The monthly Art on Tap at Westmoreland @rt 30, from 5 to 7 p.m., will also be the opening reception for the museum's newest Pop-Up Exhibition, "But I Am the Fire" by Laurie Trok. Ms. Trok's cut-paper works are delicate but surprisingly strong. She plays with ideas of space and time, both in action and in process, transforming drawings into objects to see the shadows they make, to allow them to form visual poems. Admission is $7 and includes two drink tickets for beer from Greensburg's All Saints Brewing Co. or wine; $5 admission includes tickets for nonalcoholic drinks. The exhibition continues through Feb. 2 at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art's temporary location, 4764 State Route 30, east of Greensburg. A free salon with the artist will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. Information: 724-837-1500 or www.wmuseumaa.org.
Join Chatham Baroque for its 15th annual Twelfth Night Gala, a masqued ball with music performed by the trio, food from E2, drinks from the Livermore and a silent auction. Tickets are $100, $90 for subscribers and $150 for VIP level, available at www.showclix.com/event/TwelfthNight2014 or 412-687-1788. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.
Saxophone duo h2 performs at 8 p.m. at The Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, as part of the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh. Works include William Albright's "Fantasy Etudes," Amy Williams' "Univocity," Bernard Rands' "PRISM: Memo 6b," Matthew Rosenblum's "Mobius Loop" and Daniel Wohl's "Microfluctuations in Plainchant." Tickets are $10-$15 in advance, $15-$20 at the door, available at 412-624-7529 or www.music.pitt.edu/tickets.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for "The Circus of Life: Work by Susan Winicour" at the American Jewish Museum, Jewish Community Center, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill. The event is free, but reservations are suggested for the Zany Umbrella Circus performance from 7:15 to 8 p.m. (412-521-8011, ext. 105). The exhibition focuses on works by the artist, who died last year, that depict the pathos of the complexities of human relationships. Her figures convey a paradoxical sense of enjoyment and detachment. The artwork will be sold during a silent auction at the reception and continuing through the show's end date, March 28. Proceeds will benefit the American Jewish Museum.
The 27th annual Mascot Skate takes to the ice at Schenley Park Skating Rink, Overlook Drive, at 1:30 p.m. Meet and greet dozens of mascots including Iceburgh, Pirate Parrot and Kenny Kangaroo. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to capture the special moments as their children skate with the mascots. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for youth (17 and younger) and seniors (60 and older). Skate rental is $2.50, and skate sharpening is $3.50. Information: 412-422-6523 or www.Citiparks.net.