All Events | Starting Saturday, August 2, 2014
"Triple Play" with Xiayin Wang
Experience a buffet of musical favorites with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Christian Capocaccia and pianist Xiayin Wang. With selections from John Williams, Ravel, Rossini and more, "Triple Play" offers something for everyone during a unique concert experience featuring three 30-minute sets with two 10-minute intermissions.
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.
It's 1927. You're in the great home of Gabriele d'Annunzio, the Italian poet who inspired Mussolini's brand of Fascism. Tamara de Lempicka is due to arrive, the iconic Polish artist. You're offered a glass of champagne. And it begins: you meet 10 characters, each fascinating, each with secrets. The barrier between spectator and actor is dissolved. TAMARA has been described like an elaborate movie set, with each audience member poised as a camera.
Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Hobnob Theatre stages one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, which follows two pairs of lovers into an enchanting magical forest, where playful sprites and mischievous fairies run things amok, then set them right again. Set in Preston Park, the production will be done in promenade, as the audience follows the players to various unique and beautiful scenes.
Fort Pitt Block House 250th Anniversary
Celebrate Pittsburgh's oldest architectural landmark with activities including historical re-enactors, such as George Washington and Col. Henry Bouquet live demonstrations of the construction of the Block House, history lectures, the raising of the Red Ensign flag, firings of an 18th century cannon, performances by Yankee Drummer and Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipes & Drums, and more.