Tuesday 4/26

Burned Out, Still Glowing
The Mr. Roboto Project. 6:30 p.m.
5106 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Tickets: $5 Regular. $8 VIP.

Burned Out, Still Glowing is an alternative musical experiment that originated in Philadelphia six years ago. For every show, besides performing its unique fusion of alternative and folk, the namesake trio invites a wide variety of local acts to diversify the evening’s sound. In the process, Burned Out, Still Glowing also provides a platform for other up-and-comers. This week, catch them at their first Pittsburgh show at The Mr. Roboto Project on Tuesday. Local acts include Yes Yes A Thousand Times Yes, Vertigo, Ferdinand the Bull, and Memphis Hill.

Friday 4/29

Dancers’ Symposium Spring 2016 Show: Flux
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon Center. 8 p.m.
Tickets: $8 Pre-sale. $10 At the door.

Come be a part of Carnegie Mellon’s iconic once-a-semester dance showcase. Dancers’ Symposium promises to be a spectacular display of some of the most impressive choreography, performance, staging, lighting, and costume design to come out of Carnegie Mellon this semester. This semester’s theme, Flux, emphasizes constant evolution in our lives, in the world of dance, and in the world in general. Dancing styles covering the entire spectrum, from jazz to hip hop, will come together with costume, sound, and stage design in a show that is always a feast for the senses.

Byham Theater. 7:30 p.m.
101 Sixth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Tickets: Starting at $35.

Catch this rendition of one of the most iconic and well known musicals of all time. When Grease premiered on Broadway in 1972, it was nominated for seven Tony awards. Six years later, by the time the now classic movie adaptation came out, Grease had become one of those productions that everyone had heard of and wanted to see. Grease tells the story of teenage couple Danny and Sandy, as they navigate the politics and social classes of high school in the 1950s.

Saturday 4/30

Art History Class: Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic Art in India
Carnegie Museum of Art. 10:15 a.m.
Tickets: $40 for students. $60 Regular.

This daylong course at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) introduces attendees to the long artistic history of South Asia through the lens of the religions that have played a part in the region’s cultural evolution. Starting with the pre-Hindu Indus Valley Civilization, moving onto the advent of Hinduism, its decay and the birth of Buddhism, and finally to the importation of Islam and the Mughal empire, this session of Art History Class examines the Indian Subcontinent as an artistic hub. Also included will be tours of relevant artifacts in the CMOA collection.

Byham Theater. 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $30.
Dancers’ Symposium Spring 2016 Show: Flux
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon Center. 8 p.m.
Tickets: $8 Pre-sale. $10 At the door.


Butterfly Forest
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Garden.
April 22–TBA, 2016.
Admission: $15 per adult. Free with Carnegie Mellon ID.

The Butterfly Forest is one of Phipps Conservatory’s most interesting exhibits in terms of how the flora, as opposed to being the focus, is but a canvas for more animate subjects — butterflies. While educating viewers on the delicate interplay between butterflies and flowers in nature, the exhibit offers a chance to see yellow and black striped zebra longwings, orange and black western Pennsylvania monarchs, and many other species flying around as viewers walk the gardens.

Bike the Burgh Historical Bike Tour
500 First Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219. 10 a.m.
April 22–Nov 27, 2016.
Admission: $25

Join a guided bike tour through Pittsbugh’s many neighbourhoods — from Downtown and the Cultural District to North Side and South Side.