The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the afronaut(a) Film Club at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., at 2 p.m. Afronaut(a) is a seven-part film series showcasing films that inspire the work of Pittsburgh artist Alisha B. Wormsley. The films range from science fiction, African diaspora and mythology to storytelling, anthropology and experimental art. Each salon-style event includes a guest artist who facilitates a short discussion and shares how the film has influenced his/her own works of art. The series integrates live performances by local and national artists. This week's installment includes Tomas Alfredson's short film "Let the Right One In." The feature film is Ridley Scott's "Alien." Free. Doors open at 1 p.m. Info: www.kelly-strayhorn.org and afronautafilms.tumblr.com.
The Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society presents the Orion String Quartet, featuring Haydn's Quartet in G minor, Bartok's Quartet No. 6 and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden," at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Brothers and violinists Daniel and Todd Phillips are Squirrel Hill natives, and the quartet rounds out with violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Timothy Eddy. Tickets: $15-$35; 412-624-4129 or www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.
A free public reception will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Saint Vincent Gallery for the exhibition "Br. Cosmas Wolf: Monk, Architect, Sculptor, Designer." Saint Vincent artist and artisan monks designed and built churches, monasteries, rectories and schools for the many 19th-century German immigrants, and created altars, pulpits, statues, windows, paintings and sacred vessels to meet liturgical needs. Brother Cosmas Wolf, O.S.B., headed a team considered unparalleled in the American liturgical arts. His sculptures, carvings, drawings and designs are exhibited for the first time in an artistic setting. The exhibition continues through Feb. 28 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe. Admission is free. Information: 724-805-2197 or http://gallery.stvincent.edu.
Norwegian musician and songwriter Jenny Hval makes her first appearance at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, at 8 p.m. as part of the museum's Sound Series. Ms. Hval's latest release is "Innocence Is Kinky." Pittsburgh's The Garment District, featuring Jennifer Baron (formerly of The Ladybug Transistor), opens the show. Tickets: $15 general/$12 members and students; www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Comedian and actor Eddie Griffin appears at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., at The Waterfront, Homestead. Best known for his hit comedy series "Malcolm and Eddie" (1996-2000), Mr. Griffin also has had roles in many films, including "The Last Boy Scout," "Coneheads," "Jason's Lyric" and "Norbit." Showtimes are 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $30; www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.
The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra will open its 45th season with a concert featuring works by Bach, Handel and Ravel. Playing alongside the new Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Singers, the WSO will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. Tickets: $10-$39; 724-837-1850 or www.westmorelandsymphony.org.
Remember learning to play the recorder in elementary school? The members of the Flanders Recorder Quartet kept at it, and they've gotten pretty good, having performed more than 1,800 concerts in 42 countries. Presented by Renaissance and Baroque of Pittsburgh, they'll play "A Musical Banquet With J.S. Bach," at Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10-$35; www.rbsp.org or 412-361-2048.
The Butler County Symphony Orchestra will play the soundtrack to "City Lights" alongside a projection of the Charlie Chaplin film at 7:30 p.m. at Butler Intermediate High School, 551 Fairground Hill Road, Butler. Tickets: $5.50-$23; 724-283-1402 or www.showclix.com.
The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society will present British organist Paul Roberts at Keystone Oaks High School, 1000 Kelton Ave., Dormont. Tickets are $15-$20 for the 2 p.m. concert. More at theatreorgans.com/patos or 724-446-9744.