Jam Packed! Want to see a show no one has ever seen before and will likely never see again? Come down to the Cabaret Theater in Theater Square and watch the Improv Comedy Jam. Improv performers from all over Pittsburgh gather for a raucous evening of fun. You never know what’s going to happen next…. Read more »
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Inside dish on interviews, editorials, events listings, musings from the minds of BV’s contributors, viewer mail, and other bits of fabulousness — It all goes into The Shaker, ‘Burgh Vivant’s bacchanalian bulletin board. Saddle up to the bar, and get ready for another round of what’s shakin’!
It’s the last weekend in September and boy, it’s a big one! There’s a duck, a Big Bird, a Bard and one Bad Bunny! Duck, Duck, Gallery! This is it, folks! The big event of the season! A giant duck lands in the waters of Pittsburgh. You heard it here first, folks, during Phil Salvato’s… Read more »
Adding to your weekend Start your weekend early and come out Thursday, September 19 for a special live broadcast of Add It Up podcast. Listen, laugh and learn with host Addi Twigg and her special guests, Valiant & Valiant and live music from The Wreckids. There will be audience participation, too; all for a measly… Read more »
‘Burgh Vivant breezed by 3rd Street Gallery this afternoon, home of this week’s guest, artist Phil Savato, for Jazz on Third, featuring The St. John Affair (with Samantha St. John), Don Aliquo Quartet, Michele Bensen and Friends, Suzi’s Deli, Oasis Pasta, and A. Ward’s Cheesecakes. Also on hand and looking fabulous were previous ‘Burgh Vivant feature,… Read more »
Wigle it, just a little bit Wigle Whiskey is having an Organic Whiskey Bitters Release Party. Go Green; just don’t drink so much that you actually turn green. Wigle releases its organic whiskey to the world Friday, September 13 in two shifts, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Drink responsibly… Read more »
‘Burgh Vivant sponsored the post-show mingle for last night’s opening of the 2013 Pittsburgh New Works Festival at Off The Wall Theatre in Carnegie. Host Brian Edward, and contributors Mike Buzzelli and Lonnie Jantsch were on hand to party with the patrons and dish out exclusive ‘Burgh Vivant gift packages. Notable visitors included actor Bingo… Read more »
Every week we shake things up with five fun things to do in Pittsburgh. This week’s list features a lot of local talent. Here are the top recommendations for having fun in the ‘Burgh (with an extra special bonus track). Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Get your pride together and head down to the… Read more »
‘Burgh Vivant contributor Mike Buzzelli’s hot picks for this weekend, August 30 – September 1st, 2013: Hit the Heights Lights go up on Washington Heights, and you don’t have to be there at the break of day, like Usnavi. You can get down to your favorite bodega and hang out with the colorful residents of… Read more »
Silver screen legend Marlene Dietrich is discussed (and perhaps even scandalized) in this week’s episode of ‘Burgh Vivant. Did you know that Dietrich starred opposite John Wayne in a 1942 film entitled “Pittsburgh?” And it was partially shot on location here in our fair Steel City! The film is worth a look – especially to… Read more »
THE END OF THE WORLD COMES NOT WITH A BANG OR A WHIMPER BUT A GUFFAW by Michael Buzzelli, ‘BURGH VIVANT Contributor The end is near. It actually came and went, but you have another chance to catch the end of the world at “The End of The World Show” at the Arcade Comedy Theater…. Read more »