‘The Pink Unicorn’ Opens Tonight at off the WALL; Team trivia at Mario’s East Side (Thurs., 2/9/17)

1) off the WALL productions offers arguably this month’s timeliest play with The Pink Unicorn. Following her husband’s death, Trish is simply trying to get through every day in her small Texas town. She works at a hospital and attends church. Then her 14-year-old daughter disrupts this already fragile routine when she comes out as genderqueer. The daughter also plans to found a local Gay-Straight Alliance at her high school. Trish knows next to nothing about these issues, and it sounds as if she has a lot to learn: “I hate diversity. I know that sounds infantile and unevolved but I simply do not want to love them who are different from me. … Because no matter what, when I’m with one of them I feel like I’m gonna do something wrong. Or they’re gonna do something wrong. And that’s a nasty feeling,” she says, her ignorance transcending small-town Texas to encapsulate the intolerance that many people experience every day. 8 p.m. Continues through Sunday. Carnegie Stage, 25 W. Main St., Carnegie. (CM)

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.