The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: This Weekend’s Top 5 To-Do’s (10/17-10/20)

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are the top five things to do in Pittsburgh October 17 – 20. We’re deep into the Season of the Witch, so here are some Halloween related fun activities. And some other stuff, too.

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!

What is Halloween without Richard O’Brien’s madcap sex romp, The Rocky Horror Show? The tongue-in-cheek (and everywhere else) show is about Brad Majors and Janet Weiss exploring their sexuality when they meet the way-way-out Dr. Frank N. Furter. The mad scientist is building the perfect man, with blond hair and a tan, but his servants, Riff Raff and Magenta, and Brad and Janet’s old science professor, Dr. Scott, wants to spoil all the fun.

The Rocky Horror Show, a precursor to The Rocky Horror Picture Show (movie version) runs until October 31 (naturally). How do you get there? Well, it’s a jump to the left, and a step to the right.  Actually, the location is secret, but it’s somewhere in Munhall, PA.

Location released after ticket purchase.

Spirited Debate

When cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine gets re-married, he is haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife in Blithe Spirit. Blame Madame Bovary. Noel Coward’s comedy about the gap between love and marriage, life and death is presented by the Actors & Artists of Fayette County at the Geyer Performing Arts Cente, 111 Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, PA.

No need to look into a crystal ball, just phone: 724-887-0887 or visit

A Phantom’s Revenge

Looking for some cheap thrills? Okay, how about some reasonably priced thrills? Come out to Kennywood Park for Phantom Fright Nights. Not only are all the regular rides in full swing (literally and figuratively), there are several haunted attractions operating, with a cast of scary characters roaming the park (ideal for photo opportunities). Check out BioFear for Sci-Fi fun, the Voodoo Bayou takes the Raging Rapids and turns them into the Raging Cajuns, or sink your teeth into the Villa of the Vampires.

Fright Nights start at seven, but it’s suggested that you arrive early to get a good spot in line. The park fills up during the Phantom festivities.

Picture This!

Get Wilde with Oscar at the Steampunk Dorian Gray in South Park. Rage the Stage Players promise a lewd and lascivious time at the re-imagined “Picture of Dorian Gray.”  Dorian is blessed with good looks. He embraces a life of pleasure, but his portrait isn’t so lucky. The painting takes the physical hits instead of the man himself.

Don’t bring the kiddies to this one, folks. The show contains adult content and partial nudity.

Dorian unveils on October 18th, but runs through the 31st. Tickets are only $15.00 (cash at the door). There will be a special “PRIDE NIGHT” performance on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, to benefit the GLCC (Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh). Tickets on “PRIDE NIGHT” will be $20.00.
South Park Theater is at the corner of Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive, South Park, PA 15129. For more information, go to South Park Theatre or call 724-292-TICS (8427) or hit up

This Cider House Rules

If All Hallow’s Eve isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other holiday’s coming up to hold your interest. You could go to the Artisan Sale at the Cider House in Gibsonia. Several amazing vendors will be on hand selling their handcrafted wares. Stop and smell the rose-colored soap from Buttercup and Thistle Soap Shop, with soaps like Pineapple Cilantro Goats Milk, Lemon Verbena Goats Milk and many, many more. Check out Featherfield Pottery (the ceramic frog is adorable). Admire Aileen Lampman’s Ai Jewelry, which just won Best in Show in Jewelry at a craft fair in Williamsburg, Virginia October 5th. See the colorful and creative glasswork from ACK Creates, especially the Oliver Ashe trays, flattened wine bottles designed to be either ashtrays or olive trays (smoke your olives).

Saturday October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Cider House, 1 Treesdale Commons, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Call 724-625-6391 for additional details.


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