by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Fun Things To Do in Pittsburgh the weekend of September 25 through September 28. For fun this week, I played Scattegories with the letter F.
Final Friday is a celebration of the last Friday of the month. On that auspicious day, WYEP 91.3 showcases some up and coming talent. They’re hosting a party with Saintseneca at Schenley Plaza at an all-ages show. Local favorites, the Nox Boys, will be opening. Send out September with a bang on September 26 at 7 pm. Join the party at Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
For more information, go here: http://www.wyep.org/event/wyeps-final-fridays-the-nox-boys-and-saintseneca
It’s the last Gallery Crawl of the season. Wander around all of the great venues in downtown Pittsburgh, like Future Tenant Art Gallery, The Backstage Bar, Dream Cream Ice Cream, Arcade Comedy Theater, the Wood Street Galleries, and more. Head to Downtown Pittsburgh Friday, September 26 after 5:30 and wander around. You might not find all the cool spots, but you find a few. For more information, a map of the participating places, and more, go to http://crawl.trustarts.org/
On September 28, Drusky Entertainment brings Erasure to Pittsburgh with “The Violent Flame Tour.” Erasure has had five consecutive number one albums back in the day. Maybe their new one, “Violent Flame” will rank right up there. Show a great band, “A Little Respect,” and come out and support them. Come out to the Carnegie Library Music Hall, 510 10th Avenue, Munhall, PA 15210. For more information, go to http://www.librarymusichall.com/event/587649-erasure-violet-flame-tour-munhall/
That conspicuously large Braddock mayor, John Fetterman, is teaming up with Delta Foundation’s big guy, Gary Van Horn, and F. Dok Harris in a round table discussion with that dangerously live comedian, John McIntire for “Ball of Confusion,” a brand new live episode of the Dangerous Live Comedy/Talk Show on Saturday, September 27. It’s BYOB at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://arcadecomedytheater.com/
“Souvenir” tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins is a wealthy socialite who couldn’t carry a tune in a god-plated bucket, but it never prevented her from holding recitals at the Ritz or selling out Carnegie Hall. “Souvenir” is directed by Tome Cousins. And if it’s half as funny as “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,” the last show he directed at the Rep, than they have a palpable hit on their hands. “Souvenir” opens in preview on Thursday, September 25 and runs through October 12 at the Studio Space at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, go to http://www.pittsburghplayhouse.com/current-season/the-rep/souvenir