School of Architecture Lecture: Isaac Campbell. Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. 6 p.m.
Portland-based architect Isaac Campbell, co-founder of multidisciplinary design firm Office 52, will give a lecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. Campbell’s firm is designing Carnegie Mellon’s new Sherman and Joyce Bowie Scott Hall.
Brown Bag Chamber Music Concert. McConomy Auditorium. 12 p.m.
The School of Music is putting on an hour-long concert featuring student soloists and chamber music ensembles. The event is free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to bring their lunch.
School of Art Lecture: Shana Moulton. Kresge Theater. 5 p.m.
Performance and video artist Shana Moulton will give a lecture as part of the Carnegie Mellon School of Art Lecture Series. More information on Moulton’s work can be found at cmu.edu/art/lectures.
Open Mic Night. Skibo Café. 6 p.m.
AB Skibo will present a free open mic event during which student performers can showcase their talents.
Hannah Dobbz. Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore & Café (4812 Liberty Ave.). 7 p.m.
Author and Pittsburgh resident Hannah Dobbz will speak at the Big Idea Cooperative Bookstore about her new book Nine-Tenth of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States. Dobbz, a former squatter, will speak about squatting and property struggles in the United States from colonial times to the present. More information is available at www.thebigideapgh.org.
[En]coding Architecture. Various locations (Carnegie Mellon). Through Feb. 9.
The [En]coding Architecture conference covers a range of topics including the autonomy of architecture, code, fabrication, material, robots, machinic desire, and computational theory. The conference includes a number of workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. It is free, but participants must register beforehand. More information, including a schedule of conference events, can be found online at encodingarchitecture.org.
Kishi Bashi. The Underground. 7:30 p.m.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist K Ishibashi (also known as Kishi Bashi) will perform at The Underground. Kishi Bashi creates unique sound environments through looping vocals and violin samples. The concert is hosted by AB Underground and is free and open to the public.
Dirty Charms. brillobox. 10 p.m.
Pittsburgh-based garage rock band Dirty Charms will perform at brillobox. The Williams Band and Johnny Naples Trio will open the concert. The concert is for ages 21 and up, and more information can be found at brillobox.net.
Out of Order: Shawn Rudiman. Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive. 9 p.m.
Techno DJ Shawn Rudiman will perform a live, three-hour set. Local DJs Paul Fleetwood and Relative Q will open with a back-to-back set. The event is for ages 21 and up and costs $5 at the door.
Cartoon Nihilism. 707 Penn Gallery. Through Feb. 17.
Cartoonist Craig Freeman presents new works that explore themes of nihilism, depression, and suicide. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday.
Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939. The 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.
Power Pixels. Wood Street Galleries. Through April 7.
The Wood Street Galleries is hosting an exhibit by visual artist Miguel Chevalier that features two self-generative video installations. The exhibit also includes the world premiere of Chevalier’s latest work, “Pixels Wave.” More information and gallery hours are available at woodstreetgalleries.org.
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 was guest-curated by Hilary Robinson, a former professor of art theory and criticism at Carnegie Mellon.
Lunar Gala: Venin. Wiegand Gymnasium. Feb. 16.
Carnegie Mellon’s annual student fashion show is coming up on Feb. 16. Student designers will be showing off their work in Wiegand Gymnasium. More information is available at cmulunargala.com.