February is looking to be a busy month, I thought I might share some of the events and performances that are on the Tatler’s calendar. All of the links take you to the websites for more info; follow ’em and get out and enjoy some performance!
This weekend, the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh presents a program entitled “Jacks” featuring the music of various knaves, fools, and other “Jacks” – among the composers featured are PDQ Bach, Giacomo Puccini, Jack Parton, Gioacchino Rossini, Jacques Offenbach, and Burt Bacharach/Jackie DeShannon. Concerts are at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on Saturday Feb. 11 at 7:30 or Sunday Feb. 12 at 4:00 – use the code ALTO22 for a 5% discount on tickets on the website.
Next week, the CMU International Film Festival will present What We Left Unfinished, a film by Afghan-American filmmaker Mariam Ghani, who will also be present for a post-screening discussion moderated by Visiting Research Professor in Afghan Cinema and Drama Habib Sorosh. The film features five unfinished films from Afghanistan’s communist era (1978-1992), exploring the ways in which those unfinished projects have left their mark in the present. The screening is on Feb. 16 at 6:00 pm in the McConomy auditorium of the Cohon University Center on the CMU campus; seats can be reserved here.
Also next week, both CMU and University of Pittsburgh have shows opening: CMU’s School of Drama presents Babel, by Jacqueline Goldfinger, Feb. 15-17; tickets are free and available to reserve beginning at 12pm the business day before the performance, and can be reserved online or over the phone (412) 268-2407. The University of Pittsburgh will open its production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars on Feb. 17-26, which overlaps with the grand opening celebration of the new August Wilson Archives at the University Library Feb. 24-Mar. 3.
Did I just type Feb. 24? Why, that’s opening night for barebones production of Is God Is, a play by Relentless Award-winner Aleshea Harris, directed by Javon Johnson. It’s also the weekend of Attack Theatre’s dance/jazz collaboration Behind Ourself Concealed, which will feature the music of Paquito D’Rivera at the Friday and Saturday performances.
See you out and about!!