Hotlist: September 21, 2022

PITT ARTS New Offices and New Hours for Fall 2022


824 William Pitt Union, Annabelle Clippinger: In-person Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Remote Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

431 William Pitt Union, Linnea Glick: In-person Wednesday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Remote Monday & Tuesday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.


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Council of the Three Rivers Mini Pow Wow
University of Pittsburgh and Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10 AM – 6 PM
Schenley Plaza and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Free and Open to the Public

Pow wows are a sacred social gathering held by many North American Indigenous communities to honor their cultures through song and dance. Join the public COTRAIC Pow Wow to celebrate the Indigenous peoples of our region and learn about pow wow etiquette!

Starting at 10 AM with opening remarks from Mark Tayac, the 29th Generation Chief of the Piscataway Indian Nation, followed by the traditional Grand Entry dance. Then experience Intertribal and social dancing until 1 PM. The afternoon session begins with a vibrant march from the Carnegie Museum to Schenley Plaza where the Intertribal and social dancing continues until 6 PM when closing remarks are made by tribal elders.

More Information and tickets HERE.

18+ Night: Black & Gold
Carnegie Science Center
Friday, September 23, 2022, 6 –10 PM
Carnegie Science Center, North Side
Advanced adult tickets $25

It’s time for science after hours! Experience a party atmosphere on all four floors of the Science Center after hours. With no kids around, expect deeper science content, riskier experiments, and party games with your friends. Tickets are $25 in advance online and it’s an evening full of Pittsburgh-themed and sports-themed content (and an easy ride via buses or the T!). They’ll have local sportswriters, comedians, science demos and more.


More information HERE 

Texture Contemporary Ballet
September 23 – 25, 2022
New Hazlett Theater, North Side
Pre-Sale General Admission – $29, Box Office General Admission – $34, Senior, Student, & Artist – $24

Momentum will premiere two new works by Artistic Director Alan Obuzor. The first new work, Flow, is set to the music of Ludovico Einaudi, Ezio Bosso, and Florian Christl. This dynamic and striking work explores the ebb, the flow, the beauty of movement, bodies, and music. The second new work, B.E.P., is set to music of the Black Eyed Peas, who are known for their many top musical hits in the genres of hip-hop, dance, and pop music. B.E.P. is a high-energy piece that will feature Texture dancers’ versatility, passion, and charisma.

More information and tickets HERE.

Yi-heng Yang: Humor, Wit, and Pathos Tales from the Classical Fortepiano
Chatham Baroque/Renaissance & Baroque
Saturday, September 24, 7:30 PM
Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside
General Admission $40, Senior $35, Student $20


Fortepianist and faculty member at the Juilliard School, Yi-heng Yang, performs the music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven on a replica of an 18th-century Viennese Walter fortepiano. Ms. Yang has been noted for her “remarkable expressivity and technique (Early Music America)” and for being “superbly adept (Gramophone).”


More information and tickets HERE.

Bruce Molsky and Tony Trischka
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7:30 PM
Kelly Strayhorn Theater, East Liberty
Standard Ticket: $35, Student Ticket: $18 (both with fees)

Grammy-nominated, Molsky transports audiences to another time and place, with his authentic and personal interpretations of rarities from the Southern Appalachian songbook and other musical traditions from around the globe. Best known for his work on the fiddle, Bruce’s banjo, guitar and his distinctive, powerful vocals also resonate with listeners. The banjo virtuoso, songwriter, and educator Tony Trischka raised the banjo’s profile in many ways. His forthcoming album, Shall We Hope, is a visionary exploration of Civil War history featuring an all-star cast—from Michael Daves and Maura O’Connell to the Femmes, Catherine Russell, Guy Davis, the actor John Lithgow and many others.


More information and tickets HERE.

Stravinsky’s Petrushka
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
October 7 & 9, 2022
Heinz Hall, Downtown
Students $15, $20 & $25; Faculty/Staff start at $25.14 with fees


It’s a double debut weekend as conductor Fabien Gabel leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in an evening of colorful French expression and fantastical Russian melodies, and Karen Gomyo, performs Chausson’s Poème, a romantic and lyrical piece, followed by the U.S. premiere of Samy Moussa’s Violin Concerto inspired by the god of fire, Adranus.


More Information and Pittsburgh Symphony Cheap Seats tickets HERE

Quantum Theatre and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
October 7 – 15, 2022
Byham Theater, Downtown
Tickets $37.25 & $46.25


Idaspe follows two children from the post-war Middle East who came to Naples as refugees. They are separated in an underworld where organized crime is more welcoming than ‘legitimate’ business, and grown to adulthood, the siblings become powerful bosses of two opposing clans. Artaserse, the more brutal, kidnaps two women from his rivals, an incident that will force a face-to-face clash in this escalating war. The prison of the captives is a literal one, but all the characters are chained by circumstance and their emotions. Their existential struggle is described in transcendent music. Might they find that all-consuming power and violence are not the only means to survive? Sung in Italian, English text projected above stage.


 Purchase Quantum Theatre Cheap Seats tickets through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust HERE.

A Raisin in the Sun
Pittsburgh Public Theater
October 12 – 30, 2022
O’Reilly Theater, Downtown
Cheap Seats Students $16.50; Faculty/Staff $27.50

Lorraine Hansberry was only twenty-eight years old when she became the first Black woman produced on Broadway with her groundbreaking drama about the Youngers, a tight-knit family living in a small apartment in 1950s Chicago, who receive a large life insurance payment after the death of their patriarch Big Walter.  In its Pittsburgh Public debut, Hansberry’s American masterpiece continues to resonate through our shared history as a testament to love in the face of challenge and daring in the wake of dreams deferred.


More Information and Pittsburgh Public Theater Cheap Seats tickets HERE

Extra Events

Free Museum Visits for Pitt Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional students
Starts Monday, August 22, 2022 and end late April 2023 for the following arts organizations:


Andy Warhol Museum
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Carnegie Science Center
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Mattress Factory
Senator John Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

PITT ARTS’ Museum Visits are free only for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from the Pittsburgh campus with a valid Pitt student ID. All others must pay admission costs set by the participating museums.


For more information on FREE MUSEUM VISITS visit HERE

Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák
Pittsburgh Opera
September 23 & 25, 2022
Benedum Center, Downtown
Cheap Seats Students $11, $21 & $36; Faculty/Staff $21, $31 & $46


Rusalka is the Czech version of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. While it has many similarities to the familiar story, they are not exactly the same. First of all, her name is not Ariel, it’s Rusalka. Secondly, Rusalka is not a mermaid per se, but a water sprite, also called a water nymph. However, like the Little Mermaid, Rusalka falls in love with a human Prince. She has a witch turn her into a human in exchange for her voice. Rusalka must win and keep the Prince’s love, or else there will be disastrous consequences for them both.

More Information and purchase Pittsburgh Opera Cheap Seats tickets HERE

Symphonie Fantastique
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
September 23 & 25, 2022
Heinz Hall, Downtown
Students $15, $20 & $25; Faculty/Staff start at $25.14 with fees


The 2022-2023 season kicks off with two drastically different depictions of romance with the Pittsburgh premiere of Joan Tower’s A New Day and the iconic Symphonie fantastique. The program begins with Leonard Bernstein’s lively Overture to Candide.


More Information and Pittsburgh Symphony Cheap Seats tickets HERE

College Night back-to-school bash!
Pittsburgh Cultural District
September 24, 2022, 6 PM
The Backyard of 8th, Downtown
Free and Open to the public


The semester’s started, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! On September 24th, join us at the Backyard at 8th & Penn for their first ever College Night back-to-school bash! Open to students of all universities, this free event will feature live DJ performances from Sunset Sounds, lawn games, food & beverage options including mocktails and cocktails (must be 21+), public art installations, and more! Music begins at 6pm but stop by earlier for even more good times and chill vibes!


Sound interesting? Stay in-the-know by visiting HERE

Clyde’s Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage
City Theatre
September 24 – October 16, 2022
Mainstage Theater, Southside
$15.00 for Students with code CITYUPS, $27.00 for Faculty/Staff/Osher with code CITYUPF


Under the watchful eye of the titular character, Clyde’s follows the kitchen staff of a truck stop in a small PA town. Comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, the staff come together to find fulfillment both in their lives and in creating the perfect sandwich. Layered with loveable characters and peppered with Tamara Tunie as the no-nonsense Clyde, this show is “a genuinely funny and deeply emotional exploration of radical imagination, restorative justice, and the healing power of food.”

More information and purchase City Theatre tickets HERE

The Sounds of New Orleans
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
September 30 – October 2, 2022
Heinz Hall, Downtown
Students $15, $20 & $25; Faculty/Staff start at $14.74 with fees

Celebrate the spirit of The Big Easy with a night of hot, steamy New Orleans jazz. The good times roll with music from New Orleans natives like Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson & Louis Armstrong. A tribute to the street parades in the French Quarter and late-night jams in the city’s famed clubs, this concert transforms Heinz Hall into an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration, with Byron Stripling leading the parade!


More Information and Pittsburgh Symphony Cheap Seats tickets HERE.

Guy Hollingworth in The Expert at the Card Table
Liberty Magic/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Through October 2, 2022
Liberty Magic, Downtown
Cheap Seats start at $20.62

Never play cards with Guy Hollingworth. Concentrate as you may, those hands are too darned quick. A full-time barrister practicing intellectual property law, Guy Hollingworth has become world famous for his night job! He is considered one of London’s most skilled magicians specializing in a unique and original style of card conjuring for exclusive private gatherings and the occasional magic convention.

More Information and purchase Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Cheap Seat Tickets HERE

Storytelling in Motion
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
October 7 – 9, 2022
August Wilson Cultural Center, Downtown
Students $17, $26, $33, $64 & $83
Faculty/Staff $22, $32, $44, $69 & $86

The 22 – 23 season kicks off highlighting internationally acclaimed choreographers whose work will excite audiences with innovative, thought-provoking and athletic performances. Nacho Duato’s Duende was inspired by Debussy’s ethereal score, creating a sculptural piece in which physical movement and sound are one. Helen Pickett’s The Exiled takes a departure from the ballet norms with a dramatic story that examines the complexity of human morality through a combination of ballet and narration. Finally, witness the world premiere by PBT’s own principal dancer Yoshiaki Nakano, which showcases the dancers’ grace and athleticism.


More Information and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Cheap Seats tickets HERE.

RADical Days
Allegheny Regional Asset District
Through October 16, 2022
Various locations
Free some events do require pre-registration

There is a lot going on during RADical Days, the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s annual thank you to the public with free admission, tours, performances, and family activities offered by the organizations and attractions that are funded by RAD.  RADical Days 2022 will include more than 75 free events and experience at more than 60 entities running from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, October 16. Some free-admission events require visitors to reserve timed tickets in advance.

More information and calendar visit HERE