixth Av, Pittsburgh, PA