The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (10/2 – 10/5)

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by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.

Here are the Top Five Things To Do in Pittsburgh this weekend, October 2 through October 5. Lot’s of mythical horses in the list this week.


Play time

Over the weekend, Middle school and high school kids get to strut their stuff at the Young Playwrights Festival. Check out the six winning one-act plays that beat out the over other 300 competitors. Kids rom South Fayette, CAPA, Sharpsville and Moon Area High School are among the new playwrights.  The event is only $15 or adults and $10 for students.  The future of Broadway could be hanging out at the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA.  More information HERE.


Come to the Cabaret (Sort of )

This weekend “I am a Camera” opens at the Peter Mills Theater (inside Duquesne University’s Rockwell Hall). Before the Broadway musical, “Cabaret” there was “I am a Camera,” stories taken from Christopher Isherwood’s time in Berlin as written for the stage by John Van Druten. It’s pre-war Germany at its most decadent through the eyes of listless writer and his muse, Sally Bowles.  “I am a Camera” is at the Peter Mills Theater (Rockwell Hall), 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh.  For more information, call 412-396-6429 or CLICK HERE.



Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” returns to the stage. The newest production is at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. If you’re not familiar with the American classic, now is the time to get acquainted (you’ll get the unicorn reference ).  Get your favorite Gentleman Caller to take you out to the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information, call 412-316-1600 or CLICK HERE.


Flying horses

Flying horses couldn’t keep us away from the Miss Pegasus Reunion Show at the Cabaret Theatre. Harken back to those wigs of yesteryear, when Kierra Darshell reacquaints you with some of your old favorite drag queens from days gone by. The show reunites several former Miss Pegasus’s (Pegasi?). Pittsburgh’s oldest gay bar may no longer be around, but those queens are still hell on high heels.  Drag yourself over to the Cabaret at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.  More information HERE.


Art Dogs

On Thursday October 2 is the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Day of Giving. It’s your chance to give back to your favorite non-profit. There’s a bunch on the list, including the City Theatre, Dreams of Hope, Bricolage, the Heinz History Center, Manchester Craftsmen Guild and many, many more.  For more information, go to



– MB.


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