By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
January 20, kicks off the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl. There’s a ton of things to see and do downtown during the crawl. There will be musicians, singers, dancers, artists and improv comedy. Don’t forget to hit up the Winter Night Market. The indoor market will feature some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors. Start or end your crawl at 925 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Wanna know a secret? You can go to the Confidential Musical Theater Project on January 21 and see a musical. You won’t know which musical until you get there. The actors won’t even have met or rehearsed beforehand. There’s only one rule in the confidential musical theater project: Don’t stop, no matter what. There will be plenty of surprises at the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, 1000 Madison Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here, or check out the local Facebook page here.
Mad about Madagascar!
If you love the Dreamworks animated film “Madagascar,” you’re gonna love “Madagascar – a Musical Adventure.” The animated movie is back as a live action musical. Those darn penguins are so cute! You can find “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure” at the McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. For more information, click here.
Zen and the art of art
January 21 is the opening reception to “Now and Zen.” Artists ChiaLing Pitluga, Boyd Payne, Lauren Braun and Mark Panza are looking for peace in their art. Peaceful images of another time and contemporary images that explore patterns and interiors of today in this lovely show with several mediums such as collage, photography, mixed media and painting. All designed to help you find your Zen. Find inner peace at Percolate: Art Space, Gallery and Creative Laboratory, 317 S. Trenton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. For more information, click here.
On January 21, “The Royale” by Marco Ramirez opens. Jay “The Sport” Jackson has his eyes set on becoming the heavyweight champion of the world, but the Jim Crow reality of 1905 America is making his dream difficult. Inspired by the true story of trail-blazing boxer, Jack Johnson. You can catch “The Royale” at the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 152203. For more information, click here.