The “Buzz” from Buzzelli – This Weekend’s Top Five To-Do’s (12/5 – 12/8)


The ShakerMike Buzzelli

Here are five fun things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, December 5 -8

Curly-Toed Toe Tag

Looking for a darker holiday experience? How about a murder-mystery with a Christmas theme? That’s “Elf’ed!” Christmas is underway at the North Pole, but when a newly hired toymaker is murdered everyone at Santa’s workshop is a suspect, including Mrs. Claus! I would bet my Christmas money that there will be a sleigh/slay joke in there somewhere.

Grab your flying reindeer and head over to “Elf’ed” at Gaetano’s Restaurant, 1617 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, or go here:


Two Handed

Two pianists (hee hee. Pianists) vie for the same goal, concert pianist stardom in “2 Pianos 4 Hands.” It’s Ted and Richard’s excellent adventure.

You gotta hand it to artistic director, Tracy Brigden for NOT doing a holiday-themed show. Check out the “2 Pianos 4 Hands” at the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, South Side.

For more information call 412-431-2489 or visit


Frick’n Christmas

Come down to the Frick Art & Historical Center and see an old-timey Christmas at the Clayton Holiday Tours – A Pittsburgh Christmas. Artifacts displayed in Clayton evoke the family’s celebrations, archival & newspaper materials will give an idea of seasonal activity in & around the city.

You can find the Frick Art & Historical Center at 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh.


A Lost Christmas Eve

Want your jingle bells to really rock this Christmas? Catch the holiday spirit with some laser light shows and the fusion of rock and classical at the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas concert here in Pittsburgh.

You can see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh.


Are we all Lit?

There’s a bright spot in Oakland this winter, literally and figuratively, at the Winter Light Garden and Flower Show at the Phipps Conservatory. Phipps is presenting a magical world of glass, light and blooms. With glowing evergreens, festive poinsettias, illuminated glass installations and their stuffing outdoors, Winter Light Garden, Phipps will sparkle and shine like never before.

You can find Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh PA, or hit them up at their website at


And now…a Sixth Thing,…

Open Up

If you’re wanting a bit more diversity in your life, head down to the “Open Mind, Open Mic Night” at the  GLCC, 210 Grant Street, Pittsburgh. The GLCC (Gay & Lesbian Community Center) is offering a host of comedians, musicians and spoken word performers to its stage on December 5 at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by comedy’s tallest toddler Abby Denton (Last Comic Standing – third place, Pittsburgh edition). Denton said, “The Open Mind Open Mic is an attempt to make a safer space for young performers, queer performers, performers of color, and anyone else who might not feel welcome at other mics. We want to foster new voices.”

And that’s a wrap people. Come back next week for more fun things to do in Pittsburgh.

– MB

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