Pittsburgh Art Events: February 5-11

This week’s event recommendations features art exhibits, post-punk jazz, the Beatles, K-POP dancing, and more! Hosting an arts and culture event that needs promotional support? Please submit a Request for Support to be considered for free inclusion in upcoming events blogs. 

Four people in black clothing raise their arms in synchronized dance
Dancers performing in Rennie Harris: Rome and Jewels // Photo courtesy of Point Park Playhouse

Monday, February 5

Poetry & Pints. Free monthly open mic poetry event, presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective. Burgh’ers Brewing. 3601 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, February 6

Unsung Birds. A movie premiere, presented by Nelse Dumas Jr., that asks the question: “How far can raw talent take you, or will it break you?” Waterworks Cinema. 930 Freeport Road, Aspinwall. 7-9 p.m.

Cold Devil. First art exhibition by SHYPGH, who uses a unique mix of everyday household objects and graffiti art. Gallery AFK. 300 Braddock Ave., Braddock. 6-9 p.m.

From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: Through a Lens Darkly. This free virtual screening explores the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans, from slavery to today, followed by a discussion led by photo historian and author of “Reflections in Black,” Deborah Willis. Presented virtually by the Heinz History Center. 5:30-8 p.m.

Three smiling people stand in front of a colorful graffiti wall. The person onthe left has green hair, black makeup, and is wearing a black bra under a blash mesh top. The person in the middle has a big brown beard and is wearing a sleeveless black punk top. The person on the right has a blonde beard and is wearing a black t-shirt
Michi Tapes // Photo courtesy of Michi Tapes

Wednesday, February 7

William Watt in the Hidden Show. A magic show performed by WIlliam Watt, a new generation magician and mentalist with a unique blend of elegance, humor, and quirky charm. Liberty Magic. 811 Liberty Ave, Downtown. 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 3.

Zurich Cloud Motors Live. Poetry Lounge presents a free post-punk jazz concert by Zurich Cloud Motors from Louisville, KY with additional sets by 14A and Memory Wound. Featuring live visuals by Michi Tapes. Poetry Lounge. 313 North Ave., Millvale. 8 p.m.

Macbeth. Carnegie Mellon University presents Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Macbeth, directed by Sofia Osborne and adapted by Arts Council Communication Intern, Matthew Blankley. Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. 8 p.m. Continues through February 9.

Dragon Lady. Broadway star Sara Porkalob stars in the musical Dragon Lady, a production by Pittsburgh Public Theater that tells the funny and fearless tale of her Filipino gangster family’s sordid past. The O’Reilly Theater. 621 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh. 8 p.m. Continues through February 25.

Thursday, February 8

The Creative Hive. Join the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council for this free monthly networking event designed to provide a friendly and casual space for artists, creatives, art educators, culture bearers, and arts administrators to establish and foster professional relationships. Non/alcoholic beverages provided, as well as finger foods, with special thanks to sponsors Acrospire Brewing Company, with support from Barrel & Flow. MuseumLab at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Rennie Harris: Rome & Jewels. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of legendary choreographer Rennie Harris to see a story of fear, love, and triumph told through hip-hop and street dance that embodies the diverse African-Diasporic traditions of the past. Pittsburgh Playhouse at PNC Theatre. 350 Forbes Ave., Downtown. 7 p.m.

Blues is the Root. New Horizon Theater presents Blues is the Root, which looks back on the lives of Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, filled with the music of the Chicago Blues. The Public's Helen Wayne Rauh Rehearsal Hall. Basement of 4200 Fifth Ave, Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Continues through February 18.

Medea. The Duquesne Red Masters presents a retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, Medea. Continues through February 18. Genesius Theater, Duquesne University. 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. 8 p.m.

A smiling Black woman with long dark hair, glasses, and an orange sweater. Behind her is artwork of a man holding a young child
Ashanté Josey // Photo by Patrick Fisher

Friday, February 9

Pride and Prejudice. The Pittsburgh Savoyards presents Jane Austen’s classic story, adapted and directed by Marsha Mayhak. Margaret Partee Performing Arts Center. 523 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue. 7:30 p.m. Continues through February 24.

Free Mind: A Gallery by Ashanté Josey. A night of art presented by artivist Ashanté Josey, featuring members of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Black Arts Action Committee. Blaxk Box. 460 Melwood Avenue, Bloomfield. 6-8 p.m.

Rubber Soul: Kent & Re Sing The Beatles. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Beatles' first live performance on The Ed Sullivan Show with an acoustic performance by Kent and Re. Green Tree Public Library. 10 W. Manilla Ave, Green Tree. 7-8 p.m.

Warhol’s Unseen Television. The Andy Warhol Museum presents two never-aired episodes produced by Andy Warhol T.V. Andy Warhol Museum.117 Sandusky St., North Side. 7 p.m.

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. See and hear the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet in a unique collaboration between local lighting designers, actors, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. 8 p.m. Continues through February 11.

Folk February. Gather with the Sweetwater community for a night of community, cocktails, and live folk music, including crowd favorite, The Turpentiners. Sweetwater Center for the Arts. 200 Broad St., Sewickley. 7:30-9 p.m.

Three people wearing black headbands sit in seats in front of microphones while holding various instruments
A performance by the Alash Ensemble // Photo courtesy of Alash Ensemble

Saturday, February 10

In Living Color: African American Colorized History Virtual Reality Experience. This immersive virtual reality art gallery brings a new perspective to historical black-and-white stories by reimagining them in vibrant color. After your exploration of the gallery, Randall will teach your family how to replicate this colorizing effect yourselves! Trust Arts Education Center. 805 Liberty Ave, Downtown. 10 a.m.

An Afternoon with Terrance Hayes. Join the Carnegie Library for a multimedia author event and Q&A with Terrance Hayes, a poet interested in what it means to be an artist and a Black man. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland. 1-2 p.m.

Sexy Time: A Steamy Vintage and Craft Pop-Up Market. PGH Vintage Mixer and Pittsburgh’s Queer Craft Market presents the third annual vintage, adult-themed pop-up market for all things kitschy and sex-positive. The Union Project. 801 N Negley Ave, East Liberty. 5-9 p.m.

KPOP Dance Drop-in Class. Learn the KPOP choreography to Seventeen’s hit song, “God of Music!” Open to all ages and experience levels. Yanlai Dance Academy. 2260 Babcock Blvd, North Hills. 6-7 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh Presents Britten, Bartok, and Montag. Hear rarely performed masterpieces by Benjamin Britten, Bela Bartok, and Jessie Montgomery in two performances with guest tenor Timothy Stoddard. Rodef Shalom Congregation. 4905 Fifth Ave, Oakland. 7:30 p.m. Through February 11.

Alash Ensemble (Tuvan Throat Singers). Hear the ancient art of Tuvaian throat singing (xöömei) from the international trio, ALASH. First Unitarian Church. 605 Morewood Ave, Oakland. 7:30 p.m.

Les Ballets Trackadero de Monte Carlo. See the internationally beloved troupe of male dancers perform a brilliant combination of skillful pointe work and hilarious parodies of classical ballet favorites. Byham Theater. 101 Sixth St., Downtown. 8 p.m.

Sunday, February 11

Alla Boara: Dynamic Italian Folk Music. Hear six talented musicians perform renditions of near-extinct Italian folk songs that aim to inspire audiences to treasure their own musical roots. Alphabet City, 40 W. North Ave., North Side. 6-7:30 p.m.

If you have an Allegheny County library card, you have access to weekly discounted tickets or free admission to regional cultural attractions through RAD Pass. Apply for your free library card to start using your RAD Pass today!