Here are the Top Five Fun Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, March 6 through the 9.
Main Street Poetry
The Carnegie Carnegie in Carnegie (that’s a lot of Carnegie’s in one sentence) will host “In This Valley” a poetry reading by Bernadette Kazmarski. Kazmarski will read poetry inspired by her everyday experiences and encounters in Carnegie (I sincerely hope there are poems titled “Dog with the pink mohawk,” “Ode to the G2,” or “That guy they threw out of Riley’s”). Thursday, March 6th you can find out for yourself at a reception that will include her visual art as well.
“In This Valley” is at the 2nd Floor Reception Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA. For more information go to www.carnegiecarnegie.org.
Make an Unplanned Plan
Unplanned Comedy returns to the Union Pig and Chicken with two shows Saturday March 8.
8PM – Improv teams go head-to-head-to head as ALMOST INFAMOUS and RUCKUS compete against DEATH IN OXFORD for a comedy championship. Is there a prize? I’m sure they’ll mime a sash and tiara (it’s all about the space work).
And at 9:30PM…
MONDO! Mondo speaks, they make a scene. Inspired by one audience suggestion, Mondo, WTAE Anchor, Michelle Wright, tells of personal views, opinions, and remembrances as fodder for the cast’s high-octane, off-the-cuff, improvised scenes.
Plan your weekend around “Unplanned Comedy.” It’s at the Union Pig and Chicken, 220 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. For more information, hit them up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1462317480652767/?fref=ts.
Get him to the Greek
Homer takes over at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. The Poet, Teagle F. Bougere, tells the story of gods, monsters and the thrilling tales of the Trojan War in “An Iliad.”
One actor plays the Greek classic’s famous characters Achilles, Hector, Agammemnon, and the beautiful Helen of Troy.
Set sail for “An Iliad” opening March 6 at the O’ O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater. Call 412-316-1600 or click http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/36123/an-iliad
The Pittsburgh Savoyards are singing about Capitalism in “Utopia Limited” the story about princess from a far-off land. It was Gilbert and Sullivan’s second-to-last collaborative effort, and it’s the second-to-last pick of the week.
Jump on the HMS Pinafore and head over to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie for “Utopia Limited.”
For more information, check out the Pittsburgh Savoyards at http://www.pittsburghsavoyards.org/wordpress/
Start spreading the news, Conductor Jack Everly will swing his baton in front of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra when they perform “All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander & Ebb.”
John Kander and lyricist Frank Ebb are responsible for writing some well-known show tunes, including “New York, New York,” “All That Jazz,” and “Cabaret.”
Maybe this time, you’ll go to Heinz Hall to see the symphonic celebration. Please do tell mama, because she may want to join you for “All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander & Ebb” at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.
For more information, go to http://culturaldistrict.org/production/36212/all-that-jazz-a-symphonic-celebration-of-kander-and-ebb