2Do this week, Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

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 FRIDAY through NEXT SUNDAY 

Comedian Sommore appears at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront, Homestead. She’s best known as one of the stars of the 2001 film “Queens of Comedy” along with Mo’Nique, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes. She wrote and produced her own comedy specials, “The Queen Stands Alone,” in 2008 and “Chandelier Status” in 2012. She also has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The View” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.” Showtimes are 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets: $25; www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.

FRIDAY through NEXT SUNDAY 

The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh’s 45th Annual “A Fair in the Park” will be held at Mellon Park, corner of Fifth and Shady avenues, Shadyside. The Fair is a juried contemporary fine art and craft festival featuring more than 110 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums, including: clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, metal, mixed media and two-dimensional art. Entertainment will include the rock group Cello Fury, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium animals and their docents, and the musical group Calliope will conduct demonstrations. The Fair will be open 1-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free throughout the fair. For more information, www.afairinthepark.org

SATURDAY

The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society presents Donnie Rankin at the Keystone Oaks Auditorium, 1000 Kelton Ave., Dormont. Mr. Rankin is staff organist at the Akron Civic Theatre. The 2 p.m. show promises a “coast-to-coast musical journey” including Broadway and Hollywood tunes. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, at www.theatreorgans.com/patos.

SATURDAY and NEXT SUNDAY

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks presents "As You Like It“ directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith at Frick Park's Blue Slide Playground in Squirrel Hill at 2 p.m. The show features PSIP artistic director Jennifer Tober as the spunky female protagonist Rosalind. The company’s 10th anniversary offering will present the First Folio, using Shakespeare’s original language. Other show dates include Sept. 13 at Allegheny Commons, Ridge Avenue and Arch Street, North Side, at 2 p.m.; Sept. 14 at Arsenal Park, 40th and Butler streets, Lawrenceville at 2 p.m.; and Sept. 20-21 at Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill at Frew Street at 2 p.m.; Sept. 27 at Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Sept. 28 at Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street, Squirrel Hill at 2 p.m. For more info: www.pittsburghshakespeare.com.


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