Issue Date: 
December 1, 2008



Pitt-Greensburg Chorale Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, free, Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center, Pitt-Greensburg, 724-836-7120, www.upg.pitt.edu.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, featuring Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, free, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Ray Brown Tribute Band, featuring Christian McBride, Benny Green, and Greg Hutchinson, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4-7, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side, 412-322-0800, www.mcgjazz.org.

African Music and Dance Ensemble Fall Concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concerts, 8 p.m. Dec. 5; 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Heinz Chapel, advance tickets required, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Gerardo Nunez, flamenco guitarist, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Guitar Society of Fine Art, 412-281-1910, www.gsfapittsburgh.org.

Men’s Glee Club Holiday Concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, tickets required, First Baptist Church, 159 Bellefield Ave., Oakland, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Rebel Pastorale: Christmas Concerti Festive Music & Carols, Baroque instrumental, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Synod Hall, Fifth Avenue and North Craig Street, Oakland, Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org.

Women’s Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, tickets required, Heinz Chapel, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www. music.pitt.edu

Jupiter String Quartet, featuring pieces by Haydn, Shostakovich, Gubaidulina, and Beethoven, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.


Frick Art and Historical Center, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings, through Jan. 4, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Winter Flower Show, through Jan. 4, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Andy Warhol Museum1958, through Jan. 11, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art55th Carnegie International, through Jan. 11; Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, through Jan. 18; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries, 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. daily through April 5, Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.


“The Multiethnic Placement Act: Threat to Foster Child Safety and  Well-being?,” David J. Herring, Pitt professor of law, noon Dec. 1, lunch provided, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Speaker Series, Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-624-4187, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Careers Over Lunch,” Brown Bag Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Room S120, Biomedical Science Tower 2, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“Smoke-filled Wombs: The Gender of Smoking and Anti-smoking in Communist Bulgaria,” Mary Neuburger, University of Texas at Austin professor of history, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of History, Women’s Studies Program, 412-648-7451, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“Grief and Its Complications: Understanding How Grief Works (and When It Isn’t Working),” Allan Zuckoff, Pitt assistant professor of psychiatry, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, WPIC 2008-09 Mental Health and Wellness Lecture Series, to register call 412-383-2732, www.clinicalresearch.pitt.edu.

Garrison Keillor, humorist and radio host, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghspeakersseries.org.

“Recovering ‘Jewish Spain’: Sephardic Studies in the Spanish Political and Cultural Landscape, 1848-1940,” Michal Friedman, doctoral candidate at Columbia University, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 4, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Colloquium, 412-648-8517, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“Anesthesiology: Is There a Future?,” John P. Williams, chair of Pitt’s Department of Anesthesiology, 1 p.m. Dec. 5, Lecture Room 3, Fourth Floor, Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

“Teleology in Descartes’ Physiology,” Karen Detlefsen, University of Pennsylvania professor of philosophy, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Preparing Competitive Grant Applications: Developing Your Grant-writing Skills,” Bruce A. Freedman, Pitt professor and chair of pharmacology, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 9, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 2008-09 Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.


History Center Holiday Book Fair, 10 a.m. Dec. 1, Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6373, www.pghhistory.org.

Acoustic Rootz, music of the islands played by acoustic quartet, free lunch, noon Dec. 3, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Glory of Burgundy: Wine of Passion & Personality, wine tasting, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 3, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Cajun Dance, dance lesson followed by live music, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Bulgarian Macedonian Culture Center, 449 West 8th Ave., West Homestead, $10 admission, 412-563-2885, www.southwind-pa.com/pghcajun.html.

Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House, tour of Cathedral of Learning’s Commons Room and Nationality Rooms decorated for the holidays, festive performances and ethnic food, noon Dec. 7, 412-624-6000, www.pitt.edu/~natrooms.


Frost-Nixon, theatrical performance, Dec. 2-7, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

Dublin Carol, by Conor McPherson, Dec. 3-20, Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 412-561-6000, www.pictheatre.org.

A Musical Christmas Carol, Dec. 5-21, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, CLO Cabaret, 412-325-1582, www.CLOCabaret.com.

Slatkin Conducts West Side Story, featuring Leonard Slatkin, conductor; pieces by Bernstein, Higdon, and Copland; Dec. 5-6, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4200, www.pittsburghsymphony.org

Dirty Little Secrets, Dec. 5-8, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, Pittsburgh Dance Alloy, 412-320-4610, www.dancealloy.org.

The Brothers Size, through Dec. 21, Pittsburgh City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

The Lady With All the Answers, by David Rambo, through Dec. 14, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, through Feb. 1, Theatre Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-325-6766, www.clocabaret.com.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Kurt Beschorner, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, “Development of a Computational Model for Shoe-floor-contaminant-friction,” 1 p.m. Dec. 1, Room 1175, Benedum Hall.

Eul Soon Park, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, “Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Their Cardiogenic Differentiation,” 7:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Conference Room, Sixth Floor, Scaife Hall.

Maxine Wright-Walters, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, “Exposure Concentrations of Pharmaceutical Estrogens and Xenoestrogens in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Sources, the Aquatic Environments and an Aquatic Hazard Assessment of Bisphenol-A: Implications for Wildlife and Public Health,” 9 a.m. Dec. 2, Fifth-floor Conference Room, Bridgeside Point Building.

Nuri Alpay Temiz, School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, “Modeling Zinc Finger Transcription Factors: Insights on Molecular Recognition and Affinity,” 10 a.m. Dec. 3, 3073 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Beth Rene Grabiak, School of Nursing, “Adolescents’ Responses to Having a Mother With Cancer,” 2 p.m. Dec. 3, Room 446 Victoria Building.

Jo Ann Glad, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “The Use of Electronic Medical Records Based on a Physician Diagnosis of Asthma for Countywide Asthma Surveillance,” 2 p.m. Dec. 3, A522 Parran Hall.

Evan Riley, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, “Locke’s Perfectionist Liberalism: An Articulation and Defense,” 11 a.m. Dec. 5, 1001B Cathedral of Learning.

Magdalena López, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Narrativas e imagenes del conflicto politico-cultural entre Cuba y la República Dominicana y Estados Unidos,” 4 p.m. Dec. 5, 1528 Cathedral of Learning.