Issue Date: 
February 18, 2008


University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, featuring Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Joe Liu, soloist, 8 p.m. Feb. 20, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Romeo and Juliet, conducted by Marin Alsop, Feb. 21-23, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-394-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, featuring selections by Stravinsky, Torke, and Bizet, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-392-4872, www.pyso.us.


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

Benedum Center, Showcase Noir, exhibition and sale, 10 a.m. Feb. 23, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

William Pitt Union, The Black Arts Expo, 4 p.m. Feb. 23, Pitt Black Action Society, 412-648-7880.

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.

Hillman Library, Audubon print, Black-poll Warbler, through Feb. 25, 412-648-7715.

Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Telling Our Stories exhibition, through Feb. 29, City-County Building lobby, 414 Grant St., Downtown, 412-351-7702, info@kuntu.org.

KOA Art Gallery, The Boundless Journey by Dennis Driscoll, through Feb. 29, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-0248, www.upb.pitt.edu.

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

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

Carnegie Museum of Art, 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, through May 18; Ecology.Design.Synergy, Feb. 23-June 1, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.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, through April 5, 601 Wood St., Downtown, 412-471-5605, www.woodstreetgalleries.org.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, In Search of America, photographs by David Graham, through April 12, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.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.


“Global Issues and Policy Implications for the Pittsburgh Region,” U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, noon-1:30 p.m. today, The Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown, www.worldaffairspittsburgh.org.

“Origins of an Ailing Polemic: The Neo-Liberal Critique of American Evangelicalism in Its Cold War Context,” Jason Stevens, professor of English at Harvard University, 4 p.m. today, 501 Cathedral of Learning, www.protopage.com/paulbove.

Sarah Paretsky, author, 7:30 p.m. today, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Innateness and Science,” Robert Northcott, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 19, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for the Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Now I Can Feel Like Myself All Month Long: Menstrual Pain as Identity-Constituting and Identity-Threatening,” Carly Woods, Pitt PhD candidate in Women Studies, noon Feb. 20, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“Squatters in Paradise: The Development of Cancun, 1970-2000,” Megan McLean, Pitt PhD candidate in history, 4 p.m. Feb. 20, 3703 Posvar Hall, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“Is Resultative Meaning More Difficult than Progressive Meaning in the Acquisition of the Imperfective Aspect –te i-ru in Japanese?” Yasuhiro Shirai, Pitt professor of linguistics, noon Feb. 21, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7763, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Spatial Properties of Soil Moisture and Data Assimilation,” Xu Liang, Pitt professor of civil and environmental engineering, 3:45 p.m. Feb. 21, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“The Crisis in Kenya: Post-Election Violence, Politics, and Ethnicity,” Joshua Kivuva, consultant in refugee affairs, 5 p.m. Feb. 21, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Africana Studies Program, 412-648-2058, macrina@pitt.edu.

“Everyday Exercise and Healing Without Stress,” Mark Shefsiek, UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine practitioner, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 310, 580 S. Aiken Ave., Shadyside, 412-623-3023, http://integrativemedicine.upmc.com.

“Making Models Count,” Anna Alexandrova, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 22, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for the Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Aristotle on the Pleasures of Tragedy,” Pierre Destree, professor of philosophy at the University Catholique de Louvain, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 244 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

Kirk Nesset, author of Paradise Road, Heather McNaugher, author of Panic and Joy, 8 p.m. Feb. 22, Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery, 5015 Penn Ave., Garfield, Pot Luck Reader Series, 412-381-4261.

“Accented Cinema and Multiplexity,” Hamid Naficy, John Evans Chair of Communications at Northwestern University, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, 232 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt European Studies Center, randall.hale@gmail.com.

“Where Historians Fear to Tread: History and Memory in the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation,” Kate Brown, professor of history at the University of Maryland, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 23, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, www.pitt.edu/~sorc/goseca/GOSECA2008.

“Entrepreneurship in Europe and the United States,” Thomas Schott, professor of entrepreneurship and relationship management at the University of Southern Denmark, noon Feb. 26, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence, 412-624-5404, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

Less Safe, Less Free, Jules Lobel, Pitt professor of law, book discussion, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 111 Barco Law Building, Pitt School of Law, www.law.pitt.edu.


Noah’s Pudding Program, 7:30 p.m. today, Dowd Room, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Dialogue Foundation, reservation recommended at events@pghdialogue.org, www.cmu.edu/university-center.

Roots, miniseries, Feb. 18-21, locations available by contacting Pitt Black Action Society, 412-648-7880.

Pathway to Law School, 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 310 William Pitt Union, Pitt Career Services, 412-648-7130, www.careers.pitt.edu.

Belgian Beers, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 19, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Craft Beer School Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Turtles Can Fly, film screening, 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

Searching for Angela Shelton, film screening, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, G324 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Women Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

Forget Baghdad, film screening, 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

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


Lost in the Stars, Feb. 21-24, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, 412-621-1499, www.operatheaterofpittsburgh.org.

South Pacific, Feb. 22-24, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, UPJ Theatre, 814-269-7232, www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.

Tempesta di Mare, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Bromeley Family Theater, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-0248, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo—Cinderella, Feb. 23-24, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Of Mice and Men, Feb. 23-March 2, New Hazlett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Square East, Northside, Prime Stage Theatre, 412-320-4160, www.newhazletttheater.org.

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

The Drowsy Chaperone, Feb. 26-March 2, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The American Clock by Arthur Miller, Feb. 20-March 2, Stephen Foster Memorial, Charity Randall Theatre, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu.

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

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Vladislav Kaminksky, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, “Innovative Applications of Geophysical Methods to Environmental and Geotechnical Problems,” noon-2 p.m. Feb. 21, 207 SRCC Building.


Mapping Pennsylvania Communities Workshop: Introduction to GIS and Community Analysis, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Execu-Train of Pittsburgh, Suite 1110 Omega Corporate Center, 1000 Omega Drive, New Urban Research, www.urban-research.info.

Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 23, McKenna Hall, Pitt-Greensburg, registration required, 724-836-9880.

Managing a Lab: Practical Tips for Early Career Investigators, Sally Kornbluth, PhD candidate at Duke University, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 26, S120 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.