by Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant.
Here are the Top Five Things to do in Pittsburgh the weekend of April 23 to April 26
AcoustiCafe is topping itself. On April 23, there will be a tribute to the Beetles and a bunch of Birtish Invasion bands. You’ll get acoustic and electric renditions of Beatles songs by local songwriters, they will have the music of The Kinks, the Rolling Stones, the Zombies and more, featuring Josh Verbanets, the Nox Boys, Chet Vincent, Clinton Clegg, Nathan Zoob and much, much more. It’s all at Mr. Smalls. 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209. For more information, go to http://www.mrsmalls.com/NewPHP/home.php?section=events&eventLink=April
A Whale of a Time
On the outskirts of Mormon country, Idaho, a 600 lbs. recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued & wildly unhappy teen. It’s “The Whale” at Off the Wall Theater, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, go to www.insideoffthewall.com .
Pull and All-Nighter
It’s the 18th annual “Art All Night” event and it takes place April 25 through April 26 (Yes! ALL NIGHT LONG). Come down to 4001 Willow Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (Lawrenceville). There will be music, art and comedy. For more information, go to http://www.artallnight.org/
Point Park University revives Tennessee Williams’ classic play, “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be at the Richard Rauh Theater at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh. For more information, go to http://www.pittsburghplayhouse.com/
Forever and a Day
On April 24, one day after the birth of William Shakespeare, actor Stoney Richards will present a tribute to the Bard in “Jon Sincler: A Hired Man.” It’s a one act play written and performed by Richards. It will be at 7:00 pm at the Third Street Gallery, 220 3rd Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1606787296228980/