Alexis Ohanian. McConomy Auditorium. 5 p.m.
Co-founder of Reddit and author of Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, will be giving a talk about the power and future of the Internet.
Eddo Stern. Kresge Theatre. 5 p.m.
Associate professor in the UCLA Design Media Arts department and director of the UCLA Game Lab will discuss his work exploring the unconscious connections between physical existence and electronic simulations surrounding subject matters of violence, fantasy, and historical memory.
Charlotte Ullman, Cello. Alumni Concert Hall. 8 p.m.
Sophomore music performance major Charlotte Ullman will be giving a free recital.
The Aliens. John Wells Video Studio, Purnell Center. 8 p.m.
Three eccentric outsiders journey together through music, storytelling, and unique friendships to reveal the deepest truths about how we relate to one another. Performances continue through Friday night.
"Divas, Darlings, and Dames: Women in Broadway Musicals of the 1960s." Porter 100. 4:30 p.m.i
Stacy Wolf, a professor of theater at Princeton University, will discuss the image of the single girl — sassy, sexual, and employed — as a staple of 1960s pop culture and musicals.
Kirt Wilson. Giant Eagle Auditorium. 4:30 p.m.
A rhetorician in Penn State's communications department will be giving a lecture.
_Bad Words._ McConomy Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
Jason Bateman's feature directorial debut stars himself as a man who exploits loopholes in the rules of a national spelling bee to hijack the competition. Free, but Carnegie Mellon ID required.
Amy Sillman Lecture. Carnegie Lecture Hall. 6 p.m.
The co-chair of Bard College's painting department will examine painting as a fluid and open-ended material process of experimentation, negotiation, and transformation.
Jennifer Schneider, Guitar. Kresge. 7 p.m.
Senior music performance and history double major Jennifer Schneider will be giving a free recital.
DRAW2014 Symposium. Multiple Campus Locations. Through Saturday.
This three-day symposium presented by the College of Fine Arts and University of the Arts London explores the expanding field of drawing. Pre-registration for workshops is required, and more information can be found at cmu.edu/art/specialevents/draw2014.
Global Orchestra. Rashid Auditorium. 12 p.m.
Presented by Carnegie Mellon professor of computer science Roger Dannenberg, 100 performers around the world will be making music together using laptops.
Secret Life of Robots. SPACE Gallery. Through Apr. 27
The exhibition by artist Toby Atticus Fraley features a dozen scenes of robots in everyday scenarios — domestic vignettes presenting an unpolished look into the unseen, and often mundane, lives of robots.
Porgy and Bess. Benedum Center. Through March 2.
The classic Gershwin-penned American opera depicting African-American life in 1920s South Carolina comes to Pittsburgh.
Judge Jackie Justice. Cabaret at Theater Square. Through Apr. 27
This new musical comedy based on courtroom television features cases that deal with aliens, zombies, and more.
2013 Carnegie International Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Mar. 16
The Carnegie International is the oldest North American exhibition of contemporary art from around the globe.
Structures of Time and Space. Wood Street Galleries. Through Apr. 6
A collection of large scale light installations from artist Erwin Redl.