Science, Technology, and Policy Forum.
Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall. 4 - 5 p.m.
Assistant director of the National Science Foundation for the Directorate of Engineering, Pramod Khargonekar, will give a presentation titled “Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Research, Education, and Innovation.” He will discuss key priorities and initiatives of the Engineering Directorate, in an aim to broaden the innovative landscape. The discussion is free of charge and open to the public, but intended for members of the Carnegie Mellon community.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic & Chorus.
Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.
Conducted by Andrés Cárdenes, Thomas W. Douglas, and Daniel Nesta Curtis, Carnegie Mellon’s Philharmonic and Chorus will come together to perform pieces by Poulenc, Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Holst, and many others. The performance will feature soloist Rachel Doehring. The show is free with a valid Carnegie Mellon or University of Pittsburgh ID, and $10 for regular admission. There will be a second performance on Friday, Dec. 11 at 12 p.m, in the Great Hall, College of Fine Arts Building.
Grand Menorah Lighting.
The Fence. 5:30 p.m.
Chabad of Carnegie Mellon University presents the Grand Menorah Lighting. The event will feature Subra Suresh and the Carnegie Mellon Pipe Band. Join Chabad of CMU at The Fence for latkes, hot apple cider, and donuts. For more information on the event, call 412-772-8505 or visit www.chabadofcmu.com.
Bang Bang Banality.
CC Connan. 7 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Bang Bang Banality is a one-act play written by student Brad Plaxen, a member of Carnegie Mellon’s Scotch’n’Soda. The performance is directed by Donovan Powers and Brianna Hudock. Tickets are available at snstheatre.org, and are $5 with a valid Carnegie Mellon ID, and $10 general admission. The show will run again on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Dancers’ Symposium: Ignite.
CC Rangos. 8 p.m.
The many talented dancers of Dancers’ Symposium present their 26th show, Ignite. The show features a wide range of dance styles, from contemporary to hip hop to tap. The show will also feature a performance by CMU Bhangra. Doors to the event will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. VIP tickets can be purchased for $10, but are available for pre-sale only. For tickets, visit the Jared L. Cohon University Center’s Wean Commons, or go online at carnegiemellontickets.com.
AV Temple at Remedy.
Remedy, 5121 Butler Street. 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Join DJ Firefly and Mike Masai for a night of visual media and rhythm-based music, featuring guests DJs. The event is exclusively for adults age 21 and over, and tickets are $3.
Bill Harper Sextet.
6 Allegheny Center. 8 p.m.
The New Hazlett Theatee presents Billy Harper, a tenor saxophonist that believes in music with a purpose. In addition to music by Billy Harper, the performance will also feature artists Francesca Tanksley, Aaron Scott, Freddie Hendrix, Jaleel Shaw, and Michael Bowie. The show is open to all ages. Ticket information can be found at showclix.com/event/billy-harper-sextet.
Mind the Matter.
Miller Gallery. Dec. 5 - Dec. 13.
Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design presents Mind the Matter, a senior exhibition. Viewing of the gallery is free of charge. A reception for Mind the Matter will be held on Dec. 11, from 6 - 8 p.m.