The Shaker

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’!

Carnegie Science Center reopens miniature railroad Nov. 29th with new addition

   – Carnegie Science Center, a mecca for train lovers during the holiday season for two decades, is supercharging the family fun this year with Lionel Days, Nov. 29 – Jan. 1. Lionel Days, presented by Lionel, is a month-long festival of trains. At the heart of all the railroad fun is the Science Center’s… Read more »

A tip o’ the hat to MOTHERF***ER

– barebones productions has a tradition of doing new and edgy plays.  And they hold to that tradition with their current offering The Motherf**ker With the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgus. As evident from the title, the language is spicy, and this show is assuredly not for those easily offended. Motherf**ker is a love story. … Read more »

LEG UP! Express Burlesque entertains at Off The Wall

  – Sexy, alluring and energetic describe the dancers in Express Burlesque, the first production of the newly formed (January 2013) Red City Live Entertainment. The four young dancers are all beautiful in their scant, but tasteful costumes. Picture lots of sequins, fringe, ruffles and high heeled boots. Oo, la, la!! Jason Scattaregia, a gifted drummer, added live drum… Read more »

Point Park presents ‘The Alchemists’ Lab’

Show runs Dec. 10-15 in Rauh Theatre at Pittsburgh Playhouse PITTSBURGH – Point Park University presents an original, irreverent comedy, The Alchemists’ Lab, directed, written and devised by Gab Cody in collaboration with students of the Conservatory Theatre Company. Under the master tutelage of seriously funny playwright, filmmaker and storyteller, Gab Cody, Point Park students… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli – the top To-Do’s THIS WEEKEND – 11/21 – 11/24

Rowling with Laughter Don’t have enough time to read all of the Harry Potter books? Don’t even have enough time to see all of the movies? Do we have an evening for you! “Potted Potter, the Unauthorized Harry Experience,” sums up all of the books in one brisk show. Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner take… Read more »

Boys and girls: today’s word is BURLESQUE

“Express Burlesque” presented by RED City Live Entertainment opens its holiday show at Off The Wall Theatre this weekend, and its the perfect opportunity for you to check and balance any preconceived notion you may have of this delightful art form. You hear the word “burlesque.”  What’s the first thing that comes to mind?  If… Read more »

‘Burgh Vivant LIVE at Arcade Comedy Theater, Friday Nov. 15th

  ‘Burgh Vivant will film live on Friday, November 15th from Arcade Comedy Theater at 10pm, as a prelude to an evening performance of the short play HOTLINE, by Cheryl Navo, produced by Thoreau, NM. Over cocktails, Brian Edward, host of ‘Burgh Vivant, will interview Thoreau, NM Artistic Director Lance Eric-Skapura before a live audience… Read more »

“What do you mean I can’t take my champagne into the theater?”


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