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1) Today is the last day for War Horse, winner of five Tony awards, at the Benedum Center. The stage play, made into a movie recently, showcases the relationship between a boy and his horse during World War I. Young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the English cavalry during the war and shipped to France. Albert lies about his age to enlist, and embarks on a heroic journey to find and reclaim his horse. Great puppeteering/acting is done to manipulate the life-size war horse, Joey, on stage. 1 & 6:30 p.m. 237 7th St., Downtown Cultural District.
2) South Side Stories is not a new Rick Sebak documentary or a WDVE Morning Show skit. It is writer/actor Tami Dixon’s new, one-woman show which opened recently at City Theatre. Dixon spent two years gathering neighborhood stories from South Side natives about working in South Side steel mills, drinking in local haunts, parking chairs, teenage mischief and more. Directed by Matt M. Morrow. 2 p.m. 1300 Bingham Street, South Side!
3) Also on the South Side tonight: Steelers game day fun and specials at the Rowdy Buck. Join in with a Steelers Trivia contest (one hour before game time); compete for prizes and Rowdy$Bucks$. Drink specials include ($3) GoldSchlager and Black Cherry Bombs, with ($2) Coors Light during the game. 1323 E. Carson St., South Side.
4) The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise and the Hare are both on stage today at the Byham Theater, produced by the Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater. The classic tales are visually stunning, told with colored, glow-in-the-dark electroluminescent wire puppets. 2 p.m. 101 Sixth St., Downtown Cultural District.