by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Fun Things To Do in Pittsburgh July 17th to 20th.
Summer at the Beach
It’s the last weekend to catch Little Lake Theatre’s production of the Neil Simon classic “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” So, catch it while you can! The beach is at the lake! More precisely, it’s located at Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. For more information, go tohttp://www.littlelaketheatre.org/
Beer with me!
Drink beer and help animals at the Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest at Stage A.E. on the North Shore on Friday and Saturday, July 18th & 19. There will be over 80 beers from all over the country, including some local labels from Massachusetts to California (local Pittsburgh brewery the Church Brew Works will also have their beer on hand. There will be music and plenty of food, including pretzels from the Pretzel Shop. After all, what’s beer without pretzels? The party starts at Stage A. E. 400 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, go to http://www.pittsburghbeerfest.com/
Saturday, July 19 at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church you can literally veg out with veggies at the Pittsburgh Vegan Festival. Pittsburgh vendors will be selling some vegan treats, TCBY will be offering up almond milk frozen yogurt and a surprise flavor of sorbet. There will be vegan wine from J & D Wine Cellars, and lots, lots more. There will be entertainment, including belly dance, salsa, and a vegan, feminist, pun-loving comedian, Lana Aurora. Bet me that there will be seitan/Satan joke, and plenty of puns about tofu. People will veg out at the Unitarian Universalist Church Allegheny, 416 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. Visit the Facebook page for more information, at https://www.facebook.com/events/694807407224342/?fref=ts
A new “New” play
Throughline Theatre Company continues their season of Mortality and Divinity with the world premiere of “A New Death.” C.S. Wyatt’s new play about the mystery that eludes us all (until we croak). Wyatt envisions the transition as a mismanaged monopoly. “A New Death” lifts the curtain on an industry rife with corporate waste and bureaucratic cover-ups, revealing a system riddled with red tape, office politics, and incompetence… lots and lots of incompetence. To see the show, go to the Grey Box Theatre, 3595 Butler Street, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://www.throughlinetheatre.org/
Stage 62 will be presenting “Side Show,” A moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. It’s based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. Stage 62 is at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA. For more information, go to http://www.stage62.org/show/?action=view&productionID=28