Now Is The Month of Pinging. Great Hall, CFA. 6:30 p.m.
This performance by the Ping madrigal choir will feature world premieres of works by Carnegie Mellon master’s student in music composition Evan Jay Williams, first-year Bachelor of Science and Arts student in music composition and physics David Last, and a work written by Ping member Sean Salamon, a senior music composition major. Admission is free.
Erin Yanacek, Trumpet. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 8 p.m.
Master’s student in trumpet performance Erin Yanacek will perform Tomasi’s Concerto for Trumpet as well as Bernstein’s Rondo for Lifey, as well as pieces that combine her trumpet with electronic music. Admission is free.
Alec Chien, Piano. Kresge Theatre, CFA. 8 p.m.
School of Music faculty adjunct professor Alec Chien will perform works of Schubert and Chopin. Admission is free.
Kiltie Band Concert. Midway Tent. 3:30 p.m.
Steam Roller Printing. CFA Parking Lot. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
School of Art adjunct assistant professor Matt Forrest and School of Design associate professor Dylan Vitone will be producing large prints in the parking lot all day.
Tig Notaro and Hannibal Buress. Midway Tent. 8 p.m.
Notaro, an acclaimed comedian who has had her work praised by such comic heavyweights as Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman, and Buress, who previously worked as a writer on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock and has had his stand-up featured on Comedy Central and multiple late night programs, will be bringing laughter to the Midway Tent. Admission is free.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Rangos Hall. 8 p.m.
Scotch’n’Soda presents this hilarious musical comedy about a group of abnormal kids fighting to be crowned the winner of their local spelling bee. Showtimes continue on Friday at 2 and 11 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students.
Game Creation Society Arcade. 4th Floor Atrium, Gates Center. 12 p.m.
The Game Creation Society will be showcasing the highlights from student game development that attendees can play. This event will also occur on Saturday at the same time and place.
Mac Miller and Icona Pop. CFA Lawn. 7:30 p.m.
There’s a party on Forbes Ave, tell me if you want to go. Squirrel Hill native Mac Miller will be performing on the CFA Lawn, along with the duo that gave us “I Love It” last summer, Icona Pop. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in Wiegand Gymnasium and pre-obtained tickets will be required.
Spring Carnival Fireworks. CFA Lawn. 10:30 p.m.
End Carnegie Mellon Spring Carnival like a day at Walt Disney World — with beautiful fireworks that light up the sky, as well as a killer foot pain and desire to sleep for days.
Talk Color to Me. Flagstaff Hill. Noon.
Celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of color that commemorates the advent of Spring by throwing vibrantly colored powder. Tickets are $8 a person, with powder packets available for $1, and can be purchased at the OM table before Spring Carnival.
Shot for Shot Student Film Festival. McConomy Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
Shot for Shot is a showcase of film and video work from students up to the graduate level in the Pittsburgh area, organized by the Carnegie Mellon Filmmaking Club. This event is free and open to the public. A list of films can be found at cmufilmclub.com/shot-for-shot-film-festival.
Lossless. Miller Gallery. Through April 20.
This exhibition of Carnegie Mellon School of Art master of fine arts candidates features large-scale installations, video, and generative sound art by artists Carl Bajandas, Oreen Cohen, and Yun Mi Her. Admission is free and open to the public.
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, photographs, iconic objects, and historical artifacts.
Rhythm and Bulbs. Phipps Conservatory. Through April 20.
This year’s spring flower show combines music with Phipps’ collection of exotic flowers and garden designs. From one room to the next, music genres switch from swing and big band to rock.