by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Fun Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of September 11 to 14.
I said Jokes!
Start your weekend early, Wednesday, September 10 at Caliente Pizza and Draft House for the premiere of “Joking Off.” It’s a brand new weekly standup comedy contest. Come out and vote for your favorite comedian as he or she attempts to win $95. Joke off in public at Caliente Pizza and Draft House, 4624 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1458863671043810/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Thursday September 11, help support a brand new film project. It’s the launch party for “The Beat Goes On,” by Randy Kovitz. Meet filmmakers, winemakers and music makers and help raise funds to get this project from script to screen. “The Beat Goes On Project Launch and Fundraiser” is located at one of Pittsburgh’s coolest locations, The Pittsburgh Winery, 2815 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. Click it for a ticket: http://www.showclix.com/event/TheBeatGoesOnLaunch
Ever want to see an old television show in person? Friday and Saturday you can see a seated reading of “The Wonder Years.” Instead of Fred Savage and Dan Lauria, the cast has been replaced by Pittsburgh Dad’s Curt Wootton, Comedian Matt Light, Pittsburgh funny lady Missy Moreno and WQED’s Rick Sebak and more! For more information go to http://arcadecomedytheater.com/
All the World’s a Stage!
The folds at the Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks are taking the line, “All the world’s a stage” to heart! A roving band of actors are playing in parks all around the city. Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 pm you can find them doing “As You Like It” in the Allegheny Commons on the North Side. For more information, go to www.pittsburghshakespeare.com
Because we love things with Burgh in the title…
Get ready for “Burghlesque” a hot new show featuring drag queens, comedians, dancers, and singers. MadHouse productions and Kierra Darshell, the first lady of Pittsburgh drag, bring you a mash-up cabaret. There’s a little bit of everything in this show. Burlesque dancers Macabre Noir and Lita D’Vargas are real girls ready to tease. Divas of Drag Lady Rose Amore and Anna Steezia will perform, and another real girl (Kelsey Rae Purcell) will sing real songs (and she will sing them expertly). Carl Schimmel will provide some jokes. Darshell and co-host Mike Buzzelli (ahem!) will emcee. “Burghlesque” is one night only on September 13 at 10:30 pm, and it’s at the Cabaret at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. MadHouse Productions combines a mix of the greatest and latest music with a non-stop live entertainment.