by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend. May 28 to May 30.
While Age of Ultron is all the rage at the movie theater, the Toonseum is having an Avengers exhibit. At the opening night party, Saturday, May 30th you can meet exhibit curator Stuart Neft who has assembled 40 pieces of original comics art featuring the Avengers including a page from the very first issue in 1963. See what the team has looked like through the years as drawn by such luminary artists: Jack Kirby, John and Sal Buscema, George Perez, John Byrne, Jim Starlin, Jim Lee and many more. Assemble at the ToonSeum, 945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go to http://www.toonseum.org/
Barbra Streisand’s coffee table book, My Passion for Design, inspired a hilarious fictional account of what goes on in her Malibu estates’s basement in “Buyer & Cellar.” Tom Lenk brings Bab’s basement to live at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go to www.ppt.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. It’s at the Charity Randall Theatre, inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, go to http://www.picttheatre.org
One Night Strand
The Strand Theater presents the “One Night Only Comedy & Variety Festival,” Featuring Unique and World-Class Internationally Touring Performers, as seen on America’s Got Talent, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central and stages around the globe. Head to the Strand Theater 119 N Main St, Zelienople, PA 16063 on May 29 at 8:00 pm. For more information and tickets, go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/9979234
Donora in Lawrenceville
Donora is a small community outside of Pittsburgh, it’s also the name of a local band and you can see them at the Thunderbird Café in Lawrenceville. They will be performing with Dream Phone and the Nox Boys on Friday, May 29 at the Thunderbird Café, 4023 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information, and to listen to tracks from their album, “Ha Ha Heart,” go to http://www.thunderbirdcafe.net/showdetails.php?eventID=1454