The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND (6/18 – 6/21)

by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.


Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of June 18 to 21. This week it’s all about your summer reading list and the ladies.


Books n’at

Thursday, June 9th is the official launch party for “Three Little Pittsburghers” It’s the lonawited illustrated book about three cute, cuddly Pigsburgers. Yinz oughta go aht n’ nat. Author and illustrator Joe Wos will be on hand to autograph your book. It’s all at Little E’s Jazz Club, 949 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. RSVP here:


More Books n’at

Want to know how to write an award winning mystery? Ask a few local authors like Annette Dashofy, Mary Sutton, Tamara Girardi, and Jeff Boarts. The area authors will discuss their writing journey from blank page to published author. It’s Thursday at 6:00 pm the Oakmont branch of the Carnegie Library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont, PA 15139. For more information, click here:


Hot as an oven

It was a novel, then a movie and now it’s a play. Thomas Bell’s novel “Out of This Furnace” comes back to Pittsburgh, but now it’s on the stage. The triumphantly human story of heart, sweat and steel. Three generations of the Kracha/Dobrecjak clan struggle to build a life in the shadow of Carnegie’s first mill. A dramatic adaptation of Thomas Bell’s intimate tale of immigrants, labor and the rise of unions in Braddock, PA. You can find the furnace at the Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. For more information go to


Ciao Bellas!

The sitcom is not dead. It’s alive and well and living in Pittsburgh. Come out and see “The Sisters Sorella.” The story of three very different sisters sharing their apartment and lives together. This month’s episode is packed with special guest stars. Check it out at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go visit the sisters here;


Woman and camera

The Carnegie Museum of Art introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers who have tackled the very notion of representation with passion and power, questioning tradition and challenging perceptions of Middle Eastern identity in “She Who Tells a Story.” Their provocative work ranges from fine art to photojournalism and provides insights into political and social issues, including questions of personal identity and the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions in images of great sophistication, expressiveness, and beauty. You can find all this and more at the Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.For more information, go to



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