Great performing and visual arts events in Pittsburgh this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Pittsburgh this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a fresh take on the space race to local art exhibitions.

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The Pittsburgh Pancakes & Booze Art Show

This pop-up art show features more than 75 local Pittsburgh artists, some of whom will be creating their pieces live at the show. Come hungry and nosh on the all-you-can-eat pancake buffet, as well as craft beer and cocktails.  

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m.- Sunday, Jan. 20, 2 a.m.
Where: Spirit, 242 51st St.
Price: $13

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'Moon Shoot' at Byham Theater

Recreating the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the space race, the play "Moon Shot" unfolds on a 21-square-foot stage to represent NASA's original Mercury capsules. Expect a tense yet humorous journey to the moon that's suitable for ages seven and up.

When: Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., and Sunday Jan. 19, 2 p.m.
Where: Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St.
Price: $12

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'Meridian' at BoxHeart Gallery

Celebrate the opening of artist Stephanie Armbruster's new exhibition "Meridian." Using a torch, Armbruster fuses layers of translucent wax onto canvas. The exhibit's name refers to the way each painting captures a single memory and how those memories may change over time.

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 5-8p.m.
Where: BoxHeart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Ave.
Price: Free

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'Dwell' at BoxHeart Gallery

Also at BoxHeart Gallery this Sunday night: The debut of Erika Stearly's exhibition "Dwell." Stearly's paintings depict ordinary homes and encourage viewers tquestion who lives in each and what their lives are like.

When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 5-8 p.m.
Where: BoxHeart Gallery,  4523 Liberty Ave.
Price: Free

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