by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant contributor.
Here is the list of the Top Five things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend from April 3 to April 6.
Dress to Kill
Start your weekend early with a diva. Cher is at the Consol Energy Center. Chances are you probably already have your tickets, but it’s not too late. Besides, Pat Benetar is also going to be there. It’s a real blast from the past. It’s the Dress to Kill tour with Cher, Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo.
Get your groove on at Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh.
For more information, go to www.consolenergycenter.com/events/detail/cher
Catch the Bus
See six new 10 minute plays written by playwrights who have to take a 90 minute bus ride around the city of Pittsburgh. In 24 hours the plays are written, directed and performed. It’s the annual Bricolage Urban Scrawl (B.U.S.)Friday and Saturday at the New Hazlett Theater.
Join Dixon, Carpenter and Pittsburgh’s power couple, Marie and Jeff Stapinski at BUS 8. They promise it’s going to be an amazing ride.
The bus stops at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
For more information, go to www.bricolagepgh.org/events/bus-9
Kim El will also be telling great personal stories in a performance that combines spoken word, songs and poetry in “Straightening Combs.” Kim promises to take the audience on a intimate journey as seen through the eyes of an African American woman coming of age in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
You can find “Straightening Combs” at the Off The Wall Theater, 25 West Main Street, Carnegie. For more information go to www.pittsburghtheaterrental.com/straightening-combs
Come out for John McIntire’s Dangerously Live Comedy Show at the Cabaret Theater in Theater Square. McIntire will be joined by Pittsburgh’s newest, trendiest columnist, Natalie Bencivenga, Tech Entrepreneur Kit Mueller, Cops Spokesperson Sonya Toler and charming young Councilman Dan Gilman.
They will pit old Pittsburgh against New Pittsburgh. It’s a battle of Yinzers vs. Yuppies. May the best man win, n’nat.
On April 5, you can catch all the excitement of the live show at the Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.
For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/event/3303/the-john-mcintire-dangerously-live-comedy-talk-show
Paint the town
Paint the town and your own body at the 4th annual Pittsburgh Holi Festivities and have a huge color party! Plus learn Masala Bhangra dancing, enjoy amazing music, eat some incredible food and have loads of fun!
DJ Pandemic Pete back will take requests if you message him at @pandemicpgh.
Join the fun on April 5 on Flagstaff Hill, Frew Street and Scheneley Drive, across from Phipps .
For more information, email them at email@example.com
Pittsburgh icons Barbara Russell and Bingo O’Malley perform a one-night-only staged reading of
“What’ll we do about Sue?”
As Russell herself explained on a recent episode of Burgh Viviant, “I get all the glamour roles. I play a homeless lady.”
It’s a fundraiser for the 24 annual New Works Festival, and its wicked funny. There will be a talk back with Bingo and Barbara after the performance hosted by Burgh Vivant’s Brian Edward.
“What’ll we do about Sue?” is at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Blvd. Carnegie, PA.
For details, check out www.pittsburghnewworks.org