Every week we pick Five Fun Things to do in Pittsburgh. Here’s the list for January 30th to February 2nd (Groundhog Day).
If you missed Vanessa German’s spoken word poem about Pittsburgh at Bill Peduto’s inauguration at Heinz Hall, you missed a spectacular love letter to the city. It was about all the citizens of our fair city and how we can work together. One particular citizen, Vanessa German herself, has an exhibit at the Concept Art Gallery. On Thursday, January 30, Vanessa will be performing and answering questions about her exhibit.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to talk to Vanessa, go to Concept Art Gallery, 1021 Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more details, point and click http://conceptgallery.com
Mad about Madagascar
Are you in the mood for a mystery, a ghost story or a period piece? You can have all that and more at Quantum Theater’s “Madagascar.” Three Americans find themselves alone in the same hotel room overlooking Rome’s Spanish Steps at three different periods in time.
You can travel to “Madagascar” and check into the Carlyle, 306 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, click www.quantumtheatre.com/season/Madagascar.
Disorder in the Court!
Turn on the boob tube mid-afternoon and you will see a myriad of courtroom shows. Divorce Court, Judge Judy…etc. ad infinitum. It’s rife for parody. “Judge Jackie Justice” is here to serve the people. It’s a courtroom musical comedy brought to you by Van Kaplan, Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman.
The musical courtroom of Judge Jackie Justice is now in session at the CLO Cabaret, at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, click www.trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/39605/judge-jackie-justice
Girls Night Out
Sally Brooks is a comedian, writer and all around swell gal. The comedian will be telling sassy personal stories about her life and lack thereof in her fun-loving, smart-assed kinda way. Sally has performed all over the country, sharing the stage with comedians like Bobcat Goldhwait, Kevin Nealon, and Greg Proops. She is creator of the “Suburban Housewife” web series that has over 1.5 million hits on YouTube. Sally has also headlined the “Girl’s Night Out Tour.”
January 31st you can catch Sally at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to www.arcadecomedytheater.com
Kim El will also be telling great personal stories in a performance that combines spoken word, songs and poetry in “Straightening Combs.” Kim promises to take the audience on a intimate journey as seen through the eyes of an African American woman coming of age in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
You can find “Straightening Combs” at the Off The Wall Theater, 25 West Main Street, Carnegie. For more information go to www.pittsburghtheaterrental.com/straightening-combs