Down in Front!

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Editors’ pick: Connections Gala in Wonderland

Friday, April 26

Registration opens March 20

Celebrate 50 years of Outreach Teen & Family Services, 6 p.m. Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. Enjoy a sit-down dinner, cash bar, silent auction and more! Black tie optional.

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Fearless: Yunchan Lim Conquers Rachmaninoff

Friday, March 1 and Sunday, March 3

Forget rising star, Yunchan Lim is a supernova! His gold-winning performance of Rachmaninoff at the Van Cliburn—the Olympics for pianists—at the age of 18 earned 10 million views. Now, he’s an electrifying artist people travel the world to see. Lim makes his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut with Rachmaninoff’s famously challenging and profoundly powerful Second Piano Concerto. 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


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Pajama Storytime

Thursday, March 28

Fun for kids ages 3 to 6 and their families! Enjoy interactive stories and creative activities in this family storytime, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Registration open from March 5 to March 28.

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Orchid Obsession

Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17

Obsessed with orchids? Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania at the annual orchid show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Crowne Plaza South hotel. Enjoy impressive displays of blooming orchids grown by local Society members, many of them from Mt. Lebanon. $5 admission; free for 18 and younger. Info: (412) 576-1704

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Saturday, March 23

Described as “the best Irish band in bluegrass,” JigJam is creating the new Irish invasion of Americana. Calliope House hosts JigJam at the City Winery at 6:30 p.m.

a painting by Johannes Vermeer of a woman sitting looking at sheet music and a man helping herVermeer, Monet, Rembrandt: Forging the Frick Collections in Pittsburgh and New York

April 6 – July 14

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Frick Museum to see artworks from the Henry Clay Frick and Helen Clay Frick collections. See awe-inspiring masterworks by Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Whistler, El Greco and Vermeer—one of only 36 known works by the artist in the world.

Seniors Lunch

Wednesday, March 20

Enjoy a delicious lunch with hamentashen and a presentation by Comfort Keepers on the importance of stimulating the mind. Chabad of the South Hills, 1701 McFarland Road. $5 suggested donation. Wheelchair accessible. Pre-registration is requested at (412) 278-2658.

Coming Home

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10

Join the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for two free concerts that explore the shared human condition of home.

Photo Salon

Sunday, April 7

The Pittsburgh Photography Club’s annual Photo Salon is from 12-4 p.m., at Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center. New this year, photos paired with poetry readings by the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective.

Rabid Raccoon 100

Saturday, March 16

It’s not what you might think! Rabid Raccoon 100 is a relay at 7 a.m. in Raccoon Creek State Park. The course winds through the woods, over hills, across streams and around Raccoon Lake.