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Meet others in your local area that are interested in attending, discussing, learning more about the local cultural arts scene. All art forms and art enthusiasts welcome. Share your interests in art, music, film, dance, theater, etc. with others. Have fun and meet new people who share an appreciation and enjoyment of the arts! Our meetups offer a chance to get out into the community, relax, socialize and enjoy activities such as: Movies, Symphony, Concerts, Museums, Plays, Bands, Comedy, and FUN!

Upcoming events (4+)

"The Magic Flute" with 75% off discount tickets and Cast Q&A

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

THE MAGIC FLUTE
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Nov. 6, 9, 12, 14, 2021 at the Benedum

Mozart’s final and most-celebrated opera is the mystical adventure "The Magic Flute"

Young Prince Tamino embarks on a hero’s quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina from Sarastro’s clutches. Along the way, he learns that things aren’t always as they seem. Aided by a magic flute, and accompanied by his trusty sidekick Papageno the bird catcher, Tamino pursues truth and reason, love and enlightenment.

Full of beautiful melodies and enchanting characters, this timeless tale of light battling darkness will delight adults and children alike.

Understand Every Word: "The Magic Flute" is sung in English with English supertitles projected above the stage at all performances.

For more information about "The Magic Flute" including song/video samples, photos, cast/artistic team, synopsis, etc. please visit https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/the-magic-flute/

Proof of vaccination required - get the full details on Pittsburgh Opera's COVID Protocols webpage https://www.pittsburghopera.org/tickets/covid-protocols Please be advised that Covid vaccination and masking requirements have been recently updated for all indoor Pittsburgh Opera performances currently scheduled through November 30, 2021.

Meetup Ticket Discount Offer

With promo code[masked]http://www.culturaldistrict.org/promotion/apply?promotion_code=94819, Meetup members can purchase discounted tickets of $40.50 (regularly $162.50) or $20.50 (regularly $82.50) for either the Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm or Friday, November 12th at 7:30pm performance of "The Magic Flute"

There are only a limited number of discounted seats at those prices, which are available in both the orchestra level and balcony level. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and are not for sale at the Box Office. With this link the discount is pre-applied -- where you can click on the theater map to see what discount seats are available in Orchestra Level (on the floor), Director’s Circle, and First Tier http://www.culturaldistrict.org/promotion/apply?promotion_code=94819 If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Parkulo, Group Services Manager, PITTSBURGH OPERA at[masked] x 213 or [masked]

This is a very generous offer and a wonderful opportunity to experience opera, especially for those that perhaps have never checked out classic opera before. Naturally, this offer is not intended to be a substitute for Pittsburgh Opera[masked] subscriptions which also have many benefits.

If you prefer going on Friday, November 12, please RSVP to other Meetup posting https://www.meetup.com/Art-lovers/events/281240719

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION Your ticket will also include a very interesting pre-show discussion (with colorful study guide) one hour before every performance. Thus, we shall plan to meet inside the Benedum at 6 PM (on Tuesday, November 9) for this discussion.

AFTER-SHOW Cast Q&A Discussion When the show ends, please feel free to go downstairs inside the Benedum for a discussion with cast members. The Q&A discussions are often very funny and engaging, and usually last 30-60 minutes with a chance for photos and autographs.

And if you can't make it on Tuesday, November 9 or Friday, November 12 with the Meetup ticket offer, please consider attending one of the other performances of "The Magic Flute"

Saturday, November 6 at 8 PM

Tuesday, November 9 at 7 PM

Friday, November 12 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 14 at 2 PM

Normally priced tickets and ticket availability for all performances may be found at https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/the-magic-flute/ or by calling (412)[masked], or stopping by the Theater Square/Benedum Box Office.

Parking Here is the ParkPGH website with real-time info on downtown parking garage availability http://parkpgh.org or call[masked]

"The Magic Flute" with 75% off discount tickets

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

THE MAGIC FLUTE
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Nov. 6, 9, 12, 14, 2021 at the Benedum

Mozart’s final and most-celebrated opera is the mystical adventure "The Magic Flute"

Young Prince Tamino embarks on a hero’s quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina from Sarastro’s clutches. Along the way, he learns that things aren’t always as they seem. Aided by a magic flute, and accompanied by his trusty sidekick Papageno the bird catcher, Tamino pursues truth and reason, love and enlightenment.

Full of beautiful melodies and enchanting characters, this timeless tale of light battling darkness will delight adults and children alike.

Understand Every Word: "The Magic Flute" is sung in English with English supertitles projected above the stage at all performances.

For more information about "The Magic Flute" including song/video samples, photos, cast/artistic team, synopsis, etc. please visit https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/the-magic-flute/

Proof of vaccination required - get the full details on Pittsburgh Opera's COVID Protocols webpage https://www.pittsburghopera.org/tickets/covid-protocols Please be advised that Covid vaccination and masking requirements have been recently updated for all indoor Pittsburgh Opera performances currently scheduled through November 30, 2021.

Meetup Ticket Discount Offer

With promo code[masked]http://www.culturaldistrict.org/promotion/apply?promotion_code=94819, Meetup members can purchase discounted tickets of $40.50 (regularly $162.50) or $20.50 (regularly $82.50) for either the Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm or Friday, November 12th at 7:30pm performance of "The Magic Flute"

There are only a limited number of discounted seats at those prices, which are available in both the orchestra level and balcony level. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and are not for sale at the Box Office. With this link the discount is pre-applied -- where you can click on the theater map to see what what discount seats are available in Orchestra Level (on the floor), Director’s Circle, and First Tier http://www.culturaldistrict.org/promotion/apply?promotion_code=94819 If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Parkulo, Group Services Manager, PITTSBURGH OPERA at[masked] x 213 or [masked]

This is a very generous offer and a wonderful opportunity to experience opera, especially for those that perhaps have never checked out classic opera before. Naturally, this offer is not intended to be a substitute for Pittsburgh Opera[masked] subscriptions which also have many benefits.

If you prefer going on Tuesday, November 9, please RSVP to other Meetup posting https://www.meetup.com/Art-lovers/events/281240720

PRE-SHOW DISCUSSION Your ticket will also include a very interesting pre-show discussion (with colorful study guide) one hour before every performance. Thus, we shall plan to meet inside the Benedum at 6:30 PM (on Friday, November 12) for this discussion.

And if you can't make it on Tuesday, November 9 or Friday, November 12 with the Meetup ticket offer, please consider attending one of the other performances of "The Magic Flute"

Saturday, November 6 at 8 PM

Tuesday, November 9 at 7 PM

Friday, November 12 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 14 at 2 PM

Normally priced tickets and ticket availability for all performances may be found at https://www.pittsburghopera.org/season/the-magic-flute/ or by calling (412)[masked], or stopping by the Theater Square/Benedum Box Office.

Parking Here is the ParkPGH website with real-time info on downtown parking garage availability http://parkpgh.org or call[masked]

Free Brown Bag 'Animated Arias' Concert - with optional lunch in Strip District

Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip

Please join us for a free brown bag concert (performed by Pittsburgh Opera's incredibly talented Resident Artists) as we also welcome new members to the Meetup group. There will also be a chance to win some raffle prizes, such as tickets and CDs/DVDs/books.

Attracting about 200 people each month, these free performances feature Pittsburgh Opera's Resident Artists for one-hour concerts to help showcase upcoming productions during Pittsburgh Opera's[masked] season.

FREE TICKET RESERVATIONS
To assist with logistics, including acknowledgment of Pittsburgh Opera's Covid safety protocols, vaccination policy, masking requirements, etc., please register in advance
https://pghopera.typeform.com/to/WPGZxtSr?typeform-source=www.pittsburghopera.org

Proof of vaccination required - get the full details on Pittsburgh Opera's COVID Protocols webpage https://www.pittsburghopera.org/tickets/covid-protocols

Pittsburgh Opera's November Brown Bag concert, "Animated Arias", unveils an innovative new partnership where students from the Cinema Arts Department of Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts creating custom animated videos set to opera selections by Pittsburgh Opera

Six video shorts will be shown to the public for the first time! The animated shorts feature music from classic operas -- such as Carmen, The Magic Flute, and The Barber of Seville -- to bring the music to life in new, exciting ways.

Free Family-Friendly Brown Bag Concert

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This free performance takes place in the George R. White studio at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Avenue in the Strip. It's free and open to everyone. Bring a friend and bring a lunch!

Doors open at 11:30 AM.

Please note that the Pittsburgh Opera garage is available only for handicapped parking, by reservation. Handicapped parking reservations must be made by 4 PM Friday, November 12.

For more information about this Brown Bag Concert, please visit https://www.pittsburghopera.org/calendar/detail/november-brown-bag

For more information about Pittsburgh Opera, please visit http://pittsburghopera.org

So whether you're curious or just looking to take a little break while shopping in the Strip, please consider stopping by Pittsburgh Opera to enjoy their resident artists as they sing classics to give guests a little taste of opera.

And if you're relatively new to Meetup, this would be a nice event to attend to meet lots of people in a very relaxed, convenient setting. Because the concert ends at 1 PM, your Saturday afternoon will still be open. Depending on the RSVPs and interests of the group, some people may decide to go out for an optional lunch or just walk around the Strip District checking out some places.

Options for Spending Time in the Strip District After the Concert

1) A lunch option within a few blocks walk from the Pittsburgh Opera location.

2) In addition to many interesting restaurants, shops, etc., there are great places within a short walk, such as the Heinz History Center & Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (1212 Smallman Street) http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/ Admission is Adults ($18); Senior Citizens 62+ ($15); Retired & Active Duty Military (Receive $2 off of admission); Students with a valid school ID ($9); Children ages 6-17 ($9); Children ages 5 and under (Free); Members (Free)

Parking Here are several websites with recommendations for parking in the Strip District, including pricing for various garages, outdoor lots, meters, street parking, etc. http://stripdistrictneighbors.com/parking/ and https://www.parkme.com/pittsburgh-parking/strip-district

The Strip District is also readily accessible with PAT Buses 54, 86, 87, 88, and 91 which have stops at the corner of 25th and Liberty which is directly across from the Pittsburgh Opera location.

Stay tuned for updates!

Light Up Night

Various Downtown Locations (Theater Square, Market Square, PPG Place, various art galleries)

Please join us for Light Up Night http://www.downtownpittsburghholidays.com/light-up-night/ which traditionally kicks off the holiday season.

Based on the RSVP interest, weather forecast, and full Light Up Night schedule, we'll update the description with suggestions on gathering times/locations.

With so many activities unfolding simultaneously, Light Up Night is also well suited for people to enjoy in smaller groups (or with family/friends instead) depending on their interests.

Stay tuned for updates!!

Parking Here is the ParkPGH website with real-time info on downtown parking garage availability http://parkpgh.org where you can also download apps, get garage availability via text messaging, etc. You can also call[masked].

It will very busy for Light Up Night and so many people may wish to consider using public transportation.

Light Up Night is also a great way to spend time with friends or small groups with similar interests to enjoy the various festivities.

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