Issue Date: 
February 22, 2010


Pairdown, folk-blues and experimental group, 6 p.m. Feb. 24, Cup & Chaucer, Hillman Library ground floor, Emerging Legends Series, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Dave Eggar, cellist, with Charles Palmer, percussionist, and Rob Frankenberry, pianist, 8 p.m. Feb. 25, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Music on the Edge, Pitt Department of Music, 412-394-3353, www.music.pitt.edu.

Broadway Rocks With Marvin! Marvin Hamlisch, conductor, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-28, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats available, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Anthony Coleman, composer/pianist, and Lindsey J. Goodman, flutist, solo musical performances, 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, Music on the Edge, Pitt Department of Music, 412-394-3353, www.music.pitt.edu.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, musical performance, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org, PITT ARTS Night and Cheap Seats available, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra, featuring works by Mauricio Kagel, Stefan Wolpe, and Roger Zahab, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-394-3353, www.music.pitt.edu.


Phipps Conservatory, Orchid Fever: The Exquisite Expedition of the Orchid, through Feb. 28, 1 Schenley Park Dr., Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Pittsburgh Glass Center,
Behind the Lens, featuring photographs of Pittsburgh’s Glass Center by Nathan J. Shaulis, through Feb. 28, Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Mattress Factory, Likeness, art exhibition, through March 21, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Frick Art & Historical Center, 1934: A New Deal for Artists, art exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration’s Public Works of Art Program, through April 25, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Whales/Tohora, through May 2, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Forum 64: Cecil Balmond, through May 30; Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries at Carnegie Museum of Art, through June 13; Caricature, Satire, and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper From the 18th Through 20th Centuries, ongoing; Imagining Home: Selections From the Heinz Architectural Center, ongoing; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.


Novia que te vea (Guita Schyfer, 1994), Spanish film screening, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano Film Series: From Genre to Gender, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.

Japan Unreeled, documentary screening of Wings of Defeat (Risa Morimoto, 2007), 2 p.m. Feb. 28, Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Ave., Shadyside, Asia Unreeled Documentary Film Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Confucius Institute, 412-578-7523, www.winchesterthurston.org.


Elizabeth Alexander, poet and Yale University professor of African studies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Colonial, Post Colonial, and Lesotho Today: Khotso Pula Nala ‘Peace Rain Prosperity,’”
Mpho Letima, Pitt’s 2009-10 Malmberg Fellow, 8 p.m. Feb. 23, First-floor Lounge, Sutherland Hall, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-648-5085.

“Queering Terror: Visualizing Sexuality and Nationalism in Israeli and Palestinian Cinema,”
Colleen Jankovic, graduate student, Pitt Department of English and Women’s Studies Program, noon Feb. 24, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Grants Over Lunch,” Diane M. Witt, cluster leader and program director, National Science Foundation, noon Feb. 24, S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Brown Bag Lunch Series, Pitt Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk Kyogen-Style: A Lecture, Demonstration, and Workshop,”
Julie Iezzi, professor, University of Hawaii, 1 p.m. Feb. 24, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Pitt Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Clinical Implications of Breast Cancer Stem Cells,” Max S. Wicha, founding director of University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Pitt School of Medicine’s 2010 Bernard Fisher Lecture, Auditorium Six, Scaife Hall, mccrimmoncp@upmc.edu, 412-586-9773.

“Children’s Birth Registration in China: Practice, Problems, and Policies,” Yexia Zhang, Heinz Fellow, Pitt University Center for International Studies, noon Feb. 25, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asian Over Lunch Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, jenm@pitt.edu.

“Limited Learning in U.S. Colleges: Findings From the Collegiate Learning Association Study,” Richard Arum, professor of sociology and education, New York University, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, School of Education Colloquium Room, 5604 Posvar Hall, Learning Policy Center Colloquium Series: Preparing Students for Life Beyond K-12, www.learningpolicycenter.org.

“Manipulating MOFs by Postsynthetic Modification,” Seth Cohen, professor, University of San Diego’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 102 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Humanity Without Feathers: Slavery, Sentimentality, and the 18th-Century Origins of Humanitarian Sensibility,” Lynn Festa, associate professor of English, Rutgers University, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Humanities Center, 412-624-5220, www.frenchanditalian.pitt.edu.

“Activity-based Proteomics: Applications for Enzyme and Inhibitor Discovery,” Ben Cravatt, researcher, Scripps Research Institute’s Department of Chemical Physiology, 4 p.m. Feb. 25, 157 Benedum Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Othello in the 21st Century,” Ayanna Thompson, professor of English, Arizona State University, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, G8 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, School of Arts and Sciences, and Department of English and the Pittsburgh Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, 412-624-5220, aen8@pitt.edu.


Tuesdays With Morrie, based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom, through Feb. 28, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, Prime Stage Theater, 412-394-3353, www.primestage.com.

Xanadu, musical theater, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23-28, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-2697, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats available, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Sue’s Leg, dance performance by Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Time After Time, musical theater, Feb. 26-28 and March 11-14, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Pitt/PhD Dissertation Defenses

Eliada Nwosu, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 10 a.m. Feb. 24, “Network Diversity Value and Local South African Entrepreneurial Development in a Globalizing Economy: A Grounded Theory Analysis,” 3200 Posvar Hall.