By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
You have one weekend left to see the quintessentially Pittsburgh “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” It’s Stephen Chbosky’s now classic tale of a high school freshman who is learning how to cope with love, sex and friendship. It’s also a love letter to the Steel City. It’s at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
Everybody’s doing it
Tony-award winning play, “Peter and the Star Catcher” is popping up all over town. You can discover the adventures of a young orphan boy on his journey to Neverland at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.
Moves like an ape, looks like a man
It’s back! The Lord of the Jungle returns to Pittsburgh in “Tarzan the Musical.” Edgar Rice Boroughs goes Disney in an epic tale based on the cartoon version of the ape man. Swing by the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Get all the info here.
Can’t Stop the Music
There’s a heck of a party starts in Millvale on Saturday, May 13. It’s the Millvale Music Festival. Bands will be playing all over the town. The Nox Boys, Jimbo and the Soupbones, Ben Valasek and the Growlers, Essential Machine, Mr. Fancy Pants, the Lampshades, the Turbosonics, the Weird Paul Rock Band, Big Atlantic, Jude Benedict, August Winters and many, many more. Get the full schedule here.
Women at different stages of their career and their lives, create artwork based on sexism and how it intersects with their age and/or race in “DIGS- Sexism in the Arts.” The show features Staycee Pearl, Lenore Thomas, Jenn Wertz and many more. It runs till June 2 at Artists Image Resource, 518 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, go here.