Pittsburgh Art Events: November 27-December 3

Explore Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts and culture scene with this week’s event recommendations, featuring holiday markets, classic performances, art exhibits, and more!

A parade holding megaphones and trans flags marches down a street
Trans Indian Story at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

Monday, November 27

Mark Milovats in Concert - Christmas Wonderland. Experience one of the best family Christmas shows with America’s showman singer/entertainer Mark Milovats and his Santa Belle Dancers, his Holiday Pops Orchestra, live penguins, and special celebrity guests. Byham Theater. 101 Sixth St., Downtown. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28

Mrs. Doubtfire. Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony award winner Jerry Zaks, Mrs. Doubtfire tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune – one that proves we’re better together. Benedum Center. 237 Seventh St., Downtown. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 3.

Wednesday, November 29

Reel Q Reel Stories: Belonging: Trans Indian Story. Don’t miss November’s screening of Trans Indian Story, a documentary film directed by Amir Jaffer and starring Anjali Rimi. In it, Anjali shares her gender journey as a trans, immigrant woman, and the challenges she faces in leading the United States’ first and only transgender-led South Asian organization: Parivar (Family). City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 30

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé Advance Screening. Beyonce may have skipped over Pittsburgh, but 1Hood says they got yall! Join them for an exclusive early screening of the mesmerizing Renaissance film. Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD. 600 Mall Circle Drive, Monroeville. 6-9 p.m.

In Conversation: Akemi May and Jeannie Kenmotsu. A free discussion of the international reception of Japanese prints focusing on the works in Carnegie Museum of Art's current exhibition, Imprinting in Their Time: Japanese Printmakers, 1912-2022Carnegie Museum of Art's Art Theater. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 6:30 p.m.

Assortment of framed paintings hanging on a wall. Paintings include images of sunflowers, birds, and butterflies
Paintings by Dave Rasel at Holiday Market at Sweetwater // Photo by Liana Agnew

Holiday Market at Sweetwater. Shop handmade ceramics, fiber art, wood, metal, paper, glass, and fine art, as well as holiday-themed gifts, gifts for children, and more. Attend the Preview Party for wine, refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to get a first look at vendors and gallery consignments. Sweetwater Center for the Arts. 200 Broad St., Sewickley. 7-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 3.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Little Lake Theatre. 500 Lakeside Drive South, Canonsburg. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16.

Friday, December 1

The Seabirds Dream. The dreams of the sea; light and shadow. An installation incorporating fibers, drawing, watercolor and light. Opening solo show. Refreshments provided. Wick Monet. 5404 Walnut St., Shadyside. 6-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30.

Unblurred. Don't miss this month's free gallery crawl featuring the closing reception for Life is Short, Art is Long at The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, the opening of Assemble’s HyperLocal Art Show, hot glass demonstrations at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, and more. Penn Avenue between Negley and Mathilda, Bloomfield and Garfield. 6-10 p.m.

Rowhouse. Witness three intertwining dance and music episodes – outside, inside, and wrestling with the ambiguity of the space in between. Rowhouse’s genre-bending band will guide a journey led by the soul-stirring melodies by Le’Asha Julius and extreme cellist Dave Eggar. Attack Theatre Studios. 212 45th St., Lawrenceville. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 9.

A group of actors look at a woman walking in a room with her arms extended and wearing a white dress
The Pittsburgh Savoyards’ Amahl and the Night Visitors & The Gift of the Magi // Photo courtesy of The Pittsburgh Savoyards

Amahl and the Night Visitors & The Gift of the Magi. The Pittsburgh Savoyards present a double feature of Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act opera Amahl and the Night Visitors coupled with the world premiere of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi musical. Margaret Partee Performing Arts Center. 523 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16.

Freshworks: Andraya Rand-Mathis: Diving Within. Using dance, music, drag, performative storytelling, and audio from first-person interviews with trans women, Andraya creates a safe space to feel, reflect, and converse about personal healing without judgment or pressure. KST’s Alloy Studios. 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 2.

Brahms’ Requiem. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Requiem: A mass for the dead. Brahms takes this somber musical form and reaches to the depths of his soul, emerging with a piece for the human. The artist speaks to all with this chillingly beautiful work, articulating the rawness of the end of one’s life. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 3.

Saturday, December 2

Handmade Arcade Holiday Market. Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from 275+ talented makers at the largest holiday market in the region! Come to be inspired, and leave with distinctive handcrafted products you won’t find anywhere else. Surprise and delight your loved ones with holiday gifts as unique as they are. David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Downtown. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Four contemporary paintings hanging on a gallery wall. Paintings show a mix of abstract images with bright colors. Items identifiable in the paintings include a woman's dress, palm trees, and a woman's face
Jesse Best’s ​​Analog Holiday at 819 Penn Avenue // Photo by Lisa Cunningham

A Special Toy. Fidget and Gidget the elves are excited to invite you on an exclusive visit to their workshop! When things don’t go exactly as planned, and the machine breaks down in the middle of creating a new doll, everyone at the shop must work together to help her see her place in the world, and to learn some things about themselves along the way. Gemini Theater. 420 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks. 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17.

Dance for Cure. Come and be entertained with dance, music, food, and arts and crafts. The Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh and Movements in Motion of Cleveland are joining Nandanik Dance Troupe in this event, with 75% of all funds going to American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Montour High School. 223 Clever Rd., McKees Rocks. 4-6:30 p.m.

Adult Life Lab. A showcase of some awesome stuff on adulting, DIY learning, and quirky inventions. These are highlights from a film and art project made by over 70 people — from Turku, Finland, to Rome, Georgia, and Pittsburgh — who have reenacted and reimagined adulting and invention through film, photos, and sculptural objects. Ketchup City Creative. 612 Main St., Sharpsburg. 6-9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 10.

Paint the Town - Art Sale and Party. An evening of fun, food, friendship, fundraising, and fine art. Friends of Aseema will be auctioning more than 20 original works of art by the children and alumni of the Aseema Charitable Trust of Mumbai, India. Square Cafe, 134 Highland Ave., East Liberty. 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, December 3

Analog Holiday. Don't miss your chance to see this free exhibit by Jesse Best, a Pittsburgh-based contemporary artist and designer. Analog Holiday is a full collection of the artist's work over the past three years, inspired by the technology and design approach of the mid-century industrial boom. 819 Penn Avenue. 819 Penn Ave., Downtown. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed 12-12:30 p.m.) Continues through Dec. 10.

The Nutcracker. Texture Ballet presents the timeless classic which follows the young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they are swept away on an enchanting adventure, led by the mysterious Drosselmeyer and Lady Silberhaus. August Wilson Cultural Center. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 2 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!