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The best performing and visual arts events in Pittsburgh this week

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Pittsburgh this week, from an art show to an opera.

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The Pittsburgh Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Come hungry on Saturday night to the "Pancakes & Booze" pop-up art show.  There will be an all-you-can-eat flapjack station, along with more than 300 pieces of art on display, all created by local artists. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.- Sunday, Feb. 24, 2 a.m.
Where: Spirit, 242 51st St.
Price: $13
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Art And...Ballet, with Karina Smigla-Bobinski

Come to the Mattress Factory Thursday for an opportunity to hear from artist in residence Karina Smigla-Bobinski as you see her installation, "ADA." Also, the students from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School will perform vignettes around the piece, creating a unique union of visual and performing arts. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
Where: 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Price: Free
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Make-It-A-Date at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Grab a date for this glassmaking class, where each couple will create sculpted glass flowers. While you work, flame-working and glassblowing demonstrations will take place throughout the night and you'll be able to nosh on appetizers and have a glass of wine or beer too. 

When: Friday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
Where: 5472 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Price: $75
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Glory Denied

Head to the Pittsburgh Opera on Saturday for the opening-night performance of "Glory Denied."  The opera tells the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, who endured nine years of captivity in Vietnam as America's longest-held POW. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.
Where: 2425 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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