Gigi’s Cupcakes’ Grand Opening in McCandless; The Meadows is Jumping with The Move Makers Band (Sat., 5/14/16)
1) You know what’s cool about cupcakes? It’s your own small, personal cake, you don’t have to cut yourself off a slice or share it with anyone unless you want to. If you enjoy cupcakes with a lot of decadent icing on top then I think you might enjoy Gigi’s Cupcakes located in McCandless Crossing. The new bakery is the first Pennsylvania franchise of the national Gigi’s cupcakes headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. They’re known for cupcakes with icing piled high on top with a swirl and using only the best ingredients. Flavors include Midnight Magic Chocolate Chip, Scarlett’s Red Velvet, Wedding Cake, and Birthday Surprise. Gluten free and sugar-free options are also available.
It’s grand opening weekend and company founder Gigi Butler will be on hand from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. For all of us cupcake fans that are also Steeler fans, Steeler’s defensive end Cam Heyward will be on hand from 2 – 3 p.m. Gigi’s is donating $1 from each cupcake sold to Heyward House, Cam Heyward’s charity which benefits local children’s charities like Kids Voice. Additionally Star 100.7 radio host Kelly will broadcast live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The local operating partner is Melanie Schmidt. Hope they made enough cupcakes! 761 Providence Blvd., McCandless.
2) Do you like a band that can deliver a wide range of cover tunes with tightness and great musicality? If so, we submit for your approval The Move Makers Band. Songs from Motown, Michael Jackson, Rick James, as well as recent songs like “Blurred Lines,” “Moves Like Jagger,” and “Get Lucky” are all part of their repertoire. They will get the women (and men) up and dancing. So make that move right now to Headliners at The Meadows. 8 p.m. No cover. 210 Racetrack Rd., Washington.
3) They’re baaack. PICT Classic Theatre, emerging from a financial crisis, returns for its 30th season with a show fittingly built around cliffhanger suspense. Two Tales of Terror is a back-to-back adaptation of a pair of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Both are considered to be among the most excellently creepy examples of Poe’s work, which is saying something, if you think about the rest of what he wrote.
Poe is admired as a high-art writer because the terror and suspense in his fiction do not come merely from made-up monsters or plot contrivances. He wrote tales of psychological terror, in which characters have the kinds of fears and obsessions that any of us might have, except that in Poe’s hands everything is taken to harrowing extremes. PICT artistic director Alan Stanford has adapted the two stories performed here. 2 and 8 p.m. Performances through May 20. In the Henry Heymann Theatre at the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. (MV)