Issue Date: 
November 30, 2009


Pittsburgh Live Chamber Ensemble, noon Dec. 2, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, Pitt Arts’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4462, www.pittarts.pitt.edu

Parker Sisters,
musical performance, 6 p.m. Dec. 2, The Cup & Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, Calliope: Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club,
music for the holidays, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 195 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland, Pitt Department of Music, 412-394-3353, www.proartstickets.org.

A Funeral Mass for Mozart, Manfred Honeck, conductor, and Chen Reiss, soprano; featuring works by Beethoven and Mozart, Dec. 4- 6, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Holiday Harp Concert, performed by members of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Harp Society, 2 p.m. Dec. 5, PPG Wintergarden, 200 Three PPG Place, Downtown, American Harp Society, Pittsburgh Chapter, 412-247-3916, lavenderharp@yahoo.com.

The Ebony Hillbillies, musical performance, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Calliope Concerts, 2009-10 series, 412-394-3353, www.calliopehouse.com.

In the Fields in Frost and Snow, concert performed by Chris Norman and David Greenberg, 8 p.m.
Dec. 5, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland, Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org.

The Romeros Guitar Quartet, musical performance, 8 p.m. Dec. 5, Manchester Craftmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester, Guitar Society of Fine Art, MCG Jazz 2009-10 season, 412-612-0499, www.gsfapittsburgh.org.

Slavic Dance Party, music performance featuring the Carpathian Music Ensemble, 8 p.m. Dec. 5, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4193, anh59@pitt.edu.

Pittsburgh Opera Piano Recital, by Glenn Lewis, Pittsburgh Opera head of music and assistant conductor, 5 p.m. Dec. 6, free, Pittsburgh Opera, 2425 Liberty Ave., Strip District, www.pittsburghopera.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, Brazilian Caracara Eagles, Audubon print,  Audubon Exhibit Case, through Nov. 30; Selected Prints Exhibition From the Barry Rosensteel Japanese Prints Collection, through Dec. 19, Special Collections Department, third floor; Historical Exhibition of African American Progress at Pitt, ongoing, ground floor, 412-648-7710, 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.

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.

Andy Warhol Museum, Unnatural Rubber; Super Trash; and 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.


“Learning Components for Human Sensing,” Fernando De la Torre, professor, Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, noon Dec. 1, 5317 Sennott Square, Pitt Department of Computer Science, www.cs.pitt.edu.

“The Future of Philanthropy: Making Markets Work to Serve the Poor,”
Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO, Acumen Fund, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Schenley Lounge, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership’s Philanthropy Forum, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Global Health, Swanson School of Engineering, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, 412-648-1336, gspiapf@pitt.edu.

“Transcendence and Religiously Feeling the State in Central Asia,” David W. Montgomery, visiting professor, Pitt Department of Anthropology, noon Dec. 2, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Religious Studies, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Peace Dividend and Regional Stability in the Korean Peninsula: Focusing on the South-North Korea Cooperation Fund Allocation,” Bok Gyo “Jonathan” Jeong, graduate student, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Dec. 3, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, jennm@pitt.edu.

“The Poetics of Representation In Viceregal Peru: A Walk Round the Cloister of San Agustin in Lima,” Sabine MacCormack, professor in University of Notre Dame’s Department of Classics and History, 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Humanities Center, humanctr@pitt.edu.

“Science, Supposition and Reference: The New Program,” Robert Rynasiewicz, professor, Department of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


In Search of Mozart, (2006, Phil Grabsky), film screening of award-winning documentary about Mozart, 7 p.m.
Dec. 1, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4876, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Moebius, (1996, Gustavo Mosquera R.), film screening, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Amigos del Cine LatinoAmericano Fall 2009 Film Series, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, amigoscinemalatinoamericano@gmail.com.

Pitt Nationalities Rooms’ Holiday Open House, free, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, 412-624-6150, www.pitt.edu/~natrooms.


Jane Eyre, theatrical performance, Dec. 2-20, Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.pict.org.

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

Blaine Connor, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, “Transfers and the Private Lives of Public Servants in Japan: Teachers in Nagasaki’s Outer Islands,” noon Dec. 2, 3106 Posvar Hall.

Ahmet Bakan,
School of Medicine’s Joint Program with Carnegie Mellon University in Computational Biology, “Dynamics of Protein-Drug Interactions Inferred From Structural Ensembles and Physics-Based Models: Application to MAP Kinase Phosphatases,” 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 3073 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Jee Eun Sung, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Communication Science and Disorders, “The Effects of Locality on Sentence Comprehension in Persons With Aphasia and Normal Individuals,” 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 6061 Forbes Tower.

Behgrang Mohit, School of Arts and Sciences’ Intelligent Systems Program, “Locating and Reducing Translation Difficulty,” 10 a.m. Dec. 3, 5317 Sennott Square.

Richard Stoner, Swanson School of Engineering, “Engineering Approaches for Neurobiology,” 9 a.m. Dec. 3, 4075 Biomedical Science Tower 3.