2Do This Week: Cultural events around town
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A panel discussion of the project "Factory Direct: Pittsburgh" will be held at 3 p.m. at The Andy Warhol Museum with 12 of the exhibiting artists and museum director/exhibition curator Eric Shiner. Free with museum admission ($20, students/seniors $10) at 117 Sandusky St., North Side. Information: 412-237-8300 or www.warhol.org.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' BYOB ("Bring Your Own Bard") offers "Tempest Tossed" -- a sneak peek of "The Tempest," its fall production -- at The Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill, at 7:30 p.m. Director Alan Irvine will discuss the play and share his concept for the show. Cast members will be introduced and perform pieces from the play. Audience members can just listen and enjoy or chime in with their own Shakespeare pieces featuring storms or otherwise unsavory weather. The informal scene night is open to all ages, professional actors and non-actors alike, children welcome. A tax-deductible donation is suggested. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Anyone interested in reading should contact BYOB@pittsburghshakespeare.com or visit Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.
Jazz percussionist Roger Humphries performs on Agnes Katz Plaza, corner of Penn Avenue and Seventh Street, at 5 p.m. Mr. Humphries, who has his own band the RH Factor, has performed with countless music legends including Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Stanley Turrentine, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton. Free. For more information, www.trustarts.org or 412-456-6666.
R&B artists En Vogue will headline the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Community Partners Concert, which raises funds for area nonprofits by having patrons specify which organization will get their ticket proceeds. En Vogue sold more than 8 million albums with songs such as "Hold On," "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)," and "Whatta Man." 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall, Downtown. $25-$85; www.pittsburghsymphony.org or 412-392-4900.
"Annie" returns to Broadway next year, but you can see it when Pittsburgh CLO's production opens Friday and runs through July 8 at the Benedum Center. "Annie" features Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan and Conrad John Schuck as Daddy Warbucks, a role he performed during the show's original Broadway run. Showtimes and tickets ($10-$65.75) are at pittsburghclo.org or 412-456-6666. For a video interview with the CLO's Annie, Johanna Loughran, visit post-gazette.com/ae/theater.
The John McIntire Dangerously Live Comedy Talk Show examines: "Who's scarier? The Mormon or the Black Guy?" at Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, at 10:30 p.m. In this comedic examination, Mr. McIntire and company will explore: Magic Underwear vs. Kenyan Socialism and stiff vs. stiff. Americans face a distinct choice this year, and many feel that, as usual, they can only vote for the lesser of two evils ... but fear we'll end up with the evil of two lessers. Panelists include Allegheny County Councilwoman Heather Heidelbaugh, former mayoral candidate Mark DeSantis and community activist Khari Mosley. Parking is available. Admission is $5 or free with ticket stub from a same-night Cultural Trust event. More info, www.trustarts.org or 412-325-6769.
First Published June 24, 2012 12:00 am