Events this week in the city

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OAKLAND: "Values in Action: Youth Power Creates Change" will be the topic for a presentation from 4 to 6 p.m. at Carlow University's Kresge Theatre in the Grace Library in commemoration of Black History Month. The presenter will be Charlene Carruthers national coordinator for BYP100, the Black Youth Project. BYP100 is 100 young black activists from across the nation convened by the Black Youth Project to mobilize communities of color beyond electoral politics. The presentation is sponsored by the Carlow's Women's Studies Program and the Office Diversity Initiatives in the Center for Mercy Heritage. Free.

OAKLAND: Pittsburgh Opera will present Renee Fleming in recital at 8 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. The program for the concert includes works by Mozart, Strauss and Wagner, as well as works from the American musical theater. Tickets, $40-$150. Call 412-456-6666 or


BLUFF: The next film to be screened in the Duquesne University Human Rights Film Series will the documentary "Bully." The film, which looks at the devastating impact of bullying on the lives of middle and high school students from across the U.S., will be screened at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of College Hall. Free. Call 412-396-6415.


BLUFF: The Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble will present "The Music of the Beatles," at 7 p.m. in the Power Center ballroom, Forbes Avenue, on the university campus. Call 412-396-6083 or

OAKLAND: The concert featuring the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs will be held 8 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. The program for the concert will feature works by Brahms, Holst and Ginastera. Gerard Schwarz, former music director of the Seattle Symphony, will be the guest conductor. General admission, $5; all students and CMU staff are free with valid ID.


SHADYSIDE: Guitarist Matthew Korbanic will be the next performer in the program of music by John Duarte, Robert Maggio and Villa-Lobos in the Friday Afternoon Musicale series at 4 p.m. in the James Laughlin Music Center Chatham University. Free.

EAST LIBERTY: The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., will host the Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project's presentation of "Beautiful Struggle" at 8 p.m. The dance program focuses on the visibility and invisibility of race and privilege as well as how violence lives on in the body's memories. Tickets: $15-$25.

SHADYSIDE: Pianist Anthony Coleman will be recitalist for an 8 p.m. performance in the First Unitarian Church. Bassist Jason Ajemian will also perform. Admission, $10 at the door. The performance is presented by The Music on the Edge concert series and the Consortium.


SHADYSIDE: "Yakety-Yach, Don't Talk Bach" will be the next program in the Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, an informal series of mini-concerts for pre-schoolers and their caregivers presented by Chatham Baroque. Two performances -- at 10 and 11:30 a.m. -- will take place in McClintic Hall of Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. or 1-888-718-4253.

STRIP DISTRICT: "Paul's Case," an opera based on Willa Cather's story set in 1905 Pittsburgh, will be performed at 8 p.m. in the George R. White Studios at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, 2425 Liberty Ave. The opera, composed by Gregory Spears, will be sung in English with the text projected above the stage. The production is a part of the Pittsburgh Opera's Second Stage Project. "Paul Case" will also be performed on Feb. 25 and 28 and March 2. Tickets: $40. or 412-456-6666.

EAST LIBERTY: Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project's production of "Beautiful Struggle," Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 8 p.m. See Friday's listing for details.

OAKLAND: The music of avant-garde composer Burr Van Nostrand will be featured in the performance in the Music on the Edge concert series presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music. The program will include the Van Norstrand's "Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival," "Voyage In A White Building 1" and "Phaedra Antinomaes." The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the Bellefield Hall Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh campus. General admission tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door; tickets for students and seniors: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; Pitt students are free with identification. For tickets, or 412-624-7529.

EAST LIBERTY: "Bach and Beyond," a concert featuring Chatham Baroque, will take place at 8 p.m. at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave. In addition to works by J.S. Bach, the program will include works by Telemann, Abel and Kropfgans. Tickets are $30 and are available at the door, online at or by calling 1-888-718-4253.


OAKLAND: "Reproductiive Rights Since Roe" will be the topic for a day-long forum sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon University Office of Student Life's MOSAIC program and Program for Deliberative Democracy at Rangos Hall. The sessions will give CMU students and members of the Pittsburgh community with the opportunity to learn from local experts about the history of sexuality and choice laws; medical facts pertaining to abortion; religious and philosophical perspectives, etc. Free.

SHADYSIDE: "Bach and Beyond," the Chatham Baroque in concert, 2:30 p.m., Campbell Memorial Chapel on the campus of Chatham University. See Saturday's listing for details.

MOUNT WASHINGTON: Green Light Saxophone Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. in St. Mary of the Mount Church, the next concert in the Music on the Mount series presented by the Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music. The quartet is under the direction of James Houllik, professor and co-chair of the woodwind department at the music school The concert series provides free music performances for the community to enjoy and opportunities for community outreach for the university students. Free. or 412-396-6083.

OAKLAND: Violinist Andrew Sords will perform at 3 p.m. in the Heinz Chapel of the University of Pittsburgh campus. Free.

SHADYSIDE: The next performance in the Music in a Great Space concert series sponsored by Shadyside Presbyterian Church will feature a recital by baritone Daniel Teadt. The performance will take place at 4 p.m. in the church, 5121 Westminster Place. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors (age 60 and older) and students. or 412-682-4300.

To list events happening within the city limits, please fax information to City Calendar, 412-391-8452, or send e-mail to, for consideration. Include street address, time, day, cost and a phone number readers may call for more information. Mail information to City Calendar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh 15222. The calendar is published Mondays. Submissions must be received by the Monday preceding publication.

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