It’s the holiday season, but there are still plenty of things to do in Pittsburgh. We have things to do from listening to George Bailey to hanging out on Bailey Avenue (on Mt. Washington). Here are Five Fun Things to do this weekend:
Packing them in
The mouse might not be stirring, but the Rat Pack is. If you never got a chance to see Frank, Sammy and Dean live; this is your chance to see them dead. Sort of. A group of impersonators will be singing their most famous Christmas songs, along with some of their standards. Enjoy the songs they made famous, like ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’, ‘Mr. Bojangles’, ‘That’s Amore’, along with seasonal favorites like: ‘Merry Little Christmas’, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, ‘Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer’ ‘Jingle Bells’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Mistletoe and Holly’, ‘Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Love To Keep Me Warm.’ The Rat Pack will be backed up by the Buelli Sisters and a live 123 piece big band.
You don’t have to fly to the moon, or Vegas, just head down to Heinz Hall and catch all the action.
For more information, go here; http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/37669/the-rat-pack-christmas
Another Bell Rings
If you’re up north, Butler way, check out “It’s a Wonderful Life: A live Radio Play,” at the Butler Little Theater. See…wait…Hear…a live version of the Christmas classic (I don’t have to explain the plot of the “It’s a Wonderful Life,” do I?). Get up there before George Bailey jumps off the bridge.
It’s at the Butler Little Theater, 1 Howard Street, Butler. Call 724-287-6781 for details. Or go here: http://www.bltgroup.org
Steel City Laughs
Christmas is over and it’s time to laugh. Come out December 28 to Club Café for the Steel City Comedy Tour. Come see local comedians; Chuck Krieger, Mike Wysocki, Carl Schimmel, Ray Zawandi, Tommy Kupiec. The show starts at 7:00 (early for comedians) at Club Café 56 S. 12th St., Pittsburgh, PA.
Call 412-431-4950 or hit the boys up on their Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Steel-City-Comedy-Tour/217936028227905
Italy or Bust
If you’re looking to catch a movie during the holiday break, check out “The Great Beauty.” Palme d’Or nominee and Italy’s official candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, this dazzling film is a Fellini-esque homage to the city of Rome. It’s about a writer, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo, Il Divo), who gets a shock from his past on his 65th birthday. He sees past the glitz to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
You can find “The Great Beauty” at the Regent Square Theater. Check out Pittsburgh Filmmakers for dates and times here; http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org
Masquerade Ball, Pittsburgh Style
This New Year’s Eve you can go to a classy and exclusive Masquerade Ball at one of the most elegant venues in the city at the Smart House (Peter and Steve’s place; 207 Bailey Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211). What better way to enjoy your New Year countdown than by sipping champagne while overlooking one of the best views in Pittsburgh? A portion of the proceeds will benefit Humble House. *Part of ticket proceeds with benefit the Humble House.
And now a Sixth Thing…
Ring in the New Year, Yinz Guys!
There is so much going on New Year’s Eve in Downtown Pittsburgh at First Night, an annual celebration of the holiday. It’s got music, magic, comedy and FIREWORKS (I love fireworks)! Some of the highlights include; Johnny Angel and the Halos singing oldies at the Benedum, Jason Hudy performing magic at CAPA, Player One, the Arcade Comedy Theater’s house team, improvising scenes at (you guessed) the Arcade Comedy Theater, and a spectacular display of Zambelli fireworks over the city. Party till the ball drops, in Downtown Pittsburgh!
Details and a grid map of all the events can be found here; http://www.firstnightpgh.org