The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (1/7 – 1/11)

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by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.


Here are Five Fun Things to do the week of January 7 to 11.


 Close by

Seven artists use photography to explore different notions about home as a physical place with deep emotional connections in “Close to Home,” at the Silver Eye. January 10 is the last day of the show, so don’t miss it! It’s at the Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to


Twelfth Night

The 16th Annual Twelfth Night Gala takes place Saturday, January 10. The event pays homage to one of the greatest patrons of the arts, Louis XIV, upon the 300th anniversary of his death. Enjoy the sumptuous cuisine of E2 and the delicious libations of Bar Marco all while enjoying the company of fellow revelers and a silent art auction curated by TheAssociated Artists of PittsburghChatham Baroque will delight the audience with music that echoed through the resplendent halls of Versailles. The party gets going at the Pittsburgh Cultural Arts Center 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information and tickets, go to:


Second City goes Pittsburgh

Pittsburgher’s love references to Pittsburgh. Want to hear a bunch of Chicagoans make fun of Pittsburgh? Go see The Second City show, “N’at’s All Folks!” I’m betting on at least one reference to Primanti’s! The show runs from January 6 to January 10 at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.  For more information, go to


Black all over

Comedian Lewis Black is in town on January 10. The comedian is known from his Comedy Central appearances, most notably from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” He’ll bring his rage-infused comedy to Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to


Big Gay Show 

Arcade Comedy Theater is welcoming improviser Alex Tracy back to Pittsburgh for special performance at “Argayde.” He will be half of the comedy duo the Pegusluts and he will be performing with LGBTQ*Bert, Pittsburgh’s first all LGBT improv troupe. It’s happening at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to









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