Social Justice Disco Closes City Theatre’s Arts Fest; 12 Peers ‘Mythburgh’ Online (Sun., 9/27/20)

1) There are drive-in movies, so why not drive-in live entertainment? Pittsburghers get to try the concept at the city’s first and perhaps only Drive-In Arts Festival. Staged at Hazelwood Green—the sprawling new multi-use development site in where else but Hazelwood—the festival is produced by City Theatre. And though it doesn’t include live theater, just about every other performing art is on the two-week schedule: comedy, dance, magic, and music in forms from classical to hip-hop. Each night is devoted to a single featured act or set of related acts and the artists are Pittsburgh-rooted. Check the link above for the night(s) you want, buy tix in advance, and arrive with up to four in your vehicle. 

Performing tonight is Social Justice Disco with Phat Man Dee and Liz Berlin, presented by 91.3 FM WYEP and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Institutions collaborating with City Theatre for the Drive-In Arts Festival include the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, City of Asylum, MCG Jazz, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and WYEP-FM. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Main entry to Hazelwood Green is at 4734 Second Ave., Hazelwood. (MV)

2) 12 Peers Theater is a small Pittsburgh company known for producing great plays, and also for its Mythburgh storytelling events, which until this spring were held live at brillobox. Covid-19 put that on hold but the Mythburgh concept has returned online, in somewhat altered form. It’s now a monthly series titled Yinzer Scared Online. Each episode consists of a spooky Pittsburgh-based story peopled by an imaginary but recurring cast of characters: Think “Night Vale,” except it has video and is expressly for yinz! Click the preceding Yinzer Scared link to watch—and to catch up on episodes you may have missed. 

Performers include Christopher Collier, John Feightner, Sara Ashley Fisher, Elizabeth Glyptis, Matt Henderson, Nick Mitchell, Brittany Tague, and various guest stars. Writers include some of the performers plus Ryan Dancho, Emma Wagner DeFrange, Kim El, Wali Jamal, and Brian Pope. Through April 2021 on your scary World Wide Web. 7 p.m.