Edgewood Symphony Finale Concert & Gala (CP’s Sun. 5/5/13)

1) The Edgewood Symphony Orchestra is holding its 25th Season Finale Concert & Gala Reception at the Carnegie Music Hall. The orchestra will play pieces from the composers Shostakovitch, Grieg and Tchaikovsky. There will also be a world premiere performance of  a composition by Robert Schultz Lament commissioned by the ESO.  3 p.m.  4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

2)  Pirates battle the Washington Nationals 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?”  Fans 14 and under receive a pierogy umbrella from Mrs. T’s Pierogies, (The umbrella comes in especially handy when it rains pierogies). 1:35 p.m. PNC Park, North Shore.

3) There’s a  Cinco De Mayo party at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille with Shades of June (rock) performing from 2-5 p.m., a strolling mariachi duo from 2-4 p.m. and Jazz Conspiracy Swingtet starting at 7 p.m. You can even bring your pet on to the patio (unless it’s a pet grizzly bear). No cover until 6 p.m. 103 Slade Ln, Warrendale.

4) Little Gem, the polished production from City Theatre, continues its run. The play, written by Elaine Murphy and directed by Kimberly Senior, chronicles the lives of three generations of  women, in the same Irish  family, as they search for meaning and pleasure during one incredible year. Little Gem‘s women are portrayed by Hayley Nielsen (Amber), Cary Anne Spear (Kay) and Robin Walsh (Lorraine). 2 p.m. Ends today. Lester Hamburg Studio, 1300 Bingham St., South Side.


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