Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!

Welcome Back! PITT ARTS programs have begun for Fall 2021! Free Museum Visits began August 20, 2021.

1. Artful Wednesdays- Kinetic
2. Fiery Little Russian, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
3. Blown Glass Pumpkins, Pittsburgh Glass Center- IS FULL
4. Augustin Hadelich, Violin and Orion Weiss, piano, Chamber Music Pittsburgh
5. The Drag Seed, Pitt Stages
6. Online Paper Sculpture Workshop, Contemporary Craft- IS FULL

1. Kinetic
Artful Wednesdays
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Nordy’s Place in the Lower Level of the William Pitt Union.
Free Performances and lunch, Noon-1 PM

Joe Sheehan is the main creative force behind Kinetic, the local jazz folk world fusion ensemble. Kinetic’s performances celebrate multiculturalism, wisdom, and unity, blending global folk traditions and contemporary jazz.

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. Tchaikovsky's Fiery “Little Russian”
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Friday, October 29, 2021
Event Start Time: 6:40 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:50 PM

For his blazing “Little Russian” Symphony, Tchaikovsky infused Ukrainian folk melodies with his colorful orchestration to create his first masterpiece in the form and is a specialty of Ukrainian maestro Kirill Karabits. Stravinsky’s delightful “Pulcinella” glances back to Baroque giant Giovanni Pergolesi. And the PSO’s very own Micah Wilkinson plays Haydn’s sparkling Trumpet Concerto.

Please review the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Health and Safety Protocols before signing up for this program.

3. Blown Glass Pumpkins is FULL
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Event Start Time: 12:40 PM
Estimated End Time: 4:00 PM

It's baaaack....the ever-popular glass pumpkin making workshop! Feel the heat from the furnace as you work with a Pittsburgh Glass Center artist to sculpt your own colorful pumpkin paperweight.

Proof of vaccination required.

4. Augustin Hadelich, Violin and Orion Weiss, Piano
Chamber Music Pittsburgh
Monday, November 1, 2021
Event Start Time: 7:00 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:30 PM

The best of the best! Violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Orion Weiss in recital at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland, live on November 1, 2021. Featuring the music of Stravinsky, Ravel and Beethoven.

Proof of vaccination required.

5. The Drag Seed
Pitt Stages
Friday, November 5, 2021
Event Start Time: 7:30 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:30 PM

Carson is a perfect little boy who likes to dress like the perfect little girl. Carson loves drag and prides himself on being the fiercest bitch on the stage. Carson's mother, Connie, loves and accepts Carson but wishes Carson wasn't so competitive. Carson always gets what he wants, and he really wants to win the drag pageant at his very progressive school - The Josephine Baker Rainbow Academy for Gifted Students. When Carson loses to Summer Breeze, he vows to get that crown - one way or another.

Wear a mask during the play.

6. Online Paper Sculpture Workshop- IS FULL
Contemporary Craft
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Event Start Time: 1:00 PM
Estimated End Time: 4:00 PM

Create your own 5" x 7" koi fish paper sculpture. In this workshop you will use scissors to cut out the provided paper pattern, then shape and glue the pieces together to create your sculpture. Artist Tiffany Budzisz will walk you through all the steps to cut out, sculpt, and assemble your koi fish. No drawing skills are necessary! All supplies are included.

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! Please be aware that each of the museums have new protocols due to COVID-19. Click on the link below for more information on these guidelines before planning your visit.

For more information visit PITT ARTS’ Free Museum Visits webpage.