The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (8/14 – 8/17)

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by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.

Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh, August 14 through 17. This week you can go underground with the Underground Arts or go Underneath the Lintel, with lots of other stops in between.


Get Under

Brace yourself for some Day Bracey and “Underground Arts – National Comedy on a Local Scene” It will feature five funny men standing up telling jokes, including Terry Jones (of the YouTube sensation “Jello Pudding,” the tall, dark and hilarious John Dick Winters (emphasis on dark), James J. Hamilton, Harry Gilliand and hosted by Mr. Day Bracey himself!  There will also be music by Stationary Pebbles.  The Underground Arts event is above ground Saturday, August 16, at Club Café, 56 S. 12th Street (right off Carson Street in the South Side), Pittsburgh, PA 15203.  For more information, call 412-431-4950 or visit their Facebook page.


Caped Crusaders

The South Side will be hopping August 16th. There is also the Superhero Bar Crawl. The Heroes and Villains will gather at the Hofbrahaus for dinner. It’s like the Hall of Justice, but with food! Then, the caped crusaders will venture forth on East Carson Street drinking beers.  Grab a mask and a cape and join the fun! It’s strictly heroes and villains, no Doctor Who or Anime cosplay allowed.  Go up, up and away to the Southside Works. More information HERE.


Heart Emojis and lotsa LOLs

Love goes modern in “Virtually Yours: A Comedic Road Trip for the New Millennium.”  Mash up a 1930s romantic comedy with the reality TV craze and you’ll get “Virtually Yours.”  Local writer and performer Chuck Lanigan brings his madcap show to the Cabaret at Theater Square, Saturday August 16 at 10 pm.  The Cabaret at Theater Square is located at 655 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.  For more information call 412-456-6666 or go to



Middle Men

The Summer Reading series is on at 12 Peers. Up next, “The Middle Distance” by Sam Havens.  Ernie and A.J. hang out in lawn chairs on the campus of their old community college. Neither has figured out what to do with his life, so the guys while away the time dreaming up dubious schemes that range from heading for Alaska to creative ways of committing suicide. Then, the mysterious Peter comes along on a bicycle.  For more information, visit the 12 Peers website.



Under There!

It’s back. Glen Berger’s ‘existential detective story,’ “Underneath the Lintel” is down at Off The Wall Theater. If you missed it back when 12 Peers ran it at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater earlier this year, you have another chance to see this amazing show.  Go “Underneath the Lintel” at Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie.  For more information, call 724-873-3576 or click





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