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MONDAY 4.28.14

Justice is Mind Screening. Giant Eagle Auditorium. 5 p.m.
This film, set in a time when fMRI technology is readily used to decode a person’s thoughts, follows the trial of a person accused of a double murder who doesn’t remember committing the crime. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Carnegie Mellon University Jazz Orchestra. Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.
The orchestra will be performing jazz classics in a big band style, with special guests Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Saxophone Group and Carnegie Mellon’s JIVE (Jazz Improv Vocal Ensemble). Admission is $5, but free with a valid Carnegie Mellon ID.

TUESDAY 4.29.14

Lucky After Dark. Giant Eagle Auditorium. 4:30 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon’s Center for the Arts in Society will host a lecture by Carnegie Mellon’s director of the Humanities Scholars Program Timothy Haggerty and the center’s own artist-in-residence Harrison Apple regarding the upcoming exhibit of the same name that will explore the role after-hours nightlife in postwar Pittsburgh played in establishing and shaping gay and lesbian identities. This event is free and open to the public.

THURSDAY 5.1.14

Lucas Barkley, Collaborative Piano. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 8 p.m.
Master’s student in collaborative piano performance Lucas Barkley will be performing a recital featuring the music of Franz Schubert, Francis Poulenc, and Johannes Brahms. Admission is free and open to the public.

Pierrot Lunaire. George R. White Studio at Pittsburgh Opera. 8 p.m.
Arnold Schoenberg’s famous setting of Albert Giraud’s Pierrot Lunaire poems will be performed live in its entirety. Admission is free and open to the public.

Cluster Truck. CFA Lawn. 5 p.m.
This outdoor art installation features eight College of Fine Arts students using eight U-Haul trucks as their personal gallery to showcase performances, sculptural installations, and participatory works. This event is free and open to the public.

FRIDAY 5.2.14

Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Music Ensemble. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 8 p.m.
The ensemble will be performing the works of Charles Wuorinen, Simon Steen-Andersen, Marian Marquez, and John Adams. Admission is free and open to the public.

OPENING

Actual Size. Miller Gallery. Through May 17.
This exhibition of graduating-senior artwork spans video, performance, drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, interactive, and code-based works, and more. There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 2 from 6–8 p.m., and an artist and faculty talk on Tuesday, May 6 from 1–4 p.m. Admission to the Miller Gallery is free and open to the public.

ONGOING

RACE: Are We So Different? Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Through Oct. 27.
This exhibit explores the experience of living with race in America, using interactive multimedia components.

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.

Candida. O’Reilly Theater. Through May 18.
Presented by the Pittsburgh Public Theater, George Bernard Shaw’s Candida tells the story of Candida, who is caught in the middle of a romantic war between her practical husband John Morell and the passionate poet Eugene Marchbanks. Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased at trustarts.culturaldistrict.org.