by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things To Do in Pittsburgh This Weekend from July 10 through 13.
Don’t Cry For Me
The iconic Argentinian, Eva Peron, will be begging her compatriots not to cry for her in “Evita!” The Tim Rice/ Andrew Lloyd Webber collaboration took the world by storm, as did its colorful main character. It’s only here for a brief period, July 8 through 13. Catch it while you can.
Catch “Evita” at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.
For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/39406/evita
Two Minute Warning
Thursday, July 10, is The 2 Minute Film Festival. It’s the fourth annual event and the theme is “outer space,” which fits nicely with the screening of “Extraterrestrial: the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project,” a documentary film about a team of techno-archaeologists digitally recovered the first photographs of the moon, taken by unmanned space probes in the 60s and 70s.
You can go from earth to the moon, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information call 412-622-3131 or go to http://www.cmoa.org/CalendarEvent.aspx?eid=23427&cat=All
All that Jazz Part I
On Saturday July 12, the Ortner/Marcinizyn Duo will be performing Gypsy, Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, and Klezmer music at the Backstage Bar.
Swing on down to The Backstage Bar at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.
For more information, go to http://www.trustarts.org/visit/facilities/backstage/
All that Jazz Part II
On Sunday, July 12, BNY Mellon presents Jazz as part of the Summer Concert Series at Hartwood Acres. The Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and special guest Paquito D’Rivera will be playing cool sounds at the amphitheater. It’s a free event and you can pack a picnic basket and a blanket, settle in and listen to music with your best beau, sweetie, or good friends.
Hartwood Acres is located at 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information, go to http://www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/hwfac.aspx
Even More Music
The second annual Deutschtown Music Festival is happening July 12. Lots and lots of bands and singers will be performing on the North Side.
At 5 pm at the Wigle Whiskey barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden on 1055 Spring Garden Ave. (Outside), you can meet important people while the band Meeting of Important People plays on.
For a complete schedule of events, go to http://deutschtownmusicfestival.org/schedule/