by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, May 22nd through 24th.
Saints go Marching in
There’s something in the dirt. Bria Walker is the Tour Guide on “The Saints Tour” an immersive theatrical experience brought to you by those fine folks at the Bricolage Theater. Learn about the newly revived town of Braddock, both real and imaginary. “The Saints Tour” runs May 21 to June 13 in Braddock, PA 15104. For more information, go to www.bricolagepgh.org.
PICT Classic Theatre returns to its home at the Charity Randall (after a brief stint downtown) with Alan Ayckbourn’s “How the Other Half Lives.” It’s a comedy about three couples who have arrived a bit too late to the sexual revolution. Viva La Revolution! It’s at the Charity Randall Theatre, inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, in the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning, on Pitt’s Campus (like a Russian Nesting Doll), 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, go to http://www.picttheatre.org
Saturday, May 23 is TEDxPittsburgh at the Byham Theater. This year’s theme is “Bridges: Ideas that Connect Us.” There will be doctors, physicists, writers and nationally known public speakers, including World Policy Institute fellow, Michelle Franzo, physicist and science fiction writer, Diane Turnshek, and Pittsburgh’s own standup comedian and anti-bullying expert (half of the Josh and Gab show), Gab Bonesso. It’s at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, with an after party at SPACE gallery, 812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (events sold separately). http://www.tedxpittsburgh.org/
I don’t know her from Adam
This weekend, you can see a chamber opera about The Beginning in “Eve Apart.” This story explores Adam, Eve, Lilith, the serpent in the Garden of Eden and the mysterious “Nameless Second Eve.” I just haven’t found out if the cast is wearing fig leaves. It’s at the Hill House, Elsie At the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center (nesting doll number two), 1825 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For more information, check out http://www.hillhouse.org/event/eve-apart/
They’re back! “The Sisters Sorella” is a live situation comedy performed way out loud by Tessa Glover, Julianne Avolio and Maggie Carr. Three Italian American sisters in Pittsburgh share their love, lives and lasagna. It’s at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go to http://www.nonameplayers.org/ You can also watch previous episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f069tQd39QA