Issue Date: 
February 21, 2011


The Overtones, Pitt coed student a cappella choir, noon Feb. 25, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, Emerging Legend Series, Pitt Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Honeck Conducts Beethoven Masterpieces, Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) and, with soloist Lars Vogt, Piano Concerto No. 1, 8 p.m. Feb. 25, also Feb. 26-27, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Symphonie Fantastique, free Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra performance of this Berlioz work as well as works by Bizet and Mozart, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, tickets required for admission, 412-392-4872, www.pyso.us.

Concerto Festival, McKeesport Symphony Pops performing works by Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bruch, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, McKeesport Area High School, 2225 5th Ave., McKeesport, 412-664-2854, www.mckeesportsymphony.org.

Benjamin Beilman, award-winning violinist performing Bach, Strauss, Carter, Tower, and Hubay, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Bellefield Hall Recital Series, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.


Mattress Factory, Queloids: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art, through Feb. 27, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, 412-322-2231, www.mattress.org.

University Art Gallery, Mind Space, Maximalism in Contrast, presented by Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture, through March 18, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2400.

Frick Art Museum, Frick Art & Historical Center, Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings From the Blanton Museum of Art, featuring more than 60 drawings produced over a 400-year period, through April 17, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, American Landscapes: Treasures From the Parrish Art Museum and At the River’s Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane, through April 24, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty, Feb. 26-June 5, Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, through May 1, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture, In My Father’s House, mixed-media exhibition about how African Americans collect and preserve their culture, through June 2011, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Heinz History Center, America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, through Oct. 2, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


Film Series About Humanitarian Issues in Sudan, the Congo, and Chad, War Child: The Emmanuel Jal Story, Feb. 23; 3 Points: Peace, Protection, Punishment, Feb. 25; The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, Feb. 28; all films begin at 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, with introduction before and Q&A afterward led by John Prendergast, cofounder of an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity, Pitt’s Ford Institute for Human Security, 412-648-7434, www.fordinstitute.pitt.edu.


TIES Informational Luncheon for Researchers and Research Assistants, talk on Text Information Extraction System (TIES), Rebecca Crowley, director, Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program, Pitt School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Feb. 23, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 301, Conference Room 308, open to Pitt and UPMC faculty, staff, and students, Pitt Department of Biomedical Informatics, 412-623-4753.

“Eight Conversations About Race and Ethnicity,” Hazel Markus, Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences, and Paula Moya, associate professor of English, both from Stanford University, noon Feb. 23, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Reed Smith Lecture Series, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“Eye on Sudan: The Promise and Perils of Secession,” John Prendergast, cofounder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Room 3911, Posvar Hall, Ford Institute Speaker Series, 412-648-7434, www.fordinstitute.pitt.edu.

“Syphilis and Sodomy in Argentina and the United States, 1870-1940,”
Julien Comte, doctoral student, Pitt Department of History, 3 p.m. Feb. 23, 2201 Posvar Hall, Women’s Studies Program Lecture Series, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“‘Edo Era Robots?!’ The Art of Karakuri-ningyo,” Armen Bakalian, Pitt graduate student in East Asian studies, noon Feb. 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, asia@pitt.edu.

“Invisible Ink: Atomizing Textual Materialism in the Seventeenth Century,” Daniel Selcer, associate professor of philosophy, Duquesne University, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 501G Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program, www.medren.pitt.edu.

“Transparency 2011—The Budget and Your Career,” symposium, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 25, University Club, American Association for Budget and Program Analysis, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, free, registration required, www.aabpa.org.

“Decades of Asynchrony: Europe & Central Asia and the Dissolution of the Soviet Union,” 8th annual international graduate student conference of Pitt’s Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia, 1:30-5:45 p.m. Feb. 25 and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 4130 Posvar Hall, free and open to the public, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Pitt Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, goseca.2011@pitt.edu, www.goseca.blogspot.com.


Mahalia Jackson: Standing on Holy Ground, written and directed by Vernell A. Lillie, Feb. 24-March 12, 7th-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-8498, www.kuntu.org.

Riverdance, celebration of Irish music, song, and dance, Feb. 24-26, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Churchill in Short(s)? Tommy Costello directing three lesser-known yet thoroughly contemporary one-act plays by Caryl Churchill, through Feb. 27, Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Repertory Theatre, Department of Theatre Arts, 412-624-6568, www.play.pitt.edu.

Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Layon Gray’s historical drama based on real-life experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen—the celebrated African American air squadron during World War II, 4 p.m. Feb. 27, also Feb. 28, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Guest Attraction, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


Yanhong Yang, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Fluorous Membrane Based Separations and Reactions,” 10 a.m. Feb 22, 307 Eberly Hall.

Rachel R. Bailey, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Modeling the Epidemiologic and Economic Impacts of Nosocomial Infection Prevention Strategies,” 3 p.m. Feb. 23, Parkvale Annex Conference Room, First Floor.

Chad M. Shade, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Lanthanide-Containing Nanomaterials: Utilizing Lanthanide Luminescence for Biological Applications,” 10 a.m. Feb. 23, Room 135 Chevron Science Center.

Yvonne Chao, School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program, 11 a.m. Feb. 24, “Mesenchymal to Epithelial Reverting Transition in Breast Cancer Metastases: A Key Role For Re-Expression of E-Cadherin,” 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.