Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Day 300- International Festival of First- Cirque Eloize:Hotel -All Just Passing Through

Cirque Eloize:Hotel  made its world premier in Pittsburgh and kicked off the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Since 1993, the Canadian company, Cirque Eloizehas preformed  a modern circus  that merges  live music, acrobatics and dance. I have never been a big fan of traditional circuses but   Cirque Eloise: Hotel is a contemporary circus and a theatrical creation using these art forms to tell a story of lives passing through this grand 1920’s  hotel. (see preview here)

Friday, September 21, 2018

Day 299 The Play that Goes Wrong- Broadway in Pittsburgh - Classic Physical Comedy- Combustion of Set and of Laughter

The Play That Goes Wrong  is a Tony Award winning Broadway comedy about  the Cornley University Drama Society’s attempt to put on a 1920’s murder mystery production when obviously- everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.   As a lover of the theater and a former high school and college actor/thespian, I know firsthand the trials encountered during show production. In The Play that Goes Wrong, everything on  the set seems to combust and so does the audience with laughter in this classic physical comedy.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Day 298 Men are From Mars Women are From Venus Live!- Girls Night or Date Night -A Night full of Laughs

 In the 90’s I laughed my way through  John Gray’s New York Times # 1 Best selling book, Men are from Mars- Women Are from Venus. This book brilliantly characterized the male vs female perspective on dating, marriage, and intimacy. It was a hysterical read because it all seemed  “so true”. This one man part theatrical and part stand-up Off- Broadway show is based on the book. It is the perfect  lighthearted date night or girls night out.  It’s even a night full of laughs for the guy who is dragged to the show!
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

October/September Events

Mozart in Motion-Pittsburgh Ballet-October 26 Through 28, 2018-Benedum Center

The Pittsburgh Ballet kicks of the 2018-19 season with three different dances  accompanied by Mozart’s compositions played by the PBT Orchestra. These  works by  contemporary choreographers George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián  should be an interesting collision of classical and contemporary ballet with some added comedy, wit, and even some fencing! 
Join me for  Mozart in Motion for a sampling of classical music and some contemporary ballet on October 26- October 28,2018 at the Benedum Center. For tickets
 * Photo by Duane Rieder
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Pandas 3D  --Rangos Giant Cinema at Carnegie Science Center

Pandas are adorable and in  3D,  on this giant screen, their cute factor should be off the charts!  This 3D film  follows these captive- born pandas' journey back into the wild.  I can’t wait  to visit the Sichuan mountains and enjoy these beautiful animals with this 4K digital technology.

Join me for another immersive nature adventure  with Pandas 3D at the Rangos Giant Cinema. For tickets and times In October and December go to 

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Anastasia-PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh- Benedum -October 16- October 21, 2018

The new musical Anastasia,  tells the legend of the Russian princess Anastasia who was rumored to have survived the revolution. This  story travels through Russia, pre and post revolution, to Paris in the 1920’s. We follow  a strong and resilient Anya who finds love during her search for her true identity and family. 

Join me on October 16 through October 21, 2018 for this traveling adventure, Anastasia at the Benedum. For tickets go

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Sky Watch-Carnegie Science Center-Oct 20th, Nov 23, 2018 

SkyWatch is an exploration of the plants and stars with a virtual tour of the night sky in the Buhl Planetarium paired with a visit to the  the observatory to observe the night sky though the Meade LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Maybe I will even see “men on Mars  or  women on Venus”. Silliness aside, you can spot Saturn’s rings and the lunar surface through this powered - up telescope with expert stargazers to guide you.

Join me on October 20th  or November 23, 2018 and explore the night ski at the Carnegie Science Center at 8pm or 10pm. (It’s $2.00 for members /$4.00 for non-members).

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Tago:Korean Drum II-Festival of First-Byham October 18, 2018

The International Festival of First (see Day 300) brings artists from all over the world to Pittsburgh.  As Part of this Festival, Tago:Korean Drum II will  perform  traditional Korean drums with a mixture of martial arts.  “Tago” which means “lighting up the world by beating drums” should be an energetic rhythmic new experience. (see video here

Join me on October 18, 2018 for this cultural rhythmic experience at the Byham. For tickets go to For more information on the Festival of First see schedule here.

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Pittsburgh Gallery Crawl (Sep 21, 2018) Kicking off the International Festival of Firsts (Sep 21 -Nov 11, 2018) Manifold-September 21, 2018

Pittsburgh will be buzzing on September 21, 2018 for the Gallery Crawl that kicks of the International Festival of Firsts (Sep 21 -November 11, 2018) . The Festival,that only occurs once every 4 years, will bring over 30 artist from 20 different countries to Pittsburgh for inventive and unique programs. Now that is a world wind of new experiences to try!

The Gallery Crawl will introduce some of these shows from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.   Manifold is something not to miss. It is  visual mapping by Filip Roca on the Benedum Center fade with original music by Chinese composer,Wang Lu. A 30 member orchestra will play during the free show on Friday at 8:15 pm and 10:00 pm.

Join me for  the Gallery Crawl and kick off  the diverse preview of events in the International Festival of First on Sep 21, 2018.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Day 297-Aladdin-PNC Broadway Pittsburgh-A Fun Colorful Magic Carpet Ride

One of my blog inspiration books, Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a (Disney) Little Golden Book  reminds us that, "All you need is a little magic in your life!". Disney's Aladdin  which kicks off the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series brings magic to the stage with a  jazzy musical score, an explosion of color, energetic dance and a genie that takes us all on a fun magic carpet ride.