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MONDAY2.27.12

Interval Monday. AVA Lounge. 9 p.m. 21+
This weekly jazz night will feature a live performance by The Interval Trio & Friends. Other DJs will also perform, all playing jazz vinyl.

TUESDAY2.28.12

Pariah. 720 Records. 9 p.m.
720 Records will be showing Pariah, the final installment in its Black History Month independent film series. The film follows the story of a young man in Brooklyn searching for sexual freedom while risking friendship, love, and family. The film was featured in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

WEDNESDAY2.29.12

Pittsburgh Speaker Series: Azar Nafisi. Heinz Hall. 8 p.m.
Bestselling author Azar Nafisi will give a talk on her life as a secular woman in Islamic Iran. The talk will include stories from her memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran.

THURSDAY3.1.12

River City Brass: Fabulous ’50s. Carnegie Music Hall. 7:30 p.m.
River City Brass will play classic music from the post-World War II era, including popular rock songs like “Rock Around the Clock” and “La Bamba.”

Oberhofer. Andy Warhol Museum. 8 p.m.
New York indie pop quartet Oberhofer will perform at The Warhol.

FRIDAY3.2.12

Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk. Fifth Floor, Hunt Library. Through June 29.
Featuring native wildflowers of Pennsylvania, this exhibition is a collaboration between the Hunt Institute and the botany department at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The exhibit includes herbarium specimens and 36 watercolors by Richard Crist, with a focus on endangered and rare species in Pennsylvania.

Unblurred. Penn Avenue Arts District. 6 p.m.
On the first Friday of each month, various galleries in the Penn Avenue Arts District (4800–5500 Penn Ave.) showcase a variety of artwork and performances. This Friday, National Book Award-winner and Carnegie Mellon professor of English Terrance Hayes will be hosting a poetry reading at Voluto Coffee.

Carmelita Tropicana. The Andy Warhol Museum. 8 p.m.
Cuban-born performance artist Alina Troyano (Carmelita Tropicana) will show a combination of two works: Homage to Jack, a piece about her first encounter with “the godfather of performance art” Jack Smith, and Ole/Ghost, a story about lost love and obsession.

SATURDAY3.3.12

Caravan of Thieves. Club Cafe. 7 p.m.
Gypsy swing and pop band Caravan of Thieves will perform. The band creates a mixture of pop and balkan folk by using a variety of instruments, including upright bass, violin, and acoustic guitar.

’90s Nite. Belvedere’s. 9 p.m. 21+
This installment of the monthly series will feature Belvedere’s resident DJs Thermos and Sean MC. Video projections will be provided by local artist Neil Henke.

ONGOING

Intimate Science. Miller Gallery. Through March 4.
The ongoing exhibition showcases interdisciplinary artists who incorporate science and technology into their creative processes, as well as scientists who use their technology and resources to create art.

About Face. The Andy Warhol Museum. Through May 13.
New York photographer Arne Svenson created a series of three-dimensional, large-format portraits in collaboration with The Warhol. The portraits are mounted on the wall and fixed open at a 55-degree angle, so patrons can view the neutral portrait from one angle and see an accompanying portrait of an emotional motivator from another.

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