Calendar of Events in Pittsburgh

Featured Events

  • Wed., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
    Cardistry. You’ve heard of it, right? Neither have I. But after looking it up, it’s hard to not recommend seeing Anna DeGuzman, “The Queen of Cardistry,” at Liberty Magic. DeGuzman started performing magic on the streets and now tours with her intricate card art for the masses. She’s one of the most influential social media magicians and has appeared on 2019's Penn & Teller: Fool Us. 7:30 p.m.
    811 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh Downtown (map)
  • Thu., Feb. 20
    Identity crises. We’ve all had them. But have you ever felt the need to abandon your origins, your language, and your countrymen? Maybe not so much of a ridiculous question in 2020 America. Anyway, that is the plot of Synonyms. Based on writer-director Nadav Lapid's own experiences, Synonyms explores the challenges of putting down roots in a new place. Yoav attempts to find himself, awaken past demons, and open up an existential abyss in this tragicomic puzzle that wisely knows how to keep its secrets.
    809 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh Downtown (map)
  • Thu., Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m.
    Registration required
    A group of 10 Pittsburgh-based artists honor environmentalist Rachel Carson for Counterpressures, the 83rd installment of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum series. Developed in partnership with the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and with a title taken from Carson’s influential book, Silent Spring, the show addresses “the present urgency of climate change” with works that “grapple with the ecological present and the uncertain future that we are creating.” Join curator Hannah Turpin and the exhibiting artists for a gallery talk and opening reception.
    4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland (map)
  • Thu., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.
    In 1994, Mary Pipher published Reviving Ophelia, a much-needed look at the challenges adolescent girls faced in a culture that did little to support their development into healthy, independent adults. Now, 25 years later, Pipher’s daughter Sara Pipher Gilliam, who was a teenager at the time of the book’s original publication, will present an updated version of the book for 21st-century readers. Head to Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, where Gilliam will discuss how teen girls are dealing with social media, racial and economic disparities, and youth activism as part of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lecture series.
    4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh Oakland (map)
  • Feb. 20-March 8
    Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse takes on a pack of wolves, but not the kind you’d find in the wild. Playwright Sarah DeLappe’s show The Wolves, a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, takes a peek into the world of a high school girls’ soccer team, and all the drama, gossip, passion, and puberty that come with it. To get the soccer choreography just right, the Playhouse collaborated with the Pioneer Women’s soccer team.
    Pittsburgh Playhouse of Point Park University
    350 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh Downtown (map)