by Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
A rare breed
Elise Forier Edie’s “The Pink Unicorn” returns to the stage. It’s a riotously funny play about a mom who loves her child, regardless of the kid’s gender identity. Suddenly, she is a reluctant warrior for LGBT issues in a small Texas town. It’s at the Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. For more information, click here.
It’s not the color purple, it’s “Violet.” A young woman goes on an emotional journey through the segregated American South in the 60’s. You can find “Violet” at the New Hazlett, Allegheny Square East, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. For more information, click here.
Bound but not down
Martyna Majok’s “Ironbound” opens this week. It’s the story of Darja who is waiting for so many things, like love, for a break, and for the bus she relies on to get to and from cleaning jobs in blue-collar New Jersey. You can go on the journey with her; first stop; The Pittsburgh City Theater, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. For more information, click here.
It won’t be business as usual at the Abbey this weekend. It’s the Abbey Arts Festival and the popular coffeehouse/restaurant/bar will be filled with live music and all sorts of wild and wacky stuff. There will be a Tarot card reader, face painters, vintage clothing and more. It’s at the Abbey, 4635 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information about the event, click here. For hours, the menu and location, click here.
Stick around Lawrenceville for “Hogwash,” true stories about drinking told by Moth racontuers, comedians and assorted alcoholics. Belly up to the bar with host Derek Minto and get your drink on while you listen to people tell their wackiest drinking stories. It’s at Hambones, 4207 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. For more information, click here.