Gaypril: F to eMBody. McConomy Auditorium. 7 p.m.
This free event celebrates transgender art, bringing transgender visibility, education, and art to campus. The event will feature spoken word and hip-hop performances.
Celebration of Education. Rangos Hall. 4:30 p.m.
In the annual Celebration of Education, Carnegie Mellon recognizes distinguished faculty members for their contributions to the university and their dedication to teaching. Students are welcome to attend.
MFA First-Year Academic Panel Presentations. College of Fine Arts 303. 6:30 p.m.
First-year Master of Fine Arts candidates will present academic research related to their artwork. Tuesday is the first day of presentations and will feature students Isla Hansen, Jaewook Lee, and Dakotah Konicek. The second day of presentations will take place on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the same location, and will feature Rafael Canedo, Jingjing Chen, and Lucia Nhamo. The presentations are free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Twin Tigers. brillobox. 9:30 p.m.
Georgia-based rock band Twin Tigers will perform at brillobox with Imperial Railway and Young Brokaw. Twin Tigers’ second LP Death Wish was released at the beginning of April by Old Flame Records.
Gloriana St. Clair Celebration. Posner Center. 4:30 p.m.
The university will recognize Dean of Libraries Gloriana St. Clair for her 15 years of service to Carnegie Mellon. St. Clair will become dean emerita this summer. The reception also opens an exhibition of the Carnegie Mellon READ card and poster series, which features members of the community with their favorite books.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 8 p.m.
The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic will perform under the baton of Ronald Zollman. The concert will include Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and Maurice Ravel’s Ma mère l’oye. The concert is free for students with Carnegie Mellon ID, and general admission is $5.
I’m Feeling Lucky: 2013 Senior Exhibition. Miller Gallery. 6 p.m.
Graduating members of the Bachelor of Fine Arts and BXA programs will present their final works in a new Miller Gallery exhibit. The opening reception begins at 6 p.m. and a conversation with the artists and faculty will take place 6:30–9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. More information and gallery hours can be found at millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu.
Adamson Writing Awards. Adamson Auditorium, Baker Hall 136. 5:30 p.m.
American poet and fiction writer Victoria Redel will give a keynote presentation at this year’s Adamson Writing Awards, which recognize undergraduate student excellence in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and nonfiction. The keynote presentation is free and open to the public.
Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Music Ensemble. Kresge Theatre. 8 p.m.
In its final concert of the season, the Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform works by Mason Bates, associate composition professor Leonardo Balada, and Gavin Bryars under the direction of Daniel Nesta Curtis. The concert is free and open to the public.
Protect-U. 6119 Penn Ave. 10 p.m.
Electronic house DJ Protect-U will put on a show with Majeure and Pittsburgh Track Authority (PTA).
Adult Arcade. 707 Penn Gallery. Through May 17.
The new media installation features organically textured paintings, large geometric sculptures, robotic lasers, and disorienting soundscapes. More information and gallery hours can be found at trustarts.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.
What We Collect: Recent Art Acquisitions, 2007–12. 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.