TONIGHT – Matt Peyton visits ‘Burgh Vivant for cocktail hour and a lesson on how you can enjoy the lively art of axe throwing – now in Pittsburgh! It’s fun for all – and even Brian Edward can do it in a tuxedo. Visit LUMBERJAXES at 2 Sedgwick St. Pittsburgh, PA 15209. For reservations and… Read more »
The Vivant Vault
Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.
By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Comedian Vickie Shaw was a late bloomer. When the Southern Baptist stay-at-home mom decided she would hit the stage and give comedy a try, she had no idea it would change her life in many new and exciting ways. Shaw said, “I didn’t want to be a comedian so… Read more »
Happy Pride Month, Pittsburgh! Sue Kerr of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents (Best Local Blogger, City Paper Readers Poll 2016) is on the show tonight to talk about the #AMPLIFY project, blog life, and pride in Pittsburgh. Learn more about #AMPLIFY or to participate, visit www.pghlesbian.com.
by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant A rare breed Elise Forier Edie’s “The Pink Unicorn” returns to the stage. It’s a riotously funny play about a mom who loves her child, regardless of the kid’s gender identity. Suddenly, she is a reluctant warrior for LGBT issues in a small Texas town. It’s at the Carnegie… Read more »
TONIGHT: Comedian Terry Jones on the release of his new album available at amazon.com and iTunes, celebrity impressions, Batman, being a dad, Bigfoot the Movie, and more! ‘Burgh Vivant films weekly at Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh.
By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Dear Friends You have one weekend left to see the quintessentially Pittsburgh “Perks of Being a Wallflower.” It’s Stephen Chbosky’s now classic tale of a high school freshman who is learning how to cope with love, sex and friendship. It’s also a love letter to the Steel City. It’s… Read more »
By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Go West, Young Man This weekend, “True West” comes to Southwestern PA. In the play, two brothers–and nemeses–are driven mad by the desert heat as their mother coldly observes the duel. If they can outwit one another, glory awaits. If they’re outsmarted…they’re toast. It’s at the Genesius Theater, Duquesne… Read more »
By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Dysfunction Junction Playwright Sarah Kane’s play, “4.48 Psychosis,” opens this weekend. It’s a poignant and funny story about a woman dancing on the edge between life and death, struggling with her depression. It’s at the Carnegie Stage, Carnegie, 25 W. Main Street, PA 15106. For more information, click here…. Read more »
By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant In the Spotlight Actors, comedians, spoken word artists and slam poets are competing for a cash prize at the “Spotlight Monologue Night.” Things are guaranteed to be interesting. It’s a one night event on April 15 at Future Tenant, 819 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For tickets and additional… Read more »
by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant Capes and Canapes Onomatopoeias are in the air at Cocktails and Kryptonite on Friday, April 7. Fly away to the Library for a night of Hulk-sized fun at the library’s spring After Hours event, celebrating the boldest superheroes and most dastardly villains. Join the librarians for craft drinks, light bites, trivia, live… Read more »