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MONDAY10.8.12

Town Hall Project: Born Again. O’Reilly Theater (621 Penn Ave.). 7 p.m.
To accompany its production of Born Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Public Theater is hosting a series of free, themed panel discussions, including this one, which features a panel of local women discussing how they became empowered to follow a dream. The event is free.

TUESDAY10.9.12

Los Valientes. Kresge Theatre. 7 p.m.
The live music theater project — which consists of a cello, piano, and percussion trio — will perform. Its music ranges from traditional Latino folk to popular songs sung in Spanish and instrumental works by Latin American composers. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the University Center Information Desk.

WEDNESDAY10.10.12

Freedom for Birth. Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room (477 Melwood Ave.). 6:30 p.m.
The Midwife Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with this film screening, panel discussion, and reception. Tickets are $10 for students and proceeds benefit The Midwife Center.

THURSDAY10.11.12

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series: Justin Torres. Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. 8:30 p.m.
Acclaimed fiction writer Justin Torres will read from his debut book, We the Animals. The reading is free and open to the public.

FRIDAY10.12.12

The Funk Ark. Thunderbird Cafe (4023 Butler St.). 9 p.m.
The Washington, D.C.-based world funk ensemble will perform at the Thunderbird Cafe. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

SATURDAY10.13.12

Not Like I Remembered. Unsmoke (1137 Braddock Ave.). 6 p.m.
Wisconsin-based sculptors Aristotle Georgiades and Gail Simpson will exhibit a large architectural sculpture inspired by the bridges and rivers of the Pittsburgh area and a group of sculptures made from cast-off toys and lawn ornaments. The exhibit opening is free and open to the public. More information on the exhibit can be found at unsmokeartspace.com.

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.