Issue Date: 
October 25, 2010


Namoli Brennet, transgender singer and songwriter, noon Oct. 27, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Pitt ARTS’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Brown Bag Lunch and Live Jazz,
offered in connection with upcoming 40th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, noon Oct. 28, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Jazz Studies Program, 412-624-4187.

Sarah Chang Plays Bruch, also works by von Weber, Tower, and Ravel, 8 p.m. Oct. 29; also 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.Pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Hubert Laws, flutist in the jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester, 412-322-0800, www.mcgjazz.com, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Artist Image Resource, Recent Works on Paper by Thomas M. Weprich, through Oct. 31, with reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29, Upper Front Gallery, 518 Foreland St., North Side, 412-321-8664.

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

Frick Art & Historical Center,
For My Best Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, works by one of the Victorian Era’s best-known master photographers, through Jan. 2, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Andy Warhol Museum,
Marilyn Monroe: Life as a Legend, through Jan. 2, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art,
Ordinary Madness, through Jan. 9; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

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

Mattress Factory,
Queloids: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art, through Feb. 27, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, 412-322-2231, www.mattress.org.

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


“Is Science Necessarily Neutral from a Moral Viewpoint? James Lovelock’s Gaia Theory and the Fact/Value Dichotomy,” Pierluigi Barrotta, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science visiting fellow, University of Pisa, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 26, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times’ chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and columnist, 7 p.m. Oct. 26, J. Iriving Whalley Chapel, Pitt-Johnstown, Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series, Pitt-Johnstown Office of Institutional Advancement, 814-269-2080, www.upj.pitt.edu/PasquerillaLecture.

“Race, Racism, and Mental Health in Asian American Communities,”
Sumie Okazaki, associate professor of applied psychology in Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, noon Oct. 27, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems’ Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC Fall 2010 Speaker Series, www.crsp.pitt.edu, 412-624-7382.

“The Paradox of Poetic Repetition,”
Cecile Chu-Chin Sun, professor, Pitt Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, noon Oct. 28, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, asia@pitt.edu.

“Let Plunder: Altamirano’s Mexico and the Problem of Paramilitarism,”
Joshua Lund, Pitt Humanities Center Fellow, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 512 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Humanities Center Colloquium Series, humctr@pitt.edu, www.humcenter.pitt.edu.

Discussion With Jim Patrick, cocreator of first multichannel cochlear implant and chief scientist for Cochlear Limited, 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Auditorium 5, Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Bioengineering, DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, www.speakmiracles.org.

“Beyond the IRB: New Frontiers in the Ethics of Qualitative Research,”
one-day conference, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29, 2400 Posvar Hall, free, Pitt Department of Sociology, www.sociology.pitt.edu, 412-648-7580.

Free Talk by Joan Tower,
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2010-11 Composer of the Year, 4 p.m. Oct. 29, 132 Music Building, Pitt’s Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu/events, 412-624-4125.

“Time’s Arrow and Eddington’s Challenge,”
in honor of Adolf Grünbaum’s 50 years at Pitt, Huw Price, ARC Federation Fellow and Challis Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney’s Centre for Time, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


Havanyork (2009), directed by Luciano Larobina, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution Film Series, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, www.amigocinelatinoamericano@gmail.com.

The Capital Steps, political satire group, 3 p.m. Oct. 31, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, www.pgharts.org, 412-456-1390, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovel, Oct. 28-Nov. 21, Iron City Brewery, 3340 Liberty Ave., Lawrenceville, Quantum Theatre, www.quantumtheatre.com, 1-888-718-4253, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Slasher, theatrical performance, Oct. 28-Nov. 7, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-0933, www.play.pitt.edu.

Pilobolus, dance company specializing in athletic exploration of creative collaboration, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, www.pgharts.org, 412-456-1390, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Emily Dickinson: The Poet Lights the Lamp, presentation drawn from author’s letters and poems by Yvonne Hudson, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 30, English Nationality Room, 144 Cathedral of Learning, discussion with the actress between performances, free to those with Pitt Alumni Association card, part of 2010 Pitt Homecoming Weekend, Poets.Corner.Pittsburgh@gmail.com, 412-251-5532.

The Royal Family by Georges S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, through Oct. 31, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 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.


Michelle Gibbons, School of Arts and Sciences Department of Communication, 9 a.m. Oct. 25, “Made Up Minds: Rhetorical Invention and the Thinking Self in Public Culture,” 1128 Cathedral of Learning.