University of Pittsburgh
October 27, 2010

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Nov. 10-17

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public. 

THEATER 

11/10-14    Pitt Repertory Theatre presents two student-lab productions, Wanda’s Visit and Krapp’s Last Tape, in the Studio Theatre, basement, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit www.play.pitt.edu.  

11/4-20      Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents Harriet Tubman Loved Somebody at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, 542 Penn Ave., Downtown. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Matinees will be presented at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 and 1 p.m. Nov. 13. For more information, call 412-624-8498 or visit www.kuntu.org

EXHIBITIONS 

11/1-29     Students in Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture will present the free exhibition Slag: What’s Left After Industry? in the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The exhibition comprises paintings, photographs, and contemporary perceptions of Pittsburgh’s transformation from the industrial era. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 412-648-2400 or visit www.theslagexperience.info. 

MUSIC 

11/14      Pitt’s Department of Music will present the concert HEAR: Tower by IonSound Project, the musice department’s ensemble-in-residence, at 7 p.m., Bellefield Hall auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. This concert celebrates the chamber music of Joan Tower, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2010-11 Composer of the Year. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.music.pitt.edu/events

LECTURES 

11/10      Dorothy Van Soest, professor and dean emeritus at the University of Washington School of Social Work, will deliver a lecture titled “Confronting our Fears and Finding Hope in Difficult Times: Social Work as a Force for Social Justice” at noon, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6304 or visit www.socialwork.pitt.edu. 

11/11      Gyewon Kim, postdoctoral fellow in Asian studies/history of art and architecture at Pitt, will deliver a lecture titled “Unpacking the Archive: Ichthyology, Photography, and the Archival Record in Colonial Korea” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is part of the Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch lecture series. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at 412-383-3062 or jennm@pitt.edu. 

11/11      Novelist Michael Thomas, 2010-11 Fred R. Brown Literary Award Winner, will give a free reading as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt’s Book Center, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Department of English. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit www.creativewriting.pitt.edu

FILM 

11/10     Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present La Bella del Alhambra (The Beauty of the Alhambra, 1989), directed by EnriquePineda Barnet, as part of the Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution film series, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, visit www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.wordpress.com. 

11/12       Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate, 1994), directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, as part of the Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution film series, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, visit www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.wordpress.com. 

11/17       Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present Elpidio Valdés (1979), directed by Juan Padrón, as part of the Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution film series, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, visit www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.wordpress.com. 

FESTIVALS 

11/14      The University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms Program and the Polish Nationality Room Committee will present the 25th Annual Polish Festival from noon to 6 p.m., Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6150. 

SEMINAR 

11/17       Pitt’s World History Center to present a free one-day seminar featuring Leo Lucassen, professor of social history at Leiden University in Amsterdam, in a talk titled “Mobility Transition Revisited, 1500-1900: What the Case of Europe Can Offer to Global History,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m., 3703 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624--3073 or visit www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/

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