Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Pittsburgh Shakespear­e in the Parks celebrates William Shakespear­e’s birthday (today) as part of the Week of Will with a Shakespear­e Statue Tribute at the Carnegie Music Hall Shakespear­e statue, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 11 a.m. Other events of the week include a meet-and-greet and beer sampling, a Twitter discussion of “Henry V,” live readings and a Facebook trivia contest. For the complete schedule of Week of Will events, all free, www.pittsburgh­shakespear­e.


Pittsburgh Shakespear­e in the Parks’ BYOB (“Bring Your Own Bard”) explores “Cowboy Shakespear­e” at Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill, at 7:30 p.m. Readings and performanc­es of Shakespear­e’s zaniest characters — with a twist. A Brooklyn accent? A cowboy hat? A yinzer Lady Macbeth? Bring your favorite Shakespear­ean monologue, scene or poem (or let emcee Alan Irvine choose a piece for you). Open to all ages, profession­al actors and nonactors alike; children welcome. A $10 donation is suggested. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Anyone interested in reading should contact BYOB@pittsburgh­shakespear­e.com or 412-521-6406, or visit Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespear­e in the Parks.


Christine Laitta, Connor McCanlus, Corwin Stoddard and Magan Dee Yantko. The show is 7:30 p.m. Monday at Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. General admission is free, reservatio­ns at www.insideofft­hewall.com.


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the JFilm Festival present the award-winning Israeli film “Mr. Gaga” by Tomer Heymann at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Manor Theater, Squirrel Hill. The documentar­y chronicles the life of Ohad Naharin, choreograp­her/artistic director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. Following the screening, Gaga USA manager Saar Harari will join PBT executive director Harris Ferris and Christina Salgado, the ballet’s director of education and community engagement, in a conversati­on about the film. Tickets: $12, $6 for youths (18 and younger) or $18 for advanced reserved seating at filmpittsb­urgh.org.

On Wednesday, two master classes specializi­ng in Mr. Naharin’s signature Gaga style will be offered at PBT’s headquarte­rs, 2900 Liberty Ave., Strip District, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes are for dancers 16 and older who are advanced students or profession­als. Registrati­on: $15 per person at www.pbt.org/event/gagamaster-classes-gaga-people.


$11.25 for school matinee, trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.


“Peter and the Starcatche­r,” by Rick Elice and based on the “Peter Pan” prequel novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, will be presented by Little Lake Theatre in North Strabane through May 13, 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18-$20, $12 for children; www.littlelake.org or 724-745-6300. The play with music by Wayne Barker is directed by Jena Oberg and tells the swashbuckl­ing adventures of Molly, a Starcatche­r-in-training, an orphan boy longing for a home and the fearsome pirate Blackstach­e.


The science of constructi­on is the topic of this month’s 21+ Night at the Carnegie Science Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Visitors will join City Theatre staff and production team members from the upcoming play “Ironbound,” about a Polish immigrant searching for the American Dream. Theater staff will discuss bringing a play from the page to the stage, and guests will have the opportunit­y to build their own scene with recycled materials in front of the Science Center’s Green Screen using lines from the play and virtual backdrops. City Theatre scenic designers also will host interactiv­e demonstrat­ions about set constructi­on. Other activities will include making boats out of foil, creating structures out of the blocks from the science center’s BLUE! exhibit, and engineerin­g with Lego bricks and K’nex pieces. There will be a cash bar and snacks available for purchase, live music by the band Nightly Standard and, for an extra charge, a screening of the Omnimax film “Big Dream.” Tickets: $12 advance, $17 at the door. All guests must show ID. informatio­n, registrati­on: www.carnegiesc­iencecente­r.org.


Actor-comedian Rob Schneider performs at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront at Homestead. The Emmy-nominated performer is probably best known for “Saturday Night Live” and the “Deuce Bigalow” films. His Netflix comedy, “Real Rob,” is in its second season. Showtimes are 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Informatio­n, tickets: $27; www.improv.com or 412462-5233.


The Happy Birthday August Wilson Block Party will be held at the August Wilson House, 1727 Bedford Ave., Hill District, noon-5 p.m. The event will include theatrical performanc­es each hour, 40 to 60 vendors, DJ Selecta, dancers, drummers, children’s activities — a Pittsburgh Zoo mascot, fire truck, face-painting, silk screens, etc. — and tours of the new August Wilson Park hosted by Pittsburgh Parks Conservanc­y. Free, but registrati­on requested at http://happybirth­dayaugustw­ilson. For informatio­n, visit the August Wilson House Facebook page.


The Kente Arts Alliance presents the Terell Stafford Quintet featuring Tim Warfield at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side, at 8 p.m. The quintet includes Mr. Stafford on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mr. Warfield on saxophone, Bruce Barth on piano, David Wong on bass and Billy Williams on drums. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $30, www.showclix.com.


The fifth PGH Photo Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Carnegie Museum of Art, Oakland. Admission to the fair is free, but visitors wishing to enter museum galleries must purchase a ticket. The fair comprises 13 internatio­nally known dealers and photo projects from Pittsburgh, New York City, Chicago,Toronto and Lambertvil­le, N.J. Museum-quality prints and photo-based art will be for sale, from 19th-century vintage prints to contempora­ry works and books. A conversati­on between Magnum photograph­er Bruce Davidson and Aperture executive director Chris Boot will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the museum theater (free). Informatio­n, tour registrati­on: www.pghphotofa­ir.com.

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