In Remembrance of Trayvon Martin. The Fence. 12:30 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon’s Black Graduate Student Organization commemorates Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American youth, who was killed by a Sanford, Fla., neighborhood watch captain last month in what many consider to be an incident based on racial profiling.
School of Art Lecture Series presents Brody Condon. Kresge Theater. 5 p.m.
New York-based artist Brody Condon will describe his work, which features performance and video installations. Condon’s art focuses on modern society’s over-identification with fantasy.
School of Design Lecture Series: Design the Future. Giant Eagle Auditorium (Baker Hall A51). 5 p.m.
Artist, designer, and urban planner Candy Chang will speak on how she strives to create comfortable and contemplative public spaces.
Bear in Heaven with Doldrums. The Andy Warhol Museum. 8 p.m.
The Andy Warhol Museum hosts minimalist, Brooklyn-based band Bear in Heaven as part of a tour celebrating the band’s newest release, I Love You, It’s Cool on Dead Oceans.
Cursive with Cymbals Eat Guitars. Mr. Small’s Theatre. 8 p.m.
Staten Island-based indie rock band Cymbals Eat Guitars will open for indie rock group Cursive at Mr. Small’s. Cursive released its seventh studio album I Am Gemini in February.
Fiction/Nonfiction. Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100). 4:30 p.m.
Filmmaker, writer, and activist Tom Kalin will examine the boundaries between fact and fiction explored in his films.
Shpongle with Phutureprimitive. Mr. Small’s Theatre. 9 p.m.
Dubstep artist Phutureprimitive will open for United Kingdom-based psychedelic electronic group Shpongle. Shpongle mixes traditional Eastern music with modern Western psychedelic synth sounds.
Gestures: Intimate Friction Opening Reception. The Mattress Factory. 6 p.m.
This exhibit, which showcases an intersection of the work of artists, architects, and activists, will open Friday night. The opening reception is free for students and members.
Van Halen and Kool & the Gang. Consol Energy Center. 7:30 p.m.
The legendary rock band Van Halen, joined by Kool & the Gang, will perform selections from its album A Different Kind of Truth and other hits.
Freud’s Last Session. O’Reilly Theater. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Freud’s Last Session, a play that chronicles an imaginary debate between psychologist Sigmund Freud and author C.S. Lewis on topics ranging from love and sex to God and the meaning of life.
Late Night: Mayur. University Center. 9 p.m.
Mayur SASA Freshman Committee presents a taste of South Asian culture, featuring a food festival, karaoke, and dancing.
Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival. Through April 15.
The festival continues with a screening of Girl with Black Balloons on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at the Harris Theater. Joschka and Sir Fischer will be shown on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium. Mum will be screened on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium. Mum’s Director Adelheid Roosen is scheduled to appear.
Spring Flower Show. Phipps Conservatory. Through April 15.
This season’s display features a celebration of gardens from across the globe, including plants from the South Pacific, Greece, China, France, and the United Kingdom. A special display of Dutch tulips will be showcased.
Native Pennsylvania, A Wildflower Walk. Fifth floor, Hunt Library. Through June 29.
This collaborative exhibition between the Hunt Institute and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s botany department celebrates Pennsylvania’s natural environment, featuring collections of plants and watercolors.
Art in Bloom. Carnegie Museum of Art. April 12–15.
The Carnegie Museum of Art presents its fourth annual Art in Bloom celebration, which features a Dutch-inspired collection of art and flowers and a series of festivities. Pittsburgh-area garden clubs, organizations, and florists arrange the floral displays.
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