by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things To Do in Pittsburgh the weekend of October 16 through 19
It’s not a Nancy Drew Mystery, but something more sinister in Off the Wall’s “The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs” Grace is forbidden to enter one room in a large mansion. It’s the old “Try not to think of an elephant” trick. She is drawn to the forbidden place. The door and the play opens Friday, October 17. Don’t resist the temptation and get to the Off the Wall Theatre, 25 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. More information HERE.
Something Wicked this way comes (again)
“Macbeth” is playing at PICT, but if you want to stay in the South Hills, you can see the Scottish play at the South Park Theatre in Bethel Park. Get wicked and go to the South Park Theater, at the intersection of Corrigan and Brownsville Road, Bethel Park, PA 15129. For more information, go to http://www.southparktheatre.com/
By the Book
It’s your last weekend to see “Book of Ezra” at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater. It’s a one-man show written and performed by spoken word artist and national slam poet Leslie Ezra Smith. Get down to the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA. http://www.pghplaywrights.com/
“Outside” is inside the City Theatre
“Outside Mullingar” opens at the City Theatre. Two introverted misfits, neighbors Anthony and Rosemary, struggle to find happiness in a play by Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony winning writer, John Patrick Shanley. Get inside “Outside” at the City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh PA (Southside). More information HERE.
Kierra Darshell presents the 2nd Annual Miss Tri-State All-Star Newcomer Pageant. See the future of drag in Pittsburgh as Kierra welcomes some new performers to the stage. The drag race starts at Cruze Bar, 1600 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday October 19. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/270024993195929/270837879781307/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
And now a Sixth Thing
Next week is Homeless Children Awareness Week (October 19 -25). To raise money and awareness for the Homeless Children’s Educational Fund, the HCEF will have their fourth annual storytelling event. This year’s theme is “Packing: Stories about what we take with us and what we leave behind” In this entertaining, engaging evening of first-person storytelling, a diverse roster of individuals will step onstage to recount their true-to-life tales on topics ranging from red eyes to pink slips, from a hike in the woods to taking a hike, from carry-ons to how we manage to carry on. Doors open at 6pm, with storytelling to begin around 7pm. Two beer/wine tickets with admission and/or BYOB (ID required). $5 admission, cash-only at the door. Advance tickets available at the door, all proceeds from the event will benefit HCEF’s Outreach Team. Memoir-meets-monologue at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 811 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, go to bit.ly/hcefstorytelling.