"Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp/Andy Warhol," an exhibition comparing and contrasting two of the most influential artists of the 20th century, opens at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Shore. Museum archivist and exhibition curator Matt Wrbican brings new insight to the connection based on Warhol's own writings. Many Duchamp works are on loan from the Moderna Musee in Stockholm for this venue only. (www.warhol.org or 412-237-8300).
Solo percussionist Lisa Pegher, an alumna of Duquesne University, will perform with local musicians and the CAPA Percussion Group as part of a DVD/CD release party of her new multimedia effort, "Minimal Art: Imaginary Windows." Tickets to the concert at 7:30 p.m. at the CAPA Black Box, 110 Ninth St., Downtown; $15 for students and $20 for adults; visit minimalartmusic.com.
The Circus Project, with belly dance troupes Sadiqa and Hot Metal Muses, debuts at Belvedere's bar, 4016 Butler St., Lawrenceville, at 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a night of circus entertainment by the newly formed Pittsburgh-based performance troupe. The show will feature circus-style performances, including feats of zany acrobatics by team members O'Ryan and David Doyle, fascinating slackline skills by Laura Lantz, Lauren Etta and Howard Kim, and much more. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission at the door is $6 with a circus outfit, $9 without.
If you've ever wanted to learn how to knit a scarf, now's your chance. A free beginner class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fe Gallery, 4102 Butler St., Lawrenceville. Knitting equipment will be provided, as will dinner and the last opportunity to view the exhibition "Scissors." The class is a program of CommuniTeach, which arranges skill exchanges among young Pittsburghers (age 18 or older). It's supported by a Sprout Fund Seed Award. Registration is required at http://communiteach.com/learnit.php?glid=20.
Trends in "Contemporary Design and Craft" will be addressed by Sarah Nichols, independent curator and former Carnegie Museum of Art curator of decorative arts, at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum Theater. It's the last of four lectures celebrating the reopening of the Carnegie's Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries of decorative arts and design (free).
"Building a Transatlantic Bridge," a talk about the partnership between the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and the LVR-Industriemuseum, Oberhausen, Germany, will be given at 7 p.m. at the museum, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg (free). Katie Barnard and Anita Rometo, of the Greensburg Salem School District, will give an illustrated talk about the Transatlantic Journal Project, an exchange between students of the two countries. Funding is by the American Association of Museums and the U.S. Department of State (724-837-1500 or www.wmuseumaa.org).
New Horizon Theater presents "I Gotcha!: The Story of Joe Tex and the Soul Clan" at the Grey Box Theatre, 3595 Butler St., Lawrenceville. The show includes songs such as "Skinny Legs and All," "Show Me," "Hold On to What You Got" Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour" and Ben E. King's "This Magic Moment." Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday matinees. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. For more information, call 412-431-0773 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.