2Do this week, April 6-12: Cultural events around Pittsburgh
April 5, 2014 11:23 PM
Sean Jones and his quartet will hold a CD release party at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cabaret at Theater Square.
What's Opera, Doc? Ahead of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II," which runs Thursday through next Sunday (details at 412-392-4900 and www.pittsburghsymphony.org), the ToonSeum is putting a Looney Tunes themed pop-up exhibit on display. The museum will feature original sketches, rare musical scores from Warner Bros., film cels and more. The ToonSeum (945 Liberty Ave., Downtown) is open 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The exhibit runs through June 8. Admission is $3-$6, free for children under 6. 412-232-0199 or www.toonseum.org.
Liz Callaway is ready for her Pittsburgh close-up. The Tony nominee who starred in "Sunset Boulevard" for Pittsburgh CLO in 2012 is back courtesy of the Trust Cabaret series for a one-night-only concert Monday. Ms. Callaway will stay for a master class with Carnegie Mellon University students Tuesday, but first she will show off her pipes in the intimate setting of the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown. A member of the original Broadway casts of "Miss Saigon," "The Three Musketeers" and "The Look of Love," she was nominated for a Tony for "Baby" and played Grizabella for five years in Broadway's "Cats." Ms. Callaway is perhaps best known for her voice work in animated movies, including the title role in the Oscar-nominated "Anastasia." Her recordings include four solo albums and "Sibling Revelry" with her frequent collaborator, sister Ann Hampton Callaway. Show time is 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6). Tickets: $50-$60; 412-456-6666 or trustarts.org.
The Sean Jones Quartet will hold a CD release party at 8 p.m. at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. The Grammy-nominated trumpeter, composer and educator was the former lead trumpet player with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis. Mr. Jones also is an integral part of Marcus Miller's Miles Davis projects, a jazz studies professor at Duquesne University and has nine critically acclaimed jazz albums to his credit. This event is part of National Jazz Appreciation Month. For tickets, $30.75, www.trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
Kenneth Snelson, creator of the 1977 abstract sculpture "Forest Devil," formerly in Mellon Square Park, Downtown, and reinstalled at Carnegie Museum of Art, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the museum. His free talk will address the process of "tensegrity" -- the joining of geometry and engineering to create dynamic, force-filled sculptures that he calls "constellations of form." Information: 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.
A public meeting to present the "Bridging the Gap" project will be held at 6 p.m. at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art's temporary location, 4764 Route 30, east of Greensburg. The museum's Greensburg renovation and expansion continues with a projected reopening in 2015. "Bridging the Gap" was an open national competition to design a public artwork to connect the museum with downtown Greensburg. Brooklyn artist Janet Zweig and museum renovation landscape architect Fred Bonci will speak. Reservations are appreciated at 724-837-1500, ext. 129. Information: www.wmuseumaa.org.
The Center for Iranian Music at Carnegie Mellon University, CMU Turkish Student Society, and TEPKI music collective present "Dances of the Yogurt Maker," a free concert of Turkish folk and contemporary music. The concert features composer and baglama player Onder Ozkoc, who is currently in residence at CMU, along with members of the collective and other musicians. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Kresge Recital Hall in Oakland.
Sister Spit performs at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. Sister Spit is a queer-centric multimedia explosion of tastemakers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets and filmmakers. This multimedia program features host Ali Liebegot, along with authors Dia Felix ("Nochita") and Beth Lisick ("Yokohama Threeway: A Collection of Small Shames"), slam poet and award-winning playwright Chinaka Hodge, fat activist Virgie Tovar (one of the U.S.'s leading experts on body discrimination), award-winning playwright and poet Lenelle Moise ("Haiti Glass") and novelist Rhiannon Argo ("Girls I've Run Away With"). For tickets, $15, $10 students and members, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
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