Summer Stage 

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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, jbauer103w@aol.com.

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.

Theater Companies and Venues

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




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