Issue Date: 
March 14, 2011


Samoan Cats and The Plat Maps, free musical performance, noon March 18, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm.

Tribute Concert: A Symphonic Celebration of African American Culture, Thomas Hong, conductor, and Angela Brown, soprano, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. March 18, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, www.pgharts.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Lucasz Kuropaczewski, guitarist who is becoming a major figure on the worldwide classical music scene, 8 p.m. March 19, PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University, Guitar Society of Fine Art, www.gsfapittsburgh.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Newband and the Harry Partch Instruments, 8 p.m. March 19, New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side, Pitt Department of Music’s Music on the Edge Series, Andy Warhol Museum, www.music.pitt.edu.


University Art Gallery, Mind Space, Maximalism in Contrast, presented by Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture, through March 17, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2400.

Frick Art Museum, Frick Art & Historical Center, Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings From the Blanton Museum of Art, featuring more than 60 drawings produced over a 400-year period, through April 17, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art,
American Landscapes: Treasures From the Parrish Art Museum and At the River’s Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane, through April 24, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, through May 1; Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty, through June 5; You Are Here: Architecture and Experience, through May 29; Ragnar Kjartansson: Song, through Sept. 25, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.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, through June 30, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Heinz History Center, America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, through Oct. 2, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“Creating and Testing Social Innovations,” Michael Sherraden, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis, noon March 15, School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, World Social Work Day Lecture, lunch provided, registration requested but not required, 412-624-6337.

“How to Weigh Evidence,” Heather Douglas, visiting fellow, University of Tennessee, 12:05 p.m. March 15, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/ ~pittcntr/.

“Environment as World History,” Tom Anderson, Pitt geology professor, noon March 16, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt World History Center brown bag lunches for faculty and graduates, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/ ~pittcntr/.

“Midnight in Mexico: Descent Into Darkness,”
Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News Mexico bureau chief, 8 p.m. March 16, Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Pitt American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, University Honors College, free and open to public, http://ae.honorscollege.pitt.edu.

“Fatigue and Fracture: A Challenge for Existing and Future Steel Bridges,” John W. Fisher, professor emeritus of civil engineering, Lehigh University, 4:30 p.m. March 17, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 2011 Landis-Epic Lecture program, Pitt’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, www.webster.engr.pitt.edu/civil/index.html.

“Comparative Health Status of Women and Children in Indonesia, the Maldives, and Solomon Islands,” Astri Ferdiana, Pitt PhD student in epidemiology, noon March 17, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch Spring 2011 Series, 412-648-7370.

“Is Plato’s Political Philosophy Totalitarian?” Wolfgang Bernard, professor, Heinrich Schliemann-Institut, University of Rostock, 4 p.m. March 18, 244A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.


Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, how a beginner’s drama workshop brings out unexpected truths, through April 3, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Precious Little by Madeleine George, play about the beauty and limits of interpersonal communication, through April 3, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Shrek The Musical, comedy bringing popular animated film character to life on stage, March 15-20, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh, www.pgharts.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

A Gershwin Fantasy, Viktor Plotnikov’s choreography set to celebrated songs of George and Ira Gershwin performed by vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and her band in a Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre world-premiere production, March 17-20, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, www.pgharts.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


“What’s New in Blackboard 9.1?” one-hour workshop, 10 a.m. March 15, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, register online at www.cidde.pitt.edu/workshop-registration.

Embodiment and Adaptation Workshop, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. March 20, 817 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, registration requested but not required, cweber23@pitt.edu, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

11th Annual Computer Science Day,
educators, students, alumni, and industry gather for a day of computing fun, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 18, 5th and 6th floors of Sennott Square, Department of Computer Science, wab23@pitt.edu.


Carrie Voycheck, Swanson School of Engineering Department of Bioengineering, 9 a.m. March 14, “Characterizing the Effects of Simulated Injury on the Structure and Function of the Glenohumeral Capsule,” Room 203 Center for Biotechnology, 300 Technology Dr., Hazelwood.

Ee Wern Su, School of Medicine Immunology Graduate Program, 2 p.m. March 14, “Tim-3 and Galectin-9 Regulation of Effector T-Cell Activation and Function,” Room S100, Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

J. Patrick Mayo, Center for Neuroscience, “Neuronal Encoding of Brief Time Intervals in the Visual System,” 9 a.m. March 15, 2nd-Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center.

Elisenda Lopez Manzano, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, “Peroxynitrite Reactions With Mitochondrial Cytochromes,” 3 p.m. March 15, 5th-Floor Conference Room, Bridgeside Point, 100 Technology Dr., Hazelwood.

Gaurav Shukla, Swanson School of Engineering Department of Bioengineering, “Development and Evaluation of a Novel Method for In-Situ Medical Image Display,” 2:30 p.m. March 16, Room 102 Benedum Hall.

Vanessa Chan, School of Medicine Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology Graduate Program, “The Behavioral and Neurophysiologic Effects of Acute Dopamine Receptor Blockade in the Macaque Striatum,” 10 a.m. March 18, 4th-Floor Conference Room, Biomedical Science Tower 3.