Here are the Top Five Fun Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend from November 6 through the 9.
The work of artists Siena Baldi, Paul Bowden, Jeff Schwarz, Barbara Smith, and Ron Ulicny are skulking around the Revision Space Gallery in an exhibit called, “The Enduring Skull.” It’s a heady collection of art that has to be seen to be believed. The show goes until December 7. Revision Space Gallery is located on 5262 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (Lawrenceville). Get the skinny over at http://revisionspace.com/exhibitions.html
Gala season is in full swing. Sunday, November 9 Little Lake Theatre Company hosts “Speed Volume Energy.” They will dole out some awards, sip some cocktails and celebrate a terrific season of theater. On Monday, my friends will discuss love, loss and what I wore. Join the party at Valleybrook Country Club, 425 Hidden Valley Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15317. For the full scoop, go to http://www.littlelake.org/fundraiser.htm
This Just in…
On November 8, Len Barcousky can tell you everything you need to know about the Civil War but was too afraid to ask in History class as part of Carnegie Library’s Second Saturday Lecture Series. He will discuss Pittsburgh’s newspaper coverage of the war as a breaking news story. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Get the low down on the Civil War at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, go to http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/
All the world’s a stage
Get lost in the forest of Arden with Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s “As You Like it.” John Amplas directs the Conservatory Theatre Company version of this classic comedy opening this weekend. “As You Like It,” can be found at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, go to http://www.pittsburghplayhouse.com/current-season/conservatory-theatre-company/as-you-like-it
A Slice of the Fourth Piece
The assistant professor of Piano at IUP, Jacob Ertl, comes to Pittsburgh on Sunday November 9. He will perform Stravinsky’s “Freebird,” Rzewski’s “Fourth Piece.” Kip and Desiree Sotares will host this benefit event at Alia Musica, 250 Emerson Street, Pittsburgh (Shadyside). It’s only $15 but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, go to http://www.alia-musica.org/main.html