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Weekend Guide, 2/27/04

Friday, February 27, 2004

CONCERTS

POP/ROCK

SENSES FAIL Club Laga, Fri. 7 p.m. Also: Moneen, Beautiful Mistake, Folly. $9 advance, $10 at door. 412-323-1919.

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS Mr. Small's Theater, Fri. 7:30 p.m. Also: Mofro. $15. 412-323-1919.

HOT TUNA Rex Theatre, Fri. 8 p.m. $22.50. 412-323-1919.

THE NEW RELICS Hard Rock Cafe, South Side. Fri. 10 p.m. $5. 412-481-7265.

ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL Brooklyn Bridge, The Vogues, The Chantels, Pure Gold, Contours. Benedum, Sat. 6 and 9:30 p.m. $19.75 and $31.75. 412-456-6666.

GRAFFITI ROCK CHALLENGE Mr. Small's Theater, Week 4: Usual, The Legendary Hucklebucks, Ford Thurston, Good Brother Earl. Sat. 8 p.m. $9 advance, $10 at door. 412-323-1919.

THE HOLMES BROTHERS Club Cafe, Sat. 7:30 p.m. $15 advance, $17 at door. 412-323-1919.

MARTY STUART Uptown Theatre, Washington, Sat. 8 p.m. $25 advance, $30 door. 724-223-8117.

TINSLEY ELLIS Moondog's, Sat. 9 p.m. $15. 412-828-2040.

FANNYPACK Mr. Small's Theater, Sun. 7 p.m., $10, 800-594-TIXX.

OTHER

JAMES COFFEY AND FRIENDS "Time to Sing II" CD release party. Center for Creative Play, Regent Square. Sat. noon-4 p.m. Free. $15. 412-371-1096.

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION Music by Mon Gumbo, children's activities and Cajun food. Waverly Presbyterian Church, Regent Square. Sat. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $8; $24 for a family of three or more. Proceeds benefit the church's children's programs.

BENEFIT

CLAMOR MAGAZINE MUSIC FESTIVAL A benefit for the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center with music by He Taught Me Lies (HTML) and Styles for Modern Living, speakers and readings from the Pittsburgh IMC, Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and The New Yinzer. The Mr. Roboto Project, Wilkinsburg. Sat. 8 p.m. $6. 412-247-9639.

DANCE

CCAC DANCE ENSEMBLE Students and faculty collaborate on new works with special guests from the University of Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble. Community College, South Campus, Route 885. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. $5. 412-469-6477.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY TAMBURITIZANS Westmoreland Trust Presents. Palace Theatre, Greensburg. Sun. 2 p.m. $15-$20. 724-836-8000.

ON STAGE

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Annie Oakley is a hot-shot sharpshooter who joins Buffalo Bill's road show. The Irving Berlin musical finds Annie stealing the show and the heart of Frank Butler. New Castle Playhouse at State Theater, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle. Ends Sun. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. $11-$13. 724-654-3437.

BARRY WOOD AND FRIENDS A musical revue to benefit adult programs at Citizens Library. Washington Community Theatre, at Elks Lodge, 138 E. Maiden St., Washington. Sat. 8 p.m. (6:30 dinner); Sun. 2 p.m. (1 p.m. brunch). $25. 724-222-2400.

BAT BOY, THE MUSICAL The off-Broadway hit by Flemming, Farley and O'Keefe about a half-man/half-bat creature found in a West Virginia cave. A co-production of Pittsburgh Musical Theatre and Pitt Repertory Theatre. Stephen Foster Memorial, Charity Randall Theatre, Oakland. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; $15-$30. Group discounts available. 412-624-7529.

CITY OF ANGELS Cy Coleman, Larry Gelbart and David Zippel's musical spoof of 1940s private-eye movies. Playhouse Conservatory Company (Point Park University student productions) at the Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. Ends Sun. Fri.- Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $12-$14. 412-621-4445.

COME BLOW YOUR HORN The Neil Simon comedy about two very different brothers and their father, who owns the world's largest artificial fruit business. Theatre Factory at Third and Cavitt, Trafford. Ends Sat. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. Dinner packages and group rates available. $12-$15. 412-374-9200.

HARRIET TUBMAN LOVED SOMEBODY William Mayfield's original musical based on the great love that the civil rights leader had for her fellow man. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company 4809 Penn Ave, Bloomfield/Garfield. Through Feb. 29. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m.; $10 advance, $15 at door. 412-441-2213.

FINAL FRIDAYS CABARET Musical theater majors will present contemporary and lesser-known pieces. Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Wells Studio Theatre, Purnell Center for the Arts, Oakland. Fri. 11 p.m. 412-268-2407.

FLANAGAN'S WAKE A fictional Irish town is the setting for this interactive musical comedy where you become part of an Irish wake. Blarney Stone Restaurant, Etna, Through March 27. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. (6:30 p.m. dinner), Sun. 3 p.m. (1:30 p.m. brunch). $45.95. 724-853-4050.

FRIDAY NIGHT IMPROVS Audience participation improvisational show. Friday Night Improvs at the Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland. Fri. 11 p.m. $2. 412-363-1904.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM A musical comedy that finds Pseudolus crafting many deals to gain his freedom. Comtra Theatre, Cranberry. Through March 6. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. $12. 724-773-9896.

JB Archibald MacLeish's Pulitzer Prize-winning play based on the Old Testament story of Job. Sixth Presbyterian Church, Squirrel Hill. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. $10. 412-421-2752.

LORD OF THE FLIES A play based on William Golding's tale about a plane full of schoolchildren that crashes on a deserted island. The children make up a dangerous game of survival among themselves. Appropriate for sixth grade and up. For Prime Stage Theatre, 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Through March 6; Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. $8-$15. 412-897-8249.

MARAT/SADE Peter Weiss' drama, "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade." Playhouse Conservatory Company (Point Park College student production) at the Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $12-$14. 412-621-4445.

MONDO MANGIA Jilline Ringle returns with the smash cabaret performance about family memories and love. City Theatre, Hamburg Studio Theatre, Bingham and 13th streets, South Side. Through March 21; Tues. 7 p.m.; Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.; No performances March 30-April 4; $40. 412-431-CITY.

RAIN AND RIVERS Tre Garrett's 1950s tale about love and spirituality in the rural South when a widow takes in a wandering peanut salesman to make ends meet. New Horizon Theater at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty. Ends Sun. Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. $20. 412-431-0773.

SERIOUS MONEY Caryl Churchill's brutal satire set against the London Stock Exchange about the cutthroat dealings of corporate raiders. Featuring musical interludes and songs written by Ian Dury. Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Philip Chosky Theatre, Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon campus, Oakland. Ends Sat. Fri. 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. $17-$20. 412-268-2407.

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR Luigi Pirandello's tale of six people who claim to be characters in a play and who were abandoned by their author. California University, Steele Auditorium, California. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m. $6-$7. 724-938-5943.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Oscar Wilde's humorous critical assessment of high Victorian society. Geneva College Theatre Players, Geneva College, Studio Theatre, Beaver Falls. Through March 6; Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $5-$3. 724-847-5099.

VERONICA'S VEIL Pittsburgh's most famous Passion play, now in its 85th season telling about the life and death of Jesus. Veronica's Veil Players, Veronica's Veil Auditorium, 44 Pius St., South Side. through April 4. Sat. 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. $8-$10 (dinner available for extra.). 412-481-8609 or 412-431-5550.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL Named after Thomas Edison's tar-covered movie studio (circa 1890) the Black Maris film festival is the most prestigious and competitive festival for experimental media in the United States. Pittsburgh Filmmakers at The Melwood Screening Room, Oakland. Sat.: 7:30 p.m. $6. 412-682-4111.

ART EXHIBITIONS
KEY:"***" DENOTES AN OPENING OR EVENT

ART IN THE ROUND Washington County Courthouse Rotunda, Washington. The annual event sponsored by Woman Organized to Mentor, Empower and Network, features 50 local artists displaying original and lithographic works for sale. Sat. 5-8:30 p.m. $30 at door. 724-941-5513.

AKRON ART MUSEUM Ohio, 330-376-9185. "Homegrown: Ohio Artists in the Collection," through March 27; "Jim Dine Prints 1985-2002," 47 works reflecting everyday life objects, through March 27; Daily.

***ALLEGHENY COLLEGE Doane Hall of Art, Meadville, 814-332-4365. "A Tale of Two Cities: Eugene Atget's Paris and Bernice Abbott's New York," through March 23. Closed Mon.

AMERICAN JEWISH MUSEUM/JCC Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8011, ext. 105. Fine/Perlow and Weis Gallery: " The Mikvah Project," a traveling photographic exhibit by Janice Rubin, with interviews by Leah Lax about female ritual bathing, through March 28; Daily.

***ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM North Shore, 412-237-8300. "Love, Andy," small drawings and love inspired messages by Warhol, through April 2; "Nov. 22, 1963, Image, Memory, Myth," the 40th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The exhibit is a collaboration with the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas and runs through March 21, 2004. Permanent Warhol exhibitions and archival material. Good Fridays: Closing Event for AMP, 5:30 p.m. Closed Mon. Admission.

THE ART CENTER Butler, 724-283-6922. "Seeing Red," featuring art that is more than 60 percent red; and "Chromophobia I," an interpretive art show, both through March 19; Closed Sun.-Tues.

BIRD IN THE HAND GALLERY Sewickley, 412-741-8286. "Winter Show," paintings, watercolors, prints and ceramics, through April 9; Closed Sun.-Mon.

BLUE RUIN GALLERY South Side, 412-488-9121. "Temptation," collage by Tamara Moore, Helga Strauss and David Wallace, stained glass by Sarah Snodgrass, ends Sat.; Closed Sun.

BOXHEART GALLERY Bloomfield, 412-687-8858. "Magna Mater," new paintings by Ilana Raviv, through March 2. Closed Mon.

BREW HOUSE SPACE 101 South Side, 412-381-7767. "Prospectus One," paintings by Deanne Dunbar and Ben Gersch, ends Fri. Wed.-Thurs. 2-7 p.m., Fri. 2-9 p.m.; Sat. noon-7 p.m.

BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Butler, 724-287-8711 ext. 429. Succop Conservancy: "Images of Romance," pastels and oil paintings by Carol Volz Begley, ends Sun.

BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART 330-743-1711. "Painting America," four centuries of art from the collection at the Butler Institute, through April 1; Giffuni Pastel Gallery "America on Paper," inaugural exhibition, of pastel works from the permanent collection, through April 1; "Butler Collection of American Western Art," through April 1; "Mark Perrott: ROYGBIV Portraits," large-scale color photographs, through April 4; "Digital Artists," group show featuring artists who utilize computer technology in their work, through 2004; "Andrew Pepper: UK Spaces," abstract holograms encased in metal surfaces, through April 25; "A Veiling: An installation by Ed Hallahan with Jacki Mountan," through April 1; "Eduardo Kac: Maybethen, If Only As...," holographic images, through April 25; Closed Mon.

CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 724-938-4182. "Ed Powell: Recent Paintings," through March 18; Closed Sat.-Sun.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Oakland, 412-622-3131. "Hudson River School: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art," through May 9; "Eloquent Vistas: The Art of Nineteenth Century American Landscape Photographers," through May 9; "The Romantic Print in Britain," through May 30; Scaife Galleries: Permanent collections; "Forum 53: Garafolo Architects," through March 21; Guided and audio tours available. Admission. Closed Mon.

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Oakland, 412-622-3131. "The Sculptures of Allan Houser," drawings, sketches and sculptures by one of the most influential Native American artists, through Aug. 15; "PaleoLab," ongoing. "Carnegie's Dinosaurs: A World Treasure," a permanent exhibition; "Underwater Odyssey." Closed Mon.

CENTRE ART GALLERY North Oakland, 412-683-2100. "Winter White," small studies, sketches and paintings by Bernadette E. Kazmarski, through March 10. Closed Sat.-Sun.CHATHAM COLLEGE ART GALLERY Shadyside, 412-365-1857. "Prajna Parasher," digital collages exhibited as installations, video and two-dimensional artworks, through March 12; Closed Sat.-Sun.

CLAY PLACE GALLERY Shadyside, 412-682-3737. "Chris Powell Pottery: Continuing the Ohio Art Pottery Tradition," through March 24. Closed Sun.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Cleveland, 216-421-7340. "Gifts from the CMA Friends of Photography," through April 23, 2004; Closed Mon.

CONCEPT ART GALLERY Regent Square, 412-242-9200. "Master Printmakers IV," a group show featuring contemporary graphic artwork by international artists, through April 18; Closed Mon.

FE GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-860-6028. "Running Rampant," a group show featuring Delanie Jenkins, Karen Rich Beall and others, through March 27, Wed., Fri., Sat. noon-4 p.m.

***THE FRICK ART & HISTORICAL CENTER The Frick Art Museum, Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. Sat.: "Victorian Visions," British drawings and watercolors from the National Museums & Galleries of Wales, through April 18; Fri.: Opening reception, 6-8 p.m., $20, $15 members. Closed Mon.

GALLERIE CHIZ Shadyside, 412-441-6005. "Group Show," Dennis Bergevin...Clay, Guilaine Hedquist...paintings, Greg Karkowsky...mixed media/furniture, ends Sat.; Closed Sun.-Mon.

***GALLERY ON THE MALL Robinson Town Center Mall. Mon.: "Art Institute Student Show," through March 31; Daily.

GALLERY SPACE Monroeville Public Library, 412-372-0500. "Colors of Life," watercolors by Jennifer D. Boget, through March 27; Daily.

***GARFIELD ARTWORKS 412-361-2262. "The Grainbag Online Gallery Presents: Art at your Fingertips," ends Fri.; Closing reception Feb. 27, 7-11 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m. or by appointment.

GREENSBURG GARDEN AND CIVIC CENTER Greensburg. "Winterlude," fine art by the Greensburg Art Club, ends Sat.

HOUSTON GALLERY Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, Allison Park, 412-364-9492. "20 Years of Pittsburgh," an editorial art exhibit by Tim Hartman, through March 25; Daily.

HOYT INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS New Castle, 724-652-2882. "The Decorative Function," an exhibition of contemporary ceramics, ends Fri.; Closed Sun.-Mon.

HUNT INSTITUTE FOR BOTANICAL DOCUMENTATION CMU Hunt Library, 412-268-2434. "The Healing Plants of Ida Hrubesky Pemberton," 45 watercolors of medicinal plants, ends Sun.; Closed Sat.

INTERNATIONAL IMAGES Sewickley, 412-741-3036. "Flower," Kyung Sook Park, new work, through March, 2004. Closed Sun.-Mon.

***JOHN EDWARD GALLERY Export, 724-325-2577. Mon.: "Alison Newman," recent paintings in oil, acrylics and pastels, through March 31; "Donald Wonderling: New Acrylic Paintings," ends Sun.; Closed Mon.

LATROBE ART CENTER Latrobe, 724-537-7011. "Red Hats -- Purple Dresses," a group show celebrating women and their joy, through March 31.; "Warm as Toast," exhibit and sale, through March 6; Closed Sun.

***MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN'S GUILD North Side, 412-322-1773. "Constructed Identities," photography by Jon Yamashiro and digital media by Stephen Marc, through April 2; Closed Sat.-Sun.

MATTRESS FACTORY North Side, 412-231-3169. "Space, Site and Sound," Factory 14's Youth Art Program, student art exhibition, through Feb. 28; "New Installations: Artists in Residence," new work by nine multimedia artists in residence, through June 27, 2004; Permanent exhibitions by Yayoi Kusama, Winifred Lutz and others. Visit www.mattress.org.. Closed Mon.

***MC DONOUGH MUSEUM OF ART Youngstown State University, Ohio, 330-742-3285. Fri.: " Sleight of Hand," traditional crafts that challenge human optical perception, through March 26; Closed Mon.-Tues.

MICHAEL BERGER GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-4282. "Nature in Isolation: The Maine Landscape," paintings by Neil Welliver and photographs by Melville McLean, through March 13; Winter hours: Thurs.-Sat.

MODERN FORMATIONS GALLERY Lawrenceville, 412-362-0274. "Emotion to Charcoal," the drawings of Elaine Fernandes, ends Fri.; Wed. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 1-4 p.m.

MORGAN CONTEMPORARY GLASS GALLERY Shadyside, 412-441-5200. "unconventional vessels," goblets, jewelry, and sculpture in glass, by Ellen Abbott & Marc Leva, Jeff Goodman, Johnathon Schmuck, Dan Spitzer, through April 1. Closed Sun.-Mon.

NATIONAL AVIARY North Side, 412-323-7235. Sat.: Lecture with Anthony Bledsoe, Ph.D, "Recently Discovered Birds: Object Lessons for Global Diversity," 10:30 a.m.

NORTH HILLS ART CENTER Ross, 412-364-3622. "Mid-Winter Hues Multi Media Juried Art Show," ends Thurs.; Closed Sun.

OLIN FINE ARTS GALLERY Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, 724-223-6112. "The Mystical Arts of Tibet: A Magical Land of Spiritual Wonders," 21 photographs on loan from the Tibet Image Bank, London, through Feb. 25; Daily, noon-7 p.m.

PALMER MUSEUM OF ART University Park, 814-865-7672. "Arneson and the Object," 30 ceramic pieces, through May 16; "Graphic Masters," 75 watercolors, pastels and drawings by American artists, through March 14; "Devotion and Diversity: South Asian Sculpture from the Philadelphia Museum of Art," on long-term loan. Closed Mon.

PANZA GALLERY Millvale, 412-821-0959. " The 1st Annual Exhibition of the Plein-Air Painters of Western Pa.," a group show of outdoor paintings, ends Sat.; Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

PHOTO ANTIQUITIES North Side, 412-231-7881. "Shantytown...The Ed Salamony Photographs," and "The History of Photography," featuring Civil War and Native American history, both ongoing. Admission. Closed Sun.

PICTURESQUE PHOTOGRAPHY Lawrence-ville, 412-688-0240. "Dining with Pittsburgh," kitchen table photos, by Brenda Knoll, through March 5; Closed Sun.

PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS Shadyside, 412-361-0873. "Ron Korczynski," stoneware and porcelain, through March 31; "Working Series," a group show by the Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh; "Witticisms/Criticisms/Cynicisms," a group show by the Pittsburgh Print group; "Anatomy/Autonomy," large-scale drawings and mixed media by Patricia Barefoot; "La Joie De Vivre," an installation by Richard Claraval, all through March 14; Daily.

PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS NEW GALLERY North Oakland, 412-681-5449. "The Vigil," a video installation and color photographic display by Doug DuBois, through April 4; Daily, weekend evenings.

PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER Friendship, 412-365-2145. Hodge Gallery: "Glass Birthday Suit," the second annual exhibit features contemporary glass art made by students and instructors, ends Sat.; Closed Sun.

REGINA GOUGER MILLER GALLERY CMU, 412-268-3618. "Typographically Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter," the art and typography of this designer with more than 50 typefaces to his credit, through March 14; "Adam Frelin: Recent Work," through March 14; Closed Mon.

THE SEWICKLEY GALLERY 549 Beaver St. 412-741-9040. "Reconstructed Vincent Van Gogh: Lost, Missing and "What If" Paintings," paintings by Arnold Smith, through March 5. Wed. noon-7 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. noon-5 p.m.

SKINNYBUILDING Forbes and Wood St., Downtown. "My Life Before I Knew IT: New Works By Connie Cantor," recycled and salvage art, through March 19. Daily.

SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY South Side, 412-431-1810. "East/West Encounter," photos of Bangok and New York by Doug DuBois and photos of American men and Asian women by Soon-Mi Yoo, through April 17. Closed Mon.

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT Strip District, 412-261-7003. "Transformation 4: Contemporary Works in Ceramics," Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize Exhibition, ends Sat.; "Food for Thought," an installation by Laura Jean McLaughlin, through June 26, 2004; Closed Sun.-Mon.

SOUTH ARTS GALLERY Carnegie, 412-343-4499. The grand opening of a this new gallery space will feature the "Annual Juried Exhibition," through Feb. 25; Closed Sun.-Tues. or visit www.southartspgh.org.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Altoona, 814-946-4464. "An Inquisitive Eye: The Art of Kevin Kutz," new oil paintings and "Michael M. Strueber: Seasonal Silhouettes," new watercolors, both through April 11; Closed Mon.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Loretto, 814-472-3920. "Reflections of America," 50 works in various mediums by the finest artists in America, through June 6. Closed Mon.

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART Johnstown, 814-269-7234. "The Landscape Paintings of Jim Salem," through March 28; Closed Sat.-Sun.

SPACE 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7723. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates the opening of its newest gallery with the Montreal Festival's "Petite Enveloppe Urbaine," through March 28; Closed Sun.- Tues.

SPIRITS EMBODIED North Side, 412-322-2223. "The Mothers of Civilization Doll Exhibit," ends Sat.; Closed Sun.

SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS Sewickley, 412-741-4405. "Ron Nigro: Recent Works," assemblage pieces, through March 26. Closed Sat.-Sun.

THIRD ST. GALLERY Carnegie, 412-276-5233. "8X8," Associated Artists member exhibition, through March 5; Closed Sun.-Mon.

***UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh, 412-648-2423. "Divinities, Demons, Kings and Clowns: Puppetry of India and Southeast Asia," through March 27; Thurs.: Sreyashi Dey "Movement, Characterization and Mood in Epic Theater of India," 6:30 p.m. Closed Sun.; open Thurs. till 8 p.m.

***THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM Indiana University of Pa., 724-357-7930. Sat.: "Transposed Borders," graduate art exhibition, through March 27. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thurs. 7-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-4 p.m.

***UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Barco Law Library, Oakland. "Pitt Photographers," photographs of Jim Burke, Mike Drazdzinski, Joe Kapelewski and Patricia Nagle, through April 23.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Kimbo Gallery, William Pitt Union, Oakland; 412-648-7815. "The Muscular Dystrophy Art Collection," ends Sat.; Closed Sun.

WATERCOLORS Downtown, 412-201-4003. "Larger then Life," larger-format paintings by member artists, through March 14. Closed Sun.

***WAYNESBURG COLLEGE Paul R. Stewart Museum, 724-852-3274."Rocks, Gems and Minerals," geological exhibit of specimens collected worldwide, ongoing, by appointment. Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m.

WOOD STREET GALLERIES Downtown, 412-471-5605. "allure, electronica," photos and other digital media by Andrea Ackerman, Lillian Ball, Nancy Dwyer, Claudia Hart, Julia Heyward and Kiki Seror, through March 6; "FLOW," a large-scale light exhibition by international artist Erwin Redl, through March 31, 2005. Closed Sun.-Mon.

CLASSICAL CONCERTS

PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA "Shades of Innocence," Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor. Heinz Hall, Downtown. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2:30 p.m. $17.25-$69.25. 412-392-4900.

RIVER CITY BRASS BAND "An American Sampler," Palace Theatre, Greensburg, Sat. 8 p.m.; Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown, Sun. 3 p.m. $15-$24.1-800-292-7222.

PITTSBURGH OPERA "Julius Caesar" by Handel. Byham Theater, Downtown. Sat. 8 p.m.; March 2 7 p.m.; March 5 8 p.m.; March 7 2 p.m. $16-$98. 412-456-6666.

SILBERMAN RECITAL SERIES Featuring Alec Chien, piano; Ge-Fang Yang, violin. Allegheny College, Ford Chapel, Meadville. Sat. 3 p.m. Free. 1-814-322-3100.

HAUGHTON COLLEGE CHOIR OF NEW YORK Waynesburg Central High School Auditorium. Sat. 7:30 p.m. $2-$3. 724-627-7593.

PITTSBURGH COMPLINE CHOIR Liturgical service. Candace Peters, organ. Heinz Chapel. Sun. 8:30. Free. 412-682-6886.

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Andres Cardenes, conductor. Third Presbyterian Church, Shadyside. Sun. 8 p.m. free. 412-268-2383.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY FACULTY RECITAL Inessa Beylin, piano; Charlene Canty, soprano. PNC Recital Hall, Uptown. Sun. 6 p.m. $10. 412-396-4632.

IN MEMORIAM: A REQUIEM FOR MR. ROGERS St. Justin Church, Mount Washington. Sun. 7 p.m. $10 donation. 724-738-2063.

WEEKEND IN THE CLUBS

ROCK

AUGGIE'S ROADHOUSE Washington, 724-743-3636. Fri.: Circle of Friends 10 p.m.

BLOOMFIELD BRIDGE TAVERN 4412 Liberty Ave., 412-682-8611. Fri.: Smut Project; Sat.: Khan Band, Patrick Maloney Band 9:30 p.m.

CAROUSEL BAR West MIfflin, 412-464-2769. Sat.: Dallas 9:30 p.m.

CHRISTIAN'S GRILLE Finleyville, 724-348-0100. Sat.: Shot 30 Band 9:30 p.m.

CROSSBOW LOUNGE Lyndora, 724-287-3540. Sat.: 2Rock2 10 p.m.

EDGEWATER INN Beaver Falls, 724-843-2272. Fri.: Matt Barranti Band 9:30 p.m.

ELWOOD'S PUB Indiana Twp., 724-265-1181. Sat.: The Hip Shakers 9:30 p.m.

EMERALD ICE Carnegie, 412-276-0556. Fri.: Daniels & McClain 9:30 p.m.

EXCUSES South Side, 412-431-9847. Fri.: Science Fiction Idols, Fast Breeder Reactor 10 p.m.

FRESCO'S Wexford, 724-935-7550. Fri.: Pete Hewlett & Scott Anderson 9 p.m.

HILLTOPPERS PUB Troy Hill, 412-322-3676. Fri.: Random Groove Band 9 p.m.

HOLIDAY LOUNGE Hopewell, 724-375-2920. Sat.: Messenger 8 p.m.

JAY'S SPORTS BAR Canonsburg, 724-746-2250. Fri.: Airborne 9 p.m.

JEFFRIES LANDING Bridgewater, 724-728-7878. Fri.: Kardaz; Sat.: Titanium Hip 9:30 p.m.

KEYSTONE BAR Ellwood City, 724-758-9133. Sat.: Amaretta 9:30 p.m.

LEGENDS Mt. Oliver, 412-431-4888. Sat.: Daniels & McClain 9:30 p.m.

MAGOO'S BAR McCandless, 412-635-2300. Fri.: 8th Street Rox; Sat.: Kardaz 9:30 p.m.

MCARDLE'S PUB White Oak, 412-754-3721. Sat.: Mark Cyler & the High

QUIET STORM Friendship, 412-661-9355. Fri.: Life in Balance; Sat.: Tabula Rasa, Better Off Dead, As Patient Stars Align, Unarmed 9 p.m.

RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Fri.: Buzz Poets; Sat.: No Bad Ju Ju 10 p.m.

ROCHESTER INN McCandless, 412-364-8166. Sat.: 23 Hours 9:30 p.m.

ROCKEFELLER'S Pennsbury Village, 412-278-1530. Sat.: The Bridge 10 p.m.

RONNIE G'S Murrysville, 724-339-7299. Fri.: L.Z. Lay Band 9 p.m.

ROSSCO'S RIVER ROAD INN West Elizabeth, 412-384-9730. Fri.: Dave Iglar Trio 9:30 p.m.

RPM'S Bridgeville, 412-221-7808. Sat.: Shot 30 9:30 p.m.

SKELLEY'S PLACE Shaler, 412-821-5330. Sat.: KPG Band 10 p.m.

SMILING MOOSE South Side, 431-4668. Sat.: Motorpsychos 10 p.m.

31ST STREET PUB Strip, 412-391-8334. Fri.: Damnit Janets, Who's Keeping Score, Aixel Syd; Sat.: Creta Bourzia, Life in Bed, End of Vega 10 p.m.

TILT'S PUB Gibsonia, 724-443-5211. Sat.: Stronghold 10 p.m.

T.J.'S HIDEAWAY Evans City, 724-789-7858. Sat.: Minds I 10 p.m.

TWIN OAKS LOUNGE White Oak, 412-678-3321. Sat.: 8th Street Rox 9:30 p.m.

ZANDERZ Plum, 724-387-2444. Fri.: Further Down 9 p.m.

RHYTHM 'N BLUES

BLUES CAFE South Side, 412-431-7080. Fri.: Michael Todd 5:30 p.m., Gary Belloma & the Blues Bombers 10 p.m.; Sat.: Chizmo Charles & Jeff Bell 5:30 p.m., Zach Tyler & Blu Razor 10 p.m.; Sun.: Tony Janflone Jr. Band 5:45 p.m.

CAR HOPS Dormont, 412-561-5015. Fri.: Souled Out; Sat.: Gary Belloma & the Blue Bombers 10 p.m.

CULMERVILLE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB 724-265-1368. Sat.: The Pawnbrokers

JAMES STREET TAVERN North Side, 412-323-2222. Fri.: Lisa Ferraro; Sat.: Real Silk Band 8 p.m.

MOONDOG'S Blawnox, 412-828-2040. Sat.: Tinsley Ellis 10 p.m.

THIRSTY'S Oakland, 412-687-0114. Sat.: Pappy's Blues Junction 10 p.m.

PENN BREWERY North Side, 412-237-9402. Sat.: 5 Guys Named Moe 8 p.m.

WINDHAVEN Cranberry, 724-776-1740. Sat.: Strange Brew 9:30 p.m.

ZANDERZ Plum, 724-387-2444. Sat.: Occasional Reign 9 p.m.

JAZZ

CLUB COLONY Mt. Lebanon, 412-561-2060. Sat.: Harry Cardillo with Daphne LaPointe 8 p.m.

COZUMEL Shadyside, 412-621-5100. Sat.: Guiro 8 p.m.

CRAWFORD GRILL Station Square, 412-281-2885. Fri.: Final Friday; Sat.: Michelle Bensen 8 p.m.; Roger Barbour 6 p.m.

DEJA VU Strip, 412-434-1144. Sat.: Claire Ascani and Mark Lucas 7 p.m.

DOWE'S ON NINTH Downtown, 412-281-9225. Sat.: Al Dowe & Etta Cox, 9 p.m.

FOSTER'S Holiday Inn, Oakland, 412-682-6200. Sun.: Pgh. Jazz Society presents Student Big Band & Winter Jazzfest 7 p.m.

FRESCO'S Wexford, 724-935-7550. Sat.: Harold Betters Quartet 9 p.m.

HOT METAL GRILLE South Side, 412-471-9599. Sun.: Jazz Night with Joe Negri, Sandy Staley, Boilermaker Jazz Band 4 p.m.

LUCCA Oakland, 412-682-3310. Fri.: Bobby Cardillo & Michele Bensen; Sat.: Bobby Cardillo & Sandy Dowe 7 p.m.

MARTINI'S Jefferson Hills, 412-384-5910. Fri.: Spider Rondinelli & Pgh. Jazz Giants 8 p.m.

PAPARAZZI South Side, 412-488-0800. Sun.: Steppin' Out 9:30 p.m.

QUIET STORM Friendship, 412-661-9355. Sun.: Lyndsay Horner, Jim Dispirito, David Throckmorton, Colter Harper, 3 p.m.

RHYTHM HOUSE Bridgeville, 412-221-5010. Sun.: Kenny Blake Trio 6 p.m.

COUNTRY

HARTFORD HEIGHTS North Versailles, 412-823-9796. Sat.: Midnite Run 9 p.m.

JAY'S SPORTS BAR Canonsburg, 724-746-2250. Sat.: Povertyneck Hillbillies 10 p.m.

LONG VIEW LOUNGE North Versailles, 412-823-9602. Fri.: Midnite Run 9:30 p.m.

RED STAR TAVERN Station Square, 412-394-0100. Sun.: Joe Patrick 8 p.m.

RIP'S Shaler, 412-821-0747. Fri.: Joe Patrick 9:30 p.m.

SKYLARK LOUNGE Moon, 412-264-9850. Fri.: Whyte Wyghtyng 9:30 p.m.

TOMMY'S South Side, 412-488-2700. Sat.: Sierra 9:30 p.m.

OLDIES

BALTIMORE HOUSE Pleasant Hills, 412-653-3800. Sat.: That 80's Band 9:30 p.m.

CROWNE PLAZA Moon, 412-262-2400. Sat.: Ivory Coach 9 p.m.

GREY GOOSE Verona, 412-828-8898. Fri.: Rockin' Thru the Ages 9:30 p.m.

LAMPLIGHTER Delmont, 724-468-4545. Sat.: Georgeo's Oldies Cafe 8 p.m.; Sun.: Shelly's Musical Memories 2 p.m.

PALACE INN Monroeville, 412-372-5500. Sat.: Traxx 9:30 p.m.

PETER'S PLACE Bridgeville, 412-221-5000. Fri., Sat.: Nightstar 9 p.m.

RUTH & HERB'S Ross, 412-366-8770. Sat.: American Pie 9 p.m.

WOODEN NICKEL Monroeville, 412-372-9750. Sat.: Wee Jams 8 p.m.

ACOUSTIC

BORDERS Monroeville, 412-374-9772. Fri.: Movin' On 7:30 p.m.

MONTICELLO MANOR Pleasant Hills, 412-384-6100. Fri.: Matt Tichon 9 p.m.

PITTSBURGH HOSPITALITY HOUSE Point Breeze, 412-731-3372. Sun.: Brad Yoder 8 p.m.

EASY LISTENING

CANONSBURG ELKS 724-746-5087. Fri.: Picnick 9 p.m.

DANCES

BALLROOM Elks, Buttermilk Hollow Rd., 412-461-3322. Fri.: Music by the Rhythm Kings 8:30 p.m.

BALLROOM Dance America, Bellevue, 412-766-8680. Sat. 8 p.m.

BIG BAND Coraopolis VFW, 412-771-5247. Sun. 8 p.m.

DANCE Bulgarian Cultural Center, West Homestead, 412-461-6188. Sat.: Vecherinka 7:30 p.m.

DANCE Camelot Ballroom, Coraopolis. Fri.: Jitterbug, cha cha, 9 p.m.

DANCE VFW, Brentwood, 412-881-9934. Sat.: 8:30 p.m.

DANCE South Hills Elks, Bethel Park, 412-831-0616. Fri.: Sensations 8:30 p.m.

LATIN Wightman Dancehall, Squirrel Hill, 412-341-0292. Fri.: Salsa, cha-cha, merengue 10 p.m.

LINE DANCING Steelworker's Union Hall, Leechburg, 724-226-9521. Sat.: 7:30 p.m.

OLDIES Elks, Buttermilk Hollow Rd., 412-461-3322. Sun.: Jeff Allen 6 p.m.

REGGAE Cabo Waterfront , Homestead, 412-462-9000. Sun.: The Flow Band 8 p.m.

SINGLES Holiday Inn, Green Tree, 412-572-5259. Fri.: Pizza dance party 8:30 p.m.

SQUARE Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Monroeville, 412-372-6285. Sat.: The Franklin Squares 8 p.m.

PIANO

BECKER'S SHADYSIDE INN Uniontown, 724-438-0931. Fri.: Mickey Sharp 6 p.m.

MORE Oakland, 412-621-2700. Fri.; Sat.: Rose Wyner 8:30 p.m.

SHILOH INN Mount Washington, 412-431-4000. Fri., Sat.: Michael McCabe 9 p.m.

COMEDY

PITTSBURGH IMPROV Waterfront, Homestead, 412-462-5233. Guy T, Fri. 8 & 10 p.m., Sat. 7, 9 & 11 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m.

PITTSBURGH PLACES
"***" DENOTES EVENT

CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Oakland. Current exhibits: The Sculptures of Allan Houser, through Aug. 15; Treasures of the Collections; Walking With Dinosaurs in the Earth Theater. Tours: Dinosaurs, Sat. 12:15 p.m., Sun. 2:15 p.m. Museum hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. till 9 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Admission: $8; $5 seniors, students and kids (3-18). 412-622-3131.

***CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, North Side. Current exhibits Robotics, Miniature Railroad and Village, UPMC SportsWorks, USS Requin and Exploration Station. Omnimax films "Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees," "Lewis and Clark -- Great Journey West" and "Young Black Stallion." Planetarium films "Ringworld," "Navigating with Lewis & Clark," "Stars Over Pittsburgh" and "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Laser Fantasy Shows offered Friday and Saturday nights Laser Laughs (family hour) (7 p.m.), '80s at Eight: Depeche Mode (8 p.m.), Seattle Sound (Grunge) (9 p.m.), Led Zeppelin: A Whole Lotta Led (10 p.m.), Electrolyte: TRANCending Electronica (11 p.m.), Midnight Floyd (midnight) Hours are Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. General admission: $14 adults, $10 child/senior. 412-237-3400.

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH Allegheny Center, North Side. Current exhibit: The Robot Zoo. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Admission: $5; $4.50 kids 2-18; under 2 free. 412-322-5058.

NATIONAL AVIARY West Park, North Side. Daily events: Owl Encounter Show, 11:30 a.m.; Indoor Tropical Rainstorm, 12:30 p.m.; Penguin Premiere Show, 1 p.m.; Interactive Feeding in Tropical Rainstorm, 2:30 p.m.; Feathers and Eggs Parts Cart, 4:30 p.m. Admission: $6; $5 seniors; $4.50 kids 2-12. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 412-323-7235.

***PHIPPS CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS Schenley Park, Oakland. New exhibit: Orchid Origins tells the story of how orchids are discovered, collected, bred, and propagated, through March 14; Garden Railroad runs through Feb. 22. Special events: Tropical Sundays with Steelpan Combination, Sun. 1 p.m.; Discussions on African-American cuisine came, Sat. noon and 2 p.m.; Cotton spinning, Sun. noon. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; Fridays till 9 p.m. 412-622-6914.

PITTSBURGH ZOO & AQUARIUM Highland Park. Special exhibit: "Skulls and Skeletons," Discovery Pavilion. Hours: Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (gates close at 4 p.m.) Admission: $6; $5 for seniors; $5 kids 2-13; under 2 free. 412-665-3639.

RINK AT PPG PLACE Ice skating. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; noon-8 p.m. Sun. Through early March. $6; $5 kids and seniors; $3 rental. 412-394-3641.

SENATOR JOHN HEINZ PITTSBURGH REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. Special exhibits: The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden features more than 300 artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution, through May 2. Admission: $6; $4.50 students/seniors; $3 for ages 6-18. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 412-454-6000.

HISTORICAL PLACES
"***" DENOTES EVENT

BEECHWOOD FARMS NATURE RESERVE Fox Chapel, 412-963-6100. Five miles of trails, open daily.

BLOCKHOUSE AT FORT PITT Pittsburgh's oldest building, erected in 1764 by Col. Henry Bouquet. Located in Point State Park. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

BUSHY RUN BATTLEFIELD Harrison City. Wed.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 724-527-5584.

BUTLER COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER Butler. 724-283-8116. Concentrates on Butler's industrial history. Sun. 1-3 p.m.

CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Allegheny and Beech avenues, North Side. 412-323-1070. Group tours of the 107-year-old church and its three magnificent 30-foot-high Tiffany windows given by appointment.

CLAYTON Point Breeze, 412-371-0600. The restored home of Henry Clay Frick family. Tours daily except Mon.

COMPASS INN MUSEUM Laughlintown. 724-238-4983. Authentically restored 1799 stagecoach stop that tells story of transportation in the 1800s. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sixth Avenue, Downtown, 412-471-3436. Tours include 13 Tiffany stained-glass windows, after 10:45 a.m. Sun. service. Group tours by appointment.

FORT PITT MUSEUM Point State Park, 866-PA-TRAIL. Wed.-Sun. Museum of colonial life in Western Pa.

GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE MUSEUM Wilmerding in the Castle, 412-823-0500. Displays of family items, inventions, achievements, and electrical appliances. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

HARMONY MUSEUM Nine sites and near Harmony, Butler County, 724-452-7341. Exhibits on Native Americans, Washington's 1753 mission, German Separatists and more. Tours 1-4 p.m. daily, except Mondays.

HARTWOOD Allison Park, 412-767-9200. Tours of the Tudor mansion designed by Alfred Hopkins. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. noon-4 p.m. Reservations recommended.

JIMMY STEWART MUSEUM Indiana, 724-349-6112. Family portraits, film awards, costumes, photos, posters and film clips. Open daily.

LEMOYNE HOUSE Washington, 724-225-6740. First National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. By appt. Sat.

OLD ST. LUKE'S Old Washington Pike, Scott, 412-851-9212. Pioneer church, 1823 pipe organ, Revolutionary War graves. Sun. 1:30-4 p.m.

PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM Washington, Pa., 724-228-9256. Scenic 3-mile rides on trolleys, exhibits, museum store. Special exhibit: "On the Car Line: Pittsburgh and Points South" focuses on trolley lines from Pittsburgh to Charleroi and Washington. $6; $5 seniors; $3.50 kids 2-15.

RIVERS OF STEEL Bost Building, Homestead. Exhibit: "Century of Steel, Homestead Works: 1881-1986," through Sept. Tues. and Thurs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appt. 412-464-4020.

SEWICKLEY HEIGHTS HISTORY CENTER Sewickley, 412-741-4487. A glimpse of the great estates of Pittsburgh's early industrialists, Weekdays 3-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-2 p.m.

SCHENLEY PARK VISITORS CENTER Schenley Park, near Phipps. 412-687-1800. Guided tours of Schenley Park first and third Sunday of every month at 1 p.m.

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL AND MUSEUM Oakland, 412-621-4253. $4; $3 seniors/students.

SHOWS

ANTIQUES FAIR The Meadows, Meadow Lands. Sun. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $3; under 12 free. 724-228-3045.

GREATER PITTSBURGH GOLF SHOW More than 300 booths with golf equipment, appearances by Brian Pavlet, Sean "The Beast" Fister, Dan Boever and Terry Miskolczi. Pittsburgh ExpoMart, Monroeville. Fri. 3-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7; $6 seniors; under 12 free.

THREE RIVERS COMIC BOOK & SCI-FI CONVENTION Dealers from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will be buying, selling and trading comics, toys, action figures, non-sport cards, sci-fi books & collectibles. Al Monzo's Palace Inn, Monroeville. Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $2; 6 & under free.

ZOMBO'S EMPORIUM AND SALES Collectors present records, CDs, videos, art, vintage clothes, antiques, dolls and more. Appearances by Porky Chedwick, Johnny Angel and Karl Mullen. Edgewood Club, Swissvale. $3; under 15 free. 412-371-4767.

CHILDREN

DISNEY ON ICE: TOY STORY 2 Mellon Arena. Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 am, 3 and 7 p.m.; Sun. 1 and 5 p.m. $13, $19, $23, $38 and $45. 412-323-1919.

BENEFITS

EMPTY BOWLS DINNER Benefit for Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a meal of soup and bread served in more 1,000 handmade bowls made by local artists and students. Features music and children's activities. Rodef Shalom Congregation, Shadyside/Oakland. Sun. 3-7 p.m. $18 advanced; $20 at the door. 412-431-8960.

WINE & CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE Benefit for Crohn's and Colitis Foundation with wine, chocolates and hors d'ouevres. Terminal Properties building, South Side. Sat. 7-11 p.m. $40. 412-687-9775.

LITERARY

BARNES & NOBLE Waterfront, 412-462-4798. Sat.: Unicorn Storytime with reading of "Where Have the Unicorns Gone?," 11 a.m.

NON-FICTION WRITING FROM START TO FINISH Local author and magazine editor Brian Butko will lead a writing seminar. Roxy Cafe, South Hills Village mall. Sat. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $40, includes a complete lunch. 412-337-4458.

EVERYTHING ELSE

BLACK VOICES FOR PEACE TEACH-IN African-American anti-war organization will discuss Iraq War and the African-American community. Also features poet Dennis Brutus and the Rev. Thomas Smith, plus hip-hop group Liberation. The Kingsley Association, 6118 Penn Circle-South, East Liberty. Sat. 2 p.m.

INTERACTIVE DRUMMING EXPERIENCE With Rusted Root's Jim Donovan. No experience required. Drums provided. East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church, 4326 Sardis Road, Murrysville. Sun. 12:30 -2:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 724-327-6321.

'IT'S ON' PRO BOXING David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. Sat. 7 p.m. $20-$35. 412-434-6353.

WAGMAN WINTERFEST Star-gazing party with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Wagman Observatory, Deer Lakes Park, Frazer. Sat. 4 p.m. Free. 724-224-2510.

AUDITIONS

THE CHARLES STREET PLAYERS For "Our Town," a musical. Call David Little, 412-321-1678 for an appointment.

CITY THEATRE For "Momentum: 2004," Equity only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3. Prepare two-minute contemporary monologue. By appointment, 412-431-4400, ext. 225.

MCKEESPORT LITTLE THEATER For "Blood Brothers," a musical. At the theater, Coursin and Bailie Street, McKeesport. Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Mon. 7:30-9 p.m. men and women 19-55, actors, singers and dancers. Call 412-673-1100 for information.

GREENSBURG CIVIC THEATRE For "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," March 3, 6-9 p.m., Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg. Prepare one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a show tune or ballad Call 724-836-PLAY for information and appointment.

PITTSBURGH YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA For new members, 2004-2005 season. Advanced students up to and including college age may apply. Mock auditions will be held on April 3, 12:30-3 p.m.; Regular auditions, May 3-8, Heinz Hall, Downtown. Visit www.pittsburghyouthsymphony.org for an application, downloadable repertoire and registration requirements.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS

2004 BEAVER VALLEY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL Visual art works are being sought for the 2004 BVIAF. Artists from Pennsylvania, West Virgina and Ohio, are eligible. SASE should be sent to The Merrick Art Gallery, BVIAF Regional Exhibition, Box 312, New Brighton, PA 15066, or e-mail merrical@ ccia.com. Deadline for submissions is April 30.

PENN ARTS ASSOCIATION Seeking new members. Meet the second Tuesday of the month at Senior Citizens Center, 147 Jefferson Road., Penn Hills. Call 724-325-1331 for more information.

PITTSBURGH WATERCOLOR SOCIETY Screening for new members, Simmons Hall, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside, 1 and 1:30 p.m. March 7. Pre-registration is necessary, send SASE to D. Duffy, 120 Markham Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 for forms and information.

SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY For "Fellowship 2004: Fifth Annual Fellowship Competition," juror is Tom E. Hinson, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art. One photographer will be selected to receive a $4,000 fellowship. Deadline is March 27, 2004. Visit www.silvereye.org for application or call 412-431-1810.

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