PICT Classic Theatre Staging ‘Sive’; Rock Star Karaoke at Smiling Moose (Wed., 5/10/17)

1) The acronym in “PICT Classic Theatre” stands for Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre—the company’s original name—and PICT is re-tapping its Irish roots with a production of John B. Keane’s Sive. Well known in Ireland but seldom seen here, Sive is a 1959 play about a young woman unwillingly betrothed to her small town’s wealthy old coot. Though set in the 20th century, the play has elements of a traditional folk tale: For instance, the girl loves a younger man, but she is an orphan who lives with a wicked-stepmother-type relative intent on marrying her off for the money. There’s plenty of ferocious family conflict and deceptive treachery flying about. Sive is pronounced to rhyme with “five” and it’s the second Keane play that PICT has done recently, following a 2015 production of Sharon’s Grave. This one wraps up the company’s current season at the Union Project, 8 p.m. with a pre-show lecture. Performances continue through May 20. 801 N. Negley Ave., Highland Park. (MV)

2) Do you fancy yourself a rock star? Then the place for you tonight is Rock Star Karaoke at the South Side’s Smiling Moose. In addition to pleasing everyone with your great renditions of famous rock songs you’ll enjoy $3 Captain cocktails and half off all Troegs beer from 9-11 p.m. Karaoke starts at 9:30 p.m. DJ T-$ cues the music for you the rock star. 1306 E. Carson St.