Pittsburgh Connections Fair. Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Local arts and culture organizations will gather to present off-campus involvement opportunities available to students. Among the organizations in attendance will be Oakland Forever, Fort Pitt Museum, Venture Outdoors, and Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Taste of the Tartans. Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dining Services will offer free food samples from on-campus restaurants and vendors. The event is open to all members of the Carnegie Mellon community.
Translations Lecture & Film Screening. PH 100. 4:30 p.m.
Maurice Fitzpatrick recently directed a BBC documentary on the story behind Tony Award-winning playwright Brian Friel’s play Translations. Through a screening of the documentary and a lecture following, Fitzpatrick will show how Friel attempted to use drama and language to overcome the communal conflict that beset Northern Ireland in the early 1980s. Admission is free and open to the public.
Gallery Crawl. Cultural District. 5 p.m.
Come sample all that the Pittsburgh Cultural District has to offer at the quarterly gallery crawl. On this evening, all the art galleries downtown open their doors and premiere new works. There are also special events located throughout downtown, including musical performances and other exhibitions of creativity. Admission is free, and attendees are free to start where they wish and move at their own pace.
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble. Kresge Theatre. 4 p.m.
Featuring soloist Rodrigo Ojeda on piano, the program for the evening’s performance includes selections from Stavinsky’s Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments and Prokofiev’s Four Marches Op. 69. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Book of Mormon. Heinz Hall. Through Oct. 5.
Opening on Tuesday, the hilarious musical from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker is coming to Pittsburgh. The story follows two naïve missionaries as they try to spread the gospel of Mormonism to a remote village in Northern Uganda, but the people there have a lot more to worry about than religion. Tickets are available online at culturaldistrict.org.
Chuck Connelly: My America. The Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 4
As part of the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, the Warhol presents 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.
VIA Festival. Various Locations. Oct. 1–5
One of the premier events in independent music, the VIA Festival will feature a diverse array of artists across musical genres, as well as platforms for visual artists and other workshops. Tickets start at $70 and can be purchased at via2014.com.