“Hello” Todd Rundgren Plays Stage AE; Move Makers at Lattitude 360 (CPs Sat., 4/25/15)

1) “Can We Still Be Friends,” “Hello It’s Me,” and “I Saw the Light” were three monster hits in the 70’s for accomplished pop rocker Todd Rundgren. A musical composer, performer, and producer who plays many different instruments, Rundgren is a free spirit whose creativity is limitless and songs melodically beautiful. He’s produced top albums for many individuals and groups, including Hall and Oates, Cheap Trick, Patti Smith, and The Psychedelic Furs. Rundgren is currently touring in support of his latest release State. This is a great chance to see a top pop composer and musician. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Stage AE 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

 

2) Do you like a band that can deliver a wide range of cover tunes with tightness and great musicality? If so, we have submitted 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 (8:15 p.m.) at Latitude 360. Also on the bill is VJ Rambo MC who will fill the breaks and play after the band’s done. 200 Quinn Dr., Robinson Township.

3) Macabre humor comes crackling out of the past in an updated version of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death, staged by a new Pittsburgh company, Kinetic Theatre. Strindberg was a turn-of-the-last century wild man who admired natural realism but also dove into studies of mysticism and the occult, then blended a range of viewpoints into writing plays that must be seen to be believed. This one—the playwright’s personal favorite—gives us an old soldier and his drama-queen wife gearing up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their extremely rocky marriage which, ahem, nonetheless refuses to die. Kinetic, founded by longtime Pittsburgh theater maven Andrew Paul, is producing it at the New Hazlett Theatre. 8 p.m. Continues through May 3. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side.