Top performing and visual arts events in Pittsburgh this weekend

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up three artsy events around Pittsburgh this weekend that will scratch your cultural itch, from an in-depth look at an upcoming opera to a discounted photography museum excursion.

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Go behind the scenes of 'afterWARds: Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined'

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the opera 'afterWARds: Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined,' which the Pittsburgh Opera is set to debut later this month. Producers and collaborators will show fans what it took to bring the interpretation to the stage.

When: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave.
Price: $5

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Score 40 percent off BYOB painting class at Kiln-N-Time

Grab your favorite bottle of wine and head over to the Kiln-N-Time studio for a social painting session. In two hours you'll learn the basics of painting on canvas from a professional artist. If you don't like what you see at the end of the night, you can always blame the wine.

When: Thursday, Jan. 10 or Friday, Jan. 11, 7-9p.m.
Where: Kiln-N-Time, 3801 Penn Ave.
Price: $21 (regularly $35)

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Explore the Photo Antiquities museum for up to 57 percent off

Head over to the Northside to trace the history of the photograph, from the Daguerreotype to the Polaroid to the modern digital images stored on the device in your pocket. The Photo Antiquities museum offers a large collection of vintage cameras and photographs along with rotating exhibits.

When: Thursday, Jan. 10, Friday, Jan. 11 or Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Photo Antiquities: Museum of Photographic History, 531 E. Ohio St.
Price: $11-$26 for two to six guests (regularly $20-$60)

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