Israel Centeno Reading and Q & A. Porter Hall A18A. 4:30 p.m.
Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno has been a writer-in-residence at the Pittsburgh branch of City of Asylum since 2011. Centeno will read from Criaturas de la noche, his collection of short stories, and his novel, Bajo las Hojas. The reading will be presented in Spanish with a bilingual English and Spanish Q & A session to follow.
Movie Screening: Inequality for All. McConomy Auditorium. 5:15 p.m.
Jacob Kornbluth’s documentary Inequality for All explores widening income inequality in the United States. In particular, the film focuses on Robert Reich — a professor at the University of California, Berkeley and former Labor Secretary under President Clinton — who has made a lifelong commitment to building a just economy.
School of Architecture Series. Carnegie Lecture Hall. 6:30 p.m.
Witold Rybczynski, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and award-winning writer on architecture and urbanism, will give a talk titled “How Architecture Works.”
The Nina Variations. Helen Wayne Rauh Studio Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts. 8 p.m.
The School of Drama presents The Nina Variations, Steven Dietz’s contemporary interpretation of the final scene between lovers Nina and Treplev in Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Performances will take place Wednesday through Saturday this week. Student discounts are available.
The Curated Arts Experience. Hamburg Hall 1001. Noon.
Ceci Dadisman, director of marketing and public relations at the Palm Beach Opera, will speak as part of the Masters of Arts Management (MAM) Lecture Series. In a talk titled “The Curated Arts Experience,” Dadisman will discuss how to harness the intersection of social media and technology with arts experiences to enhance audience engagement.
Bhangra in the Burgh. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall. 6:30 p.m.
The annual bhangra competition comes to Pittsburgh once again for a colorful display of the Punjabi folk dance. Student tickets are $10.
You Can’t Take It With You. Phillip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts. Through Saturday.
The School of Drama presents You Can’t Take It With You, a 1937 Pulitzer-Prize-winning screwball comedy set against the backdrop of the Great Depression and directed by Raymond W. Smith Professor of Drama Barbara MacKenzie-Wood. When two lovers from very different backgrounds introduce their families — one free-spirited and one conservative — a series of hilarious events ensues. Discounts are available for students.
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.
2013 Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through March 16.
The biennial Carnegie International brings the world art scene to Pittsburgh in a large exhibition of diverse works. This year’s exhibition features 35 artists and represents 19 countries. For more information, visit cmoa.org.