Looking for fun on these hot August nights? Behold the weekend calendar with plenty of suggestions.
Bone's Pub, New Brighton, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Kush, classic, no cover.
Conway Community Days, Conway, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Sidewinder, no cover.
Kendrew's Lounge, Aliquippa, 9 p.m. Aug. 4, Gone South, Southern rock, $3.Â
Luanne's Route 68, Industry, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Shame with opening band, no cover.
Venue at Harmony Ridge, Harmony Township, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Lobotomy, no cover.
Shakespeare's Restaurant & Pub, North Sewickley Township,7 p.m. Aug. 3, Chris Denem, classic, Neil Diamond tribute, no cover; 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Mark Scheuring, no cover.
RHYTHM & BLUES
Clarks, Moon Township, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Groove Doctors, no cover.
Wooley Bullys, New Brighton, 10 p.m. Aug. 3, Jill West & the Blues Attack, no cover.
Kendrew's Lounge, Aliquippa, 9 p.m. Aug. 3, Stonehorse, $3.
Baden American Legion, Baden, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Bobby Edmond, oldies and shag, $2 for non-members.
Corner Grill, New Brighton, 9 p.m. Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, Brian & Book, no cover; 5 p.m. Aug. 5, Doc, oldies, no cover.Â Â
Long Branch Saloon, New Brighton, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 3, and Aug. 4,Â Dustin, no cover.
Marion Hill Grill, New Brighton, 9 p.m. Aug. 4, Jason, no cover.
19th Hole, Chippewa Township, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Boz, no cover.
Venue at Harmony Ridge, Harmony Township, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, disc jockey, no cover.
Luanne's Route 68, Industry, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 3, King of Karaoke, no cover.
Ballroom, 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4, New Brighton SOI. Music by Denny Pasz. $8. Singles welcome.
Line, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 7, New Brighton SOI. $2.
Ballroom, Latin and swing, 8 p.m. Aug. 5,Â Coraopolis VFW, Fifth Avenue and Mulberry Street. Music by Eric Noltkamper. $8.
Singles, 8 p.m. to midnight, Aug. 4, West View VFW, Post 2754, 386 Perry Highway, West View. Pirates/Steelers party. $8. Lesson at 7:30 p.m. (724) 316-5029 or www.dancetonight.weebly.com.Â Â
The Improv at the Waterfront at Homestead, Chris Porter,Â 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 3; 7 and 9 p.m. Aug. 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 5. $17 to $20.
Bill Cosby, 8 p.m. Sept. 27, Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. $55 to $200, benefits cancer research at Magee ;Women's Research Institute. Information: www.mwrif.org/384.
Craig Ferguson, 8 p.m. Oct. 10, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $38 to $54.
Kevin Hart, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. $69.50 to $125.
Jeff Garlin, 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Rex Theater, Pittsburgh. $30.
COMMUNITY, BENEFIT AND CLASSICAL CONCERTS
The Granati Brothers, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at Market Square Place in downtown Pittsburgh. Free. Opening acts include nationally touring rock artist Danielle Barbe at 5 p.m. Free.
Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 37th Street Park, Beaver Falls, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. Should it rain, concert will be in the Beaver County Christian School gym behind the park. Free. (724) 847-2808, ext. 217.Â
Betty Douglas & Friends, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, E.B. McNitt Apartments, New Brighton. Sponsored by the New Brighton Business District Authority. Free. Bring chairs or blankets.
Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center presents the Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7, at the J.P. GiustiÂ Amphitheater on the Center Township campus. Free. Drew Fennell of the River City Brass will be guest conductor and performer, leading the ensemble in a performance of his "Hometown Miniatures," and perform solo on Sammy Nestico's "Portrait of a Trumpet". Event hotline at (724) 773-3600 or beaver.psu.edu/Brodhead.
Brett Williams, 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Katz Plaza, Seventh Street and Penn Avenue, downtown Pittsburgh. Free. Presented by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Should it rain, concert moves to the Backstage Bar at Theater Square.
Rendition, an oldies band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in front of the Harmony Inn, Mercer Street, Harmony. Free. Bring chairs.Â (724) 452-6220.
Bob Ford & Band with opening acts, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at Henle Park in Leetsdale. Free admission. Concession sales benefit the Leetsdale 4th of July Committee.Â
Il Divo, classical crossover quartet, 8 p.m. Aug 6, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. $57.50 to $129.50. (412) 392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org.
Pat Metheny Unity Band with Chris Potter, Antonio and Ben Williams, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Nicholson Center Lawn, Robert Morris University, Moon Township. Presented with Manchester Craftsmen's Guild. Tickets: general admission, $20; premium $40; students, $10. (412) 322-0800. Rain location at Moon Area High School auditorium.
Pittsburgh Doo Wop Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Cumberland Woods Village on the UMPC Passavant Campus, 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, Allison Park. Tickets: in advance, $21; at door, $26.Â (412) 394-3353 or www.ProArtsTickets.com.
Survivor the rock band famed for "Eye of the Tiger" reunited with singer Jimi Jamison, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 in the gardens at Old Economy Village, Ambridge. Local band Bishop Clay opens at 7:30 p.m. Gate opens at 6 p.m. Tickets: gold circle, $50; general admission, $30. (724) 266-4500 or www.showclix.com.
Hillbilly Way, featuring six members of the former PovertyNeck Hillbillies joined by guest fiddle player John Parrendo of Blackhawk, Aug. 25, Consol Energy Park, Washington, Pa. Music starts at 4:30 p.m. and includes the Steve Smith Band, Ruff Creek, Chippewa Township's Vanessa Campagna and the Lost Trailers. $24.95 and $34.95. Ticketmaster.com or (724) 250-9555.
Tambura band Garavuse, a six-member Croatian female band with vocalist Zeljko Loncaric and violinist Antun Nikolic, 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Aliquippa Croatian Center, 2365 Concord St. Admission: $10. Ala carte food available from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets: (724) 601-4831 or (724) 462-1517.
Heart Strings concert featuring the North American premiere of Paul McCartney's "Nova" orchestral adaptation performed by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members, Sept. 7 at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. McCartney wrote "Nova" for his late wife Linda. Also includes a McCartney pop medley. Presented by the Rock the Heart Foundation to benefit pediatric cardiac research. McCartney will not be present. Tickets: $25 to $175. VIP ticket for $175 includes post-performance reception and chance to bid on two Hofner-bass guitars signed by McCartney. (412) 392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
Bluegrass and old-time music festival, Sept. 8 on two stages in Harmony's historical district. Starts at 11 a.m. with headliner Dry Branch Fire Squad; ends with their second set at 8:30 p.m. Features Allegheny Drifters, Midnight Drive, Hollow String Band and the Starlite All Star Bluegrass Band. Admission: adults, $20; children, $10. Bring chairs or blankets. Benefits Harmony parks/trails. www.concertsinharmony.com.
Savannah Jack, Nashville band featuring former Chippewa resident Don Gatlin, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. Benefits the Homemaker-Home Health Aide Service of Beaver County. Reserved seats, $25, available at (724) 643-9004Â or lppac.org. VIP reception at 6 p.m. in atrium, $50, available at (724) 774-4002.
"Glee" star Matthew Morrison performs Broadway hits with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops, at 2:30 and 8 p.m. Sept. 29 and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. Subscriptions available now from $117.25 to $652.75; single tickets available at a later date. (412) 392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. $40 to $125. (412) 392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.Â
B.E.Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Beaver Falls Middle School. $30. Benefits Tiger Pause Youth Organization. (724) 581-7673 or www.tigerpauseconcert.eventbrite.com.
NATIONALLY TOURING CONCERT ACTS
Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4, First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. $39.50 to $71.50 for pavilion; $32 for lawn.
Billy Ocean, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Riverfront Amphitheater, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh. Free.
Rufus Wainwright, 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall. $39.50 and $49.50.
Big Time Rush, 7 p.m., Aug. 5, First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. $20 to $69.50.
Spryo Gyra, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5 Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, Hampton Township. Free.
311, 7 p.m. Aug. 7, Stage AE outdoors, Pittsburgh. $43.
Strung Out, 7 p.m.Â Aug. 7, Altar Bar, Pittsburgh. $18 and $20.
Jackson Browne, 8 p.m. Aug. 8, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $65 to $85.
Attack Attack!, We Came as Romans and more, 3:15 p.m. Aug. 9, Stage AE outdoors, Pittsburgh. $23.50 and $27.
Boston, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Stage AE outdoors, Pittsburgh. $43.
Kansas, 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall. $35 and $45 with $60 gold circle.
Old Crow Medicine Show and Lumineers, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Stage AE indoors, Pittsburgh. $35.
American Idols Live!, 7 p.m. Aug. 14, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. $40.70 to $76.95.
Five Finger Death Punch and Killswitch Engage, 5 p.m. Aug. 14, Stage AE outdoors, Pittsburgh. $38 and $40.
Def Leppard and Poison, 7 p.m. Aug. 14, First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. $39 to $149.50.
Tesla, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. $25 and $27.
Jason Aldean, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. $25.50 for lawn; reserved seats, $54.75.
Hot Chelle Rae, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. $20 and $23.
My Morning Jacket, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Stage AE outdoors, Pittsburgh. $38 and $41.
Jane's Addiction, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. $42.50 and $45.
Survivor, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Old Economy Village, Ambridge. $30 general admission; $50 gold circle. showclix.com.
Duran Duran, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Stage AE outdoors, Pittsburgh. $49.
Evanescence and Chevelle, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Stage AE outdoors. $35.
Train, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Stage AE, In advance, $36.50; day of show, $38.
The Turtles, Micky Dolenz, the Grass Roots, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall. $35 to $69.50.
Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 31, First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. $25 to $85.
Rascal Flatts, 7 p.m. Sept. 1, First Niagara Pavilion. $33.50 to $75.50.
Kiss and Motley Crue, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown. $48.50 to $185.
Hall & Oates, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Stage AE outdoors, Pittsburgh. $25 to $95.
Steve Vai, 8 p.m. Sept. 6, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $35 to $40.
Rush, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. $46 to $96.
Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis, 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $28 to $58.
Don Williams, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown. $56.45 to $76.90.
Eric Church, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh.Â $47.85 and $58.05.
Barry Manilow, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. $19.74 to $142.
Metric, 8 p.m. Sept. 18, Stage AE. $28.50 and $30.
Dropkick Murphys, 8 p.m. Sept. 19, Stage AE indoors, Pittsburgh. $26.50.
Kenny Vance & the Planotones, 8 p.m. Sept. 27, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $35 to$65.Â
Blondie, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $49.50 to $75.
Engelbert Humperdinck, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $45 to $85.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh. $51.65 to $117.95.
Fiona Apple, 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Stage AE indoors, Pittsburgh. $35 and $37.
Morrissey, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. $43.75 to $83.75.
Queen Latifah, 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. $49.50 to $149.50.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Oct. 27, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. Ticket information not announced.
Asia, 8 p.m. Oct. 31, Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, Munhall. $35, $45, $60.
Madonna, 8 p.m. Nov. 6, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. Sold out.
Passion Pit, 8 p.m. Nov. 6, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. $27 and $29.
Vince Gill and Kix Brooks, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Pepsi Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown. $107.60 to $134.20.
The Who, Nov. 11, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. $50.10 to $142.
K.C. & the Sunshine Band, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $45 to $85.
B.B. King, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. $55 and $65.
Justin Bieber, 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. Sold out.
Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, Munhall. $56 and $76.
Carrie Underwood, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. $53.95 to $74.40.
Clint Black, 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Palace Theatre, Greensburg. $45 to $85.
THEATER & DANCE SHOWS
"Come Blow Your Horn" presented by Comtra Theatre Players through Aug. 11 at the theater on Route 19 in Cranberry Township. Performances at 7:30 Friday and Saturday evenings.Â Box office opens at 6:45 p.m. Reservations at (724) 773-9896 or www.comtraplayers.com.
Jazz Dance World Festival, 8 p.m.Â Aug. 3 andÂ 4 at the Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. Presented by Giordano Dance Chicago and Point Park University. Performance schedule varies both evenings. Tickets: $45. Schedule and tickets available online at trustarts.org. or by calling, (412) 456-6666. Pre-show International Choreography Competition each evening at 6:30 p.m.
Chekov Celebration presented by the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical TheatreÂ through Aug. 26 at the Charity Randall and Henry Heymann theatres, both located in the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. "Three Sisters" through Aug. 26 at the Heymann Theatre; "Ivanov," through Aug. 25Â in the Randall Theatre. Short programs: "After Chekov," Aug. 10 to 26, and Funny Chekhov, Aug. 17 to Aug. 25.Â Tickets: adults, $25 or $48; student, 25 and younger with ID, $20; seniors $38 previews, $44 regular run. (412) 561-6000.
"The Addams Family" through Aug. 12 at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays. $22 to $71. (412) 456-6666 or trustarts.org.
"Over the Tavern" presented by the Red Barn Players, at 8 p.m.Â Aug. 10 and 11, Aug. 16 to 18Â and Aug. 22 to 25 at the theater, Route 288, Franklin Township. $12. Reservations at (724) 773-7150 or www.RedBarnPlayers.com.
BalletÂ Under the Stars presented by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Hartwood Acres Amphitheater, Hampton Township. Free. Family activities including ballerina dress-up station begin at 5 p.m. www.pittsburghballet.org.Â
How to Train Your Dragon live spectacular, Aug. 23 to 26 at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh. Features 23 dragons, Viking warriors, circus artists and acrobats. $19.50 to $129.50.Â Aug. 22 performance cancelled; ticketholders for Aug. 22 should contact Ticketmaster customer service at (800) 653-8000. To buy tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.
"Overboard" dinner-theater presented by 34 West Theater Company, Sept. 19 to 21 and Oct. 25 to 27 at Das Dutch Village Inn, Route 14, Columbiana, Ohio. Evening shows, meal at 7 p.m. followed by show; matinees, meal at noon, followed by show. Tickets: $40; matinee, $35. (866) 482-5050.
"Jersey Boys" Sept. 4 through 23 at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; at 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays.Â $29 to $143.25. (412) 456-4800 or www.trustarts.org.
"Mary Poppins" presented by PNC Broadway Across America, Oct. 16 through Oct. 21 at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; at 8 p.m. Friday; at 1 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $20 to $125. (412) 456-4800 or TrustArts.org.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Wampum Homecoming Celebration sponsored by the Wampum Area Business Association, Aug. 3 to 5.Â Aug. 3: 6 p.m. car cruise; Aug. 4: 6 p.m. social hour and registration; 7 p.m. dinner at Sons of Italy Club, Ellwood City, tickets, $25 at (724) 535-4297. Aug. 5: Ducky River Race at Wampum Bridge, finishes at 288 Bridge St., $5 per duck, benefits Wampum Fire Department building fund; 7 p.m. Allegheny Drifters on lawn of Olde Main. Bring chair or blanket.Â (724) 535-8866. Â
North Fayette Township Community Days, Aug. 3 and 4, Donaldson Community Park. Aug. 3:Â 6 p.m. skydivers; 7 p.m. Joe Grushecky; 9 p.m. Donnie Iris. Aug. 4: 9 a.m. 5K road race; 2-mile family walk or 2-mile kids' run; adults, $8; children, $3; 5 to 11 p.m festivities include West Hills Symphonic Orchestra and Sweaty Betty blues band, pony rides, petting zoo, mascot race, fireworks at 10 p.m. (412) 788-4888 orÂ (724) 693-3118 and online at www.north-fayette.com.
Rusyn Food Festival, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4 at St. John Orthodox Parish Center, Fifth Street and Elm Road, Ambridge. Features Carpatho-Rusyn food, dance, demonstrations, displays. Free admission. (412) 749-0675.
Conway Community Day, noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 Conway Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 900 Gross St. Food, entertainment, live broadcast on BOB-FM (96.9) from 6 to 8 p.m., games, kids' rides, fireworks at 10 p.m. Free. (724) 869-5550.
Hopewell Township Amateur Barbeque and Blues Fest, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 at Hopewell Community Park, 2500 Laird Drive. Contestants will present entries at 2 p.m. for judging; awards presented at 3 p.m.; cash prizes. Music, food, activities. Free. (724) 462-6236 or www.hopewelltwp.com.Â Â
Patterson Heights Community Day, 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 5 at Patterson Heights playground, 600 Seventh Ave.Â Video karaoke, face painting, balloon artist, park re-dedication at 6:45 p.m., Monaca Cornet Band and ice cream at 7 p.m., kids' movie at 9 p.m. Free. (724) 846-0677.
Lake Arthur Regatta, Aug. 4 and 5, Moraine State Park, Portersville. Helicopter rides both days; Allegheny Brass Band at 8 p.m. Aug. 4; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 4; Puddle Duck Race, 10 a.m. Aug. 5. Also, boat races, bicycle rodeo, Lego building contest, crafts, paddle boarding demonstrations. Free admission. (724) 234-4619.
San Rocco Festa, beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 through 12 at Lefty Cepull Field, Aliquippa. Nightly entertainment, food, game booth, fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Aug. 11; kids activities, 11 a.m. Aug. 12 procession; 10:30 p.m. Aug. 12, traditional babydoll dance; free bus service and parking from St. Elijah Serbian Church on Main Street. Complete schedule at www.sanrocco.org. Admission: adults, $1 per night; children 12 and younger, free. Volunteers welcome. (724) 252-7732.
Vicary Day at the Mansion, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Ave., Freedom. Historical crafters, tours, costumed docents. Donations accepted. (724) 775-1848.
Larry Bruno Foundation Hall of AchievementÂ grand opening, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Â Aug. 4 on the second floor of Carnegie Free Library, Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls. Features civic and sports achievements in the Beaver Falls area including MVP edition of Super Bowl XL Opus book donated by Joe Namath and more. Regular hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (412) 375-0300, ext. 111.
Little Beaver Historical Society's four museums in Darlington - Greersburg Academy, atÂ 710 Market St. and the Little Beaver Museum, the McCoy Log Cabin and the McCarl Industrial and Agricultural Museum, all at 803 Plum St., are open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays through September,Â except McCarl Industrial from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Tours welcome. Free. Information: (724) 843-4361 or (724) 336-6685.Â
"Faces and Places: Photographs of Economy" featuring late 19th and early 20th photographs of local area, Old Economy Village, 270 16th St., Ambridge. Continues until summer 2013. Guided tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. Admission: adults, $10; senior citizens, $9; youth, ages 3 to 11, $5; children younger than 2, free. (724) 266-4500.
"Civil War in Pennsylvania" commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, through Labor Day at the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, 1 River Road, Beaver. Includes 200 letters from a Brighton Township soldier wounded at Gettysburg, and a replica Union Army campsite. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Group tours by appointment. Free. (724) 775-7174 or www.beaverheritage.org.Â
80 rarely seen prints and drawings by James Abbot McNeill Whistler, opens Aug. 4 at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. Runs through Dec. 2. Also, "Natural History," an exhibit of contemporary art in the Forum Gallery through Oct. 14 and "Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Stieglitz," through Aug. 26. in the Heinz Galleries. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: (includes Carnegie Museum of Natural History): adults, $15; seniors, 65 and older, $12; students and children, ages 3 to 18, $11; children, age 2 and younger and members, free.Â Admission free for active military personnel and their families through Sept. 2; excludes fee-based programs. (412) 622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.
Summer Family Fun Days, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh's Point Breeze area. Features Fido, Fluffy and Friends program for kids and adults, crafts, a pet portrait, games, Clayton tour. Free. (412) 371-0600 or www.TheFrickPittsburgh.org.Â
Food at the Fort focuses on how Fort Pitt inhabitants ate in the 18th century from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Fort Pitt Museum, downtown Pittsburgh. Admission: adults, $5; children, ages 6 to 17, $3; free for History Center members. (412) 454-6415 or www.heinzhistorycenter.org.Â
Parrots of the Caribbean features a parrot-sized pirate ship, a flock of parrots and macaws, two ravens and a flamingo at the National Aviary, Allegheny Commons West, 700 Arch St., Pittsburgh's North Side through Sept. 2. Admission: adults, $13 seniors, $12; children, $11. Tot Tuesdays, children younger than 5, free; seniors half-price admission on Wednesdays. www.Aviary.orgÂ or (412) 323-7235.
M is for Museum exhibit, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland through Aug. 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: (includes Carnegie Museum of Art): adults, $15; seniors, 65 and older, $12; students and children, ages 3 to 18, $11;children, age 2 and younger and members, free. Admission free for active military personnel and their families through Sept. 2. (412) 622-3131 or www.carnegiemuseums.org.
Summer Flower Show: Fountains of Youth through Sept. 30 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park, Oakland. Tropical Forest India and Butterfly Forest open. Farmers at Phipps, organic and naturally grown food vendors, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $12; seniors and students, $11; children, age 2 to 18, $9; children, younger than 2, free. (412) 622-6914 or phipps.conservatory.org.
Local Colors watercolor paintings by Ron Thurston opens Aug. 4 at the Elan Fine Art Gallery, 427 Broad St., Sewickley. Opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 25. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. www.elanarts.com.
The 16th "Gestures Intimate Friction" exhibition featuring artists, architects and activists at the Mattress Factory, Annex Gallery, 1414 Monterey St., Pittsburgh's North Side. Admission: $12. Continues through Nov. 30. Also, Main galleries at 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh's North Side. Admission: $12; seniors, $10; students, $9; children younger than 6, free. mattress.org.
"Oz Rocks," a 30-minute musical revue of musical favorites from the "The Wizard of Oz" at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and 4, and Aug. 10 and 11 at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the city's North Side.Â The "Wizard of Oz" educational exhibit based on the movie classic explores the Land of Oz, the Gale Farm and Emerald City through Sept. 2. "Oz Rocks" included in admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: adults, $12; children ages 2 to 18 and senior citizens, $11; children younger than 2, free. (412) 322-5058 or pittsburghkids.org.
"Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World" exhibit through September at the Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh's North Side. Explores all facets of the world's most popular instrument, its history, science, interactives, video and world's largest guitar.Â Acoustic performances; 2 p.m. Aug. 4 Brian Price of 102.5-WDVE and Rick Witkowski of the B.E. Taylor Group. Tours of the USS Requin, 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 12 and 26. Tour cost: members, $15; others, $20.Â Curiosity, NASA's Mars Rover programs, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 in center's Buhl Planetarium. General admission: adults, $17.95; children, ages 3 to 12, $11.95; members, free. (412) 237-3400 or CarnegieScienceCenter.org. No-kids evening, 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 9, for adults 21 and older. Admission, $10.
"Pittsburgh as Gotham" exhibit features art from "Batman" comics by regional artists and photographs through Oct. 7 at the ToonSeum, 945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh. Care Bears: 30 Years of Caring...and Hugs" through Aug. 26. Admission: adults and children older than 13, $5; children older than 6, $1; children younger than 5, free. (412) 232-0199 or www.toonseum.com.
American Idols exhibit opens Aug. 3 at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh's East End. Features John Moran's glass busts of the 44 U.S. presidents. Opening reception,Â 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3; free. Continues through Nov. 10. Summer hours through Sept. 2: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Closed Sundays. (412) 365-2145 or pittsburghglasscenter.org.
"Humor in Craft," ironic, sarcastic and amusing artworks by 32 artists through Oct. 27 at the Society for Contemporary Craft,Â 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh.Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. (412) 261-7003 or www.contemporarycraft.org.
Â Screen Test Initiative at the Andy Warhol Museum, permanent exhibit allows visitors to recreate Warhol's process of filming a Screen Test on the sixth floor. Opens Tuesday. Also at the North Side museum: Factory Direct: Pittsburgh" showcasing 14 established artists invited to conduct artist residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $20 for adults; $10 for children and students. (412) 237-8300 or warhol.org.
"The Story of Negro League Baseball: We Are the Ship," exhibitÂ through Aug. 26 in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum atÂ the Sen. John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., in Pittsburgh's Strip District. Features 50 paintings and sketches by artist Kadir Nelson, a life-like museum figure of Josh Gibson, artifacts. Included in regular admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: adults, $10; seniors, 62 and older, $9; students with ID and children ages 6 to 17, $5; children younger than 5 and members, free. www.heinzhistorycenter.org.
CRUISES, RIDES & RUNS
Hot Summer Nights Car Cruise, 3 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4, Third Street, Beaver.Â Classics, antique cars, modified, trucks, dash plaques to first 1000 cars, five disc jockeys, cruise lane open all night. Free. (724) 773-6504.
St. Barnabas Medical Center 5K Run/Walk, 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4Â at St. Barnabas Medical Center, 5830 Meridian Road, Richland Township.Â Entry fee, $20. Benefits St. Barnabas Free Care Fund. (724) 443-0800, ext 5310 or www.stbarnabashealthsystem.com.
Concerned Bikers 4 McGuire Home Poker Run,Â Aug. 5 at Morrow Chevrolet KIA lot in Beaver Falls. Registration from 9 to 11: 30 a.m.; all motorcycles out by noon. Cost: in advance, rider, $15; passenger, $10; run day, rider, $18; passenger, $12. Post-party and meal at the Lodge at Bradys Run Park, Brighton Township. Benefits special need children and young adults at McGuire Home in Daugherty Township. (724) 643-5725 or (724) 777-9780 or email to Bobby514@comcast.net.
Run to Break the Cycle sponsored by the Women's Center of Beaver County, 5K/10K run, 5K walk, fun walk and fitness challenge, 8:45 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Beaver Fire Station, 165 Market St. Fitness challenge at 7 a.m. Registration: before Aug. 10, $25 to $20; after Aug. 10, $15 to $30. Registration and packet pickupÂ 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the fire station. Benefits the Women's Center.Â www.womenscenterbc.org.
Fallen Marine Memorial Run, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 26, starts and ends at Jergel's Rhythm Grille, Warrendale. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration: in advance, rider, $20; passenger, $10; day of event; rider, $25; passenger $15. Benefits families of disabled or deceased Marines. www.fallenmarinememorialrun.com.
24th annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kidsâ Kickoff Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 2, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh. Benefits the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund and features former Steelers Chris Hoke and Aaron Smith as chairmen. Online registration is $10 and $15 at www.steelers.com. Paper applications are available by calling (412) 697-7713 or by emailing 5K@steelers.nfl.com. Deadline Aug. 28.
AUDITIONS/CALL FOR ARTISTS & FILM FESTS
Women singers wanted for Sweet Adelines, a four-part a capella group. Rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, 209 Darlington Road, Patterson Township. All voice ranges needed; ages 16 to 90 welcome. (724) 528-1697 or (724) 774-8769.
Youth Talent Search for singers, instrumentalists, music groups for youths in kindergarten through grade 12 for opportunity to perform at the Richard Zana Music Festival, Sept. 21 to 23 at the Venue at Harmony Ridge. Four age groups will perform for a panel of performers and educators on Sept. 9 and 16. Entry deadline is Sept. 5. Registration: $10 per performer; $25 per musical group.Â Registration: (724) 266-5559 or www.zanafest.org.Â Â
"Winnie the Pooh'Â at dusk Aug. 3, Moon Township Park, 1350 Ewing Road. Free.Â
Aliquippa native Teddy Jeter will sign his book, "Ugly Mugly" 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Uncommon Grounds, 380 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa. Refreshments available.
Local authors can register for Bridgewater BookFest,Â Beaver Countyâs only outdoor literary festival, Sept. 14 to 15 on Bridge Street in Bridgewater. Sponsored by the Community College of Beaver County, the free, two-day festival features literary-themed events and activities for all ages. The 7 p.m. Sept. 14 kickoff includes a block party with live music and African dance lesson. Main event is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, where attendees can meet dozens of writers who will sign and sell their books and give author talks. To register or for more information: BridgewaterBookFest.com.
Glass art lecture series,Â 6 p.m. WednesdaysÂ through Aug. 8, at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., city's Friendship neighborhood. Internationally known glass artists will present slides, videos and discussions about studio glass art. Free. For schedule: (412) 365-2145 or pittsburghglasscenter.org.
Tails with Taste wine festival sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Beaver County Humane Society, 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 11, Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, Baden. Wine, food, entertainment and furry friends. Tickets: $75; VIP, $125. BenefitsÂ Humane Society and Sisters of St. Joseph's Pet Therapy Outreach. www.beavercounty.petfinder.com or www.stjoseph-baden.org.Â
Aviation Appreciation Day Fly-In and Car Cruise, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Beaver County Airport, Chippewa Township. World War II and Vietnam aircraft and artifacts on display, antique car show, Air Heritage Museum tours. Admission: $2. Benefits Air Heritage Inc. Museum and Aircraft Restoration. (724) 843-2820 or www.airheritage.org.
Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, Aug. 10 to 12, Butler. More than 1,000 Jeeps will take part in downtown street party Aug. 10, and activities at the Big Butler Fairgrounds on Aug. 11-12. Bantam Jeep history exhibits, a World War II encampment with 20 military jeeps and kids activities included. Fairgrounds admission: $7 for adults, $3 for kids 3 to 12. Information: bantamjeepfestival.com.
Star Party sponsored by the Beaver Valley Space Sciences Interest Group, to see the Perseid meteor shower at sunset Aug. 11 at the baseball fields at Bradys Run Park in Brighton Township. Bring chair or blanket. Cloud date, Aug. 18. (724) 846-2573 or (412) 908-0653.
Beaver County River Regatta, Aug. 17 to 19, Bridgewater. Includes a history of water skiing show spanning the 1950s to today. Other activities: Dragon boat races, Anything that Floats contest, Jim Kelly Memorial Lighted Boat Parade, antique boat parade, wing eating contest, children's fishing derby, kids' activities area and musical entertainment by the Granati Brothers, Phat Cats, Kardaz, Groove Shakers, Switch Play and the Maidens IV. Free admission.
World Tennis Smash Hits featuring Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf and Andy Roddick, 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Petersen Events Center, Oakland. Charity event co-hosted by Elton John and Billie Jean King. Pre-match auction of celebrity items. Benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation and local AIDS charities. $40 to $125.Â www.wttsmashhits.com or ticketmaster.com.
Buddy Valastro Live: The Cake Boss, Homemade for the Holidays Tour, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. Tickets: $25.75, $35.75 and $45.75 at (412) 456-6666 or www.Trustarts.org. Limited number of VIP tickets available at $85, which includes a post-show meet and greet.