The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (8/25 –8/ 28)


By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant

Pittsburgh is Funny!

On Thursday, August 25, the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival kicks off with special guest Quincy Jones alongside Sam Bourne, Ray Connolly and Molly Sharrow at eight and the Friendly Neighborhood Improv Show with the Ted City Yodelers, Lancaster Improv Players, Well Known Strangers and LGBTQ*Bert. The festival runs all week at the Henry Heyman Theater, 4301 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. For more information, click here.


Words and Music

Alan Olifson’s “Word Play” is back at the Bricolage. It’s a live storytelling event set to a DJ soundtrack. This time he’s spreading the love over two nights, August 26 and 27. Hear it all at the Bricolage Theater, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.


Rock around the Block

The Buhl Foundation and One Northside Pgh “The Block Party: Allegheny City Central.” The Block Party is series of mini arts festivals that will call attention to and celebrate the valuable resources and local identities of Northside neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. It’s on Sunday August 28th and the event is FREE and open to everyone. Come rain or shine. It’s at the Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square, Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.


It may look like a Walnut

August 27 and 28 is the Shadyside Arts Festival on Walnut. Singer Michele Bensen says, “This festival is one I always look forward to every year. Walnut Street in Shadyside is where I started my Jazz Career here in Pittsburgh. Love all the artists that display their works.” Always listen to Michele Bensen. The Shadyside Arts Festival is on Walnut Street in Shadyside. For more information, click here.


Reading is Fundamental

Sunday Aug. 28, it the Pittsburgh New Works Staged Readings featuring three brand new plays; “Mercy Killing” by Rikki Schwartz, “We Got This” by Sheila Rinear and “That Time at Black Lake” Vicki Riba Koestler. It’s at the Carnegie Stage 25 W Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information and a full schedule, visit here.


– MB

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