By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Friday, February 24, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre holds a soiree, “Down the Rabbit Hole Dance Party.” Dance with the Queen of Hearts, Vivian Von Brokenhymen and her Jacks. Wear your fashionable attire (costumes encouraged!). Don’t be late for this very important date. It’s at The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2900 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For tickets, click here.
Love and Marriage
Playwright Charles L. Mee has a fresh new take on Aeschylus’s “The Suppliants” in “Big Love” opening this weekend. “Big Love” is about the full spectrum on love and marriage, including gender inequality and domestic violence. You can find “Big Love” at the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, click here.
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Thursday, February 23 is your last day of Latter Days, because it’s your last chance to catch the “The Book of Mormon.” The hit Broadway musical about Mormon boys on a mission to Africa is in town for a limited run. Catch it while you can at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
The queen of the burping plastic container is back. Dixie Longate’s got a new show with an elongated title; “Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday.” Spend the night with Dixie and find out why she swapped the Tupperware bowls for a mechanical bull. It’s at the Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15222. For more information, click here.
Paint the town
Get behind the Q-Ball on Saturday, February 25. This year’s theme is “Painting with Light,” where you can party with the Pre-Raphaelites. Sip cocktails among Tableaux from the great 19th Century paintings of John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, George Watts and more. “The Q Ball: Painting with Light” is at the Union Trust Building, 501 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For tickets and more information, click here.
AND – a special offer from our friends at Quantum Theatre: $10 off your Q-Ball Digital Dance Party tickers!