by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh, March 5 through 8.
Posing with Posehn
Friday, March 6 comedian Brian Posehn will come to the Rex Theater on the South Side. Posehn was a series regular on “The Sarah Silverman Program” and was one of the original tour members of the “Comedians of Comedy.” Local comedian, Gio Attisano, will open. Funny things are happening at the Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh. For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/BrianPosehnPGH
August Wilson’s final work, “How I Learned what I Learned” comes home. The show explores Wilson’s days as a struggling young writer in Pittsburgh’s Hill District and how the neighborhood and its people inspired his amazing cycle of plays about the African-American experience. Learn about Pittsburgh’s greatest playwright at Pittsburgh Public’s O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/40795/how-i-learned-what-i-learned
Putting on the Ritz
Dr. Frankenstein aims to fulfill his grandfather’s legacy by bringing a corpse back to life in “Young Frankenstein!” With help and hindrance from servant Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancée Elizabeth, his experiment yields success and unexpected consequences. It’s a musical based on the hilarious Mel Brooks film of the same name. Put the candle back at the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/42315/young-frankenstein
Quantum Leaping and Dancing
There are two ways to party on Saturday March 7 at the Quat’z Arts Q Ball. You can go for the $175 VIP ticket and sample delicious food from E2 and listen to the C Street Brass, OR you can fly economy class and get the $35 ($40 at the door) dance party tickets. Either way, it’s a going to be a guaranteed ball! Get your dance shoes and join us at the Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For more information or tickets, go to https://quantumtheatre.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0ni0000006l7TxAAI
Ladies who Lunch
March 6, marks the world premiere of “Lunch Lady Cabaret.” Friday night in the North Hinterland High School cafeteria, and lunch ladies Gladys, Agnes, Mavis, and Doris are letting their hairnets down for an evening of song, dance, and irreverent entertainment served up hot. The oven’s on until dawn, as Soapy the Janitor hosts an evening of hilarious musical satire sizzling with parodies of Broadway, Pop, and Rock & Roll favorites. The ladies will be serving laughs by the ladle at the McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA. For more information, go to http://mckeesportlittletheater.com/