by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Contributor.
Here are the Top Five Fun Things To Do in Pittsburgh the weekend of June 12 to June 15.
Spike it Up
It’s not too late to catch “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike.” When movie star Masha unexpectedly returns & announces to her adult siblings, Vanya & Sonia, her plans to sell their family farmhouse, the rug is pulled out from under their bucolic existence.
For more information, call 724-745-6300 or click www.littlelake.org
Five friends go up to a cabin in the woods, where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find a tome called the “Necronomicon”, Book of the Dead, and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens are possessed. Doesn’t that just scream, Musical?! Yes, the cult classic film by Sam Raimi is now “Evil Dead: The Musical.”
The No-Name Players are performing it at the Off The Wall Theater.
Off the Wall Theater is at 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie.
For more information, go here; www.nonameplayers.org
There’s a performance & installation by Squonk Opera about air, made by air & powered by air featuring live original music & inflatable objects called “Pneumatica.” It’s part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Check out all the art while you’re there at Point State Park, 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh.
For more information on Pneumatica, go to www.squonkopera.org
You can also check out the rest of the fest, here at www.3riversartsfest.org
I love a parade! Sunday, June 15, 2014. Members of the LGBTQ community and their allies will be marching in the streets of Pittsburgh. There are tons of Pride related events over the weekend. Pride in the Streets with headliner Chaka Kahn on Saturday night, but after the parade on Sunday, gay country singer Steve Grand will be giving a free concert in the streets. When Steve Grand’s video “All-American Boy” debuted on YouTube, it made him an overnight sensation. Out Magazine has already named him one of their Out 100 list.
For a full calendar of all the Pride events, go to www.pittsburghpride.org
There’s another way to celebrate Pittsburgh Pride. Arcade Comedy Theater will be hosting two LGBT related shows during the Pride festivities a block away from the main event. At 8:00 pm, there’s the Hootenanny with Mark Trawka, Chorus Master from the Pittsburgh Opera. He’ll tell a story based on an audience suggestion, and then a group of talented improvisers will act it out. At 10:00 pm, there’s the Pride Comedy Show featuring LGBT comedians like Carl Schimmel, Abby Denton, and John Pridmore. Storyteller Stacy Keene will weave an LGBT tale. There are musical guests Midge Crickett and Kate Kittenfists DuPuis. And there is an all LGBT improv group starring John Feightner, Connor McCanlus, Kayleigh Blanchette and Michael Quigley. They’ll be joined by their host, Michael Buzzelli (Oh. Now I get it). Proceeds from both shows will go to LGBT charities.
For more information, go to http://arcadecomedytheater.com/