Andrew Heath, Trumpet. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 8 p.m.
Junior trumpet performance major Andrew Heath will present a recital of exclusively 20th-Century French trumpet music. This event is free and open to the public.
David Joselit. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 5 p.m.
Carnegie professor of the history of art at Yale University David Joselit, who has worked on pivotal moments in modern art, will be giving a lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic. Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.
The Philharmonic will perform Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture, Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and many other pieces. Tickets are $5, but admission is free with valid Carnegie Mellon ID.
Carnegie Mellon University Guitar Ensemble. Mellon Institute Auditorium. 8 p.m.
The Guitar Ensemble will perform several arrangements of early 20th-century pop songs, modern classical pieces, and an arrangement of Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor, RV 85. This event is free and open to the public.
Hybrid Art Show Opening Reception. 5139 Penn Ave. 6 p.m.
This group exhibition led by 2014 Kraus Visiting Professor of Art Suzanne Wright explores various concepts, materials, and processes used in contemporary visual art, breaking boundaries between mediums in order to invent new hybrid art forms. Admission is free and open to the public.
Poetry Slam. Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 7:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in reading may attend the event and perform a three-minute poem that keeps with the theme of “the need to create communities that are built on inclusion, diversity, and fairness and free of discrimination and intolerance; and embracing citizen-driven change.” Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Admission is free and open to the public.
Jieun Hwang, Piano. Alumni Concert Hall, CFA. 8:30 p.m.
Master of music in music education student Jieun Hwang will present a lecture and recital on how music and movement relate to each other and how improvisation could be applied to this relationship. This event is free and open to the public.
Philip Glass. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 1 p.m.
The famed composer will be engaging in a conversation regarding his music with Carnegie Mellon assistant professor of music theory Richard Randall. The Matisse String Quartet will be performing Glass’s String Quartet No. 5. Tickets are required and sold out as of this printing. A waitlist is available at www.music.cmu.edu.
Mozart Festival. Heinz Hall. 8 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present a night of famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s essential works. Performances continue through Sunday, with tickets starting at $26. More information can be found at trustarts.culturaldistrict.org.
Gallery Crawl. Cultural District. 5 p.m.
This quarterly event invites attendees to freely browse Pittsburgh’s cultural offerings at their own pace. Multiple galleries will be holding opening or special exhibitions, and attendees are free to start anywhere. This event is free and open to the public.
Arts Greenhouse Concert/Cookout. CFA. 1 p.m.
The students of the Arts Greenhouse program will be performing original music created within the program. They will also screen a documentary about the project created by students. This event is free and open to the public.
One Night In Beijing. Rangos Ballroom. 7:30 p.m.
The Awareness of Roots in Chinese Culture club presents a night of displays of talent and culture. Tickets are $8 presale and can be purchased in the University Center. They will be $10 at the door, with $12 VIP tickets available as well.
Gail Novak Mosites, Soprano. Mellon Institute Auditorium. 2 p.m.
Graduate student in vocal performance Gail Mosites will perform a recital featuring works by Mozart, Britten, and Chausson. This event is free and open to the public.
Digital Hand. 709 Penn Gallery. Through May 25.
This exhibition includes works created by Pennsylvania State University students exploring the sculptural possibilities of digital fabrications. Admission is free.
Electrified. Wood Street Galleries. Through June 22.
Artists Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton pay homage to the work of Nikola Tesla and his pioneering experiments in electricity, X-rays, and wireless communication in two installations seeing their North American premiere. Admission is free.
The Occasional Market. 707 Penn Gallery. Through June 22.
This art project by artist Tom Sarver turns the 707 Gallery into a communal gathering space, a place where stories are told and relationships established, featuring unscheduled activities and drop-ins from the artist himself and various drawings, sculptures, and collections of objects. Admission is free.