“The Planets – An HD Odyssey” World Premiere With Pittsburgh Symphony and Mendelssohn Choir (CPs Fri., 2/7/14)

1)  The Planets – An HD Odyssey is a highly creative concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Honeck, and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. The two musical groups will perform a program of world premiere compositions titled The Elements (commissioned by the PSO), written by five different composers (Burke/Jang/Rosenblum/Vali/Williams) representing Pittsburgh universities and involving the basic elements of earth, water, fire, air, and metal. Holst’s The Planets will also be performed. Video footage from NASA of the planets will be shown while the pieces are being performed. What a great idea all around! 8 p.m. Runs through Sunday. Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave. Cultural District.

2) A Rebelution will start in Pittsburgh tonight sometime after 8 p.m. That’s the band Rebelution, who bring their rockin’ reggae sound to Stage AE along with singer Cris Cab. Rebelution, from Santa Barbara, Calif., are on their Winter Greens Tour. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

3) South Side’s Rex Theater is the place to be tonight for some top DJs spinning a hot mix of  dance club music. Repping Miami is South African-native Martin Folb, known as MartyParty and is half of the duo PANTyRAID. His signature ingredients include big bass lines, inspiring melodies, and southern crunk-inspired hip-hop. Also on the bill is Joker, a dubstep-influenced DJ whose performances run the gamut from laid back to high energy and have been described as “the soundtrack to a pimp on an interstellar journey.” 9 p.m.  1602 E. Carson St.

4) Good Fridays at the Warhol is a weekly party at the museum, featuring art exhibits, music, and cocktails in the high temple to Andy Warhol’s numerous talents. Half-price museum admission. 5 – 10 p.m. 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.

5)  Unblurred: First Fridays on Penn Avenue features a variety of visual and performing arts at galleries, clubs, and restaurants along Penn Avenue (4800-5500) in the Garfield, Bloomfield, and Friendship neighborhoods. 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Most events are free.

6) The Pens take on the New York Rangers in a 7 p.m. game at the Consol Energy Center. This is the last Pens game before the Olympic break. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown.

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