The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (2/20 – 2/23)

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Die Laughing

Start your weekend on Wednesday for the “Race to the Coffin Comedy Tour” at the Smiling Moose.  Join John Dick Winters, Jesse Irvin, Tim Ross, Shannon “Shambonez” Norman, Alex Stypula and John Pridmore for an evening of racy, raucous comedy. The evening is hosted by Derek Minto and all the tickets are only five dollars. Five dollars!

Race to the Race to the Coffin Comedy Tour!  Doors open at the 9:30 at the Smiling Moose, 1306 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh. For more information call 412-431-4668 or click



A sports commentator returns to her hometown of Pittsburgh to mourn the loss of a childhood friend in “The Great One.” During her visit, she reminisces about her life between the Pirates 1971 World Series win and the New Year’s Eve 1972, when Pirates right fielder Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash. It’s a tale of family, friendship and redemption.  It’s also a one-woman show starring Tressa Glover.

You can reminisce about Roberto at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, 937 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Attack on the Opera

Go on the attack Sunday February 23 at “Histoire du Soldat,” when Attack Theater presents a series of special performances at The George R. White Studio, featuring “A Soldier’s Tale,” and
A Tiny Droplet of a Portrait.”

It’s an evening of collaborations when world class musicians combine for an unforgettable dance experience.

Now, write this down: Performances are Sunday, February 23, Wednesday February 26, Thursday February 27 and Saturday March 1. All performances begin at 7:30 at The George R. White Studio, Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Avenue, in the Strip District.

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Spend an evening with Charlie (the Tramp) Chaplin. Dan Kamin, who trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in “Chaplin,” invites you to experience the artistry of cinema’s greatest comedian from the inside. Kamin will be deconstructing Chaplin’s comedy with film clips, live demonstrations, audience participation, and a classic Chaplin short with live piano accompaniment by celebrated jazz pianist Tom Roberts.

Performances are Friday, February 21, 8:00 P.M. and Sunday, February 23, 2:00 pm at The Strand, 119 North Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063.

For tickets and information call The Strand at (724) 473-0493 or click


Mr. Brown Comes to Town

Culinary scientist (“Good Eats”) and game show host (“Iron Chef America”) Alton Brown comes to Pittsburgh. He’ll be serving up comedy, food experimentation and live music in this multimedia presentation.  Be warned, there is an audience participation portion of the evening. You may end up cooking alongside this famous chef (wear the lab coat he offers you, things will get messy).

February 23, Alton Brown will be in town for this lively cooking/comedy/musical event at the Benedum, 703 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh. For more information call 412-456-6666 or visit

– MB

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