By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Eat your Vegetables
The Pittsburgh VegFest is back! Try some amazing vegetarian food. Go shopping, hear music and listen to speakers on a variety of health and wellness issues. It’s free and they are giving out goodie bags to the first 250 attendees. The festival is at Allegheny Commons East, 255 E. Ohio street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
A Picture is worth a thousand words
A group of female artists come together for a better vision of Africa right here in America. See “Celebrating a Legacy: A Collection of Works by Women of Vision, Inc.” The non-profit group is dedicated to bringing you artwork from women of the African diaspora. Each work of art nurtures the roots of their heritage and captures their collective experiences on canvas, fiber, paper, and other media. The exhibition features the work of twenty four artists whose art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. It’s at the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. For more information, click here.
Pittsburgh to Edinburgh
You have two chances to see the magical musical, “Dani Girl” before it heads to Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Two performances only on July 31st at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. All proceeds for the performances will go to help cover the expenses for the Fringe Festival. “Dani Girl” is showing at the Joe Negri Auditorium, 200 Cowan Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15211. For more information, click here.
Kids in America
Disillusioned young suburbanites are struggling in a world of media overload (and this was before Pokemon Go) in “American Idiot.” It’s Green Day’s punk rock musical extravaganza and it’s at the New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
You gotta have heart
A heart transplant recipient meets the family of her late donor in Sean Grennan’s “The Tin Woman.” There is laughter and tears but most of all…heart. It’s playing at the South Park Theatre, at the corner of Corrigan Drive and Brownsville Road, South Park, PA 15129. For more information, click here.