Dedicated to celebrating the ghosts of musical theater past and present, the Pittsburgh CLO proudly remains a nonprofit cultural institution that lauds distinguished musical-theater folk while launching the careers of another generation of skilled performers.
There are many times when hilarity hides and withdraws, but with today’s side deal, it ensues. For $15, you get a ticket to the preview showing of The Foreigner on Tuesday, January 26, or Wednesday, January 27, at the Bristol Riverside Theatre (a $29 value for a regularly priced ticket; student tickets are $10 with a valid ID). Called “a hilarious farce, full of loopy jokes” by the New York Times, The Foreigner has also received glowing critical acclaim from the Village Voice, among others.
The Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival, part of a larger vision for a future Asia Center of Pittsburgh, is an annual event highlighting the considerable cinematic output of filmmakers from India, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Iran, as well as other nations you might one day inhabit according to childhood sessions of "Spin the Globe." This year's event—the sixth annual—features a slate of films to rival past years' entries. This year's flicks include such noteworthy efforts as Aftershock, The Light Thief, and Zero Bridge, among many others. Your pass gives you access to eight of the festival's films, giving you the chance to give a total of 24 thumbs up.
Now in its 13th year, the two-day Taste of Santa Fe brings together talented chefs and the finest area restaurants to celebrate New Mexico's honored culinary tradition. This year's food festivities are helmed by celebrity chef and Santa Fe native John Rivera Sedlar, whose succulent Latin-influenced cuisine has garnered rave reviews, and whose nachos report being chased by the paparazzi. Strap on a wristband to treat your tongue's starved eyes to 25 tastings from any of 50-plus restaurant booths and at least four dessert booths, then frolic through the wine garden to indulge in two glasses of glorious grapeness. Railyard Park will host activities to engage the young'ns, and three stages will host local musical.
'Burgh Bits & Bites celebrates the melting pot of downtown Pittsburgh cuisine with different tastes from different ethnicities in different Euclidean spaces. Palates will encounter up to six different tastings during the approximately two-hour restaurant crawl. Snack on Italian specialties such as imported meats and cheeses or Mediterranean eats such as hummus, or savor bites with universal acceptance, like pizza. Tours are kept to groups of 10 or less per knowledgeable guide, ensuring that you get individual attention and a cool tour nickname. After the tour, participants will have been fed enough tiny bites to equal a small meal, pushing stomach-o-meters from E (extremely unfilled) to F (full as a submerged timpani). A bottle of water is provided at the start of the tour, and you will have the option to bring your own refreshments. Children and infants are free, as long as they aren't eating.
Off Through the Woods is an adventurous fairy-tale musical that follows a few familiar faces, red hoods, and oinking snouts as they head out on a journey into the great unknown. Check out Arena's Facebook page for some inside information and a sneak preview of the production. Arrive at your preferred showtime to take in the original sights and sounds and to find out exactly what lies on the other side of the rainbow.