Sights & Sounds – May 14

Published May 14, 2014 at 6:15 am (Updated May 9, 2014 at 10:11 am)

‘Candida’

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy, “Candida.” Directed by Ted Pappas, “Candida” runs through May 18 at the O’Reilly Theater in the Cultural District.

In “Candida,” Reverend Morell is a socialist reformer and his intelligent wife, Candida, manages their London vicarage. When idealistic young poet Eugent Marchbanks visits, he is infatuated with the beautiful Candida and hopes to disrupt the couple’s domestic order. In this romantic tug of war, she must decide what love really means.

For tickets, call 412-316-1600 or visit www.ppt.org.

‘Lucky Stiff’

The Old Schoolhouse Players “Broadway in the Country” will present the musical “Lucky Stiff” in the Bud Allison Memorial auditorium in the Mt. Pleasant Twp. Community Center, Hickory.

Directed by Marcus Muzopappa with musical direction by Ruth Ann Fox, “Lucky Stiff” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 16 and 17, with a 3 p.m. matinee May 18.

Reservations are recommended. For details or tickets, call 724-344-7567 or visit www.osptheater.com.

Irish and Serbian music

The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra continues its theme of “Travel the World in Music” with a celebration of Irish and Serbian music concert, 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Upper St. Clair High School Theater.

The Irish portion of the concert features PCO concertmaster Jennifer Sternick performing Irish Rhapsody no. 6 by Charles Villiers Stanford. In addition, the PCO will entertain you with the delightful Irish Suite by Leroy Anderson which is based on Irish folk songs.

For the Serbian music, Milutin Lazich, bass, will sing Mars Na Drinu by Stanislav Binicki and Lem Edim by Stevan Mokranjac. Natasha Lazich, mezzo-soprano, will sing the traditional Stojanke, Bela Vranjanke. The orchestra also will present Kosovski Mozaik written by Music Director Warren Davidson.

Tickets, $5-$15, may be purchased at the door. Children 12 and under are free. For details, call 412-279-4030 or visit www.pittsburghcivicorchestra.net.

Hollywood Theater

The historic Hollywood Theater of Dormont continues its Guest Programmer Series with actress Gillian Jacobs, who has selected her favorite films to be viewed on May 16 at the Hollywood Theater.

Jacobs has chosen “Gardens of the Night,” a 2008 drama the actress starred in with John Malkovich, which will screen at 7:30 p.m., and “Vagabond,” a 1985 French drama about a young women whose final weeks of life are traced after she’s found frozen in a ditch, which screens at 10 p.m. Tickets are $8 or $6 for seniors or students.

A Mt. Lebanon native, Jacobs is a regular on the NBC hit sitcom “Community,” and continues to build her film resume with titles like “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” “Bad Milo!” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

Call the theater at 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 $7/adults; $5/children under 12 and seniors.

Free concert

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra will present Dmitri’s 10th at 4 p.m. May 17 at Heinz Hall.

The concert is free, but tickets are required for admission. To download free tickets, visit www.pyso.us.

PopUp event

Bright Night: A Larimer Light Festival, a PopUp Event hosted by Leadership Development Initiative XXI, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., will take place May 17 on Larimer Avenue between Auburn and Meadow streets.

Activities will begin at 6 p.m. with a Laser Light Show following at 8:30 p.m.

The event will feature Pittsburgh Car Club’s top line up of cars, Interactive STEM exhibits from Carnegie Library, gourmet taco’s from Pittsburgh Taco Truck, free food samples from Pittsburgh Food Revolution, live local musical entertainment and Larimer “Entryway” installation

For details, visit popuppittsburgh.com.

Meadows entertainment

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino announces its entertainment line-up for May. All shows are free admission.

• Headliners (formerly Silks Lounge): 7 p.m. May 15, Jackson Gardner; 8 p.m. May 16, Igniters; 8 p.m. May 17, Matte Gray; 8 p.m. May 23, Billy Price Band; 8 p.m. May 24 and 7 p.m. May 25, Cooper & the Jam; 7 p.m. May 29, Jimbo – without the Soupbones; 8 p.m. May 30, In the Mood; 8 p.m. May 31, Bon Journey.

• Tickets at $19.95-$29.95 are on sale now for the Oak Ridge Boys, 8 p.m. July 5.

For details, visit www.meadowsgaming.com.

Jazz Gallery Tour

The Lee Robinson Trio will perform 7-10 p.m. May 24 at the Panza Gallery, Millvale.

Tickets are $10. For details, call 412-821-0959 or visit panzagallery@mac.com.

Wines for the Thrill of the Grill

The Pittsburgh Wine Festival and Pete Hanowich of the Chaine des Rotisseurs will host Wines for the Thrill of the Grill on May 20 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the tasting begins at 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to try new, light crisp wines as well as low cost-interesting whites and reds. Dress is casual. The cost is $50 per person age 21 years and older. Register by visiting www.tastegreatwines.com.

ToonSeum celebrates Little Golden Books

The ToonSeum will celebrate seven decades of Little Golden Books with a special read along party from 4-7 p.m. May 17.

Guests will have the opportunity to gain a rare glimpse of original art from many childhood favorites. Special story times with local celebrities including WTAE TV’s Sally Wiggin and Mr. McFeeley will be held. The event will also feature hands-on crafts, live performances artist demonstrations, treats and more. Each family will receive a very special Golden Book along with other surprises. The Little Golden Books exhibition is chaired by Gregg and Yu-Ling Behr and made possible through support of the Grable Foundation. Cost for the celebration is $25 per family up to two adults and up to three children. Additional children/adults are $5 each. To purchase tickets, visit www.goldenbooks.eventbrite.com.

Summer of Scares

Horror Realm’s Summer of Scares events program kicks off with the Horror Realm Film Festival, May 22-25 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. The mission of the festival is to provide an affordable opportunity for filmmakers in the horror genre to have their films evaluated by a qualified board of judges, have their work viewed by fans, compete for awards, increase their film’s visibility and possibly find distribution for their film. In addition to the film screenings, panels on film making, makeup and special effects will be included. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.showclix.com/event/hrff14. For details, visit www.horrorrealmcon.com.

South Hills Children’s Choir holding auditions

Auditions for the South Hills Children’s Choir will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17, from 1-5 p.m. June 13 and from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 14. Auditions will take place at View Crest Presbyterian Church in Eighty Four and are open to children ages 8-15. For details, contact Jennie Nolan at 724-949-0048 or director@shcchoir.org or www.shcchoir.org.

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