The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (3/20 – 3/23)

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by Michael Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant contributor.

Get Dirty Earlier

Every year, Attack Theater hosts THE event of the season, The Dirty Ball.  It’s not until April 12, but you can get dirty earlier by going to the Kick Off for the Dirty Ball at a Happy Hour with Attack Theatre at the Up Modern Kitchen on Tuesday March 18th.

Up-Modern Kitchen is located at 5500 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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Grown Man Business

Pittsburgh Comedian Aaron Kleiber will be “Talking Shop” with Brian Gray on the eponymous podcast. Kleiber recently made his national television debut on “Gotham Comedy Live,” but is known locally as for his multiple film roles (P.S. He’s hilarious in “Escape from Saint Quentin’s”), his comedy hosting skills (Monday’s at Pleasure Bar, Wednesday’s at the BeerHive…etc.) and his extremely funny concert film DVD (“Grown Man Business”).

Listen to him yuk it up with improviser and talk show host Brian Gray in a live recording of the “Talking Shop” podcast Thursday, March 20 at the Arcade Comedy Theater at 8:00. The event is only five dollars! Five dollars!

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Hollywood Un-glamourized

It’s 30’s Hollywood and it’s tough out there for actresses of color. Lynn Nottage’s “By the way, Meet Vera Stark” is a hilarious satire about race set in the glamorous days of Old Hollywood.

“By the way, Meet Vera Stark” opens Friday, March 21 at the Studio Theater at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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By the way, Meet Annette Dashofy

Celebrate the debut of the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series, “Circle of Influence” at the Mystery Lover’s Bookshop in Oakmont. Dashofy is a former member of the staff at the Mystery Lover’s Bookshop. She’s about to go from stocking the shelves to flying off the shelves. Come meet the Pittsburgh mystery writer on Saturday March 22 before she goes on a national tour!

You can find out more about the book, the author and the store at


Not in Kansas Anymore

Things get even weirder for Dorothy Gale. Turns out Dottie Gale (Adrienne Fischer) is really in a mental institution and meets three lunatics each representing the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion.  Rage of the Stage Players presents the “Wizard of Oz” with a darkly comic twist.

Playwright James Michael Shoberg might be on his own acid trip when he wrote this popular play. It returns to Off the Wall Theater for a second time.

You can find Off the Wall Theater at 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie. For more information go to


– MB.


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