Folk music

Seven Days in Pittsburgh: October 7-13 | Arts + Entertainment | Pittsburgh

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Chris Capehart at Liberty Magic

Thu Oct 7

MAGIC • IRL
Get ready to blow your blind like Magic of Freedom reopens its doors for “one of the important forces of magic today”, Chris Capehart, the first downtown theater magician to return to a live performance after a year of closure due to the pandemic. Capehart, an accomplished street artist who has dazzled audiences in theaters around the world, specializes in close-up illusions, turning century-old magical props into modern performances. 7:30 p.m. Continue until October 29. 811 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $ 40-75. trustarts.org

Fri 8 Oct

EVENT • IRL
Interior design enthusiasts can find themselves at David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the year Fall Home Show. Described as the “best home improvement professional fair” in the region, the event will showcase the latest designs and products for the fall season. Whether you’re looking to renovate your home or even just admire the work, the convention features hundreds of exhibits and demonstrations, including celebrity chefs and professional designers. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Continues until Sun 10 October. 1000, boulevard Fort Duquesne, downtown. $ 4-10. pghhome.com/attend-the-fall-show-2021

FIGHT • IRL
Wrestling fans new and old will be sure to appreciate Night movements To The prayer. Hosted by Enjoy the fight, a new progressive independent promotion, the evening will feature a technical face-to-face between Lee Moriarty and Darius Lockhart. MV Young will also be the first to defend an Enjoy Wrestling title in his fight against Max The Impaler. Several team matches will round out the evening, with plenty of drama and action to spare. 7 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m. 614 Pressley Street, north side. $ 20-40. compressmerch.com/collections/enjoy-wrestling

Sat 9 Oct

MUSIC • IRL
Presented by the Pittsburgh Folk Music Society Calliope, the Dirk Powell Band will play traditional American folk music at Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Powell is a violinist, banjo player and singer whose work has been described as “a stimulating and exciting testament to the power of the musical tradition of yesteryear.” Powell has worked with great musicians from Loretta Lynn to Joan Baez. 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. $ 18-35. calliopehouse.org

PARTY • IRL
Live music, drinks and entertainment await you this week at Dormont. Directory Rue Dormont & Music Festival will include vendors like Muddy Cup Coffee, Jar Candle Store, Molly’s Pizza and other local favorites. Five acts will appear on Arsenal Cider’s main stage throughout the day to entertain. 1 pm-8pm Potomac Avenue from West Liberty to Belrose, Dormont avenues. To free. boro.dormont.pa.us/dormont-street-and-music-festival

PARTY • IRL
To rejoin Compassionate Clinics of America for their first annual edition Pittsburgh Cannabis Festival in Allegheny Commons Park. The free, family-friendly event will focus on cannabis health, wellness, advocacy and education, with the goal of promoting an informed community conversation about cannabis. Enjoy live music from Truth and Rights and The Moat Rats, and shop and learn from over 20 vendors, including Vapor Galleria, Unbeadable Energies, Prescription Foods, Half Dazed Baked Goods, and Tree Cup Tea. 12 pm-4pm 810 Arch St., north side. To free. pghcannafest.com

Sun 10 Oct

CHILDREN • IRL
If your family is looking for something Jurassic in October, Dinosaur walk will have giant and lifelike dinosaurs on display inside the Monroeville Convention Center. The traveling event features 75 animatronic and prehistoric monsters representing various periods, from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. Food donations will also be accepted at the event for Dino Stroll’s Stomp Out Hunger charity. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 209 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville. $ 24.99. dinostroll.com

Click to enlarge Virtuoso Sphinx - PHOTO: NAN MELVILLE

Photo: Nan Melville

Virtuoso Sphinx

Mon 11 Oct

MUSIC • IRL
Virtuoso Sphinx
, described as “one of the most dynamic professional chamber orchestras in the country,” comes to Carnegie Music Hall for an incredible evening of music. Sphinx Virtuosi is made up of 18 classical black and Latin soloists who bring a new vision of chamber music to venues across the United States. 7:30 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $ 45. chamber musicpittsburgh.org

Click to enlarge Erich Bergen at the Greer Cabaret Theater - PHOTO: COURTESY OF PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST

Photo: Courtesy of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Erich Bergen at the Cabaret Greer Theater

STEP • IRL
After a lead role on CBS’s Madam Secretary, Erich Bergen will debut in concert in Pittsburgh at Cabaret Greer Theater. Bergen has extensive performing experience, including in the stage production of Jersey Boys and Clint Eastwood’s 2014 film adaptation. Bergen will perform a range of songs, starting with selections from the Great American Songbook, an influential jazz canon and popular songs from the early 20th century, through to today’s hits. ‘hui. 7 and 9:30 p.m. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. $ 45-70. trustarts.org

Tue 12 Oct

STEP • IRL
Seeking to redefine what a theatrical experience is, Live from the edge come to City theater. This unique performance traces the evolution of language by exploring everything from childhood rhymes to poetry, hip hop, gospel, theater, Latin jazz and family blues. Live a theatrical experience that challenges what you have come to consider traditional. Continues until October 31. 1300 Bingham St .., South Side. $ 20-65. citytheatre.culturaldistrict.org

Wed 13 Oct

CHILDREN • VIRTUAL
One of the first female engineers, Bertha Lammé, will be a topic of discussion at Heinz History Center this month for an interactive project for young children. Make history: the slide rule phenomenon, Bertha Lamme invites children aged 3 to 5 to “explore with people, places and stories that make Pittsburgh unique”. It will also include a project focusing on Lamme’s work. 10:30 am-11am Free upon registration. Donations encouraged. heinzhistorycenter.org/events