Issue Date: 
August 23, 2011


Carnegie Museum of Art, Audrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty, through Aug. 28; Pittsburgh Biennial, through Sept. 18; Ragnar Kjartansson: Song, through Sept. 24; Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, ongoing; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

The Warhol, The Word of God(ess): Chitra Ganesh’s Tales of Amnesia, through Sept. 4; I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video, and Television, ongoing, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

The Frick Art & Historical Center, Fin de Siécle Prints: Art Nouveau on Paper, through Sept. 11, docent tours of exhibition available at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, free and open to the public, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.thefrickpittsburgh.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.

Wood Street Galleries, Cell Phone Disco, ongoing, Tito Way, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


“Leibniz as Mechanist and Mechanician,” Nicholas Rescher, Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and cochair of Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 6, 817 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.


The 5th Annual Shyne Awards, ceremony celebrating positive achievements made by young adults ages 13-19, 7 p.m. Aug. 27, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, August Wilson Center and WAMO 100, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Aug. 23-27, Charity Randall Theatre within the Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, 412-394-3353, www.picttheatre.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Preview Party at The Public, happy hour with entertainment and entertaining sneak peak at The Public’s 2011-12 lineup of plays and special events, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25, $10 fee, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Cultural District, Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Pittsburgh Improv Jam, evening of spontaneous, comedic scenes by experienced improvisational performers, 10 p.m. Aug. 25, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-281-3973, www.pgharts.org.

The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean, a return to the 1950s and ’60s, through Oct. 2, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Wicked, story of Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good before they came to Oz, Sept. 7-Oct. 2, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts..org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


James Pearson, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, 10 a.m. Aug. 24, “Logic and Intelligibility,” 1001B Cathedral of Learning.

Angela Malek, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 2 p.m. Aug. 25, “Environmental, Occupational, and Personal Lifestyle Risk Factors for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Case-Control Study,” A522 Crabtree Hall.

Vanessa Wills, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy,  1 p.m. Aug. 26, “Marx and Morality,” 1001B Cathedral of Learning.

Sung-Young Jung, School of Arts and Sciences’ Intelligent Systems Program, 1 p.m. Aug. 29, “Using Natural Language as Knowledge Representation in an Intelligent Tutoring System,” 5317 Sennott Square.

Yan Liu, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, 9 a.m. Sept. 2, “Estimating the Global Burden of
Aflatoxin-Attributable Liver Cancer Risk,”5th-Floor Conference Room, Bridgeside Point Building, 100 Technology Drive, Hazelwood.