DIVERSIONS

Ticketmaster events are sold at Kaufmann’s and Iggle Entertainment, both Hermitage; online at: ticketmaster.com; and by phone at 1-330-747-1212.



ART

• A retrospective of works by Jan Matulka, paintings, drawings and prints that range from Impressionistic landscapes to abstractions, runs Tuesday through May 28 in the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown. Info: 1-330-743-1711 and online: www.butlerart.com

• Carol Conti-Entin photographs of waterfowl are on display today through May 16 in Rocky River Nature Center, North Olmsted, Ohio. Info: 1-440-734-6660 and online: www.clevelandmetroparks.com

• Quilts designed and constructed by Hermitage resident Joe Zentis are on display through May 6 in Shenango Valley Community Library, Sharon. The display includes Zentis’ first quilt, which he completed in 2002 and other quilts that have won awards in juried shows. Zentis writes the series of Life Stories published twice a month in The Herald. Free.

• Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, shows works by Natascha Ampunant, Kristine Marx, Karyn Olivier and Jason Peters through July 9. Info: 1-412-231-3169 and online: www.mattress.org



CHORAL

• Westminster College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform their spring concert at 3 p.m. April 23 in the college’s Wallace Memorial Chapel, New Wilmington. Darci Kuhlber, a senior music education major from Grove City, will be a soloist. Free.

• The Warren Civic Music Association presents John Davidson at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Packard Music Hall, Warren, Ohio. Tickets: 1-330-841-2931

• See Corinne Morini in a voice studio recital at 8 p.m. today in Bliss Recital Hall, Youngstown. Free

• Sons of Pitches performs at 7 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of Penn State’s Shenango Campus, Sharon. Info: 1-724-983-2906

• Pittsburgh Concert Chorale says farewell to its founder and music director Dr. Clark W. Bedford during a concert at 4 p.m. May 7 in North Allegheny Senior High School auditorium, Wexford. Tickets: 1-412-635-7654 and at the door.



CLASSICAL

• Violinist Dr. Tomislav Dimov, concertmaster of the Butler County Symphony Orchestra, performs at noon April 28 in the Guthrie Theatre, Grove City, as part of the Guthrie Arts Guild’s “Lunch with the Arts” concert series. Reserved tickets include a boxed lunch. Tickets are available at several Grove City area locations, including the Allied News office, Grove City Public Library and Grove City Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are also available at the door.

• Three Slippery Rock University faculty present a “Three M’s” concert featuring works by Mozart, Martin and Mendelssohn at 4 p.m. April 23 in Swope Recital Hall to raise money for the Dwight and Jeane Baker Memorial Fund Scholarship. Tickets: at the door.

• The Y Music Society and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Rieko Aizawa in concert at 8 p.m. April 25 in the Katz Performing Arts Center of the Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill. Tickets: 1-412-392-4900 and online: www.pittsburghsymphony.org

• Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a “Heavenly Concert!” featuring violinist Gil Shaham and the women of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. April 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. April 23 in Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. Tickets: 1-412-392-4900 and online: www.pittsburghsymphony.org

• Kathryn Thomas presents a flute studio recital at 6 p.m. Monday in Bliss Recital Hall, Youngstown. Jim Boyce offers a guitar studio recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Free.

• Indian classical musician Amjad Ali Khan, who plays the stringed instument called the sarod, performs at 7 p.m. Friday in Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh. He will be joined by his sons Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khanm who also play sarods, and tabla players Vineet Vyas and Anubrata Chatterjee. Tablas are hand drums. Tickets: 1-412-818-2092 and online: www.sulekha.com/pittsburgh



COMEDY

• Buzz Nutley cracks up at the Funny Farm Comedy Club, Boardman, Ohio, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. He does the same thing at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the club’s Liberty, Ohio, location. Tickets and info: 1-330-759-HAHA and online: www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com

• Tickling the Funnybone, Pittsburgh: Jesse Joyce with Tracee Ashley at 7:30 p.m. today and 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 1-412-281-3130 and online: www.funnybonepgh.com

• Improvising at The Improv, Cleveland: Dan O’Sullivan at 8 p.m. today and 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations: 1-216-696-4677 or online: www.clevelandimprov.com

• The Improv’s Homestead club offers Mark Eddie and John Knight at 8 p.m. today, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. Info: 1-412-462-5233 and online: www.improv.com

• Getting the last laugh in Jr.’s Last Laugh, Erie: Kivi Rogers at 7:30 p.m. today and 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 1-814-461-0911 and online: www.jrslastlaugh.com



DRAMATIC STAGE

• Pittsburgh Public Theatre presents Doug Wright’s “I Am My Own Wife,” a one-man play about how a transvestite lived openly during Nazi and Communist rule, today through May 14 in O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh. Tickets: 1-412-316-1600 and online: www.ppt.org

• The Walnut Street Lodge presents Archibald MacLeisch’s play “J.B.,” based on the Book of Job and examining man’s age-old relationship with God, at 8 p.m. April 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 6:30 p.m. April 30 in the lodge at 80 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon. Tickets and info: 1-724-346-4746

• “Tartuffe,” in which Orgon’s powers of reason are blinded by his quest for eternal salvation, is on stage at 8 p.m. April 20, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. April 23 in Allegheny College’s Playshop Theatre, Meadville. Tickets: 1-814-332-3414

• Slippery Rock University’s theater department explores the plight of German women married to Jewish men during the rule of the Third Reich when it presents “Rosenstrasse” at 8 p.m. April 26-29 and 2 p.m. April 30 in Miller Auditorium, Slippery Rock. Tickets: 1-724-738-2645



ETC.

• Mike Super presents a show of magic and illusion at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Allegheny College’s Shafer Auditorium, Meadville. Tickets: 1-814-332-3101 and online: www.allegheny.edu/centerstage

• Train brings “Drops of Jupiter” to the AJ Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, at 7:30 p.m. April 20. Ticketmaster.

• Opera Westminster presents “Magically Mozart,” a collection of scenes in English from Mozart’s best-known operas, at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in Westminster College’s Orr Auditorium, New Wilmington. Free.

• Eddie Rodick and The Casuals play polka at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Croation Lodge, Eastlake, Ohio. Tickets: $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

• The Renaissance and Baroque Society presents the eight-member Renaissance band Piffaro, who will perform a program entitled “Birds, Beasts and Battles: A Family Program of Renaissance Music,” at 11 p.m. May 13 in Synod Hall, Oakland. The performance is designed to imitate the sounds of nature. Tickets: 1-412-682-7262 and at the door. Online info: www.rbsp.org

• Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday to see Rascal Flatts “Prayin’ For Daylight” at 8 p.m. May 27 at Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. Ticketmaster. Info: 1-412-562-9905 and online: www.post-gazettepavilion.com



FILM

• Baniff Mountain Film Festival is showing short international films about mountain themes, including snowboarding and rock climbing, at 7 p.m. today and Friday in Byham Theatre, Pittsburgh. Tickets: 1-412-255-0564

• “Heart of Gold,” a musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, is showing at 7:30 p.m. today at The Movies at Meadville. “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” which depicts the ongoing abuse of human rights along the United States-Mexico border, is showing at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Info: 1-814-333-2727 or online: www.themoviesat.com

• George Romero, director of the black-and-white horror film “Creepshow,” hosts a question-and-answer session after the movie is shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Slippery Rock University’s Union, Slippery Rock. Free.

• “Antonio Gaudi,” which explores the forms of the Barcelona architect by the same name, is showing Monday through April 20 in Harris Theater, Pittsburgh. Info: 1-412-682-4111 and online: www.pghfilmmakers.org

• A group of heroin addicts gathers in a New York City loft in “The Connection,” showing at 5 p.m. Sunday in Regent Square Theater, Pittsburgh. Info: 1-412-682-4111 or online: www.pghfilmmakers.org



JAZZ

• “Stretch” jazz trio performs at 7:30 p.m. April 20 in Westminster College’s Berlin Lounge, McKelvey Campus Center, New Wilmington. The trio includes James Scanga, a freshman music education major from Sharpsville, and Steve Marks, a private music teacher from Hermitage, both on drums, and Westminster instructor Jim Flowers on reeds. Free.

• Slippery Rock University Chamber Singers and jazz guitarist Joe Negri collaborate to present jazz standards at 7:30 p.m. April 22 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson St., Butler. Tickets are $5 and are available at the church.

• The Youngstown State University Jazz Studies Program presents Brazilian Jazz Ensemble and Hard Bop Quintet at 8 p.m. Monday in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center, Youngstown.



LOCAL BANDS

• Heavy Weather plays rock tunes at 10 p.m. Saturday in Faraone Brothers Bar and Lounge at The Quality Inn, Hermitage.

• Kalico plays a blend of country and rock at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Clark House, Clark.

• Pipedreams relives the ’60s at 8 p.m. Friday during “Tully’s Colossal Cocktail Party” in Tully’s Irish Pub, Sharon. Steve Vuich and the River Saints play their brand of lunacy at 9 p.m. Monday.

• Steve Vuich hosts the “Tangled up in Blues” open blues stage at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Clancy’s, Warren, Ohio. Club info: 1-330-369-6633

• Peppermint Twist performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Titusville American Legion.

• Side Effects plays high energy dance rock at 10 p.m. Saturday in Billy’s, Oil City.

• Vegas performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday in JW’s Other Club at the Radisson Hotel, Shenango Township. Savoy brings the fun at 10 p.m. Saturday. Info: 1-724-528-2501 and online: www.radisson.com/westmiddlesexpa



• Pie Rossi sings at 9 p.m. Friday in Harry’s, Sharpsville.

• Sonic Age performs Saturday at Victory Lane Lounge, Champion, Ohio. Club info: 1-330-847-7070

• Boosel, Hamilton and Leslie play in Variety on the Square at 7 p.m. Friday at the historic G.C. Murphy Building, 110 N. Pitt St., Mercer. Info: 1-724-662-1490

• The FX Project plays at 9:30 p.m. Friday at D’Avanzo’s Italian Grill, Hermitage. Soundbite plays classic rock at 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Terry Dach and Max Schang team at 8:30 p.m. today in Our Gang’s Lounge, Sharon.

• Dance to the sounds of Eddie and the Edsels at 8 p.m. Friday at Kuzman’s, Girard, Ohio. Info: 1-330-545-8521 or 1-330-545-8995

• The Hern Brothers Band plays at 10 p.m. Saturday at The Stateline Tavern, East Palestine, Ohio. Info: 1-330-426-6878



MUSICAL STAGE

• Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera presents “Forbidden Broadway,” a tribute to Broadway’s biggest shows and brightest stars, through April 30 in Cabaret at Theater Square, Pittsburgh. Tickets: 1-412-456-6666 and online: www.pittsburghclo.org

• “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” plays at The Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akron through April 29. Reservations and info: 1-330-724-9855 or 1-800-362-4100

• “Annie” will show that the sun does out come tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. Tickets: 1-412-392-4900 or online: www.pittsburghsymphony.org

• A veterinarian talks to animals in the family musical, “Dr. Doolittle,” on stage at the Palace Theatre, Cleveland, Tuesday through April 30. “Les Misérables,” based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel that spans three decades in 19th century France, is showing in Allen Theatre at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, April 20, 21 and 22, 2 p.m. April 22 and 23, and 7:30 p.m. April 23. Tickets and info: 1-800-766-6048 and online: www.playhousesquare.com



ROCK

• She Wants Revenge performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale, Pa. Every Time I Die follows its routine at 8 p.m. May 3. They Might Be Giants look for the “Birdhouse in Your Soul” at 8 p.m. May 10. The Misfits continue their twisted dream at 8 p.m. June 22. Online info: www.mrsmalls.com Tickets: 1- 800-594-TIXX and online: www.mrsmalls.musictoday.com

• Mellowdrone performs from its debut album “Box” at 10:30 p.m. April 22 in Cedar’s Lounge, Youngstown. Info: 1-330-743-6560

• Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday to see Poison at 7 p.m. July 20 in Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, Pa. Ticketmaster. Info: 1-412-562-9905 and online: www.post-gazettepavilion.com



SPOKEN WORD

• Gretchen Van Hoesen, principal harp of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, leads a discussion about the role of the harp in a symphony orchestra at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Room, Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh. Free.

• Mike Lanzone, talks about the expedition that confirmed the Ivory-billed woodpecker’s existence at 1 p.m. April 22 in Earth Theater at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh. Talk is free with museum admission. Online info: www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh

Compiled by Herald Staff Writers Joe Pinchot, Cary Snyder and Aaron Bruckart

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