Issue Date: 
October 10, 2011


Trillium String Quartet, noon Oct. 12, free, Nordy’s Café, ground floor, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays Concert Series Fall 2011, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Jay Hitt, folk guitarist and songwriter, noon Oct. 14, free, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm.

The Kruger Brothers, traditional bluegrass band, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Calliope Center Stage Concerts, 412-316-1915, www.calliopehouse.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


University Art Gallery, On a Lucky Day a Surprising Balance of Forms and Spaces Will Appear, through Oct. 21, exhibition comprising work of 14 faculty members in Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2430.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey, through Dec. 31; Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, ongoing; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

The Warhol, Fifteen Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol, through Jan. 8; I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video, and Television, ongoing, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Heinz History Center,
Angels of Mercy: Sisters in Healthcare in Western Pennsylvania, through late Fall 2011; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation,
Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy, rare gems from the original collection of founder Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882-1963), through Dec. 15, 5th floor of Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Carnegie Mellon University, 412-268-2434, http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/.

Wood Street Galleries, Cell Phone Disco, ongoing, Tito Way, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


“When Affirmative Action Was White: Further Reflections,” Ira Katznelson, professor of political science and history, Columbia University, noon Oct. 12, Cathedral of Learning 20th floor, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems’ Fall 2011 Speaker Series sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, 412-624-7382.

Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian, biographer, and author of Alexander Hamilton and Washington: A Life, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s 2011-12 Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsspeakerseries.org.

“Reform and Competency-Based Medicine Education: Changing Forces and Realities,”
Eric Holmboe, adjunct professor of medicine at Yale University and senior vice president of the American Board of Internal Medicine, noon Oct. 14, Scaife Hall 4th floor, Lecture Room 3, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, Pitt School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

“Darell Hammond: KaBoom! How One Man Built a Movement.”
Hammond is founder and CEO of KaBOOM! a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring play space for children, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Schenley Ballroom, Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center, Oakland, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Institute for Social Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, 412-648-1336, gspiapf@pitt.edu.

“Making Pittsburgh ‘Most Livable’ for All: Lessons Being Learned From the Homewood Children’s Village,” John M. Wallace, Philip Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, Pitt School of Social Work, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu.

“Biological Revolution and Paradigm Changes: Transforming Science, Technology, and Knowledge Transfer via Commercialization,”
Leroy Hood, president and cofounder, Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Scaife Hall, Auditoriums 5 and 6, Pitt Office of Enterprise Development, 412-624-3160, www.oed.pitt.edu.


Second Annual Pitt Film & Media Graduate Conference, Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict, presented by Pitt Film Studies Graduate Student Organization, Oct. 14-16, 501 Cathedral of Learning, free and open to public; keynote speaker is Stephen Prince, renowned film scholar at Virginia Tech and author of Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism, 4-6 p.m. Oct 15, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, www.fsgso.pitt.edu.

"Getting a Plum Internship in Media, Publishing, and PR,"
panel discussion featuring professionals from several media and publishing outlets, Q&A and dessert reception, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt Department of English, The Pitt News, www.english.pitt.edu.


The End of the Affair, dramatization of Graham Greene’s iconic novel about a passionate affair that highlights the impossibility of knowing someone and the ways in which we order our morality, Oct. 6-30, former Emma Kaufmann Clinic, 3028 Brereton St., Polish Hill, Quantum Theatre, 412-697-2929, www.quantumtheatre.com.

Ballroom With a Twist, dancers join Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-16, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pops, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

La Traviata, Verdi’s music set to libretto based on Dumas’ La Dame aux Camellias, Oct. 15, 18, 21, 23, Benedum Center, 237 Seventh Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.

Time Stands Still by Donald Marguilies, adventuresome couple shares love of reporting from war zones until one of them is seriously wounded, Oct. 15 through Nov. 6, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, City Theatre Company, 412-431-4400, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Electra, Sophocles’ drama that brings to life the myths of ancient Greece while telling the timeless tale of one family’s tragedy, through Oct. 30, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, www.ppt.org.


Gildas A. Ofoulhast-Othamot, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 18, “The Dangers of Natural Resources Decentralization: Decentralized Forest Management, (Local) Development, and the Making of a Big Man in the Dimako Council, Cameroon,” 3800 Posvar Hall.