by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Capes and Canapes
Onomatopoeias are in the air at Cocktails and Kryptonite on Friday, April 7. Fly away to the Library for a night of Hulk-sized fun at the library’s spring After Hours event, celebrating the boldest superheroes and most dastardly villains. Join the librarians for craft drinks, light bites, trivia, live entertainment, and fun activities! It’s at the Carnegie Public Library, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, click here.
Wigle it, Just a little bit
Wigle Whiskey celebrates its five year anniversary. Join the team at Wigle on April 7 and raise a glass to the first five years. Drink to their health with cocktails, listen to live music by Scott & Rosanna, and stick around for the very special release of 5-year-old Monongahela Rye Whiskey Barrel #1. For a bite, Pittsburgh Tortas will be on site vending tasty sandwiches. It’s at the Wigle Whiskey Distillery, 2401 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Wild, Wild Life
Things get wild after Gil’s mother dies in Colman Domingo’s “Wild with Happy.” The hilarious new play is about sending off a loved one in style. Catch it at the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, click here.
Better Read than Dead
Picture it, Moscow, 1938, a dissident playwright, Mikhail Bulgakov, embarks on a surreal journey after he’s offered a poisoned chalice in exchange for freedom: write a play glorifying Stalin to celebrate his sixtieth birthday in the “Collaborators.” You can find the show at 6500 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. For more information, click here.
Samurai Cat and other creatures
It’s time for the second annual Pittsburgh Japanese Film Festival. The festival features both new and classic films, across genres, showcasing the richness and diversity of Japanese cinema. Opening night, Friday April 7, is the Pittsburgh premiere of “Samurai Cat.” Come out and catch a movie at Row House Cinema, 4115 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information, click here.