TUESDAY 1.21.14

Jay-Z. CONSOL Energy Center 8 p.m.

The man who puts the business in the music business will be making a stop in Pittsburgh as part of his “Magna Carter World Tour.” He’s got 99 problems, but getting you to pay to come see him rap about how much more money he has than you ain’t one.

School of Art Lecture Series presents Emily Cheng. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 5 p.m.
Emily Cheng is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City. Her work has toured nationally and internationally. She is also a published author.


Nick Hexum Quintet. Stage AE. 7 p.m.
The new project from the guitarist from 311, The Nick Hexum Quintet is an alternative band that features elements of funk, jazz, pop, rock, soul, reggae, and blues.

Greensky Bluegrass. Rex Theater. 8 p.m.
As their name suggests, all attendees will be treated to some fine American bluegrass tunes.

THURSDAY 1.23.14

Dopapod w/ Broccoli Samurai. Rex Theater. 8 p.m.
Electronic jam-band Dopapod will be jamming on some groovy vibes with Broccoli Samurai in support.

PSO presents The Music of John Williams. Heinz Hall. 8 p.m.
Seeing as a greatest hits of movie soundtracks could be made strictly out of John Williams’s songs, this promises to be a wonderful night of music.

FRIDAY 1.24.14

Bruce in the USA. Altar Bar. 9 p.m. 21+
Everyone wants to be The Boss, and these guys are lucky enough to live the dream. Whether or not they’ll show up in ripped jean jackets and long flowing hair has yet to be seen.

Gallery Crawl. Cultural District. 5:30 p.m.
A free quarterly showcase of art and entertainment in the heart of the Cultural District. All events take place at a variety of galleries and spaces and are FREE and open to the public. The event is ongoing from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m., and patrons may start at any location.

SATURDAY 1.25.14

Pixies w/ FIDLAR. Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.
The groundbreaking alternative rockers are touring with a new lineup and new material. FIDLAR will be opening, and may play their song(s) about how much they love cheap beer.

Dark Sisters. CAPA Theater. 8 p.m.
This opera tells the story of sister-wife Eliza. After a raid on her family’s compound, Eliza embarks on a quest for self-discovery. Her journey is burdened by tragedy and strife, in a work that “evokes the jittery buzz of reality television,” according to The New York Times.

Strike Duo. The Warhol Theater. 8 p.m.
Strike Duo is pianist Jeffery Meyer and percussionist Paul Vaillancourt, who will play music by Chen Yi, Brooke Joyce, Marc Mellits, Eric Moe, Mario Davidovsky, and more.


Wicked. Benedum Center. Through Feb. 9
The hit Broadway musical is returning to Pittsburgh. Telling the story of the Wizard of Oz from an alternate perspective ­— the Wicked Witch’s —, the show features amazing songs and is not to be missed.

Arena: Remembering the Igloo. 707 Penn Gallery. Through Mar. 2
The exhibition presents a visual record of Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena’s last months in operation and during its yearlong demolition process.

Neverlands. 709 Penn Gallery. Through Feb. 23
Inspired by Peter Pan and fears of death, this collection is one of a kind.

Behind our Scenes. SPACE Gallery. Through Jan. 26
Behind Our Scenes offers a diverse and thought-provoking exhibition of photographs.

2013 Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Mar. 16
The Carnegie International is the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the globe.


Company. O’Reilly Theater. Jan. 23-Feb. 23
Company is a musical whose plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends.

Structures of Time and Space. Wood Street Galleries. Jan. 24-Apr. 6
A collection of large scale light instillations from artist Erwin Redl.