2Do this week, May 25-31: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

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MONDAY

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' BYOB ("Bring Your Own Bard") presents "Shakespeare's Insults" at Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill, at 7:30 p.m. "Are you forced to endure beetle-headed, flap-ear'd knaves at the office? Do you desire to batter strangers with the long-tongu'd babbling gossip down the street?" Come vent your spleen and hurl insult and invective! "Shakespeare's Insults" will feature scenes and monologues filled with slander, repartee and witty retorts from Shakespeare's plays. Come and deliver your favorite poetic abuse. Bring along a piece ready to read, jump into a scene already prepared or just listen and drink tea. Extra readings will be on hand in case last-minute inspiration strikes. Kids are welcome. A $10 donation is suggested. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Anyone interested in reading should contact BYOB@pittsburghshakespeare.com or 412-521-6406, or visit Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.

FRIDAY TO NEXT SUNDAY

With Pittsburgh's weather, you can sometimes get four seasons in one week, but the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will one-up that with four seasons in one concert. The PSO performs Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with violinist Ye-Eun Choi, the Chaconne from Mozart's "Idomeneo," and Haydn's Symphony No. 103 all weekend. Early music expert Nicholas McGegan will conduct and play harpsichord on the Vivaldi. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. next Sunday at Heinz Hall, Downtown. Tickets, $25.75 to $105.75, 412-392-4900 or www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


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