PITT ARTS

Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

Welcome Back! PITT ARTS programs are up up and running again for the spring term 2022!


1. The Rose Elf--is FULL!!
Pittsburgh Opera
Friday, January 28, 2022
Event Start Time: 6:40 PM-- NEW START TIME
Estimated End Time: 8:45 PM


Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Rose Elf takes you to a world where a tiny elf lives happily and contently in the protective petals of a beautiful rose. When the flower closes one night before the Elf returns home, the Elf seeks shelter in some nearby honeysuckle. There the carefree Elf witnesses a despicable crime. Forever changed, the Elf resolves to give closure to the victim’s Beloved.


2. The Tipping Point
Corningworks in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Event Start Time: 7:00 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:30 PM


Raw, multi-disciplinary, and intimately sized, this audience-immersive production taps the growing global refugee experience. Borne from Corning’s intensive 3-year mentorship with a Kurdish refugee family from Syria, she has created this complex, interdisciplinary work along with the support of the renowned international humanitarian organization, Doctors Without Borders, in an artistic collaboration. Performed by a diverse cast of 12 local professional dancer/actors, and an international group of re-settled refugees.


3. Peter Samelson: Sleight-ly Mental Magic--is FULL!!
Liberty Magic/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Event Start Time: 5:20 PM
Estimated End Time: 8:00 PM


Sleight-ly Mental Magic, Peter Samelson latest 75-minute, one-man tour de force, blends a lifetime of sleight-of-hand and sorcery; mentalism and mayhem; laughter and lunacy into one spectacular interactive performance that will leave you wanting more. The audience becomes part of the show with several opportunities to interact with Peter as he introduces Pittsburgh to his innovative comedic style. Peter’s mastery of decades old magic traditions brings a new dimension to this intimate parlor magic show. The true mystery revealed in Sleight-ly Mental Magic is this: Peter insists that he doesn’t actually do any magic at all: he only helps people see the magic that already exists in their minds.


4. River City Brass Quintet
Artful Wednesdays, February 2, 2022
PITT ARTS
Nordy’s Place in the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union.
Free Performance and Lunch, Noon - 1 PM


The RCB Quintet mixes movie-music, classical, jazz, rock, and Broadway favorites into an eclectic crowd-pleasing mix. Conductor James Gourlay is your host on a musical journey that can only be described as brasstacular!

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.