Issue Date: 
September 9, 2009


Roger Humphries, outdoor jazz music, 5 p.m. Sept. 8, Katz Plaza, Penn Avenue and Seventh Street, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

ABBA, The Music,
recreation of famous musical group’s story, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

An Enchanted Evening, Manfred Honeck, conductor, and Itzhak Perlman, violin, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Lalah Hathaway, jazz music, 8 p.m. Sept. 10-11, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-258-2700, www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

Snoop Dogg, hip-hop music, 9 p.m. Sept. 11, Mister Small’s Fun House and Theater, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale, 412-821-4447, www.mrsmalls.com.

Ernie Smith and the Resolvers, Jamaican music, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Sweet Honey in the Rock,
benefit concert for Mon Valley Unemployed Committee, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and furloughed workers in Jamaica, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Jacob Yoffee, tenor saxophonist, 5 p.m. Sept. 15, Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-325-6769, www.pgharts.org.

Salsamba, Latin Jazz, 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-325-6769, www.pgharts.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, Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part Three, through Nov. 1; Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Member Exhibit, through Nov. 8; Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People, through Jan. 31, 2010, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3309, www.cmoa.org.

Mattress Factory Museum, Gestures: An Exhibition of Small Site-Specific Works, through Jan. 10, 2010, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Sirani Gallery, What’s New in New York, through 29, 5218 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, 412-422-2121, www.siranigallery.com.


“Maximizing Your Postdoctoral Success: An Orientation to a Full Academic and Social Life in Pittsburgh,”
Arthur S. Levine, Pitt senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and dean of School of Medicine, 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 9, Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Thomas Longstaff, cyber expert discusses current threats and challenges to American homeland security, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium,  Matthew B. Ridgway Center For International Studies, www.ridgway.pitt.edu. (See page 2)

“Cyber Threats Challenges and Responses,” conference on national security, 8 a.m. Sept. 11, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Studies, John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security, 412-624-7884, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

Hassan Bubacar Jallow, chief prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, noon Sept. 11, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education, 412-383-6754.

“The Problem of Progress,” Nicholas Rescher, Pitt University Professor of Philosophy, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 11, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Department of Philosophy Lunchtime Talks, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


“Pittsburgh Irish Festival,” 19th annual celebration of Irish culture in Western Pennsylvania, Sept. 11-13, Sandcastle Waterpark, 1000 Sandcastle Dr., Homestead, 412-462-6666, www.sandcastlewaterpark.com.

Jazz Poetry Concert 2009, poets and writers from many countries perform with world-class jazz musicians, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Sept. 12, Sampsonia Way, North Side, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org.

All Day Gospel Sing,
9th annual event featuring numerous Christian-themed bands, noon Sept. 12, Renziehausen Park, Eden Park Boulevard, McKeesport, 412-675-5068, www.mckeesport.org.

2009 India Cultural Festival, live music and performances, 2 p.m. Sept. 12, Schenley Plaza, FOLK Pittsburgh, 412-725-3442, www.folkpgh.com.

Training for Success, workshop, 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Lecture Room 2 Scaife Hall, Pitt Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“Picnic at the Plaza,” annual event for Pitt postdoctoral students  and their families, 5 p.m. Sept 15, Schenley Plaza, University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.


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.

Faustus, raucous reenactment of myth of Faust, Sept. 8-12, Kelly-Strayhorn Performing Arts Center, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty, 412-363-3000, www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

That Championship Season, by Jason Miller, Sept. 10-27, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Avenue, Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, Sept. 11-27, McKeesport Little Theater, 1614 Coursin St., McKeesport, 412-673-1100, www.mckeesportlittletheater.com.

international percussion performance, Sept. 15-20, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Sarah Tarbox, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, “The Nature of Schizotypy Among Multigenerational Multiplex Schizophrenia Families,” 10 a.m. Sept. 8, 4127 Sennott Square.

Kirsten A. Strayer, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, “Ruins and Riots: Transnational Currents in Mexican Cinema,” noon Sept. 11, 526 Cathedral of Learning.

John M. O’Donnell, Graduate School of Public Health, “Development of an Optimal Patient Transfer Task Set and Simulation-Based Intervention to Reduce Musculoskeletal Injury in Healthcare Workers,” noon Sept. 14, Conference Room 109 Parran Hall.

Catherine Eberbach, School of Education, Department of Instruction and Learning, “The Effect of Parent Disciplinary Knowledge and Parent Conversational Style on Children’s Observations of Biological Phenomenon,” 10 a.m. Sept. 15, 1st-floor Conference Room, LRDC.