Spring 2017 Lecture Series: Nida Rehman
Monday, April 10
6:30–8 p.m.
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
More info at: soa.cmu.edu

As the next instalment of the School of Architecture's semesterly lecture series, Ann Kalla Visiting Professor, Nida Rehman, will be hosting a lecture on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Rehman is a Pakistani architect, based at the University of Cambridge.

JSA presents: Matsuri 2017
Tuesday, April 11
3:30–8 p.m.
Cohon University Center
Tickets at: matsuri.cmu-jsa.com

Come celebrate Matsuri with the Japanese Student Association this Tuesday with food, performances, and plentiful decorations and games teeming with Japanese culture. This annual festival will also be incorporating booths from other Japanese student organizations, including cooking, origami, and cosplay. All profits from the event will be going towards a disaster relief fund for the Minato Middle School in Japan. Further donations can be made here: http://matsuri.cmu-jsa.com/cause.html

Carnegie Mellon University Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, April 13
8–11 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Tickets at: eventbrite.com

The Carnegie Mellon University Jazz Orchestra will be hosting a performance free for faculty and students on April 13. The ensemble includes students from all disciplines, and hosts numerous performances throughout the academic year. Be sure to check them out in the beautiful Carnegie Music Hall, this Thursday.

Activities Board Presents: Laverne Cox
Thursday, April 13
7–10 p.m.
Wiegand Gym, Cohon University Center
Tickets at: carnegiemellontickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx

The Emmy-nominated actress will be coming to Carnegie Mellon this Thursday to speak on issues such as race, class, and gender, specifically through the lens of trans women of color. Cox has been an active advocate for the trans community, both through her political activism, and acting roles, such as in Orange Is The New Black as Sophia.

Arabic (Khaleeji) Coffee House
Saturday, April 15
3–5:30 p.m.
CMU Arab Student Organization
5032 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15289

ASO's second annual Arabic coffeehouse will be held this Saturday, and will feature a variety of Middle Eastern snacks such as chai, karak, and other traditional sweets. The event this year will be focused on cuisine of the Arabic Gulf region, or the Khaleej, and offers the opportunity to learn about the region.

Tickling Giants | Carnegie Mellon University
Sunday, April 16
7:30–9:30 p.m.
Porter Hall 100
Tickets at: eventbrite.com

The Roosevelt Institute at Carnegie Mellon, FORGE, and Amnesty International, are hosting a screening of Tickling Giants this Sunday. Tickling Giants is the story of Bassem Youssef, who becomes the creator of "Al Bernameg", a satirical show launched in the midst of the Arab Spring. This film brings into question themes such as hypocrisy, political controversy, free speech, media, and religion. Catch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/2hSoBHe.