The Potter’s Wheel. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. 10 a.m.
Visiting Writers Series — Dave Eggers. Adamson Wing. 8 p.m.
Roddy Doyle. Irish author speaks. Carnegie Music Hall. 7:30 p.m.
JazzLive: Salsamba. Backstage Bar at Theater Square. 5 p.m.
As I Lay Dying. Christian metalcore band. Mister Small’s Funhouse & Theater. 6:45 p.m.
Best of the Burgh. Funny Bone. 7:30 p.m. $8.
Calliope Acoustic Open Stage. Featured performer Richard Kobertz. Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. 9 p.m. 412.361.1915.
Down. Southern heavy-metal band. Rex Theatre. 412.323.1919.
International Poetry Forum. Carnegie Mellon professor Terrence Hayes speaks. Carnegie Lecture Hall. 8 p.m.
Point of View Writing Workshop. Silver Eye Center for Photography. 7 p.m. $20.
Blaze. Electronica band featuring varied influences. Rex Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $15.
Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn. Penn Avenue Arts District. www.pennavenuearts.org.
Eddie Money. Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead. 7:30 p.m. $30.50.
The Baltimore Consort. Synod Hall. 8 p.m. 412.361.2048.
2008 Pittsburgh Chinese New Year Celebration. **Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall. 7 p.m.
**Fear Nuttin Band. The Shadow Lounge. 10 p.m.
Forum 51: Lowry Burgess. Carnegie Museum of Art. 10 a.m. $10.
Focus 412 presents Soumya Simanta. Remedy. 8 p.m.
Hugo Wolf Quartet. New Hazlett Theater. 8 p.m. 412.394.3353.
Band of the Coldstream Guards. Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m.
Plastic Poetics. Regina Gouger Miller Gallery. Through Feb. 22.
Taste Matters. Future Tenant. Through Feb. 15.
Gestures: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times. Mattress Factory. Through May 11.
Body Maps. American Jewish Museum. Through April 18.
The Big Bang. Cabaret at Theater Square. Through April 27.
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Byham Theater. Through Feb. 3.
The 13th of Paris. City Theatre. Through Feb. 17.
Amadeus. O’Reilly Theater. Through Feb. 24.
The Scoop on Poop. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Through May 4.
Flight. Comic opera presented by Pittsburgh Opera. Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Through Feb. 3. $40.
Sweeney Todd. Heinz Hall. Through Feb. 3. $22.50.
Phaedra’s Love/The Truth-Teller. Cathedral of Learning Studio Theater. Jan. 30–Feb. 3.
Thou Shalt Not. Pittsburgh Playhouse. Jan. 31–Feb. 10.
Preserve & Pursue. New Hazlett Theater. 412.394.3353.
The Minneola Twins. Open Stage Theater. Feb. 2–Feb. 17. 412.394.3353.
The Lion King. Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. Through Feb. 17.
Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens & Glass. Phipps Conservatory. Through Feb. 24.
BODIES… The Exhibition. Carnegie Science Center. Through May 4.