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Talk about it
“WordPlay” returns. It’s like the Moth with music. Storytellers reveal honest tales about themselves while a DJ spins music, using anything from Brahms to Beyonce. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll get an extremely intimate look into the life of a total stranger. It’s Friday and Saturday at the Bricolage, 937 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.
Next stop, Baltimore
See Kirsten Greenidge’s play, “Baltimore,” about racial tensions on a college campus on an actual college campus. The play tackles the complexities of racism in America from the perspective of eight different college students. “Baltimore” is here in Pittsburgh, at the Henry Heymann Theatre, 1617 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. For tickets click here.
What an opening!
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall is having an open house on Sunday, April 2. An afternoon of events features tours of the Civil War Room (AKA the Espy Post, which is filled with Civil War memorabilia), free caricatures with Jeff Keenan, jazz, refreshments and more. At 3:00 PM the event will wrap up with a performance by Rhythm in Blue, the U.S. Air Force’s 18 piece jazz band. It’s at The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.
The Bridges are Burning
The Burning Bridges Festival is heating up! On Friday, March 31, comedian James Adomian will come to town. He will be joined by some local funny men, Alex Stypula, Isaac Crow and John Dick Winters. Check them out at Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209 Fore more information, cklick here.
Math is hard
David Auburn’s Pulitizer and Tony-winning play “Proof” is going up this weekend. Though math and science are strongly featured in the play, it all comes down to the relationship between one daughter and one father. It’s at the Genesius Theater, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For more information, click here.