‘Three Days in the Country’ at Kinetic Theatre; Chamber Music Pittsburgh Hosts the Ahn Sisters (Mon., 11/28/16)

1) Some of the hardest-core literature fans are the people who get deeply into reading “the Russians,” i.e. the great Russian novelists of the 1800s and early 1900s. If you are such a fan you know Ivan Turgenev as the author of the stunning 1862 novel Fathers and Sons. Turgenev’s plays are much less known, though one has endured: his comedy A Month in the Country. It’s the story of a woman who is bored with her marriage and struggles to keep a passionate suitor at arm’s length while scheming to snare a handsome younger man. A Month in the Country was banned in Russia for years as being entirely too naughty. We don’t sweat that stuff any more, and Pittsburgh’s Kinetic Theatre is presenting a modern adaptation by the English playwright Patrick Marber. This version is called Three Days in the Country—a faster title for faster times—but do not fear that Marber has turned Turgenev’s piece into a riff on Internet-based speed dating; the 1800s setting and flavor are preserved. 8 p.m. Continues through December 4. At the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. (MV)

2) Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s concert series continues tonight with the Ahn Trio at the grand Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. This trio of sisters has been reinvigorating the chamber music genre for years.  They will perform a program of music by Bernstein, Methney, Piazzolla, and Bunch. The sisters—Maria, Lucia, and Angella—were born in Seoul, South Korea, and educated at the Julliard School. They aren’t afraid to mix it up too, incorporating other visual and audio elements into their concerts. 7:30 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave.

3) The Capital Grille—arguably the most upscale of upscale American steakhouses. And with locations in 20 states and the District of Columbia, it’s also one of the most expansive. Pittsburgh’s location is special for a myriad of reasons: Its downtown setting. The opulent marquee over Fifth Avenue. Executive Chef Donato Coluccio, who ensures, for instance, that all steaks dry-age for more than 18 days before in-house butchers hand-carve them to perfection. Fresh seafood and a huge wine selection are also popular as is the restaurant’s African mahogany interior. The Capital Grille also offers private dining, valet parking, and a lounge. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 301 Fifth Ave., Downtown. (CM)