Elf. Benedum Center. Through Dec. 1.
PNC Broadway Across America presents a musical adaptation of the hilarious movie starring Will Ferrell. Elf tells the story of Buddy, a human adopted by elves who ventures to New York seeking his biological father. The show opens on Tuesday. For tickets and more information, visit culturaldistrict.org.

14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation (Hunt Library, Fifth Floor). Through Dec. 19.
The exhibition will include 41 pieces of artwork by artists representing 10 countries. The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world.

Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self.
The Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 12.
In this retrospective exhibit presented by the Andy Warhol Museum, Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura plays with images of well-known cultural icons, placing his own face over portraits of figures like Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong. For more information, visit warhol.org.

Behind Our Scenes. SPACE Galleries. Through Jan. 26.
Guest-curated by Carnegie Mellon alumna Jen Saffron (CFA ’91) and featuring the work of Carnegie Mellon adjunct professor of history Leo Hsu, Behind Our Scenes offers a diverse and thought-provoking exhibition of photographs. Admission to the SPACE galleries is free and open to the public. For more information, visit culturaldistrict.org.

Alien She. Miller Gallery (Purnell Center for the Arts). Through Feb. 16.
This exhibit examines Riot Grrrl, an underground feminist punk rock movement that surfaced in the ’90s, and its influence on artists and cultural producers today. For more information, visit millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu.

2013 Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through March 16.
The biennial Carnegie International brings the world art scene to Pittsburgh in an exhibition of diverse works. This year’s exhibition features 35 artists and represents 19 countries. For more information, visit cmoa.org.


Honeck, Beethoven, & A Waltz Tradition. Heinz Hall. Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.
Pittsburgh Symphony music director Manfred Honeck will lead the orchestra in performances of Strauss, Beethoven, and Suppé. For tickets and more information, visit pso.culturaldistrict.org.

The Nutcracker. Benedum Center.
Dec. 6 through Dec. 29.
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presents its rendition of the Tchaikovsky holiday classic in a production featuring over 150 performers. For tickets and more information, visit culturaldistrict.org.