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TUESDAY8.28.12

Carnival of Madness Tour. Stage AE. 4:30 p.m.
“Something wicked this way comes,” as Grammy-winning rock band Evanescence, alternative metal band Chevelle, post-grunge group Cavo, and other artists take the stage as part of their nationwide tour. Tickets are $35.

WEDNESDAY8.29.12

Train with Mat Kearney, Andy Grammer. Stage AE. 7 p.m.
This outdoor performance features the widely known pop rock band, accompanied by singer-songwriters Mat Kearney and Andy Grammer. Tickets are $36.50 in advance and $38 the day of the show.

THURSDAY8.30.12

Okkervil River. Mr. Small’s Theatre. 8 p.m.
The critically acclaimed indie rock band will perform with special guest collective The Mynabirds. Tickets are $16.

Pittsburgh Improv Comedy Jam. Cabaret at Theater Square. 10 p.m. 21+
Improv comedians from across Pittsburgh will take the stage and form randomly generated teams for an unpredictable comedy performance.

FRIDAY8.31.12

Never Sorry. Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave. Times TBA.
Award-winning documentary Never Sorry examines the ambitious life of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei and the intersection between art and activism in his politically incendiary work.

Kassem Mosse. 6119. 10 p.m.
The ambient rock DJ will appear at electronic music collective VIA’s new location at 6119 Penn Ave. Tickets are $10.

SATURDAY9.1.12

Das Racist. Rangos Ballroom. 8 p.m.
AB Concerts presents the Queens-based hip-hop group, famed for its unconventional and humorous approach to rap, in Rangos Ballroom. Tickets are free for Carnegie Mellon students.

ONGOING

Factory Direct: Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol Museum. Through Sept. 9.
This exhibition showcases the artwork of 14 contemporary artists who were invited to conduct artist residencies in Pittsburgh-based factories. The artists worked to create art based on the factory’s history, technologies, materials, and processes.

The Practical Romantic. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Through Oct. 28.
The exhibit features pieces by Philadelphia artist Lewis Colburn, including a replica of a rock formation in Germany and photographs of nature and art.

Gestures: Intimate Friction. The Mattress Factory. Through Nov. 30.
Guest-curated by Carnegie Mellon adjunct associate professor of architecture Mary-Lou Arscott, this thought-provoking exhibition showcases an intersection of works by artists, architects, and activists at the installation art museum’s smaller location at 1414 Monterey St. Admission is free for Carnegie Mellon students.

UPCOMING

Feminist And... The Mattress Factory. Sept. 7–May 26
Guest-curated by Carnegie Mellon professor of art theory and criticism Hilary Robinson, this exhibit features works by six female artists from around the world. The exhibit aims to show that feminism is a multivocal, multigenerational, and multicultural movement, not a single-issue set of political beliefs. The opening reception for the exhibit will be Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.

Warhol: Headlines. The Andy Warhol Museum. Oct. 14–Jan. 6.
This exhibition will feature the Pittsburgh-born artist’s work with tabloid news headlines, products of his longtime preoccupation with the sensational nature of contemporary news media. Admission is free for Carnegie Mellon students.

White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes. The Carnegie Museum of Art. Sept. 22–Oct. 13.
The Heinz Architectural Center of the Carnegie Museum of Art will examine the combination of architecture, art, and nature in the models and drawings of established and emerging architects alike, such as Tadao Ando and Tatiana Bilbao. Admission is free for Carnegie Mellon students.

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