The ‘Burgh is the place to be any night of the week, and here are five fun things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, October 31 to November 3.
Chalk It Up
Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza are always doing innovative things over at Attack Theater (Dirty Ball fans give us a big “whoop, whoop!”). Here’s a great chance to see to them combine modern dance, live music, and multimedia art forms on Chalk Line. Attack describes the performance, “Drawing and erasing the line between audience and performer, imagination and reality.” Like all good work in chalk, it’s only temporary, so get down there right away. It runs weekends from November 1 to November 16 at 8:00 at 2515 Liberty Avenue in the Strip District. Get drawn into the experience by going here: www.attacktheatre.com
Orange you glad I didn’t say Blue?
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater is an odd venue in Pittsburgh. They are a constant reminder that the best theater doesn’t have to be in a grand hall with chandeliers and velvet curtains. In November they will host the Phoenix Theatre’s production “Blue/Orange.” A story that taks place in a London psychiatric hospital where an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator.
Up a steep and very narrow hallway, at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd Floor, Downtown Pittsburgh. Click here for more details: www.phoenixtheatrepgh.org
Arcade Comedy Theater is adding more old timey radio shows to its schedule. What? You haven’t heard of “Dodge Intrepid Radio Adventures? You have to check it out. But this coming week, check out three new radio shows (Psst. They’re not actually on the radio) with Retro Radio Review, live sketches inspired by radio shows from the 30s and 40s. See “Arson and Old Lace,” “Living Dead Doll,” and “The Pricess of Polish Hill.” Head down to 811 Liberty Avenue for all the fun! For more details, check out things at the website (it’s like a radio with pictures) www.arcadecomedytheater.com
Earth Shattering Kaboom
Want to see some comedy? Cheap? Check out the “Best of the Burgh Comedy Showcase” at the Corner Café, 2500 South 18th Street, South Side. Tommy Kupiec hosts Andy Picarro, Carl Schimmel and Vinny K. Mantalto, from MTV and Comedy Central and owner of KaBoom Comedy. It’s great comedy at a great price. And you get to say “Yinz goin’ to the Sousside, n’nat? Hit my boys up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/518657911545540/?notif_t=plan_user_invited
Quantum Theater presents Jez Butterworth’s “Parlour Song.” Watch this edgy, funny and slightly sinister show at the Waterfront in Homestead. It explores the mysteries beneath the manicured surface of a suburban housing tract, where all is not well in the lives of two friendly couples. The show is directed by Martin Giles (recently featured here on ‘Burgh Vivant). Show opens November 1st. For more about Parlour Song, make the quantum leap to their website here: http://www.quantumtheatre.com
Come back next week for a review of “Parlour Song” right here at Burgh Vivant.