by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant contributor.
Here are the Top Five Fun Things To Do in Pittsburgh May 15 – 18
Games People Play
Itching to play Four-Square, Backgammon, Tic-Tac-Toe or Connect Four? Connect with the Attack Theatre and go to Game Night and the Seven-Minute Dance Series starting May 16.
Between games, enjoy seven minute excerpts from some works-in-progress from the company spread throughout the night.
Gear up for Game Night at the Attack Theatre’s Intergalactic Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue, in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Game Night: old school games, new school dance and high school drinks.
For more information, go to www.attacktheatre.com
Broadway goes to Zelienople
Lenora Nemetz returns to Pittsburgh to perform for the Strand Broadway Concert Series. She’ll sing some of her favorites May 16 and 17. She will sing songs from some of the six Broadway shows she’s starred in.
It’s all going down at the Strand, 119 North Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063For more information go to www.thestrandtheater.org
It’s the last weekend to see “Comfort Zone,” Marlon Erik Youngblood’s play about the aftermath of a shooting and how it impacts a community.
“Comfort Zone” is at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh.
For more information, go to www.pghplaywrights.com
Delphi be damned
The Arcade Comedy Theater is best known for its improvisational comedy and stand up. On May 16 and 17th sketch comedians will take the stage. It’s Spinster Comedy’s “Oracle of Truth.” Come see Dave Ranallo
Tressa Glover DiGiulio
Eric S. Donaldson
Daniel KelleyDave Ranallo, Tressa Glover DiGuilio, John Feightner and more sketchy people.
It’s all going down at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information, go to www.arcadecomedytheater.com
Tony Before the Tony’s
Grammy Award-winning music icon Tony Bennett is performing at Heinz Hall. He’ll be there with special guest Antonia Bennett (I suspect it’s Tony in drag).
Step out with your baby, and go see Tony Bennett May 16 at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
For more information, go to www.pittsburghsymphony.org
And now a special sixth thing…
On May 17th, you can eat, drink, swap a hockey stories and strategy, get autographs and photos as well a play corn-hole and bubble hockey with some of the Pens Alumni as well as local TV and Radio personalities when you “Hang Out With The Pros.” Brian Trottier will play a few songs on his guitar.
This event will feature Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni, including former Stanley Cup winning goalie, Ken Wregget, NHL Hall of Famer and 6-time Stanley Cup Champion, Brian Trottier and a number of others to be announced shortly. Pittsburgh’s own, Dave Hanson of the Hanson Brothers from the 1970’s movie, “Slapshot” will also be hanging out at this fundraiser for PEMF (Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation).
“Hang out with the Pros” will be at31 Sports Bar and Grille, 1020 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017 (on the Outside Deck).
For more information, go to http://31sportsbargrille.com/