Issue Date: 
April 26, 2009


Gotta Dance! A Film Salute to Gene Kelly, music performed in sync with Pitt alum Kelly’s films, featuring Brigadoon, Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris; Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor; 2:30 p.m. April 26, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony POPS! 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The Mendelssohn Project, Pacifica Quartet performs Mendelssohn’s complete string quartets, 8 p.m.
April 27, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, http://pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Honeck & Bronfman,
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, pianist; 1:30 p.m. April 30; also 8 p.m. May 1-2, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

An Evening With Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons,
7:30 p.m. May 5-6, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


Society for Contemporary Craft, Beyond Shared Language: Contemporary Art and the Latin American Experience, May 1-Aug. 29, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-261-7003, www.contemporarycraft.org.

The Frick Art Museum,
The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes From the Walters Art Museum,”
through May 24, Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art,
Laboratory of Architecture, exhibition about works of Mexican architect Fernando Romero, through May 31; Matsubara: A Celebration in Pittsburgh, woodblock prints by Matsubara Naoko, through June 7; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Mattress Factory, Thaddeus Mosley: Sculpture (Studio/Home), through
July 19, 500 Sampsonia Way, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.


“Grants Over Lunch,” noon April 28, Room S100, Biomedical Science Tower 2, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, Office of Academic Career Development, 412-579-3716, www.survival.pit.edu.

“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): What Parents Should Know,”
Oscar G. Bukstein, Pitt
professor of psychiatry, 6-8 p.m. May 6, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, WPIC 2008-09 Mental Health and Wellness Lecture Series, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, to register call 412-383-2732, www.clinicalresearch.pitt.edu.


2009 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala, Andrew Stockey, WTAE-TV, will host  event celebrating community leaders; proceeds benefit the Rising Star Scholarship Fund, 5:30-9 p.m. April 30, The Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Three Rivers Youth, 412-441-5020, www.threeriversyouth.org.

Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Annual Spring Sale,
supports the Evelyn H. Wei Memorial Scholarship Award in Epidemiology, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 1, First Floor Lounge, Room 118 Parran Hall, www.publichealth.pitt.edu/evelynwei.

25th Annual Great Plant Auction, silent auction 6-7:15 p.m.; live auction 7:30 p.m. May 1, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Drive, Oakland, reservations required, call 412-441-4442 ex. 3925, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Academic Achievement in Africa and Its Diaspora: Challenges and Solutions,
Dubois-Nkrumah-Dunham International Conference, May 1-2, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. May 1 dinner with guest speaker Pennsylvania Rep. Jake Wheatley (D), May 2, networking luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Full registration $250, students and community $50, Pitt Department of Africana Studies, 412-648-2276.

May Market, area garden clubs sell a variety of perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, herbs, environmentally friendly landscaping products, and organic produce, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. May 8; also 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 9, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Drive, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org.


One Shot, dance performance by Evidence, choreographed by Ronald K. Brown, May 1-3, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Liberty Avenue and 10th Street, Downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The Italian Girl in Algiers, by Rossini May 2, 5, 8, and 10, sung in Italian with English supertitles, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.

Rock ‘n’ Roll,
by Tom Stoppard, May 7-30, Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, 412-561-6000, www.picttheatre.org.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, by Eugene O’Neill, through May 17, O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Human Error, by Keith Reddin, drama about aftermath of a plane crash, through May 10, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., 412-431-CITY, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, through May 10, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Joshua C. Snyder, School of Medicine’s Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program, “Epithelial Reparative Capacity Regulates Extracellular Matrix Dynamics and Innate Immunity,” 2 p.m. April 30, 1395 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Adam Menzies, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, “Craft Specialization and the Development of the Chiefly Central Place Community of El Hatillo (He-4), Central Panama,” 1 p.m. May 4, 3307 Posvar Hall.

Scott Palumbo,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, “The Development of Complex Society in the Volcán Barú Region of Western Panama,” 3:30 p.m. May 4, 3307 Posvar Hall.

Margaret Kerr,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Sociology, “The Autism and Vaccine Link Controversy: A Health Social Movement,” 1 p.m. May 6, 2431Posvar Hall.