2Do This Week, Nov. 3-9: Cultural events around Pittsburgh
November 3, 2013 12:00 AM
Daina Michelle Griffith co-stars in Off the Wall Production's "The Zero Hour."
Editor's note: This story originally had the incorrect end date for Off the Wall Productions' "The Zero Hour." The play continues Nov. 7-9.
"The Zero Hour" by Madeleine George is at Off the Wall at 3 p.m. in the company's Carnegie theater at 25 W. Main St. A lesbian relationship and the Holocaust are at the center of the play directed by Robyne Parrish and starring Erika Cuenca and Daina Michelle Griffith as lovers, mothers and World War II Nazis on the NYC subway. Tickets are $5-$35 at showclix.com or 1-888-71-TICKETS. More at www.insideoffthewall.com. The show continues at 8 p.m. Nov. 7-9.
In recognition of All Saints' Day on Nov. 1, the chancel choir and orchestra of Shadyside Presbyterian Church will present a choral celebration at 4 p.m., featuring Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" under conductor Mark A. Anderson, director of music ministry. All are welcome to the free service, and nursery care will be provided at the church, which is at 5121 Westminster Place. More at 412-682-4300 or www.shadysidepres.org.
"Night of The Living Dead: The Opera" has its final performance of this world-premiere weekend at 7 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Presented by Microscopic Opera, it's based on George Romero's classic horror film. Tickets: $15--$35 at showclix.com or 1-888-71-TICKETS; more info: kelly-strayhorn.org.
David Nasaw talks about his award-winning biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, "The Patriarch," as part of the Literary Evenings, Monday Night Lecture Series at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$40, www.pittsburghlectures.org or 412-622-8866.
Maureen McGovern's singing career was launched with "The Morning After" (Billboard No. 1) and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from the disaster films "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno" and progressed to Broadway starting in 1981 as Mabel in "The Pirates of Penzance." From there it was on to "Nine" and a Drama Desk-nominated role in "Little Women, The Musical." While touring her musical memoir "Carry It On," she stops in Pittsburgh for a performance with the Trust Cabaret Series at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show at the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown, are $50-$60 at trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater will screen "Elliott Loves" as part of the My People Film Series -- which highlights the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people of color -- at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., at 7 p.m. Gary Michael Terracino's drama/comedy follows the adventures of Dominican-American Elliot Ayende at two stages of his life: as a 9-year-old who is sidekick and confidant to his barely-keeping-it-together single mom, and as a 21-year-old looking for love in New York City. For tickets, $5, www.kelly-strayhorn.org or at the door.
The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra opens its season with a concert at 2 p.m. at Heinz Hall, Downtown, featuring Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet," Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and Ginastera's "Estancia." Music director Lawrence Loh and guest conductor Fawzi Haimor conduct. Tickets are free, available at www.pyso.us.
In honor of the centenary of Benjamin Britten, one of the 20th century's most significant composers, cellist Aron Zelkowicz, who is founder and director of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, will perform that composer's three cello suites. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Campbell Memorial Chapel at Chatham University. Tickets are $15. More at 412-365-1679 or www. aronzelkowicz.com.
The Trillium Ensemble -- with flutist Elise DePasquale, clarinetist Rachael Stutzman and pianist Katie Palumbo -- will perform a concert of works inspired by Jackson Pollock's "Autumn Rhythms." Audience members will be provided with art materials and invited to express themselves visually, while the group plays works by composers such as Jennifer Higdon, Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Paul Schoenfeld and Matthew Heap, whose "Whimsy #1" will be a premiere. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Frick Fine Arts Building at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland. For tickets, $5-$10, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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