Issue Date: 
October 17, 2011


Melinda Crawford,
U.S. national Scottish fiddle champion, noon Oct 19, free, Nordy’s Café, ground floor, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays Concert Series Fall 2011, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Honey Dewdrops, writers and singers of folk, old-time country, and bluegrass music, 7:30 p.m. Oct 20, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Calliope Center Stage Concerts, 412-316-1915, www.calliopehouse.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

AppalAsia, musical trio that combines Appalachian and Asian influences, noon Oct. 21, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor Hillman Library, Emerging Legend Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm.

Viva Bahia, featuring songstress Kenia and jazz musician Ivan Lins, both from Brazil, 8 p.m. Oct. 21, Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, 5941 Pennsylvania Ave., East Liberty, Mooka Entertainment in conjunction with Pitt Center for Latin American Studies and Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 412-291-4959, www.kelly-strayhorn.org/tickets.

Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto,
with Xian Zhang conducting and Xiang Yu, violin, Oct. 21, 23, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Rabi-Sashtriya: A Musical Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, directed by Pandit Samir Chatterjee, codirector of Pitt’s Indian music program and virtuoso tabla player of India, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, free and open to the public, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.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; The Imprint of War: Responses in Print, through Dec. 5, exhibition showcasing artwork by war-inspired artists Jacques Callot, Nicolas Naughton, and Sandow Birk, sponsored by students in Pitt’s Museum Studies Seminar course,  free public opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at gallery, 610-357-4599.

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.


“Making Pittsburgh ‘Most Livable’ for All: Lessons Being Learned From the Homewood Children’s Village,” John M. Wallace Jr., the 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.socialwork.pitt.edu.

“Impact Assessment of Free Trade Agreements on Vietnam’s Economy,”
James Cassing, Pitt professor of economics, noon Oct. 19, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, asia@pitt.edu.

“Clouds Drift Aloft, Do You See the Waves?” Pitt School of Arts and Sciences postdoctoral fellow Michael Gardiner and Noh Training Project faculty member Joyce S. Lim, 1 p.m. Oct. 19, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125.

“Beyond Price: Differentiate Your Company in Ways That Really Matter,” Mary Kay Plantes, MIT-trained economist and corporate strategist, 7:30-10 a.m. Oct. 20, University Club, Pitt Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence, register at 412-648-1544.

“The Hydra: Forked Discourses, Taxidermy and Freedom in Early Colonial Peru,” Gonzalo Lamana, professor in Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 20, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Humanities Center, www.humcenter.pitt.edu.

“Open Access: What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know,” Timothy S. Deliyannides, director of University Library System’s Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing; John H. Barnett, scholarly communications librarian, session focuses on open-access publishing and author rights, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 20, University Club, Ballroom B, University Library System Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, oscp@mail.pitt.edu.

Toi Derricotte and Dawn Lundy Martin,
award-winning poets and English professors at Pitt, free and open to public, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series 2011-12 Season, Pitt Writing Program, The Book Center, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Recognition in the Odyssey and in a Byzantine novel, Kallimachos and Chrysorrhoe,”
Edwin D. Floyd, professor and chair in Pitt’s Department of Classics, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 244B Cathedral of Learning, Department of Classics, www.classics.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.

“Author Rights and Publishing Today: What You Should Know and Why You Should Care,”
Denise Troll Covey, principal librarian for special projects, Carnegie Mellon University, noon Oct. 26, Lecture Room 5, Scaife Hall, special lecture in recognition of Open Access Week 2011, a global event to promote free, immediate online access to research, Pitt’s Health Sciences Library System, www.hsls.pitt.edu, 412-648-8866.


“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.

“(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean” two-day conference, Oct. 21-22, William Pitt Union, keynote speaker is Catherine Walsh, professor at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and others, des.articulaciones@gmail.com.


Paul Taylor Dance Company, modern dance performance, 8 p.m. Oct 22, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-6930, www.pgharts.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.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, select dates through Oct. 30, former Emma Kaufmann Clinic, 3028 Brereton St., Polish Hill, Quantum Theatre, 412-697-2929, www.quantumtheatre.com, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

La Traviata, Verdi’s music set to libretto based on Dumas’ La Dame aux Camellias, Oct. 18, 21, 23, Benedum Center, 237 Seventh Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Time Stands Still
by Donald Marguilies, adventuresome couple shares love of reporting from war zones until one of them is seriously wounded, 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, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Kyoung Yuel Lim, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Communication Science and Disorders, 3 p.m. Oct. 19, “Executive Attention Deficits in Persons With Aphasia: Conflict Resolution and Goal Maintenance,” 6053 Forbes Tower.