by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are Five Fun Things To Do in Pittsburgh the weekend of October 9 through the October 12.
A Little Light Comedy
Start your weekend with a little Light comedy. Matt Light’s show “Light’s Out” is at the Pittsburgh Improv on Thursday, October 9. Come see some of Pittsburgh’s funniest people all in one room. Matt will be sharing the stage with Ed Bailey, Tim Ross and Terry Jones and many more. You have to cross a bridge to get to the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge Street, Homestead, PA, 15120, but it’s worth it. For more information, go to http://pittsburgh.improv.com/event.cfm?id=344113
It’s your final weekend to see “Dividing the Estate” at the Little Lake Theater. It’s an age old story of old age. Stella Gordon, matriarch of a 100-year-old Texas estate, steadfastly refuses to sell and divide, despite her family’s declining wealth and financial crisis. Her three adult children vie unabashedly for the biggest piece of the pie. Add some friends and go see “Dividing the Estate” at The Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA. For more information, go to http://www.littlelaketheatre.org
The Scottish Play
Something wicked this way comes. The classical Shakespearean play about fate, free will and murder opens this weekend in Oakland. PICT Classic Theatre will regale you with the tale of Lord and Lady Macbeth and the evil deeds that start to pile up under the guise of ambition. “Macbeth” runs October 9 to October 25 at the Charity Randall Theater, inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, go to http://www.picttheatre.org
Right below the Scottish play, you have one final weekend to see Diana Son’s “Stop/Kiss.” It’s a story of two women whose lives are turned upside down by one fateful kiss. The play moves backwards and forwards through time culminating with the kiss that forever changes them. It’s produced by the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts. “Stop/Kiss” runs through October 12 at the Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, go to http://www.play.pitt.edu/content/stop-kiss
Reel to Reel
The Reel Q LGBT Film Festival begins on October 10 with “Blackbirds” at the Harris Theater downtown. Randy, a black teen, comes out of the closet (Mo’Nique of “Precious” and Isiah Washington of “Grey’s Anatomy”), forcing his family to examine their relationships, community and faith. The movie is at Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh. After the film, walk a block down the street to the after-party. Bricolage, 937 Liberty Avenue. Check out all of the films in the fest, go to http://theaters.pittsburgharts.org/reel-q-pittsburgh-lgbt-film-festival