‘Timescape’ With Texture at New Hazlett; ‘Queen of Earth’ and ‘Goodnight Mommy’ Now Screening (Sun., 9/27/15)

1) Texture Contemporary Ballet creates cutting-edge movement theater pieces based in but not confined by classical ballet. Founded in 2011 by former Pittsburgh Ballet artist Alan Obuzor, the company takes the stage at the New Hazlett with a show called Timescape. Two pieces are included in the evening: the 2012 ballet Infinity, set to music by Pittsburgh composer Blake Ragghianti, and a yet-unnamed new ballet choreographed by Texture’s Kelsey Bartman and Alexandra Tiso. The latter is a far cry from any dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, featuring music by the British indie band Bastille. 2 p.m. Ends today. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. (MV)


2) Queen of Earth – A small indie film from writer/director Alex Ross Perry. Perry’s earlier film Listen Up Philip, featured Elisabeth Moss as a jilted girlfriend. Those two must have got on like a house afire because Perry has created for Moss a role in Queen of Earth which, if marketed properly, could possibly garner her an Oscar nomination. She plays Catherine, an urban hipster who, after suffering through some life-changing upheavals flees to the country for peace and quiet. Unfortunately she’s brought her troubles with her and her bucolic rest turns out to be a descent into emotional collapse. 5:30 p.m., Runs through Thursday. Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. (TH)


3) Goodnight Mommy – An Austrian horror film sure to become an instant cult classic. Lukas and Elias Schwarz, twins in real life, play 10-year-old twins living in the isolation of the Austrian countryside. Daddy’s no where to be seen and Mommy’s been in the hospital, having facial reconstructive surgery. When she arrives home, her head wrapped in bandages, she looks more like the Mummy than Mommy. But she’s changed in manner as well and soon the boys begin to wonder if she really in their loving mother or a menacing outsider. And when the bandages finally come off, writer/directors Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz (nephew and aunt in real life) take off the gloves and the question of just who is menacing whom comes with a fatal answer. Ends October 1. 7 p.m. 1449 Potomac Ave., Dormont. (TH)

RADical Days events from their site:

The Andy Warhol Museum

Free admission 10am-5pm
Bring the whole family to The Warhol to see Andy’s Toybox, a playful installation inspired by a series of paintings Andy Warhol made for children in 1983. See toy paintings hung at child-height and the artist’s collection of vintage wind-up toys. While you’re here, visit The Factory underground to create your own toy-related art.
117 Sandusky St. (North Shore) warhol.org

Carnegie Science Center

Free admission 10am-5pm
Visit our newest exhibit, H2Oh! and make it rain in the water table! Also, climb a rock wall, try to score against Hockey-bot, and explore our gigantic model railroad!  Free admission to all exhibits, planetarium, and live shows on RAD Day; Omnimax films not includedUSS Requin closed for maintenance.
One Allegheny Ave.  carnegiesciencecenter.org

Children’s Museum

Free admission 10am-5pm
Play with Real Stuff. Ink your own silkscreen in The Studio. Build and tinker with old and new technologies in MAKESHOP. Pump and move water in all directions in Waterplay – and much more! Performances by Bulgarian Dance Ensemble Otets Paissi (1pm); Opera Theater will present Violet’s Opera (2pm); Edgewood Symphony Orchestra brass ensemble (3pm); and a sneak peek at Quantum Theatre’s world premiere of The Winter’s Tale, created with Chatham Baroque and Attack Theatre (4pm).
10 Children’s Way (North Side)  pittsburghkids.org

The Mattress Factory

Free admission 1-5pm
A contemporary experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artist-in-residence from around the world. About accessibility: the facility at 500 Sampsonia Way is fully accessible; enter from free parking lot at 505 JAckson St.; facilities at 516 Sampsonia Way and 1414 Monterey St. are partially accessible; wheelchairs available upon request at 500 Samsponia Way.
500 Sampsonia Way  (North Side) mattress.org

WQED and Plum Community Library: All Aboard the Dinosaur Train

Free admission 1pm and 2pm
Join WQED at Plum Library as we watch a special episode of Dinosaur Train, and explore science through an amazing hands-on activity for the entire family to enjoy. Registration is required as space is limited for each session: call 412-798-READ.
445 Center-New Texas Rd. (Plum Borough) plumlibrary.org wqed.org

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main, Quiet Reading Room:World Kaleidoscope presents Chuck Owston, aka Owl Stone the Minstrel

Free admission 2 pm
Chuck Owston has recently aquired a primitive instrument similar to the oud, upon which he plays globally-inspired instrumentals. Chuck also describes the history and background of the songs he performs, taking the audience on an imaginary journey back in time. The trip begins at the Library!
4400 Forbes Avenue carnegielibrary.org

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