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Winter Guide 2015

Don't let the cold keep you inside. Check out CP's Winter Guide for activities and events happening this season.

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Like the name says, PBT Premieres features three Pittsburgh-premiere works, by three iconic choreographers. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre orchestra backs performances of Jiri Kylian's "Petite Mort," Jerome Robbin's comedic "The Concert" and Mark Morris' playful ensemble work, "Sandpaper Ballet." Benedum Center, March 6-8. 412-456-6666 or www.pbt.org

Rinat Shaham returns to Pittsburgh Opera to sing the title role in Carmen. The famed Israeli mezzo-soprano, joined by tenor A.J. Glueckert, as Don Jose, tackles Bizet's memorable, tune-filled score March 21-19 at the Benedum Center. Downtown. 412-281-0912 or www.pittsburghopera.org

LITERARY

Galway Kinnell was a great American poet with notable Pittsburgh ties. He died in October. On Jan. 31, the who's-who of local poets at the Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading includes Terrance Hayes, Jan Beatty, Sam Hazo, Ed Ochester, Lynn Emanuel and Jimmy Cvetic. East End Book Exchange, Bloomfield. www.eastendbookexchange.com

click to enlarge Jesmyn Ward
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Jesmyn Ward, at Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

In Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward writes of losing five young men she knew. The novelist and memoirist speaks at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures' Monday Night Series about what the loss of young black men means to communities. Feb. 9. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-622-8866 or www.pittsburghlectures.org

The Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series continues with a visit from Jennifer Clement. Clement is an acclaimed memoirist, novelist (Prayers for the Stolen) and poet (Newton's Sailor). The reading, at the Frick Fine Arts Building, is free. Feb. 19. Oakland. 412-624-6508

click to enlarge Sheri Fink
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Sheri Fink, at Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures

Five Days at Memorial is Sheri Fink's award-winning 2013 account of what unfolded at a New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Katrina. The medical doctor and Pulitzer Prize-winner speaks at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures' Monday Night Series about her work and end-of-life issues. March 2. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-622-8866 or www.pittsburghlectures.org

The 2024 Pittsburgh Dyke March
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The 2024 Pittsburgh Dyke March

By Mars Johnson