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.

MATT PEYTON – LumberjAxes

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 »

SUE KERR – Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

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 

TERRY JONES – Comedian

TONIGHT: Comedian Terry Jones on the release of his new album available at 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.  

The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (5/11 – 5/14)

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 »

The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (4/27 – 2/30)

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 »

The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (4/20 – 4/23)

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 »

The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (4/13 – 4/16)

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 »

The Buzz from Buzzelli: Pittsburgh’s Top To Do’s (4/6 – 4/9)

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 »