Issue Date: 
May 26, 2009


Our Majestic Pipes, organ recital featuring Stephen C. Price, organ scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norwalk, Conn.,  noon May 28; The Blava Quartet of New York City, part of the Music the Spirit Concert Series, 2 p.m. May 31, First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, 320 Sixth Ave., Downtown, 412-471-3436, www.fpcp.org.

Honeck: Mozart and Beethoven, featuring Manfred Honeck, conductor; Frank Peter Zimmerman, violin, 1:30 p.m. June 4 and 8 p.m. June 5-6, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


Gallerie Chiz, Clay: The Cutting Edge, featuring work of artist Tom Ladousa, through May 30, 5831 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside, www.galleriechiz.com.

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

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Neighborhood Mosaic Project, featuring the work of Daviea Davis, through June 14, 5472 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Wood Street Galleries, Machine Improvisations, through June 20, 601 Wood St., Downtown, 412-471-5605, www.woodstreetgalleries.org.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, The Analytical Eye: Photographs By Aaronel deRoy Gruber, retrospective exhibition featuring more than 50 prints, through June 27, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center, The Darkest Month: Coal Mining Disasters of December 1907, exhibition commemorating 100th anniversary of regional mining disasters that took the lives of more than 600 miners, through June 28; Portrait of the Allegheny, a 25-photo exhibition documenting recreational and industrial uses of Allegheny River, through July 31; Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, May 30-Jan. 15, 2010, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Mattress Factory, Thaddeus Mosley: Sculpture (Studio/Home), through
July 19, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Society for Contemporary Craft, Beyond Shared Language: Contemporary Art and the Latin American Experience, through Aug. 29, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-261-7003, www.contemporarycraft.org.

709 Penn Gallery, Threadline: Works by Lee Renninger, June 4-July 18, 709 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-6078, www.pgharts.org.


“Find a Job Fast in a Tough Economy,” Chris Posti, executive coach and human resources consultant, 10 a.m. May 27, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill Branch, 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412-442-9650, www.carnegielibrary.org.

“Understanding Investing—Taking Care of Ourselves and Our Kids,” Larry Garvin of Pennsylvania Treasury Department, 6 p.m. May 27, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.


2009 Working Class Studies Association Conference, featuring numerous economic experts and activists, June 3-6, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Working Class Studies Association, Pitt, 412-624-6506, www.workingclassstudies.pitt.edu.

Steve Byrne, stand-up comedian, 8 p.m. May 28-31; Lavell Crawford, stand-up comedian, 8 p.m. June 5-7, Improv, 166 East Bridge St., Homestead, 412-462-5233, www.symfonee.com.


8-Track: The Sounds of the 70’s, by Rick Seeber, through September 27, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO, 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghclo.org.

Spring Awakening, musical by Michael Mayer, May 26-31, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, Pittsburgh 2008-09 Season, 412-392-4200, www.pgharts.org.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, May 26-June 7, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO, 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghclo.org.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: the break/s, by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, May 27-28, August Wilson Center, 425 6th Ave., Downtown, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 412-258-2700, www.pgharts.org.

Among the Best: The Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays, by Rob Penny, May 28-June 13, 7th-floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

Harry’s Friendly Service, by Rob Zellers, May 28-June 28, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-434-7590, www.ppt.org.

Mojo, by Jez Butterworth, May 29, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, The Performing Arts Center of Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Viva, by Anna Biller, May 29, The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, The Warhol: Movies, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Tom Stoppard, through May 30, Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, 412-561-6000, www.picttheatre.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Sandrine Arons, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, “Self-reconstruction Through Alternative Genres of Personal Writing,” 10 a.m. May 26, 1218 Cathedral of Learning.

Harvey M. Morris, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Neuroscience, “Alterations in GABA-related Transcripts in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex of Subjects With Schizophrenia,” 11 a.m. May 27, 2nd-floor Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center.

Jerrod A. Poe, School of Medicine’s Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program, “Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation Reveals That HIV-1 NEF Oligomerization Is Essential for CD4 Downregulation and Viral Replication,” 10 a.m. May 29, 1295 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Kristi L. O’Neal, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Noncovalent Interactions in Perfluorinated Media,” 10 a.m. June 2, 307 Eberly Hall.

Michael W. Cole,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Neurosciences, “The Biological Basis of Rapid Instructed Task Learning,” 10 a.m. June 3, 2nd-floor Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center.

Dana L. Tudorascu, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Partial Least Squares on Data With Missing Covariates; A Comparison Approach,” 1:30 p.m. June 4, 109 Parran Hall.

Idella Johnson, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, “Development of the African American Gospel Piano Style (1926-1960): A Socio-Musical Analysis of Arizona Dranes and Thomas A. Dorsey,” 1 p.m. June 8, 302 Music Building.