Compiled by Christie Wells
King Lear at the Carrie Blast Furnaces (through June 2), Swissvale, 7:30 p.m., A re-envisioned performance of Shakespeare’s King Lear by the Quantum Theatre among the remains of the last standing pre-WWII blast furnace in the U.S. Audience members also have the option to take a pre-show tour of the steel mill’s Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Tickets $43-$63, Students $28, 412-362 1713 www.quantumtheatre.com
Star Bright, (May17-26), Front Porch Theatricals presents a musical inspired by a true story co-written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Center East, 888-718-4253, www.frontporchpgh.org. Click HERE for more info.
Sumthin Diff’rent at The Glitter Box Theater An afternoon of performance art. This showcase features comedy, puppetry, a short play, live music and more. Video works from BOOM Concepts will be screened after the performances. This event supports BOOM Concepts‘ $5,000 fundraising campaign goal. Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00PM-4:00PM 460 Melwood Avenue, Click Here
Opening Day at the Ligonier Country Market, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 110 Andi Lane, Ligonier. One of the largest farmers markets in the area, with over 130 vendors selling produce, plants, prepared foods, crafts and more. Click HERE for more info.
A little closer to the ‘Burgh…Saturday is also Opening Day for the Bloomfield Saturday Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 5050 Liberty Avenue.
Feria: A Spring Festival from the South of Spain, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Join Pittsburgh Current and Enix Brewing Company at 337 East 8th Avenue in Homestead to celebrate. The $40 ticket includes an all-you-can-eat tapas buffet, unlimited signature cocktail, and entertainment, including live music and flamenco dancers. For tickets https://www.facebook.com/events/544003676126019/
Art and Design
Lawrenceville Art Crawl, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., 30+ venues, 150+ artists, 35+ bands along Butler Street and beyond.
Proud Haven charity fundraiser for homeless LGBT youth, Friday, 460 Melwood Avenue (Babyland), Doors open at 7 p.m. with live music from 5 local bands starting at 8 p.m, $5+ donation. For more information click check out Facebook
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