The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s THIS WEEKEND (1/14 – 1/17)


By Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant

It’s not Rocket Science

Actually, it is. Blast off with 21+ Rocket Science! The Carnegie Science Center is teaming up with City Theatre to explore the space race and the science of rockets. City Theatre will preview scenes from the world premiere of “Some Brighter Distance,” which explores the true story of Arthur Rudolph, a German rocket scientist who helped America win the space race before being cast out of the country. On Friday, January 15, actors will perform under the stars in the Buhl Planetarium; a planetarium show will follow the performance. It’s followed by a Q & A with the cast at the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.  For more information, click here.


On Saturday January 16, you’re invited to the opening of a gallery show and book launch celebrating poetry published in the Post-Gazette and the artworks they have inspired. It’s a Who’s Who of local talent that showcases Pittsburgh’s rich poetry and artistic tradition. Its at Panza Gallery, 115 Sedgwick Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15209. For more information, click here.

Think Spring!

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and young American violinist Tim Fain will perform Glass’ second violin concerto “The American Four Seasons,” which is considered a modern counterpart to Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons.  That’s like Eight Seasons! German conductor Christoph König returns to the podium, and, along with Glass’ concerto, will conduct the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. It’s at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.


One to see people playing…performing with themselves? Go to “All Four One,” a  night of solo improvisational comedy featuring Ayne Terceira in Grammelot, Renee Rabenold in Group Hug, Karen Forney in Still Life and Nilesh Shah. All of them doing a solo improvisational comedy. It will be weird but wonderful. It’s at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here


Stage 62 turns Broadway on its top hat and tails in this gender-bent revue “Broadway Transposed.” Join the Stage 62 crew for an evening of musical theater as you’ve never heard it before, with men taking on traditionally women’s repertoire and the women tackling the men’s roles. Proceeds benefit Stage 62. It’s at Club Café, 56-58 South 12th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.  For more information, Click here.

– MB

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