Pirates vs. Braves in a Pup Night Game; Invisible Rabbit Movie ‘Harvey’ at Row House Cinema (Tues., 5/17/16)

1) Do you want to go see the battlin’ Buccos play their old rivals the Atlanta Braves, but your dog is giving you the “we don’t spend enough time together” look. Don’t fret the Pirates got you covered with Pup Night, aka bring your dog to the pirate game night. There’s also a giveaway tonight—for dogs—a Pirate bandana! 7:05 p.m. PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Shore.


2) Harvey  It’s almost never done anymore (except for the occasional summer theater) but in it’s day Mary Chase’s 1944 play Harvey was just about the most popular comedy on Broadway, running for 1,775 performances (in an era when six months was considered a record-breaking.) The play actually won the Pulitzer Prize, beating out—unbelievably—Tennessee Williams’ classic drama The Glass Menagerie. (Which pretty much tells you all you need to know about awards.) It concerns an easy-going guy named Elwood P. Dowd whom everybody loves, but there’s just one problem; he never goes anywhere without his best friend, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Most of the play is about people conspiring to get him committed into a sanitarium—until they begin to notice just how the idea of Harvey has brightened their lives. The play then went on to even greater levels of fame when it was turned into an Academy Award-winning film in 1950 starring Indiana, PA’s own Jimmy Stewart. It was a huge commercial and artistic success … here’s your chance to find out what all the fuss is about. 7:15 p.m. Screenings through May 19. Row House Cinema, 4115 Butler St., Lawrenceville. (TH)

3) Getaway to the tropics with a trip to Brillobox for Tropical Tuesdays. There you’ll feel the trade winds (breeze from the fans) soothing your overdue vacation bones. Here’s a sampling of their specials: $3 select craft cans, $4 frozen drinks, $10 California bubble bath, $10 Eva Peron, $7 Fernet con cola, and $6 Coronita Margaveza. You can also sop up the island drinks with $7 pineapple soy-glazed chicken or tofu skewers served with Caribbean sweet potato salad. Shoes and shirt required. 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield.

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