The “Buzz” from Buzzelli – Pittsburgh’s Top 5 To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (4/24 – 4/27)

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by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Contributor.


Ink-a-Dink-A Doo

A love-starved Manhattanite husband and wife struggle to satisfy their childlike desire to “Have it all” during the 80s. They hire Inky, a young Slavic Nanny who is obsessed with Muhammad Ali. Complications ensue

Have a spot of “Inky” at the Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA opening this weekend.


Slowly, I turned

Quickly head to “Slowly” it’s the last weekend to see the Howard Barker play about four women waiting for the arrival of conquering in their besieged city.

The 45 minute play is from the Alarum Theatre stars Jenny Malarkey, Amanda Montoya, Cynthia Sulemana and Lauryn Thomas. The event takes place outside but rain dates will be announced if necessary.

“Slowly” is at Scheneley Park’s Flagstaff Hill. For more information, go here:


Orpheus Descends into Pittsburgh

Philip Glass is putting an operatic twist on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in “Orphee.”  This new twist on a myth is presented by the Pittsburgh Opera. Say “Twist on a myth” three times fast, I double-dog dare you.

You can see and hear “Orphee” in all of its melodic beauty at the Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Avenue.

For more information, go to


Math is Hard

The Prime Stage Theater will perform select scenes from “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” an adaptation based on the book by Jane Yolen.

Subtract yourself from the couch and add yourself to the audience of “The Devil’s Arithmetic” on Saturday night at the Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.

For more information, call 412-622-3151 or


Serious music

German born clarinetist Susanne Ortner is an internationally acclaimed in klezmer music. Over seven years ago, Susanne left her home country to collaborate with Holocaust Survivors in Pittsburgh and delve deeper into their music. Ortner will be telling her story through music, with the accompaniment of Walt Mahovlich, an accomplished accordionist.

Ortner will play Saturday April 24 at the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information, contact the Andy Warhol at

– MB.


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