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Ep. 17 Pittsburgh-inspired puppets with Dave English

From a puppet show in city hall to puppet karaoke, Dave English is the one pulling the strings.

In this episode of The Slaw: Staying on top of Pittsburgh, we talk with Dave English, artist and puppet maker about leaving and coming back to Pittsburgh, puppet karaoke and bringing puppets to City Hall. This week’s event pick is The Goonies & beer tasting at The Oaks Theater. For this week’s collaboration, we head to Millvale to see how Baby Loves Tacos is using Grist House beer in their brisket.

Ep. 17: Dave English

Meet Dave English

Dave English is an artist, educator and puppeteer.

City Council Puppet Show

As president of the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh, Dave organized a puppet show in the City-County building. Artist Kirsten Ervin created a set of finger puppets depicting all of the members of the Pittsburgh City Council.

March 26 & 27: The Dragon of Polish Hill 

Dave English and his collaborator, Will Schutze, will perform The Dragon of Polish Hill at the New Hazlett Theater.

The Dragon of Polish Hill tells the story of two neighborhood residents who were destined never to know each other until Stanley Onion, a 115-year-old man with dementia, and Willy James, a rabbit-eared performance artist, are brought together by a chance encounter. The circumstances that follow force Willy to consider his own values in light of their friendship. This performance explores cultures colliding in a changing urban neighborhood.

The Dragon of Polish Hill

 

Learn more about the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh

Events: Beer Tasting & The Goonies on the big screen

Head to The Oaks Theater in Oakmont to see The Goonies on the big screen. Tickets are $8 and include a beer tasting an hour before the show.

The Goonies @ The Oaks

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • 6:30 – Beer tasting
  • 7:30 – Movie starts
  • Tickets $8

A very Pittsburgh Collaboration: Baby Loves Taco + Grist House

Baby Loves Tacos now has a second location in Millvale. The brisket for the beef tacos is braised with the Gristly Brown Bear Ale from their Millvale neighbor, Grist House Brewery. If you are headed over to Millvale for a bear, stop by Baby Loves Tacos for a beer-braised snack beforehand.

Tacos For Good Health. Slide Thru: Millvale 11am-8pm // Bloomfield 12-7pm… P.S. Millvale Saturday Hours Are Now 9am-8pm! ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼#pghtacos #everybodyeats

Posted by Baby Loves Tacos on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

 

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