Issue Date: 
February 6, 2012


The Warhol, About Face, a series of three-dimensional large-format portraits by photographer Anne Svenson; Warhol and Cars: American Icons, examines Warhol’s enduring fascination with automobiles as products of American consumer society, both through May 13; I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video, and Television, ongoing, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237- 8300, www.warhol.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Maya Lin, imaginative recreations of natural forms transformed into objects of contemplation, Feb. 11-May 13; Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007-2010, through March 2; Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, through April 7; Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

The Frick Art & Historical Center, Draw Me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustration, survey of drawing styles and techniques spanning more than 100 years, including detailed watercolors, expressive pen drawings, and experimental combinations from Feb. 9, 1105 Scaife Conference Center, Pitt Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.pitt.provost.edu.

“The Transformative Power of Role Modeling and Coaching in Medical Education,” Scott M. Wright, professor of medicine and director of Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, noon Feb. 10, Lecture Room 3, 4th Floor Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, Pitt School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www. megr.pitt.edu.

“Women, Power, and Peacemaking in Africa,” Aili Mari Tripp, professor of political science and of gender and women’s studies, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Sociology Colloquium Room, 2432 Posvar Hall, held in honor of the late 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Pitt alumnus Wangari Muta Maathai (A&S ‘65G), Iris Marion Young Lecture Series on Civic Engagement, 412-624-6485, wstudies@pitt.edu.

Opera/Theater/ Dance

Uncommon, choreographed by Dwight Rhoden to the music of J. S. Bach, Feb. 9-11, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, www.pbt.org, 412-281-0360, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www. pittarts.pitt.edu.

Classical Indian Dance National Competition 2012, hosted by Pitt’s classical Indian dance team, Nrityamala, which won the 2011 classic, 6 p.m. artists like Randolph Caldecott, Chris van Allsburg, Ernest Shepard, and Maurice Sendak, Feb. 11-May 20, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371- 0600, www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, includes The Jacobsen American Chair Collection, a comprehensive private collection of iconic and historic chairs from the mid-1800s to pieces from today’s studio movement, through April 8, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa. org.

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

Lectures/Seminars/ Readings

“Segregating Conscious Vision,” Wayne Wu, assistant professor of philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 7, 12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Talks Series, www.pittcntr@pitt.edu, www.pitt. edu/~pittcntr/.

“Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest,” Michael Eichler, executive director of the Consensus Organizing Center, San Diego State University, noon Feb. 8, School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work, 412-624-6304, www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

“Waltzing With the Big Boys: Evolution of the Coalition-Building Strategy of the Philippines in the World Trade Organization,” Sharon M. Quinsaat, doctoral student, Pitt Department of Sociology, noon Feb. 9, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, jennm@pitt.edu, www.ucis.pitt. edu/asc.

“A Behavioral Medicine Perspective on the Development of Cardiovascular Disease,” Karen A. Matthews, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry in Pitt’s School of Medicine, 4 p.m.


Meklit Hadero, mix of jazz and folk with African flourishes, with opener Joy Ike, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Shadow Lounge, 5927 Baum Blvd., East Liberty, Calliope Collaborations, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse. org.

Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, emerging artist in Cajun/Creole music, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, www.trustarts.org, 412-456-6666, PITT ARTS Night begins at 6:30 p.m., PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, performance of Robert Schultz’ Legend for string orchestra and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, free, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Music at Pitt Series, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125.

Julieta Ugartemendia, singer and clarinetist, accompanied by pianist Tom Roberts and the Tangueros de Ley ensemble, performing tangos and other Argentinian music, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, free, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394.

The Parker Sisters, old-time Appalachian fiddle music duo, noon Feb. 10, free, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse. org.

Beethoven, Mozart, & Respighi, Manfred Honeck, conductor, with soloist Lars Vogt in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 16, Feb. 10 and 12, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www. pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts. pitt.edu.

Chamber Choir Festival, performances by chamber choirs from area high schools, 3 p.m. Feb. 12, free, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Heinz Chapel Choir, 412-624-4125. TOM LITTLE/CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART Feb. 11, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, www.laasyacompetition.com.

The Gammage Project by Attilio “Buck” Favorini, an original docudrama exposing emotions that affect race relations in Pittsburgh, Feb. 9-19, Henry Heymann Theatre inside the Stephen Foster Memorial, March 2-4, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pitt Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, 412- 624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu/content/ gammage-project.

Billy Elliott The Musical, a celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds, musical score by Elton John, through Feb. 12, Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, www.pgharts.org, 412- 471-6070, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412- 624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

As You Like It by Shakespeare, through Feb. 19, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-8219, www.ppt.org PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www. pittarts.pitt.edu.

Ruthless! The Musical, featuring the crazy antics of a homicidal eight-year-old aspiring actress, through May 6, CLO Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, www.pittsburghclo. org, 412-325-6766, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt. edu.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses Jacob Pollock, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, “The Geographical Compass: History, Authority, and Utility in the English Voyage Account, 1660-1730,” 11 a.m. Feb. 9, 3703 Posvar Hall.