Issue Date: 
October 3, 2011


Resonance Percussion, steel drums, guitar, drum kit, and voices take the listener along a journey to the Caribbean, noon Oct. 5, free, Nordy’s Café, ground floor, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays Concert Series Fall 2011, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Ray Bonneville & Andy Friedman, singer-songwriter duo plays folk music with a touch of the blues, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 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.


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; Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007–2010,  through March 26; 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, Angels of Mercy: Sisters in Healthcare in Western Pennsylvania, Oct. 9 through late Fall 2011; 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, Tito Way, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


“The Making of an Actor,”
John Lithgow, stage, screen, and television performer who has written a memoir, Drama, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lectures, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Death Comes for Seven Eminent Florentines, and Harasses the Archaeologist Digging Them Up,”
Pitt History of Art and Architecture Professor Franklin Toker talks about excavations of eminent Florentines’ tombs, noon Oct. 5, 203 Frick Fine Arts, History of Art and Architecture Colloquium, www.haa.pitt.edu, 412-648-2400.


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.

Science 2011—Next Gen, Pitt’s 11th annual celebration of science and technology, Oct. 6-7, Alumni Hall, admission is free, but registration is required, www.science2011.pitt.edu.


Junior Achievement Night at the Byham featuring special preview performance of Off the Record XI: No Fracking Way! Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m., musical satire at 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Byham Theater, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, tickets $20, all proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The End of the Affair,
Graham Greene’s iconic novel about a passionate affair that highlights the impossibility of knowing someone and the ways in which we order our morality, Oct. 6-30, former Emma Kaufmann Clinic, 3028 Brereton St., Polish Hill, Quantum Theatre, 412-697-2929, www.quantumtheatre.com.

Blast! Emmy Award-winner for Best Choreography, show comprises 35 brass, percussion, and visual performers in unique explosion of music and theater, Oct. 6-9, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-392-4900, www.pgharts.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Omayra Amaya Flamenco Company, dance performance, 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. Oct. 7, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Simmons Hall, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Guitar Society of Fine Art, 412-281-1910, www.gsfapittsburgh.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

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

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


Anna Redcay,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, 1 p.m. Oct. 7, “The Long-Defended Gate: Juvenilia, the Real Child, and the Aesthetics of Innocence, 1859-1939,” 512 Cathedral of Learning.