2Do This Week: Cultural events around town
Squonk Opera, a Pittsburgh-based music and multimedia ensemble, will perform its world-renowned "GO Roadshow" at 7 p.m. in North Hills Community Outreach's Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden, 119 Davis Ave., Bellevue. The performance will celebrate the donation and planting of 23 fruit trees from the international charity Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. Bring a chair or blanket. Performance is free; donations accepted and will go to NHCO. Info: www.nhco.org or 412-487-6316, option 1.
"Miriam" by renowned choreographer Nora Chipaumire will get a sneak peek at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty, at 7 p.m. "Miriam" is Ms. Chipaumire's first character-driven work -- a deeply personal dance-theater performance that looks closely at the tensions women face between public expectations and private desires. The artist visits to discuss her work in progress, and, in April, KST will co-present the full version of "Miriam" with The Andy Warhol Museum. For tickets, $10, www.kelly-strayhorn.org.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks presents "The Tempest," directed by Alan Irvine, at Frick Park's Blue Slide Playground in Squirrel Hill at 2 p.m. Audience members are advised to take a blanket and be prepared for the show to go on in any kind of weather. All performances are free to the public, with audience donations accepted. PSIP will stage the play the first four weekends in September. Other show dates include Sept. 8-9 at Arsenal Park, 39th and Butler streets in Lawrenceville; Sept. 15-16 at Allegheny Commons West Park, West North Avenue and Brighton Road, North Side; and Sept. 22-23 at Frick Park, Blue Slide Playground, Beechwood Boulevard and Nicholson Street, Squirrel Hill. Info: www.pittsburghshakespeare.com.
First Published August 26, 2012 12:00 am