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Monday 11

NO STONE UNTURNED: ARTISTS + GARDENS. A symposium at Carnegie Mellon
A day of presentations and dialogue exploring how artists create, transform or integrate natural and built environments. McConomy Auditorium, University Center. In conjunction with the May 2005 dedication of the Kraus Campo at Carnegie Mellon.

Out Hud: Live @ The Garfield Artworks. $10. 8 pm. 4931 Penn Ave [Friendship/Garfield]. 412.361.2262. Swirling in between the funk, dub, and hip-hop style breakbeats are finely textured elements acknowledging the post-rock 'n' prog excursions of Disco Inferno and Tortoise, cut 'n' click electronica, and even the monochromatic guitars of Factory Records pioneers The Durutti Column.

Tuesday 12

Victor Wooten. Doors open at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm. All ages. Tickets: $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets available at mrsmalls.musictoday.com or 800.594.TIXX.

Ustad Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Tickets $23/$33. 7:30 pm. The Byham Theater. 101 Sixth St [Downtown]. 412.456.1350.

Wednesday 13

Banff Film Festival World Tour. Byham Theater. 7 pm. A collection of stunning international productions on mountain themes including mountaineering, ice and rock climbing, wildlife and unique cultural encounters.Tickets are $12 to $14. To order, call 412.255.0564.

Thursday 14

Lost Ledny w/ Mushcup, Waiting for Never. Doors open at 7 pm and music starts at 7:30 pm. 21+. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Tickets available at mrsmalls.musictoday.com, 800.594.TIXX & through the band.

Janet Mullington, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School. The Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center Lecture Series Presents. 4 pm - 5 pm, WPIC Auditorium, Thomas Detre Hall, Second floor. Topic: "The Effects of Sleep Loss on Inflammation and Host Protection in Healthy Volunteers." Dr. Mullington's lecture will highlight findings from human studies investigating the effects of sleep and sleep loss on inflammatory mediators. In addition, she will present results from a recent study on the effects of chronic sleep restriction on human host response to a bacterial challenge. Dr. Mullington will address issues of the involvement of sleep in host protection and the responsiveness of sleep to immune challenge. For more information, call 412-268-4238 or visit http://www.pghmbc.org.

South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Joyous and Uplifting Voices. Byham Theater - Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to this Trust Presents event are $23 and $33; students may purchase up to 2 tickets with valid ID for $10 each, and seniors receive $5 off all seats. Tickets are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.pgharts.org, and by calling 412.456.6666. For special group discounts, please call 412.471.6930.

Waitiki. Live at the Shadow Lounge. 6 pm. Exotic Tiki Entertainment from Polynesia and Beyond. A unique blend of Polynesian drums, keyboard percussion instruments, bird-calls, and woodwinds, Exotica music got its name from Martin Denny's 1957 debut album entitled [ITAL]Exotica[/ITAL]. Featuring CMU's own Randy Wong. Info: http://www.waitiki.com.

Aftermath in Aceh: Pittsburgh Adopts Sister City. The Students for Disaster Relief have organized an educational event featuring Dr. Robbie Ali. 8 pm in the William Pitt Union Ballroom at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ali is Director of the Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and has recently returned from a humanitarian aid trip to Indonesia. Introduced by Mayor Tom Murphy. For more information on the Pittsburgh Sister City Project, visit www.tsunamisistercity.org.

Friday 15

Mindless Self Indulgence. Doors open at 6:30 pm and music starts at 7:30 pm. All ages. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Tickets available at mrsmalls.musictoday.com or at 800.594.TIXX.

S.H.L. Brings Hockey Downtown. 9 pm. Hockey will return to Pittsburgh for three weeks, even without the Penguins. During the month of April, Future Tenant will be transformed into an impromptu hockey arena, featuring concessions, a press box and bleachers. Second year Master of Fine Arts students from Carnegie Mellon University will create a hockey rink to rival Mellon Arena. Swapping their paintbrushes for hockey sticks, the artists invite Pittsburghers to a free hockey match, hopefully filling the void left behind by the NHL. The artists will stage an extended interactive event that addresses the unprecedented cancellation of the NHL season, and the economic and emotional effect that this cancellation has on the Pittsburgh community. During Pregame with the players on the second week, teams will be formed. The Game will take place next Friday, corresponding with the Cultural District's Gallery Crawl. A live video broadcast will accompany the game, which will be played within the walls of Future Tenant during the crawl.

THE SHINS and the Brunettes. Doors open 7 pm (for rainsite) an show starts at 8 pm. AB Concerts Spring Carnival Concert. Carnegie Mellon University, CFA Lawn (Wiegand Gym in event of rain). FREE! Wristband required for entrance to rain location. CMU students, faculty, and staff may pick up one wristband per school ID at the info desk beginning April 9. The General public may pick up a wristband--one per person--from the University Center Info Desk beginning April 12. Please see www.activitiesboard.org for more information. Brought to you by AB Concerts and your student activities fee.

Saturday 16

"eXposure." Featuring 20 of the best local punk/alternative
bands. Music starts at 10 am. All ages. Tickets are TBA.

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT, QUARTET NEW GENERATION (Amsterdam). Pittsburgh Presented by the Chamber Music Society. Recorder collective. 2 pm. Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland (on Schenley Drive near Carnegie Library). 4 PLAYERS. 20 RECORDERS. A MESMERIZING WORLD OF SOUND.
Call for Volunteers. VOLUNTEER at the ART SALE!! Untitled. 2-8pm. UC Wiegand Gym
For more information: http://www.cmu.edu/untitled. The Untitled committee has been working really hard, but we'll need some extra help on the day-of the sale. If you're interested, please see the time commitments below and email me back (ewhittak@) with your T-SHIRT size (yes, you get awesome t-shirts - girls' ones are even fitted).

Sunday 17

Pigface. With Sheep on Drugs, Damage Manual, Nocturne, Reinforced, Ctrl Alt Delete, Th' Enigma. Doors open at 6:30 pm and music starts at 7:30 pm. All ages. Tickets are $18 advance and at the door. Tickets available at mrsmalls.musictoday.com, 800.594.TIXX.

Pittsburghers have a chance to become the next Apollo Superstar! Benedum Center Stage Door. 12-3 pm. Open call auditions. Located at 719 Liberty Avenue (Benedum Center Stage Door).

Monday 18

Project Object w/ The Insidious Rays. Doors open at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm. All ages. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets available at mrsmalls.musictoday.com or 800.594.TIXX.

Ongoing

The Boundary. Director Melanie Dreyer brings Tammy Ryan's portrait of the American homefront to Pitt's Henry Heymann stage. The American homefront takes center stage in The Boundary, the work of Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan. The Boundary premiers at the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre from April 6 to April 17, 2005 in the intimate Heymann Theatre located in the landmark Stephen Foster Memorial, Oakland. In The Boundary, the reality of the first Gulf War is brought painfully home to a dysfunctional family and its troubled patriarch, portrayed by veteran Pittsburgh actor E. Bruce Hill.
The Boundary is directed by Melanie Dreyer, assistant professor and head of acting in Pitt's Department of Theatre Arts.

Seeing Double: Encounters with Warhol. Through May 1, 2005. As the final exhibition in The Warhol's 10th anniversary celebration, Seeing Double features new and recent work from ten acclaimed contemporary artists, many never before seen in Pittsburgh. Each artist explores themes and ideas that were central to Andy Warhol's artistic practice. Through a variety of media, the exhibition demonstrates how Warhol's legacy continues to influence and shape the style and content of the work of a new generation of artists.

Off the Wall: Nicole Blackman presents Courtesan Tales. Friday, April 15, 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tickets $18; $15 for students and members. (Performances are by appointment only. Each appointment is approximately 10 minutes long.) Nicole Blackman is an accomplished spoken word artist and author who has been featured in dozens of anthologies and more than 20 CDs, including recordings with the bands Recoil, KMFDM, Scanner and others. Her biggest acclaim however, is as the creator and performer of the notorious Courtesan Tales, which are lush tales of the senses, for a blindfolded audience of one, blending fairy tales, lapdances and haunted house stories. The tales are romantic, mysterious, erotic, chilling and nostalgic and have left audiences from Los Angeles to England, shaken, moved, enlightened and provoked, all without seeing the artist herself. The tales are performed by appointment only, one story per appointment. Each tale is approximately seven minutes long and visitors can choose their tale when they arrive or leave it as "Courtesan's Choice."

Too Far Gone. The 2005 Carnegie Mellon University School of Art Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Featured in this year's exhibition are Jacob Ciocci, Adam Davies, Carolyn Lambert, Mario Marzan and Blithe Riley. The students will give gallery talks about their work as well. All events are free and open to the public. The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery is located on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Visitor parking is available in the East Campus Parking Garage, located on Forbes Avenue just east of the Morewood Avenue intersection. For more information about the Master of Fine Arts student exhibition contact Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Director Jenny Strayer at 412.268.3877 or jstrayer@andrew.cmu.edu. For more information on the College of Fine Arts contact Eric Sloss at 412.268.5765 or email ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

Call for Artist Volunteers. Last year, the CMU chapter for Habitat raised $900 for Cambodia . This year we wish to raise another $900 and would like your help. We would like to sell art work during the student/alumni art sale held during Spring Carnival and donate the proceeds to the Cambodian chapter of Habitat. Please let us know if you have any original art that you would like to sell. These could be photographs, paintings or craft items. Please see the web site www.cmu.edu/untitled for more info.

The Biennial. Master Visual Artists V. Through August 21. The core theme of The Biennial will focus on the essence of the creative process play. A whimsical garden path, interactive carnival games, and performative pieces are just a few examples of the range of interpretation of this theme. Running concurrently along side The Biennial, the Master Visual Artists V exhibit features the work of 10 master artists and craftspersons whose work continues to challenge and have a strong influence in the Western Pennsylvania area.

TONY AWARD WINNER SAVION GLOVER. Glover returns to PITTSBURGH WITH HIS BAND IN THE ELECTRIFYING IMPROVOGRAPHY. April 15-16, 2005, 8 pm. Byham Theater. A grand finale performance of the Pittsburgh Dance Council. Tickets to this Pittsburgh Dance Council season finale are $20, $25, $32, and $40, and are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.pgharts.org http://www.pgharts.org and by calling 412.456.6666. Special group discounts are available by calling 412.471.6930.

Baba O'Riley: Teenage Wasteland. Installation runs through Saturday 23rd April. and will be illuminated nightly. At the SkinnyBuilding; corner of Forbes/Wood, Downtown. Just look up! Accessible by all bus routes through Downtown. Call 412.606.5621. Produced by Point Park University; Black & White Photography class - Spring 2005.