The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (8/28 – 9/1)

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by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.


Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh, Thursday August 28 through September 1st – Labor Day Weekend!


Moths to a flame

Start your week off early with The Moth Mainstage event! Wednesday, August 27 Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents a great night of storytelling with Vanessa German, Cole Kazdin, Richard Price, Horace H.B. Sanders, and Kate Tellers. The event is hosted by Dan Kennedy. You will hear some true stories told well.  For more information, head over to THE MOTH.


Quiet on the set!

Gab Bonesso’s Cheap Date Factory brings “SHHH! A LIVE TALK/GAME SHOW” to Harvard and Highland on Friday August 29.  Hosted by Gab Bonesso and Neal Rosenblat with guests comedian Crissy Costa, Point Park University History Professor Hazel Leroy, the funny Mario Fusca, and anti-bullying curriculum consultant Dorothy Devlin. The contestants have to stay quiet while Gab and Neal try to make them laugh. The audience can laugh as much as they want!  This event is free! Silently march down to Harvard and Highland, 220 N. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, in single file.  For more information, CLICK HERE.


Sunday Funday

There is one more free Sunday night Staged Reading at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival before the Main Stage events next week.  Come down to this free event and see three short plays, “Roadway to Heaven,” “Shadows,” and “Blowjobs in the Park.”  You can catch the fun at Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie.  For more information, go to


Pajama Game

Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez AKA the Pajama Men are in town. The comedy duo from Albuquerque, New Mexico comes to Pittsburgh for shows that include sketch comedy and improvisation. The London Times gave these guys five stars! They’re like generals of comedy!  Button up your drop seat and go down to the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh (South Side).  


Starry Night

Remember the Star Lake Amphitheatre? It’s the First Niagara Pavilion and it’s at the crossroads of Route 18 and Route 22 W, in Burgettstown. Doesn’t Burgettstown seem like a weird place to find Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan? Well, they will be there August 30 for “The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival” presented by Funny or Die (laugh, don’t die).  Find the oddballs at 665 Route 18, Burgettstown, PA 15021.  Find the full line up and more HERE.


– MB.



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