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February 19, 2012 12:00 am

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MONDAY

Carnegie Museums of Art and of Natural History, Oakland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. so you can spend your holiday with Teenie Harris' photographs, the dinosaurs, images of Pittsburgh in the new millennium, Maya Lin's sculpture, Madeleine Albright's pin collection and more (they're usually closed on Mondays). Admission to both museums is $17.95; seniors $14.95; students and children ages 3-18, $11.95; members and under age 3, free. Information: 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.

MONDAY

"On Paramorphs and the Alloplastic," a lecture by dECOi Architects/MIT, will be given at 6 p.m. in the Carnegie Lecture Hall, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The talk is co-sponsored by the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture. Free; 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.

THURSDAY

Photographer, teacher and writer Dawoud Bey will talk about the collaborations with teens, schools and cultural institutions that he's conducted since 1992 in a free public talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. A book signing will follow. A Columbia College, Chicago, professor of photography, Mr. Bey received his MFA from Yale University in 1993. The talk is co-sponsored by the museum and Silver Eye Center for Photography, where "Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey" continues through March 10. Information: 412-622-3131 or www.cmoa.org.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY

Undercroft Opera presents a masterpiece by Mozart that is not heard as much as it should be. The community company with a mission to give local singers the chance to star in major roles will stage Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Seton Center Auditorium, 1900 Pioneer Ave., Brookline. Patrick Brannan directs and Walter Morales conducts this sordid tale of jealous love in first-century Rome. $10-$35; www.undercroftopera.org or 412-422-7919.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY

The Carpetbag Theatre Inc. production of "Between a Ballad and Blues" by Linda Parris-Bailey, at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., at 8 p.m. The play explores the life of African-American string band and country blues musician Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong during the segregation era, as he performed internationally with Carl Martin and Ted Bogan. For tickets, $20-$35, www.augustwilsoncenter.org, www.pgharts.org or 412-456-6666.


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