Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Main

October 17
7 – 10 p.m.

Forget about Night at the Museum, how about Night at the Library?

Fantastical stories and dream-like circus acts will collide at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) on Friday, October 17th. During Cirque: After Hours @ the Library, the public is invited to explore the mystical, dark and beautiful world of the night-time circus, and help raise funds for one of the city’s most significant cultural and educational amenities.

Those lucky enough to score tickets (Cirque is now sold-out) will step into the event’s enchanted environs to see the library like never before during this rare chance to experience the popular destination after-hours.

At dusk, the library’s main HQ in Oakland will transform into a circus of revery and intrigue featuring fortune tellers, contortionists, magicians, musicians and more. Cirque attendees will marvel at entertaining feats performed by magician Al Mazing and gravity-defying contortionists, get a glimpse into the future during tarot readings and spirit drawings and go behind-the-stacks for some seasonal maze fun.

Sway to live music by the charismatic local folk duo, The Wreckids, get creative with some mask making, airbrush tattoo and elegant face art activities and enjoy autumnal beer, wine and cocktail selections, as well as tasty light bites, from Marty’s Market and additional local restaurants.

Guests can also bid on library furniture, and vie for prizes, during the event’s silent auction and raffle. All proceeds from Cirque will benefit the operations of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Past After Hours @ CLP events have raised raised $29,000 to support the library’s programming.

The event is open to guests 21 years and older.

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.