by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend (April 15 to April 19)
Solve the mystery of “Bridges Burned” or just meet the author, Annette Riggle Dashofy will be signing her mystery book, “Bridges Burned.” The author will be at the Barnes and Noble at South Hills Village signing her Zoe Chambers mystery. You can Annette’s John Hancock and maybe even a “To Kill a Mockingbird” prize pack. Thursday at six, you should head to the Barnes & Noble, South Hills Village, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. P.S. B &N is having a sale this week (April 11 – 19), and you can save 25% on books, toys, games, gifts, music and movies. So, it’s a win-win.
Always Bet on Black
The Race to the Coffin Comedy Tour dudes are at it again with “Comedy Roulette: Stand–Up vs. Improv.” Host John Dick Winters is pitting a group of Pittsburgh’s best comedians against Pittsburgh’s best improvisers. It should be a knock down drag out fight, but only your sides will be hurting…from laughter. It’s at Club Café, 56-58 South 12th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side). For more information and tickets, go to http://tktwb.tw/1Ewphp1
He’s a Moor, not a Moop!
William Shakespeare’s “Othello” comes to Pittsburgh. It’s a classic tragedy about love and jealousy, and it’s got an amazing cast directed by Ted Pappas. Catch the Moor, at the O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, go to http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/40793/othello
No, not that Anne Hathaway!
Brush up, your Shakespeare, because the Mrs. is in town. Meet “Mrs. Shakespeare,” a one woman show starring playwright and actor, Yvonne Hudson. Will’s wife will regale you with her husband’s songs a, sonnets and soliloquies as she spins a story of her marriage and motherhood. I’m dying to find out if the Bard used to hog the covers! The show is April 18 at 7:00 pm at the Prime Stage Studio, 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd. (Lower Level), Pittsburgh, PA 15220. For more information, go to http://www.primestage.com/shows_and_tickets/2nd_stage.html
It’s the Balm!
Even Heroin addicts, prostitutes and thieves all need a good place to relax, like Frank’s Café, a greasy spoon diner in NYC’s Upper Broadway neighborhood in Lanford Wilson’s “Balm in Gilead.” “Balm” was Wilson’s first full length play, and now, decades later, you can find these reprobates at the Colonial Theatre, on the Robert Morris University Campus, Moon Township, PA 15108. For more information, go to http://studentlife.rmu.edu/colonial-theatre/