1) Let There Be Cello. That’s the title of 2Cellos’s newest album and current tour, which takes them to PPG Paints Arena. The Croatian cellist duo puts a classical spin on pop and rock standards, such as “Thunderstruck“ by AC/DC, and also composes originals. The duo’s debut LP was its 2011 self-titled album. 8 p.m. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. (CM)
2) Noted magician and Pittsburgh native Lee Terbosic tours nationally and has had numerous national TV appearances. Now he is debuting an exciting new magic show this evening at Liberty Magic. The new act is called In Plain Sleight and showcases Terbosic’s amazing card tricks and other feats of magic. He recreated the Houdini straitjacket escape in Pittsburgh in 2016 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the event. He has also appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
In regard to the Cultural Trust opening Liberty Magic, where he is an artistic director, Terbosic said recently, “I liked the idea. It’s been a dream of mine since I was about 20 years old to have a magic parlor in Pittsburgh—the city that I love—for local and national magicians.” He continued, “It would be a great place for young magicians to come and see other magicians and possibly have some magic workshops for them.” 7:30 p.m. Terbosic will be appearing at Liberty Magic through May 12.
There is also a special Skeleton Key VIP Experience which unlocks the first two rows of the cozy theater for a chance to become part of the performance (if you wish), and gives you an exclusive meet and greet with the magician after the show which includes private, close-up tricks. Members of the Skeleton Key VIP Experience will also be able to purchase merchandise not available to the general public.
Liberty Magic is recommended for ages 18 and up; no one under 12 will be admitted. Cocktail or party attire is suggested. The venue also offers a special space for private groups. There is also a BYOB option for a corkage fee. Liberty Magic is at 811 Liberty Avenue in the Cultural District. For tickets and more information visit the Trust Arts Liberty Magic or call (412) 456-6666.