by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
April is upon us. Here are the Top Five Things to do in the first weekend of April.
Spend April 1st with some of my favorite fools. “The Best of the Burgh” Comedy Showcase happens on April 1st at Buckhead Saloon at 8:30. You can see Jeff Konkle, Justin Markuss, Tim Ross, PJ Williams and Tommy Kupiec. No cover charge and no drink minimum. Plus, you can drink 16 oz Leinenkugel Drafts all day. It’s fun to say “Leinenkugel.” The party is at Buckhead Saloon, Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/872549909473751/
The Liar’s Club
KDKA Radio Talk Show host John McIntire has a terrific, new venue for his Dangerously Live Talk Show. Join Forensic Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, ACLU President Vic Walczak, and Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner and McIntire for “The Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” episode, Friday, April 3rd at The Oaks, 310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont, PA, 15139. For more information, go to http://theoakstheater.com/
Will Perform for Food
The University of Pittsburgh wants you to enjoy theater and feed the hungry. Pitt is hosting a food drive in conjunction with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank while showing “Curse of the Starving Class,” an award-winning Sam Shepard drama about an American family desperately trying to hold on to their family farm. If you bring a canned good, you get $2 off admission price. “Curse of the Starving Class” is at the Henry Heymann Theatre, Inside the Stephen Foster Building, Forbes Avenue (in the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning), Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, go to http://www.play.pitt.edu/content/curse-starving-class
December in April
Friday, April 3rd, see the Big Star Tribute Show with the December Boys, performers from Wreck Loose, Working Breed, The Me Toos and Steeteque come together for this tribute show. Where else can you hear “September Gurls,” from the December Boys in April? Put April 3rd on your calendar and head down to the Club Café, 56 South 12th Street, South Side and give a listen. For more information, go to http://clubcafelive.com/
Late Night at the Double Feature, Picture Show
Great Scott! You can see Androids fighting Brad and Janet at the late night, double feature, Picture Show…in the back row, at “The Rocky Horror Show!” Uh-Oh! It premieres on April 2nd. Frank-N-Furter and Park Productions want to show you their latest creation. It all starts at 10:30 (after “Boeing Boeing””) at The Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/45925/the-rocky-horror-show