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’!

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

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Carnegie Science Center to host Second Annual Great Pumpkin Smash

 Visitors Invited to Roll Jack-o-Lanterns Off Science Center Roof PITTSBURGH, Oct. 24, 2013 — Halloween is just a week away and pumpkins everywhere are being carved into spooky jack-o-lanterns, but what are people to do with them once Halloween is over? Instead of simply throwing them away, the Great Pumpkin Smash at CarnegieScienceCenter on Saturday,… Read more »

Masquerade Poker Parade haunts Mon Riverfront, trails this weekend

PITTSURGH, PA – (October 22, 2013) Join Friends of the Riverfront this Saturday, October 26, from 10am to 4pm at the Masquerade Poker Parade. This inaugural Halloween celebration will take place at South Side Riverfront Park, and on the South Side and Eliza Furnace segments of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Monongahela River…. Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli – This Weekend’s Top To-Do’s, (10/24-10/27)

There are cultural events in Pittsburgh every weekend. Here are five fun things going on this week. Fake Breaking News! Dateline: October 30, 1938: The Earth is Invaded by Martians. Thanks to the talented folks at the Mercury Theater, people, who tuned in late to a broadcast of H.G. Well’s classic Sci-Fi story, believed that… Read more »

The “Buzz” from Buzzelli: This Weekend’s Top 5 To-Do’s (10/17-10/20)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are the top five things to do in Pittsburgh October 17 – 20. We’re deep into the Season of the Witch, so here are some Halloween related fun activities. And some other stuff, too. Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! What is Halloween without Richard O’Brien’s… Read more »

Quantum Theatre to open the regional premiere of Parlour Song

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Quantum Theatre, known for its deep experimentation, produces the regional premiere of British playwright Jez Butterworth’s 2008 play Parlour Song, which originated on Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Co. and London’s Almeida Theatre. Acclaimed (and Olivier Award-winning), its Broadway cast included Emily Mortimer. Critic Ben Brantley said, “Now this is adult entertainment…… Read more »