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WQED Cultural Calendar

Monty Python's Spamalot
Date(s): 07/29/2014 - 08/03/2014
Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." This hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table features the show-stopping musical numbers "The Song That Goes Like This" and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life!"
Presenter: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
Benedum Center, 230 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Concert 4 - Drunken Moon
Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/02/2014
In Kieren MacMillan's Drunken Moon, a heartsick woman in a late-night dive thinks she's met the man of her dreams – only to discover that the river of love can be a dangerous place to swim. With soprano Lindsay Kesselman as She and baritone Timothy Jones as He, directed by Kevin Noe. The program also features Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire.
Presenter: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
08/01 - 8:00 pm
08/02 - 8:00 pm
City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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21+ Night: The Sounds of Science
Date(s): 08/01/2014 Time: 6-10 PM
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians demonstrate their instruments during this adults-only evening. Learn about the science of sound, craft a harmonica, pose with a Mozart cut-out, compete in musical trivia, and much more.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
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Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival
Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/03/2014
Blues, funk, country, bluegrass, soul and rock musicians including Boz Scaggs, Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Dumpstaphunk and others perform on three stages.
Presenter: Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Location: Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., Johnstown, PA
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Xiayin Wang
Date(s): 08/02/2014 Time: 7:30 pm
Experience a buffet of musical favorites with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Christian Capocaccia and pianist Xiayin Wang. With selections from John Williams, Ravel, Rossini and more, "Triple Play" offers something for everyone during a unique concert experience featuring three 30-minute sets with two 10-minute intermissions.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Carnegie Brass
Date(s): 08/03/2014 Time: 10:30 am
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.
Presenter: Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Mellon Park, Fifth & Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Tamara
Date(s): 08/05/2014 - 09/14/2014
It's 1927. You're in the great home of Gabriele d'Annunzio, the Italian poet who inspired Mussolini's brand of Fascism. Tamara de Lempicka is due to arrive, the iconic Polish artist. You're offered a glass of champagne. And it begins: you meet 10 characters, each fascinating, each with secrets. The barrier between spectator and actor is dissolved. TAMARA has been described like an elaborate movie set, with each audience member poised as a camera.
Presenter: Quantum Theatre
Location: Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Av, Pittsburgh, PA
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