Theater

Briefs Festival

When: Fri., April 8, 8 p.m., Sat., April 9, 4 & 8 p.m. and Sun., April 10, 2 p.m. 2016

If you want to see a play this weekend, you have options. But if you're having trouble deciding what to see, your best bet is Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBT Plays. You'll see eight plays, most of which run about ten minutes, giving you more bang for your buck. Among those eight are "When Miss Lydia Hinkley Gives a Bird the Bird," Pulitzer nominee James Still's piece about an 1859 women's literary club; Scott C. Sickles "I Knew It," which is based on the infamous rock rumor about David Bowie and Mick Jagger being lovers; and Stephen Peirick's story about a woman and her transgender mother going shopping, "A Comfortable Fit." The full slate of plays is performed at 8 p.m. Friday, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (April 8 to 10) at the Rialto Ballroom (3547 Olive Street; www.uppityco.com). Tickets are $20 to $25.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20-$35