Lecture: Food and Justice for All. Porter Hall 100. 4:30 p.m.
LaDonna Redmond, food justice activist and founder of the Campaign for Food Justice Now, will speak as part of the Carnegie Mellon Distinguished Lecture Series in Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy.
School of Architecture Lecture Series. Kresge Theatre. 6:30 p.m.
The School of Architecture presents Vishaan Chakrabarti, a partner at major international architecture and urban development firm SHoP Architects. Chakrabarti also teaches urban real estate at Columbia University and directs the Center for Urban Real Estate.
Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women Public Preview. Posner Hall 322, 324. 8 a.m.
Program leaders will preview the Heinz Negotiation Academy for Women, a semester-long program to teach rising women leaders critical negotiation skills.
Stephen Catanzarite and Night of the Living Dead — The Opera. Baker Hall 260. 4:30 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon creative writing graduate Stephen Catanzarite (DC ’90) will discuss good writing in connection with Night of the Living Dead — The Opera, which will premiere this weekend at Pittsburgh’s Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Catanzarite wrote the libretto, and the production involves many other Carnegie Mellon graduates.
CAS Lecture: Performance Art and Censorship. Porter Hall 100. 4:30 p.m.
Lisa Freeman, associate professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will give a talk entitled “Adjudicating Bodies in Public in NEA v. Finley,” detailing a 1990 controversy concerning four performance artists whose National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants were revoked.
Lucius feat. Alpenglow. The Underground. 4 p.m.
The Brooklyn-based indie-pop quintet will perform in the Underground. Named a band to watch by Rolling Stone magazine, Lucius has appeared at South by Southwest and the Three Rivers Festival in Pittsburgh. The group’s most recent album, Wildewoman, was released on Oct. 15.
The Chalk Line. Attack Theatre! (2425 Liberty Ave.). 8 p.m.
This performance event sponsored by the Arts Pass Program merges chalk with dance and tests the boundaries between audience and performer. For tickets and more information, visit attacktheatre.com. The event will also take place Saturday at 8 p.m.
First Annual Hip-Hop Night. UC Kirr Commons. 9 p.m.
Student rappers Mars Johnson, Kai Roberts, DCeption, and Chris Mitchell, and beatboxers Mihir Yerande, Luigi Connatti, Tim Brooks, and Ethan Crystal will perform as part of this Late Night event. The night will also feature student DJs, graffiti artists, and student dance group Soulstylz.
14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation (Hunt Library, Fifth Floor). Through Dec. 19.
The exhibition will include 41 pieces of artwork by 41 artists from 10 countries. The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world.
Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self. The Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 12.
In this retrospective exhibit presented by the Andy Warhol Museum, Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura plays with images of well-known cultural icons, placing his own face over portraits of figures like Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong. For more information, visit warhol.org.
Alien She. Miller Gallery (Purnell Center for the Arts). Through Feb. 16.
This exhibit examines the influence of Riot Grrrl, an underground feminist punk rock movement that surfaced in the ’90s, on artists and cultural producers today. For more information, visit millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu.