The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (2/19 – 2/22)

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by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.


Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of February 19 – 22.


Don’t Stop the Motion

Alexis Gideon and a team of artistic collaborators present the world premiere of The Crumbling, a 21 minute narrative stop-motion animated opera that combines projected video with live music.  Follow the trials of an apprentice librarian as she tries to save her city from crumbling down around her. I’m picturing Burgess Meredith and some broken spectacles, but I suspect it will be far different from that.  It starts, stops, and starts again at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh (North Side).  For more information, go to


Johnny Dangerously

John McIntire is about to get dangerous again. He’ll be talking about the First Amendment with panelists; Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers, ACLU dude Vic Walczak and Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner in the Freedom of Speech episode of the Dangerously Live Talk Show at the Cabaret Theater in Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.  For more information, go to


Bet on Black

Race to the Coffin Comedy presents Comedy Roulette: Comedy with a Catch, featuring Jesse Irvin, Shannon Norman, Molly Sharrow, Holly Price, Ed Bailey, and Hosted by John Dick Winters at Club Café, 56-58 12th Street, Pittsburgh (South Side) on Friday, February 22. For more information, go to ttp://



PICT kicks off its new season of plays with its new Downtown Series with Lissa Brennan’s “For the Tree to Drop.” February 19 – 28, 2015 at The Peirce Studio inside the Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222  For more information, go to


Roll Over, Beethoven

Huzzah! This weekend it’s Beethovenfest: the Hero! Conducter Manfred Honeck brings you the music of Beethoven “Heroic” middle period, including symphony No. 3 in E-Flat major, Opus 55, and “Eroica.” It’s the second of three Beethoven symphonies from each of the three important periods of his life.  You’ll find beautiful music at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Downtown). For more information, go to


– MB.



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