Issue Date: 
April 19, 2010


University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. April 21, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu.

Rite of Spring, Manfred Honeck, conductor; Horacio Gutlerrez, piano; pieces by Danielpour, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky, April 29-May 1, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.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.

University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, through May 1, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts, 412-648-2430, www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

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.

SPACE, Artist Image Resource, and Fe Arts Gallery, Rock, Paper, Scissors, through May 23, one exhibition at three locations, comprising work ranging from video to installation art; featuring pieces by three Pitt Studio Arts faculty, SPACE, 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown; Artists Image Resource, 518 Foreland St., North Side; Fe Arts Gallery, 4102 Butler St., Lawrenceville, 412-624-4364.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Forum 64: Cecil Balmond, through May 30; Imagining Home: Selections From the Heinz Architectural Center, through May 30; Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries at Carnegie Museum of Art, through June 13; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design, ongoing; Caricature, Satire, and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper From the 18th Through 20th Centuries, 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; Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World, ongoing; America’s Best Weekly: 100 Years of the Pittsburgh Courier, ongoing; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“From Judeo-Bolshevism to the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Christianity and Anti-Communist Politics in Postwar Europe,” Paul Hanebrink, professor, Rutgers University’s Department of History, 2 p.m. April 21, History Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of History, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Nonprofit Organizations and Social Impact: Social Return on Investment Capstone Seminar Presentation,” seminar presented by Tracy Soska, professor in Pitt’s School of Social Work, and Sabina Deitrick, professor, and graduate student Kathryn Collins in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon April 22, Washington Room, Area Agency on Aging, 441 Smithfield St., Downtown, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, kmc45@pitt.edu.

“Application of a Super-Resolution Algorithm to Earth and Mars Data,” Christopher Hughes, graduate student in Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 4 p.m. April 22, Room 11, Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Islam, Islamism, and Culture Talk in Europe,” Asef Bayat, professor of sociology and Middle East studies, Leiden University (Netherlands), 1:30 p.m. April 20, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, kal70@pitt.edu.

Greg Mortenson, cofounder of Central Asia Institute, which has built nearly 80 schools educating 18,000 girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan, 8 p.m. April 28, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, by subscription only, Robert Morris University’s 2010-11 Pittsburgh Speakers Series, www.pittsburghspeakersseries.org.

“Revolution, Diplomacy, and Ethnicity: Cuba, Israel, and the Jewish Community From 1959 to 1973,” Margalit Bejarano, senior researcher at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, noon April 30, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, clas@pitt.edu.


Capitalizing on NIH Funding: Opportunities for Early-Stage Investigators, workshop for postdoctoral professionals, 3 p.m. April 22, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.


Audience of the Future/Student Side by Side, conductors Thomas Hong and Lawrence Loh, pieces by Brahms, Mozart, Strauss, and others, 7 p.m. April 20, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsyphony.org.

Cirque de la Symphonie With Jack Everly, acrobats, contortionists, and jugglers perform to music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., April 22-25, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pops! 2009-10 Season, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Task, by Heiner Müller, theatrical performance, April 22-May 9, The Gage Building, 30th and Liberty, Strip District, Quantum Theatre, 412-697-2929, www.quantumtheatre.com, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Beautiful Dreamers, music by Stephen Foster, opera performance, 8 p.m. April 23-May 1, Charity Randall Theatre within Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, 412-621-1499, www.operatheaterpittsburgh.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Marriage of Figaro, music by Mozart, opera performance, April  24, 27, 30, and May 2, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Romeo and Juliet, theatrical performance, through April 25, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, 412-394-3353, www.PrimeStage.com.

Pittsburgh Symphony Book Club, First Nights: Five Musical Premieres by Thomas F. Kelly, the Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University; Kelly takes readers back to premiere performances of five musical masterworks and discusses social and cultural context of each, 6 p.m. April 27, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Symphony Book Club in partnership with Carnegie Library, free but advanced registration required, 412-622-3105.

Time of My Life, by Alan Ayckbourn, theatrical performance, through May 16, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Shooting Star, theatrical performance, through May 16, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, City Theatre Company, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Nunsense, musical theater, through June 27, CLO Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Gregory C. Davenport, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases, 9 a.m. April 19, “Role of HIV-1 and Bacteremia Co-Infection in Promoting Inflammatory Mediator Production in Kenyan Children With Severe Malarial Anemia,” A215 Parran Hall.

Erin Koterba, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, 9 a.m. April 19, “The Development of Nonverbal Communication in the Preadolescent Period,” 4127 Sennott Square.

Lei Wang, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, 2 p.m. April 19, “Electrochemical Studies of Nanoscale Objects: Proteins and Inorganic Nanoparticles,” 307 Eberly Hall.

Marietou Macalou, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 3 p.m. April 20, “The Politicization of the Malian Civil Service in the Context of Democratization,” 3200 Posvar Hall.

Tracey Beason, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 9:30 a.m. April 22, “The Association Between Genetic Variants, Body Composition, and High Blood Pressure in Afro-Caribbean Men from Tobago,” Room 470, Suite 4C, 4th-Floor Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside Hospital, 5420 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

Debra Bernstein, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, noon April 23, “Developing Technological Fluency Through Creative Robotics,” 9th-Floor Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center.

Koichi Hagimoto, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 2:30 p.m. April 23, “Between the Empires: Martí, Rizal, and the Rise of Global Resistance,” 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Joseph Dietrich, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 1 p.m. April 28, “The Effect of NCLB on State Board and Local School Board Relations: A Pennsylvania Example,” 4321 Posvar Hall.