Issue Date: 
January 20, 2009


Fiction Family Concert, featuring Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, 8 p.m., Jan. 23, Crawford Auditorium, Grove City College, Stonebridge Concerts, 724-458-3352, www.itickets.com/events/221802/Grove_City_PA/Fiction_Family_Tour_.htm

International Guitar Night, performances by Brian Gore, Pierre Bensusan, Benjamin Verdery, and Cecilia Zabala; 8 p.m. Jan. 23, PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University, Guitar Society of Fine Art, 412-396-5486, www.gsfapittsburgh.org.

Rhapsody in Blue, also featuring Barber’s Symphony No. 1, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 “Reformation”; Gabriela Montero, piano; Andrés Cárdenes, conductor; 8 p.m. Jan. 23; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Exploring the Artic Seafloor, photography by Chris Linder, through Jan. 25; Time Machine, collection of watches from the H.J. Heinz Collection, through Feb. 29, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Altered States, through Jan. 25; In Sisterhood, oral history project highlighting this region’s influential feminists, through Jan. 25, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, 412-361-0873, www.pittsburgharts.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Architecture and the Spaces of the Imagination, prints from series Imaginary Prisons and Views of Rome, through Feb. 15, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Annual Orchid Show, through March 8, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Mattress Factory, Predrive: After Technology, through March 22, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries, through April 5, exhibition by the University of Pittsburgh at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.

Frick Art and Historical Center, A Revolution on Wheels: The Model T at 100, through May 3, Car and Carriage Museum, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.


“Measuring Variations,” Federica Russo, professor of philosophy, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 20, 817 Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talks, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Maximizing Your Postdoctoral Success: An Orientation to a Full Academic and Social Life in Pittsburgh,” Patricia E. Beeson, Pitt vice provost for graduate and undergraduate studies, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 20, 1105 AB Scaife Hall, 2009 Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-9572, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Small Step, Big Leap: The Women of Shri Mahila Grih Udyog,” Aruna Raman, Pitt graduate student in Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Jan. 21, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Theories of Violence Revisited,” Magid Shihade, Pitt professor of international studies, 4 p.m. Jan. 21, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Measuring Race and Ethnicity in a Changing Multicultural America,” Howard R. Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau associate director for demographic programs, noon Jan. 22, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Reed Smith Spring 2009 Speaker Series, Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382.

“Small Molecule Control of Bacterial Behavior,” Christian Melander, North Carolina State University professor of chemistry, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 12B Chevron Science Center, Department of Chemistry, 412-624-8200, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Analysis to Study Local Water Dynamics in Molecular Assemblies and Protein Aggregates,” Song-I Han, University of California at Santa Barbara professor of chemistry and biochemistry, 4 p.m. Jan. 22, 12B Chevron Science Center, Department of Chemistry, 412-624-8200, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“The Answer is Blowin’ in the Wind: Shifts in the Production and Distribution of War Photography Through 150 Years of Armed Conflict,” Jennifer Saffron, Pitt instructor of English, 6 p.m. Jan. 22, 113 Barco Law Building, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, Global Solutions Education Fund, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.

“The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy,” Charles Ferguson, Council on Foreign Relations’ Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center Speaker Series, Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 412-624-7884, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

“Cosmic Timescales: How Do We Know What We Know?,” Simonetta Frittelli, Duquesne University professor of physics, 3 p.m. Jan. 23, Bayer Learning Center, Pappert Lecture Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown; also 1 p.m. Jan. 24, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Evidence for Evolution: A Celebration of Charles Darwin’s 200th Birthday lecture series, Duquesne University, www.sepa.duq.edu/darwin/talks.html.

Devra Davis, director of Pitt’s Center on Environmental Oncology, professor of epidemiology in the Graduate School of Public Health, and author, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.


Menopause the Musical, through Jan. 25, Byham Theatre, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson, Jan. 22-Feb. 15, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, South Side, 412-431-CITY, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Clean Drums, autobiographical jazz bop play by Rob Penny, directed by Pitt professor Vernell A. Lillie, Jan. 22-Feb. 7, 7th-floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.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.

Jersey Boys, through Feb. 1, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Metamorphoses, play by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Ted Pappas, through Feb. 15, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Cup and Chaucer Café

The Emerging Legends Series at the Cup and Chaucer Café, located on the ground floor of Hillman Library, continues through the spring. Sponsored by the University Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, the series is free and open to the public. Upcoming performances include:

Joel Mabus
Feb. 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
A folksinger, guitarist, and songwriter, Mabus is known for his sensitive introspection and wicked satire. His shows feature American traditional folk music, storytelling, and his own original tunes.

Carol Palmer and Friends
March 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Palmer is a mandolin instructor at the Calliope School of Folk Music and will appear with a mandolin ensemble.

Emily Pinkerton and Friends
April 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Pinkerton weaves a vibrant tapestry of sound on guitar, fiddle, and banjo that is North American, South American, and entirely unique.

For more information, visit www.calliopehouse.org.