Bazaar: Bricolage’s New Annual Fundraiser

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018

  • 7:30pm – 11pm (early entry at 6:30pm)

  • 18+

Bazaar: A Micro Immersive Carnival

Dive into our carnival of delights and be transported to extraordinary new worlds.

Cross the arch and leave the real world behind as you enter Bazaar, Bricolage’s brand new fundraising extravaganza. Set on the phenomenal grounds of Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries (home of Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka and BLY Silver Rum), this festival for the senses offers sensational street food, delectable drinks, spirited carnival games and an entrancing array of micro immersive experiences designed by some of Pittsburgh’s most spectacular artists.

The Rundown

Bazaar takes place on the grounds of Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries and Shaler Industrial Park – 1101 William Flynn Hwy, Old Glenshaw Glass Factory, Glenshaw, PA 15116 – Rain or Shine! The attire of the evening is carnival-inspired, and you can get inspired by this look book put together by Bricolage costume designer Madison Hack. Insider tip: avoid uncomfortable shoes; this is an evening of adventure, after all!

Midway Party 
Cavort with a dazzling array of carnival characters like fire breathers, stilt-walkers, and a cavalcade of costumed oddities. Test your balloon popping, dart throwing, ring tossing, and duck wrangling skills at the Bazaar Games Alley and win tickets to unlock extra festival fun. Set against the backdrop of the phenomenal Pennsylvania Pure Distillery grounds, the Midway Party features elevated festival food, beer, wine, and cocktails.

Micro Immersives 
Craving something a little more personal? Step into one of our micro immersive pods and get transported to another world. We’re giving local artists, from installation artists to escape room designers to musicians and performers, each a 12’ X 8’ X 8’ storage pod to create unique and intimate encounters devised to tantalize your senses. We won’t tell you what’s inside each pod; we want to see if you’re game.

Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries Lounge
Those who choose to purchase the Grandstand or Center Ring pass will enjoy the Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries Lounge featuring specialty appetizers and cocktails crafted by Boyd & Blair and BLY mixologists. Plus, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes distillery tour and personalized bottle of vodka!

Thank You to our Silent Auction Contributors!

Cassidy Adkins

Deirdre Adkins

Chuck Adreon

Arcade Comedy Theater

barebones productions

Dave Bielewicz

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

City Theatre

Enter the Imaginarium

Jen Fisher

Evelyn Gardner

Abby Goldstein

Maher S. Hoque

The Humble Barber Co.


Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Lovely Day Events

Collin McNamee

Richard and Karen Miller

off the WALL

Shelly Pagac

Cori Parise


Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh Playhouse

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Quantum Theatre

Michael Ramsey

Manuel Rodriguez Guitars

Rod and Donna Schwartz

Ben Sloan

Susan Speicher

Lily Tran

Rich Venezia

Songs for Young Whippersnappers

Allison Whitney

Emily Willson

12 Peers Theater

Admission Passes

Click here to see a comparison chart of the 3 Admission Levels

The Early Bird Purchase Discount of $25 per ticket ended on August 31st. Want a FREE ticket to Bazaar? Join us as a volunteer and receive a free Big Top admission pass for yourself to use during your shift.

$125: Big Top – Access to micro immersives, complimentary valet parking, free Midway Party food, access to the silent auction and games + 10 carnival tickets* (50 Big Top tickets were available for just $50 on a first-come first-served basis beginning July 19th at 2pm)

$225: Grandstand – Big Top benefits + early entry at 6:30pm, distillery tour w/ personalized bottle of Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka, and access to Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries Lounge + 15 carnival tickets*

$350: Center Ring – Grandstand & Big Top benefits + night-of portraits and pre-event wardrobe consultation, design, and alterations by Bricolage costume designer Madison Hack + 20 carnival tickets* (SOLD OUT!)

*Carnival tickets can be redeemed for drinks, raffles, exclusive experiences, prizes, games, and more. Tickets can be directly purchased on-site or may be won by playing games of chance at the Midway Party.


Accessibility icons for wheelchair access, service animals, audio description, and ASL interpretation.

Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access and features accessible all-gender restrooms. Bricolage also provides accommodations such as audio description and ASL interpretation through our Immersive Companion program.

Bricolage’s immersive experiences are heavily rooted in the senses and often require movement. As a result, not all experiences are suitable for all patrons and we may need to make adjustments to the piece in advance to better suit an individual’s needs. We encourage you to communicate any specific accommodations that will help you better enjoy your time with us with at least one week’s notice if possible. Please give us a call at 412-471-0999 or email Fred at

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Special Thank You To Our Sponsors