‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Pittsburgh Ballet; Stage AE Hosts Frank Iero and the Patience (Sun., 4/23/17)

1) Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre closes its 2016-17 season with a 20th-century classic adapted from a Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet. The ballet, which premiered in its present form in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1940, was significant in the evolution of Russian ballet. It was one of the works that marked a movement toward more dramatically grounded, story-based ballets as distinct from those composed mainly as a vehicle for dazzling dance. The music is by Sergei Prokofiev and Romeo and Juliet has had many choreographers over the years. PBT is dancing a version by British choreographer Derek Deane. Expect swordfights. 12 and 4:30 p.m. Last day. Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Cultural District. (MV)

2) Frank Iero has been keeping busy since he and his former bandmates dissolved My Chemical Romance in 2013. The rhythm guitarist has fronted two new bands: Leathermouth and Death Spells. In late 2012, while sick with digestive issues, Iero channeled his pain to create his first solo album, 2014’s Stomachaches. With the exception of drums, he played every instrument on the album and released it under the moniker “frnkiero andthe cellabration,” which later became the name of him and his band. They now go by Frank Iero and the Patience, and their new album, 2016’s Parachutes, contains all of My Chemical Romance’s punk and thrash minus the arena bombast, an equation which makes The Club at Stage AE a perfect venue for them. Dave Hause and The Mermaid open. Doors open 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

3) Our battlin’ Buccos take the diamond again today against the New York Yankees. It’s also Kids Day, with a Family Fun Zone outside the ball yard beforehand, and all fans 14 and under receiving a kids water bottle and a chance to run the bases after the game. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. Next up for the Pirates is a three-game home series against the Cincinnati Reds beginning tomorrow.. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.