Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21
1) The free Millvale Music Festival returns for an annual showcase of myriad local musicians, who will play indoor venues, like Mr. Smalls, and outdoor venues, like the GAP Park. One longtime Pittsburgh act is the Weird Paul Rock Band, fronted by the irreverent and bowl cut Weird Paul himself. Another act, Murder for Girls, who are releasing a vinyl LP Nine Stories in July, will be playing Mr. Smalls the Saturday night of the festival. Other acts include Liz Berlin, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Gene the Werewolf, André Costello and the Cool Minors, Royal Honey, and The Redlines. Many visual artists will also participate in the festival and have their works on display. Check the festival’s website for a full line-up and list of venues, which include popular bars, cafés, and craft breweries. Limited hours on Friday and all day Saturday 11 a.m.–1 a.m. Millvale. (C.M., R.H.)
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (musical) with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally, based on the 1994 Albert Finney film of the same name. May 20 – 29.
2) A dramedy about love and friendship, A Man of No Importance is an award-winning musical set in 1960s Dublin, Ireland. It tells the tale of an amateur theater group and the obstacles they encounter as they try and stage a play at their leader’s church. Stephen Flaherty is a Pittsburgh native. 8 p.m. New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side.