Pittsburgh Art Events: March 18-24

Explore Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts and culture scene with this week’s event recommendations, featuring workshops, art exhibits, traditional South Indian dance, and more!

A group of Indian dancers perform on stage
Ragamala dancers performing, foreground: Ashwini Ramaswamy; background, from left to right: Tamara Nadel, Sri Guntipally, Aparna Ramaswamy, Jessica Fiala, and Chaitra Chandrashekar // Photo courtesy of Ragamala Dance Company

Monday, March 18

Tax Prep for Artists. The Lab @ Silver Eye Education Center. 5228 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. 6-8 p.m.

Catherine Russell. Greer Cabaret Theater. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19

Ragamala Dance Company Masterclass. Benedum Center. 237 Seventh St., Downtown. 6 p.m.

Story Slam: Lost in Translation. City of Asylum free livestream. 7-8:30 p.m.

Jason Kush Quartet. Lounge at the Greer Cabaret Theater. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. 5 p.m.

The Remembered, The Forgotten: A Memory-Writing Workshop. Presented virtually by Write Pittsburgh. 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through April 2.

Wednesday, March 20

Freedom to Care: Dialogues on Incarceration & Motherhood. City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. 7-8:30 p.m.

Tony From Bowling with Sam Rubin, Skunch, and Christine. The Government Center. 715 East St., North Side. 7-11 p.m.

Billy Kidd in Bridging the Gap. Liberty Magic. 811 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 31.

Thursday, March 21

Neither Here Nor There. The Brew House. 711 S. 21st St., South Side. 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 20.

Rich Zabinski & Friends Jazz Jam. Kingfly Spirits. 2613 Smallman St., Strip District. 7-10 p.m.

Close-up photo of hands working on an unidentified object with lots of buttons and wires
An instrument to be performed by Iona Vreme Moser in Pirouette Machines // Photo by Andreea Sasaran, Simultan Festival, 2023

Synchronized with Soy Sos. Crushed Steel. 4845 Harrison St., Lawrenceville. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

KMRU with Special Guest Low Lumens. The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky St., North Side. 8 p.m.

Pirouette Machines. Fluid Components: Artist talk/performance by Ioana Vreme Moser. Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. 4919 Frew St, Oakland. 5:30-7 p.m.

Ragamala Dance Company: Sacred Earth. Byham Theater. 101 Sixth St., Downtown. 7:30 p.m.

Arsenic and Old Lace. Geyer Performing Arts Center. 111 Pittsburgh St, Scottdale. 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 24.

UNDERLAND x Alice. New Hazlett Theater. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. 8 p.m. Continues through March 22.

Circular sepia-toned image of trees, surrounded by blackness
Film still by Sobia Ahmad and Benny Shaffer from the CMU MFA 2024 Exhibition Reception

Friday, March 22

Second Degree Vision: CMU MFA Exhibit. Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University’s Purnell Center for the Arts. 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 7.

Rolodex. Point Park University. 201 Wood St., Downtown. 6-10 p.m.

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival. Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 7 p.m. Continues through April 7 at various venues.

GUIDES. The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. 7 p.m.

Meeting of Important People MOIPSgiving Album Release. Thunderbird Music Hall. 4053 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 7 p.m.

A giant puppet stretches out its arms
Baba Yaga Top Puppet // Photo by Liz Roberts

Miranda and the Beat & Dead Tooth with The Sewerheads. Spirit Lounge. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. 8 p.m.

Hilary Hahn Plays Carmen Fantasy. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. 8 p.m. Continues through March 24.

Ask Baba Yaga. Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. 5006 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. 7 p.m. Continues through March 30.

Sketch Madness: An All Sports-Themed Sketch Show. Arcade Comedy Theater. 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 8 p.m. Continues through March 23.

Saturday, March 23

Open Portfolio: Regional University Showcase. Artists Image Resource. 518 Foreland St., North Side. 5-7 p.m.

Black-and-white artwork showing cows in a field, with one cow in the background being sucked up by the beams of a UFO
A painting by Mal Hodkinson, Monochrome Art Showcase // Photo courtesy of Redfishbowl Studios

Monochrome Art Showcase. Redfishbowl Studios 4327 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

By Any Means Featuring Dr. Kelli Morgan. ALMA | LEWIS. 6901 Lynn Way, Homewood. 4-6 p.m.

Musical Petting Zoo. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 1910 Broadway Ave., Beechview. 2 p.m.

Jazzmeia Horn. MCG Jazz Concert Hall. 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side. 6 and 8:30 p.m.

Rick Matt Project. The Common. 227 Bonvue St., North Side. 6-8 p.m.

Jig Jam. City Winery Pittsburgh. 1627 Smallman St., Strip District. 6:30 p.m.

The Other Bugs. McCormick Dorman VFW Post 694. 3014 West Liberty Ave., South Hills. 7 p.m

Songwriters’ Showcase. First Unitarian Church. 605 Morewood Ave., Oakland. 7:30 p.m.

Rachael Lippincott, Pride, Prejudice, and Pittsburgh. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 279 Fisk St, Lawrenceville. 1 p.m.

Spotlight: Monthly LGTBQ+ Theatre Jam Session. Benedum Center Conference Room. 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 7-9 p.m.

The Spring Gala by La Roche University and Bodiography. Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Screaming Minerals Performance! Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. 4919 Frew St, Oakland. 6-8 p.m.

Ukrainian Easter Egg Sale. St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 200 Walnut St., Carnegie. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Shalyla Lawz: Dream Space Residency Poems. City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. 3:30-4:30 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!