2Do This Week, June 2 - 9: Cultural events in Pittsburgh
June 2, 2013 4:00 AM
Brazilian pianist and composer Andre Mehmari will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chatham University.
An Artists on Art Gallery Talk will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art. Exhibiting artists Chuck Johnson, Nancy McNary Smith and Erika Osborne will discuss their and others' exhibited art. Free with museum admission. Information: www.cmoa.org or 412-622-3131.
Brazilian pianist and composer Andre Mehmari will give a varied concert at 7:30 p.m. at Chatham University's Campbell Memorial Chapel. He will perform classical, jazz and Brazilian music, as well as a few pieces "composed specifically for the Pittsburgh audience." Vocalist and Pittsburgh resident Kenia will join him for part of the program. The event is free, but registration is requested at www.chatham.edu/events/.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY
"REMAINS" -- a one-woman show at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side -- takes the audience on an intimate journey exploring life's lingering stages in all its joys and pains. Beth Corning traverses the shifting landscapes in this Glue Factory Project premiere. Wednesday, there's a catered pre-performance reception. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, shows are at 8 p.m. Next Sunday, a pay-what-you-can matinee is at 2 p.m. For tickets, $30 ($25 seniors/students): www.newhazletttheater.org or www.showclix.com.
The Uncluded (Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson & hip-hop artist-producer Aesop Rock) perform at The Andy Warhol Museum, North Side, at 8 p.m. as part of the museum's Sound Series. For tickets, $15 general/$12 members and students, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300. Free parking in The Warhol lot.
"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 is "Kaleidoscope." Dress code for this 21-and-over event is fashionable cocktail attire. Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 at the door; www.RAWartists.org/pittsburgh or the RAW Pittsburgh Facebook page.
FRIDAY THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra season wraps up with concerts that pair pianist Yuja Wang with music director Manfred Honeck for Tchaikovsky's beloved Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert concludes with Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. next Sunday. $20-$85; 412-392-4900, or at www.pittsburghsymphony.org.
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh presents Exiled Voices of China and Tibet, a daylong series of readings, conversations and performances featuring human rights activists and exiled writers and musicians from China and Tibet, will be held from 1 to 10 p.m. Participants will include Independent Chinese PEN Center President and Sampsonia Way columnist Tienchi Martin Liao, poet and musician Liao Yiwu and human rights activist and lawyer Chen Guangcheng. Hosts and moderators include New York Times Beijing correspondent Andrew Jacobs, Pittsburgh World Affairs Council president and CEO Steven E. Sokol, and WESA-FM's Paul Guggenheimer. At 8 p.m., enjoy Rock & Rap for Freedom, a concert featuring JasiriX and Tibetan exiled rockers Melong Band, with a special appearance by City of Asylum poet Huang Xiang. All events are free and will be held at City of Asylum's Tent on Monterey, between Sampsonia Way and Jacksonia Street, but seating is limited. Reserve seats online at www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org/events/exiled-voices.