Pittsburgh Art Events: November 6-12

Explore Pittsburgh’s vibrant arts and culture scene with this week’s event recommendations, featuring an exhibit celebrating art and food, a huge film festival, an open house with a celebrity photographer, and more!

Illustration of a hand reaching down to dip a chip in salsa amid a table full of food
Gabe Wolfe’s “Snack Landscape,” on view at Brew House Arts’ Buttery Spread exhibit

Monday, November 6

Unseen: Permanent Collections Works. More than 60 never-before-displayed works from The Andy Warhol Museum’s collection. Curated by Director Patrick Moore, with support from Matt Gray, director of archives; Signe Watson, researcher; and the museum’s collections and exhibition department. The Andy Warhol Museum. 117 Sandusky St., North Side. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 2024.

R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots Staged Reading Fundraiser. Has Science Fiction become non-fiction in our world of robots and AI? Discover how the script of R.U.R. and the World of Robots, created by playwright Karel Čapekin in 1921, is coming true today. Audience discussion follows the staged reading, presented by Prime Stage Theatre. New Hazlett Theater. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7

Damon Young Writing Workshop: Humor Writing. The award-winning author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker presents a lively and interactive 60-minute workshop on "how to be almost as funny as he is." The Understory at University of Pittsburgh B-50 Cathedral of Learning. 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 6 p.m.

Book Launch with Lori Jakiela. Award-winning author Lori Jakiela launches her memoir, They Write Your Name on a Grain of Rice, alongside local poet Scott Silsbe. Riverstone Books. 5841 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. 7 p.m.

An older man sits next to a younger girl on a park bench
Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days” part of this year’s Three Rivers Film Festival

Wednesday, November 8

Three Rivers Film Festival. Showcasing 22 exciting and thought-provoking indie feature films including dramas, comedies, and documentaries. Multiple times and locations. Continues through Nov. 15.

Creative Movement: a TheatriQ Workshop. Queer and trans youth, ages 13-26, will discover the power of movement and self-expression with Trevor C. Miles, a Pittsburgh-based movement artist, writer, music creator, and performer. KST’s Alloy Studios. 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 5:30-8 p.m.

Frzy with the PSO. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs with Pittsburgh-based rapper Frzy. Heinz Hall. 600 Penn Ave., Downtown. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 9

Buttery Spread. An exhibition celebrating art, books, and food. Curated by Emma Honcharski and Chas Wagner, featuring art by Vania Evangelique, JR Holtz, Darian Johnson, Sarah LaPonte, Lauren McCoy, Steph Neary, Sophia Pappas, Rosabel Rosalind, Jennifer Shin, Gabrielle (Gabe) Wolfe, and Imin Yeh. The Brew House. 711 S. 21st St., South Side. 6-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 30.

Made Local event with Eliza Smith Brown. Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures brings the author of She Devils at the Door, the true story of the Gilded Age’s “political twins” who brought women’s suffrage and political reform to the city of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Lecture Hall. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 6 p.m.

Onna-Bugeisha: Warriors of Light. Featuring the powerful and visually stunning works of Canadian born, Brooklyn-based artist Tim Okamura, the first and largest solo exhibition in the United States presenting this new body of work. August Wilson African American Cultural Center. 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. 7 p.m. Continues through February 2024.

An officer wearing a blue jacket, pants, and hat shakes hands with an offer wearing green jacket, pants, and hat. Officer on the right is holding a gun
Kabosh Theatre Company’s “Green & Blue,” performed at City Theatre // Photo by Jack Ollila

Green & Blue. Ireland’s Legendary Kabosh Theatre presents an award-winning show following the stories of police officers from either side of the Irish divide, as they patrol the invisible line in the ground that splits the island in two. The Lillie Theatre. 1300 Bingham St., South Side. 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11.

Friday, November 10

Emerging Artists Exhibit - Closing Night Party. The closing night for an exhibit featuring artists aged 16-24. Includes artist talks, vendors, DIY terrariums, friendship bracelets, arts workshop, mocktail bar, and more. Offroute Art. 1020 N. Canal St., Sharpsburg. 5-9 p.m.

CRAFTED Holiday Shopping Event. Kick off the magic of the holiday season with Contemporary Craft’s annual shopping event, featuring new merchandise, holiday decor, and a selection of handcrafted mugs and drinkware. Contemporary Craft. 5645 Butler St., Lawrenceville. 5:30-8 p.m.

Brent Pheto Solo Show. Featuring old and new artwork from the Pittsburgh-based artist. Fungus Books & Records. 700 1/2 S. Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg. 6 p.m.

113 X 113 Winter Anniversary Exhibition. Celebrating Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's 113th year, this exhibit features over 100 works of art, each priced at $113. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. 100 43rd St., Unite 107, Lawrenceville. 6-8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22.

Secret Garden. New work by photographer and art educator Kelly Lanzendorfer. Bottom Feeder Books. 415 Gettysburg St., Point Breeze. 6-8 p.m.

Fiddler on the Roof. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, a poor milkman tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Heritage Players. 1900 Pioneer Ave., South Hills. 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19.

Book cover for Picturing Joy by George Lange. Photo of a boy wearing a cape and jumping off a high diving board into a swimming pool
George Lange’s “Picturing Joy: Stories of Connection”

Saturday, November 11

George Lange Open House. Join photographer George Lange for an open house celebrating his new book, Picturing Joy: Stories of Connection, featuring photographs of both celebrities and Pittsburghers, including Mayor Ed Gainey and musician Mars Jackson. Lange Studio. 5427 Penn Ave., Garfield. 2-6 p.m.

Chuffed Up! Art party for exhibit featuring Mary Becker, Rachael Burke, Clara Fialho, Aster da Fonseca, Karen Grosman, Heather Kanazawa, Marjorie Kaye, Melinda Laszczynski, Gary Mackender, Stephanie Martin, The Narfs, Mark Neuherz, and Jeffrey Smith. BoxHeart Gallery. 4523 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield. 5-7 p.m.

Down the Rabbit Hole. An exhibit featuring artwork by Pittsburgh artist Bob Freyer who paints “images from an alternate world.” Point Five Gallery. 407 1/2 Butler St., Etna. 6-9 p.m.

Pointe in Time: The Bippity Boppity Ball. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's black-tie gala featuring a multi-course dining experience, exclusive performances by PBT company dancers and PBT School students, a silent and live auction, pointe shoe raffle, Community Youth Scholarship appeal, and dancing to a live band. The Westin Pittsburgh. 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. 6 p.m.

Isabella Schubert-Jones: A Creative Reuse Gallery Show. Opening night for exhibit featuring sculptures created from recycled and repurposed objects. Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. 214 N. Lexington St., Point Breeze. 6-8 p.m. continues through Dec. 10.

Tapestry in Motion. A free ballet performance by renowned ballerina Maria Caruso and her Bodiography dancers, as part of M-Train’s Outer-Burgh Tour. Armstrong Junior/Senior High School. 300 Buffington Drive, Kittanning. 7 p.m.

PearlPRESENTS. A concert of dance performances featuring STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos in conversation with PearlDiving Movement Residency artists Raphael Xavier and Chitra Subramanian. Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. 7:30-11 p.m.

The Flying Dutchman. Pittsburgh Opera presenters Richard Wagner’s sweeping epic for the first time in over 20 years. Benedum Center. 237 Seventh St., Downtown. 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19.

Sunday, November 12

Open Studio Sale and Clothing Swap. Shopping, print sale, swapping, snacking, and fire. Attendees should wear masks. Lavender Estero. 1550 Lowrie St., Troy Hill. 1-5 p.m.

Free Association Reading Series. Featuring exceptional local writers Clint Benjamin, Jason Irwin, Bergita Bugarija, and Jen Ashburn. City of Asylum @ Alphabet City. 40 W. North Ave., North Side. 3:30-5 p.m.

Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble. Free performance featuring the music of Telemann, Albinoni, Dall'Abaco, and J.S. Bach. Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts. 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. 7-9 p.m.

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