Duquense Red Masquers Staging ‘2.5 Minute Ride’; Nakama Features Steak, Sushi, and Showmanship (Sun., 11/3/19)

1) Before she scripted the musical adaptation of Fun Home, Lisa Kron wrote and performed a feature-length monologue about her own family, titled 2.5 Minute Ride. The intricate seriocomic show drew rave reviews in New York but hasn’t yet been seen in Pittsburgh. Now the Duquesne Red Masquers present 2.5 Minute Ride with Nancy Bach playing Kron’s role. 2 p.m. Last day. Genesius Theatre at Duquesne University, 1325 Seitz St., Uptown. (MV)

2) Nakama Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Pittsburgh, having amassed more than two dozen “Best of” awards from local publications and nearly 50 people’s choice awards—all since they opened their doors in 2003. The hibachi restaurant owes the accolades to its unique combination of high-quality ingredients, memorable flavors, and the impeccable showmanship of the chefs. Each has his or her own repertoire of tricks, so the experience is different every time. The grills seat up to 12, so you can go with a group or go it alone and make new friends. The front half of the restaurant is a great hangout spot with a full-service bar, TV screens tuned to the night’s sports action, and a sushi bar that can make you any of several dozen traditional or house specialty rolls. 1611 E. Carson St., South Side. There is also a Nakama in the North Hills. (CM)