2Do This Week, Sept. 15-21: Cultural events around Pittsburgh


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TODAY

The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents the afronaut(a) Film Club Meet & Greet at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., at 2 p.m. Afronaut(a) is a seven-part film series showcasing films that inspire the work of Pittsburgh artist Alisha B. Wormsley. The films range from science fiction, African diaspora and mythology to storytelling, anthropology and experimental art. Each salon-style event includes a guest artist who facilitates a short discussion and shares how the film has influenced his/her own works of art. The series integrates live performances by local and national artists.

The first installment includes the 1962 science fiction short "La Jetee" by the French filmmaker Chris Marker, works by Ms. Wormsley and Richard Kahn's "Son of Ingagi" with live accompaniment by Ricardo Iamuuri. Kahn's 1940 film is considered the first science fiction-horror film with an all-black cast. Free. Info: www.kelly-strayhorn.org. Read more on afronautafilms.tumblr.com


THURSDAY

Scout Niblett makes her first appearance at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. as part of the museum's Sound Series. Originally from Nottingham, England, and often drawing comparisons to PJ Harvey and Cat Power, Ms. Niblett has developed a signature spartan song structure with a unique sonic range, often performing solo on electric guitar, or with a drummer (as is the case with this appearance). Her latest release is "It's Up to Emma." For tickets, $15 general/$12 members and students, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.


FRIDAY

"Alien She," the first exhibition to examine the impact and influence of the feminist punk rock group Riot Grrrl, opens at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave. An exhibition tour led by curators and artists begins at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. (free). The exhibition continues through Feb. 16. More info: 412-268-3618 or http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu.


FRIDAY

Comedian Mike Epps & Friends Live in Concert "Come Get #EPPSIE" at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, at 8 p.m. For tickets $25-$65, www.MikeEppsPgh.com or 1-888-71-TICKETS (84253).


SATURDAY-NEXT SUNDAY

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks presents "Romeo & Juliet" directed by Helen M. Meade at Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street, Squirrel Hill, at 2 p.m. each day. "Meade is staging Romeo and Juliet's stories simultaneously, and the audience will have to choose sides -- will they follow the Capulets (Juliet) or the Montagues (Romeo)? Of course, the lovers will reunite for their scenes together," says PSIP artistic director Jennifer Tober.

Audience members are advised to take a blanket and be prepared for the show to go on in any kind of weather. All performances are free to the public, with audience donations accepted. All shows run about an hour and 20 minutes. Information: www.pittsburghshakespeare.com.

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