Kids Day at PNC Park (CP’s Sun. 4/14/13)

1) Pirates battle the Reds today, and every Sunday Pirates home game is Kids Day. There’s the Family Fun Zone on Federal Street from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and then kids get a Pirate prize at the gate. After the game children are invited onto the field to run the bases. But be ready for a tough question from your kid. No, not “where do babies come from?” but “Why don’t the Pirates ever make the playoffs?” Also, the first 25,000 fans receive a Raise the Jolly Roger Flag. 1:35 p.m. PNC Park, North Shore.

2) Stage AE hosts STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), a Georgia instrumental rock and electronic band whose unique sound draws from many different genres. Special guest is Russ Liquid. Doors open at  7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

3) Dream of Autumn haunts the Quantum Stage through April 28. Quantum Theatre does great plays by playwrights that most Americans haven’t heard of. Jon Fosse, a Norwegian writer, has been compared to Samuel Beckett. So, instead of biding time until the next revival of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, why not see Fosse’s Dream of Autumn? Quantum has Karla Boos and Martin Giles playing the leads, in a version translated and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde. It’s a spooky tale staged in a dead restaurant: the former Park Schenley at the Royal York. 8 p.m.  3955 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland.

4) Jazz Conspiracy Combo with Paul Cosentino is jamming  in an early show at Jergel’s Rhythm GrilleSwing dance lessons are offered before the show. 7 p.m. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.


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