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‘Up and Away’ at CLO Cabaret; The Hangar Serves Food and Fun in Airport Area (Wed., 3/28/18)

There's a tug of war with a woman in the middle in CLO Cabaret's 'Up and Away.' (l. to r.) Michael Greer, Erika Strasburg, and John Wascavage. Photo: Matt Polk.

There’s a tug of war with a woman in the middle in CLO Cabaret’s ‘Up and Away.’ (l. to r.) Michael Greer, Erika Strasburg, and John Wascavage. Photo: Matt Polk.

1) What does the CLO in Pittsburgh CLO stand for? Long ago the company was known as Civic Light Opera, a euphemism for “we do musicals.” And CLO continues to mount full-up productions of big Broadway musicals, while branching into a side venture that you might call Civic Light Chamber Opera: smaller, more intimate shows done cabaret-style. The newest in this vein is the world premiere of Up and Away. Like many CLO Cabaret offerings, it’s a comedy, for as every comedy-club fan knows, small spaces are conducive to big laughs. Written by a K duo—Kevin Hammonds and Kristin Bair—Up and Away has a cast of five playing over 50 characters, in a plot that revolves around two brothers leaving a small town to pursue their destiny in the big city. Their misadventures are accompanied by song and dance. 7:30 p.m. Performances continue through April 15. Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (MV)

2) Is there a better name for a restaurant near an airport than The Hangar? Whether you are a Moon resident, Robert Morris student, or a passenger soon to depart or arrive from Pittsburgh International, The Hangar is a top spot to park and refuel. The restaurant prides itself on its wings and freshly fried fish. Plenty of other food is on the full menu, some of it aeronautically themed (The “B-52” Dog, The Hangar Burger), others not but equally delicious (Ultimate Nachos, Hot Roast Beef). Enjoy a meal or drink while watching local sports teams on one of 13 50-inch flat screens. Mondays at 8 p.m. are Steel City Poker nights. Tuesdays are $5 Captain and Coke pitchers, all-you-can-eat wings, and Pittsburgh Bar Trivia at 8 p.m. The Hangar also hosts live music, dance parties, and the occasional comedy night. 500 Flaugherty Run Rd., Moon Township. (CM)