The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (9/4 – 9/7)

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by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.

Here are the Top Five Things to do this weekend from September 4 through 7.


Don’t be Doubtless

This week, “Doubt, A Parable,” opens at the Little Lake Theatre. It’s John Patrick Shanley’s play about a priest, who may or may not have sexually abused a boy. I’m on the fence, but I’ll be in the front row.  “Doubt, A Parable” opens September 4 at the Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317. For more information, go to


Get to bed!

“Bedtime Stories: The Summer Lovin’ Storyslam” is back. This time it’s at the Cloakroom. September 4, people will get up and tell sexually explicit (but tasteful) stories about their love life. The event is hosted by Gab Bonesso (always a guaranteed good time). It’s a suggested $5 or $10 donation, but it will be going to benefit Planned Parenthood of Western PA.  The Cloakroom is a brand new venue by our friends who brought us Bar Marco. The Cloakroom is at 5972 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.  For more information, check out their Facebook events page HERE.



Mondo goes Punk when Chris Barker of Anti-Flag tells stories based on audience suggestion. A group of improvisers will then act out said stories to a live audience. It’s all part of Unplanned Comedy, Saturday, September 6, now at a local LGBT bar in Lawrenceville.  Come down to Cativo, 146 44th Street, Lawrenceville, 15201 at 10 pm on Saturday and check out all the craziness for yourself.



The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh would like to welcome you to the AAP Curated Exhibit at the Unblurred Art Crawl. Things kick off Friday September 5 at the Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery, 5015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.  More information HERE.


Longest Title Award goes to…

“Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme” is coming to PICT Classic Theatre. The play is about the greatest single loss of life in the history of the Irish-infused British army. The battle took place during WWI in 1914. Its gonna be a tear-jerker, so bring your handkerchiefs.  The play opens in preview on September 4, but it runs until September 20th. Get tickets now. For more information, visit PICT HERE.

And now…a Sixth Thing…

Will Work for Festival!

The 24 annual Pittsburgh New Works Festival opens up Thursday, September 4. See 12 plays for 40 bucks! The New Works runs the length of the month of September, but there are three shows every other night (six on Saturday!).

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival is at the Off The Wall Theater, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, visit





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