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Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

Lit Fridays with Mel D. Cole

Sep 30, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Film & Movies

Dear Tenant

Sep 30, 2022 | 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center and Film and Media Studies Program are pleased to announce the second annual SCREENSHOT: Asia Film Festival READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Tours

In Conversation at Allegheny Landing

Oct 1, 2022 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
In Conversation at Allegheny Landing is a tour and moderated discussion exploring the public art and civic design of this riverfront park. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Level Up Stand-Up

Oct 1, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Arcade Comedy Theater's popular stand-up comedy showcase, Level Up Stand-Up, is back! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Guided Tour: Objects That Define Pittsburgh

Oct 1, 2022
Learn about fascinating stories of Pittsburgh history and enhance your museum experience on an “Objects That Define Pittsburgh” tour at the History Center on Oct. 1. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Film & Movies

All That Breathes

Oct 1, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center and Film and Media Studies Program are pleased to announce the second annual SCREENSHOT: Asia Film Festival READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Festival,
Film & Movies

Happiness

Oct 1, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center and Film and Media Studies Program are pleased to announce the second annual SCREENSHOT: Asia Film Festival READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies

Consciousness Expansion Score Movie

Oct 2, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
"tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE" has been active in Pittsburgh as a moviemaker, composer, musician, performance artist, political activist, & writer since he moved here in 1996. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

The Future of Public Art in Pittsburgh

Oct 6, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Public Art Training Camp opens with presentations and a moderated discussion between Office for Public Art’s executive director Sallyann Kluz; Assistant Director, Public History, Art & Design division at the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning Sarah Minnaert; and art consultant Dominique Chestand. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Film & Movies

“Bruno Sammartino” Film Screening

Oct 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Join the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and the History Center’s Italian American Program for the Pittsburgh premiere of “Bruno Sammartino,” a documentary on the legendary Pittsburgh-raised Italian wrestler READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events

“The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” with Libby Copeland

Oct 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In this presentation, Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies

Punishment Park

Oct 6, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

The Big Queer Improv Show

Oct 7, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Big Queer Improv Show celebrates featuring improv by Pittsburgh's queerest and funniest improvisers. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Out of Order: Stand-Up Comedy

Oct 7, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Arcade Comedy Theater's popular stand-up comedy showcase, Out of Order, is back with a night of laughs in our upstairs theater. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Guided Exhibit Tour: Pittsburgh’s John Kane

Oct 7, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join History Center docents for a guided tour of the dynamic new exhibition, Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Workshops & Classes

Hip-Hop Camp: Street Art and Graffiti Workshop

Oct 8, 2022
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is proud to present its last Hip-Hop camp sessions with Hip-Hop Camp: My Name My Place Street Art and Graffiti Workshop. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Workshops & Classes

Hip-Hop Camp: DJ Edition

Oct 8, 2022 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is happy to bring back Hip-Hop Camp: DJ Edition with educator, Keygen Bryant (DJ KB). READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Jerome And...

Oct 8, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
There's "Yes and..." and then there's "Jerome and...". The comedy variety show that joins improv, sketch, stand-up, and you! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Super Late Night

Oct 8, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
See the premiere of a superhero themed late night comedy show! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

PSO360: Among Friends with Karen Gomyo

Oct 8, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
New Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, David McCarroll, leads his first PSO360 in collaboration with his friend, Karen Gomyo. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Music

Off Minor Jazz Series: Thelonious Monk

Oct 9, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Monktet celebrates Thelonious! Thelonious Sphere Monk is one of America’s most iconic and original artists. To celebrate his birthday (October 10th), Pittsburgh musicians Thomas Wendt and David Throckmorton have assembled a new quintet—the Monktet—to perform some Monk. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Queer Nature Presented by Autumn House Press

Oct 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology amplifies and centers LGBTQIA+ voices and perspectives in a collection of contemporary nature poetry. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra RAD Day

Oct 11, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Join Assistant Conductor Moon Doh for a program of light classical works that show why the PSO is a Pittsburgh gem and acclaimed around the world. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Outdoor,
Tours

Downtown Walking Tour: Fourth Avenue Historic District

Oct 11, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This tour focuses on the portion of the area once known as “Pittsburgh’s Wall Street” for its concentration of buildings that served the financial and investment industries. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

The Peking Acrobats featuring The Shanghai Circus

Oct 12, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For the last thirty one years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Family

The Peking Acrobats featuring The Shanghai Circus

Oct 12, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
THE PEKING ACROBATS are part of a time-honored Chinese tradition, rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk art. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

Site-Specific Commissions and Community Engagement

Oct 13, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Community engagement, as part of the public art process, is an important topic that local artists would like to learn more about. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Animated Arias

Oct 14, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Don’t miss this unique event featuring Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Comedian Shaun Murphy

Oct 14, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Arcade Comedy Theater welcomes national touring comic out of New York City, Shaun Murphy! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Barbara, A Mother Improv Show

Oct 14, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dr. Pittsburgh presents a night of comedy featuring short-form and long-form improv by independent local teams! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Nightlife

Daddy Boo Year Bash

Oct 14, 2022 | 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Improv duo Daddy New Year present a spooky, goofy Halloween-themed variety show! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Guided Exhibit Tour: Pittsburgh’s John Kane

Oct 14, 2022
Join History Center docents for a guided tour of the dynamic new exhibition, Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

Animated Arias

Oct 14, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Come experience a unique, enthralling collaboration between Pittsburgh Opera and the Cinema Arts Department of Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Brushes and Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak

Oct 15, 2022 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Follow Maria’s step-by-step instructions to paint a portrait of a well-loved National Aviary bird, like an Eastern Screech-Owl. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music,
Nightlife,
Tours

Women Who Rock Benefit Concert Presented by Gibson Guitars

Oct 15, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for this one night only event featuring multi-platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Festival,
Music

Sound Series: Block Party

Oct 15, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Warhol is pleased to present the second annual Sound Series: Block Party featuring an autumn evening of live music in a relaxed and festive environment outdoors, as part of The Pop District, in our North Shore neighborhood. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family

Dining with Toni Tipton-Martin

Oct 15, 2022
Prepare your palette for an exclusive culinary experience featuring two-time James Beard Award-winning author Toni Tipton-Martin READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

The Best of Doo Wop Volume II

Oct 15, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
The return of Kenny Vance! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Guided Tour: Objects That Define Pittsburgh

Oct 15, 2022
Learn about fascinating stories of Pittsburgh history and enhance your museum experience on an “Objects That Define Pittsburgh” tour at the History Center READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

Rennie Harris Lifted! A Gospel House Musical

Oct 16, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Inspired by the tale of Oliver Twist, this story of a young Black man’s healing and redemption through community is told through live gospel music, and hip-hop dance theater READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Free event,
Outdoor

Sunday Salsa in the Square

Oct 16, 2022
Join Crossbody Dance + Movement for a free salsa class in Market Square! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies

Prima Facie

Oct 16, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson with Apollon Musagète? Quartet

Oct 17, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, “justly acclaimed as a titanic force at the keyboard” (Cleveland.com) headlines an intimate chamber performance with the dynamic and charismatic Apollon Musagète Quartet. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Garrick Ohlsson with Apollon Musagete Quartet

Oct 17, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, “justly acclaimed as a titanic force at the keyboard” (Cleveland.com) headlines an intimate chamber performance with the dynamic and charismatic Apollon Musagète Quartet. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Music

World Music Series: Taak Ensemble

Oct 17, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
To celebrate National Hafez Day (October 12th in Iran), Taak Ensemble pays homage to this legendary 14th-century poet, weaving his poetry into their performance of classical and folk Persian music. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Garrick Ohlsson with Apollon Musagète Quartet

Oct 17, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Pianist Garrick Ohlsson headlines an intimate chamber performance with the dynamic and charismatic Apollon Musagète Quartet. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Story Club PGH Story Slam: Bump in the Night

Oct 18, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join City of Asylum and Story Club Pittsburgh for a monthly nonfiction storytelling series mixing the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater. Organized and hosted by the former producers of The Moth Pittsburgh. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Music

Hocus Pocus in Concert

Oct 19, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Accidentally brought back to life in Salem on Halloween night, three witches, known as the Sanderson sisters, attempt to steal the life essence from the town’s children so they can have eternal life. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies

From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: Mr. Soul

Oct 19, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Heinz History Center’s African American Program for a free, online screening of “Mr. Soul”, as part of the 2022 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment,
Outdoor,
Tours

Downtown Walking Tour: Upper Penn-Liberty Corridor

Oct 21, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
During this tour, there will be so much to admire such as the compact area bounded by Penn and Liberty Avenues and Ninth and Tenth Streets Downtown, where commerce and rail transportation merged in the late 19th century. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Guided Exhibit Tour: Pittsburgh’s John Kane

Oct 21, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join History Center docents for a guided tour of the dynamic new exhibition, Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

National Geographic Live: Alicia Odewale—Greenwood: A Century of Resilence

Oct 21, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologist Alicia Odewale is uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s historic Greenwood district. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Duquesne Light Co. Lift Every Voice

Oct 22, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Join Kellen Gray and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the fourth Lift Every Voice concert! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies

Jack Absolute Flies Again

Oct 23, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

Make the Jump: Shifting Artistic Ideas

Oct 27, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Make the Jump: Shifting Artistic Ideas features presentations by artists Kipp Kobayashi and Clayton Merrell followed by discussion with the audience. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Tours

Guided Exhibit Tour: Pittsburgh’s John Kane

Oct 28, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join History Center docents for a guided tour of the dynamic new exhibition, Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Entertainment

Yiyun Li: The Book of Goose

Oct 30, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Described as “one of our major novelists” by Salman Rushdie, Yiyun Li makes her City of Asylum debut to share her highly acclaimed latest novel, The Book of Goose. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

Public Art Opportunities and Applications

Nov 3, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Applications for public art commissions and opportunities can be daunting. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

Artist Self-Organization

Nov 7, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A common question from respondents to the Pittsburgh Public Art Counts! survey was how can artists self-initiate projects? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Online & Virtual Events,
Workshops & Classes

Living and Working as an Independent Artist

Nov 10, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A goal for many artists, according to the Pittsburgh Public Art Counts! survey is to live and work as independent artists. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Imani Winds

Dec 5, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Grammy-nominated quintet Imani Winds, praised for their “hot rapport” and “conviction” (Gramophone), close their one-year residency with Chamber Music Pittsburgh with a culminating performance dedicated to works by Black and Brown composers. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Brushes and Birds featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak

Dec 17, 2022 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Follow Maria’s step-by-step instructions to paint a portrait of a well-loved National Aviary bird, like an African Penguin. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Feb 13, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 1:00 pm
The critically acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet, described as “dramatic,” “superb,” and “wickedly attentive,” presents an exciting and emotional chamber concert. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Takács Quartet

Mar 20, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 1:00 pm
The world-renowned Takács Quartet, “one of the world’s greatest string quartets” (The New York Times) travel to Pittsburgh following a dizzying tour of Europe’s greatest concert halls. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Pacifica Quartet with Anthony McGill, Principal clarinet of NY Philharmonic

Apr 24, 2023 | 7:30 pm - 1:00 pm
“Brilliant young” Anthony McGill (The New York Times), principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, joins the Grammy Award–winning Pacifica Quartet to present a refreshing mix of familiar and unexpected chamber works. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Pittsburgh Architecture Week (PAW)

Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
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Arts + Culture,
Film & Movies

Rashomon

Oct 2, 2022 - Oct 6, 2022
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Fall Dance Concert

Oct 5, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Conservatory Dance Company presents a concert featuring works by Maud Arnold, LaTasha Barnes, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Robyn Mineko Williams. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

Stravinsky's Petrushka

Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Up-and-coming conductor, Fabien Gabel, debuts with the PSO in an evening of colorful French expression and fantastical Russian melodies. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Family

Storytelling In Motion

Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's 22 – 23 season kicks off with a taste of the world in Pittsburgh, highlighting innovative, thought-provoking and athletic performances. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Point Park Conservatory's Fall Dance Concert

Oct 5, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
The Conservatory Dance Company presents a concert featuring works by Maud Arnold, LaTasha Barnes, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Robyn Mineko Williams. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Music

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1

Oct 14, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Hear Shostakovich’s first classic alongside two Finnish icons, featuring Sibelius’ cherished Violin Concerto played by one of the best of our time, Augustin Hadelich READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Sondheim on Sondheim

Oct 19, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute” to one of musical theater's greatest composers READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit

Oct 25, 2022 - Oct 26, 2022
the discussion will center around workforce, freight, AV deployment, infrastructure, equity, environment, and other such topics. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

Idaspe

Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022
Idaspe follows two children from the post-war Middle East who came to Naples as refugees. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

The Pittsburgh Left at Space Gallery

Aug 26, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022
The Pittsburgh Left is an exhibition of work by eleven artists whose practice is intrinsically connected to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

Zouk Practica

Oct 4, 2022 - Oct 25, 2022 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Find free Zouk practica every Tuesday at Crossbody Dance + Movement READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Family,
Outdoor,
Tours

Pittsburgh's Drunken History Walking Tours

Jul 30, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us for a fun, family-friendly tour to learn about Pittsburgh's boozy past with the help of a few characters along the way! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

Use What You Got at 707 Gallery

Aug 26, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
USE WHAT YOU GOT is the debut solo-exhibition of works created by atiya jones. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Community,
Free event

Supply and Demand at Wood St Galleries

Jul 22, 2022 - Nov 20, 2022
Supply and Demand by artist Ian Brill, is an interstitial navigation between beauty, the sublime, and the picturesque. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Nightlife,
Workshops & Classes

Latin Thursdays at Crossbody Dance + Movement

Aug 11, 2022 - Dec 29, 2022 | 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Join Crossbody for a mix of Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba & Zouk! READ MORE

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