‘Perfect Wedding’ Continues at CLO Cabaret; Burn By Rocky Patel New on North Shore (Thurs., 8/2/18)

Baaad groom! Julia Geisler gives Tim McGeever a piece of her cake in CLO’s ‘Perfect Wedding.’

Baaad groom! Julia Geisler gives Tim McGeever a piece of her cake in CLO’s ‘Perfect Wedding.’ Photo: Archie Carpenter.

1) While Pittsburgh CLO is best known for mounting big Broadway musicals in summertime, the company also has an intimate cabaret venue with shows running year-round. Currently up in the CLO Cabaret is Robin Hawdon’s Perfect Wedding. It’s billed as a romantic comedy, though one might question how romantic it is for the groom to wake up on the morning of the wedding and find a strange woman in his bed. Complications then multiply. Perfect Wedding is neither big nor fat nor Greek but is reported to be exceptionally funny. CLO Cabaret serves food and drinks, so please laugh safely while consuming these. Continues through August 26. 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (MV)

2) On the North Shore there is gambling, dining, and drinking, but if tobacco is your vice, look no farther than BURN by Rocky Patel. Here you can buy and smoke top-rated cigars made from the world’s finest tobacco. These include the Sun Grown Maduro, which is rolled in Patel’s Estelí, Nicaragua factory. The beautifully decorated lounge also serves food and drinks. Appetizers include salads, soups, and artisan toast (yes, even avocado toast). The menu is then divided by land, sea, and earth with items ranging from ginger candied bacon satay, to salmon tatare, to Moroccan roast cauliflower, respectively. There’s also pasta, pizza, and dessert options. Check their website for events or to reserve a table, VIP section, or the full venue. (CM)