by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of June 4 through June 7. Food, funny women and art are on this week’s list.
Veteran improvisers Kristy Nolen and Jethro Nolen and their special guests, craft original scenes and invent memorable characters from your suggestions in their long-form show, “Dinner with the Nolens.” The show is celebrating its second anniversary with the real-life married couple who have performed in Chicago, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Dallas and Austin. On June 6, the Nolen’s will welcome their guests Iguanatron to dinner. It’s fine comedy dining at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go to http://arcadecomedytheater.com/
Food! Glorious Food!
Thursday, June 4 you can go to an extraordinary evening with fabulous food and wine pairings at The Art of Food. There will be art, entertainment and more. The festivities will benefit The Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. There will also be a non-perishable food item drive. It’s at the Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilition and Healing, 2025 Wightman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. For more information, please call (412) 421-8443, or go to http://squirrelhillrehab.com/news-events/upcoming-events/
John McIntire takes his “Dangerously Live Comedy/Talk Show” to the Oaks with special guests WQEDs own Rick Sebak, cartoonist Rob Rogers, and James Rich, best known for his Pittsburgh Taco Truck. It’s on at The Oaks Theater, 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139. For more information, go to https://www.showclix.com/event/JohnMcIntireShow6462479
Who runs the world? Girls! Come out to “Girls Only, the Secret Comedy of Women.” Julianne Avolio, and Sara Williams perform a mix of sketch, improvisation, audience participation and videos from creators Barbara Gehring and Linda Klein. It runs through August 16 at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, visit pittsburghCLO.org.
Wake me up before you Go Gogh!
The Carnegie Museum of Art is displaying Vincent Van Gogh’s “Still Life, Basket of Apples” (1887) visiting from the Saint Louis Art Museum alongside pieces from the Carnegie Museum’s collection: “Le Moulin de la Galette” (1886–1887), “Wheat Fields after the Rain” (1890), & Paul Signac’s “Place des Lices, St. Tropez,” through July 6. Check it out at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information go to http://www.cmoa.org.