Editors’ pick: CTA Gala: Lifting Our Voices
Saturday, March 19
Join the Center for Theater Arts for its annual gala, featuring unforgettable live performances from two of Broadway’s biggest names, Norm Lewis (pictured above) and Hugh Panaro, along with the inspiring voices of their own students, faculty and alumni of all ages and abilities.
For more details and information, visit www.centerfortheaterarts.org or call 412-563-5080.
Sunday, March 27
Stop by the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center from 1 to 4 p.m. for the Pittsburgh Photography Club’s annual salon and open house. View award-winning printed and digital images submitted by club members in various categories. www.pghphoto.org
Sunday, March 13
Have a little time to spare? Animal Friends’ annual fundraiser, Alley Up, at Legacy Lanes in Baldwin from noon to 5, could be right up your alley. Tickets range from $35 to $175 and include bowling, shoes, pizza, pop and a T-shirt. Also, check out raffles and meet four-legged friends. www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org/events/alley-up/
Joy of Orchids
Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20
This flowering plant with its vibrant colors and fragrant scents certainly brings joy to many. Celebrate “The Joy of Orchids” with The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania during its annual show held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel. Visitors will be inspired by the beautifully crafted displays of live orchids. Ask questions from the experts, purchase your own plant or have your orchid repotted. www.oswp.org