2Do This Week, Aug 25- Sept. 1: Cultural events in Pittsburgh
August 25, 2013 4:00 AM
Andrew Miller and Danielle Powell are Romeo and Juliet for Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.
Comedian Dave Coulier will appear at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront at Homestead. Best known for playing Joey on the long-running sitcom "Full House," his clean stand-up has earned him appearances on "The Tonight Show" and HBO's "Detroit Comedy Jam" and "Comic Relief at Radio City Music Hall." Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. next Sunday. For more info and tickets, $20, www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will return to Pittsburgh to introduce a program of nine short films, "Creating the Pandrogyne: Celebrating Breyer P-Orridge," at 8 p.m. at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side. The films are screened in conjunction with the exhibition "Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: S/HE IS HER/E," which continues through Sept. 15. For tickets, $10, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
The John McIntire Dangerously Live Comedy Talk Show ponders "Carlos Danger: The Rise and Fall of Anthony Weiner" at the Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, at 10:30 p.m. What's wrong with people? A comedic exploration of why everyone doesn't love a Weiner. Historic political sex scandals of the past and present will be revisited. Scintillating panelists include Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers, therapist Natalie Bencivenga and mayoral candidate Bill Peduto's press secretary Sonya Toler. Admission is $5 or free with ticket stub from a same-night Cultural Trust event. Information: www.trustarts.org or 412-325-6769.
The annual 8 Hour Projects will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Doane Hall of Art, Allegheny College, Meadville. The public is invited to watch as artists complete artworks in a day (free admission). Past events have featured large-scale drawings on the gallery walls. This year artists will incorporate elements of performance, using their own bodies and the bodies of others.
Participating artists are Edith Abeyta, Matthew Conboy, Casey Droege, Corey Escoto, Andrea Sherrill Evans, April Flanders, Daniel Luchman, Patrick Schmidt, Becky Slemmons, Kirk Amaral Snow, Garett Yahn and Jennifer Yorke.
A panel discussion and opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3. The exhibition continues through Sept. 22, after which the walls will be painted and the artworks will disappear. Information: http://allegheny.edu.
SATURDAY AND NEXT SUNDAY
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks presents "Romeo & Juliet" directed by Helen M. Meade at Frick Park's Blue Slide Playground in Squirrel Hill at 2 p.m. "Meade is staging Romeo and Juliet's stories simultaneously, and the audience will have to choose sides -- will they follow the Capulets (Juliet) or the Montagues (Romeo)? Of course, the lovers will reunite for their scenes together," says PSIP artistic director Jennifer Tober.
Audience members are advised to take a blanket and be prepared for the show to go on in any kind of weather. All performances are free to the public, with audience donations accepted. PSIP will stage the play the first four weekends in September. Other show dates include Sept. 7-8 at Allegheny Commons, Ridge Avenue and Arch Street, North Side; Sept. 14-15 at Arsenal Park, 40th and Butler streets, Lawrenceville; and Sept. 21-22 at Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street, Squirrel Hill. All shows are at 2 p.m. and run about an hour and 20 minutes. Info: www.pittsburghshakespeare.com.