Thursday 9/17

Women and the Silent Screen.
Carnegie Museum of Art. 8 p.m.­—10 p.m.
This international biennial conference is coming to Pittsburgh, the first to be held in North America in over a decade. This year’s work with over 70 contributors from all around the world addresses women and labor. The event features three nights, themed “Local, Itinerant, and Nontheatrical,” “Women’s Hands,” and “Lois Weber.” Tickets are $12 per night for nonmembers and $8 for members.

Josh Groban.
Benedum Center. 7:30 p.m.
Josh Groban’s Fall 2015 North American Tour comes after the April release of his newest album Stages, full of his favorite songs from musicals. This tour will be unique from his previous ones because of his choice of specially selected intimate venues. Every online ticket purchase comes with a standard copy of the album. Tickets start at $52.50.

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.

21+ Night Robots.
Carnegie Science Center. 6—10 p.m.
Experience the Carnegie Science center as you never have before at their monthly 21+ night: without children. Features of the event include famous robots HERB from Carnegie Mellon and C3PO, games of air hockey against robots, live music from the local band “Nameless in August,” and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 for nonmembers and $9 for members. Be prepared to show identification at the door.

Saturday 9/19/15

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio.
New Hazlett Theater. 8 p.m.
World-famous jazz musician, father of acid jazz, and master of the B-3 organ, Dr. Lonnie Smith will come to Pittsburgh this week. He has been featured on over 70 albums ranging from jazz to R&B, in addition to releasing 23 of his own under several labels. Tickets for the event are $30 for general admission.


The Winter’s Tale.
Quantum Theatre. Sept. 16 through October
Chatham Baroque and Attack Theatre will team up to put on a Shakespeare classic set to the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Monteverdi and others. The orchestra will feature world-class baroque musicians including flutist Stephen Schultz and oboist Geoffrey Burgess. Starring as Leontes will be baroque-specialist baritone David Newman. Tickets start at $40.

Aftersound: Frequency, Attack, Return.
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Through Nov. 22.
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 exhibit and the reception are free.

HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern.
Carnegie Museum of Art. Sept. 12, through May 2.
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 of \the city, also featuring historical archives, an actual architectural studio, and a salon for discussion.