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Here's your weekend events, Pittsburgh

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'

Thursday, Jan. 5 @ 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6 @ 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7 @ 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8 @ 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Heinz Hall, downtown Pittsburgh
Part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, this Tony-award-winning play features moments of loud music, bright lighting and strobe effects. It's also got some adult language and themes. The plot: Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Tickets start at $26.

'The Play'

Thursday, Jan. 5 @ 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6 @ 7 p.m. (SOLD OUT), Saturday, Jan. 7 @ 1 and 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh Public Theater, O'Reilly Theater, downtown Pittsburgh
It's your last chance to check out Gene Collier's play on Steeler great Rocky Bleier at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Collier's show has Bleier himself telling his story — from being drafted by the Steelers to being drafted by the Army to serve in Vietnam. The show runs 90 minutes, with no intermission. It's appropriate for children 10 and older. Tickets $50 and $85.

Steel City Improv Theater House Team Auditions

Saturday, Jan. 7 @ 1-3 p.m.
Steel City Improv Theater, 5950 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside
So, you think you're funny? Find out and auditions for the Steel City Improv Theater's longform improv Thursday night house teams.

Pittsburgh Unites 15 Hour Perform-a-Thon For the ACLU

Saturday, Jan. 7 @ 11 p.m.-2 a.m.
James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy, 422 Foreland St., North Side
According the event's Facebook page, this is "a peaceful and positive fundraising event. ... It is an opportunity to celebrate our differences, unite as friends and allies, and promote the protection of civil liberties for our community." Expect 15 full hours of the Pittsburgh area's singers, musicians, actors, contortionists, go-go dancers, storytellers, drag queens, DJs, comedians, gymnasts, poets, burlesque performers, performance artists, bellydancers, jugglers, preachers, drag kings, magicians, bands, dancers, sideshow performers and more. Tickets are $15 ($16.52 w/service fee).

Bowie Ball

Saturday, Jan. 7 @ 11:45 p.m.
Blue Moon, Butler Street, Lawrenceville
Are you a "Rebel, Rebel"? Going through some "Changes"? It's one year gone since we lost David Bowie, and the pain obviously hasn't ebbed for the folks at Blue Moon — one of Pittsburgh's hottest LGBTQ bars. So, they're throwing a Bowie party and asking you to come dressed as your favorite Bowie — be it's "Blue Jean" or as a "China Girl." The night will be hosted by Bambi Deerest.

If that's not enough for ya (and why the hell should it be?),
check out Seven and the City for more ta do.

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Coyote bites 5-year-old boy at California college campus

Professional trappers will try to catch a coyote that bit a 5-year-old boy on a Los Angeles college campus.

Lt. J.C. Healy with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the child was walking with his father Wednesday when the boy cried out, "He bit me!"

Healy says the father chased the coyote away. The boy suffered a minor leg wound.

The Los Angeles Times says that shortly after the biting, a coyote aggressively approached a student on campus. A school police officer fired his gun at the animal. Police believe it was struck but escaped into hills surrounding California State University, Los Angeles.

Officials will try and get the coyote's DNA from the boy's pants. Healy says if trappers manage to catch the animal, it will be euthanized.

— Associated Press