Issue Date: 
December 10, 2007


Cuarteto Latinoamericano With Entrequatre, 8 p.m. today, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Handel’s Messiah, 8 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-394-9400, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The Pittsburgh Camerata, Star in the East, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St., Highland Park, 412-421-5884, www.pittsburghcamerata.org.

J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratio, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Dec. 16, Heinz Chapel, Pitt’s Bach and the Baroque Series, 412-394-3353, www.music.pitt.edu.

Evensong for the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of Calvary Church, 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Shadyside, Music at Calvary, 412-661-0120, www.calvarypgh.org.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Highmark Holiday Pops Concert,
Dec. 19-23, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-394-9400, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The Ten Tenors, Dec. 27-30, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America Series, 412-394-9400, www.pgharts.org.


Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Patricia Maurides, Michelle Stitzlein, and Julie Stunden, through Dec. 21, Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Carnegie Mellon University, 412-268-3618, www.cmu.edu/millergallery.

The Andy Warhol Museum, Andy and Oz: Parallel Visions, A National Gallery of Australia 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol, and Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works With Light, all through Dec. 30, 117 Sandusky St., Northside, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Wood Street Galleries, Workin’ Down Under, through Dec. 31, 601 Wood St., Downtown, 412-471-5605, www.woodstreetgalleries.org.

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Steelers 75th Season Celebration, through Feb. 10; Pittsburgh Recast, through March 31; The Darkest Month, through June 8; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Picturing Childhood: Pictorialist Family Photography, c. 1890-1940, through Jan. 13, On a Grand Scale: The Hall of Architecture at 100, through Jan. 27, and Design to Be Lit, through Feb. 10, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-441-9786 ext. 224, www.cmoa.org.

Mattress Factory, India: New Installations, Part II, through Jan. 20, 500 Sampsonia Way, Northside, 412-231-3169, www.mattressfactory.org.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Proof: Photographs by Caleb Charland, through Feb. 2, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.


“Writing Dynamic Abstracts and Scientific Papers,” Kevin L. Kraemer, Pitt professor of health policy and management, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 11, S120 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Autophagy, a Cellular Survival Mechanism in Cancer Cells,” Xiao-Ming Yin, Pitt professor of pathology, noon Dec. 12, 1104 Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Pathology, 412-648-1040, http://path.upmc.edu.

Luncheon Discussion Group: Dealing With Iran, Dalia Dassa Kaye, political scientist with the RAND Corporation, noon-1:45 p.m. Dec. 12, Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, 412-281-7970, www.worldaffairspittsburgh.org.

“Managing Up: Obtaining the Resources and Support to Succeed,” Cathie T. Siders, psychological and organizational consultant at Siders Consulting, 8-10 a.m. Dec. 13, S100 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic and Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“The Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers: The Mayan 12 Prophecies and Pittsburgh’s Connection to Both,” Mayan Elder Flordemayo and Quiche Mayan High Priest Don Alejandro Oxlaj, 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 13, First United Methodist Church, 5401 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Epiphany Works, 412-241-7001, www.epiphanyworks.org.

“Brain Circuits for Visual Perception,” Marc A. Sommer, Pitt assistant professor of neuroscience, noon Dec. 14, Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Research Seminar, 412-383-7768, www.health.pitt.edu/content/SVC_seminars.asp?id=1.

“The Second Step: Business Planning Workshop,” 7:30-10 a.m. Dec. 14, 104 Mervis Hall, Pitt Small Business Development Center, 412-648-1542, www.sbdc.pitt.edu.

Jerome Crooks, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 16, First Floor Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Sunday Poetry and Reading Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Undead in the Garden of Good and Evil by Kim Harrison, horror book discussion, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, First Floor Director’s Conference Room, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

“Global Health: Horizons of Responsibility—and Opportunity,” Donald S. Burke, dean and UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health at the Graduate School of Public Health, 4 p.m. Dec. 18, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 125, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, 412-624-5750.

“Fatty Acid Synthase as a Metabolic,” Massimo Loda, professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, noon Dec. 19, 1104 Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Pathology, http://path.upmc.edu.

Sunset Limited by James Lee Burke, mystery book discussion, 1 p.m.
Dec. 21, First Floor Teen Quiet Study Room, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Celtic Spirit Highland Dancers, cultural presentation, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 23, First Floor Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, World Kaleidoscope Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.


Building Collaborations for the Future, Annual Research Poster Day, 3-6 p.m. today, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt Institute of Aging, 412-624-1019, www.aging.upmc.com.

Coffee and Culture: Victorian Christmas, 10-11 a.m. Dec. 12, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Holiday Greeting Cards: Victorian Pastimes, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Gift Bag Preparation, Salvation Army Christmas Dinner for the Homeless and Needy, 4-7 p.m. Dec. 18, 710 Alumni Hall, Pitt Volunteer Pool, 412-624-7709, stz@pitt.edu.

The Island, directed by Pavel Louguine, independent film presentation, 8 p.m.
Dec. 20, First Floor Film Lounge, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3105, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Holiday Fun Days—Free Family Activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 28, Frick Art Museum and Car and Carriage Museum, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

First Night, 6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31, various Downtown locations, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, 412-281-8722, www.downtownpittsburgh.com.


A Different Drummer, various times today, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East End, Dance Alloy Theater, 412-363-4321, www.dancealloy.org.

A Christmas Carol, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, Nebraska Theater Caravan, www.nebraskatheatercaravan.com.

The Nutcracker, 8 p.m. Dec. 14-29, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 412-456-6666, www.pbt.org.

This Wonderful Life, 8 p.m. through Dec. 16, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public
Theater, 412-316-1600, www.pgharts.org.

Murderers, 8 p.m. through Dec. 16, Lester Hamburg Studio, 57 S. 13th St., City Theater, South Side, 412-431-2849, www.pgharts.org.

Pride and Prejudice by Jon Jory, through Dec. 22, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theater, 412-394-3353, www.picttheatre.org.

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss,
Dec. 27-30, Byham Theater, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera Theater, 412-456-6666, www.operatheaterpittsburgh.org.

University Special Events

Pitt-Bradford Open House, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 12, Admissions Office, Hanley Library, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-7555, dilks@pitt.edu.

Pitt-Bradford Open House, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 18, Community Education Council, 4 Erie Ave., Bradford, 814-834-9329, vogt@upb.pitt.edu.