2Do This Week, Dec. 2-8: Cultural events around town

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TODAY

"Scrooge" at Point Park University's George R. White Theatre, 414 Wood St., Downtown, at 2 p.m. The 1970 film, starring Albert Finney, Alec Guinness and Edith Evans, is being screened as part of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's In Motion Film series. All attendees will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to PBT's "The Nutcracker" or the CLO's "A Christmas Carol." Admission is free; registration is required at education@pittsburghballet.org or 412-454-9109.

MONDAY

Candice Millard discusses her new book "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President" as part of the Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 7:30 p.m. Her book is the account of how James Garfield, target of an assassination in 1881, was really killed by his own doctors who refused to wash their hands or instruments. Tickets: $15-$35, www.pittsburghlectures.org or 412-622-8866.

MONDAY and TUESDAY

Several Irish women make up Celtic Woman, so don't let the name confuse you. Those who already know the group will have the chance to hear the chart-topping singers and instrumentalists again when they return to Heinz Hall, Downtown, for two concerts following a strong showing last year. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will join them in the Christmas-themed concerts at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Heinz Hall. $40-$125; 412-392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

WEDNESDAY

"American Artists of the World's Fairs," a gallery tour of collection artworks by artists who represented the United States at world's fairs, will be led by docent Joanne Highberger at noon at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. The tour is offered in conjunction with the Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939." Free and public. Information: 724-837-1500 or www.wmuseumaa.org.

SATURDAY

City of Asylum/Pittsburgh presents American translator Natasha Wimmer reading from Chilean author Roberto Bolano's final novel, "Woes of the True Policeman," at 330 Sampsonia Way, North Side, at 7:30 p.m. Winner of the 2009 PEN Translation prize, Ms. Wimmer is best known for her translations of Bolano ("2666," "The Savage Detectives") and Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa ("The Language of Passion," "The Way to Paradise," "Letters to a Young Novelist"). Doors open at 7 p.m. for a reception. This event is free, but seating is limited; to make a reservation either email erinhuttoncoap@gmail.com or call 412-323-0278.

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