by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Best in Show
To celebrate their 25 anniversary the Pittsburgh New Works Festival is rolling out some of its best shows from the past years. They will be featuring some Even More Awesome Plays from the Past with Eileen Enwright Hodgetts’ “Twilight,” Katherine Miller-Haines’ “The Fellowship of Actors and Directors,” C.P. Stancich’s “Just One Abiding Dearth,” and Kim (Zelonis) Dale’s “A Skewed Nude.” Come check them out at CCAC South Campus Theatre, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122 . For more information and tickets go to here.
And a Child Shall Rock Them
Saturday, August 1 it’s time for Teenage Takeover on concert series that Pittsburgh punk rockers of all ages (especially those under 21) have been waiting for! Pittsburgh’s finest young bloods take over the in an explosion of sound and color. All are welcome to enjoy the music and wild, teenage atmosphere. See and hear the Yetis, The Nox Boys, Chase the Monkey, Pachyderm and The Summercamp. It’s at The Shop, 4314 Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. For more information and to hear a preview of some of the music go here.
Putting the B in Brunch
Brunch can be a real drag on Sunday mornings. Why not make it a drag brunch? Specifically, why not go to Kierra Darshell’s Drag Brunch? Sip a Mimosa and watch men and women dress up like women and men, respectively. There will be Kings, Queens and plenty of Jokers on Sunday, August 2 (every 1st and 3rd Sunday monthly) at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, 422 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, go here: http://jamesstreetgastropub.com/events-live-jazz-music-northside-pittsburgh-pa-dining-lunch-dinner-bar-restaurant/event.php?id=763
On the Outside
John Patrick Shanley’s quirky love story, “Outside Mullingar” is back. Rosemary Muldoon has been crushing on her neighbor Anthony for a long time. Anthony is buzzing around with his own problems. When a land dispute rises up, Rosemary is afraid to bumble things. It all goes down at the Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside, Canonsburg, PA 15317. For more information, go here. http://www.littlelake.org/box-office/
On July 1st, you can get lucky with “Mingled” a speed dating event. In this experimental, micro-theater experience, audience members will assume the role of speed-daters as they uncover hidden connections and add their own stories to the mix. Check it out at 4919 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. For more information, go here. http://www.uncumbertheatrics.com/#!mingled/c1wr0