Monday 2/15

The Vagina Monologues
Cohon Center Peter/Wright/McKenna. 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon is presenting The Vagina Monologues as part of V-Day, an international movement to benefit women’s charities. This year, proceeds from The Vagina Monologues will benefit New Voices Pittsburgh, a human rights organization for women of color in the Pittsburgh region. Written by Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues is one of the most iconic productions of the modern era. Originally written as a feminist statement piece, The Vagina Monologues has been watched and appreciated by men and women all over the world. First performed Off-Broadway in 1996, The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play that The New York Times called “probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade.”

Wednesday 2/17

Carrie Underwood
Stage AE. 7 p.m.
The famous country crooner Carrie Underwood is performing at Stage AE this Wednesday, as part of her tour supporting her newest album Storyteller. She rose to fame after winning American Idol in 2005 and has gone on to become one of the most established voices and writers in country since. This time at Stage AE she is expected to belt out familiar classics including “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and “Before He Cheats,” as well as new songs from Storyteller.

Thursday 2/18

Spring Leadership Workshop: An Honest Conversation About Failure
Cohen Center, Rangos Ballroom. 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Many talks and events offer us a view of what it means to be successful. What we don’t often see are the missed stepping stones on the road to these achievements. The Spring Leadership Workshop: An Honest Conversation About Failure will feature a panel of students, staff, and faculty who will share their personal experiences with failure, and how they overcame obstacles to reach personal success. Panelists include: David Kosbie, Jenn Cerully, Becky Greubel, Sawsan Boutemine, Beth Kowarski, Scott Sandage, and Angie Lusk.

Friday 2/19

Bubble Soccer Play Day
Wiegand Gymnasium. 3 p.m.
Bubble Soccer involves playing soccer whilst encased in an inflated plastic orb which covers the player’s upper-body and head. The game is usually played indoors in a sports hall, or outdoors on grass or AstroTurf. The sport is becoming increasingly popular, with many people all over the world taking it up. Bubble Soccer can be played by anyone over the age of 10 and is often played among friends, for corporate team building days, stag parties, bachelor parties, and birthdays. This Friday, sign up for the Activities Board sponsored Bubble Soccer Play Day at Wiegand Gymnasium for a fun-filled afternoon of running, falling, and laughing in the competitive spirit of the game!


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 into the conservatory is free with a Carnegie Mellon ID.

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 Joshua 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.

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