Issue Date: 
May 11, 2009


Yanni Chryssomallis, contemporary new-age music, 7:30 p.m., May 12, Mellon Arena, 66 Mario Lemieux Place, Uptown, 412-642-2062, www.mellonarena.com.

African Sunshine, African-themed music and dance ensemble, May 13-17, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Shadyside, Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, 412-456-6666, www.pghkids.org.

Organ recital featuring Christine Clewell, assistant professor of organ and keyboard, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, noon, May 14, First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, 320 Sixth Ave., Downtown, 412-471-3436, www.fpcp.org.

Oakland Girls Choir: Voices of Women, performing music inspired by poets Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti, 7:30 p.m. May 16, Church of the Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside, 412-621-4361, www.ascensionpittsburgh.org.


Future Tenant, Ritual Decadence, exhibition featuring two-dimensional works inspired by animal mating rituals, through May 16, 819 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7037.

707 & 709 Galleries, On This, The Land, featuring paintings by artist Michael Ninehouse, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown; Immersion, film exhibition by filmmaker Adriana Babinski, 709 Penn Ave., Downtown, both through May 23; Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-6078, www.pgharts.org.

Box Heart Gallery, Legacy: Digital Paintings, exhibition featuring works of digital photographer and photo-illustrator Kim Curinga, through May 23, 4523 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield, 412-687-8858, www.boxheart.org.

Trinity Gallery, 10 Artists, 10 Visions, featuring acrylic paintings by Steve Boksenbaum and Anne Claire Goodman and  photography by Dan Gaser, through May 23, 4747 Hatfield St., Lawrenceville, www.dangaserphotography.com.

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/Fernando Romero, 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.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Neighborhood Mosaic Project, featuring the work of Daviea Davis, through June 14, 5472 Penn Ave., Friendship, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, The Analytical Eye: Photographs By Aaronel deRoy Gruber, retrospective exhibition featuring more than 50 prints, through June 27, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

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

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


“Epoxide-Opening Cascades:  Development, Applications, and Mechanism,” Tim Jamison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemistry professor, 2:30 p.m. May 21, 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt Dowd Lectures and Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“On the Origins of Red Tide Toxins,” Tim Jamison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemistry professor, 5 p.m. May 21, 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt Dowd Lectures and Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.


Pittsburgh Showcase Career Expo, featuring more than a dozen of Pittsburgh’s top employers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12, The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Circle, Robinson Township, 412-680-6022, www.thepittsburghjobboard.com.


Thomas & Friends Live: A Circus Comes to Town, musical by W.V. Awdry, May 12-13, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny,
by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, May 13-17, Charity Randall Theatre, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, 412-321-5520, www.pghkids.org.

The Hobbit From Beneath the Stage, by Loek Beumer and Peter Drost, May 13-17, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, 412-321-5520, www.pghkids.org.

Mister Rogers’ Neighbors, special performance featuring puppets and people from the public television classic, May 14-15, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, 412-321-5520, www.pghkids.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.

8-TRACK, The Sounds of the 70s, CLO Cabaret presents a joyous journey through the greatest hits of the 1970s, May 21 through Sept. 27, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-6769, www.pgharts.org.

Seven Guitars, by August Wilson, through May 24, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, 542 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-621-4445.

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

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Catherine A. Dunn, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Neuroscience, “How the Brain Constructs Stable Visual Representations: Cortical and Subcortical Mechanisms,” 10 a.m. May 12, A221 Langley Hall.

Hui Fang, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Capillary-based Microreactor System Integrated With UHPLC/GC for High Throughput Screening of Catalysts for Organic Reactions,” 1 p.m. May 13, 307 Eberly Hall.

Robert Fagley, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, “Bachelors, Bastards, and Nomadic Masculinity: A Study of Illegitimacy in the Works of Guy de Maupassant and Andre Gide,” 2 p.m. May 13, 1325 Cathedral of Learning.

Molly Brown, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, “Nation, Nostalgia, and Masculinity: Clinton/Spielberg/Hanks,” 11 a.m. May 14, 527 Cathedral of Learning.

Christina Shay, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes: Determinants and Clinical Consequences,” 1 p.m. May 18, Second Floor, DLR Building.

Ella Vanderbilt-Adriance, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, “Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Physiological Protective Factors and the Absence of Antisocial Behavior in a Longitudinal Study of Low-Income Boys,” 10 a.m. May 21, 4127 Sennott Square.