2Do This Week, March 16-22: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

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In celebration of its 40th anniversary, current and former members of the Pittsburgh Camerata present "Time in All Its Tuneful Turnings," featuring "Spem in Alium," Tallis' 40-part Renaissance motet, along with works by Bruckner, Gabrieli and more. The chamber choir's concert starts at 4 p.m. at Carlow University's St. Agnes Center, 333 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $5 for students; 412-421-5884 or www.pittsburghcamerata.org.

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You know the deal at classical music concerts: wear fancy clothes, clap only during certain times and, of course, turn off your cell phones. The IonSound Project, the in-resident ensemble of the University of Pittsburgh, turns concert etiquette on its head with "Please Turn Your Cell Phones ON!" at 7 p.m. in Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Oakland. Audience members are invited to share comments and photos on social media during the performance of works by John Mackey, Arvo Part, Luciano Berio, Jonathan Kolm and Michael Torke. Tickets: $15, $10 for students and seniors; www.ionsound.org.

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New Horizon Theater presents Layon Gray's "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., at 3 p.m. The award-winning historical docudrama play and off-Broadway sensation, inspired by true events, tells the story of the men who became the first black aviators in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Doors open an hour before curtain time. There is no intermission. Tickets: $30-$50; 412-431-0773, at the door or at Dorsey's Record Shop or Stedeford's on the North Side.

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Tyler Perry's stage play "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned" tells the tale of Anita (Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, a favorite of Perry stage productions), a lonely woman who reluctantly meets a man through an online dating service. He at first treats her like a queen, but Grandma Hattie (Patrice Lovely of the Oprah Winfrey Network's "Love Thy Neighbor") and Anita's pal Jasmine (Monica Blaire) have their reservations, and it's best to refer to the title from here. It's at the Benedum Center, Downtown, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $50.75; trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.

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Mike Birbiglia brings his Thank God for Jokes tour to the Byham Theater, Downtown, at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning comedian, author and filmmaker returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories in a show about jokes, and how they can get you in trouble. Ira Glass of public radio's "This American Life" writes, "Birbiglia's stories are even funnier live than they are on the radio." Time Magazine calls him "master of the personal, embarrassing tale." The New York Times describes him as a "supremely enjoyable monologist." Tickets: $33.25-$38.25; trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.

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National Book Award finalist Tim Seibles reads his poetry with local performance poet Yah Lioness Borne at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side, at 7:30 p.m. They will explore issues of race, class, gender, privilege and LGBTQ. The Human Equity through Art Performance Series brings these poets together as part of its ongoing mission to promote artists as activists and to build a community of citizens who believe in art as a vehicle for social justice and reform. Tickets: $9.99 in advance; www.showclix.com.

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"Bob Qualters: The Artist in Action," a film by Joe and Elizabeth Seamans, accompanies a retrospective of the Pittsburgh artist's work at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. It will play on the big screen at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow from 7 to 9 p.m. at Borelli-Edwards Galleries, 3583 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Information: 412-361-0873 or www.pittsburgharts.org.


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