Arts Feature

From social critique to urban landscapes, solo shows impress at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Eight exhibits by local talents range include room-sized installations and a citywide sampling of urban landscapes

Pittsburgh Dining

Thai Touch Kitchen

A well-seasoned kitchen team provides this Thai restaurant with solid favorites

Dinner Lab’s unique pop-up dining experiences prove popular in Pittsburgh

Chef Justin Thompson, of Nashville, presented a “Southern Hospitality” meal

Wigle series unites craft beer and spirits

Craft-beer people and craft-cocktail people needn’t be different groups

Arts

From social critique to urban landscapes, solo shows impress at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

Eight exhibits by local talents range include room-sized installations and a citywide sampling of urban landscapes

Stewart Huff brings his “philosophical comedy” to Hambone’s

“I end up pissing off a lot of rednecks.”

On Stage

Outside Mullingar at Little Lake

This show works both because of, and in spite of, its quirky elements

It Could Be Any One of Us at Apple Hill

A hard-working cast can’t save Alan Ayckbourn’s murder mystery

Books

Lori Jakiela’s latest memoir explores adoption and family

The narrative dips and veers in interesting ways

Music

After building a career on touring and mixtapes, Taylor Gang rapper Chevy Woods releases his first official EP

“I’m polished to where I’m on stage and I don’t have to worry. Now it’s just focusing on the music.”

Bard College-bred Palberta has a gift for being fun, engaging and in-your-face

“The songwriting process is really easy for us.”

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz transforms a downtown bus shelter into “Pittsburgh’s Smallest Jazz Club”

“It's about Pittsburgh culture, art and music, and it involves an experience for Pittsburghers.”

On the Record with Eleanor Friedberger

“I always try to make everything my own.”

On Screen

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation

The fifth Mission feels lighter and sillier than previous ones, but perfect for the summer

Infinitely Polar Bear

Maya Forbes’s dramedy is adapted from her own life as a kid in an “abnormal” family

Cobain: Montage of Heck

The Nirvana frontman is the subject of this docu-essay, a mix of music, home movies and animation

I Am Chris Farley

Family and friends recall the SNL funnyman who lived hard and died young

Irrational Man

Woody Allen’s campus comedy combined with philosophy and a murder never finds a spark

Short List

Short List: August 6 - 13

David Bernabo dance at the New Hazlett; Rodman at the Improv; Style Week Pittsburgh is back; local true-crime author at Mystery Lovers Bookshop

Listings

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News+Features

New optical center Chromos opens up in Lawrenceville with a charitable focus

“We have a local focus and a focus on education.”

Liven up the Republican primary debate with this set of six unique bingo cards

Did somebody just say “tax and spend”? You might be a winner!

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