Happenings/September 18-25, 2006

Issue Date: 
September 18, 2006

Sept. 18

Musical Performance, Laughery-Connolly, 8 p.m., Starbucks, 2345 Murray Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412-422-6113.

Musical Performance, Mike Pipas As the Sleaze, 10:30 p.m., Club Café, 56 S. 12th Street, South Side, 412-431-4950, www.clubcafelive.com.

Theatrical Performance, The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, 8 p.m., continues through Sept. 24, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, The REP (Point Park University’s professional theater company), 412-621-4445.

Audubon Print Exhibition, Marsh Wren, through Sept. 25, Raven, Sept 26-Oct. 9; Hillman Library’s ground floor, Pitt Department of Special Collections, 412-648-7715, www.library.pitt.edu.

Botanical Exhibition, Mythical Beasts, animals from ancient myths and legends depicted in topiary form, through Oct. 1, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Place, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phippsconservatory.org.

Art Exhibition, Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, through Oct. 8, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., 412-371-0600, http://frickart.org/home.

Art Exhibition, In the Dwelling-House, an installation by Ruth Stanford, through Oct. 22, Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Photography Exhibition, It’s a Dog’s Life: Photographs by William Wegman, through Nov. 4, Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Photography Exhibition, The American Tintype, featuring tintypes from Photo Antiquities’ collection, through Dec. 31, 531 E. Ohio St., North Side, 412-231-7881.

Photography Exhibition, Roberto Clemente: Photographs by Les Banos, through Dec. 31, John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.

Natural History Exhibition, Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches, through Jan. 7, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.CarnegieMNH.org.

Sept. 19

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Maria de Dolores Ingles, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Aulas de enlace: A Study of the Implementation of a Pilot Compensatory Education Program for Newcomer Students in Madrid, Spain,” 10 a.m., 1325 Cathedral of Learning.

Lunchtime Talk, “Galileo’s Philosophy of Experience,” Paolo Palmieri, assistant professor, history and philosophy of science, 12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Philosophy, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Musical Performance, Yale Percussion Group, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music’s Music on the Edge Series, 412-394-3353, proartstickets.org.

Theatrical Performance, Monty Python’s Spamalot, 7:30 p.m., Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, continues through Oct. 1, PNC Broadway Across American, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Jazz Performance, Gerald Haymon Trio, 8 p.m., Backstage Bar at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Sept. 20

Film Screening, Topsy, directed by William Morris, noon, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, 412-371-0600, http://frickart.org.

Lecture, “Anger Among Allies: Audre Lorde’s Keynote Admonishing the National Women’s Studies Association,” Lester Olson, Pitt professor of communication, noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

Pathology Seminar, “RAGE: Pivotal Roles in Diabetic Complications and the Inflammatory Response,” Ann Marie Schmidt, associate professor of surgical science and medicine, Columbia University, noon, 1105 Scaife Hall, 412-648-1040.

Religious Studies Colloquium, “Gambaga: A Witch Sanctuary in the North of Ghana,” David Brumble, Pitt professor of English, noon, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Religious Studies, www.pitt.edu/~relgst/events.

Lecture, “Another Morphine Construction,” Gilbert Stork, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Columbia University, 4 p.m., Room 12, Chevron Science Center, Department of Chemistry 5th Annual Eli Lecture Series, www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

Lecture, “The Hermeneutics of Platonic Sexuality in the Renaissance,” Todd Reeser, assistant professor, Pitt Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 4:30 p.m., 204 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

Musical Performance, singer/songwriter Paul Tabachneck, 6 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 665 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Photography Exhibition, XL Memories: Pittsburgh Steelers and The Superbowl, 6:30 p.m., Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 East Carson Street, 412-431-1810.

Film Screening, A Model for Matisse: The Story of the Venice Chapel, directed by Barbara Freed,
7 p.m., Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, 412-622-3131.

Sept. 21

PITT ARTS Art Fair 2006, featuring information about Pittsburgh cultural events, ticket discounts, student-only arts programs, and representatives of 30 arts and cultural organizations; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Ballroom, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Meet and Speak with Priscilla Rodd, author of Surviving Mae West, noon, University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., 412-648-1453.

Lecture, “Looking Back, Selectively,” Gilbert Stork, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Columbia University, 2:30 p.m., Room 12, Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry 5th Annual Eli Lecture Series, www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

Biostatistics Seminar, “Free-Response Observer Performance Methodology: Recent Advances and Applications to Imaging System Assessment,” Dev Chakraborty, Pitt associate professor of radiology, 3:30 p.m., A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt Department of Biostatistics, 412-624-5684.

Lecture, “Single-Molecule Quantification of Membrane Proteins on Synaptic Vesicles,” Daniel Chui, assistant professor of chemistry, University of Washington, 4 p.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center; Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings, 5-7 p.m., Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Ave., Suite 209, UPMC Cancer Centers and Pitt Department of Urology, call 412-605-3015 to schedule an appointment.

Musical Performance, pianist and vocalist Elliot Roth with bassist Jack Swoboda, 6 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Musical Performance, Caurteto Lationamericano, 8 p.m., College of Fine Arts Building, Carnegie-Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave. www.cmu.edu, 412-268-2000.

Salsa Dance Lessons, with instructor Marlon Silva, 9:15-10:15 p.m., The Galleria, Posvar Hall’s 1st floor, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

Art Exhibition, From Pavement to Paradise: The Urban Revolution of Schenley Plaza, through
Oct. 21, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag

Sept. 22

10th Anniversary Celebration of Cave Canem, a retreat for African American poets, including a poetry performance by The Black Took Collective (featuring poets Duriel Harris, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Ronaldo Wilson), noon, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; a panel discussion of Black consciousness and contemporary poetry (featuring poet and Pitt Professor of English Toi Derricotte and poets Nikky Finney and Terrance Hayes), 2 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning; and a poetry reading by Finney and Hayes, 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; Pitt Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6505, www.english.pitt.edu.

Security Assured Information System Seminar, “Automatic Generation and Analysis of Attack Graphs,” Jeannette M. Wing, President’s Professor and Head of Computer Sciences Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 2:30 p.m., 4th floor, Pitt Information Sciences Building, 412-624-2677, www.sis.pitt.edu/~lersais.

Oakland Farmers Market featuring local produce and meats (including organically grown products), flowers, baked goods, and more, 3:30-7 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 17, Sennott Street between Meyran Avenue and Atwood Street, Oakland Business Improvement District, 412-683-6243, www.onlyinoakland.org.

International Photo Exhibition and Contest, through Oct. 6, William Pitt Union’s Kimbo Art Gallery, 412-383-7165, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.

Sept. 23

Panthers Football vs. The Citadel, 1:30 p.m., Heinz Field, North Side. 412-648-PITT or 1-800-643-PITT, http://pittsburghpanthers.cstv.com/tickets/pitt-tickets-m-footbl.html.

Sept. 24

Musical Performance, organist Robert Sutherland Lord, Pitt professor emeritus of music, 3 p.m., Heinz Chapel, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Film Screening, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, directed by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Briain,
10 p.m., Sutherland Hall’s International Studies Living Learning Community Lounge, 412-624-4780.

Sept. 25

Lecture, “Science and Technology for Nuclear Nonproliferation,” John Szymanski, senior lecturer, Department of Electronics at the University of York, U.K., 4:30 p.m., Room 7500, Carnegie Mellon University’s Wean Hall, Forbes Avenue, www.phyast.pitt.edu/events.

Multimedia Lecture, “Israeli Music: Society Through Sound,” 8 p.m., G-8 Cathedral of Learning, 856-889-3828, nmr@pitt.edu.

Film Screening, Water, directed by Deepa Mehta, 9 p.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 412-624-4780.

Panther Habitat for Humanity will construct a shack on the William Pitt Union lawn and distribute information about Habitat for Humanity International, through Sept. 30, 717-816-6724.