Activities Board presents Sarah Kay. McConomy Auditorium. 5:30 p.m.
AB Lectures will host a talk by Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet and founder of Project V.O.I.C.E. Project V.O.I.C.E is an international movement that promotes the spoken word platform as a tool for inspiration and self-expression.


U.S. Royalty. The Underground. 7 p.m.
The Washington D.C.-based indie rock band will perform at The Underground. Since its beginnings in rural Maryland, U.S. Royalty has appeared at South by Southwest and other festivals across North America.


Defense Challenges of the Next Decade. Gates Hillman Complex 4307. 4:15 p.m.
Guest speaker Mary Leed is the former senior adviser to the chief of staff for the U.S. Army.


Activities Board presents Timeflies and Chiddy Bang. Wiegand Gymnasium. 7 p.m.
Timeflies will perform with Chiddy Bang in an event sponsored by AB Concerts. Tickets are free for Carnegie Mellon students and $10 for the general public.

Faculty Recital: Jennifer Aylmer, soprano with Karen Roethlisberger Verm, piano. Kresge Theatre. 7:30 p.m.
Jennifer Aylmer, assistant professor of voice, will perform a diverse program of songs spanning the 20th century and the globe, including works by Eduard Toldrà and Richard Strauss.

WRCT 88.3FM Fall Dance Party. KBOX (214 S. Craig St.). 9 p.m.
The annual fall dance party will feature a lineup of WRCT student DJs. Tickets are $5 at the door.


14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation (Hunt Library, Fifth Floor). Through Dec. 19.
The exhibition will include 41 pieces of artwork by 41 artists from 10 countries. The Institute established the International series in 1964 with the hope of supporting and encouraging contemporary botanical artists. Every three years, the International series features the works of talented botanical artists from around the world.

Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self. The Andy Warhol Museum. Through Jan. 12.
In this retrospective exhibit presented by the Andy Warhol Museum, Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura plays with images of well-known cultural icons, placing his own face over portraits of figures like Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zedong. For more information, visit warhol.org.

Alien She. Miller Gallery (Purnell Center for the Arts). Through Feb. 16.
This exhibit examines the influence of Riot Grrrl, an underground feminist punk rock movement that surfaced in the ’90s, on artists and cultural producers today. For more information, visit millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu.

2013 Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art. Through March 16.
The biennial Carnegie International brings the world art scene to Pittsburgh in a large exhibition of diverse works. This year’s exhibition features 35 artists and represents 19 countries. For more information, visit cmoa.org.