by Rachel Jones
The Rat Pack is back! Come fly with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. at Kean Theatre on December 8. At Bob Wagner’s Rat Pack Christmas, the classic crooners will be putting a Vegas spin on our favorite holiday hits. Come early for dinner at 6:30 p.m. or just come for the show at 8 p.m. We suggest inviting all of your pals to take part in the Christmas caroling, as proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund. Kean Theatre, 724.444.KEAN. keantheatre.com.
Wiz Khalifa and Taylor Gang
We can’t wait for Wiz Khalifa and the entire Taylor Gang’s Pittsburgh stop on December 12 at CONSOL Energy Center. We’re psyched to hear tracks from Khalifa’s new album, O.N.I.F.C., which features the hit song, “Work Hard, Play Hard,” and we’ll be on the lookout for spots by special guests Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter, and Berner. The show wraps The 2050 Tour, which started in State College in October and took the gang all across the U.S. with 45 stops. But of course, Wiz’s finale would have to be in the land of Black and Yellow. After all, there’s no place like home! Wiz Khalifa, wizkhalifa.com. Ticketmaster, 800.745.3000. ticketmaster.com.
Everyone’s favorite rock opera is coming back to Pittsburgh when The Hallmark Channel presents the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s live debut of The Lost Christmas Eve on December 16. The orchestra, one of the top-selling acts of the last decade, will put on two performances at CONSOL Energy Center at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The premier event is sure to send us home humming Christmas classics such as “What Child is This?” and “O, Come All Ye Faithful,” as well as original songs, including “Wizards in Winter.” Trans-Siberian Orchestra, trans-siberian.com. Ticketmaster, 800.745.3000. ticketmaster.com.
These concerts are featured in the December 2012 issue of WHIRL Magazine.
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