Issue Date: 
May 1, 2011


Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra with Lawrence Loh, director, and Eleanor Lee, cello soloist, 2 p.m. May 1, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, concert is free, but tickets required, download at www.pyso.us.

Twisted Storybook Favorites, Leonard Slatkin, conductor, satirical hometown twist on Peter and the Wolf, May 6 and 8, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Journeys in Music, Edgewood Symphony Orchestra performing Khachaturian’s Waltz from Masquerade and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, 7:30 p.m. May 14, Agnes and Joseph Katz Performing Arts Center, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Darlington Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412-473-8880, www.edgewoodsymphony.org.

Alash Ensemble, Tuvan throat singers from Central Asia, 7:30 p.m. May 26, First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave., Shadyside, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, Silk Screen, 412-361-2262, www.calliopeshouse.org.


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

Heinz History Center, Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World, explores personal side of one of our founding fathers, through July 31; America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, through Oct. 2; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“Assessing Multiple-Source Comprehension,” lecture by Susan R. Goldman, inaugural recipient of LRDC’s Distinguished Alumni Award, 3 p.m. May 3, LRDC Glaser Auditorium, 3939 O’Hara St., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-7451 or visit www.lrdc.pitt.edu/about/distinguished_alumni.asp.

China’s Periphery and Beyond: Perspectives From Art and Archaeology, conference organized in honor of Pitt Professor Katheryn Linduff’s contributions to the study of China’s frontier regions, May 6-7, Room 125 Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, free and open to public, Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Pitt Asian Studies Center, allard@iup.edu, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/conference/china_periphery.

“Kids, Wealth and Consequences: Financial Parenting for the Business Family,” Jayne Pearl, author and financial parenting expert, 5:30-8 p.m. May 19, Pitt’s University Club, Pitt Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 412-648-1544, www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu.


Other Russias/Russia’s Others, Pitt’s 13th Annual Russian Film Symposium, May 2-7, films shown in Room 106 David Lawrence Hall and Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, Pitt screenings are free and open to public; admission to Filmmakers’ shows is $7; all films have English subtitles, www.rusfilm.pitt.edu.

Becoming a More Productive Writer, workshop, Susan R. Johnson, professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2-4 p.m. May 11, S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Office of Academic Career Development Professional Development Series Spring 2011, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Introduction to CourseWeb, workshop on getting familiar with using CourseWeb, 9 a.m. May 17, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register at www.cidde.pitt.edu.

CourseWeb Level 1, workshop to learn how to further customize the Blackboard 9.1 Course Menu to meet instructional needs, course objectives, 9 a.m. May 19, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register at www.cidde.pitt.edu.

CourseWeb Level 2, workshop on application of Blackboard 9.1 Learning Management System’s Web-based instructional technologies to enhance student participation and encourage active learning, 9 a.m. May 25, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register at www.cidde.pitt.edu.


Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc, story of 16 Carmelite nuns who defended their faith and were executed during France’s l8th-century Reign of Terror, 8 p.m., May 3, 6, and 8, Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghopera.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Hairspray, based on 1988 John Waters film, teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore about integration after landing a spot on local TV dance show, May 5-15, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, www.pgharts.org.

The House That Carol Built by Frank Floyd Hightower, family drama set in 1999 in Penn Hills, May 5-21, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, 542 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7298 www.kuntu.org.

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, details an epic love affair that changed the world, May 5-8, 11-15, 17-21, special student matinees May 4, 10, the Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, 412-394-3353, www.picttheatre.org.

The Amish Project, written by and starring Jessica Dickey, based on the 2006 shooting at Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, Pa., through May 8, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Superior Donuts by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, Chicago coffee shop serves as setting for this new comedy, through May 15, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

West Side Story, script by Arthur Laurents, music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, modern day Romeo and Juliet, May 17-22, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, www.pgharts.org,

The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean, a return to the ’50s and ’60s, through Oct. 2, CLO Cabaret, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Sashi K. Marella, Center for Neuroscience, 1 p.m. May 2, “Stochastic Synchrony and Phase Resetting Curves: Theory and Applications,” A219B Langley Hall.

Michael Menietti, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics, 1 p.m. May 3, “Investigations Into Charitable Fundraising,” 4716 Posvar Hall.

Brian Nolen, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, 2 p.m. May 3, “Circulating Biomarkers in the Study and Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer,” 201B Herberman Conference Center, Shadyside Hospital Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

R. Margaret Whelan, School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 10 a.m. May 4, “Studies of Birth Weight and Infant Mortality in India,” A425 Crabtree Hall.

Daniel A. Jimenez, Center for Neuroscience, 9 a.m. May 5, “Competitive Activity-Dependent Survival and Integration of Adult-Born Neurons in the Mouse Olfactory Bulb,” A219B Langley Hall.

Daniel Wollenberg, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, 9 a.m. May 5, “The Invention of England: Danes and Identity in Medieval Romance,” 527 Cathedral of Learning.

Vincenza Cifarelli, School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, 10 a.m. May 5, “Anti-Inflammatory Properties of C-Peptide, a New Therapeutic Strategy for Reducing Vascular Damage in Type 1 Diabetes Patients,” Rooms 7108-7109 Rangos Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville.

Jeremy Kimmel, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, 9 a.m. May 11, “Modeling Cytokine Transport in Hemoadsorption Beads Used to Treat Sepsis,” Room 237 McGowan Laboratory Building, 3025 E. Carson St., South Side.

Wendy Sink, School of Education’s Department of Instruction and Learning, 10 a.m. May 16, “Conversations with Curriculum: One Resource Teacher Negotiates With Curricular Agents as She Plans and Enacts Professional Development,” 5152 Posvar Hall.

Dongwan Kang, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, 10 a.m. May 20, “Statistical Issues in Combining Multiple Genomic Studies: QualityAssessment, Dimension Reduction and Integration of Transcriptomic and Phenomic Data,” 308 Parran Hall.

James Palmiero, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, noon May 24, “A Study of School Board Members’ Views on Affiliations With Private Charitable Foundations Supporting Public Education: A Regional Study Situated in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County,” 4321 Posvar Hall.

Ahmad A. Tarhini, School of Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Doctoral Program, 5 p.m. May 25, “Overcoming Melanoma Immune Tolerance: Non-specific CTLA-4 Blockade/IFN-α Therapy and Antigen Specific Immunization with TLR-9 Stimulation/Local GM-CSF Adjuvants as Components of a Melanoma Immunotherapeutic Strategy and Associate Biomarkers of Therapeutic Benefit,” 5th-Floor Executive Board Room, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue, Shadyside.

Erin O’Bryan, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Classics, 11:30 a.m. May 27, “From Ignobile Vulgus to Rerum Dominos: The Emergence of the Roman Crowd in Vergil’s Aeneid,” 116 Cathedral of Learning.