Issue Date: 
November 11, 2009


AppalAsia, Appalachian and Asian music, noon Nov. 11, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, Pitt Arts’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4462, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Stanley Jordan and Jake Shimabukuro, musical performance, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester, MCG Jazz 2009-10 season, www.mcgjazz.org.

Chhandayan Indian Classical Concert, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, G23 Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Department of Music, 724-265-7957.

Thus Spake Zarathustra, by Richard Strauss; Andris Nelsons, conductor, with works by Danielpour, and by Mozart with Stefan Jackiw, violin; Nov. 13 and 15, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Michael Unger, organist, 4 p.m. Nov. 15, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland, The Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh, 412-242-2787, www.oas-series.com.

Magic and Mystery, free concert by Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Loh, music director, 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4872, www.pittsburghyouthsymphony.org.


University Art Gallery, Making Face: Depictions of Women in Japan From Edo to Today, Japanese woodblock prints from the 18th and 19th centuries and new works by Japanese contemporary artist Hiroki Otsuka, through Dec. 12, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2410.

Hillman Library, Selected Prints Exhibit From the Barry Rosensteel Japanese Prints Collection, through Dec. 19, Special Collections Department, third floor, Hillman Library, 412-648-8190.

Wood Street Galleries, Matter and Memory, U.S. debut of French installation artist Julien Marie, through Dec. 31, 601 Wood St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, www.woodstreetgalleries.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.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War and Lincoln Slept Here, through Jan. 15, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.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, through Jan. 31, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People, through Jan. 31, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3309, www.cmoa.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, http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu.

Falk Library, Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons, through Jan. 28, 200 Scaife Hall, Pitt Health Sciences Library System, www.hsls.pitt.edu, 412-648-8866.

Hillman Library, Historical Exhibition of African American Progress at Pitt, ongoing, ground floor, 412-648-7710.


“Shopper Marketing: Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” Jeffrey Inman, Albert Wesley Frey Professor of Marketing, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10, 500 Alumni Hall, Pittsburgh Executive Lecture Series, 412-648-1608, landerson@katz.pitt.edu.

“Cuba: Apuntes Para la Historia de un Scenario Actual,”
lecture in Spanish by Eduardo Torres Cuevas, director, José Marti National Library of Cuba, noon Nov. 10, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, amaguina@pitt.edu.

“Substantial Macro-histories Under Scrutiny: International and Transnational History, World History, Global History, and the History of Globalization,” Diego Olstein, World History Center visiting scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 4 p.m. Nov. 10, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of History, www.history.pitt.edu.

“The Muwallad Era (711-1085): The Christians of al-Andalus Amid Islamic Rule and Christian Kingdoms,” Diego Olstein, World History Center visiting scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, noon Nov. 11, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Religious Studies, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Applications of High Capacity Power Electronic Technologies (FACTS and HVDC) for Green Energy Resources Integration and Management,” graduate seminar featuring Gregory Reed, professor, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, noon Nov. 11, 424 Benedum Hall, Swanson School, 412-624-8001.

“El Luto Humano: Arte y Politica de la Melancholia en José Revueltas,” lecture in Spanish by Maria del Pilar Melgarejo, assistant professor of Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 313 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, jkl@pitt.edu.

“Bodies of Work: Civic Dis-play and Labor in Industrial Pittsburgh,” Edward Slavishak, professor, Susquehanna University’s Department of History, 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Torture in America: The Long View,” Fitzhugh Brudage, professor, University of North Carolina’s Department of History, 5 p.m. Nov. 11, 202 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of History, www.history.pitt.edu.

“Careers in Science Law,” Debra Parrish, partner, Parrish Law Offices, noon Nov. 12, 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.

“Introduction to Library Resources and Services on Korean Studies at the University of Pittsburgh,” Xiuying Zou, public service librarian, Pitt East Asian Library, noon Nov. 12, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, jennm@pitt.edu.

“Will the Ecosystem for Information Technology Implode? The Case of Semiconductors in India,” William W. Keller, professor in Pitt’s Graduate School of Pubic and International Affairs, noon Nov. 12, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“A Global View on the History of Humanity,” Diego Olstein, Pitt World History Center visiting scholar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918.

“Cyprus: The European Union’s Lighthouse in the Eastern Mediterranean—Why Reunification Matters,” Andreas Kakouris, Republic of Cyprus ambassador to the United States, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Schenley Room, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Pitt European Studies Center, American Hellenic Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, kal70@pitt.edu.


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Book Club, featuring H.C. Robbins Landon’s 1791: Mozart’s Last Year, 6 p.m. Nov. 10, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 412-622-3105, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

“La Nina Santa,” (2004, Lucrecia Martel), film screening, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano Fall 2009 Film Series, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature, Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection, amigoscinemalatinoamericano@gmail.com.


Aunt Ester Series, Gem of the Ocean, Nov. 10-11; Two Trains Running, Nov. 12-13; Radio Gulf, Nov. 14-15, The Women of the Hill, Nov. 20-22, four productions to celebrate August Wilson through the exploration of his legendary character Aunt Ester, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-258-2700, info@augustwilsoncenter.org.

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project, Nov. 12-15, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 412-281-0360, www.pbt.org.

The Little Foxes, play by Lillian Hellman, Nov. 12 through Dec. 13, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Pittsburgh Connections, theatrical performance, Nov. 13-15, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Sleigh Bells Over Broadway, theatrical performance/murder mystery, 10 p.m. Nov. 14, Late Night Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-325-6769, www.pgharts.org.

Brown Bag Concert, free one-hour concert featuring Pittsburgh Opera’s resident artists and arts partners performing Opera’s Greatest Hits, noon Nov. 14, Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Strip District, bring your lunch or purchase gourmet lunch, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-454-6200, www.pittsburghopera.org.

Carousel, theatrical performance, through Nov. 15, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Candide, theatrical performance based on Voltaire’s raucous satire, music by Leonard Berstein, Nov. 22, Quantum Theatre, Former Don Allen City Auto, 5315 Baum Blvd., Bloomfield, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, 412-394-3353, www.proartstickets.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

Abreena I. Tlumak, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, “Steady-state Analysis of Auditory Evoked Potentials Over a Wide Range of Stimulus Repetition Rates: Profile in Children versus Adult,” 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 5054 Forbes Tower.

Patryk A. Laurent, Center for Neuroscience, “Basal Ganglia Involvement in the Reinforcement Learning of Physical and Cognitive Action,” 10 a.m. Nov. 13, 2nd- floor auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center.

Judson Englert, School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program, “A Pathophysiologic Evaluation of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) in the Lung,” 2 p.m. Nov. 13, 1105B Scaife Conference Center.