University of Pittsburgh
October 12, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 27-Nov. 2

The following events are open to the public.
Contact:  412-624-4147

LECTURES

10/27-Pitt's International Comparative Postcolonialities Conference will span three 10/29 days,with lectures and other events including keynote speakers Kumkum Sangari, Vilas Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Robert J.C. Young, professor of English at New York University. For more information or to register, visit www.english.pitt.edu/events/pococonf. For additional information, call 412-624-2824 or e-mail pococonf@pitt.edu.

10/29 Joyce Baucum, photographer and fiber artist at Women of Visions Inc., will deliver a lecture titled "The Art of Deborah Willis," as part of the art exhibition A Sense of Place: Contemporary African American Art, which runs through Dec. 9 in the University Art Gallery. The lecture will take place at 2 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Gallery, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, call 412-648-2423 or visit http://vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

11/1 Maya Angelou, renowned contemporary author of many works including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House, 1970), will be featured in a Pitt Program Council event at 8:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. General admission is $22 and $8 for students with a valid Pitt ID. Tickets may be purchased in the William Pitt Union ticket office, 3959 Fifth Ave.; all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's and select Giant Eagles; charged by phone at 412-333-1919; or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 412-648-7900 or visit www.pitt.edu/~ppc.

11/2 Benjamin Cain, lead actor in Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre's current show Little Willie Armstrong Jones, will hold a free workshop covering acting and audition techniques from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

11/2 As part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, author David Harris Ebenbach will deliver the Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu.

11/2 Kevin Struthers, administrator of the jazz program at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, will deliver a lecture titled "The Future of Jazz; the Emerging Jazz Artists," at 7 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. This lecture is part of the Pitt Jazz Seminar, which takes place

Nov. 2-Nov. 5. For more information, call 412-624-4187.

MUSIC

10/28 Pitt's Asian Studies Center will give a free performance of "Lion Dance" at

7:30 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-648-7372 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

10/31 The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, directed by Roger Zahab, 11/2 will give a free performance at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

11/2 As a preview to the Pitt Jazz Seminar, (Nov. 2-Nov. 5), several student musicians from the Pitt Jazz Ensemble will hold a performance and brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the main floor of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4187.

THEATER

10/27 Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre will continue to present Little Willie Armstrong Jones, written by Rob Penny and directed by Vernell A. Lillie, which runs through Nov. 5 in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. For information on matinees, tickets, and group sales, call 412-624-7298 or visit www.kuntu.org.

10/27 Pitt Repertory Theatre will continue to present Pericles, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Eduard Butenko, which runs through Nov. 6 in the Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 412-624-7529 or www.pitt.edu/~play.

FILM

10/27 A screening of Changing Destiny (2004), directed by Daniele Gaglianone, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Filmmaker's Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave. The screening is part of Pitt's Italian Film Series "Intimate Heroes," cosponsored by Pittsburgh Filmmakers. General admission is $6 and $5 for students with a valid Pitt ID. For more information, visit www.pghfilmmakers.org or www.pitt.edu/~frit/ih.

EXHIBITION

10/27 The exhibition, A Sense of Place: Contemporary African American Art, will run through Dec. 9 in Pitt's Frick Fine Arts Gallery, Schenley Drive, Oakland. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Lectures, Gallery Talks, and other events will be held throughout the exhibition. For more information, call 412-648-2423 or visit http://vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

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