by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of October 30 to November 2. Its Halloween and it’s party time.
There will be more than three witches at PICT Gala, “Witches and Wizards.” There will be neverending food stations (no newts were harmed in the making of the witches’ brew). The event is on Devil’s Night, Thursday, October 30. The event will be hosted by ‘Burgh Vivant’s own Brian Edward. Join the party, or join the after-party with DJ’s J Malls and Gordy of Title Town. Grab your broom and fly over to J. Verno Studios, 3030 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, go to http://www.picttheatre.org/plays-events/pict-plays-annual-gala/
You can catch that self-made man/monster, Mr. Hyde, in “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” The world premiere adaptation by Bruce Hall (based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson) opens this weekend (with a preview performance on Halloween). It should be a transformative evening. Get over to The New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 for all the fun. For more information, go to https://primestage.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Fd000000WDvc8EAD
For the Birds
There’s a Hitchcock themed party at the Carrie Furnace. If you ever wanted to celebrate the life of an ionic film director in an abandoned steel mill, now is your chance! The Brew Gentlemen Beer Co., The Independent Brewing Company and Bar Marco present “Hitchcock! A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace” on November 1. There will be tasty treats from Pgh Taco Truck, Gyros N’at, Blowfish BBQ and more. The Carrie Furnace is in Rankin, PA, but there is an shuttle from Bar Marco in the Strip District (2216 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) to take you to and from the event. For more information and tickets go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hitchcock-a-halloween-party-at-the-carrie-furnace-tickets-13440108727
Bacchus not Backus
Bacchus played Mr. Magoo and Thurston Howell III. Wait. No. Bacchus is the god of wine and revelry. The Bacchanalia is a big blow-out Halloween party coming your way November 1. This bash features some of downtown Pittsburgh’s best restaurants like Il Pizzaiolo, Alihan’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Penn Ten Penny and more. Get the party started at the Heinz 57 Center, 623 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. For more information and tickets, got to http://www.showclix.com/event/3880551
Last but not least
It’s the last days to see “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.” Actually, November 1st will be the last of the “Last.” Christianity’s most notorious sinner, Judas, is put on trial in a courtroom in Purgatory. The gavel bangs at the Grey Box Theater, 3595 Butler Street, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://www.throughlinetheatre.org/