Issue Date: 
January 22, 2008


Harlem Blues and Jazz Band and Gospel Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-5113, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Sweeney Todd, Jan. 29-Feb. 3, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-394-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Gallery, Poppies and Heroines, through Jan. 27, 6300 Fifth Ave., Point Breeze, 412-361-0873, www.pittsburgharts.org.

Olympic Exhibition and Tea House, 3-9 p.m. Jan. 28, William Pitt Union Ballroom, part of Chinese Culture Exhibition Month, Pitt Chinese Students and Scholars Association, 412-648-9523.

Carnegie Museum of Art, On a Grand Scale: The Hall of Architecture at 100, through Jan. 27; Design to Be Lit, through Feb. 10; Forum 61: Lowry Burgess, through March 23; Great British Art: 200 Years of Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints From the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, Jan. 26-May 18, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-441-9786 ext. 224, www.cmoa.org.

Hillman Library, Audubon print, The American Robin or Migratory Thrush, through Jan. 28, 412-648-7715.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Fellowship 2007, through Feb. 2, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

709 Penn Gallery, Celebrating Life and Death in West Africa, through Feb. 22, 709 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Society for Contemporary Craft, Nick Cave, through Feb. 23, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-261-7003, www.contemporarycraft.org.

Phipps Conservatory, Chihuly at Phipps: Garden and Glass, through Feb. 24, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

KOA Art Gallery, Zig Zag Zig by Professor Thomas Nawrocki, Jan. 25-Feb. 29, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-0248, www.upb.pitt.edu.

707 Penn Gallery, Totally Maybe, Jan. 25-March 1, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

SPACE Gallery, Hot Metal, Jan.25-March 15, 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7723, www.spacepittsburgh.org.

Andy Warhol Museum, Ron Mueck at the Andy Warhol Museum, through March 30; Canis Major: Andy Warhol’s Cats and Dogs (and Other Party Animals), through May 4, 117 Sandusky St., Northside, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, One Potter’s Touch Affects a Generation of Artists and Their Communities, Kerr Gallery, through April 4, 1815 Metropolitan St., Northside, 412-322-1773, www.manchesterguild.org.

Wood Street Gallery, Urban Living, Jan. 25-April 5, 601 Wood St., Downtown, 412-471-5605, www.woodstreetgalleries.org.

Mattress Factory, Gestures: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times, through May 11, 500 Sampsonia Way, Northside, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Carnegie Science Center, Bodies: The Exhibition, through May 31, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore, 412-237-3400, www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.


“Underdetermination of Scientific Theory Building in String Physics and Philosophy of Science,” Richard Dawid, professor of philosophy at the University of Vienna, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 22, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for the Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Advocacy in Japan: The Challenge of Development NGOs,” Aya Okada, Pitt graduate student in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Jan. 23, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“An Evening With Cornel West,” professor of religion and African American studies at Princeton University, 8:45 p.m. Jan. 23, doors open at 8 p.m., William Pitt Union Ballroom, Black Action Society’s 2008 Black Week, 412-648-7880, www.pitt.edu/~sorc/bas/.

“Farewell to Rational Actors: Music, Emotion, and Social Movement in Taiwan,” Nancy Guy, associate professor of music at the University of California at San Diego, noon Jan. 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Environmental Impacts and Tradeoffs of Biofuels,” Amy Landis, Pitt professor of civil engineering, 4 p.m. Jan. 24, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 412-624-8780, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Does That Include Women, Too?” panel discussion, 6 p.m. Jan. 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, Global Issues Lecture Series, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Republic X and the Role of the Audience in Art,” Verity Harte, professor of philosophy and classics at Yale University, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 244A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Program in Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science, 412-624-4493, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Flowing Down Taiwan’s Tamsui River: Towards an Ecomusicology of the Environmental Imagination,” Nancy Guy, associate professor of music at the University of California at San Diego, 4 p.m. Jan. 25, 132 Music Building, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

George Ella Lyon, author, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Black, White, and Read All Over Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Roddy Doyle, author, 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lectures, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.


Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25, throughout the Cultural District, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Film Screenings, 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 28 through Feb. 29, Swanson School of Engineering Auditorium, part of Chinese Culture Exhibition Month, Pitt Chinese Students and Scholars Association, film listing at www.pittcasa.net, 412-648-9523.


The Impresario and the Entrepreneurs, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Frick Art Museum Auditorium, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jan. 24-Feb. 3, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 412-539-0900, www.pittsburghmusicals.com.

Journey of the Spirit: A History of Gospel Music
by Ernest McCarty, Jan. 24-Feb. 9, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

The 13th of Paris by Mat Smart, Jan. 24-Feb. 17, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Amadeus, Jan. 24-Feb. 24, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

The Big Bang, Jan. 24-April 27, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-281-2822, www.clocabaret.com.

UPJ Dance Ensemble, Jan. 25-26, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 814-269-7200, www.upj.pitt.edu.

Flight, Jan. 26-Feb. 3, CAPA Theater, 111 9th St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.

Disney’s The Lion King, through Feb. 17, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, through Feb. 17, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Jaime G. Maldonado-Aviles, Center for Neuroscience, “Altered Markers of Tonic Inhibition in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex of Subjects With Schizophrenia,” 10 a.m. Jan. 28, Learning Research and Development Center, 2nd floor auditorium.

Samar R. El Khoudary, Department of Epidemiology, “New Therapeutic Option and Insights Into the Impact of Symptom Severity on Quality of Life in Women with Interstitial Cystitis,” 2-4 p.m. Jan. 28, A523 Graduate School of Public Health.

Dev Chandra, School of Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology, “Extrasynaptic GABA-A Receptors in the Mechanism of Action of Ethanol,” 2 p.m. Jan. 29, 1395 Biomedical Science Tower.

Jeffrey Jacobson, School of Information Sciences, “Ancient Architecture in Virtual Reality; Does Immersion Really Aid Learning?” 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Earth Theater, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.


Causation Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, register at peg1@pitt.edu, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Collections and the Collector, Act 48 teacher workshop, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Lexington Education Center, Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

“High-Risk Student Alcohol Use,” faculty lunch and learn workshop, noon-1 p.m. Jan. 29, William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, free admission for Pitt faculty, lunch provided, registration required, Student Health Service, 412-383-1830.