Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
I Laugh, You Laugh
Jessica Kirson comes to town on Friday, June 24. The comedian has been seen up and down the dial including Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and more. She will be joined by local comedian Chrissy Costa. There’s also a wet T-shirt contest. It’s all at Cruze Bar, 1600 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Portraits of a man
What happens when 252 Pittsburgh artists each do a portrait of the same man? What if that man is John Riegert? You can see hundreds of pictures of John Riegert in the show that bears his name. There’s an opening reception on Friday, June 24. It’s all at Space, 812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Jazz it up
This weekend the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust jazzes things up with2016 Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Jazz Festival (so important that they have jazz listed in the title of the event twice!). The Festival runs from June 24 to June 26. It includes artists like Lyndsey Smith and the Soul Distribution, The Tony DePaolis Contemporary Dynamic, Nu Grid featuring Jean-Paul Bourelly & Vernon Reid, Davina & the Vagabonds, The Chick Corea Trio featuring Brian Blade and Christian McBride and many, many more. It takes place throughout Pittsburgh. For more information, click here.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the career of film composer Howard Shore. Shore scored music for “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Aviator,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and many more. Jon Burlingame will be on hand to interview the composer on the Heinz Hall stage. It’s all at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
You can see deadly sharp stilettos, architecturally inspired wedges and platforms and a number of artfully crafted footwear that defies categorization in “Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe.” This stylish shoe show is at the Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. For more information, click heels.