Apple Fest. Merson Courtyard. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
It’s a fall celebration. There’ll be fresh apples and apple products, a farmer’s market, live music, food tastings, and more. Admission is free and open to all members of the campus community.
Kelly Richardson. Kresge Theatre. 5 p.m.
Richardson, “recognized as one of the leading representatives of a new generation of artists working with digital technologies to create hyper-real and highly charged landscapes,” will be discussing her work and methods. Admission is free and open to the public.
Alex Ross. McConomy Auditorium. 7 p.m.
Alex Ross, a regular contributor to the New Yorker on topics of classical music, 20th-century history, gay life, and more, will be presenting a lecture titled “Phonograph Music: Composers and the Early Era of Reproduction.” Admission is free and open to the public.
Neurons and Other Memories opening. Miller Gallery. 5:30 p.m.
Neurons and Other Memories features investigations, translations, and reflections of neural mechanisms by artists and neuroscientists. The opening reception will last until 7:30 p.m. Admission to the Miller Gallery is free and open to the public.
Spanish Strings. Heinz Hall. 7:30 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber as he leads them in Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, based on Lord Byron’s story of the tortured Manfred as he wanders the Alps grieving the loss of Astarte, his great love. Performances run through Sunday, and tickets can be purchased at trustarts.culturaldistrict.org.
STS9. Stage AE. 8 p.m.
These jamtronica masters will be bringing good vibes and groovy beats to Stage AE. Expect hippies, tech geeks, bros, and more all dancing in perfect harmony. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
Sergey Schepkin. Mellon Institute Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
Associate professor of piano, Sergey Schepkin, will perform J.S. Bach’s Six Keyboard Partitas as part of the Faculty Recital series. Admission is free and open to the public.
Jason Mraz and Raining Jane. Benedum Center. 8 p.m.
That hat-wearing, smooth singer of songs of playful seduction, Jason Mraz, will be making all the Pittsburgh ladies fall in love with him. Hearing him croon “I’m Yours” will surely be worth the price of admission. Tickets can be purchased at trustarts.culturaldistrict.org.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic. Carnegie Music Hall. 7:30 p.m.
Guest conductor Barry Douglas will lead the philharmonic through a selection that includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 in G and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major. Tickets are $5, but admission is free with a valid Carnegie Mellon ID.
Seven Guitars. Chosky Theater. Through Oct. 11.
The School of Drama presents their first mainstage production of the season, August Wilson’s *Seven Guitars. Set in the Pittsburgh Hill District in 1948, the play shines a light on the African-American male’s fight for identity and self-worth in the face of societal and personal obstacles. Tickets are $10 with a Carnegie Mellon ID and can be purchased at the Purnell Box Office.
The Glass Menagerie. O’Reilly Theater. Through Nov. 2.
The Pittsburgh Public Theater presents the Tennessee Williams classic, inspired by his own life and mentally fragile family. Tickets start at $15.75 for students and anyone under 26 and can be purchased at trustarts.culturaldistrict.org.
Chuck Connelly: My America. The Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 4.
As part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, the Warhol is presenting works from Pittsburgh native and surreal painter Chuck Connelly. Admission to the museum is free with a Carnegie Mellon student ID.
The 13 Most Wanted Men. The Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 4.
This exhibit explores a controversy Warhol ignited at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, when he expanded and displayed mug shots from NYPD records of the 13 most wanted men of 1962. Admission to the museum is free with a Carnegie Mellon student ID.