Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh's top events: March 16-22

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CP Staff Mar 15, 2023 6:00 AM
Photo: Mark Simpson
Texture Contemporary Ballet presents Rediscover

Thu., March 16

FILM • NORTH SIDE
Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia. Showtimes vary. Continues through Mon., May 29. Carnegie Science Center. One Allegheny Ave., North Side. $6-7. carnegiesciencecenter.org

TEENS • OAKLAND
Teen Night: Artistry in Science. 4-8 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free for teens 13-18. Registration required. carnegiemnh.org

THEATER • MIDLAND
Shout! The Mod Musical. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Sun., March 19. Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. One Lincoln Park, Midland. $20-25. lincolnparkarts.org


Fri., March 17

VOLUNTEER • BRIGHTON HEIGHTS
Woods Run Watershed Trash Pick-Up. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Riverview Park. Leckey Ave. and Brighton Road. Brighton Heights. Free. Registration required. pittsburghparks.org

FEST • MONROEVILLE
Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sun., March 19. Monroeville Convention Center. 209 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. monroevilleconventioncenter.com/events

FILM • LAWRENCEVILLE
Godzilla rampages through Row House Cinema as part of the theater’s annual Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival. The lineup includes the country’s most famous kaiju, as well as anime, new films, and classic titles like Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Woman in the Dunes and Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. Opening night audiences will also be treated to Electric Dragon 80.000 V, a bizarre 2001 cult semi-superhero film. Some screenings will also feature special events like beer tastings, talks, and more. 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Continues through Thu., March 30. 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. $15.30-55. jffpgh.org

MUSIC • DOWNTOWN
BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Honeck Conducts Mozart’s Requiem. 8 p.m. Continues through Sun., March 19. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. $20-98. pittsburghsymphony.org

DANCE • NORTH SIDE
Texture Contemporary Ballet presents Rediscover at New Hazlett Theater, a showcase featuring new dance and live music, and the return of an old performance. See a new classical ballet piece set to Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Piano Concerto No. 5” and a collaboration with local band Cello Fury. Audiences can also expect to see “Unchanging Change,” a 2014 piece with music by Max Richter, Macklemore, and spoken word poet Andrea Gibson. 8 p.m. Continues through Sun., March 19. Six Allegheny Square East, North Side. $14-34. newhazletttheater.org

Photo: Mike Faix
Penguin-palooza at National Aviary

Sat., March 18

FAMILY • NORTH SIDE
Penguin-palooza. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Sun., March 19. National Aviary. 700 Arch St., North Side. Included with regular admission. aviary.org

FLOWERS • SOUTH HILLS
Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania Spring Show: Orchid Obsession. 12-5 p.m. Continues through Sun., March 19. Crown Plaza Hotel South. 164 Fort Couch Road, South Hills. $5, free for members and guests under 18. oswp.org/annual-orchid-show

MUSIC • GARFIELD
Mechanical Canine with Psych Ward Grips and mycatseesghosts. 8 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m. The Mr. Roboto Project. 5106 Penn Ave., Garfield. $10. All ages. dltsgdom.com

MUSIC • EAST LIBERTY
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater continues to showcase talented Black women with its latest Sunstar Festival. Co-curated by the SCALE Fellowship Program, this year’s event promises to take audiences on a journey across the genres of Mississippi Blues, Atlanta Soul, folk, funk, jazz, rock, R&B, and more with performances from Toshi Reagon, Lola Cole, DJ FEMI, and Casaundra. There will also be a pre-performance artist roundtable discussion at 1 p.m. in the KST lobby. 8 p.m. 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Pay What Moves You, $25-40. kelly-strayhorn.org


Sun., March 19

MUSIC • OAKLAND
The Killers. 7:30 p.m. Petersen Events Center. 3719 Terrace St., Oakland. $52-140. peterseneventscenter.com


Mon., March 20

MUSIC • DOWNTOWN
Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Takács String Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Playhouse. 350 Forbes Ave., Downtown. $35-53. playhouse.pointpark.edu

Photo: Amanda Tipton
Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents the Takács Quartet

Tue., March 21

MUSIC • SOUTH SIDE
Clem Snide with Florence Dore. 8 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m. Club Cafe. 56-58 South 12th St., South Side. $17. ticketweb.com

LIT • OAKLAND
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents Idra Novey. 6 p.m. Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free. Registration required. carnegielibrary.org

MUSIC • MILLVALE
Yo La Tengo. 8 p.m. Doors at 7 p.m. Mr. Smalls Theatre. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $30. mrsmalls.com


Wed., March 22

ART • NORTH SIDE
Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis, Lydia Rosenberg, and Katie Bullock. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30. Mattress Factory Monterey Annex Gallery. 1414 Monterey St., North Side. Included with MF admission. mattress.org

COMEDY • OAKMONT
Feed The Need Fundraiser for Greater Pittsburgh Community Foodbank. 7 p.m. The Oaks Theater. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont. $30-140. theoakstheater.com

MUSIC • SOUTH SIDE
Women Who Rock Singer Songwriter Showcase. 7-9 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh. 230 W. Station Square Drive, South Side. $10. hardrockcafe.com/location/pittsburgh

THEATER • DOWNTOWN
Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Steel Magnolias. 8 p.m. Continues through April 9. O'Reilly Theater. 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. $32-85. ppt.org