2Do This Week in Pittsburgh, Feb. 2-10: Cultural events around town

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THURSDAY

RAW: natural born artists at CAVO, 1900 Smallman St., Strip District, at 8 p.m. showcases local emerging artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, performance art, hair, makeup and photography. Featured artists include Chrome Baby Jesus, Duerring Photo, Matt Gatto, James Gyre, Brian Gonnella, Jason Sauer, Streetheart, Jesse Buman, LinShuttr, Matt Gondek, Crystal Madae, Emily L. Young, Nicole Jarock, Brazil Raine, Kevin John Graham, Casey Hallas, The Dahlia, Kathryn Carr, Elaine Healy, Brian Cottington, Morgantics, Stephanie Truchan, Gabe Felice and Dinessa Belli. Mad Tom Brown is the DJ and Knowledge Build the host.

Each RAW event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. The artists are all local hand-picked talent who have been chosen to be featured at RAW, which educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 54 artistic communities across the United States and Australia, through monthly showcase events.

The dress code for this 21-and-over event is fashionable cocktail attire. Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Info: www.RAWartists.org or the RAW Pittsburgh Facebook page.

THURSDAY-NEXT SUNDAY

Rossini's irresistible comedy "The Barber of Seville" is the focus of Undercroft Opera this winter. The company dedicated to putting local professionals in leading operatic roles stages the production at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. next Sunday at Seton Center Auditorium, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Patrick Brannan directs and Walter Morales conducts. Tickets: $12-$35; www.undercroftopera.org or 412-422-7919.

FRIDAY

Stand-up comedian John Pinette brings his Still Hungry Tour to the Byham Theater, Downtown, at 8 p.m. His comedy special "Still Hungry" debuted on Comedy Central in 2011. It is a follow-up to his successful "I'm Starvin'!" and "Show Me the Buffet" CDs and DVDs. Tickets: $40.25; www.pgharts.org or 412-456-6666.

FRIDAY

"Whispering Pines 10," 8 p.m. at The Andy Warhol Museum theater, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, is part of the museum's Off the Wall series. The one-act opera by artist Shana Moulton -- in collaboration with composer Nick Hallett and featuring vocalist Daisy Press -- features a live performance by Ms. Moulton as her alter ego Cynthia, a hypochondriac agoraphobe prone to colorful hallucinations and absurd fantasies. Information and tickets: $25/$20 CMP members and students; www.ticketweb.com, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.

SATURDAY

¡Amigos Live!, 7 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, is a rock concert featuring a full performance of the "Three Amigos!" film score as a massive, rock-based adaptation. The show features a seven-person rock band with guest string section and Miguel's Mariachi Fiesta and Latin-rock act Guaracha. The multimedia event will showcase clips from Orion Czarnecki's in-progress "Amigo" documentary, an independent film centered around his nationwide journey to revisit the passion and comedy behind the 25-year-old film. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets: $10-$35, www.newhazletttheater.org or www.showclix.com.

SATURDAY-NEXT SUNDAY

Nothing should surprise us now about how erudite and cultured Thomas Jefferson was. But still, it will be intriguing to hear the music that he loved in a concert by the period-instrument ensemble Chatham Baroque. "Jefferson's Library" investigates the musical world of the president, with soprano Laura Heimes and harpsichordist Andrew Appel. Performances are 8 p.m. Saturday at Synod Hall, Oakland, and 2:30 p.m. next Sunday in the Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University. Jefferson's collection of sheet music was substantial, and nearly all of it is what we now consider "early music" -- perfect for Chatham Baroque. Among the works performed will be Purcell's "Plainte" for soprano, violin and basso continuo and songs by Haydn. $30; 1-888-718-4253 or www.chathambaroque.org.

NEXT SUNDAY

If you have never heard a duo piano concert -- that's two pianos and two players -- the Steinway Recital Series is giving you a great chance. Pianists Tina Faigen and Becky Billock will sit across from each other at 3 p.m. to perform a wonderful program for 176 keys: both Rachmaninoff Suites for Two Pianos, the Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme of Paganini, and more. It takes place at Kresge Recital Hall in the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University. Tickets: $5-$15; www.sswpa.org.

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