by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Uncle Peck is going to teach Li’l Bit a lot more than road rules in Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive.” Vogel won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1998 for her work. Caution: the play deals with some very adult content, but it’s beautifully written. It’s at Duquesne University’s Genesius Theater, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. For more information, click here.
Scout’s beleaguered father as he fights an important court case in Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Don’t set a watchman, go see this play instead. It’s at New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
Pull that Lever
Things seem dire, but fear not. Saturday November 5 you can dance your blues away at the “Worried about the Election – Move to Canada Dance Party.” DJ Antithesis will mix all your favorite Canadian artists like Drake, Avril, Alanis and the Biebs. There’s no cover but it is 21 and over. It’s at Mix Tape, 4907 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. For more information, click here.
It Ain’t Over till it’s Over!
If anyone can find the funny in the bitter end of the weirdest, wackiest election season in recorded history it’s John McIntire and his guests in “Almost Over- McIntire’s Dangerously Live Comedy Talk Show.” Join Johnny Mac, Comedian Gab Bonesso, Former House Minority Leader Mike Veon and Former Arlen Specter staffer Doug Saltzman for one last laugh before the election. You can find the fun at the Parkway Theater, 644 Broadway Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. For more information, click here.
Sunday November 6 is the 24th Kierra Darshell presents the Annual Miss Tri-State All Star Pageant. Drag queens compete in both beauty and talent categories. You can see the queens take the catwalk at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
A sixth thing…
The First on Third
When the weekend is over, you can still have one more fun evening before the election. Pittsburgh New Works Festival kicks off its Reading Series on Monday, November 7, 2016 with three original works. They will be showcasing some of the top fifty plays that did not get into production at the Festival. On November 7, you can see “The Studdering Pig” by Raymond Werner, “Elephants” by Jordan Elizabeth Henry and “Salt Pie and Other Disasters” by Roxanne Amico. It’s at the Third Street Gallery, 220 3rd Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.