Free Events This Week for Pitt Undergraduates Only!


1. Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin with Orion Weiss, piano
2. Lord of the Flies
3. Yellowman
4. The Nutcracker
5. Oliver Twist
6. Phipps Tour- Winter Flower Show

1. Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin with Orion Weiss, piano
Chamber Music Pittsburgh
Monday, November 30
Meeting Time: 5:25 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:30 PM

Janacek Violin Sonata
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100
Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major
A series of short pieces to be announced from the stage

Don't miss this extraordinary duo.

Noah Bendix-Balgley, recently appointed Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic--considered the best in all of European orchestras-- and outgoing Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, has thrilled and moved audiences around the world with his performances.

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.

Join us for a delicious dinner at Yuva before the concert.

2. Lord of the Flies
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Wednesday, December 2
Meeting Time: 6:05 PM
Estimated End Time: 10 PM

Ralph: That’s not the beastie. It’s us.

Lord of the Flies, adapted from the classic novel, tells the tale of 11 students trapped on an island with no adults. They must fend for themselves and make their own rules – their survival depends on it. Some are driven by reason, others by basic human instinct. As they battle for dominance, they slowly realize that the real thing to fear is themselves.

Join us for dinner at Yuva India before the play.

3. Yellowman
Pitt Stages
Thursday, December 3
Meeting Time: 5:55 PM
Estimated End Time: 10 PM

An award-winning play by Dale Orlandersmith and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Yellowman is a multi-character masterpiece about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small town Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. The play explores the negative associations surrounding male blackness as well as the effect these racial stereotypes have on black women.

Join us for dinner at The Porch before the play.

4. The Nutcracker
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Friday, December 4
Meeting Time: 4:45 PM
Estimated End Time: 9:30 PM

Holiday magic envelopes the stage in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's classic The Nutcracker. Set to Tchaikovsky's sublime score, a dreamlike journey unfolds through a moonlit snow scape to a whimsical Land of Enchantment. More than 100 dancers bring to life iconic choreography from the wondrous waltz of the snowflakes to the pristine Sugarplum Fairy pas de deux. Interwoven with Pittsburgh vistas and charm, PBT’s The Nutcracker brings the story home for a holiday tradition that the Post-Gazette calls “the most lavish of all in Pittsburgh.”

Dinner at Tonic Bar and Grill before the ballet!

5. Oliver Twist
PICT Classic Theatre
Saturday, December 5
Meeting Time: 5:40 PM
Estimated End Time: 10:30 PM

Set against the backdrop of dark and grimy London neighborhoods during the Victorian era, Oliver Twist is orphaned and lost in a world of criminals and tarts and held in the clutches of an avaricious old man. In one of the most famous stories of all time, the young and innocent are brought face to face with some of the worst sinners in London, but the result is an understanding of salvation and happiness.

Enjoy dinner with us at The Porch before the play!

6. Phipps Tour: Winter Flower Show
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Sunday, December 6
Meeting Time: 10:55 AM
Estimated End Time: 1:30 PM

Ring in the holidays with displays that are bigger and better than ever!

The most magical time of the year arrives with the Winter Flower Show. Bringing the familiar carol “Deck the Halls” to life, each of the changing exhibit rooms will embody the spirit of the holiday tune, complete with artful arrangements of LED lights, decorated fir trees, whimsical props, and, of course, plenty of seasonal favorites such as colorful poinsettias, aromatic paperwhites, showy amaryllis and a jaw-dropping massive evergreen situated in the pond of the Victoria Room. Be on the lookout for tiny troll figures hidden throughout the displays, a clever twist on the “troll the ancient yuletide carol” lyric of the song.

Join us for a delicious brunch at The Porch before the tour.