Issue Date: 
September 26, 2011


Tom Russell, American singer-songwriter specializing in folk and country music, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Calliope Center Stage Concerts, 412-316-1915, www.calliopehouse.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Salsamba Latin Jazz, virtuoso guitar performances and the beat of hand drumming, noon Sept 28, free, Nordy’s Café, ground floor, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays Concert Series Fall 2011, Pitt Arts, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

“The Americas—In Concert,” Grammy-winning Latin pianist Octavio Brunetti and his band, the Octavio Brunetti Quintet, bring tango to Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, free public concert, Richard Rauh Theater in Hillman Center for Performing Arts, Shady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Rd., Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies and University Center for International Studies, tickets should be reserved, visit www.proartstickets.org/events/buy/909/etid:2584, 412-648-7394.

Juilliard Baroque Ensemble in The Three Fiddlers, mining the rich tradition of string music to deliver bravura violin gems, 8 p.m. Oct 1, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland, Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Beethoven Extravaganza, with Manfred Honeck conducting and, as concerto soloists, the Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, www.pgharts.org; PITT ARTS Night is Sept. 30; 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


University Art Gallery, On a Lucky Day a Surprising Balance of Forms and Spaces Will Appear, through Oct. 21, exhibition comprising work of 14 faculty members in Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2430.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey, through Dec. 31; 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, Fifteen Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol, through Jan. 8; I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video, and Television, ongoing, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.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.

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy, rare gems from the original collection of founder Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882-1963), through Dec. 15, 5th Floor of Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Carnegie Mellon University, 412-268-2434, http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/.

Wood Street Galleries, Cell Phone Disco, ongoing, 600 Wood St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


John D’Agata, author and editor, 8:30 p.m. Sept 27, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Aristotle and the Gilmore Girls—Today’s TV Series in Light of The Poetics,” Wolfgang Bernard, professor, Heinrich Schliemann-Institut, University of Rostock, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 317 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between,” book reading by author Theresa Brown, an oncology nurse at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, 8 a.m. Sept. 30, Scaife Hall, Auditorium 6, Fourth Floor, PFCC Partners @ The Innovation Center of UPMC, www.pfcc.org.

“Novel Strategies Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis,” Shabaana Khader, assistant professor of pediatrics and of immunology, Pitt School of Medicine, noon Sept. 30, Scaife Hall, Auditorium 6, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series, open to all Pitt and CMU faculty, students, and staff, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu.

“‘Becoming Good by Nature’: Aristotle on the Heritability of Character,” Mariska Leunissen, assistant professor of philosophy, University of North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 244B Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Program in Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Japan’s World War II in Asia: 70 Years On,” two-day international conference convened by Pitt history professor Richard Smethurst, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, University Club, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, free and open to the public, but space is limited, RSVP to dakis@pitt.edu, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Death Comes for Seven Eminent Florentines and Harasses the Archaeologist Digging Them Up,” Franklin Toker, Pitt History of Art and Architecture professor, discusses his excavations of graves below Cathedral of Florence, noon Oct. 5, 203 Frick Fine Arts, History of Art and Architecture Colloquium, www.haa.pitt.edu, 412-648-2400.


Walk to Cure Psoriasis, Pittsburgh, 1K and 5K walks beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 in Schenley Park, Oakland, 8 a.m. registration, National Psoriasis Foundation, walk.psoriasis.org/Pittsburgh-walk.

TIES Informational Luncheon for Researchers and Research Assistants, talk on Text Information Extraction System (TIES), Rebecca Crowley, director, Department of Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program, Pitt School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Oct. 5, Magee-Womens Hospital, Conference Room CR2131, open to Pitt and UPMC faculty, staff, and students, registration required, http://ties.upmc.com/register/index.html, 412-623-4753.


Electra, Sophocles’drama that brings to life the myths of ancient Greece while telling the timeless tale of one family’s tragedy, Sept. 29 through Oct. 30, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, www.ppt.org.

Last of the Line by Samm-Art Williams, in which descendants of African American slaveholders and their ancestors take center stage, Sept. 30 through Oct. 9, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-6930, www.pgharts.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Race by David Mamet, incendiary story about perceptions and realities and subtle shades between being a victim and being victimized, through Oct. 1, Henry Heymann Theatre in 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.

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 the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good before they came to Oz, through Oct. 2, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


Lin Liu, School of Medicine’s Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Graduate Program, 9 a.m. Sept. 26, “Conformational Dynamics of Proteins: Insights From Structural and Computational Studies,” 3073 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Patrick Bartlow, Swanson School of Engineering, 10 a.m. Sept. 26, “Design of Escherichia Coli Host Strains for Improved Recombinant Protein Purification: An Approach That Bridges the Upstream and Downstream Realms of Bioprocessing,” 303 Center for Bioengineering, 300 Technology Dr., Hazelwood.

Laura Elizabeth Tomedi, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 8 a.m. Sept. 27, “Maternal Obesity, Nutritional Status, and Hyperglycemia,” 110 Graduate School of Public Health.

Oren Berkowitz, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 1 p.m. Sept. 27, “Acoustic Neuroma: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Outcomes After Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery Treatment,” A523 Crabtree Hall.

Kakenya Ntaiya, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27, “The Warrior’s Spirit: Narrative Stories of Four Women From Kenya’s Enduring Tribe,” 4321 Posvar Hall.

Matthew Kendrick, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29, “Rude Mechanicals: Staging Labor in the Early Modern English Theater,” 501 Cathedral of Learning.

Roberto Campbell, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, 10 a.m. Sept. 30, “Socioeconomic Differentiation, Leadership, and Residential Patterning at an Araucanian Chiefly Center (Isla Mocha, C.E. 1000-1700),” 3307 Posvar Hall.