Issue Date: 
August 26, 2009


Andy Bianco, jazz guitarist, 5 p.m. Aug. 26, Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-325-6769, www.pgharts.org.

Mother Mother, pop and rock music, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Club Café, 56 S. 12th St., South Side, 412-431-4950,  www.clubcafelive.com.

Vivian Girls, female trio rock group, 8 p.m. Aug. 27, Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Jessica Lee, singer and pianist, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-325-6769, www.pgharts.org.

Leon Russell, folk-rock music, 8 p.m. Aug 28, Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-381-6811.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band, American acoustic music, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., 412-301-0599, bobpegritz@aol.com.

Vipers Soul Club, soul/Motown/R&B, 9 p.m. Aug 29, Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., East Liberty, 412-363-8277, www.shadowlounge.net.

Gerald Haymon, jazz and contemporary R&B, 5 p.m. Sept. 1, Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-325-6769, www.pgharts.org.

Hatebreed, heavy metal music, 7 p.m. Sept. 1, Mister Small’s Fun House and Theater, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, 412-821-4447, www.mrsmalls.com.


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.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Augere, a collection of donated works by former Artists of the Year recipients, through Aug. 30; Map of Everything, featuring large-scale textile works by Sheila Klein, through Aug. 30; Fifth and Shady avenues, Squirrel Hill, 412-361-0873, www.pittsburgharts.org.

Space, Smoke and Mirrors, through Sept. 12, 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7723, www.spacepittsburgh.org.

Andy Warhol Museum, Conrad Ventur: Fragments of Time, through Sept. 13, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Frick Art and Historical Center, The Dutch Italianates: Seventeenth-Century Masterpieces From Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, through Sept. 20, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Seventh Inning Stretch, through Sept. 27, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Wood Street Galleries, Physical Conditions, through Sept 25, 601 Wood St., Downtown, 412-471-5605, www.woodstreetgalleries.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center,
Forbes Field: Celebrating 100 Years, through Nov. 8; and Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, through Jan. 15, 2010; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Member Exhibit, Aug. 29-Nov. 8; Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People, through Jan. 31, 2010; Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part 3, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3309, www.cmoa.org.


“NowU 529 College Savings Plan,”
featuring Diane Cangioli, field representative of NowU 529 Guaranteed Savings Plan, Pennsylvania’s state-sponsored college savings plan, 11a.m. Aug. 27, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, 10 Children’s Way, North Side, Giant Eagle Child Development Series, 412-322-5058, www.pittsburghkids.org.

Sunday Poetry and Reading Series,
featuring Chuck Lanigan, author of To Be of Use: Stories of Labor and Identity in Southwestern Pennsylvania, 2 p.m. Aug. 30, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3114, www.carnegielibrary.org.


Mt. Washington Art Marketplace,
displays and performances featuring local artists, Aug. 29-30, Shiloh Street business district, Mt. Washington, 412-481-3220.

12th Annual Shadyside Art Festival on Walnut, weekend festival featuring more than 150 artists from across the nation, Aug 29-30, Walnut Street commercial district, Shadyside, 412-682-1298, www.thinkshadyside.com.

On Deck Circle, poster presentations of emerging technologies developed at Pitt, Carnegie Mellon, and other universities, 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 16, PNC Park, 115 Federal St., North Side, Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association’s 3 Rivers Venture Fair, 412-220-9193, www.thepvca.org.


8-Track: The Sounds of the 70’s,
by Rick Seeber, through Sept. 27, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Moonshine & Sky Toffee,
adapted from two quirky love stories by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Aug. 28-30, New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side, 412-320-4610, www.newhazletttheater.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Kui Shen, School of Medicine’s Joint Program in Computational Biology, “Meta-analysis for Improving Pathway Enrichment Analysis When Combining Multiple Microarray Studies,” 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 308 Parran Hall.

Kathryn Russell,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, “Hemispheric and Executive Influences on Low-level Language Processing After Traumatic Brain Injury,” 10 a.m. Aug. 28, 4127 Sennott Square.

Salomè Aguilera Skvirsky,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, “The Ethnic Turn: Political Cinema in Brazil and the United States, 1960-2005,” 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31, 526 Cathedral of Learning.

Tom Haase, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Surviving Disaster: Evaluating the Cognitive Resilience of Indonesia’s 2004 Tsunami Response System,” 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 3430 Posvar Hall