Pittsburgh Happenings: February 2024

Kick off the soggy, somber vibes of February with an afternoon or evening of Pittsburgh happenings in rock, drama, comedy, art, or symphonic music. Keep your winter coat at the ready: you’ll enjoy yourself so much, we’re pretty sure you’ll venture out again in search of more.

Dragon Lady

O’Reilly Theater, February 7-25
Gangsters, murder … and music? In this one-woman cabaret, 50 years of memories—the good, the bad, and the ugly––are shared with the protagonist’s granddaughter through the musical beats of a karaoke machine.

William Watt in The Hidden Show

Liberty Magic, February 1-March 3

Expect more than a simple “Is this your card?” during William Watt’s enchanting performance, which draws upon the ambiance of the ’20s speakeasy days for a blend of quirky, suave, elegant magic.

A man dressed in a beast costume holds onto a ballerina in a purple dress and crown.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

Beauty and The Beast

Benedum Center, February 16-25

True love may be the only way to save the young prince, trapped in the form of a hairy Beast. And the beautiful, book-loving Belle may just be the key. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre brings to life this captivating classic tale with choreography from Lew Christensen and music by P.I. Tchaikovsky.

Presidents’ Day Weekend

Nemacolin, February 16-19

Long weekends are made better at Nemacolin. Whether you want to relax by the pool and pretend it’s summer, or capitalize on winter’s best features by hitting the slopes, your ideal adventure awaits.

Apollo’s Fire: Violin Fantasy

Calvary Episcopal Church, February 18

Presenting a brand new program based on Sonatas on the Mysteries of the Rosary by Heinrich Biber is Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Apollo’s Fire. Prepare for a colorful ensemble of lutes, harp, cello, and lirone, with an R&B twist.

A woman in a green short jumpsuit and yellow beret stands with one food on a white chair in front of a white background.
Photo courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Sound Series: Sunny War

Andy Warhol Museum, February 18

Following the release of Sunny War’s fourth studio album, Anarchist Gospel, a plunky, balanced blend of gospel, blues, folk, and punk, the Nashville-born artist heads to the Andy Warhol Museum as part of their ongoing concert series, Sound Series.

A.S. King

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, February 22

As the list of banned books continues to grow, A.S. King comments on US censorship in her newest novel, Attack of the Black Rectangles. Called, “A searingly relevant opus to intellectual freedom,” by Kirkus Reviews, King discusses the story as part of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Words & Pictures programming.

Pittsburgh Chocolate, Wine, and Whiskey Festival

Rivers Casino, February 24

The ultimate indulgence … from unlimited wine pours to all the savory and sweet treats you can eat; we hope any healthy-eating New Year’s Eve resolutions you may have set are over by the time this event rolls around.

A man with long curly hair plays a black acoustic guitar and sings on stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Music of Pink Floyd: A Rock Symphony

Heinz Hall, February 27

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra commemorates Pink Floyd’s greatest musical achievement, the iconic, swirling psychedelic sounds of The Dark Side of the Moon, with an arrangement that features selections from the rock band’s profuse discography, including The Wall, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, and Wish You Were Here, alongside The Dark Side of the Moon.

The Book of Mormon

Benedum Center, February 27-March 3

There are reasons why The Book of Mormon is a nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Among them: the rousing first act finale. See for yourself when the scandalous comedy lands at Pittsburgh’s PNC Broadway.

Story by Jordan Snowden

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