Issue Date: 
March 29, 2010


Steve Weber & Phil Smith, acoustic blues and folk, 6 p.m. March 31, The Cup & Chaucer café, ground floor, Hillman Library, The Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Relache Contemporary Music Ensemble, performing works by Kyle Gann, Guy Klucevsek, David Mahker, and Eric Moe, 8 p.m. April 3, Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, Music on the Edge, Pitt Department of Music, 412-394-3353, www.music.pitt.edu.


University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, March 31-May 1, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Studio Arts, 412-648-2430, www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, My Deviant Muse: Photographic Imagery in Glass, through April 18, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, 412-682-4111, www.pghfilmmakers.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.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Concerning the 1930s in Art: Paintings From the Schoen Collection, through May 16, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.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, through May 30; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, From the Earth to the Fire and Back, through June 13, Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Discover the Real George Washington: New Views From Mount Vernon, through July 18, America’s Best Weekly: 100 Years of the Pittsburgh Courier, ongoing, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“From Conflict to Cohesion: The Paradigmatic Challenge in Analyzing Plural Societies in Southeast Asia,” Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, professor, University of Kebangsaan in Malaysia, 4 p.m. March 30, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Asian Studies and Humanities centers, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Introduction to Library Resources and Services on Chinese Studies at the University of Pittsburgh,” Xiuying Zou, public service librarian, Pitt East Asian Library, noon April 1, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, jennm@pitt.edu.

“Japanese Woodblock Prints and the Popularization of the Noh Theatre in Japan and Abroad, 1869-1927,” Dick Smethurst, Pitt professor of Japanese history,  4 p.m. April 1, Room 202, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, www.haa.pitt.edu.

“Slip Slidin’ Away: Dynamic Glaciers in a Warming World,” Sridhar Anandakrishnan, professor, Penn State University’s Department of Geoscience, 4 p.m. April 1, Room 11, Thaw Hall, 3943 Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“The Future of the Book,” a discussion featuring Sven Birkets, 2009-10 William Block Sr. Writer, and Maud Newton, literary reviewer and blogger, moderated by Pitt assistant professor of English Cathy Day, 8:30 p.m. April 1, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Innovation and the Future of Local Government,” James H. Svara, director, Center for Urban Innovation, Arizona State University, 9 a.m. April 2, Ballroom A, University Club, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ Innovation Clinic, 412-648-2282, gspiaic@pitt.edu.

“Why a Quaker Tutor for the Crown Prince? An Imperial Household’s Strategy to Save Emperor Hirohito in MacArthur’s Japan,” Kaoru Hoshino, graduate student, Pitt East Asian Studies Center, noon April 2, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Asian Studies Center, 412-624-5568.

“Reflections on Spent Time,” Paul Lansky, Pitt’s 2010 Franz Lehar, Composer-in-Residence and Princeton University’s William Shubael Conant Professor of Music, 4 p.m. April 2, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu.


The Wizard of Oz musical, music by Harold Arlen, in celebration of the 1939 MGM film, 7:30 p.m. March 30-April 4, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s PNC Broadway Across America, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The Electronic Negro by Edward Bullins and Sister Son/ji by Sonia Sanchez, theatrical performances, April 1-17, Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theater, Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

Complexions, dance performance, 8 p.m. April 3, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Alice, adapted from Lewis Carroll by Emilia Anderson and Tamara Goldbogen, through April 3, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Repertory Theater, www.play.pitt.edu.

The Light in the Piazza, musical theater, through April 3, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.


L. Mauricio Duarte-Medina, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 9 a.m. March 30, “Contra-narrativas del paisaje en cuatro actos: Magda Portal, Pedro Nel Gómez, Fernando Vallejo y Blanca Wiethuchter,” 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Mary Lou Leibold, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Occupational Therapy, 1 p.m. March 30, “Activities and Adaptive Strategies in Late-Life Depression: A Qualitative Study,” 4065 Forbes Tower.

Chad Serena, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ Matthew Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, 10 a.m. April 2, “From Spectrum to Beam in Iraq Organizational Adaptation:  Combat, Stability, and Beyond,” 3930 Posvar Hall.

Kelly D. Lloyd, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, noon April 2, “Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Vascular Aging,” fifth-floor conference room, 130 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland.