Armchair Adventures: Southern Africa. Monroeville Public Library. 7 p.m.
School of Art Lecture Series Presents Nobuho Nagasawa. Kresge Theater. 5 p.m.
The Marcellus Shale: Its Geology, Geography and Me. Outdoor Classroom, Boyce-Mayview Park. 5:30 p.m.
Real Life Story Series: From CMU to CEO. Connan Room, University Center. 6:30 p.m.
Ray LaMontagne. Stage AE. 7:30 p.m.
Tom Russell. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series: John D’Agata. Frick Fine Arts Building and Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh. 8:30 p.m.
Gourmet Cupcakes Class. Sweetwater Center for the Arts. 6:30 p.m.
Chromeo. Mr. Small’s Theatre & Funhouse. 7 p.m.
The Spill. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Downtown. 12:15 p.m.
Law School Admission Reps Visit and Workshop. Baker Hall Coffee Bar Lounge, A50A. 4:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Panthers Football. Heinz Field. 8 p.m.
Jackie Greene. Altar Bar. 8 p.m. 21+
Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Jam. Cabaret at Theater Square. 10 p.m.
CAUSE Speaker Series Opening Reception. Schatz Dining Room, University Center. 4:30 p.m.
Gallery Crawl. Pittsburgh Cultural District. 5:30 p.m.
Costumes for a Cause 2011. Whim. 8 p.m. 21+
Biketoberfest 2011. Pump House. 8 a.m.
Dogtoberfest 2011. SouthSide Works. 11 a.m.
Author Joseph Scott McCarthy. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. 3 p.m.
Juilliard Baroque Ensemble. Synod Hall. 8 p.m.
Misery Obscura: The Art And Photography Of Eerie Von. Rex Theatre. 8 p.m.
Komen Pittsburgh Paws for the Cure. Hartwood Acres. 9:30 a.m.
Lipman Harp Duo. Kresge Theater. 5:30 p.m.
Haunted Oakland Walking Tour. University of Pittsburgh. 6 p.m.
Lecrae. Stage AE. 7 p.m.
Matt Nathanson. Diesel Club Lounge. 7 p.m. 21+
Author Andy Laties. Copacetic Comics Company. 6 p.m.
David Lewis Lecture: Dhiru Thadani. Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. 6 p.m.
August Wilson Center Reading Round Table. August Wilson Center for African American Culture. 7 p.m.
Wicked. Benedum Center. Through Sunday.
2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Through Oct. 23.
2011 Pittsburgh Biennial. Miller Gallery, Purnell Center for the Arts. Through Dec. 11.
Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy. Hunt Library. Through Dec. 15.
Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlanic Journey. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Dec. 31.
Sites of Passage. The Mattress Factory. Through Jan. 8.
Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007–10. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through March 25.