The Buzz from Buzzelli – The Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND in Pittsburgh (August 27 – 30)


By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant

We’re gonna bookend the week with free stuff!

Hooray for Hollywood! 

Thursday, August 27 you can attend a Hollywood premiere (well, a premiere at the Hollywood Theater). There are free screenings of two locally produced films, “The Painter,” and “Transience.” It’s at the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. For more information, and trailers to the films, click here.


I Laugh, You Laugh, We all Laugh

Julie Goldman comes to town. Julie Goldman, is hailed as a leader of the next generation of queer humor. The Provincetown Banner proclaimed her as “an absolute Must See.” So, see her! On August 28, she will be at Cruze Bar, 1600 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.


Lovely Ladies!

On Friday, August 28, you can get bawdy at the Smokin’ Betties Burlesque Bonanza! Performers such as Just Jingles, Macabre Noir and Kat DeLac and more! I suspect there will be plenty of feather boas on hand. It’s an art form, don’t judge. It’s also only ten bucks to see some Smokin’ Betties at the Club Café, 56-58 S. 12th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, go here.


Laughter Ensues

Thursday, August 27 the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival kicks off with two separate shows. At 8:00, see Andy Picarro, Kristen Lundberg, Bill Crawford and headliner Todd Glass (Last Comic Standing). At 10, the Friendly Neighborhood Improv Show with babyGrand, Hustlebot, Number 1 Party School and Hotel Nowhere. At the Henry Heymann Theater, 4301 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For more information, including a full schedule for the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, click here.
Sunday Funday 

There’s one more free night of entertainment for the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (I toldja we were going to bookend the weekend with free stuff). Catch three original one-act plays on Sunday, August 30. Then, come back for the Festival in September. It’s at the Carnegie Stage (formerly the Off the Wall Theatre), 25 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, go here.






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