TODAY through NEXT SUNDAY
This is the last week to see the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual Exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art. Juror David Norr, chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, selected 56 artworks by 46 artists living within 150 miles of Pittsburgh. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and until 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission, which includes Carnegie Museum of Natural History, is $17.95; seniors, $14.95; students and children 3-18, $11.95; members and children under 3, free. Admission after 4 p.m. Thursdays is adult, seniors, $10; student/child, $5. Information: 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.
The focus of this month's Culture Club at the Carnegie Museum of Art will be "Play Is Not Just for Kids!," inspired by the new exhibition "The Playground Project," part of the upcoming 2013 Carnegie International. Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m. and salon-style conversation in the galleries about 6 p.m. $10 includes museum admission and one drink ticket. Information: 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform music from various Pixar flicks, from "Toy Story" to "Brave," with movie clips accompanying them (or the other way 'round) on a screen above the orchestra. All of Pixar's films will be featured, including "Finding Nemo," "Cars" and "Monsters, Inc." Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Hall, Downtown. Tickets: $19-$75; 412-392-4900 or pittsburghsymphony.org.
Oscar-winning actress and comedian Mo'Nique, best known for her portrayal of the mentally disturbed abusive mother in the film "Precious," will perform at the Pittsburgh Improv, 166 E. Bridge St., The Stacks at the Waterfront in Homestead. Shows are 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40; www.improv.com or 412-462-5233.
"Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" opens this day at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The exhibition comprises more than 200 recently excavated objects, none of which had been seen outside Saudi Arabia until 2010. The exhibition continues until Nov. 3. Information: 412-622-3131 or www.carnegiemnh.org.