Last Game of Regular Season: Reds vs. Pirates; ‘Jersey Boys’ Hits the Road After Today (Sun., 10/4/15)
1) Our beloved Buccos take the diamond again today against the Cincinnati Reds. It’s also Kids Day, with a Family Fun Zone outside the ball yard beforehand, and all fans 14 and under receiving a Kids Pirates Eye Black and a chance to run the bases after the game. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m. This is the last game of the regular season. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.
2) There were people who couldn’t stand the sound, but millions more who loved it. The sound was the otherworldly, phenomenally high falsetto of lead singer Frankie Valli. It was the centerpiece of The Four Seasons’ distinctive musical style, helping to drive the group to fame and fortune in the 1960s from the members’ rough-and-tumble beginnings in the blue-collar world of Newark, N.J.—a climb so colorful that it inspired the musical Jersey Boys by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music by The Four Seasons. The touring-company show is slated for a generous run of 15 performances here in Pittsburgh. Which isn’t surprising, given that the Broadway original won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006 and was recently made into a movie. Unlike the stage show and the group itself, the Jersey Boys film didn’t chart, but as the video sampler above reveals, it was directed by none other than Clint Eastwood. And if tough-guy Clint is enthralled by songs like “Sherry” and “Walk Like a Man,” who can resist? 1 p.m. Ends today. Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Cultural District. (MV)
3) Hearty Sunday dinners aren’t just for the meat eaters or the financially comfortable. Grab some friends and head over to Brillobox for the Starving Artist Sunday Suppers. Every Sunday, the restaurant’s chef creates a different hearty vegetarian meal and offers it for just $7 to give you a break from your regularly scheduled ramen du jour. You’ll want to get there early, as the special only goes until the food runs out (and at that price, it will). 5 p.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.
4) Everest – There’s very little I dislike in this world more than cold weather … so the chances of finding me at Everest are slim to none. But if action movies set 29,029 feet above sea level are your thing, you’ll probably love it.
It’s based on the true story of an expedition in 1996 to scale Mount Everest. Two groups ascended the mountain from different sides – unfortunately both got caught in a blizzard resulting in the deaths of eight climbers. More than six books written by participants in the climb have been published and a few movies, TV movies and documentaries have been made concerning the incident.
Writers William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy have combed through all of them, and more, to create a screenplay of that fateful climb in a film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Jason Clarke and Emily Watson star.
And if you’re looking for me, I’ll be at home under a sun lamp. Check Fandango for screens and times. (TH)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
Free admission 10am-5pm
Discover more than 150 amazing bird species from around the world under one roof on Pittsburgh’s Northside. Get nose-to-beak with a colony of African penguins; admire free-flying birds in the Tropical Rainforest; meet Wookie, our two-toed sloth; and explore the new Condor Court, home to four Andean Condors!
700 Arch St. Allegheny Commons West (Northside) aviary.org
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Shadyside School
Free admission 10am-1pm
Join us in a few of our professional fine art studios to experience family friendly art techniques and activities that take place in our classes, camps and workshops for children, teens and families year-round.
1047 Shady Ave. (Shadyside) pfpca.org
Prime Stage Theatre and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main/1st Floor Reading Room: Law & Order: The Crucible
Free admission 1pm
Be in our Law & Order Event! Join Prime Stage actors from The Crucible as a member of the jury. Hear accusations and defenses of people accused of witchcraft by Attorney Jerry Wienand and the actor playing Judge Danforth. Weigh evidence, deliver a verdict and bring The Crucible to life!
4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland) primestage.com carnegielibrary.org