Semester Preview

Friday 9/4/15

Your Life: the Musical
Arcade Comedy Theater. 10 p.m.

Ever want to be the inspiration behind a piece of art? Ever want to see a musical be created before your very eyes? You might have the opportunity to do so at Arcade Comedy, where a lucky audience member’s life story will become the inspiration for a wonderful piece of theater. Tickets are $10.

Friday 9/18/15

Andy Warhol Museum. 8 p.m.

With performances of dance, music, comedy, poetry and more, Trans-Q Live will be a night full of queer fun. Immediately following the performances there will be a reception and party hosted by DJ Sassy Suggestions. The event is co-presented by Trans-Q Television, a project of the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and members.

Saturday 9/19/15

Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest.
Stage AE. 12-5 p.m.

Back for its 3rd year, the Pittsburgh Pierogi fest is here to celebrate the city’s most delicious dumpling. The event will feature over 30 pierogi vendors, with live music ranging from polka to rock, paint your own pierogi lessons, balloon animals and face painting. Tickets are $12.50.

Friday 9/25/15-10/3/15

VIA Festival.
Throughout Pittsburgh.

VIA Festival happens each fall, featuring over a week’s worth of local Pittsburgh artists in a unique meeting of music and visual arts. The self-described “Festival as Laboratory” tries every year to redefine what constitutes a music festival, offering an immense variety to suit many tastes. For information about the lineup and ticket prices, which vary per show, visit www.via-2015.com/pittsburgh.

Friday 10/16/15

21+ Night: Back to the Future
Carnegie Science Center. 6-10 p.m.

Celebrate the month that Marty McFly traveled into the future at Carngie Science Center’s monthly 21+ night. Highlights of the event include the Steel City Time Machine, a replica Back to the Future DeLorean, a High Voltage show featuring a Tesla Coil, and a screening of Back to the Future 2.

Tuesday 11/3/2015

Sufjan Stevens.
Heinz Hall. 8 p.m.

Sufjan Stevens is a multi-instrumentalist singer- songwriter with a wide range of talents. His discography ranges from indie pop and electronica to folk. He is on tour this year following the release of his most recent album Carrie and Lowell, which critics haved deemed Stevens’ best yet. Tickets start at $48.


Aftersound: Frequency, Attack, Return.
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Through November 22, 2015.

This exhibition, which officially opened August 21, explores the place that sound has in art. It specifically focuses on sound visualization, physics of sound, political implementations of sound such as sonic warfare, and experiments attempting to use sound to access new sensory experiences. There will be a reception on Friday September 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Entrance to the exhbit and the reception are free.

HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern.
Carnegie Museum of Art. September 12, 2015 through May 2, 2016.

Featured in the museum’s Heinz Architectural Center, the exhibition looks at Pittsburgh as a city from an urban revitalization and architectural perspective. The “experimental presentation” narrates the successes and failures the city has had, also featuring historical archives, an actual architectural studio, and a salon for discussion.

Warhol by the Book.
Andy Warhol Museum. October 10, 2015 through January 10, 2016.

This exhibition curated by Chief Archvist Mat Wrbican puts on display the work Andy Warhol did with books. While much of the collection was never published, it gives insight into his creative processes. Admission to the exhbition is free with admission into the museum.