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    AN ACT OF GOD Welcome to Heaven. Its just as dazzling as you hoped it would be. Meet God (Broadway veteran and

    Pittsburgh favorite Marcus Stevens) and his wingmen, Gabriel and Michael. Writtenby David Javerbaum, former writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart andwinner of 13 Emmy Awards, An Act of God isblessed with abundant social commentaryand irreverent comedy. Adult humor. Adult language. Adult laughs!Directed by Ted Pappas.Pittsburgh Public TheaterOReilly Theater / Tickets start at $25n Also June 24, 611, 13, 1518, 2025, 2730;July 12

    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS An Americanin Paris is the new Tony Award-winningmusical about an American soldier, amysterious French girl and an indomitableEuropean city, each yearning for a newbeginning in the aftermath of war.Acclaimed director/choreographer and2015 Tony Award-winner ChristopherWheeldon brings the magic and romanceof Paris into perfect harmony withunforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin.PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh CLOBenedum Center / Tickets start at $26n Also June 24, 611

    CREATE FESTIVAL 2017 Kick off thearts festival season at Create Festival 2017,a one-day creativity and innovation festivalheralding the Dollar Bank Three Rivers ArtsFestival opening weekend. Create is amashup of art, technology and ingenuity with original art, interactive technologies,games, performances, maker workshops,inspiring talks and more!Pittsburgh Technology CouncilAugust Wilson Center / 12 p.m. General admission FREE, All Access Pass $50

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    BNY Mellon Grand Classics:TCHAIKOVSKYS FIRSTPIANO CONCERTO Vasily Petrenko debuts

    conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony in aprogram to honor the city of St. Petersburg,featuring Shostakovichs Symphony No. 8and Tchaikovskys much-loved PianoConcerto No. 1, debuting rising starpianist Behzod Abduraimov.Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraHeinz Hall / Tickets start at $20n Also June 11

    PLEIN AIR PAINTINGWORKSHOP Join Plein Airartist William Pfahl in paintingour citys urban landscape in

    this 2-hour painting session during theThree Rivers Arts Festival. Pfahl willdemonstrate and explain the materialsused and facilitate as participants engagein the activity as well as the stepsnecessary to paint outdoors using oils oncanvas. For ages 12+.Pittsburgh Cultural TrustPoint State Park / 12 p.m. / FREERegistration required at TrustArts.org/Education

    PRIDEFEST Now a two-dayevent, this family-friendly

    celebration of the local LGBT communityoffers more than 150 vendors, plus live entertainment, food booths,childrens activity area and more. VisitPittsburghpride.org or call 412-322-2800for more information. Delta Foundation of PittsburghLiberty Avenue, between 6th & 10th Streets FREE and open to the public / All agesn Also June 11

    PRIDE IN THE STREET Pittsburghs largest outdoor

    dance party celebrating the local LGBTcommunity. Visit Pittsburghpride.org orcall 1-888-71-TICKETS to purchase ticketsand for more information.Delta Foundation of PittsburghLiberty Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets7 p.m. / Tickets TBD / For ages 18 & older

    WORDPLAY With brazenhonesty and creativity, actors,comedy writers, and everydaypeople read their own stories

    while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrackusing anything from Brahms to Beyonc.Youll laugh, youll cry, and youll get anextremely intimate look into the life of atotal stranger.Bricolage Production Company 937 Liberty Avenue / 8 p.m. / $25n Also June 3

    MS. LAURYN HILL Ms. Lauryn Hill hasannounced additional dates for The MLHCaravan: A Diaspora Calling! ConcertSeries. Of this concert series, Ms. Hill says:The MLH Caravan allows me to continuethe theme of unity and celebration of themany facets of cultural and artistic beautythroughout the African diaspora while ontour this summer and fall.Trust Guest AttractionsByham Theater / 8 p.m. / Tickets start at $65

    BNY Mellon Grand Classics: MAHLERS RESURRECTION Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra, along with the Mendelssohn Choir ofPittsburgh and outstanding soloistsChristina Landshamer and GerhildRomberger, in a performance of thismonumental symphony.Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraHeinz Hall / Tickets start at $20n Also June 4

    Jumping Jack Theater presents THE LIGHT PRINCESS A multisensory adventure foryoung audiences on the autism

    spectrum. This sensory-friendly worldpremiere production features innovativepuppetry, lush settings, an original score,and interactive moments designed toengage ALL audiences.Pittsburgh Cultural TrustTrust Arts Education Center805-807 Liberty Avenue / FREERegistration required at TrustArts.org/Educationn Also June 4

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    TWILIGHT SKETCH CRAWL A two-hour drawing marathon! Draw what yousee on a journey through Point State Parkduring the Dollar Bank Three Rivers ArtsFestival. Rick Antolic, accomplished artistand illustrator, will be onhand to assistwith sketches as needed. Bring a sketchbook, drawing instruments and a coldbeverage. All ages; no experience required.Pittsburgh Cultural TrustPoint State Park / 5 p.m. / FREERegistration required at TrustArts.org/Education

    TONY AWARDS VIEWINGPARTY The Pittsburgh CulturalTrust presents this specialevening celebrating Broadways

    biggest night. This event includes abroadcast viewing, drinks, appetizers,games, giveaways and more! Doors openat 7 p.m., broadcast begins at 8 p.m.Pittsburgh Cultural TrustCabaret at Theater Square / 7 p.m. $40 Members/$50 Non-Members

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    FUSE@PSO: MASH-UP MIX DOWN,FEATURING TIME FOR THREE A classically trained string trio known fortheir exploration of a variety of musicalgenres, Time for Three joins conductorSteve Hackman and the PittsburghSymphony for a concert that hits theshuffle button, offering the audience aplaylist of classical-pop mash-ups. Youllhear Chopin combined with The Beatles,Beethoven with Led Zeppelin, Dvok with Dave Matthews and many more!Happy hour starts at 5 p.m.Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraHeinz Hall / 6:30 p.m. / $30

    ELVIS COSTELLO & THEIMPOSTERS GrammyAward-winning singer-songwriter has been described

    as a pop encyclopedia able to reinventthe past in his own image. In 2003,Costello and the Attractions were inductedinto The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004, Rolling Stone ranked CostelloNo. 80 on their list of the 100 GreatestArtists of All Time.Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraHeinz Hall / 7 p.m. / Tickets start at $65

    DISNEYS THE LITTLEMERMAID Broadways Under-the-Sea Spectacular! In a magical kingdom beneath the

    sea, Ariel longs to leave her ocean home tolive in the world above. Based on one ofHans Christian Andersens most belovedstories, its a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Pittsburgh CLO Benedum Center / Tickets start at $25.75n Also June 1518, 2025

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  • DVE COMEDY FESTIVAL Randy Baumann and the DVEMorning Show present a greatlineup of comedians, including

    Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Kevin Brennan,Rachel Feinstein and Bill Crawford.Trust Guest AttractionsByham Theater / 8 p.m. / $56

    BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season Finale!HONECK CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN In a program sure to ignite and stimulatethe senses, this season finale joins ManfredHoneck and the Pittsburgh Symphonymusicians in a performance of Beethovensbeloved Pastoral Symphony. World-renowned German baritone MatthiasGoerne also joins the orchestra for hisdebut with Mahlers Twelve Songs fromDes Knaben Wunderhorn.Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraHeinz Hall / Tickets start at $20n Also June 24 & 25

    Multiple Choice Versus: KAIJU BIG BATTEL In thislive monster-fighting spectacle,Planet Earth is under threat.

    Scattered throughout the galaxy lies amonstrous mob of maniacal villains,menacing alien beasts and giant, city-crushing monsters. Or, join us at 9 p.m. for Monster Trike Night attendees areinvited to test their skills on an indoor flattrack with head-to-head races. Food truckentry is free. All ages.Pittsburgh Cultural TrustAugust Wilson Center / 8 p.m. / Show & party$25; Party only $5 in advance, $10 at the door

    SHOW TUNE SATURDAY NIGHT JoinPittsburgh CLO for a FREE open mike nightdesigned for those who love musicals! Ages 21+.Pittsburgh CLOCabaret at Theater Square / 10 p.m. / FREE

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    PNC Pops: ELLA & LOUIS ALL THAT JAZZ! Louis Armstrong. He gave jazz itsswing. Ella Fitzgerald. She gave

    jazz its greatest voice. Be there for thistribute to Ella and Satchmo. Featuring thesultr