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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Fizz, Boom, READ @ Your Library: 14th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza (free family activities and entertainment), June 8 (Oakland). Experience Your New Library: Hazelwood Branch re-opening Community Day, June 21.
Cave Canem Poets. Popular annual reading series by this collective for African-American poets and City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, this year featuring Patricia Smith, Tim Seibles and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon. North Side, June 19.
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. Writers in the Gardens (with Craig Bernier, Leslie Ann McIlroy, Dave Newman, Wendy Paff and Jamar Thrasher), July 12. Poetry Reading by Jeffrey Oaks and Jenny Johnson, Aug. 6.
Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series. Michele Battiste, Joy Katz, Leslie McIlroy and Lauren Shapiro, Tue., May 20; John Grachalski, Yona Harvey, Peter Oresick, Judith Vollmer and Michael Wurster, June 3; Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange (Michale Albright, Ziggy Edwards, Barry Govenor, Gene Hirsch, Joe Kaldon, Kathryn McGregor, Ed Murray, Steve Pusateri and Judith Robinson), June 10; Sheila Carter-Jones, Todd Davis, Diane Kerr, Wendy Scott and Robert Walicki, June 17; Caliban Books and Low Ghost Press (Jason Baldinger, M. Callen, Kristofer Collins, Bob Pajich, Daniel M. Shapiro and The Mystery Poet), June 24; Judith Brice, Daniela Buccilli, Rina Ferrarelli, Steve Murabito and Joanne Samraney, July 1; Lori Jakiela, David Newman, Sarah Shotland and Adam Matcho, July 8; Introducing Free State Review (Joan E. Bauer, Jason Irwin, Karen Lillis, Scott Silsbee, Brian Tierney, Meghan Tutolo and Barrett Warner), July 15; Jimmy Cvetic, Kevin Finn, Walt Peterson, Kayla Sargeson, Christine Telfer and special guest Tony Norman, July 22; and Celebrating The New Yinzer (Holly Coleman, Mike Good, Kurt Garrison, Taylor Grieshober, Mark Mangini, Don Wentworth and Carolyne Whelan), July 29. Hemingway's Café, Oakland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Baldinger Book Release. June 7. ModernFormations Gallery, Garfield, www.modernformations.com.
Moth Mainstage. Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents this annual showcase for winners of Pittsburgh's monthly StorySlams; this year's theme is "Don't Look Back." Aug. 27 (Byham).
Mystery Lovers Bookshop. Robert K. Musil (Rachel Carson and Her Sisters), Sat., May 24; Summer Solstice Soiree (free talks and signings by Pittsburgh authors), June 21; Susan Elia MacNeal (Maggie Hope mysteries), July 8; James Browning (The Fracking King), July 10; Brynn Chapman (Boneseeker), July 12; and Tom Bouman (Dry Bones in the Valley), July 15. Oakmont, 412-828-4877.
Penguin Bookshop. Charlie Lovett (The Bookman's Tale), June 11. Sewickley, 412-741-3838.
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Young-adult author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity), July 16. Hill House Kaufmann Center, Hill District, 412-622-8866.
WordPlay. Quarterly show blending true stories with live DJ, hosted by Alan Olifson, July 18 (Bricolage).
Writers LIVE. Pittsburgh-based novelists Jacob Bacharach (The Bend of the World), June 5; Kathleen George (The Johnstown Girls), June 26; and Thomas Sweterlisch (Tomorrow and Tomorrow), Aug. 7. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Oakland, 412-622-8866.
Alarum Theatre. Oakland, www.alarumtheatre.com
Apple Hill Playhouse. Delmont, 724-468-5050
Bricolage Theatre. Downtown, 412-394-3353
Byham Theater. Downtown, 412-456-6666
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. North Side, 412-323-0278
City Theatre. South Side, 412-431-2489
CLO Cabaret. Downtown, 412-281-3973
Johnny Appleseed Children's Theater. Delmont, 724-468-5050
The LAB Project. Downtown, www.labprojectpgh.org
Little Lake Theatre. Canonsburg, 724-745-6300
Looking Glass Theatre. Canonsburg, 412-561-4402
New Hazlett Theater. North Side, 412-320-4610
No Name Players. Oakland, www.nonameplayers.org
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Oakland, 412-621-1499
Phoenix – A Theatre Company. Downtown, www.phoenixtheatrepgh.org
PICT Classic. Oakland, 412-561-6000
Pittsburgh CLO. Downtown, 412-325-1582
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Co. Downtown, www.pghplaywrights.com
Pittsburgh Public Theater. Downtown, 412-316-1600
Playhouse Jr. Oakland, 412-621-4445
Quantum Theatre. Various locations, 412-697-2929
South Park Theatre. South Park, 412-831-8552
Stage 62. Carnegie, 412-429-6262
The Summer Company. Duquesne University, Uptown. 412-243-5201
The Theatre Factory. Trafford, 412-374-9200
Throughline Theatre Company. Lawrenceville, www.throughlinetheatre.org
Twelve Peers. Lawrenceville, www.12peerstheater.org
Unseam'd Shakespeare. Oakland, 412-621-0244