Pittsburghlive.comThis week’s coming attractions (buffy mention)
Sunday 17 September 2006, by Webmaster
Rock classic Peter Frampton — who released his album "Fingerprints" last week — will perform Thursday night at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown. Frampton says he fulfilled a lifelong dream when he released "Fingerprints" on Sept. 12, because it is the instrumental album he always has wanted to make. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the dinner show, and the opening act begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by Frampton at 9 p.m. Tickets are $72-$92. Details: 412-323-1919 or www.pepsiroadhouse.com.
The singer who uses the singular name of Clairdee will open the monthly jazz concert series at 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday at the Omni William Penn, Downtown. Clairdee, who grew up in Denver, claims her jazz style came from the work of Jon Hendricks and Joe Williams. Splitting the headliner slot for the show will be Chicago guitarist Henry Johnson. The show, with dinner in the Terrace Room, is $24.95. For those who don’t want to eat, $7 tickets are sold for seats at the bar. Details: 412-553-5235.
Stakes on a stage
Indulge your secret guilty pleasure with those similarly inclined. At 10 p.m. Saturday, Aja Jones will host a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long at the CLO Late Night Cabaret. In addition to providing a communal platform for you to express your enthusiasm for this TV cult favorite, the evening will include the showing of an episode of the show that was performed in musical-theater style. Additionally, there will be Buffy trivia challenges and prize incentives for best costume and most enthusiastic fan.
Those who purchase advance tickets will receive a goody bag filled with potentially coveted and useful treasures such as vampire teeth, kazoos and mustard. The Sing-A-Long takes place at the CLO Cabaret in the Theater Square Building, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Details: 412-325-1582.
Back to Bach — and more
Master musical chef Andres Cardenes opens the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra season Tuesday with a tasty blend of contrasting styles. Along with the familiar compositional voices of Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Josef Haydn, Cardenes is presenting a neglected gem by Nicolo Paganini. Although Paganini is famous as a staggering violin virtuoso, he also loved to play guitar too. Carnegie Mellon’s Jim Ferla will play Paganini’s part in his Guitar Quartet in D minor with Symphony string players. The music starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Katz Performing Arts Center at the Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill. Admission is $15-$29. Details: 412-392-4900.
In the latest big-screen adaptation of Robert Penn Warren’s novel "All the King’s Men," opening Friday, Sean Penn plays a southern demagogue based on Louisiana Gov. Huey Long. The remake co-stars Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Anthony Hopkins and Mark Ruffalo. The 1949 version won the Oscar for Best Picture.