King Orchid with Motometer and Danger Animal. Garfield Artworks. 8 p.m.
Progressive rock band King Orchid will perform at Garfield Artworks with Motometer and Danger Animal.
The Corin Tucker Band. brillobox. 9:30 p.m.
Punk rock group The Corin Tucker Band will perform at brillobox.
Triggers. Arsenal Lanes. 9 p.m.
Local rock band Triggers will perform at Arsenal Lanes in Lawrenceville.
Presidential Debate Watch Party. McConomy Auditorium. 9 p.m.
Student Body President Will Weiner and Vice President Meela Dudley will present a viewing of this year’s U.S. Presidential Debate. The viewing will be followed by a moderated discussion of the issues addressed. Students will also be able to register to vote at the event.
CMU Dance Music Festival. College of Fine Arts Lawn. 4:30 p.m.
The first-ever CMU Dance Music Festival takes place this Thursday, featuring DJs from around the city and free food. The event is sponsored in part by the Cèilidh Weekend Committee.
SSION. Skibo Cafe. 2 p.m.
AB Lectures and TransQ (an interdisciplinary Carnegie Mellon course taught by associate professor of art Suzie Silver) present a special live-taped talk show with subversive pop outfit SSION and local queer celebrity Alaska Thunderfuck. Alaska will perform an opening drag number before SSION performs original songs and participates in a Q & A session. The event is part of the VIA Music & New Media Festival.
Tapped: Braddock. John Street (in Braddock). 2 p.m.
Tapped: Braddock is an all-day event that will feature beer tastings, food, and live music — all on John Street in Braddock. The event will feature beer tastings from The Brew Gentlemen and Full Pint, cocktails from Bar Marco, a pig roast from local chef Kevin Sousa, and a variety of food trucks.
A CaPittsburgh. Rangos Ballroom. 8 p.m.
Counterpoint presents the annual A CaPittsburgh concert featuring all six a cappella groups from Carnegie Mellon. This year’s event features a guest group from the University of Pittsburgh. All proceeds from the concert will benefit three music-oriented charities around the world. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
VIA Music & New Media Festival. Various locations. Monday through Saturday.
The third annual VIA Music & New Media Festival takes over East Liberty this week. During each performance, a DJ or producer is paired with a visual artist for a unique performance. This year’s line up includes Moodymann, Tiger & Woods, Nadastrom, Girl Unit, Julia Holter, Laurel Halo, and Andy Scott, among others. See the full lineup, locations, and ticket information at via-pgh.com.