Pittsburgh is Stronger Than Hate Benefit Concert at Hard Rock; ‘Die Hard N’at’ at Bricolage (Thurs., 12/20/18)

1) Drusky Entertainment has assembled a strong lineup of Pittsburgh musicians for its Pittsburgh is Stronger than Hate Benefit at Hard Rock Cafe. Scheduled to perform are: Justin Fabus, Chris Higbee, Nevada Color, Phat Man Dee, Jordan York, Aubrey Burchell, and Izar. All of the proceeds from ticket sales and a generous portion of concession sales will go to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Department of Safety Fund to help the injured Pittsburgh Police officers. 6:30 p.m. 230 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square.

Patrick Jordan is our hero John McClane, a proud member of the Wilmerding police department, in 'Die Hard N'at.' (photo: Handerson Gomes)
Patrick Jordan is our hero John McClane, a proud member of the Wilmerding police department, in ‘Die Hard N’at.’ (photo: Handerson Gomes)

2) In addition to being the movie that made Bruce Willis a star, and made Alan Rickman a rare double contender for creepiest villain and sexiest man in cinema, Die Hard is frequently rated as one of the all-time best Christmas movies. The fact that it features explosives coming down an elevator shaft rather than Santa down a chimney doesn’t seem to matter. The obscenely violent action begins when Rickman and his criminal gang invade an office Christmas party, and therefore Die Hard qualifies. Therefore also, Bricolage Production Company’s Midnight Radio team is honoring the season of peace on Earth and good will to all with an original adaptation called Die Hard N’at. The title suggests parody. Apparently, the plot concerns a party troubled by jagoffs. Midnight Radio performances are neither at midnight nor on radio; they are staged with live audiences. The last one—a quite serious production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein—was very well received. Tickets to Die Hard N’at could be the perfect holiday gift for someone you love. See our review. 8 p.m. (ASL Interpretation). Ends December 22. 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. (MV)