Hit me with your best shot
Thursday, June 30, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join the Pittsburgh Symphony orchestra for an evening of rock hits with a symphonic twist. Benatar and Giraldo’s 35-year partnership has created some of the biggest rock songs of the 1980s and 1990s, including “Love is a Battlefield,” “We Belong,” “Sex as a Weapon” and many more. It’s at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Hell is for Children
The Rage of the Stage players will be tackling Dracula in “Bloody Hell.” A young warrior-prince becomes a weapon to defend an onslaught from the Turkish hordes invading his land, but he becomes something much darker. It’s at the McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. For more information, click here.
In the Heat of the Night
Friday, July 1 is the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival Open House and Fundraiser. It’s an evening of whiskey, interactive performances, live music and food trucks. It’s all to benefit the third annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival. It’s at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse, 1055 Spring Garden Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For tickets and more information, click here.
Shadows of the Night
Friday, July 2, come out and see “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” a free film screening. Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar’s documentary tells Walker’s dramatic life story with poetry and lyricism, and features new interviews with Walker, Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones, Gloria Steinem, Sapphire and the late Howard Zinn in one of his final interviews. It’s at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent, 318 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
Things are going to light up like the Fourth of July around here, especially on the Fourth of July. Catch fireworks at your favorite park, community or township event, or go to the big blow out in downtown Pittsburgh. EQT’s Flashes of Freedom at Point State Park, downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, click here.
And now a sixth thing….
Treat me right
Saturday, July 2, things are about to explode in “Gab Bonesso: Human Explosion.” Bonesso has been named “The Best Standup Comedian” by readers of Pittsburgh Magazine and City Paper. She was a Top Ten Finalist at the New York City Underground Comedy Festival and has numerous awards and accolades. The award-winning comedian will be joined by KDKA’s John McIntire and local author and comedian Mike Buzzelli (yeah, that guy). Gab explodes at the Parkway Theater, 644 Broadway Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. For more information, click here.