90.5 WESA Weekend Watch 11/16 & 11/17
The Heinz History Center teams up with Pittsburgh Tintype Studio this Saturday for Frozen in Time: Tintype Photography in the Civil War. Expert Jason Snyder, owner of Pittsburgh Tintype Studio, will be on hand to discuss the 19th century process and technique that was popular with soldiers during the Civil War. The exhibition also includes an 1860 tintype camera on loan from the Smithsonian. Visitors to the event also have the opportunity to have their own authentic tintype portraits taken and developed using the same process of American Civil War photographers at a discounted fee. Frozen in Time: Tintype Photography in the Civil War happens this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.
Pittsburgh comic creator Tom Scioli is known for channeling—and parodying—old-school legend Jack Kirby in works such as “American Barbarian” and Image Comics’ “Godland.” This weekend sees the release party of his newest self-published work, “Final Frontier.” The story follows a rock band that is “The Beatles of Superheroes.” Scioli will be on hand to discuss his work and the works of others, and to give out signatures to those lucky enough to get a copy. The Final Frontier Release Party comes to Copacetic Comics in Polish Hill this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The New York-based company Aquila Theatre has been getting rave reviews recently—including praise from the New York Times calling them, “an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit”—and now the troupe has hit the road and come to Pittsburgh with a performance of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” The Bard’s classic comedy of romance amidst mistaken identities and cross-dressing disguises comes to Pittsburgh for one night only. Aquila Theatre’s adaptation of “Twelfth Night” opens this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts in Fox Chapel.
Russian performance troupe Hand Made Theatre brings their inventive style to Pittsburgh this weekend. The group’s hand puppetry consists of interlocking and weaving their hands together to make illuminated trains, boats, ticking clocks, and more. Starting Sunday, the group’s show “Time for Fun” begins making its rounds through the city, beginning at the Byham Theatre before making its way to several area schools. The uniquely choreographed “Time for Fun” by Hand Made Theatre opens this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Byham Theater in the Cultural District.