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5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, Oct. 20-22

| Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Comedian Artie Lange performs at the Carnegie Library Music Hall Oct. 21.
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Comedian Artie Lange performs at the Carnegie Library Music Hall Oct. 21.

Today we offer a bit of everything for your weekend consideration — a history lesson, classic and tragic romance, words as weapons, a peek under it all and comedy.

On civil rights

A multi-talented artist and activist comes to town to offer his perspective on the state of the world. On Oct. 20, catch his presentation — Harry Belafonte on Civil Rights and Black Leadership — at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Oakland. Details: 412-622-3131 or

'Romeo, Romeo'

"For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." If you've only slogged through this classic in high school lit class, do yourself a favor and see it on stage. Pict Classic Theatre presents "Romeo & Juliet," Oct. 20-Nov. 4 in WQED's Fred Rogers Studio, Oakland. Details:

Words as weapons

So, what exactly is the Moth GrandSLAM? It's described as a battle of wits and words. Ten StorySLAM champs tell fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking tales. Check it out Oct. 20 at the New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh's North Side. Details:

Under it all

What is there to say about underwear? Plenty. Let's allow the Frick's release to spell it out: "Discover the fascinating world of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day in 'Undressed,' which takes a serious look at an alluring subject. The exhibit illustrates how undergarments reflect society's changing ideas about the body, morality, and sex, and the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in molding the body to an always changing fashionable ideal." These aren't your run-of-the-mill undies. Check out "Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear," Oct. 21-Jan. 7, 2018, the Frick Pittsburgh, Point Breeze. Details:

Comic relief

Get ready to laugh your ... butt off when Artie Lange takes the stage Oct. 21. Catch his show at the Carnegie Library Music Hall, Munhall. Details:

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