This weekend, Pittsburgh’s own Randy Gilson of Randyland is featured in a documentary called “Pursuing Happiness.” The doc features several people pursuing happiness each in their own way. City of Asylum is donating the proceeds from the film back to Gilson’s Randyland. You can find happiness at the City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
Friday and Saturday local comedian Gab Bonesso is recording a comedy album. Each show will have different material for the album. Friday night Rick Sebak will be on hand to introduce her, and on Saturday a special guest star will introduce Gab to the stage. Phineas the Shark will be there for both evenings. Come out to Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Fit for a King
Nationally acclaimed poets and musicians celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at “Poetry Unplugged.” The event features Prentice Powell, Nate James, W. Ellington Felton, Gabriela Garcia Medina and more. It’s at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Tour de Force
Charles Ross will take on the Empire in his show, “One Man Star Wars Trilogy.” He will be Darth, Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia in this one man tour de force (get it?). The show is recommended for ages between 6 and Yoda. You don’t have to go to a galaxy far away, you just have to the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, use the force, or click here.
Move over, Beethoven
Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste takes on Beethoven’s Symphony Number Seven. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 premiered in 1813 to benefit the wounded soldiers after the battle of Hanau. Hear it here at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.