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MONDAY10.15.12

Ryan Bingham. Altar Bar. 7 p.m.
Los Angeles-based Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham will perform at Altar Bar in the Strip District.

TUESDAY10.16.12

Panel Discussion: Health, Habitat, and History. Rangos 2, University Center. 4:30 p.m.
One of several events related to the Imperfect Health exhibit at the Miller Gallery, this panel discussion will address issues of health, habitat, and history. The discussion features professors, doctoral students, and visiting instructors from Carnegie Mellon’s department of history, which is hosting the event.

WEDNESDAY10.17.12

“An Evening With Death” with Doug Bradley. Bricolage Theater (937 Liberty Ave.). 8 p.m.
Gearing up for Halloween, British actor and part-time Pittsburgh resident Doug Bradley, best known as Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies, will perform his one-man show, in which he will read horror classics from Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and more. Tickets are $25; the proceeds benefit the ToonSeum.

The Ragbirds. brillobox. 9:30 p.m.
The five-piece, folk rock, world fusion band will perform at brillobox. The Ragbirds use traditional folk instruments to create an upbeat, modern folk sound.

THURSDAY10.18.12

Zachary Drucker and Rhys Ernst. Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100). 4:30 p.m.
Performance artist Zachary Drucker and writer/director Rhys Ernst will present “A Perfect X: Intersecting Transgender Perspectives in Film, Video, and Performance,” discussing their creative work and how gender and sexuality fit into it. The presentation is sponsored by the Center for Arts in Society and is free and open to the public.

FRIDAY10.19.12

Wigle Gin launch party. Wigle Whiskey (2401 Smallman St.). 6 p.m.
Join Pittsburgh’s own whiskey distillery to celebrate the launch of Ginever, the Wigle Gin. The new spirit is a pre-Prohibition style, hand-crafted, organic gin. The party is free to attend and Ginever drinks will be available for $5.

Ainadamar. East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S. Highland Ave.). 8 p.m.
The Quantum Theatre presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Ainadamar, an opera by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov with a libretto by American playwright David Henry Hwang. The opera will continue to play through Nov. 3. More information and tickets are available at quantumtheatre.com.

SATURDAY10.20.12

Listening Spaces Symposium and Workshop. STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (Room 111, CFA). 11 a.m.
The event will feature an interactive symposium with four guest speakers who will discuss the different ways technology is used to share and communicate music. At 3 p.m., there will be a workshop in which speakers and guests will work together to tackle specific questions and will present their findings to the symposium for discussion. The event is held at the STUDIO at Carnegie Mellon, a laboratory for atypical and anti-disciplinary artistic research; it is free and open to the public.

ONGOING

Portraits of a Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Hunt Library, Fifth Floor. Through Dec. 16.
The exhibit showcases work from 48 American botanical artists who are creating an archive of watercolors and drawings of the plants at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The selected pieces will be displayed with historical printed volumes from the Hunt Institute’s collection. The gallery’s operating hours are available at
huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu.

White Cube, Green Maze. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Jan. 13.
The exhibit includes models and drawings by architects and landscape architects who have worked on collaborative projects, focusing on six sites from around the world: the Olympic Sculpture Park (U.S.), Stiftung Insel Hombroich (Germany), Benesse Art Site Naoshima (Japan), Instituto Inhotim (Brazil), Jardín Botánico de Culiacán (Mexico), and Grand Traiano Art Complex (Italy).

Feminist and... The Mattress Factory. Through May 26.
This exhibit features works by six female artists from around the world, aiming to show that feminism is a multivocal, multigenerational, and multicultural movement, not a single-issue set of political beliefs. The exhibit is guest-curated by Carnegie Mellon professor of art theory and criticism Hilary Robinson.

UPCOMING

Into the Woods. Philip Chosky Theater. Oct. 25 through Oct. 28.
The School of Music will perform Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, Into the Woods, which puts a strange twist on classic fairytales. Admission is free for students.