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Hillman Performing Arts Series 2013-2014


a conversation
with michael pollan

May 10, 2014 * 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $55 - Sponsored by UPMC Health Plan

Michael Pollan

For more than 25 years, University of California-Berkeley professor Michael Pollan has explored the intersections of nature and culture. Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, health and the environment. Michael PollanHis six books include the New York Times best-sellers Cooked; Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual; In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto; The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World.

Chef Bill Fuller, the mastermind behind Pittsburgh's big Burrito Restaurant Group, will interview Pollan on stage.

Find out more about Michael Pollan online!

Book Signing

A book signing will follow the event. Penguin Bookshop will provide Pollan's books before and after the show.

Penguin Bookshop

Closed Captions ProvidedClosed captions will be provided for A Conversation with Michael Pollan. 

General Admission
Call the Hillman Center's box office at 412-968-3040 
VIP Ticket Package


SOLD OUT: Exclusive VIP 'Locavore' Supper Ticket Package

Eat dinner with Michael Pollan! Join us before the show as Michael Pollan curates a farm-to-table reception with five of Pittsburgh’s award-winning visionary chefs. Each will demonstrate a culinary philosophy that exemplifies one of Pollan’s books. Meet Locavore Supper Chefs Bill Fuller (Eleven), Kevin Sousa (Salt of the Earth), Justin Severino (Cure), Trevett Hooper (Legume) and Brian Pekarcik (Spoon) and sample their amazing dishes – so come hungry! Drinks provided by Wigle Whiskey, Engine House 25 and Church Brew Works.

Big BurritoThe Church Works
Wigle Whiskey
CurelegumeCommonplace Coffee House and Roasters
Grow PittsburghPenguin Bookshop 


ADA CompliantOur building is ADA compliant. Devices with headsets are available for performances. Ask for a device at the desk upon arrival or send an email to before the show.

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Hillman Center for Performing Arts

Shady Side Academy Senior School
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Box Office: 412-968-3040

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.


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