What to do this weekend

Here he's a nearly naked man Three activities this weekend that will make it worth your while to dig yourself out from the snow:

1. The Muckleman is playing at City Theatre through February 18. At the opening night party I asked some people at the bar to help me summarize the play in ten words. We came up with this:

Naked man,
in sand:
Twilight Zone meets Splash
in Newfoundland.

If you’d prefer a real review, check out the Post-Gazette, the Trib, and City Paper. There’s also a mysterious website dedicated to the play, to get you in the mood.

2. If classical music is more your style, on Saturday, February 17, the Butler County Symphony Orchestra will be presenting "Gold." The music will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #6 and Shostakovich’s “Age of Gold Polka,” and the guest performer will be glass harpist Jamey Turner, who plays brandy snifters and wine glasses and must be seen and heard to be believed.

3. And then on Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be presenting Bronfman Plays Beethoven, which will include works by Mahler and Christopher Theofanidis. Plus, "Accompanying the performance of Theofanidis’s "Rainbow Body" on Heinz Hall stage, the PSO will show spectacular images of dying stars taken by the Hubble Telescope." Interested local bloggers can attend free — see the announcement on Pittsburgh Bloggers for details. You’ll need to sign up by Friday at 2pm for the free tix.

Photo courtesy City Theatre. Pictured (l to r) Nathan Blew, Tami Dixon, Robin Walsh. Photo credit: John Schisler.