Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

Welcome! PITT ARTS Free group Arts Encounters include tickets and transportation. All who sign up for these sought-after arts events are expected to attend the entire program with the group.

1. Radiant Strings Quartet- Artful Wednesdays
2. Holst’s The Planets- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra-IS Full!
3. Dracula- Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
4. August Wilson’s Seven Guitars- Pitt Stages
5. MLK: From Myth to Man- PITT ARTS
6. Free Museum Visits - PITT ARTS

1. Radiant Strings Quartet
Artful Wednesdays, February 8, 2023
Nordy’s Place in the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union.
Free Performance and Lunch, Noon-1 p.m.

Enjoy classical and pop music a la Radiant Strings Quartet featuring two violinists, a violist and cellist to bring beauty to your day.

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays! The entire Pitt community is welcome. Lunch is for Pitt students with a valid student ID.

For more information on PITT ARTS Artful Wednesdays visit HERE.

2. Holst’s The Planets-- IS FULL!
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 10
Meeting Time: 7:10 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 10:00 p.m.

Celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year with a program of celestial harmony. Follow Icarus in his journey to the sun with the Pittsburgh premiere of Lera Auerbach’s new poetic work, and then travel throughout the rest of our solar system to hear Holst’s timeless depiction of our universe. You will be immersed in the cheerfulness of Jupiter, the peace and serenity Venus brings and the frantic march of Mars, the bringer of war and the inspiration for Star War’s Imperial March theme. You will also hear the charming Ray Chen’s “liquid tone” in Mendelssohn’s passionate Violin Concerto. This mystical experience will be one you do not want to miss.

3. Dracula
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Saturday, February 11
Meeting Time: 6:40 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 9:55 p.m

Fall under the spell of literature’s most entrancing character in this theatrical production of Dracula. The dancers bring the sensual and pulse quickening story of Dracula to life in this once in a generation experience. Michael Pink’s masterful storytelling shines in the choreography as each movement progresses the plot forward in a provocative spine-chilling dance drama. Exquisite costumes, resplendent scenery and a dramatic score will immerse audiences in this edge-of-your-seat gothic tale of bloodlust and suspense that exhilarates novice ballet-goers and aficionados alike.

4. August Wilson’s Seven Guitars
Pitt Stages
Friday, February 17
Meeting Time: 6:55 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 10:00 p.m.

The sixth in the August Wilson's decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in America, Seven Guitars is part bawdy comedy, part dark elegy, and part mystery. In the backyard of a Pittsburgh tenement in 1948, friends gather to mourn for a blues guitarist and singer who died just as his career was on the verge of taking off. The action that follows is a flashback to the busy week leading up to Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton's sudden and unnatural death.

5. MLK: From Myth to Man
Friday, February 24
Meeting Time: 6:45 p.m.
Estimated End Time: 8:15 p.m.

PITT ARTS is thrilled to host this production from Duke University during Black History Month. When we found out that From Myth to Man “draws on Dr. King’s humanity and brings him out of this mythical realm” according to playwright Ira Knight, we were fascinated. People don’t think of our glorified leaders getting tired, catching a cold, or being husbands and fathers. This play, performed by actor, John Ivey, conveys Dr. King as a human.

A question-and-answer session with playwright Ira Knight and actor John Ivey will follow the 30-minute performance.

6. Free Museum Visits

One of the great PITT ARTS perks is that you are able to visit amazing museums for FREE with your valid Pitt Oakland campus student ID! For more information on safety protocols and reserving pre-timed tickets visit PITT ARTS’ Free Museum Visits webpage.

Learn more about PITT ARTS Free Museum Visits here.