Issue Date: 
September 20, 2010


IonSound Project, classical musicians dedicated to bringing contemporary music to life, noon Sept. 22, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, PITT ARTS’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Honeck & Beethoven’s Fifth, with Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano; Sept. 24-26, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org. Pitt ARTS’ Pitt Night is Sept. 24, Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Michael Berger Gallery, Playing With Fire, includes  Heidi Taillerer’s hand-painted Infiniti G37 Coupe “Ligozzi,” reception with Taillerer is 4-6 p.m. Sept. 25, 30 S. Sixth St., South Side, 412-441-4282, www.MichaelBergerGallery.com.

Frick Fine Arts Building,
The Lives They Left Behind, photographic exhibition featuring the contents of suitcases left behind by patients of New York psychiatric hospital in late-19th to mid-20th century, through Sept. 25, 877-391-3820, www.suitcaseexhibit.org.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration, features 110 watercolors, drawings, and prints, Sept. 24-Dec. 17, 5th floor, Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, 412-268-2434, http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Museum of Art,
Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation, through Oct. 3; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

709 Penn Gallery, Nature in Glass, exhibition of Gary Guydosh’s flowers and other nature-inspired pieces, through Oct. 24, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Department of Education and Community Engagement, 412-456-6666.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture, In My Father’s House, mixed-media exhibition about how African Americans collect and preserve their culture, ongoing, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center,
Beat ’Em Bucs: The Story of the 1960 Pirates, exhibition through January, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


Annie Barrows, coauthor of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lectures, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Doing Without ‘Theory’: Towards a More Transparent Philosophy of Science,”
Peter Vickers, postdoctoral fellow, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 21, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talks Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“An Encomium of the Fig: Poetry in Ancient Rhetorical Education,”
Jeffrey Walker, professor and chair of rhetoric and writing, University of Texas at Austin, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 144 Cathedral of Learning, Rhetorical Criticism of Literature Lecture Series, Pitt Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Center, Department of Communication, 412-624-6535.

Lecture Related to The Lives They Left Behind, Carla Yanni, author of The Architecture of Madness, will address issues raised by exhibition, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, 877-391-3820, www.suitcaseexhibit.org.

“If Memory Serves: Remembering (and) Sexual Subculture,”
Chris Castiglia, Penn State’s Liberal Arts Research Professor of English, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Humanities Center, Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-8519, www.humcenter.pitt.edu.

Research and Reflections on G-20 Protests, panel discussion and viewing of the film Pittsburgh Welcomes (John Dewitler, 2010) on the anniversary of the G-20 in Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24, 2432 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of Sociology’s Social Movement Forum, School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, 412-648-7580, socdept@pitt.edu.


Pitt International Week, annual celebration with dance performances, lectures, and other cultural events, Sept. 22-25, at various sites on the Pittsburgh campus, Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

Schenley Heights Community Development Program 15th Anniversary,
celebration of the nonprofit organization’s 15 years of community service; keynote speaker Robert Hill, Pitt vice chancellor for public affairs; 6-8 p.m. Sept. 23, Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Schenley Heights Community Development Program, 412-621-3341, shcdp@shcdp.org.

Film and the End of Empire, international conference exploring the history of moving images in the British Empire, Sept. 24-26, University Club, Pitt’s Film Studies Program, 412-624-6564, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.


World of Jewtopia, multimedia performance, Sept. 25-26, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-6070, www.pgharts.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Triple Espresso, story of failure-prone comedy trio trying for its big break, through Jan. 9, Cabaret at Theater Square, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Ericka C. Holmstrand, Center for Neuroscience, “Heterogeneity of High-Affinity Choline Transporter Expression and Localization in Limbic Projections of the Cholinergic Tegmentum,” 9 a.m. Sept. 21, 2nd-Floor Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center Building.

Divyasheel Sharma, School of Information Sciences’ Telecommunications and Networking Program, “Efficient Information Access in Data-Intensive Sensor Networks,” 10 a.m. Sept. 23, Room 522, Information Sciences Building.

Trinity B. Crapse, Center for Neuroscience, “Neuronal Mechanisms for Evaluating the Visual Scene Across Eye Movements,” 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Room A219B Langley Hall.

Mark Bailey, School of Medicine’s Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology Graduate Program, “Role of the Sixth Transmembrane Domain in the Activation Mechanism of the Intermediate Conductance Calcium Activated Potassium Channel, KCa3.1,” 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23, S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Katherine Middlecamp,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology and Planetary Science, “Isotopic Investigation of Anthropogenic Sources of Atmospheric Nitrogen and Carbon to Vegetation Along Spatial Gradients,” 2 p.m. Sept. 24, Room 214 Space Research Coordination Center Building.