2Do This Week, Aug. 4-11: Cultural events in Pittsburgh

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FRIDAY

Actor Gary Sinise will lead the Lt. Dan Band, a group named after his "Forrest Gump" character, in a benefit concert honoring Cpl. Doug Vitale at Stage AE on the North Shore at 7 p.m. Cpl. Vitale is a Pittsburgh native who lost his legs and suffered strokes on both sides of his brain after stepping on an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Sept. 25, 2011. All proceeds will support the building of a Smart Home in Peters for Cpl. Vitale and his wife, Alexis. For tickets, $35-$150, stageae.com or 1-800-745-3000.

FRIDAY

Sidra Bell Dance New York returns to Kelly-Strayhorn Theater for a weeklong Alloy Residency that culminates in a public performance of its work in progress at The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., at 8 p.m. (Use the Stratford Avenue entrance.) The residency showing includes a complimentary pre-show mixer, an introduction to the work by the artist and a 30-minute performance followed by a discussion. The mixer begins at 7 p.m. This pay-what-you-can event has limited seating. RSVP is required at www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

FRIDAY

Celebrate the grand opening of Westmoreland @rt 30, the long-term temporary location of Westmoreland Museum of American Art while the Main Street building undergoes renovation and expansion, during a happy hour event from 5 to 9 p.m. This special edition of the museum's Art on Tap 5.2.7 will include music, scavenger hunts and performance by Shiva Skydiver. And, of course, get a look at the new digs along Route 30 East, in the former Stickley-Audi Furniture building, 1000 Village Drive, Greensburg 15601. The $15 admission buys a complimentary Westmoreland @rt 30 glass and local bites and brews. Information: 724-837-1500 or www.wmuseumaa.org.

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