Issue Date: 
March 3, 2008


An Evening with Dolly Parton, 8 p.m. today, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Craig Davis, Kenny Blake, 5-8 p.m. March 4, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Jazz Live Free Concert Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Blast! 7:30 p.m. March 4, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 800-846-2787, www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.

1964, Beatles Tribute featuring Benedum Orchestra, 8 p.m. March 7, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with André Previn, featuring works by Copland, Previn, and Beethoven, March 7 and 9, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. March 8, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 814-535-6738, www.johnstownsymphony.org.

Mimi Jong and Jeff Berman, folk music performance, 2-3 p.m. March 9, First Floor Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie Library-Main, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Sunday Afternoon Music Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Southern Tier Symphony, 3 p.m. March 9, Bromeley Family Theater, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-0248, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Florestan Trio, featuring works by Beethoven, Paul Juon, and Arensky, 8 p.m. March 10, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, Christopher@pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Tuesday Music Club, featuring works by Brahms, Ernest Charles, and others, 12:30 p.m. March 11, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St., Highland Park, 412-682-0439, office@tuesdaymusicalclub.org.

If You Give a Pig a Party, 7 p.m. March 11, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, Dallas Children’s Theatre National Tour, 814-269-7200, www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.


709 Penn Gallery, Solo Ceramic Exhibition: H U M, March 7-22, 709 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7017, www.pgharts.org.

Hillman Library, Audubon print, Hemlock Warbler, through March 10, 412-648-7715.

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

University Art Gallery, Collaborative Installations, featuring work by students in Pitt’s Site Specific and Installation Course, Department of Studio Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, through March 21, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2431, www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

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., North Side, 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., North Side, 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, North Side, 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.


Elizabeth Kolbert, 7:30 p.m. today, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lectures, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Elmaz Abinader, memoir and poetry reading, noon March 5, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of English and Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“New Trends in Buddhism in Modern China,” Wei Dedong, professor of religious studies at Renmin University of China, noon March 5, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Departments of Anthropology, History, and Sociology, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“The Undisputed Border, Shifting Liminalities: Bulgarian Turks Across the Bulgaria-Turkey Border,” Hande Sozer, Pitt professor of anthropology, noon March 5, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

“Women’s Voices in the Arab Diaspora,” reading and discussion, Elmaz Abinader, professor of English at Mills College, noon March 5, 2201 William Pitt Union, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“Writing and Social Responsibility,” panel discussion, 6 p.m. March 5, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, oaks@pitt.edu.

Hayan Charara and Bill Zavatsky, poetry reading, 8 p.m. March 5, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, International Poetry Forum, 412-621-9893, www.thepoetryforum.org.

“Social and Cultural Needs and Participation of International Students: A Case Study at the University of Pittsburgh,” Mimi Terano, Pitt program coordinator for the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development, noon-1 p.m. March 6, 4130 William Pitt Union, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7763, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Ethics of Allocating Scarce Health Care Resources: A New View,” Ezekiel Emanuel, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, noon-1 p.m. March 6, 113 School of Law, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

“Sources and Atmospheric Transformations of Organic Aerosols,” Allen Robinson, professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, 4 p.m. March 6, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, eelliott@pitt.edu.

“Old Friendships: Exploring the Historic Relationship Between Pan-Islamism and Japanese Pan-Asianism,” Sadia Sattar, Pitt master’s degree student, 2 p.m. March 7, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt East Asian Languages and Literatures Colloquium Series, 412-624-5568, plocante@pitt.edu.

“The Middle Class as a Social Norm: Consumer Citizenship in China’s Reform,” Hai Ren, professor of East Asian studies at the University of Arizona, 3 p.m. March 7, 3106 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Anthropology, 412-648-7500, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Challenges, Passion, and Success: Celebrating Women as Community Builders,” panel discussion, 2-4 p.m. March 9, Connan Room, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland, Pittsburgh Dialogue Foundation, RSVP at activities@pghdialogue.org, 412-628-6871, www.pghdialogue.org.

“Pittsburgh and China: Building and Sustaining Economic Opportunities,” Sky Foerster, president of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and Roger Cranville, senior vice president of global marketing at the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, 7 p.m. March 10, Winston Thurston School’s city campus, 555 Morewood Ave., Shadyside, Pitt Asian Studies Center, registration required, 412-578-7523, www.worldaffairspittsburgh.org.

“From Revolution to Globalization: A Half-Century Rendezvous Between Beijing and Havana,” Yinghong Cheng, professor of history, political science, and philosophy at Delaware State University, 5:30 p.m. March 11, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt University Center for International Studies, 412-648-7737, www.ucis.pitt.edu.


Eighth Annual Arts and Sciences Grad Expo, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4, William Pitt Union, Pitt School of Arts and Sciences, 412-624-6698, gradexpo@pitt.edu.

Starting A Wine Cellar, wine tasting, 6:15 p.m. March 5, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Five-Campus College Fair for University Faculty and Staff, 11- 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. March 6, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh, contact Colleen O’Neil at oneil@oafa.pitt.edu.

Reception for the Iris Young Award, 5-6:30 p.m. March 6, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

Maquilapolis—City of Factories, film screening, 8:30 p.m. March 6, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, amigoscinelatinoamericano08@gmail.com.

The Glenn Miller Story and Ray, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 8, Carnegie Library-Main, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Double Dose: Classic and Current Movies, 412-622-3105, www.carnegielibrary.org.


Defending the Caveman, Broadway musical, March 7-8, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Jesus Christ Superstar, March 7-9, New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 412-539-0900, www.newhazletttheater.org.

Spirit of Uganda, 3 p.m. March 9, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

A Number, through April 6, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

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

Ethan Hull, School of Education, “Physical Activity Patterns from Adolescence to Young Adulthood and Parental Support for Physical Activity in Children,” 11:30 a.m. March 4, 130 Trees Hall.

Eileen Amato, School of Education, “The Challenges of a Change in Practice: The Story of an Experienced Principal’s Journey Through the Change Process at a Struggling Urban Elementary School,” 1 p.m. March 4, 4321 Posvar Hall.

Eric Hulsey, Graduate School of Public Health, “Childhood Bereavement and the Promotion of Resilience,” 10 a.m. March 6, A651 Graduate School of Public Health.

Jason B. Castro, Center for Neuroscience, “Dendritic Neurotransmitter Release and Its Modulation in Accessory Olfactory Bulb Circuits,” 10 a.m. March 10, A219B Langley Hall.


Faculty Lunch and Learn Workshop, noon-1 p.m. March 3, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, Pitt Student Health Service, registration required, 412-383-1830, mulljj@upmc.edu.