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click to enlarge Writer Lynn Nottage
  • Writer Lynn Nottage

Week Nine

Wed., Nov. 7

90. STAGE — Midnight Radio's Frankenstein. Bricolage Production Company is reanimating Frankenstein with its Midnight Radio series, and it’s casting you as a live, studio-audience member. So, don’t forget to applaud when the sign flashes. For those who prefer to participate with a little alcohol in their system, there’s a free, 30-minute happy half-hour before the show. Continues through Nov. 10. Times vary. Bricolage Production Company, 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $25-35. bricolagepgh.org

Thu., Nov. 8

91. STAGE — Sweat. “The first theatrical landmark of the Trump era,” or so The New Yorker says, Sweat follows the lives of nine friends who work together in a Pennsylvania steel factory until layoffs come. Continues through Dec. 9. Times vary. O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown. $30-80. ppt.org

Fri., Nov. 9

92. STAGE — Hedwig and the Angry Inch. John Cameron Mitchell’s massively influential rock musical defied comparison when it debuted in 1998, and it remains pretty much peerless. The songs are fabulous, the script is hilarious, and there’s quite an emotional punch, too. Also Nov. 10, 16-17. 10 p.m. Gargaro Theater, 327 South Main St., West End. $45. pittsburghmusicals.com

93. SPORTS — RMU vs. Colgate. Our region’s only Division I women’s ice hockey program welcomes its counterparts from Colgate University for a weekend series. Get on the Robert Morris Colonials’ bandwagon early, because these ladies can make noise in the spring. 7:05 p.m. Also 3:05 p.m., Sat., Nov. 10. Colonials Arena, 7600 Grand Ave., Neville Island. $10 (adult), $5 (youth). rmucolonials.com

Sat., Nov. 10

94. LIT — Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society: Abandoned Tracks: The Underground Railroad in Washington County. Washington County was once home to one of the highest concentrations of slaves in Pennsylvania. Later, it would spearhead an abolitionist movement and become part of the Underground Railroad. Explore that complex history with a talk moderated by historian W. Thomas Mainwaring. 10:30 a.m. Carnegie Library – Main, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Free. carnegielibrary.org

95. NEWS — Veterans Day Parade. Pittsburghers love a good parade — almost as much as putting French fries on salads and sandwiches. The city’s annual Veterans Day Parade will take place on the Saturday prior to the holiday and, as always, honor and remember U.S. military members. 10:30 a.m. Downtown. Free. facebook.com/pittsburghveteransdayparade

Sun., Nov. 11

96. EVENT — Bridal and Wedding Expo. Start planning the wedding of your Pinterest dreams. With wedding professionals eager to help you find the perfect gown, venue, menu, etc., you’ll be able to check quite a few items off your list. This is the largest bridal show in the region. 12-5 p.m. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. Free with advanced registration. bridalshowspittsburgh.com

97. COMEDY — Impractical Jokers' "Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour.” The human brain will never tire of seeing lives pranks, which is why TruTV’s Impractical Jokers is on its seventh season. Treat yourself to the live hijinks of that show's stars, The Tenderloins. 7:30 p.m. PPG Paints Arena, 1001 5th Ave., Downtown. $49.75-69.75. ppgpaintsarena.com

Mon., Nov. 12

98. SPORTS — Barclays Classic Basketball Tournament. Jeff Capel is the new bench boss at the University of Pittsburgh. The men’s basketball team welcomes three Southern schools as part on early-season tournament. The Troy University Trojans will likely give the Panther’s their biggest test. Continues through Nov. 17. Petersen Events Center, 3719 Terrace St., Oakland, pittsburghpanthers.com

Tue., Nov. 13

99. ART — 50 Cities – 50 Traces. There are 7,650 cities around the globe participating in Mayors for Peace, raising awareness for the need to abolish nuclear weapons. Pittsburgh is highlighted in 50 Cities – 50 Traces, showcasing this city’s diversity as part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Continues through Dec. 9. Times vary. 937 Liberty. 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Free. trustarts.org

Wed., Nov. 14

100. EVENT— Dish! Have you ever dreamed of crafting culinary delights from early-1900s England? Here's your chance: The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s cookbook club is discussing The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, and attendees will sample a dish prepared by staff. 6:30 p.m. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1201 Woods Run Ave., Woods Run. Free. carnegielibrary.org
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