Film Screening: A Better Life.
Doherty Hall 1212. 5–7 p.m.
The Carnegie Mellon University Humanist League and Aha! are hosting a screening of A Better Life, which aims to answer the question “How can one find joy and meaning in life if they don’t believe in God?” The event will feature a Q&A with filmmaker Chris Johnson, and free pizza will be served.
Daggers of the Mind: Shakespeare’s Dark Matter.
Porter Hall 100. 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Andrew Sofer, a professor of English at Boston College, will be giving a talk about Shakespeare’s work and the invisible phenomena of theater in general that both entices and fascinates playwrights and audiences alike. The lecture is free and open to all audiences.
Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland. 6–8 p.m.
Kai-Uwe Bergmann of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group joins the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center for a presentation on the firm’s innovative work. The group has been putting together plans for the development of the currently vacant location formerly home to the Civic Arena. Entrance into the presentation is included in the museum entrance fee, which is free with a Carnegie Mellon ID.
Friday Nights of Winter Lights.
Phipps Conservatory. 5–10 p.m.
Enjoy all the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has to offer, with the added bonus of a colorful Christmas lights display. Entrance into the conservatory is free with a Carnegie Mellon ID, and viewing of the exhibit is included in ticket.
Ice Skating in Schenley.
Schenley Ice Rink. 7–9 p.m.
Pittsburgh Connections is hosting a night of ice skating at Schenley Ice Rink, available to any Carnegie Mellon student. A group will be leaving from the corner of Margaret Morrison St. and Tech St. at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for the event are $3, and you must have your Carnegie Mellon ID to receive your ticket. Tickets can also be purchased online at carnegiemellontickets.com.
Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden.
Now – Feb. 28.
9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Fridays.
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday to Thursday.
Phipps Conservatory presents their famous Bonsai collection, with the addition of a colorful display entitled Orchid: A Flower Like No Other. Entrance fee into the conservatory is free with a Carnegie Mellon ID, and viewing of the exhibit is included in ticket.
Maximum Minimum in Unum.
The Miller Gallery. Now – Feb. 28.
The exhibit features artists — all alumni from Carnegie Mellon School of Art — whose work falls under maximalist or minimalist classification. Curated by Josh Reiman and Susanne Slavick, the exhibit aims to create a harmony within the juxtaposition of the two distinct types of art. For more information on the exhibit and the artists featured in the exhibition, visit millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu.