Lovelytheband Plays Stage AE; ‘Mrs. Krishnan’s Party’ at Trust Arts Education Center (Wed., 10/17/18)

1) Lovelytheband opened for Jack White at KeyBank Pavilion this year as part of XFEST. Like Jack White’s former band The White Stripes, lovelytheband doesn’t have a bassist; unlike The White Stripes, lovelytheband has a more synth-pop sound, such as on “Broken.” The band will headline The Club at Stage AE. Morgan Saint and Blacktop Queen open. Doors open 7 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

MRS. KRISHNAN’S PARTY (immersive theater) by Indian Ink Theater Company. Oct. 17-21, presented by Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.

'Mrs. Krishnan's Party' provides food for the party-starved soul. (Photo: courtesy of Indian Ink Theater Company)

‘Mrs. Krishnan’s Party’ provides food for the party-starved soul. (Photo: courtesy of Indian Ink Theater Company)

2) We’ve all heard about cases where people (usually teenagers) are hosting a party, and then somehow the word gets out far and wide, and the residence gets overwhelmed by many more party-goers than what was anticipated. That’s the premise for New Zealand- based Indian Ink Theatre Company’s Mrs. Krishnan’s Party. In this play, 100 strangers unexpectedly turn up for DJ James’ Onam party, so his landlady Mrs. Krishnan has no choice but to crank it up a notch and make it the party of her life. This is an immersive theater experience. The audience joins the party where there’s music, dancing, and a vegetarian dal is prepared live for each performance. Wear a beautiful sari if you happen to have one in your wardrobe. Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Trust Arts Education Center, 4th Floor, 805 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. (RH)