By Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
These Boots are made for walking
Broadway’s hit musical “Kinky Boots” comes to town. Pittsburgh native Billy Porter will reprise his Tony Award-winning role as Lola. Charlie Price wants to save his struggling shoe factory, and our boy/girl Lola comes up with a unique way to solve his problems. This is the must see event of the season. Get kinky at the Benedum Center, 7th Street between Liberty and Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go here.
After the Boots
Join Pittsburgh’s best drag queens (with some live singers) immediately following Broadway’s hit musical at the “Kierra Darshell’s Kinky Boots After Party!” C.J. Mitchell and Nick Bramlett, two local male vocalists, will sing. Kierra will welcome Jezebel D’Opulence, Milan Tre’Zur, Mahogany La’Piranha, Tamara Knight, and two more members of the D’Opulence family, FeFe and Delicia to the stage. It’s at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Gab About It
A Pittsburgh-based musical comedy duo, Josh & Gab, best known for their winning anti-bullying school programs, take their act to the Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday, August 8 at 2 PM. Hear the group who are known to every pre-teen in Pittsburgh (Seriously, my cousins’ kids think they’re bigger than the Beetles). It’s at the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, go here.
Pound of flesh
“Revenge” meets “Gossip Girl” in Urban Impact Shakes’ production of “The Merchant of Venice.” See a modern twist on Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and bitterness, free will and fate as the actors connect the stories to their own lives. Come eager to laugh, quick to empathize, ready to ask questions of faith and snap a selfie or two. “The Merchant of Venice” is at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, go here.
Sip it, Sip it good!
It’s the last weekend to catch “Sips, Shots & Gulps” s exhibition of finely crafted and artistic drinking vessels showcases a variety of styles, techniques and firing methods used in contemporary ceramics. When focusing on an everyday object such as a cup, an artist’s hand and eye can elevate even the most common, necessary and mundane routine of drinking into an uplifting experience. It’s at the Sweetwater Arts Center, 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. For more information, and a list of artists participating, go here.
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Winter’s Tale is at Tall Trees Amphitheater. (Poor Yorich’s Players)
Julius Caesar is at the Grand (The South Hills Players)
Lot of Shakespeare in production now.