Carnegie Museum of Art
August 18
8-11 p.m.

After-hours at the museum? It’s more than just the basis for all those Nicolas Cage thrillers. Each and every Third Thursday of the month, the Carnegie Museum of Art collaborates with local music makers, rhyme-sayers, and beat purveyors to transform one of city’s most celebrated museums into—for a few short hours at least—the hottest nightclub in the city.

This Thursday, get BURNT with Hot Mass in the outdoor Sculpture Garden. Bust a move with the some of the city’s most celebrated DJs, whose legendary late-night dance party has been called “America’s Standout” by Electronic Beat magazine. It’s a rare opportunity to catch the nighthawks from Hot Mass on the P.M. side of midnight.

Need a break from the breakbeats? This might be your last chance to catch Ai WeiWei’s enormous Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads, on display in the Hall of Architecture until August 29. While you’re inside, refuel with a quick bite at the late-night cafe or perhaps a Lake Erie Monster from Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The good folks from Bike Pittsburgh will be on hand to valet your fixie. Additionally, Pittsburgh Style Week kicks off at 7 in the nearby Music Hall Foyer with FREESTYLE, a fashion show and exhibition that explores the women’s rights movements of the 1920s and 1960s through the lens of fashion. This separate event includes admission to the dance party. Tickets to BURNT are available in advance and at the door. Buy tickets.

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Brian Conway is a writer and photographer whose articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and local publications. In his free time, he operates Tripsburgh. Brian lives in the South Side.