Issue Date: 
February 9, 2009


An Evening With Jerome Kern, featuring the All-Star College Chorus, Marvin Hamlisch, conductor, Feb. 12-15, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony POPS! 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Free Oboe Concert by Cynthia DeAlmeida, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal oboist, a preview of the Haydn Oboe Concerto in C Major to be performed with PSO later this month, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., McCandless Township, registration required, call 412-366-8100 ext. 113

Get the Led Out, musicians perform hits by Led Zeppelin, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 814-269-7200, www.upjarts.com.

Our Musical Neighborhood, family concert featuring pieces by Henry Mancini and Fred Rogers, 11:15 a.m. Feb. 14, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Season, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The Wiyos and Joel Mabus, Vaudevillian ragtime, jugband, blues, and hillbilly swing, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, 412-361-1915, www.calliopehouse.org.

Words of Love, Daphne Alderson, cabaret singer; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, dinner package available, Heinz Chapel Annual Valentine’s Day Cabaret, to purchase tickets or make dinner reservations, call 412-624-4157, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu.

Love Stories and Songs at Little E’s Jazz Club, with Lilly Abreu, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, Little E’s Jazz Club, 2nd floor, 949 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-392-2217, www.allaboutjazz.com.

Chamber Choir Festival, featuring Heinz Chapel Choir, 3 p.m. Feb. 15, Heinz Chapel, 412-624-4157, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu.


Carnegie Museum of Art, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Architecture and the Spaces of the Imagination, prints from the series Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome, through Feb. 15, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

KOA Art Gallery, The People, Place, Things: Photography Exhibition, by photographer Ward Roe, through Feb. 27, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, Spectrum Series, 814-362-5271, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Miller Gallery, Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, guest curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, through March 8, Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412-268-3618, www.cmu.edu/millergallery.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 99, through March 15; Casey Reas/Marius Watz: New Generative Form, curated by Golan Levin; Zoo. Logic+ by Pat Bellan-Gillen; Transformations, exhibition of local and national bead artists; all through April 15, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 412-361-0873, www.pittsburgharts.org.

Mattress Factory
, Predrive: After Technology, through March 22, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries,
April 5, exhibition by the University of Pittsburgh at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.


Vidas Secas (1963), directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Amigos del Cine Latino Americano Spring 2009 Series, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.

Sangue. La Morte Non Esiste (2006), directed by Libero De Rienzo, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, New Italian Cinema 2000-08: History, Family, Violence Series, Pitt’s Film Studies and Cultural Studies programs, 412-624-5222, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.

Mio Fratello è Figlio Unico (2007),
directed by Daniele Luchetti, 7 p.m. Feb. 14,  Bellefield Hall Auditorium, New Italian Cinema 2000-08: History, Family, Violence Series, Pitt’s Film Studies and Cultural Studies programs, 412-624-5222, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.


“Do We Know What Is Really Going on in Iraq?,” Raed Jarrar, Iraqi political analysts and consultant for the American Friends Service Committee, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

School of Information Sciences Information Session for prospective students, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 9, Room 522, Information Sciences Building, 412-624-3988, www.ischool.pitt.edu.

“Charles Darwin 200th Birthday Lecture,”
Janet Browne, author and Harvard University’s Aramont Professor of the History of Science, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Careers in Public Policy,” Donna Keyser, RAND Corp. management scientist, noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 10, brown bag lunch for graduate students and postdocs,  Room S100, Biomedical Science
Tower 2, Careers Over Lunch, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“How HIV Education Is Essential in Conflict and Emergency Contexts,”
James Jacob, director of Pitt’s Institute for International Studies in Education, noon Feb. 10, 4130 Posvar Hall, International Education Brown Bag Series, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Missing Lives: Tales From the Chechen War,” Zarema Mukusheva, a Pitt 2008-09 Heinz Fellow, 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Sutherland Hall Lounge, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, Global Studies Program, International Studies Living Learning Community, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Presidential Libraries: The Last Campaign; How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity, and Enshrine their Legacies,” Anthony Clark, information technology consultant who is writing a history of the U.S. Presidential libraries, 11 a.m. Feb. 11, Room 501 Information Sciences Building, Archival Agitators and Advocates Lecture Series, Pitt’s School of Information Sciences, 412-624-5139, www.ischool.pitt.edu.

“The Greater Pittsburgh Area NOW: Building a Grass Roots Movement,” Patricia Ulbrich, visiting scholar in Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, noon Feb. 11, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Religion and Politics in China: Evidence From Survey Data,” Wenfang Tang, Pitt professor of political science, noon Feb. 11, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium, Pitt’s Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, 412-624-5990, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events.

“Gender and Higher Education in Pakistan,” Asif Khan, Jie Cui, and Muriel Zhou, graduate students in Pitt’s University Center of International Studies, noon Feb. 12, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-383-3062, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Problem of the Opening of the Arctic Basin,” Jaime Toro, West Virginia University professor of geology and geography, 4 p.m. Feb. 12, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 412-624-8780, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Trends in the Health of the Nursing Workforce: Impact on the Clinical Environment,” Pamela Klauer Triolo, chief nursing officer at UPMC, noon
Feb. 13, Lecture Room 3, 4th floor, Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Pitt School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

“Against Denoting—Why Rigid Designation and the Causal Theory of Reference Cannot Stand,” Erik Curiel, Pitt professor of philosophy of science, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 13, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.


Pitt Staff Association Council Meeting, noon-2 p.m. Feb. 11, 1175 Benedum Hall, 412-624-4236, www.pitt.edu/~sac.

Salsa Lessons, Ryan Mitchell, instructor, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Spanish Club, www.pitt.edu/~sorc/spanish.

Spring 2009 Job/Internship Fair, open only to Pitt students and alumni, meet with recruiters from more than 120 companies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days; technical day Feb. 11; nontechnical day Feb. 12; bring resumes, business attire suggested, Main Floor, William Pitt Union, 412-648-7135, www.careers.pitt.edu.

3rd Annual Mr. PittMed Pageant, fundraiser and spoof of the Ms. America pageant by medical students and faculty, proceeds benefit Kenyan children affected by HIV/AIDS, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Scaife Hall Auditorium, Kenya Pediatric HIV Project, Pitt School of Medicine, www.kphp.com/mrpittmed.

Poetry Readings by Jason Irwin and Justin Vicari,
award-winning poets,
2 p.m. Feb. 15, First Floor Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Sunday Poetry and Reading Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.


Don Pasquale, opera by Gaetano Donizetti, Feb. 10, 13, and 15, CAPA Theater, 111 Ninth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.

Roméo et Juliette,
ballet choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Feb. 12-15, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, 412-456-6666, www.pbt.org.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, Feb.12-May 10, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org.

Passion Reflected, three dance premieres,  “Remainder,” “Ardiente,” and “At a Later Date,” 8 p.m. Feb. 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, Attack Theatre, 412-441-8444, www.attacktheatre.com.

Porgy and Bess,
opera by George Gershwin, Feb. 14-15, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, 412-621-1499, www.operatheaterpittsburgh.org.

by Mary Zimmerman, through Feb. 15, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

The Seafarer,
by Conor McPherson, through Feb. 15, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-CITY, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Mouth to Mouth, drama by Kevin Elyot, through Feb. 22, Quantum Theatre, 121 Seventh St., Downtown, 412-394-3353, www.quantumtheatre.com.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Laurie Sampsel, Pitt Department of Music, “O Magnify the Lord With Me: The Musical Contributions of Psalmodists Samuel Babcock and Lemuel Babcock,” 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13, Room 302 Music Building.