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Summer Guide 2015

Make it a cool summer: Our 2015 Summer Guide offers plenty to do, see and hear this season.

Pittsburgh Dining

Royal Myanmar

This West View restaurant menu spans the flavors of Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan traditions

New street-fusion restaurant boasts an inventive bar

At Downtown's täkō, the cocktail program is made to complement the food

Szmidt's Old World Deli relocates Downtown

Its staples are pastrami and corned-beef offerings like the delicious Irene sandwich

Arts

Two Italian Masters at Christine Fréchard Gallery

Paintings by Pier Luigi Slis and Laura D'Andrea entrance in very different ways

On Stage

Saints Tour digs deep into Braddock

A new immersive theater work summons the extraordinary in a struggling town

barebones' American Falls

The one-act whips through time and space

Midsummer (A Play With Songs) at City Theatre

A comedy/romance provides a pleasant escape

Detroit at 12 Peers Theater

These aren't really characters; they're ideas of characters

Books

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk visits with a new short-fiction collection

New Fight Club 2 comic series is also due

Music

In separate performances, William Parker and David Torn bring adventurous modern jazz to Pittsburgh

"The school of music that I'm associated with is still underground and still considered out."

On the latest release from Marina & the Diamonds, singer Marina Diamandis becomes more herself

"The reason that I indulged so much in visuals and creating this external story was because I felt like, through the production, I wasn't getting as much say."

After the glitz of Nashville, singer-songwriter Jon Bindley prefers to use his music to foster human connection

"It feels so much better to give something than to get something."

Critics' Picks: May 20 - 26

Shows by Palma Violets, Chain and the Gang, Stephane Wrembel and Whitehorse

New Releases

Recent music by White Like Fire and Wings For Armor

On Screen

Lambert & Stamp

Documentary about early-1960s managers for The Who illuminates its times

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Vinterberg turns out an exceptionally acted and enjoyable period piece, adapted from the Thomas Hardy novel

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

Meet the man who has brought the iconic Sesame Street character to life for more than four decades

Mad Max: Fury Road

A dystopic thrill ride bursting with stunts, crazy-cool cars and bad-ass women

Pitch Perfect 2

You've heard this song before

Short List

Short List: May 20 -26

TEDxPittsburgh brings some new ideas; Fort Pitt Museum gets Captured by Indians; Eve Apart opera debuts locally; the Pittsburgh Underwear Bike Ride rolls

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Summer Guide 2015

Make it a cool summer: Our 2015 Summer Guide offers plenty to do, see and hear this season.

Summer Films

Community-oriented cluster planning would revitalize Homewood one block at a time

"The development is coming. They're preparing Homewood for change."

OSHA closes complaint against UPMC over cleaning chemical, but expert says more testing may be needed

"OSHA at this time doesn't really have a good method to test for peracetic acid."

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