Issue Date: 
March 2, 2009



Dutoit & French Fireworks, featuring pieces by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Debussy; Charles Dutoit, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano, March 5-7, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Tommy Sands & His Irish Band
, 7:30 p.m. March 7, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, 412-316-1915, www.calliopehouse.org.

Raphaella Smits, classical guitarist, 8 p.m. March 7, Synod Hall, Fifth Avenue and North Craig Street, Oakland, Guitar Society of Fine Art, 412-396-5486, www.gsfapittsburgh.org.

The Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, new piano composition by Amy Williams, 3 p.m. March 8, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Bridges: fine-tuned Series, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-394-3353, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Local Honey
, a mix of country music with alternative influences, 2 p.m. March 8, First Floor Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Sunday Afternoon Music Series, 412-622-3114, www.clpgh.org.


Carnegie Museum of Art, Matsubara: A Celebration in Pittsburgh, woodblock prints by Matsubara Naoko, March 7 through June 7; Laboratory of Architecture, featuring works by Mexican architect Fernando Romero, through May 31; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

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.

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, through 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.

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, featuring local and national bead artists; all through April 15, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 412-361-0873, www.pittsburgharts.org.


Benny’s Video (1992), directed by Michael Haneke, 6:30 p.m. March 6, 1501 Posvar Hall, presented by Margaret Barton-Fumo, Pitt doctoral candidate in Film Studies, free pizza, Extreme Cinema: The Many Faces of Shock Cinematheque Series, Pitt Film Studies Program, 412-624-6565, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.

El Lugar Sin Limite
(1978), directed by Arturo Ripstein, 7:30 p.m. March 4, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Amigos del Cine Latino Americano Spring 2009 Series, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.


Billy Collins, poetry reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate, 7:30 p.m. March 2, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Women in Italy During the Last Two Centuries,” Stephania Licini, University of Bergamo visiting professor of economic history, noon March 3, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“State Rituals and Ming-Choson Relations,”
Evelyn Rawski, Pitt professor of history,
2:30 p.m. March 3, 4217 Posvar Hall, Tuesdays With Korea Lectures Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7426, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Bach’s Struggle … and Mine: Reflection on the B Minor Mass,” Joshua Rifkin, conductor, keyboard soloist, Boston University professor of music, 4 p.m. March 3, 132 Music Building, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

“K24: Midcareer Investigator Awards in Patient-oriented Research,” Clayton A. Wiley and Michael Fine, professors of pathology in Pitt’s School of Medicine, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 4, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 2009 NIH Career Development Award Workshops, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, 9572, to register visit www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Theater for Change: Community Projects From California to South Africa,”
Rebecca Schultz, performance artist and activist, noon March 4, 2201 Posvar Hall, Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“The Challenges, Benefits, and Health Effects of Family Caregiving,” Richard Schulz, Pitt professor of psychiatry and University Center for Social and Urban Research director, 12:15-1:15 p.m. March 4, Carnegie Library, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown, WPIC 2008-09 Mental Health and Wellness Lecture Series, to register, call 412-383-2732, www.clinicalresearch.pitt.edu.

Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author, 8 p.m. March 4, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s 2009 Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghspeakerseries.org.

“Guide to New Japanese Digital Resources: Asahi Shinbun Database and Institutional Depositories,” Hiroyuki Nagahashi Good, Pitt East Asian librarian, noon March 5, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Series, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Inclusive Democracy: Beyond the Tyranny of the Majority,”
Peter Emerson, Ireland political leader and Green Party activist, noon-2 p.m. March 5, 2017 Social Work Conference Center, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and School of Social Work, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main

“Federal Emergency Management,” Jonathan Sarubbi, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III administrator, 3 p.m. March 5, Room 528 Alumni Hall, Spring 2009 Seminar Series, Pitt Center for National Preparedness, www.cnp.pitt.edu.

Doing Without Concepts Workshop, symposium on book by Edouard Machery, 4-6:30 p.m. March 5, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/%7epittcntr.

Special Governance Briefing on Health Policy, speakers, panel on governance challenges of health policy, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6, Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., free, continental breakfast and luncheon included, Pitt’s Health Policy Institute, to register call 412-624-9141 or e-mail hpi@pitt.edu.


Pitt Five-Campus College Fair for college-bound high school students and children of Pitt faculty and staff, representatives from all five Pitt campuses will be present, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. March 5, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, 412-624-4096, lep1@pitt.edu.


The World Goes ‘Round, musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, March 5-April 5, O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Prima La Musica, comic chamber opera by Antonio Salieri, 6:30 p.m. March 6-7, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s Salon Series, 412-621-1499, www.operatheaterpittsburgh.org.

Mariza, celebrated artist of Fado, the national music genre of Portugal, 8 p.m. March 7, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre, 3 p.m. March 8, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Male Intellect: The 2nd Coming! by Robert Dubac, one-man comedy about the differences between men and women, through March 15, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-CITY, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, through May 10, 655 Penn  Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Jonathan Llyle Lustgarten, Pitt School of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, “A Bayesian Rule Generation Framework for Biomedical Data Analysis,” 2:30 p.m. March 5, M183 Parkvale Building, 200 Meyran Ave, Oakland.

Jessica Albano, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Vitamin D, Tissue Resistance, Bone Mineral Density, and Breast Cancer Risk,” 9 a.m. March 6, A522 Crabtree Hall.