Issue Date: 
October 12, 2009


Orion String Quartet, featuring Timothy Cobb, principal double bassist of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Composing With Words, Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Angela Brown, soprano, 8 p.m. Oct. 16-17, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


707 Galleries, The Secret Lives of Stories, through Oct. 17, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-471-6078, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, www.pgharts.org.

Andy Warhol Museum, Drawn to the Summit: A G-20 Exhibition of International Political Cartoons, through
Oct. 18; Unnatural Rubber; Super Trash; Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand, all Oct. 18 through Jan. 31, 2010, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.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.

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.

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.

Wood Street Galleries, Matter and Memory, through Dec. 31, 601 Wood St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-5605, www.pgharts.org.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Sheila Klein’s The Return, through Jan. 20, 2010, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.


Nabokov: The Happiest Years (Mariya Gershteyn) and Vasily Aksyonov, It’s a Pity You Were Not With Us (Elena Yakovich, Alexei Shishov, 1965), 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Film Studies, Russian Documentary Film Series, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu

Body Double (Brian De Palma, 1984), film screening presented by Schuyler Chapman, third-year PhD student in Pitt Department of English, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 1501 Posvar Hall, Film Studies Program’s Cinematheque series Extreme Cinema: The Many Faces of Shock, dsc14@pitt.edu, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.

Kamikaze Girls (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004), film screening for faculty, staff, and education students, part of 2009 Japanese Film Series: Fractured Fairytales, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 125 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, 412-383-3062, jennm@pitt.edu.


“Does a Rock Perform Every Computation?” Mark Sprevak, visiting fellow from King’s College, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 13, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talks Series, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“International Education in the 21st Century: A Focus on American Higher Education,” Titiloa O. Adewale, director of Robert Morris University’s international student services and study abroad programs, noon Oct. 14, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt School of Education’s Department of Administration and Policy, Global Studies Program, Institute for International Studies in Education, 412-624-2918.

“Lost Opportunity: Political Loyalism in Northern Ireland, 1972-1982,” Anthony Novosel, professor in Pitt’s Department of History, 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of History, www.history.pitt.edu.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading and Award Ceremony, Anne Sanow, author of Triple Time (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), 2009 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Winner; and Ann Patchett, author of The Patron Saint of Liars (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992), 2009 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Judge, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, oaks@pitt.edu, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Tales of Donora: How What Happened in a Small Mill Town Changed the Nature of Environmental Policy Around the World,” Devra Davis, professor of epidemiology in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Ferguson Theater, Pitt-Greensburg, 2009 St. Clair Lecture, Westmoreland Heritage, Westmoreland County Historical Society, 724-836-7497, upgmedia@pitt.edu.

Jean-Michel Cousteau, explorer, environmentalist, and documentary film producer, 8 p.m. Oct. 14, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s 2009-10 Pittsburgh Speakers Series, www.pittsburghspeakersseries.org.

“Performing Past and Present: Tradition and Modernity in Japanese Group Taiko Performance,” Benjamin Patcher, graduate student in Pitt Department of Music, noon, Oct. 15, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Series, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and International Business Center, 412-648-7426, www.ucis,pitt.edu.

“Some Empirical Experiences Using Storage Class Memory: Evidence of Energy Efficiency, High Performance, and a Greener World,” Sam H. Noh, professor in Hongik University’s Department of Computer Engineering, noon Oct. 15, 5317 Sennott Square, Pitt Department of Computer Science, www.cs.pitt.edu.

“Structure and Function in Peptidic Foldamers,” Sam Gellman, professor in University of Wisconsin’s Department of Chemistry, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 157 Benedum Hall, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“‘The Disgrace of Our Century!’ Anti-Semitism, Modern Politics, and the Debates Over Circumcision and Kosher Butchering, 1871-1933,” Robin Judd, professor in Ohio State University’s Department of History, 4 p.m. Oct. 15, 1500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Religious Studies, 412-624-5990, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Can Non-conceptual Content Be Stored in Visual Memory?” Athanassios Raftopoulos, professor in University of Cyprus’s Department of Philosophy, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 16, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talks Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“Technology Trends That Threaten and Create Opportunities for BNY Mellon,” Peter Johnson, chief technology architect, Bank of New York Mellon, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 5317 Sennott Square, Pitt’s Department of Computer Science, www.cs.pitt.edu.


Ella, the music of Ella Fitzgerald, through Nov. 1, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, www.ppt.org.

Forever Plaid, musical theater, through March 28, 2010, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

I Am Artist, engaging new theater performance for young adults, through Oct. 17, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty, 412-363-3000, www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

Califone, musical performance, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, Andy Warhol Museum Sound Series, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Steel Impressions, all-steel drum calypso band, noon Oct. 14, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, Pitt Arts’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4462, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

World Rhythm Festival: One Heart, Many Rhythms, featuring performers Giovanni Hidalgo, Glenn Velez, The Army Drill Band, among others, Oct. 15-18, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-258-2700, www.augustwilsoncenter.org.

Sleeping Beauty, ballet by Tchaikovsky, Oct. 16-18, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 412-281-0360, www.pbt.org.

Antigone, theatrical performance, Oct. 16-Nov. 1, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Our Town, theatrical performance, Oct. 17-25, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, 412-320-4612, www.newhazletttheater.org.

G-20 Aftermath: What Happens From Here? performance by Pittsburgh Playback Theatre addressing issues that arose during G-20 Summit, 8 p.m. Oct.12, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Theatre Arts Department, 412-849-4865, www.pittsburghplaybacktheatre.org.

Opera Up Close, featuring Maestro Antony Walker and stars of Falstaff,
2 p.m. Oct. 18, Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Strip District, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.

LADO, the National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Maressa P. Krause, School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, “Construct and Concurrent Validity of a Pictorial Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale for Bench Stepping Exercise,” 11 a.m. Oct. 13, 130 Trees Hall.

Maliha Zahid, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, “Targeting the Heart Using In-vivo Phage Display,” 10 a.m. Oct. 14, W1295 Biomedical Science Tower.

Lauren Kokai, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, “Controlled Delivery Systems for Neural Tissue Engineering,” 3 p.m. Oct.15, 1695 Biomedical Science Tower.

Dorcinda Knauth, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, “Expressions of Sufi Islam in Indonesian Popular Music,” 11 a.m. Oct. 16, 302 Music Building.