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Date(s): 02/28/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
The most shocking rock band ever. Literally. ArcAttack, a four-man performance group, plays classic hits with homemade, high-tech instruments, as well as more traditional instruments such as guitar and bass. ArcAttack is best known for its breakout appearance on America's Got Talent, where the group shocked everyone by using Tesla coils to perform a collection of rock songs.
Presenter: Shady Side Academy
Hillman Performing Arts Center, Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Elemeno Pea
Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 03/22/2015
Blue-collar Buffalo meets beachfront splendor when Devon visits the sprawling Martha's Vineyard estate where her sister Simone works as a personal assistant. Simone's got a six-figure salary, a preppy boyfriend with a yacht, and a handsome clothing allowance—all courtesy of trophy wife Michaela, her boss. But when Michaela crashes sisters' weekend, Devon learns the price for the pampered life. Tracy Brigden directs.
Presenter: City Theatre
1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA
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Symphonic Poems
Date(s): 02/28/2015 Time: 2:00 pm
Lawrence Loh conducts L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 by Bizet, Finlandia by Sibelius, and Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss. Free tickets available at or 412-392-4900.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Sounds Upstairs: The Westerlies
Date(s): 03/01/2015 Time: 3:30 pm
This New York-based brass quartet is dedicated to a new repertoire in the narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock.
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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Incidental Chamber Players
Date(s): 03/01/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
Works by Aram Khachaturian, Thomas Lang, Nancy Galbraith, and Francis Poulenc.
Location: First Unitarian Church. 605 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

Raquel Winnica Young & Benjamin Binder
Date(s): 03/02/2015 Time: 8:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young and pianist Dr.Benjamin Binder will perform works by Guastavino, Faure, Brahms, Falla, Vivaldi, Cavalli and Handel. The recital is free to the public and will be followed by a reception.
Location: Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA

String Quartet ETHEL
Date(s): 03/04/2015 Time: 7:30 pm
This program's centerpieces are ETHEL's own adaptation of Ennio Morricone's moving score to the 1986 film, The Mission, and quartet treatments of Jeff Buckley's Grace - his glorious, and tragically, only, completed studio album. Favorite ETHEL composers Mary Ellen Childs (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (S. Africa) and original music by members of ETHEL, fill out the program.
Location: Edinboro University, 205 Meadville Street, Edinboro, PA

Young Frankenstein
Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 03/15/2015

Presenter: Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Pittsburgh, PA
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Celtic Connections
Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 03/17/2015
The River City Brass performs music from Riverdance, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Danny Boy, and favorites from those other Celtic nations: Scotland, Wales and ... Kentucky?!? They'll be well served with Scotland the Brave, Men of Harlech, and bluegrass. There will be Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Music Director James Gourlay won't be the only one wearing a kilt.
Presenter: River City Brass
03/05 - 7:30 pm
03/06 - 7:30 pm
03/07 - 7:30 pm
03/12 - 7:30 pm
03/17 - 7:30 pm
Location: (five locations)

How I Learned What I Learned
Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 04/05/2015
Two years before his death, August Wilson wrote and performed this one-man play about the power of art and the power of possibility. Recently produced at New York's Signature Theatre and directed by Todd Kreidler, Wilson's friend and protege, How I Learned explores his days as a struggling young writer in Pittsburgh's Hill District and how the neighborhood and its people inspired his amazing cycle of plays about the African-American experience.
Presenter: Pittsburgh Public Theater
O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
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