Pittsburgh New Works Cabaret at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, at 3 p.m. Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, witness a cavalcade of talent -- 30 marvelous world premiere acts. It's an extravaganza of monologues, poetry, music, songs, spoken word, and dance by Pittsburgh artists of all ages. Proceeds support the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall. For tickets, $12, www.PittsburghNewWorks.org or 1-888-71-TICKETS.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' BYOB ("Bring Your Own Bard") explores "Shakespeare's Women" at Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill, at 7:30 p.m. Come and meet some brassy dames and femme fatales, plucky gal Fridays and sweet-faced innocents. This event will feature readings and scenes starring some of the most compelling women in drama -- from the imperious Cleopatra to power-hungry Lady Macbeth, from tragic Juliet to the mysterious dark lady of the sonnets. Audience members and participants can show up with a monologue or scene ready to read, jump in and join another scene, or just listen and enjoy. Open to all ages, professional actors and non-actors alike; children welcome. A $10 donation is suggested. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Anyone interested in reading should contact BYOB@pittsburghshakespeare.com or 412-521-6406, or visit Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.
"RAW: natural born artists" showcases local emerging artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography at Cavo, 1900 Smallman St., Strip District, at 8 p.m. This month's event, "Expressions," includes Phillip Seth, Continuum Dance Theater, Glenn Isenberg, Christopher Boring, Rob Seanor, Nicolette Romero, Stani, Scarlett Sagraves Photography, Rebecca Weaver, Angie Candell Photography, Brett Guerra, James Guentner, SCHMIEDLIN, Milk & Tinder, ayanna, Casey Worthing, Whitney Seanor, Courtney Holdrieth, Nikki James, Grand Scheme PGH, Nat Chamberlin, Tracksploitation, Mega-Def, farESH BRand and Molly Hanley. Mad Tom Brown is the DJ and Kate, 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 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/pittsburgh or the RAW Pittsburgh Facebook page.
Youth Invasion 2013: Status Update at the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 5 p.m. Teens take over the museum. This multifaceted project features a teens take on Warhol, with their points of view, ideas, and creative expressions energizing the entire museum. Highlights include a fashion show, performances, a dance party and the launch of Hive Pittsburgh and The Sprout Fund's "Hive Days of Summer" -- a campaign to encourage young people to reinvent summer learning. For tickets, $3 students/$5 adults/CMP members free, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
New Horizon Theater presents the legendary soul trio Ray, Goodman & Brown at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Harry Ray, Al Goodman and Billy Brown scored several hits in the early '70s as the Moments before they became Ray, Goodman & Brown in 1978. Their ballad "Special Lady" topped the R&B charts in 1979 and reached No. 5 on the pop charts. For tickets, $40-$100, 412-431-0773, email@example.com, Dorsey's Records or Stedeford's.
The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale will connect local audiences to a legend in the choral world when it premieres a work by Dale Warland, founder of the Dale Warland Singers. Performances also will include music by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Morten Lauridsen. The 8 p.m. Saturday concert is at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church; the performance next Sunday is at 4 p.m. at Ingomar United Methodist Church. Tickets are $20-$22 (students $8, children under 12 free); www.PCCsing.org or 412-635-7654.
The Edgewood Symphony celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gala concert at 3 p.m. at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. The community orchestra will perform Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and the premiere of Pittsburgh composer Robert Schultz's "Lament." Music Director Walter Morales will move from podium to bench to solo in Grieg's Piano Concerto $15 (seniors and students $10). 412-473-8880; www.EdgewoodSymphony.org.
The North Suburban Symphonic Band is 20 years old this spring and the volunteer group is bringing a special twist for the occasion. Current principal horn player of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, William Caballero, will solo in Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 1 conducted by Howard Hillyer, former PSO principal horn. The concert at 3 p.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Hall in the North Hills also will include Gershwin's "An American in Paris," Holst's First Suite in E-flat for Military Band and the premiere of "Revenge" by Pittsburgh composer, Michael Abelson.. $5-$8; www.nssband.org.