2Do This Week, Jan. 20-26, in Pittsburgh: Cultural events around town
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Dan Harmon will present his Harmontown Live Podcast Show at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side, at 8 p.m. Creator, writer and producer of hit comedy series such as NBC's "Community" and Comedy Central's "The Sarah Silverman Program," Mr. Harmon and fellow funnyman Jeff Davis of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" can be heard on their comedy podcast, Harmontown. The show is deeply confessional, with Mr. Harmon sharing off-the-cuff anecdotes with brazen honesty, bravado and enthusiasm. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets, $20-$22, www.newhazletttheater.org.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
Atria's Restaurant & Tavern at PNC Park features live music with local fave Billy Price on Wednesday and rocker Joel Lindsey on Thursday. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. There's a $15 minimum purchase for dining-room seats on entertainment evenings. Reservations recommended (412-322-1850).
Nate Mitchell, aka DJ Nate Da Phat Barber, teams up with Sean Jones at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, at 7 p.m. The duo will pay tribute to the musical foundations of jazz and hip-hop. The turntable meets the trumpet while overlapping styles create an evening of playful sound. For tickets, $25, www.augustwilsoncenter.org or 412-456-6666.
THURSDAY & SATURDAY
The Pittsburgh Opera's Resident Artists put on a lesser-known but delightful opera by Cimarosa, who in Vienna was regarded as highly as Mozart in his time. "The Secret Marriage," Cimarosa's comic opera (actually a dramma giocoso), was his most successful work. Its funny entangling of relationships should be a treat for opera buffs. Shows are at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the CAPA Theater, 111 Ninth St., Downtown. Tickets: $40-$50; 412-456-6666 or www.pittsburghopera.org.
THURSDAY through NEXT SUNDAY
Each year, Carnegie Mellon University presents an opera. It's one of the big events of the year for the School of Music, and this year will be no different with Aaron Copland's underrated and underperformed "The Tender Land." Set in the Midwest, it tells the story of a farm girl as she grows into adulthood. Gregory Lehane will direct and Gil Rose will conduct. Performances take place at the Chosky Theater at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. and 2 p.m. next Sunday. $5-$10 (students free); 412-268-2407.
Bonnie "Prince" Billy, with special guest Title TK, appears at the Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, at 8 p.m. as part of the Andy Warhol Museum Sound Series. The show is co-presented with Carnegie Museum of Art, in conjunction with the exhibition "Cory Arcangel: Masters." Songwriter and performer Bonnie "Prince" Billy (a.k.a. Will Oldham) has made an idiosyncratic journey through, and an indelible mark on, the worlds of indie rock and independent cinema. Mr. Oldham last year released the special holiday 7-inch "Christmas Eve Can Kill You" with Dawn McCarthy, and a new full-length record is planned for early this year. Title TK (artist Cory Arcangel, musician and writer Alan Licht and artist and curator Howie Chen) has been referred to as "a cross between David Antin and Spinal Tap." For tickets, $18 general/$15 members, www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
First Published January 20, 2013 12:00 am