2Do This Week, March 2-8: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

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TODAY

The Pittsburgh Concert Society will present the winners of its Young Artists Auditions at 2 p.m. at Kresge Recital Hall on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, Oakland. The 10 young musicians will perform works for guitar, voice, piano and harp. More at www.pittsburghconcertsociety.org.

TODAY

Soprano Marlissa Hudson and organist Marvin Mills will perform works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ricky Ian Gordon and others in a free concert at 4 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. More at www.cathedralofhope.org or 412-441-3800, ext. 24.

TODAY

Local pianist and physician Barry Coutinho, a third-prize winner of the Van Cliburn amateur competition, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel in Mt. Lebanon. He will play works by Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and others, including Schubert's "Trout" Quintet with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians. The concert is free, with suggested donations to Shoulder to Shoulder, an organization providing medical care in Honduras. More at www.templeemanuelpgh.org.

TUESDAY

The last formal events of the 2013 Carnegie International, which ends March 16, are presentations Tuesday and Wednesday by exhibiting Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Le. At 5 p.m. Mr. Le will speak in the Kresge Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University (free and public). He will discuss past projects and his work on view in the International, "Light and Belief: Sketches of Life From the Vietnam War," an installation of 100 drawings and paintings made by Vietnamese artist-soldiers on the front lines of the Vietnam War accompanied by a documentary film.

WEDNESDAY

Brazilian percussionist and composer Cyro Baptista's Banquet of the Spirits quartet performs at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. as part of the museum's Sound Series. Mr. Baptista, whose music loosely fits into the categories of contemporary jazz and world music, has collaborated with many artists including Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock and Caetano Veloso. He also recently was named the DownBeat percussionist of the year. The evening begins with a DJ set by Pete Spynda. Free parking in the Warhol lot. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25, $20 members and students; www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.

WEDNESDAY

Dinh Q. Le's 2013 Carnegie International work will be the starting point of a discussion focused on art, war and image that begins at 6:30 p.m. at Carnegie Museum of Art, Oakland. Joining him will be Daniel Lieberfeld, Ph.D., associate professor, Duquesne University, and Philip Nash, Ph.D., Vietnam historian and associate professor of history at Penn State Shenango. Mr. Le also will discuss his follow-up companion project to his International piece, which focuses on the non-communist artists and their lasting legacy. International co-curator Dan Byers will moderate. Free. 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.

FRIDAY

City of Asylum/Pittsburgh presents visiting Iranian writer-in-residence Moniru Ravanipur, at 330 Sampsonia Way, North Side, at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Ravanipur, a previous resident writer at City of Asylum/Las Vegas and a fellow in the International Writers Project at Brown University, will read from a work in progress. A reception begins at 7 p.m. with the reading at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited and a reservation is required; to make a reservation visit www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org/events.

FRIDAY

Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer brings her "Semi-Sweet" Comedy Tour to Cruze Bar, 1600 Smallman St., Strip District, at 8 p.m. Ms. Westenhoefer has embarked on a "crazy, all-new, heart-pumping, mind-bending, hilarious romp through heartbreak, comedy, life, love and everything about couples un-coupling in the modern world." Tickets are $25 at the door. More info: www.natbookings.com.

SATURDAY

Local pianist Alvin Zhu will perform a recital for the Music for Mt. Lebanon series, replacing the previously scheduled artist, Mona Golabek. Mr. Zhu won the previous Keynotes Competition in 2012. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church. Tickets, $25, $10 for children under 18, available at www.musicformtlebanon.org or the door.


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