Pittsburgh Happenings: January 23-29

It’s a week for the arts in Pittsburgh! Check out national touring dance shows or peek into a small town show featuring a local jazz musician. There are plenty of adventures out there, so don’t waste any time and plan out your schedule now. 

A man in a blue shirt holds a guitar on his lap sporting a grey beard, glasses, and black cap.
Photo courtesy of Jazz Guitar Today

Mark Strickland Trio feat. Dave Brahm and David Hanson

Greer Cabaret Theater, January 23

Come celebrate musicians Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, and Grant Green with the Mark Strickland Trio for a night of jazz musings. Leader of the group, Mark Strickland, started playing guitar and pursuing jazz music in the late 60s. He would later go on to play with Grady Tate and Gerald Wilson and now presents to an eager crowd his learnings.

A man with his shirt open dips a woman in a dance outfit with her leg sticking up in the air as they stand on a disco ball.
Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Dancing With the Stars

Benedum Center, January 24

See all your favorite Dancing With the Stars professionals dance their hearts out on stage to new electrifying numbers and some of the show stopping choreography from season 32. The tour delivers an unforgettable night of dance performances from world-renowned dancers including Brandon Armstrong, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, and Britt Stewart.

A woman with grey hair wearing a black suit top and gold necklace outside smiles for the camera.
Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Speaker Series

Maria Yovanovitch: Pittsburgh Speakers Series

Heinz Hall, January 24

Hear from the former US Ambassador to Ukraine in this speaker series by the University of Pittsburgh. Maria Yovanovitch is known for her efforts to battle corruption and defend human rights as an expert on Eastern European affairs. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to look inside the political affairs system. 

Couples dance around a bald man instructor who walks down the center of the room as the couples dance around him. Photo is in black and white.
Photo courtesy of CrossBody Dance and Movement

Day of Zouk

CrossBody Dance and Movement, January 27

Get up and ready to move with a Day of Zouk, a form of Brazilian partner dancing and also a fantastic exercise. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard of Zouk before or if you’ve been dancing for years, instructors Parker Amsel and Nancy Xu are prepared to help you learn the steps and break a sweat.

A self portrait of Andy Warhol is sketched very lightly on paper, looking almost stained.
Photo courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Curator Tours of Unseen: Permanent Collection Works

Andy Warhol Museum, January 27

Join either Museum Director, Patrick Moore, or Chief Curator, Aaron Levi Garvey, for a tour of more than 60 works that have never been displayed since they entered the museum’s collection. You’ll be able to view some works admired by Warhol as well as pieces that represent experiments on well-known Warhol images.

Check out the other events that we’re excited for this month!

Story by Kylie Thomas

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