The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top-5 To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (1/16 – 1/19)

The ShakerMike Buzzelli

There’s always a lot do in Pittsburgh. Every week we pick five fun things for your weekend. Here’s the list for January 16 – 19.

For the Birds

Defy Gravity (that’s a hint for something later in the list) with Heather Henson’s “Flight: A Crane’s Story.” It’s an exploration of nature’s deepest mysteries alongside Awaken, a young crane learning to fly. Since it’s from Heather Henson, daughter of Muppet Master Jim Henson, expect puppetry, kites and music and expect the unexpected.

This weekend, you can migrate to the Charity Randall Theater, Forbes Ave., Pitt Campus. Tickets can be found here;
Pop it!

The Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley had an opening reception Saturday January 18th for their new exhibit, “Pop Explosion: The Artist and Popular Culture.” According to Pop King, Andy Warhol, “Once you ‘Got’ Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought ‘pop,’ you could never see America the same way again.”

The exhibition is juried by Nicholas Chambers, The Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, and Robert Beckman, Director at Artists Image Resource.

There is a special opening reception Saturday, January 18th. Pop up to the Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street , Sewickley, PA 15143, or click here;


Meet some Important People

Speaking of Andy Warhol, Pittsburgh’s celebrated garage-rock trio Meeting of Important People returns to the stage January 18th with special guests The Nox Boys, who will be releasing their debut vinyl album that evening on the Get Hip label!

This will be an ALL-AGES event as part of Warhol’s Winter Sound Series, unveiling the museum’s new entrance gallery with a special inaugural performance.

Bop down to the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or click the light fantastic at


Something Wicked this way comes

Defy Gravity with the hit musical about Elphaba AKA the Wicked Witch of the West. Get her side of the Oz story with lots of singing and dancing along the way.  “Wicked” comes to the Benedum Center this weekend and continues through Feb. 9

Hop on your broom sticks and head to the Bendedum Center, 719 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. Call 412-456-6666 or click



Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day early by attending “The Mountaintop,” Katori Hall’s fictionalized portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night, set in a hotel room hours before his assassination.

The Mountaintop opens this weekend and plays through February 9.

Share the dream at the City Theatre 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh. For more information, click

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