Téa Obreht lecture. Carnegie Music Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Author of best-selling novel The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht will speak at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland as part of the Monday Night Lecture Series presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. Tickets and more information are available at pittsburghlectures.org.
Steel City Poetry Slam. Shadow Lounge. 9 p.m.
It’s the third Tuesday of the month, which means the Shadow Lounge is hosting its monthly poetry slam. Come read your original work; the top three poets will represent Team Pittsburgh and compete at the National Poetry Slam. The event is 18+ and there is a $5 cover charge.
B.B. King. Benedum Center. 7:30 p.m.
World-renowned blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist B.B. King will perform at the Benedum Center in Downtown. More information and tickets are available at trustarts.org.
PunK FunK KraK AttacK Throwdown. brillobox. 10 p.m.
Brillobox is hosting a Thanksgiving Eve dance party featuring J. Malls and special guest DJ CX KiDTRONiK.
Honeck & A Waltz Tradition. Heinz Hall. 8 p.m.
Conductor Manfred Honeck celebrates Thanksgiving with a concert featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 — nicknamed “Emperor” — and the Strauss family’s Waltzes and Polkas. Grammy-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman will perform the Beethoven. The concert will also show on Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. More information can be found at pittsburghsymphony.org.
Obvious presents: Kastle. Belvedere’s Ultra Dive (4016 Butler St.). 9 p.m.
Pittsburgh electronic music collective Obvious presents Kastle, a DJ who fuses hip-hop, R&B, and dubstep.
MONDO! Cabaret at Theater Square (655 Penn Ave.). 10:30 p.m.
Writer, performer, and comedian Sean Collier of the WDVE morning show will host this month’s MONDO!, an improvised comedy show in which the host shares real-life stories. More information and tickets are available at trustarts.org.
Portraits of a Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Hunt Library, Fifth Floor. Through Dec. 16.
The exhibit showcases work from 48 American botanical artists who are creating an archive of watercolors and drawings of the plants at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The selected pieces will be displayed with historical printed volumes from the Hunt Institute’s collection. The gallery’s operating hours are available at huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu.
White Cube, Green Maze. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Jan. 13.
The exhibit includes models and drawings by architects and landscape architects who have worked on collaborative projects, focusing on six sites from around the world: the Olympic Sculpture Park (U.S.), Stiftung Insel Hombroich (Germany), Benesse Art Site Naoshima (Japan), Instituto Inhotim (Brazil), Jardín Botánico de Culiacán (Mexico), and Grand Traiano Art Complex (Italy).
Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Feb. 24.
This exhibit features works ranging from jewelry to furniture that showcase changing tastes in aesthetics and design within the span of nearly nine decades.
Feminist and...The Mattress Factory. Through May 26.
This exhibit features works by six female artists from around the world, aiming to show that feminism is a multivocal, multigenerational, and multicultural movement, not a single-issue set of political beliefs. The exhibit is guest-curated by Carnegie Mellon professor of art theory and criticism Hilary Robinson.