by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
January 26, “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety” opens. It’s a drop-kicking, body-slamming, theatrical happening set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. “Chad Deity” is a kick-ass serious minded comedy about wrestling, geopolitics, and raisin bread. It’s at the Ace Hotel, 120 S. Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. For more information, click here.
Fill ‘er up!
Rock out with the “Pump Boys & Dinettes.” Boys from a gas station and girls from a diner start singing, strumming and humming their way into your heart. Gas up at the Cabaret at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Sam I am (not!)
Catch Michael Phillip Edwards in a multi-character solo performance that highlights the current climate of race relations in America, eloquently depicting the psychological & spiritual damage sustained by men of color with “I Am Not Sam.” It’ at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Road to Nowhere
BoxHeart Gallery presents “2017 Artist of the Year: Alice Raymond,” and her debut solo exhibition “Nowhere & Now Here” on exhibit in the main gallery While you’re at it, check out Heather Heltzenrater’s “Thresholds” on the second floor. It’s free and open to the public. You can get to “Nowhere” at BoxHeart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. For more information, click here.
The game is afoot in “Diamonds are to Die For,” an interactive murder mystery on Saturday, January 27.Solve the mystery and have a splendid Italian meal at Gaetano’s Banquet Center, 1617 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. For more information, click here.