“My Fair Lady” Continues at The Public; Sienna Mercato: Good Food on All Levels (CPs Wed., 2/4/15)

"My Fair Lady" at Pittsburgh Public Theater

“My Fair Lady” at Pittsburgh Public Theater

1) There aren’t many musicals better known or loved than My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Nor are there heroines more captivating than the show’s Eliza Doolittle—a Cockney flower girl who learns to be a cultivated lady, then turns the tables on her teacher, Professor Henry Higgins. That’s why Pittsburgh Public Theater chose the 1956 Broadway classic as the musical entry for its 40th anniversary “Season of Legends.” The Public’s My Fair Lady features all the songs that are classics in their own right: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” and more. 8 p.m. Through Feb. 22. O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

2) “This must be the place,” David Byrne of Talking Heads fame once sang. You’ll be singing the same tune upon entering Sienna Mercato. The restaurant’s first floor, Emporio, offers four different gourmet meatballs—classic beef, spicy pork, vegetarian, and chicken—and nine sauces, ranging from marinara to gluten-free spinach-almond pesto. You can have your meatballs alone or on a bun, and with or without cheese. The second floor—Mezzo—features pastas and wood-fired pizza. Pizza varieties include traditional margherita as well as more exotic fare, like clams. Mezzo also has desserts and charcuterie (plates of cured meats, artisan cheeses, and preserves). Il Tetto, the rooftop beer garden, caps off  the Sienna Mercato experience. The garden has 30 beers on tap, cocktails, and smaller dishes. Whether it’s sunny or snowing, patrons can always appreciate Pittsburgh’s skyscrapers, thanks to the garden’s retractable glass roof (awesome, right?). Don’t worry, an elevator is provided should all that food and drink impede mobility. 942 Penn Ave., Cultural District.

 

3) CakeJennifer Aniston delivers an Oscar-worthy performance as a woman who investigates the suicide death of a friend from her chronic-pain support group. Aniston has received nods from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes. Also appearing are Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, and Mamie Gummer. Check Fandango for screens and times at your local movie house.