By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
If I had a Hammer
Friday September 9, you can attend a world premiere reading of “Molly’s Hammer” by Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan. Molly’s Hammer tells the true story of Molly Rush and the Plowshares 8, who on Sept 9, 1980 walked into a G.E. plant in King of Prussia, PA and damaged two nosecones of nuclear warheads in protest of the buildup of our nuclear arsenal. It’s at the Chatham College Eddy Theatre, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. For more information and tickets, click here.
To Boldly Go…
Pittsburgh celebrates Fifty Years of Star Trek with a special screening of “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan” at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont on Friday, September 9, 2016. Sponsored by Geek Pittsburgh. There will be a costume contest and even a pop-up art gallery. All proceeds benefit the Hollywood Theater and the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s premier museum of the cartoon and comic arts. Live long and prosper at the Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. For more information, boldly go here.
Friday, September 9, Pittsburgh will have its very own sports comedy show for the City of Champions, “Matt Stanton’s Major League Variety Hour.” It’s a night of hilarious night of stand up, sketch, music, and short films showcasing our love, passion, and borderline obsession with sports. Hosted by Matt Stanton (Bob & Tom Show, and ESPN Radio) and will be featuring nationally touring comedians and Pittsburgh favorites. Come down to Hambones, 4207 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information, click here.
Go nuts with Donuts
September 11, is PERSAD Center’s Donut Dash. You can participate in a 5K run, 5K walk or a 1.5 Mile Fun Walk (perfect for families, strollers and dogs). Go the extra mile for prizes by getting a friends to sponsor your Run/Walk. The Top Fundraisers get 60,000 Wyndham Rewards Points (good for any 4 night hotel stay worldwide). The Runner Up receives a $500 Amazon Gift Card. There are additional prizes and, of course, plenty of coffee and donuts! It all starts at Water Street and Hot Metal Street in Pittsburgh, PA 15203. To register and learn more, dash over here.
See the “Children of Eden,” a story based on the Bible book of Genesis. It’s the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt Stephen Schwartz musical. Adam, Eve, Noah and other classic characters from the best-selling book in the world. Paradise is found at the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226. For more information, click here.