There’s always a lot do in Pittsburgh. Every week we pick five fun things for your weekend. Here’s the list for January 2 to 5.
Return of the King
The Pittsburgh Public is bringing back an old favorite, literally and figuratively. Tom Atkins reprises his role as the now-legendary Pittsburgh Steelers franchise owner, Art Rooney, Sr. It’s a tour de force with a scrimmage line. Watch Atkins chew the scenery and chomp on a cigar at the same time.
You can catch “The Chief” at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh, stating on January 2.
For more information, hit the Public at http://www.ppt.org/
A woman’s role is in the comics. Head down to the ToonSeum and see over 70 pieces of original art by over 50 female artists. The art depicts a historical timeline of the history of women in comics, including landmark events in the quest for equality from 1986 to the present. The show opens on January 4.
You can find the ToonSeum at 945 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh, or go here: http://toonseum.org
In January there are only 12 days left to see the work of Yasumasa Morimura over at the Warhol Museum. Morimura replicates famous photographs and iconic images from art history and popular culture, with a slight twist; he replaces the subjects with his own image. See Morimura as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and more!
Hit the town and take the bridge over to The Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky, Pittsburgh. http://www.warhol.org/
Saturday, January 4, you can head down to the Altar and worship the band, U2 with One: A Celebration of U2. It could prove to be the sweetest thing in town.
Altar Bar is 1620 Penn Avenue in the Strip.
If you want to wander around the Remodeling Expo down at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, be sure to check out the “Wine and Canvas Workshop,” where local artists instruct you with step-by-step process to recreate a featured painting. At the end of the event, you can take home that work of art and hang it on your wall!
And now a Sixth Thing…
A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
Spend a night with Jethro and Kristy Nolen and their special guests Matt and Emma Hartman. They two couples won’t be serving meatloaf and playing gin, but yukking it up on stage playing outrageous improv games guaranteed to bust a gut.
You can have Dinner with the Nolens at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.