2Do This Week, July 20-26: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

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WEDNESDAY

The Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids perform at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty, at 8 p.m. Garrison Keillor called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony,” while T Bone Burnett and Billy Bragg continue to refer to the importance of The Milk Carton Kids among a group of new folk bands expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that precedes them. They are featured in T Bone Burnett & The Coen Brothers’ concert film documentary, “Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis.’” The doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 the day of the show; www.TicketFly.com or 1-877-4FlyTIX.

WEDNESDAY

Boyz II Men joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to perform hits from the R&B group’s 20-year history, including “Motownphilly,” “On Bended Knee” and “I’‍ll Make Love to You.” The concert’s tweet seats will allow audience members to offer thoughts on the show via Twitter using the hashtag #BoyzIIMenPGH. The concert is 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. Tickets: $25-$110; www.pittsburghsymphony.org or 412-392-4900.

THURSDAY

Brass quintet C Street Brass and Pittsburgh DJ Jakeisrain present “No Limits,” a multi-genre concert of classical, jazz, gospel, tango and modern electronic dance music. It includes arrangements of music by Piazzolla, the Beatles, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and more, weaving fun and humor between the tunes. Presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty, the show begins at 7:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. preconcert mixer.Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 at the door includes one drink and food. More at www.chambermusicpittsburgh.org or 412-624-4129.

THURSDAY

Mick Foley appears at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront, Homestead, at 7:30 p.m. He's a three-time WWE champion, a hardcore legend and a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Now, Mr. Foley is unleashing the same trademark blend of wit, wisdom, wildness and warmth that made his books so beloved — he has five self-penned New York Times best-sellers — into his one-man spoken-word stage show, “Tales From Wrestling Past.” Tickets: $25; www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.

SATURDAY

The John McIntire Dangerously Live Comedy/Talk Show ponders Pittsburgh’‍s future at the Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, at 10:30 p.m. Pittsburgh, a rapidly evolving city, but evolving into what? Will there be flying cars? Will be there be flying/hovering lawn chairs to hold our mid-air parking spaces? Will the yinzer accent disappear? Or will the yinzers be revolting? Panelists include Post-Gazette political cartoonist Rob Rogers, City Paper's Chris Potter and Alexis Wilkinson, the first African-American woman editor of the Harvard Lampoon, in town for a PG internship. Admission is $10 or free with ticket stub from a same-night Cultural Trust event. Information: www.trustarts.org or 412-325-6769.

 


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