Issue Date: 
October 26, 2009


Marija Temo and Ulrika Frank, flamenco guitarist, vocalist, and dancer, noon, Oct. 28, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, Pitt Arts’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4462, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Symphonie Fantastique, Marek Janowski, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Oct. 30-Nov. 1, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

IonSound Project’s environmentally themed program celebrating musical reductions of larger works, 7 p.m., Nov. 1, Bellefield Hall auditorium, IonSound Project 2009-10 Season: Reduce, Renew, Recycle series, www.proartstickets.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, 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, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Frick Art & Historical Center,
Icons of American Photography, A Century of Photographs From the Cleveland Museum of Art, through Jan. 3, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickarts.org.

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

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

Andy Warhol Museum,
Unnatural Rubber; Super Trash; Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand, all through Jan. 31, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection, art exhibition, through June 30, Carnegie Mellon University, 5th floor, Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, 412-268-2434, www.huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu.


And What About the Human? The Politics and Literatures of Freedom in Radical Anti-colonial Thought,” colloquium with Anthony Bogues, author and Brown University professor of Africana studies and political science, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 512 Cathedral of Learning, Boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture, www.english.pitt.edu.

“A Brief Overview of the Life Science and Medical Device Industry for Engineers,”
Bob Brook, project electrical engineer, Medrad Inc., noon, Oct. 28, 424 Benedum Hall, graduate seminar, Pitt Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pitt Swanson School of Engineering, 412-624-8001.

“Religious Pluralism and Syncretism in a Conflict Zone: A Study of Brahmanical Iconography in Polonaruva, Sri Lanka, circa 10th-13th Centuries CE,” Rakesh Mahalakshim, lecturer, Jawaharial Nehru University’s Center for Historical Studies, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Nervous Masculinity: Consumption and the Production of Embodied Gender in Indian Wrestling,” Joseph Alter, Pitt anthropology professor, 3 p.m. Oct. 28, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Labor Relations in China’s Export Processing Zones,”
Chenchen Tang, graduate student in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Oct. 29, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7426, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Young Gang Problem: A Comprehensive Community-wide Approach,” Irving A. Spergel, author and professor emeritus, University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, noon Oct. 29, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney Fall 2009 Speaker Series, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problem, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“Critical Thinking and Ways of Life: A Radical Politics of the Imagination,” Anthony Bogues, author and Brown University professor of Africana studies and political science, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Morphodynamics of Transitional Meandering Channels: A Closer Look Into Planform Evolution,” Jorge Abad, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, 4 p.m. Oct. 29, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Who Tells the Stories of Poetry? Villon and His Readers,” Nancy Regalado, professor of French, New York University, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 202 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 412-624-5220.

“The Politics of Theory: Caribbean Literature and the Search for a New Critical Language,”
George Lamming, visiting professor of Africana Studies, Brown University, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Boundary 2: An International Journal of Literature and Culture, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Careers in Biotech,”
Alan West, president and CEO, Carmell Therapeutics Corporation, noon Oct. 30, S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Brown Bag Luncheon Series: Careers Over Lunch, Pitt Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“Science-driven Mathematical Explanation,” Alan Baker, professor in Swarthmore College’s Department of Philosophy, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 30, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


Falstaff, opera by Verdi, Oct. 27 and 30; Benedum Theater, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghopera.org.

Revealed, Pitt Dance Ensemble’s annual fall informal dance concert, 7 p.m.
Oct. 29- 30, Dance Studio, Trees Hall, Pitt Dance Ensemble, 412-648-8262.

Les Miserables, theatrical performance, through Nov. 1, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

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

Count Dracula, theatrical performance, through Nov. 1, Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, 2009-10 season, www.play.pitt.edu.

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, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Kara Lynn Andersen, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, “Immaterial Materiality: Collecting in Live-action Film, Animation, and Digital Games,” 10 a.m. Oct. 26, 527A Cathedral of Learning.

Joseph Candiello,
Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, “Investigation Into Changes of the Biophysical Properties of Basement Membranes by Atomic Force Microscopy,” 2:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 303 Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 300 Technology Dr., South Oakland.

Sara A. Guediche,
Center for Neuroscience, “Adaptive Processes in Speech Perception: Contributions From Cerebral and Cerebellar Cortices,” 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27, 2nd-floor Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center.

Timothy D. Sullivan, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, “The Social and Political Evolution of Chiapa de Corzo: An Analysis of Changing Strategies of Rulership in a Formative Period Mesoamerican Political Center,” 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 3307 Posvar Hall.