5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Nov. 10-12
As the winter season begins to take hold and before the holidays are bright and shiny around us, take in a few of these diverse offerings in Pittsburgh this weekend.
Celebrated choreographer back in town
Both ways in which Thomas Wolfe's observation "You Can't Go Home Again" apply are true for Kyle Abraham — places change over time and life's experiences change us after we leave home.
Even still, the celebrated choreographer and dancer is bringing his dance group back to his hometown, Pittsburgh, this weekend.
Abraham and his company, Abraham.In.Motion, will perform 8 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 at Pittsburgh's August Wilson Center. Check out an interview with Abraham here .
Laugh it up
D.L. Hughley brings his unique perspective to town. One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television and radio arena.
It was the mega-hit movie "Original Kings of Comedy" that launched his career. The film, based on the 1999 tour featuring Hughley, Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, garnered close to $40 million at the box office and became one of the highest selling DVDs in 2001.
Hughley can currently be heard on the New York airwaves, as host of the morning show on WYKS-FM. He previously starred in numerous TV shows, including his a starring turn in "The Hughleys."
He performs Nov. 10-12 and the Pittsburgh Improv, Homestead. Details: pittsburgh.improv.com
Honoring America's veterans
At noon, Nov. 11, local veterans and museum visitors will gather in the Senator John Heinz History Center's Great Hall for a moving and patriotic flag ceremony. The ceremony will include the unfurling of a 36-foot American flag, the singing of the national anthem, a moment of silence for those who have served our country and the ceremonial folding of the flag. This event is included in regular museum admission.
The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Heinz History Center's museum system, will present living history demonstrations in Point State Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, as part of the Steel City Salutes the Troops event, which will commence following the Veterans Day Parade. Re-enactors will present military drills through the ages, demonstrating how soldiers marched in formation, fired muskets and played military music in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The Veterans Day living history demonstrations are free and open to the public.
See full story here .
You can't help but smile at these 'Dummies'
The Trash Test Dummies are skilled circus performers that can trash talk with the best of them, showcasing a stunning array of jaw-dropping acrobatics, juggling and stunt work.
These dexterous dummies take the audience on a journey into their playful imagination, inviting them to take a fresh look at the humble household trashcan.
It's a fun show for kids and those kids at heart, too.
The "Dummies" take the Byham Theatre stage Nov. 12. Additional area performances also are planned. Details: trustarts.org
A couple of bonuses
These two events technically don't happen over the weekend, but are too good not to mention.
PJ Masks Live is a super-heroic, brand new show, featuring the heroic trio from the series — "The PJ Masks!"
Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from the sneaky villains — Romeo, Night Ninja and Luna Girl. Don't sleep through it — watch the PJ Masks save the day at the Byham Theatre on Nov. 13-14. Details: trustarts.org
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present "An Evening with Lucie Arnaz" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Cabaret at Theater Square.
A multitalented performer, Arnaz made her professional debut in 1962 on her mother Lucille Ball's television series, "The Lucy Show." Other TV credits include "The Lucie Arnaz Show" and six seasons of "Here's Lucy," also co-starring with her mother. Details: trustarts.org
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