Sights & Sounds – March 6

Published Mar 6, 2013 at 11:23 am (Updated Mar 6, 2013 at 11:23 am)

Hollywood Theater

The Friends of the Hollywood Theater announce upcoming events at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont, beginning with the new Screen and Be Seen series, 7:30 p.m. March 6 with a series of short videos and an acclaimed 43-minute documentary, “The Trail,” by Robert Isenberg. The Trail chronicles his six-day bicycle journey from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., along the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal. Tickets are $5.

Other shows include:

• “John Dies at the End” – 7:30 p.m. March 7. The horror/comedy/sci-fi film is about a new drug that promises an out-of-body experience…but those who try it don’t come back as human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero.

• “The ABCs of Death” – 7 and 9:30 p.m. March 8, and 7 p.m. March 10. This American anthology horror film contains 26 different shorts, each by different directors, spanning 15 countries. Every director was assigned a letter of the alphabet and then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death.

For more information, call 412-563-0368 or visit the Hollywood’s Facebook page ( and or

Out of the Box

St. Patrick’s, Out of the Box, a celebration of traditional and original Irish music will be performed free at 2 p.m. March 10 at the Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh.

Off The Wall

Off The Wall Productions, Carnegie, presents “Looking for The Pony,” 8 p.m. March 7-9, 14-16, and 3 p.m. March 10. Eloisa is finally ready to pursue a childhood dream when her sister, Lauren, is diagnosed with breast cancer. A funny and heartbreaking fast-paced journey through a cancer diagnosis.

Tickets, ranging in price from $5-$35, can be purchased at or by calling 1-888-71-tickets.

For more information, call 412-489-5840 or visit

‘Anybody Out There?’

The Heritage Players will perform the comedy, “Anybody Out There?” at 8 p.m. March 8-9 and 2 p.m. March 10 at the Seton Center in Brookline. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Heritage Players are offering theater and dancing classes for children and adults at the Seton Center. Call 412-831-6800 by March 17 for more information or to register.

‘Big Night’ fundraiser

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Pittsburgh will present its seventh annual Big Night, Time of Our Lives at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the JCC in Squirrel Hill.

The ’80s theme will include music and dancing, refreshments, amusements and an MTV Lounge. There will be raffles for a Henne Jewelers Shopping Spree and an A&L 2-year BMW Lease. A silent auction with smart-phone remote bidding will include vacation packages, unique art, jewelry and designer accessories, and dining and entertainment packages.

A party bus will shuttle guests from the JCC South Hills in Scott Township.

For information and tickets, call 412-521-8011 ext. 232, email or visit

Jazz ensemble

Nationally renowned Spelman College Jazz Ensemble is coming to Pittsburgh as part of the Afro American Music Institute 30th Anniversary Celebration.

The all-female jazz ensemble will take the stage at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Tickets are available at the Afro American Music Institute, 412-241-6775; Dorsey’s Records; or online at

For more information, contact the Afro American Music Institute at 412-241-6775 or email

Books on Film Series

Renaissance and Baroque presents Pomerium as they perform “Mary Tudor: Glorious Music from the Reign of England’s Catholic Queen” at 8 p.m. March 16 at Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside.

Ticket prices range from $20-$35, and student tickets are $10. Discounts are available for seniors and groups of eight or more.

For information and tickets, call 412-361-2048 or visit

Happy Hour for a Cure

The Butterfly Bandits will hold Happy Hour for a Cure to help raise money for thyroid cancer research.

The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. March 21 at Cain’s Saloon in Dormont.

LocaL, a Pittsburgh-based acoustic trio specializing in unique cover interpretations as well as original music, will entertain.

Join the Pirate Parrot for appetizers and desserts, a Chinese auction and mini massages and facials provided by Massage Envy.

A $15 donation is requested. Proceeds benefit thyroid cancer research – UPCI Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Research Center and Butterfly Bandits patient education fund.

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