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MONDAY3.25.13

Eduardo C. Corral lecture. 201 Wood St. 6 p.m.
Eduardo C. Corral, winner of the 2012 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, will speak on Monday as part of Point Park University’s Writers’ Series. Monday’s event will include reading from his first poetry book, Slow Lightning. The event is free and open to the public.

TUESDAY3.26.13

Carrie Mae Weems lecture. Kresge Theatre. 5 p.m.
Artist Carrie Mae Weems will give a lecture as part of the Carnegie Mellon School of Art Lecture Series. Weems is known for exploring gender roles, racism, and sexism through a variety of media, from photographs to installations and videos. Some of her work is currently on display at the Mattress Factory as part of the Feminist and... exhibit. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Ian McEwan lecture. William Pitt Union Ballroom (Forbes Avenue at Bigelow Boulevard). 8:30 p.m.
Author of Amsterdam, On Chesil Beach, Atonement, and, most recently, Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan will give a talk hosted by the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. The talk is free and open to the public.

WEDNESDAY3.27.13

Phosphorescent. Club Cafe. 8 p.m.
Lo-fi folk musician Phosphorescent will perform at Club Cafe as part of his 2013 Muchacho Tour. Special guests Strand of Oaks will also perform. More information and tickets are available at clubcafelive.com.

THURSDAY3.28.13

Aziz Ansari. Heinz Hall. 7 p.m.
Comedian Aziz Ansari, known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, will put on a show at Heinz Hall on Thursday. More information and tickets are available at pittsburghsymphony.org.

Brillo Rock Show. brillobox. 9 p.m.
Brillo Rock Show will feature Pittsburgh folk rock band Rake, Columbus-based rock band SPD GVNR, and Pittsburgh pop rock group The Lampshades. The show is for ages 21+ and costs $5 at the door.

Mykki Blanco. 6119 Penn Ave. 10 p.m.
Pittsburgh music collective VIA and 92.1 WPTS present rapper Mykki Blanco, also known as the New York poet and performance artist Michael Quattlebaum. The show will open with performances by Stacian, Gel Set, Shisa, Edgar Um, and Lauren G, with visuals by Kevin Ramser. The event is for ages 18+ and costs $10 at the door.

FRIDAY3.29.13

Basement Miracle: 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Miller Gallery. 6 p.m.
Masters of Fine Arts candidates Scott Andrew, Felipe Castelblanco, Craig Fahner, Steve Gurysh, Luke Loeffler, Dan Wilcox, and Erin Womack present final work in their thesis exhibition. An opening reception will be held 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday. More information is available at millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu.

SATURDAY3.30.13

Grizzly Bear. Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.
Brooklyn-based indie rock band Grizzly Bear will perform at Carnegie Music Hall with Owen Pallett in a concert presented by 91.3 WYEP. Tickets and more information are available at wyep.org.

DETOUR presents Jacques Renault. 6119 Penn Ave. 10 p.m.
Disco, funk, and electronic DJ Jacques Renault will perform at 6119, in a show hosted by Pittsburgh music collective DETOUR. DETOUR resident DJs Gusto and Mirko (senior industrial design major Mirko Azis) will open for Renault. Pittsburgh visual artist Ben Tabas will provide the visuals for the evening. The event is for ages 18+ and costs $7 at the door.

ONGOING

Power Pixels. Wood Street Galleries. Through April 7.
The Wood Street Galleries are hosting an exhibit by visual artist Miguel Chevalier that features two self-generative video installations. More information and gallery hours are available at woodstreetgalleries.org.

CMU International Film Festival. McConomy Auditorium. Through April 13.
Sponsored by the Humanities Center, the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival presents “Faces of Media.” This year’s festival features Pittsburgh premiere screenings of over a dozen award-winning films from all over the world. More information on the festival, including information about tickets and screenings, can be found at cmu.edu/faces.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. The Andy Warhol Museum. Through April 28.
The Andy Warhol Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of Warhol’s famous “Campbell’s Soup Cans” with contemporary Warhol-inspired pieces and works by the pop art visionary himself. Admission to the museum is free for Carnegie Mellon students.

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.

What We Collect: Recent Art Acquisitions, 2007–2012. Hunt Library, Fifth Floor. Through June 30.
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents an exhibition of recent acquisitions to the art department, from the early 19th century to the present. More information on the exhibit is available at huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/HIBD.