2Do This Week, Nov. 4-10: Cultural events around town
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Christine Andreas comes to the CLO Cabaret with a program created from a command performance at the White House. Songs include "Fly Me to the Moon," "He Loves Me" and "Storybook," a number Ms. Andreas introduced on Broadway in "The Scarlet Pimpernel." Accompanied by her husband, pianist Martin Silvestri, the couple engages the audience with humor, warmth and theatrical standards. The 7:30 p.m. show is at the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown; $35-$45 (trustarts.org or 412-456-6666).
As part of the Duquesne University Coffee House Reading Series, Lawrence Wray will feature his works of poetry, and Jane McCafferty will present her fiction in the Power Center's Barnes & Noble Cafe, 600 Forbes Ave., at 7 p.m. As part of the series, established writers present their work alongside Duquesne students and other emerging writers. Free. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh continues its comeback season with "Driving Miss Daisy," opening Wednesday and continuing through Nov. 18 at Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Curtain is 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sunday; the Nov. 11 matinee includes a post-show talkback led by director Marci Woodruff. "Driving Miss Daisy" spans 50 years in the blossoming friendship between a wealthy Jewish widow, Miss Daisy, and African-American driver Hoke. Tickets are $25 at 1-888-718-4253 or jewishtheatre.showclix.com and $30 at the door, with discounts for students and ages 65 and older.
Dean & Britta perform "13 Most Beautiful ... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests," as part of the museum's Sound Series, at the museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. The project, which features a selection of Warhol's four-minute silent film portraits with commissioned soundtracks by Britta Phillips and Dean Wareham (formerly of Luna & Galaxie 500), was jointly commissioned by The Warhol and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. This multimedia concert has been touring internationally since January 2009 and continues to accept offers into 2014. Free parking in The Warhol lot. For tickets, $20/$15 CMP & WYEP members, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
Book signing and reception for the new book "Lance Out Loud" at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 7 p.m. Author Pat Loud (Lance Loud's mother) and editor Christopher Makos discuss the book about Lance Loud, one of America's first gay icons and reality TV stars. Lance became the most recognized member of the Loud family from the groundbreaking PBS documentary "An American Family," launched in 1973, when he revealed on national TV that he was gay. The evening will begin with a rare screening of one of the series episodes where Lance moves to New York City and meets Andy Warhol. A brief talk about the book, TV series, and Lance's relationship with Warhol will follow. For tickets, $10 general admission/$5 members, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
Despite its famed founder, few Americans have won the Van Cliburn piano competition held in Texas every four years. Jon Nakamatsu is one. The acclaimed 1997 Gold Medal Winner gives a recital at 3 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall in the College of Fine Arts on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. It is co-presented by the Adams Foundation and the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania. The program includes Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata. $5-$15 at the door; more information at sswpa.org.
If glow sticks or sparklers mesmerize your children -- and when do they not? -- then you might consider taking them to a new show presented by the Pittsburgh International Children's Theater. The classic tales of "The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise and the Hare" will come to light and life when Lightwire Theater uses "EL wire," a glowing wire that re-creates the characters in the near-total dark. The show is 55 minutes and recommended for ages 3 to adult. It opens Nov. 11 at Seneca Valley Senior High School in Butler County and travels to several other locations around the region. $9.50; see www.trustarts.org/ for complete list and tickets.
First Published November 4, 2012 12:00 am