The Howard Levy 4 @ Original Pittsburgh Winery12/5/2023 @ 7:00pm - 12:00 AM 2809 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The Howard Levy 4, led by the multi-Grammy-Award-winning harmonica player, pianist, and composer, Howard Levy, is a musical tour de force that brings together four of Chicago\'s finest musicians and long-time friends. With a stellar lineup featuring Chris Siebold, Josh Ramos, and Luiz Ewerling, this band offers a captivating blend of original compositions and a wide range of musical styles. This can\'t-miss event will take place at the Original Pittsburgh Winery, a boutique urban winery and intimate music venue located at 2809 Penn Ave, in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The show will be held in the winery\'s Cellar room - doors open at 7 PM, and tickets can be purchased from the Original Pittsburgh Winery’s website. Made famous, in large part, through his contributions as a member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Howard’s elite musical prowess, has allowed him to curate Chicago’s most exciting super-group. Chris Siebold, house guitarist for 5 years on A Prairie Home Companion, is a member of internationally renowned fusion band Kick the Cat, and has played with many notable musicians around the world. Josh Ramos was Ramsey Lewis’ bass player for 5 years and the bassist for CALJE, Chicago’s premier modern Latin-Jazz ensemble. And Luiz Ewerling, renowned drummer and composer, is one of the top brazilian drummers living in the US. Now, the group is playing a short, December tour through the northeast - catch their next show at 118 N in Wayne, Pennsylvania, on December 6th.
One-Log Bridge12/7/2023 @ 8:00pm - 12:00 AM - 12/8/2023 New Hazlett Theater
One-Log Bridge is a new opera theatre work about the immigrant experience in the U.S. One-Log Bridge uses the beauty of voice to explore the social complexities inherent in notions of resilience, race, solidarity, immigration, and settlement challenges. Content Warning: racism, xenophobia
Nutcracker at Carnegie Performing Arts Center12/9/2023 @ 7:00pm - 12:00 AM - 12/17/2023 Andrew Carnegie Music Hall
The Nutcracker, an old fashioned holiday ballet performed annually by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center, will perform at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie. Performances will be on Saturday, December 9, at 7 pm, Sunday, December 10, at 2 pm, Saturday, December 16, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m. Sarah Kief, a graduate from the Carnegie Performing Arts Center and a student at Point Park University, will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Sydney Avant, a Senior at Trinity High School in Washington County, will dance the Queen of the Snow and Natalie Twigg, a Senior at Seton LaSalle, will portray the Dew Drop Fairy. Allison Platt who is in the 5th grade at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, portrays Clara, while Wyatt Westwood, also in the 5th grade, is from Osborne Elementary School in the Quaker Valley School District and will dance the role of the Nutcracker Prince. Dancers from many community dance schools ranging in age from 5 – adult round out the cast of swirling snowflakes and candy flowers. Monica Ryan, director of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center will be choreographing the production. Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for students and seniors and are available at the door or on line through the website. For more information please contact the Carnegie Performing Arts Center at (412) 279-8887 or access the website at www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com