Saturday, October 24, 2015
This is the scary season, so last night, I had take- out Chinese food, watched a scary movie, and then I was off to a haunted house. Not a real one like in (Day 103-Whaley House), but a dramatic “scare” experience –ScareHouse. Because I am chicken by nature, I have never been a fan of scary movies or the haunted houses that pop up everywhere for Halloween but since last year it was so much fun (see Day 78), I thought that I would be brave and give a it try again.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Altar Boyz is a musical comedy, which is perfect for an intimate theater like the Cabaret Theater. I smiled from ear to ear during the entire show because it was just pure nonstop singing and dancing fun! You don’t have to be a Catholic to enjoy the spreading of “ the love of Jesus with funk.” Move over boy bands, this group had Mark, Matthew, Luke, Juan and Abraham (the Jew). (Review)
|Juan , Luke, Abraham, Mark, Matthew|
I am not sure why October has been so devoted to cultural experiences like the symphony, opera, and now musical theater.I am in heaven (no pun intended) when I am experiencing any musical theater. All the arts lift the spirit (again no pun intended) but musical theater has a special part in my soul (pun?) since performing was one of my passions in high school and college. I was even voted senior “Most Dramatic” in the year book!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I have seen a few operas and each were spectacular, larger than life productions but Nabucco was my first Italian opera. It was composed by Verdi at the age of 28 years. Opera is the perfect way to “Get some culture” as recommended by my blog inspiration, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book.”
I knew nothing about the subject of this opera but I wanted to hear an Italian one, thinking that my sporadic Italian lessons would help me understand the singing. It did not- but with the help of the subtitles across the top of the stage, the summary in the program, and the dramatic facial expressions of the actors, it was not hard to follow the story. I was surprised that it was the biblical story of the Babylonian conqueror and exile of the Israelites from Jerusalem. The story was loosely based on the Bible book of Jeremiah.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Phipps Conservatory is mysterious and beautiful at night ( see Day 138 ) and I recently explored a public evening event where you could enjoy the beauty, eat, drink, and dance. My blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book reminds us to “Dress up and go dancing…” and that is just what I did at the Party in the Tropics at the Phipps Conservatory.
Friday, October 2, 2015
I love to walk on a warm autumn night and I love art so a Gallery Crawl is the perfect combination of both things. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust sponsors them a few times a year. Even though I was sidetracked by my Burgatory milk shake (see Day 139), I managed to catch the last few hours of the latest Gallery Crawl last weekend.
|Liberty Ave dance party|
The city comes alive during a Gallery Crawl. There were so many people in the city enjoying this free event. A map directs you to various exhibit destinations. The restaurants had specials, and there was entertainment throughout. Part of Liberty Avenue was transformed into a pulsating light flashing Indi DJ street dance party-what fun! (Bhangra Dance Group/DJ Rekha)