AFC North Showdown, Ravens vs. Steelers; “Chuck Connelly: My America” Continues at The Warhol (CPs Sun., 11/2/14)

1) Those bad birds from Baltimore, the Ravens, are in town and looking to peck at our Steelers. One of the baddest birds this season is Raven receiver Steve Smith Sr.—but the Steelers are fresh off a two-game home winning streak after impressive victories over the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts.  The offense and Ben Roethlisberger are in high rev mode after an offensive output of 51 points last week.  8:30 p.m. Kickoff. Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.


Chuck Connelly, Slag, 2013, Courtesy of the artist

Chuck Connelly, “Slag,” 2013, courtesy of the artist

2) Continuing at The Warhol is Chuck Connelly: My America. As part of the current Pittsburgh Biennial, the museum is presenting a selection of artworks by Connelly, a noted neo-Expressionist painter who was born in Pittsburgh, studied at Philadelphia’s Tyler School, rose to fame in the New York City art world, and now lives and paints back in Philadelphia. His striking works deal with a vast range of subject matter. You’ll find religious imagery and cosmic visions mixed with still lifes of breakfast cereal and home interiors, as well as portraits, landscapes, and street scenes. Through January 4. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Warhol, 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.

3) Politicians of all stripes have provided fodder for theater and humor since the dawn of civilization, and the Capitol Steps have capitalized on this wellspring of material. The comedy troupe was started in ’81 by a group of Republican Senate staffers who sought to make fun of their bosses and the institution in which they worked. Their goal, they state, is to put the “mock” in democracy. They achieve this mainly through comedy skits and song parodies. Their latest album is How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying. 4 p.m. Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District.



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