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Pittsburgh City Paper 2019 Winter Guide

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click to enlarge Benji. at Pittsburgh's Very Own at Mr. Smalls Theatre - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
CP photo: Jared Wickerham
Benji. at Pittsburgh's Very Own at Mr. Smalls Theatre
Wed., Feb. 6 — Magic

Kicking things off for downtown's new Liberty Magic venue is Eric Jones, a charismatic magician from Philadelphia with a restrained, unexpected, approach to his reveals. His show, IMPOSSIBLE, uses familiar tools from the trade like cards and coins to deliver something truly new and unique. City Paper got a sneak peek in December, and we promise you won't be disappointed. Continues through Sun., March 17. 7:30 p.m. 811 Liberty Ave., Downtown. $40. trustarts.org

Thu., Feb. 7 — Stage

The coming-out stories for LGBTQ people can be quite harrowing. You Can Call Me Al is a new long-form story about this experience that explores what it means to be “fully queer and fully vulnerable.” The New Hazlett Theater hosts this show as part of its Community Supported Art Performance Series. 7 p.m. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. $25. newhazletttheater.org

Fri., Feb. 8 — Stage

Dive headfirst into the gun debate with two pieces of theater that tackle the subject in different ways: one critical and one musical. Quantum Theatre explores the questions and complications of gun culture in The Gun Show at CLP-Homewood (runs through March 3, locations vary), while The Lamp Theatre stages renegade folk-tale Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical through Feb. 16. The Gun Show. 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. $33-50. quantumtheatre.com or Bonnie and Clyde. 222 Main St., Irwin. $15-20. lamptheatre.org

Sat., Feb. 9 — Music

Curated by Misra Record’s social media intern Erika Kellerman, Pittsburgh’s Very Own at Mr. Smalls Theatre brings together some of the latest artists to join Team Misra: Benji. and Clara Kent (Dauntless Records, Misra’s sister label), in addition to Mars Jackson and Isaiah Small. As Misra’s general manager Jeff Betten explains, “It's going to be quite the family affair!” 8 p.m.-midnight. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. $10. mrsmalls.com

click to enlarge Monster Jam - PHOTO: FELD MEDIA
Photo: Feld Media
Monster Jam
Sun., Feb. 10 — Kids

Sundays are a day for relaxation, religious practice, and chores. But all of these things can wait, unlike American Girl Live at Byham Theater (Feb. 9-10) and Monster Jam at PPG Paints Arena (Feb. 8-10). Take your sons to a live show about dolls and your daughters to a filthy truck rally. Live a little! American Girl Live. Times vary. 101 Sixth St., Downtown. $40.25-70.25. trustarts.org; Monster Jam. Times vary. 1001 Fifth Ave., Downtown. $15-55. ppgpaintsarena.com

Mon., Feb. 11 — Music

Fans of the Kronos Quartet, this one’s for you. Sybarite5, who has been dubbed the “Millennial Kronos,” is bringing its commanding stage presence and classically honed technique to the Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland. Because of their mastery in composition, Sybarite5 also teaches masterclasses and workshops for students up to the age of 25. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 4400 Forves Ave., Oakland. $50. chambermusicpittsburgh.org

Tue., Feb. 12 — Lecture

You may know him from his podcast Pod Save The People, his activism against police brutality in Ferguson, Mo. and Baltimore, or his bright blue vest. Now get to know DeRay Mckesson's work firsthand with a lecture and Q&A at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland. 7 p.m. 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. $10-100. eventbrite.com

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