Cèilidh Weekend Selected Events

Carnegie Mellon Opera Production: Sacred and Profane
Philip Chosky Theater,
Purnell Center for the Arts

The School of Music will present Sacred and Profane, which will feature productions of “Suor Angelica,” composed by Giacoma Puccini, and “Mahagonny-Songspiel,” composed by Kurt Weill and written by Berthold Brecht. “Suor Angelica” will be performed in Italian with a projected English translation and “Mahagonny Spongspiel” will be performed in English. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for Carnegie Mellon students. They can be purchased online at www.drama.cmu.edu or by calling x8-2407.

Thursday–Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.

Scotch’n’Soda Production: Urinetown
McConomy Auditorium, University Center

This weekend, Scotch’n’Soda will present its production of Urinetown, which won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical. Urinetown has been lauded for its witty satire of politics and musicals. Tickets are priced at $5 for students and $10 for non-students and can be purchased at www.snstheatre.org.

Thursday–Friday: 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2 and 10 p.m.

Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University: The Pittsburgh Biennial
Miller Gallery,
Purnell Center for the Arts

This year’s Biennial features collaborative works of art in mediums such as sculpture, installation, print-making, painting, video, and publications. Focusing on self-sufficiency and a cooperative spirit, this year’s Biennial questions immediate surroundings, asks viewers to imagine alternative realities and futures, and draws connections between the global and the local, as well as the personal and the political.

Noon–6 p.m.

Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy
5th Floor, Hunt Library

Hunt Institute will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an original botanical collection from its founder, Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882–1963). Hunt collected these rare and historical works, as well as the letters, portraits, manuscripts, and original artworks of many of people associated with the works.

9 a.m.–Noon, 1–5 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 1–4 p.m.

Cèilidh Weekend Kick-off BBQ
The Fence

The student Cèilidh Weekend Committee will host a barbecue to kick off the weekend’s festivities.

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

International Festival Lecture with Freddie H. Fu, M.D.
Connan Room,
University Center

Freddie H. Fu, M.D. will be giving a lecture and a Q & A session as part of the International Festival celebrations. Fu is distinguished for his contributions to the Pittsburgh community. In addition to his position as the head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh’s Athletic Department, he is the David Silver professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Fu was also one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the UPMC Sports Performance Complex, which is modeled in more than 10 countries and has attracted surgeons from over 50 countries on six continents.

Thursday: 4:30 p.m.

Celebration of Diwali & Eid
Wiegand Gym,
University Center

MayurSASA will sponsor a celebration that integrates Eid ul-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that celebrates the end of Ramadan, with Diwali, a prominent Hindu festival that commemorates the triumph of good over evil. The festivities will include crafts, performances, and traditional South Indian cuisine. Registration is required, and buffet tickets can be purchased at the door.

Thursday: 6 p.m.

International Festival Event: Keynote Lecture & Lunch
Rangos Hall,
University Center

The keynote lecture of this year’s International Festival will be given by Chris Abani, a Nigerian author whose evocative poetry and prose led to his imprisonment by the Nigerian government. Abani is currently a professor at the University of Caifornia, Riverside and is the recipient of the PEN Freedom-to-Write award as well as the Lannan Literary Fellowship Award. Prior registration is required.

Friday: 12:30 p.m.

Behind The Last Lecture
Rashid Auditorium,
Hillman Center 4401

Jeffrey Zaslow (HS ’80), co-author of The Last Lecture, will share clips of news coverage of the lecture and the lessons Pausch talks about in his book.

Saturday: 1 p.m.

2011 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honoree Lecture
Kresge Theatre,
College of Fine Arts

Dale Clevenger (A ’63) will discuss his life and career as a three-time Grammy Award winner, teacher, conductor, and principal French horn in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Prior registration is required.

Saturday: 2 p.m.

Sustainable Marcellus Shale Development? Yes We Can!
McKenna, Peter, and Wright rooms, University Center

Kelvin Gregory, a CIT assistant professor, will lead a discussion on Marcellus Shale’s extraction process and his research pertaining to natural gas extraction.

Saturday: 2:30 p.m.

Pinburgh, 2010
Room 203, Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

While Pinburgh is a fantasy film, it is set within Pittsburgh as imagined by Doug Cooper (A ’70), the Andrew Mellon Professor of Architecture. The film incorporates aspects of live acting, 3-D modeling, and hand-drawn animation. It features Carnegie Mellon students as both actors and score composers.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.

Carnegie Mellon Tartans vs. Washington University Bears
Gesling Stadium

A $5 admission to the game is available with a game program, and free for Carnegie Mellon students.

Saturday: Noon

Ahead of Time, The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber
Kresge Theatre,
College of Fine Arts

Patti Askwith Kenner (MM ’66), executive producer of Ahead of Time, will speak on the life of international correspondant and photojournalist Ruth Gruber. Registration is required.

Saturday: 3–5 p.m.

Alumni Awards Ceremony & Reception
Rangos Hall,
University Center

The Alumni Association will celebrate the students, faculty, and alumni who have made notable contributions to both the Carnegie Mellon community and the global community. A reception will follow in the Great Hall of the College of Fine Arts Building. Registration is required. Seating will begin at 5 p.m. and the ceremony will officially start at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m.

Rangos Hall,
University Center

Counterpoint is sponsoring the ACaPittsburgh event, featuring a cappella groups from colleges and universities in the Pittsburgh community. Performers include Deewane, the Originals, and the Soundbytes. Tickets can be purchased for $5 ahead of time or $7 at the door. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Saturday: 7 p.m.

Ice Hockey: Carnegie Mellon vs. Pitt Greensburg
Center Ice Arena,
Delmont, Pa.

Saturday: 8 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Brandeis
IM Soccer Field (located next to Gesling Stadium)

Sunday: 11 a.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Brandeis
IM Soccer Field (located next to Gesling Stadium)

Sunday: 1:30 p.m.

Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra
Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland

The Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 34 (Mozart), Piano Concerto in G (Ravel), Concerto Romanescu (Ligeti), and Symphony No. 31 (Mozart). The performance will be conducted by Ronald Zollman, CMU’s Director of Orchestral Studies. Tickets are priced at $5 for adults in advance, $7 for adults at the door, and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.music.cmu.edu or by calling x8-2383.

Sunday: 8 p.m.