Brewers vs. Bucs; Last Day for Pittsburgh Irish Festival and A Fair in the Park (Sun., 9/13/15)

1) Our beloved Buccos take the diamond again today against the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s also Kids Day, with a Family Fun Zone outside the ball yard beforehand, and all fans 14 and under receiving a Kids Pirate Parrot Cuddle Up Pillow and a chance to run the bases after the game. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.


2) Today is the last day for the 25th annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival at the Riverplex at Sandcastle. Great Irish musicians, storytellers, dancers and performers play all day on several stages. Entertainment kicks off at 11:30 a.m. highlights include: Cahal Dunne (12:35 p.m., Celtic Spirit Stage), Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums (1 p.m., Magners Pub Stage), We Banjo 3 (2:45 p.m., UPMC Stage), Makem and Spain (3:15 p.m., Celtic Spirit Stage). Plenty of Irish food will be on hand and can be washed down with Irish beers, ciders and whiskies. Remember, only seven months until St. Patrick’s Day! 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ends today. 1000 Sandcastle Dr., West Homestead.


3) The 46th annual A Fair in the Park  ends today in Shadyside’s Mellon Park. Promoted as a contemporary fine crafts and arts show and sale, it includes performances, concerts, food, and children’s activities. The Fair is presented by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh and Citiparks. Today’s musical highlights include several concerts by Matt Miskie and Mahajibee BluesFair hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Continues through Sunday. Fifth and Shady Aves., Shadyside/Point Breeze.

Alas! In 'BECKETT & beyond,' renowned Swedish dancer Yvan Auzely doesn't seem to be going beyond anywhere.

Alas! In ‘BECKETT & beyond,’ renowned Swedish dancer Yvan Auzely doesn’t seem to be going beyond anywhere. photo: Hakan Larsson.

4) Modern dancer and choreographer Beth Corning presents original ensemble pieces under the flag of her ongoing project CORNINGWORKS. Her new creation, BECKETT & beyond, sets the dancers in radical renditions of a pair of short works by Samuel Beckett, combined with new material from Corning herself. One Beckett piece is the mime play “Act Without Words II”—no voices here, so we can easily imagine it being danced—and the other is “Rockaby,” which features a woman in a rocking chair awaiting death and includes a haunting, rambling monologue of the kind that Beckett reveled in. Corning has billed BECKETT & beyond as a humorous exploration of “the fickle landscape of existentialism.” We don’t know what Beckett would think of that, since he is no longer existing, but all’s fair in love and art. 2 p.m. Runs through Sunday. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. (MV)

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