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Storytime Spotlight

Apr 23, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Storytime Spotlight is an educational series presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center that introduces young children to books that features stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

This Could Be True

Apr 23, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
He genuinely believes that he's Jon Sincler; Can he save William Shakespeare's plays for posterity? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Friday: Maura Cheeks

Apr 26, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maura Cheeks joins LIT Friday to discuss Acts of Forgiveness. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Soul Sessions: Mya

Apr 26, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mýa: definition of the multi-hyphenate entertainer. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community

Youth Invasion 2024: "This is Not Youth Invasion"

Apr 26, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“This is Not Youth Invasion.” Come and join us for a wonderful Dada-inspired night. Led by the Youth Arts Council, you’ll enjoy an exciting and bizarre evening full of food, live music, silkscreen printing, absurd activities, and so much more. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community

Connections Gala in Wonderland

Apr 26, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Outreach Teen & Family Services' Connections Gala in Wonderland READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community

4 the Love of the Dance

Apr 27, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Get ready to groove and move at the 4 the Love of the Dance event! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

Pre-Opera Talk

Apr 27, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn about the composer, the story, and some juicy details about the opera! These talks are free to all ticketholders. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Convention,
Entertainment,
Family,
Festival,
Music,
Shopping,
Workshops & Classes

Pittsburgh Yinzerfest

Apr 25, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024
4-day festival celebrating our town’s rich culture of food, ethnic diversity, sports fanatics, and more! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Apr 25, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024
Experience the conductor's choice READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Sports + Recreation,
Workshops & Classes

Steel City Bachata Fusion Weekender

Apr 26, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024
Get ready for an epic weekend of Bachata Fusion in the Steel City! 3 days of workshops, dancing, and performances READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event

This is not a map

Feb 10, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024
This is not a map brings together eight artists from Carnegie Mellon University’s Master of Fine Arts program. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Byham Theater Tour

Apr 29, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Explore the rich history of the Byham Theater with a passionate Pittsburgh Cultural Trust guide. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Benedum Center Tour

Apr 29, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Explore the rich history of the Benedum Center with a passionate Pittsburgh Cultural Trust guide. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

Meet the Artists - The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

Apr 30, 2024
Ticketholders for each Tuesday opera performance are invited to join General Director Christopher Hahn immediately following the performance to enjoy lively repartee, as Mr. Hahn interviews the stars of the production. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

Pre-Opera Talk

Apr 30, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticketholders are invited to attend a Pre-Opera Talk one hour before each performance’s curtain at all Pittsburgh Opera performances at Benedum Center, Pittsburgh CAPA School Theater, and the Byham Theater. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

Jesus Christ Superstar

Apr 30, 2024 - May 1, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

London Film Music Orchestra: The Best of Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites Illuminated

May 2, 2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Experience cinema's most iconic music performed by The London Film Music Orchestra illuminated! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

The Temptations and The Four Tops

May 3, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Music of Star Wars

May 4, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
May the 4th be with you! There’s no better time to celebrate the legendary music of John Williams than on the Star Wars fandom’s official holiday with your PSO. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

"Why did our Jewish ancestors leave the Pale?"

May 5, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Everything you need to know about the heart of Eastern European Jewry. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

Creative Conversations - The Kite Runner

May 8, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Get the inside scoop on the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh performances with Creative Conversations presented by the Trust Arts Education Department. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

MOMIX

May 10, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

What is an Ally?

May 11, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
For Early Childhood and K12 Educators: Allies are key to ensuring a positive learning experience for children of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

The Kite Runner

May 7, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s beloved, international best-selling novel, THE KITE RUNNER is a powerful new play adapted by Matthew Spangler that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Music of the Knights

May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024
The Music of Webber, McCartney, and Elton John READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event

Intermission: The Artful Happy Hour Series

May 16, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drink. Dine. Dance. Decompress. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Disrupt: Postcards from Paris

May 18, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Your wanderlust is showing. Let Paris be your playground in an immersive night of music featuring Gershwin’s iconic An American in Paris. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Cinderella with the PBT Orchestra

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Get swept away by this entrancing rags to romance story, and fall in love with the classical choreography, magnificent costumes & sets and – of course – a fairy tale ending that’s just the perfect fit. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Festival

Finding North

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Finding North is a one-man play drawn from historical research and oral histories that bring to the stage powerful stories of the yearning, sacrifices, and dreams of the African-American Underground Railroad hero John P. Parker, as well as contemporary American immigrants. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Festival

Waves, All That Glows Sees

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
To begin with, you follow a little pathway of shells and stones that goes around a big tent made of sheets. You can hear someone playing a harmonica. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Festival

Sunjata Kamalenya

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Sunjata Kamalenya (translated: Sunjata for Youth) is a new completely interactive production by the Experiential Theater Company. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Festival

Frolic

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Psst… have you heard? The bloom is back — it’s time to play! Frolic is meant to spark fun in a sensory-friendly space created for and with neurodivergent audiences ages 5 and up and their families. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Festival

Poli Pop

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Poli and Pola don't want to go to sleep. The siblings start off playing with toys in their bedroom, competing against each other to be the leader of the room, but then their imagination takes them on a surreal dreamlike journey full of surprise and joy. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Matthew Morrison

May 20, 2024
Matthew Morrison is a versatile actor who is recognized for his work on-stage and on-screen. He has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

TRUTHSayers: Isabel Wilkerson

May 30, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TRUTHSayers Speaker Series features Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Friday: Airea D. Matthews

May 31, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Airea D. Matthews joins LIT Friday to discuss Bread and Circus. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

PSO360: Benjamin Grosvenor

Jun 1, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, heralded as one of the most important pianists to emerge from the United Kingdom in decades, is internationally recognized for his sonorous lyricism and understated brilliance at the keyboard. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

Dance Camp

Jun 8, 2024 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is thrilled to bring back Dance Camp for the 3rd year, with educator Christian “JITA” Brown. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Darkness to Light: Manfred & Mahler 5

Jun 7, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024
Experience the transcendence READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

West Side Story

Jun 11, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Fifteen & Firebird: The Season Finale

Jun 14, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
A fantastical finale to a fabulous season READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Free event,
Holidays,
Outdoor

2024 Western Pennsylvania Juneteenth Celebration

Jun 14, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Chris Coles: 9 Lives Project ft. Sean Jones

Jun 17, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chris is a Yamaha Performing Artist currently based out of Akron, Ohio and serves on the faculty at Oberlin Conservatory, The University of Akron and The Tri-C Creative Arts JazzFest Academy where he takes pride in bridging the gap to help the next generation of jazz giants. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Howie Alexander

Jun 17, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HOWIE ALEXANDER, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in a home filled with jazz, R&B, and funk. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event

Intermission: The Artful Happy Hour Series

Jun 20, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drink. Dine. Dance. Decompress. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival

2024 Pittsburgh Tattoo Festival

Jun 21, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
The Pittsburgh Tattoo Festival brings more than 200 of the best world’s artist to showcase their artistic skills. The event will also feature merch selling and related tattoo art activities, all under one roof. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Let's Groove Tonight: Motown & The Philly Sound

Jun 21, 2024 - Jun 23, 2024
Magic melodies come to life as the pop, soul and R&B sounds of Motown and the famous hits from the Philly Sound face off in this exciting concert experience READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Storytime Spotlight

Jun 25, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Storytime Spotlight is an educational series presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center that introduces young children to books that features stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

A Night at the Symphony with Laufey

Jun 24, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Raised in D.C. and Reykjavik, with Icelandic and Chinese roots, Laufey's classical piano and cello training from her mother collided with her love for her father's jazz records. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Friday: Nicholas Goodly

Jun 28, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nicholas Goodly joins LIT Friday to discuss Black Swim. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

Dance Camp

Jun 29, 2024 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is thrilled to bring back Dance Camp for the 3rd year, with educator Christian “JITA” Brown. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

The Color Purple

Jun 25, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024
This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Workshops & Classes

To Cue or Not to Cue: Theatre Production Camp

Jul 8, 2024 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For Students Entering Grades 6-8: Embark on a captivating journey into the world of theatre, where students not only take center stage but also explore the dynamic intersection of creativity and technology through integrated STEAM elements while exploring the many backstage jobs that make theatre magic possible. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Cody Fry Live with the PSO

Jul 10, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The GRAMMY-nominated singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and bona fide TikTok star makes music that sounds like the new Golden Age of orchestral pop. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Workshops & Classes

Dance Camp

Jul 13, 2024 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is thrilled to bring back Dance Camp for the 3rd year, with educator Christian “JITA” Brown. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

The Music Man

Jul 9, 2024 - Jul 14, 2024
THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Workshops & Classes

Art From All Angles: Arts and Science Camp

Jul 15, 2024 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For Students Entering Grades 3-6: Launch into a week-long artistic journey in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Workshops & Classes

Stories of the Great Outdoors: Early Childhood Camp

Jul 15, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
For Children Ages 3-5: Welcome to "Stories of the Great Outdoors", an early childhood camp designed exclusively for the imaginative minds of 3–5-year-olds! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event

Intermission: The Artful Happy Hour Series

Jul 18, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Drink. Dine. Dance. Decompress. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Free event

AWCommunity Day

Jul 20, 2024 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This free family-friendly event features local vendors, artisans, performers, and themed community building activations at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Workshops & Classes

Costumes, Cosplay, and Capers! Costume, Stagecraft, and Storytelling Camp

Jul 22, 2024 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For Students Entering Grades 8-12: Attention budding costume designers, creative spirits, and those ready for an exhilarating journey into creativity – our summer camp is tailor made just for you! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Workshops & Classes

Global Arts Explorers: Art Exploration Camp

Jul 22, 2024 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
For Students Entering Grades 1-3: Get ready for a Global Arts Adventure! Our passionate and experienced teaching artists will guide young artists through hands-on activities, encouraging experimentation with various mediums of art from visual arts, performance, music, and more from all around the world! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Friday: Jerome Ellis

Jul 26, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jerome Ellis joins LIT Friday to discuss Aster Of Ceremonies. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Seussical

Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024
Celebrate Theodor Seuss Geisel (AKA Dr. Seuss!)’s 120th Birthday with SEUSSICAL - a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event

Furry Friends: Juried Visual Art Exhibition 2024

May 31, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024
Furry Friends, the 2024 edition of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival’s annual Juried Visual Art Exhibition will celebrate the diverse ways in which animals enrich our lives, challenge our perspectives, and inspire our creativity. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Bandstand

Aug 16, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024
This Pittsburgh Premiere of an original new musical composed by Richard Oberacker with book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor, is an unflinching and honest story about confronting the cost of war and finding salvation in the notes of a song. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Friday: Tyriek White

Aug 30, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tyriek White joins LIT Friday to discuss WE ARE A HAUNTING. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

PIJF Jazz Train

Sep 19, 2024 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join pianist and travel host Orrin Evans on the second annual Jazz Train™, which picks up fans at Amtrak stations in New York, Newark and Philadelphia before arriving in Pittsburgh on September 19th and departing on September 23rd READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

A Woman's Place: How Women Shaped Pittsburgh

Mar 23, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024
From pioneering investigative journalism to leading their country to Olympic gold, Western Pennsylvania women have made an immeasurable impact in America, but too often, their stories have been overlooked. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Friday: Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Oct 25, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan joins LIT Friday to discuss WE ARE A HAUNTING. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Storytime Spotlight

Oct 29, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Storytime Spotlight is an educational series presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center that introduces young children to books that features stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Friday

Dec 13, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Free event,
Online & Virtual Events

Storytime Spotlight

Dec 17, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Storytime Spotlight is an educational series presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center that introduces young children to books that features stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

A...My Name is Still Alice

May 17, 2024 - May 26, 2024
This critically-acclaimed musical-sketch revue conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd, first produced in 1992 is a sequel to the hit musical revue A…My Name Is Alice. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

Apr 27, 2024 - May 5, 2024
Pittsburgh’s unsung heroine who taught America to sing READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Music

Schooltime: Meet the Orchestra

May 1, 2024 - May 8, 2024 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
How do instruments make sound? Explore how sound is created with Associate Conductor Moon Doh and the Pittsburgh Symphony! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Naathan Phan & Hayden Allcorn in History of Magic: Part 1

Apr 3, 2024 - May 12, 2024
5,000 years of magic. 2 multi-talented friends. 0 social life. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Witness for the Prosecution

May 3, 2024 - May 12, 2024
Be one of the jurors and experience the shocking testimony and impassioned outbursts from witnesses as a young man and his attorney fight to escape a final verdict READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Gershwin & Marsalis: American Mavericks

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024
Two jazz legends meet one orchestra READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Once Upon a Time: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

May 31, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024
From notes to narratives READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event

Wavy Wednesday: WHERE DID YOUR CHRIST COME FROM?

Apr 6, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024
WHERE DID YOUR CHRIST COME FROM, is the second solo exhibition of Pittsburgh-based artist, muralist, and activist, Kamara Townes, known professionally as Wavy Wednesday. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Spotlight on the 'Burgh

May 15, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024
Experience the very best Magic, mentalism and storytelling Pittsburgh has to offer in this special. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

The Coffin Maker

May 29, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
WORLD PREMIERE • THIS INSTANT CLASSIC IS TO DIE FOR READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Nightlife,
Workshops & Classes

Latin Thursdays

Jan 25, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024 | 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Come out & enjoy the perfect mix of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba & Zouk! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Lady Day at Emerson's

May 17, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Zabrecky in Turn on the Dark

Jun 5, 2024 - Jul 14, 2024
He is a five-time award winner at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. In 2011 and 2012 he was voted “Stage Magician of the Year,” in 2014 and 2015, “Parlour Magician of Year,” and most recently in 2017, “Lecturer of the Year.” READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Steve Valentine in Life and Other Deceptions

Jul 17, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024
After years of honing his comedic chops on the stage and screen, Steve Valentine has finally merged his two loves - magic and acting - to create his autobiographical theater show, Life & Other Deceptions. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

Young Frankenstein

Jul 19, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024
?From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, THE PRODUCERS, comes this monster new musical comedy. READ MORE

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