Issue Date: 
September 7, 2010


Broken Social Scene, Canadian indie rock band, 8 p.m. Sept. 8, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


Andy Warhol Museum, Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp/Andy Warhol, through Sept. 12, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 100th Annual Exhibition, through Sept. 19; Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation, through Oct. 3; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design, ongoing; Caricature, Satire, and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper From the 18th Through 20th Centuries, ongoing; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts From the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, chronicles the history of the art quilt movement from 1980 through the present; Cutting Our Own Paths: Contemporary Works by Paper Artists, both through Sept. 19, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Frick Fine Arts Gallery, The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic, through Sept. 25, exhibition of items and photos from suitcases that were filled with personal belongings of former patients who resided in Willard Psychiatric Center, New York; Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Mental Health America/Allegheny County, www.suitcaseexhibit.org.

Pitt-Greensburg’s Millstein Library, I Thought I Could Fly, exhibition by Carnegie Mellon University professor of art and design, documentary photographer, and author Charlee Brodsky about people affected by mental illness, through Oct. 14, American Jewish Museum, Staunton Farm Foundation, 724-836-9687, www.greensburg.pitt.edu.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art, Oct. 2-Jan. 9; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“The Peculiar Case of Human Security: Explaining Change in a Transnational Network,” Charli Carpenter, professor of political science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Room 3431 Posvar Hall, GSPIA’s Ford Institute Speaker Series, www.fordinstitute.pitt.edu.

“How Integrative Medicine Can Help You Lead a Healthy and Active Life,”
Ronald Glick, medical director, Center for Integrative Medicine at UPMC Shadyside, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pitt  Clinical and Translational Science Institute, 412-622-3114, www.carnegielibrary.org.

“Is Plato’s Political Philosophy Totalitarian?”
Wolfgang Bernard, professor in the University of Rostock’s Heinrich Schliemann-Institut, 4 p.m. Sept.  17, Room 244A, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, 412-624-4493, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Violent Armed Groups: A Global Challenge,” Sept. 16-17 conference, University Club, Ballroom B, Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, U.S. Army War College, 412-624-7884, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.


PITT ARTS Attack of the Cheap Seats!
Meet PITT ARTS’ six  Cultural District partners, buy discounted tickets, and enjoy free lunch, too, noon-2 p.m. Sept. 8, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Chinese Conversation Club, informal conversation club for anyone wanting to converse in Chinese, 6 p.m. Sept. 9, Large Print Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3114, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Kathy Griffith, actress and stand-up comedian, 8 p.m. Sept. 9, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The New Tourists, a mix of traditional string band and folk sounds, 2 p.m. Sept. 12, First Floor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Celebrate the Arts Sundays, 412-622-3114, www.carnegielibrary.org.

“Training for Success,” workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Lecture Room 2, Fourth Floor, Scaife Hall, Pitt’s Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716 or survival@pitt.edu, www.survival.pitt.edu.


Triple Espresso, story of failure-prone comedy trio trying for its big break, Sept. 9 through Jan. 9, 2011, Cabaret at Theater Square, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

A One-Man Archy & Mehitabel by Gale McNeeley, showcase of banter, song, and soliloquy inspired by Tom Marquis’ Depression-era comic strips, Sept. 10-19, Heymann Theatre inside Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu.

The Phantom of the Opera,
musical theater, through Sept. 15, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave, Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-2697, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Bella Notte With Renee Fleming, celebrated soprano joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Jae-wook Ahn, School of Information Sciences’ Telecommunications and Networking Program, “Adaptive Visualization for Focused Personalized Information Retrieval,” 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8, Room 522 Information Sciences Building.

Tanine Allison, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, “Screen Combat: Recreating World War II in American Film and Media,” 10 a.m. Sept. 8, 526 Cathedral of Learning.

Joshua Stuchlik, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, “Reason’s Self-Actualization: An Essay on Self-Consciousness and Rational Agency,” 3 p.m. Sept. 9, 1001D Cathedral of Learning.

Yuanyuan Wang,
Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Open-Source Simulation Experiment Platform for Evaluating Clinical Trial Designs, With Applications to Phase I Dose-Finding Clinical Trials,” 1:15 p.m. Sept. 9, Room 308 Parran Hall.