Sights & Sounds – April 23

Published Apr 23, 2014 at 5:53 am (Updated Apr 21, 2014 at 9:18 am)

Meadows entertainment

The entertainment line-up at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will be performed in the newly-renovated and renamed venue Headliners (formerly Silks Lounge). All shows are free and include Marshall Lowry (acoustic), 7 p.m. April 24; Joseph Sisters (country), 8 p.m. April 25; Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers (rock), 8 p.m. April 26.

Gallery Crawl

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will hold its spring Gallery Crawl from 5:30-9 p.m. April 25, featuring a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. There will also be live music, disc jockeys, dance, comedy, film and participatory activities.

Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. For more information, a map of the Gallery Crawl events or to view the line up, visit TrustArts.org/Crawl or call 412-456-6666.

Kids musical

Acting Up Club will present its 22nd musical, “I Am a Friend of God” at 6 p.m. April 26 and 27 at South Hills Church of the Nazarene, Bethel Park. The 50-member chorus sings and acts out thought-provoking, fun songs. Admission is free.

Chocolate demonstration/tasting

Woodville Plantation, a living history museum in Bridgeville, will hold an American Heritage Chocolate Demonstration & Tasting from noon-4 p.m. April 27. Representatives of Mars Chocolate North America, makers of American Heritage Chocolate, will present “From Bean to Beverage.” Learn chocolate’s historical bean-to-beverage story using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots and stirrers.

Admission is $5/adults, $3/ages 6-12 and free for children under age 6. Admission includes exhibit and house tour. Hours are noon-5 p.m.

For more information on American Heritage Chocolate, visit www.americanheritagechocolate.com. For more information, visit www.woodvilleplantation.org.

Spring concert

Westminster College’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a Spring Choral Concert at 3 p.m. April 27 in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus will present a combined Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 25, also at the Chapel.

The Concert Choir and Chamber singers will present “An Afternoon of Choral Favorites.” The Women’s and Men’s Choruses will present “The World of Our Dreams.”

For details, call 724-946-7278 or email lindra@westminster.edu.

Jazz greats

3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie will present Jazz Greats at 3 p.m. April 27. Admission is $15 at the door.

Hollywood Theater

Hollywood Theater in Dormont announces upcoming shows in April:

• Steel City Secret Cinema, Part IV: Bill Murray Edition, 7 p.m. April 25, featuring a screening of a “secret” film, a themed pop-up art gallery with live music, food, local brews and more. Featured artist is Mike Budai, music performed by Tracksploitation, and beer by Roundabout Brewery. Proceeds benefit the Hollywood Theater and The Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh. Tickets start at $15. For more information, visit steelcitysecretcinema.com.

• “House of Forbidden Secrets,” a horror film, at 9 p.m. April 26.

• Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope (1948),” 7 p.m. April 26 and 7 p.m. April 27 (Sunday show is free for all Hollywood members).

• Silents Please! Series features silent movies with live musical accompaniment by pianist Tom Roberts, 2 p.m. April 27, are Buster Keaton and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle comedy short films, including The Butcher Boy (1917).

Special rental events in April are:

Call 412-563-0368 or check the Hollywood’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HollywoodTheaterDormont) and website (www.thehollywooddormont.org) for updates. Unless noted, admission is $8/adults; $6/children under 12 and seniors. For more information, call 412-563-0368.

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