History Uncorked

Senator John Heinz History Center
February 10
711 p.m.

The Heinz History Center is keeping its doors open late for a winter warmer filled with photography, magic, live painting and more.

Get uncorked at the venue‘s signature annual event—and one of Pittsburgh’s premiere parties for young professionals. For its 19th installment, History Uncorked will showcase the Center’s newest major exhibition, Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience.

Photo: Tommy V Photography.

While perusing 400 works from the Center’s massive photo vault on view for the first time, party-goers will see one of the very first “selfies” taken in Pittsburgh, antique daguerreotypes and tintypes, turn-of-the-century mugshots, modern Polaroids, and more.

After exploring the region’s identity “from the darkroom to the digital age,” attendees can pop into the Pixburgh-themed photo booth to create their own keepsakes.

Adding mystery and intrigue to the night will be entertainment by world-renowned magician and Pittsburgh native, Lee Terbosic. If you missed Terbosic’s 100th-anniversary recreation of Houdini’s death-defying, upside-down straight jacket escape in November, you don’t want to miss this hometown superhero performing his “Strolling Magic” routine.

Photo: Tommy V Photography.

Artist Baron Batch will add to the fun by creating a live painting inspired by Pixburgh photos and Uncorked revelers. Visitors can even bid on the painting during a silent auction.

Along with enjoying after-hours access to the History Center’s six floors of exhibits, Uncorked guests will be treated to live music by The Delaneys and a dance party hosted by DJ Mad Maxx.

Food and beverage vendors include Penn Brewery, Pittsburgh Winery, Alihan’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt, and Twelve Whiskey Barbecue.

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Jennifer Baron

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...