1) If men and women are so different, why trust a man to explain the differences? Good question, but it doesn’t matter to fans of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. The 1992 book, by couples counselor John Gray, became a best-seller among folks seeking to understand or perhaps fix their relationships—and now there’s a fan base for a stage show based on the book. Men Are from Mars—Women Are from Venus, Live! is a rather loose adaptation by playwright Eric Coble. Scripted as a one-man comedy, it punches up the original’s key points with mock lectures, jokes, and anecdotes, many dealing with the genders’ differing approaches to sex. Men Are from Mars has been played by actors in theaters across Europe and America. Pittsburgh CLO brings it to our town in the Greer Cabaret Theater (formerly the Cabaret at Theater Square). 7:30 p.m. Performances continue through October 14. 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. (MV)
2) Mario’s East Side hosts Team Trivia Night every Thursday. Win, place, or show and your team will earn Mario’s gift certificates. Play against the Miller Lite Girls, and you could even win Miller Lite trinkets and giveaways! Feed your brain some chewy trivia and your stomach some delicious Mario’s food. 8 p.m. 5442 Walnut St., Shadyside.