Sights & Sounds – March 5

Published Mar 5, 2014 at 6:38 am (Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm)

Unconventional ballet

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will present 3x3, a show featuring three ballets by three choreographers, including the Pittsburgh premiere of Julia Adam’s “Ketubah,” two weekends, March 7-16 at the August Wilson Center.

Performances are at 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 14 and 15; 2 p.m. March 9 and 16; and 7:30 p.m. March 13.

Tickets start at $25.75, and can be purchased online at, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square.

• PBT presents a Ketubah Display through March 16 at the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.

Meadows entertainment

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announces its March line-up. All shows are free admission and include:

• Silks Lounge: March 6, Scott Blasey (of the Clarks, acoustic); 8 p.m. March 7, Tony Janflone Jr. Band (blues/dance); 8 p.m. March 8, Totally 80’s; 7 p.m. Mar 13 Devon Johnson (of Ruff Creek, acoustic); 8 p.m. March 14, Radio Tokyo (pop / dance); 8 p.m. March 15, The Lava Game (pop / dance); 7 p.m. March 20, Dan Bubien (acoustic); 9 p.m. March 21 Turnstiles (music of Billy Joel); 8 p.m. March 22, Beatlemania Magic (Beatles Tribute); 7 p.m. March 27, Joel Lindsey (of Blvd of the Allies, acoustic); 8 p.m. March 28, Tres Lads (variety/rock); 8 p.m. March 29, Cityscape (dance/variety) • Pacers Lounge: 9 p.m. Fridays, “Flashback Fridays” with DJ AJ Fresh. Tunes and music videos from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s; 9 p.m. Saturdays, “Saturday Dance Night” with DJ AJ Fresh. Music and video mix dance party

Concert pianist

Music for Mt. Lebanon will present 2012 Keynotes Scholarship Winner and pianist Alvin Zhu at 7:30 p.m. March 8 at Southminster Presbyterian Church.

Zhu’s artistry has taken him to various halls around the world. He also conducts, composes, plays violin, viola, drum and guitar.

For tickets, visit or purchase at the door.

Artist’s society

Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild will present “Internationally Inspired: A Response to the 2013 Carnegie International” March 8-30 at 3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie. An opening reception is set for 6-8:30 p.m. March 8. For details, call 412-276-5233.

Book release

As a special Will Eisner Week presentation, Dave Wachter will be releasing his latest work “Breath of Bones a Tale of the Golem” at the ToonSeum in Pittsburgh from 6-9 p.m. March 8.

Cost of entrance for exhibits is $5. (Free admission for exhibits for members with current membership card.) Book with Artist Sketch and Admission is $20.

For more information, email or call 412-232-0199.

Art of the Serenade

Music and Arts series at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, will present nationally-known artists Suzanne DuPlantis, mezzo soprano; Paulo Faustini, tenor and Allen Krantz, guitarist at 4 p.m. March 9. Suggested donation is $10.

PYSO concert

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will present “A Russian Easter Overture,” at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Heinz Hall.

The concert is free, but tickets are required for admission. Download free tickets at


Little Lake Theatre Company, North Strabane, will hold auditions for all plays in the 66th main stage season from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16 and noon-4 p.m. March 30. Appointments for all auditions may be scheduled and additional audition information can be found at

The 2014 main stage season will include: “The Underpants” by Steve Martin (May 1-17); “When We Are Married” by J.B. Priestly (May 22-June 7); “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang (June 12-June 28); “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (July 3-19); “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel (July 24-Aug. 9); “The Foursome” by Norm Foster (Aug. 14-30); “Doubt, A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley (Sept. 4-20); “Dividing the Estate” by Horton Foote (Sept. 25-Oct. 11); “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron (Oct. 16-Nov. 1); “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson (Nov. 6-22); and “A Tuna Christmas” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard (Nov. 29-Dec. 13)

Hollywood Theater

The Hollywood Theater, Dormont, presents the following in March:

• The Films of David Lynch series: “Lost Highway,” 7:30 p.m. March 6, 10:15 p.m. March 7, 10 p.m. March 8 and 7 p.m. March 9.

• “The Movement,” 6 p.m. March 7. Three Rivers Adaptive Sports will host a fundraising benefit featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and the movie about five individuals, from all walks of life, facing disabilities. Through skiing, each rediscovers the freedom of movement. Tickets are $25 at the door or at

• The Family Movie Matinee: “The Secret of NIMH,” 1 p.m. March 8 (animated film). All seats are $3. The movie screens again that day at 4 and 7 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. March 9 (all seats $5).

• “Breakup at a Wedding,” 7:30 p.m. March 10. A videographer captures an engaged couple’s decision to proceed with a sham wedding after the bride calls off the ceremony and decides to break up with her partner, who secretly hopes that his surprise gift will ultimately change her mind. All seats $5.

• Volunteer Appreciation & Information Night, 7 p.m. March 12. All past, present and future volunteers of the Hollywood are invited for free food, beverages and short films.

• Breakfast and a Movie: “The Quiet Man,” (1952), 11 a.m. March 16. Light breakfast, cartoons and door prizes. Tickets are $15 ($13 for members). Breakfast tickets must be purchased by March 13 at the theater or at Tickets for the movie only, which starts at 11:30) are $7 at door. “The Quiet Man” screens again at 7 p.m. March 16, and will be the Senior Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. March 20. All seats for the senior matinee are $5.

Hollywood’s Previews Series allows Pittsburgh audiences to catch new movies before their New York and Los Angeles theatrical openings. Preview Series movies show only once. Sign up for the Gathr movies at A gathr membership costs $19/month or $49/three months. Tickets also will be available at the door for $7. Shows include: “On My Way,” 7:30 p.m. March 5; “Tiger Tail in Blue,” 7:30 p.m. March 13; “Raid 2: Berandal,” 7:30 p.m. March 19; and “Hide Your Smiling Faces,” 7:30 p.m. March 25.

Schedules are subject to change. Call the theater at 412-563-0368 or check the Hollywood’s Facebook page ( and website ( for updates. Unless noted, admission is $7 for adults; $5 for children under 12 and seniors.

Art showcase

“Positive Space,” La Roche College’s annual juried art and design show, will debut at 7 p.m. March 13 in the Cantellops Art Gallery on the main campus in the North Hills.

The free exhibit, which includes more than 150 works of art submitted by students, will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., including weekends, until April 6. Instagram users, follow @PositiveSpaceLRC to participate in a daily photo challenge. All participants will have their photos displayed on opening night, and a Viewers Choice Award will be awarded for the photo voted as the crowd’s favorite.

For more information, visit

Theater season

Producers Jude & Shirley Pohl announce the spring and summer schedule for their Crowne Plaza Cabaret Dinner Theatre in Bethel Park. Kicking off 2014 will be “Murder at the Convent...And Then There Were Nun,” which opens on March 14 and runs for four performances March 14, 15, 21 and 22. “Hee Haw Jamboree” runs May 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17. “Broadway Show Stoppers” runs June 6, 7, 14 and 21. Sr. Gertrude of our Servants of Our Lady of Joyful Agony and Grief returns in July for “Sr. Gertrude’s Guide to Heaven ... Avoiding Excommunication At All Costs” and runs July 19, 25 and 26 and Aug. 8, 9, 15 and 16.

Cost of $40 per person includes dinner, tax and tip. To make reservations, call 724-746-1178.

’Burgh Vivant

’Burgh Vivant will host a live, on-stage interview with actress and Pittsburgh native Judy Knaiz at 4 p.m. March 16 in the George R. White Theatre, Point Park University.

Knaiz is perhaps best known for her role as Gussie Granger (aka Ernestina Simple) in the 1969 film musical “Hello Dolly,” directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbara Streisand and Walter Matthau. Discussed will be her career in film, stage and television, and her perspectives on Pittsburgh. Q&A will follow.

A screening of “Hello Dolly” will follow. Light refreshments provided. The event is free. RSVP to Interview questions for Knaiz may be submitted by March 14 via email to

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