Pittsburgh Art Events: March 4-10

Explore Pittsburgh’s arts and culture scene with this week’s event recommendations, featuring art workshops, poetry readings, opera performances, and more!

Five people in matching checkered suits pose closely together in front of a red, white, and black mural
The Orchestra Gold Ensemble // Photo courtesy of Erich Huffaker

Monday, March 4

Middling, Pickpocket, Kicked in the Head by a Horse, I Love You, I Love You. A night of screamo with local band, Kicked in the Head by a Horse, and screamo bands from Ohio. Poetry Lounge. 313 North Ave., Millvale. 6-10 p.m.

Beginners' Jewelry-Making: Design & Create a Metal Pendant Necklace. An interactive introduction to jewelry making. 1936 Fifth Ave., Uptown. 6-9 p.m.

Special Showing of Perseverance. A special one-time showing of the world premiere production that brought a powerful memoir of healing and renewal amidst the Holocaust. New Hazlett Theater. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5

The Precipice Community Band. The Pittsburgh-based ensemble presents a Caribbean-infused jazz concert with an indie-pop sensibility. Lounge at the Greer Cabaret. 655 Penn Ave., Downtown. 5 p.m.

March Mania. Aria 412 Opera Group presents their first free opera performance with 11 local performers. Hop Farm Brewing. 5601 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 7-9 p.m.

Open Mic w/PGH Poetry Collection. An open mic night for poets, musicians, comedians, artists, dancers, philosophers, and clowns. Hosted by Steel City Amazon. Poetry Lounge. 313 North Ave., Millvale. Signups at 6 p.m. Readings at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

Schooltime: Sound Fusion. A daytime classical music concert featuring Bernstein, Ravel, Bates, and Stravinsky. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. 10:30 a.m. Continues through March 8.

Robot Dreams. A screening of the 2024 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature, Robot Dreams. The film follows Dog and Robot’s adventures through 1980’s Manhattan until Dog abandons Robot. Harris Theater. 809 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 5 p.m.

Rosamunde String Quartet. A chamber music program with stars from some of the world’s greatest orchestras. The program includes a lively quartet by Haydn, a Pittsburgh-inspired Credo by Kevin Puts, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor. Carnegie Music Hall. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Shawn Farquhar in Déjà Vu. A fast-paced magic act that combines Shawn’s passion for magic and audience participation. Liberty Magic. 811 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 17.

Thursday, March 7

Untangling our Roots. A material collage exhibition that references shell shaped architectural moldings, tide pools, and art deco to explore the universal struggles of evolution from childhood to adulthood. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Performance + Public Space with Madame Christiane Dolores. Join a winter intensive with guest lecturer Madame Christiane Dolores, who will address critical questions around planning public performances, organizations inviting performance artists, and fair compensation. Presented virtually by Shiftworks. 4-5:30 p.m.

Truthsayers Speaker Series with Nikole Hannah-Jones. Join the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, in conversation with Muriel Fox Alim, President of Freedom Unlimited, Inc. August Wilson African American Cultural Center. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown.

Grease. A classic American musical that celebrates Rydell High’s class of 1959 in all their duck tailed, bobby-soxed, gum-snapping glory. Byham Theater. 101 Sixth St., Downtown. 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 17.

The Weird Paul Rock Band Variety Show. The wackiest show in town featuring Pittsburgh’s “silliest acts, strangest sketches, and a band led by the man with a bowlcut.” Bottlerocket Social Hall. 1226 Arlington Ave., Allentown. 7 p.m.

Ma’aM with Big Girl, Tetchy, and Tony from Bowling. A concert by country band Ma’am with performances by local post punk and ambient bands. Spirit. 242 51st St., Lawrenceville. 8 p.m.

Close-up detail of an intricately carved wood block
A woodblock print by Valerie Leuth // Photo courtesy of Valerie Leuth

Friday, March 8

Dinner Party. Sculptures by Isabella Schubert-Jones. Bottom Feeder Books. 415 Gettysburg St., Point Breeze. 6-8 p.m. Continues through March 30.

Opening: Marvin Touré, Isla Hansen, Catalina Schliebener Muñoz. Free opening of three new exhibitions. Mattress Factory. 1414 Monterey St., North Side. 6-8 p.m.

International Women’s Day Film Screening + Panel. Radiant Hall presents a Pittsburgh screening of the award-winning documentary Street Heroines. The moderated panel discussion includes multimedia artis Njaimeh Njie, Artist Protection Fund Fellow in residence at the University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center Haifa Subay, and Pittsburgh Public Art Commission Member Anneliese Martinez. Alloy 26. 299 S. Commons, North Side. 6-9:30 p.m.

Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele. A multi-sensory musical experience to the soundtrack of Adele’s hits, all under the gentle glow of candlelight. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. 328 Sixth Ave., Downtown. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Nino Albanese Trio with The Markers. A concert by the Nino Albanese Trio, a dirty alt-blues rock power trio, featuring The Markers. Poetry Lounge. 313 North Ave., Millvale. 6-10 p.m.

A Labor of Lazzi. The first performance of Pittsburgh’s newest Commedia dell'Arte troupe, I Pierogi. The play will follow the zany characters of the Italian town of Verona and their hijinks. West View Hub. 435 Perry Hwy., West View. 7 p.m.

Short Reads Anniversary Party. A celebration of the one-year anniversary of free email literary magazine Short Reads. Featuring Brian Broome, ge gilbert, Brittany Hailer, and Sharla Yates. White Whale Bookstore. 4754 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 7 p.m.

And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. A multimedia story that follows the real childhood friends of Anne Frank, Eva Geiringer Schloss, and Ed Silverberg, and their experience surviving the Holocaust. Presented by Prime Stage Theatre. New Hazlett Theater. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 10.

History Uncorked: We Love the ‘90s. A ‘90s nostalgia-filled night with a totally “dope” dance party, food and drink from local restaurants, a silent auction, karaoke, and an opportunity to tour the Heinz History Center. Heinz History Center. 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. 7:30-11 p.m.

Two adults stand beside each other with their hands raised up to their head in front of a crowd of children
A past sing, move, play event // Photo courtesy of the Slippery Rock University Early Childhood and Elementary Music Community Engagement Initiative

Saturday, March 9

Coffee with Creatives. Aiga PGH presents a morning of mingling, networking, and coffee for artists, creatives, and culture bearers. Commonplace Coffee. 5467 Penn Ave., Garfield. 9-11 a.m.

Ibeji Rhythms: Dance and Play! A workshop with The Ibeji Drum Ensemble where you’ll explore the rich musical and dance traditions of West African and build an instrument of your own. Trust Arts Education Center. 805 Liberty Ave, Downtown. 10 a.m.

AWC Community Day. A day of music, art, and culture in celebration of hip hop! Featuring a hip-hop dance workshop with 10K Movement, art and music workshops, and live performances from Level Up Studios, Jordan Montgomery, DJ KB, and more. August Wilson African American Cultural Center. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 12-3 p.m.

Pittsburgh Sticker Fair. Sell, trade, make, buy, and “geek out” over stickers. Workshop PGH Studios. 321 Pennwood Ave., Wilkinsburg. 12-4 p.m.

Woodblock Prints with Valerie Leuth. Join local wood cutting artist Valerie Leuth in a one-day workshop that covers the basics of drawing, carving, and printing a black-and-white woodcut print on paper. Carnegie Museum of Art. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 1 p.m.

Indian Idol of Pittsburgh. The first ever Bollywood karaoke competition in Pittsburgh. All of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Aim for Seva, which supports children in rural India. Sri Venkateswara Temple. 1230 S McCully Drive, Penn Hills. 3 p.m.

2023-2024 Featured Artists Exhibition. Featuring exhibiting artists Lauren Braun, Nancy McNary Smith, Sandra Bacchi, Cheryl Capezzuti, Ulric Joseph, Ben Schonberger, Ling-lin Ku, Jessica Alpern Brown, Lisa Bergen Koi, Paul Roden, Molly Davis, and La Vispera. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. 100 43rd St., Lawrenceville. 4-7 p.m. Continues through May 17.

Veronica Swift. A night of jazz with Veronica Swift, a musician who mixes jazz and classical music with rock, soul, and funk to pay homage to greats like Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and Duke Ellington. MCG Jazz Concert Hall. 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side. 6 and 8:30 p.m.

The Interruption of Negative Space. An art exhibit with installations and paintings that examine the relationship between negative space, focus objects within negative space, and human entanglement. Spinning Plate Gallery. 5820 Baum Blvd., East Liberty. 6-9:30 p.m.

Coming Home. The Mendelssohn Choir presents a musical journey that explores the yearning to find a place to call home. Coming Home features a repertoire curated and conducted by MCP’s new music director, Daniel Singer. Westminster Presbyterian Church. 2040 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon. 7 p.m. Continues through March 10 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. 116 S Highland Ave., East Liberty.

March Madness. The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra presents a program celebrating music with an association with the letter M. The concert will also mark the world premiere of composer Jose Carlos Milan’s “Esencias de México,” which brings to life the music of Mexico's diverse cultures. Our Lady of Grace Church. 310 Kane Blvd., South Hills. 7:30 p.m.

Lights! Glamour! Action! Golden Opportunities. An annual fundraising gala to benefit The Pittsburgh Film Office, an organization that supports the careers in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s film industry. The Grand Hall at the Pennsylvanian. 1100 Liberty Ave., West End. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

sing, move, play. A drop-in music experience taught by students and faculty from Slippery Rock University’s Music Department that will explore sound, song, and movement with your early learner. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. 10 Children’s Way, North Side. 11-11:30 a.m.

Secret Planet: Orchestra Gold. An African psychedelic rock performance by Orchestra Gold that is self-described as a “profound cosmic swirl.” The Warehouse @ Tech25. 112 St. Joseph St., Mt. Oliver. 7-10 p.m.

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