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MONDAY9.10.12

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls. Mr. Small’s Theater. 7:30 p.m.
English folk punk singer Frank Turner will perform at Mr. Small’s Theater. Opening for Turner will be American punk-bluegrass group Larry and His Flask and singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs.

TUESDAY9.11.12

Camille Utterback lecture. Kresge Theater. 5 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed artist Camille Utterback will give a lecture as part of the College of Fine Arts lecture series. Utterback’s work focuses on interactive installations and reactive sculptures that engage viewers in a process of discovery and play. In her pieces, she explores the possibilities of linking human movement and computation systems in layered and often humorous ways.

Sondre Lerche. New Hazlett Theater. 7 p.m.
The Norwegian singer, songwriter, and guitarist will perform at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh’s Northside.

WEDNESDAY9.12.12

Strike. Big Idea Bookstore (4812 Liberty Ave.). 6 p.m.
Enjoy a screening of Strike, a 1925 silent film by legendary Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. The film tells the story of a strike in 1903 by factory workers in pre-revolutionary Russia, and of their subsequent suppression.

THURSDAY9.13.12

Amy Goodman: The Silenced Majority. McConomy Auditorium. 7 p.m.
Host of radio news program “Democracy Now!” Amy Goodman will give a lecture and signing of her upcoming book The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, which she co-authored with former co-worker Denis Moynihan. The event is free for students and benefits WRCT 88.3 FM and PCTV Channel 21.

Wye Oak. Mr. Small’s Theater. 8 p.m.
Baltimore-based folk rock duo Wye Oak will perform at Mr. Small’s Theater, with Callers and Cold Weather as openers.

FRIDAY9.14.12

Imperfect Health opening reception. Miller Gallery. 6 p.m.
Curated by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture features a range of works, from photographs and video to sculpture and architectural models. Together, these works examine the complex relationships between design and health.

SATURDAY9.15.12

Detour opening party. 6119 (6119 Penn Ave.). 10 p.m.
A new dance party — taking place every other month— kicks off Saturday, featuring student DJs Chloe Lula (sophomore professional writing major), Miroslav Azis (senior industrial design major), and Alex Price (senior business administration major) as well as Carnegie Mellon alum Naeem Martinez-White and WRCT DJ Juan Lafontaine (Gusto). Visuals will be provided by local artist Ben Tabas and Carnegie Mellon alum Tim Sherman. The event costs $5.

ONGOING

The Practical Romantic. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Through Oct. 28.
The exhibit features pieces by Philadelphia artist Lewis Colburn, including a replica of a rock formation in Germany and photographs of nature and art.

Gestures: Intimate Friction. The Mattress Factory. Through Nov. 30.
Guest-curated by Carnegie Mellon adjunct associate professor of architecture Mary-Lou Arscott, this thought-provoking exhibition showcases an intersection of works by artists, architects, and activists at the installation art museum’s smaller location at 1414 Monterey St. Admission is free for Carnegie Mellon students.

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

Portraits of a Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Hunt Library, Fifth Floor. Sept. 21.
The exhibit will showcase work from 48 American botanical artists who are creating an archive of watercolors and drawings of the plants growing at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). The selected pieces are on loan from the BBG’s permanent collection and will be displayed with historical printed volumes from the Hunt Institute’s collection that represent the florilegium tradition.

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