by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh April 9 to April 12.
Play on Words
Alan Olifson brings “WordPlay” back to the Bricolage. Pittsburgh’s best writers, comedians and storytellers come together and share their true stories while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrack. “WordPlay” is at the Bricolage, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For the rest of the story, go to http://www.bricolagepgh.org/
The Dirty Ball returns to Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 11. There will be performances from Attack Theatre, and beats from Title Town Soul & Funk Party’s DJ Gordy G, space age art installations, ageless fashion showdowns, and old-school libations. Get Dirty at 415 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side). For more information, go to www.attacktheatre.com/tdb15
The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival presents “Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements,” a documentary about the dangers of free speech in Belarus, featuring a post-screening Q&A with Oleg Sidorchik of Belarus Free Theatre. Catch “Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements” at the McConomy Auditorium, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University. For more information and tickets, go to http://www.cmu.edu/faces/tickets.html
Names, Names, Names!
Quantum Theatre presents the World premiere adaptation based on José Saramago’s Nobel Prize winning book, “All the Names” at the Original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny is located adjacent to The New Hazlett Theater on Pittsburgh Northside. For more information, go to http://www.quantumtheatre.com/season/allthenames/
Across town, at another Carnegie, The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall to be precise, “Peoples Natural Gas Presents: The Civil War.” It’s a series of vignettes, stories and songs about the Civil War. In 1999, “The Civil War” earned five Tony nominations. Go see it at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, go to http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org/