Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China.
GHC 4307. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join Rowena Xiaoqing He of Harvard University for a lecture based on her newly published book. Tiananmen Exiles was selected as one of the top five books on China in 2014 by ChinaFile, a project of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
Faculty Recital: Alec Chien, Piano.
Kresge Theatre, CFA. 8-9:30 p.m.
School of Music faculty member Alec Chien will perform a recital featuring the works of Frédéric Chopin.
Steve LeVine: “The Battery War”
125 Scaife Hall. 12-1:20 p.m.
Spnsored by the Scott Institute for Energy, author Steve LeVine will present “The Battery War: Inside the race to create superbatteries and open a new electric age.” The material of the talk is sourced from LeVine’s new book Powerhouse. LeVine is renowned for his writings on the geopolitical ramifications of energy and technology partnerships. After the presentation Carnegie Mellon professors Jeremy Michalek and Venkat Viswanathan will lead a question and answer session.
The Hunt Institute (Hunt Library, 5th floor.)
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents its spring exhibition, “Elements,” from 19 March to 30 June 2015. This exhibition features drawings and watercolors of bird nests and photographs of transitional landscapes inspired by the relationship of the nest to time, place, music and architecture. The featured artists are Sue Abramson, Wendy Brockman, David Morrison, and Kate Nessler. Also included is a selection of birds, nests and eggs on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Purnell Center of the Arts. Philip Chosky Theater.
Anton Chekhov’s renowned play Three Sisters is a critical, sad, and beautiful portrayal of provincial life. Olga, Masha, and Irina, the sisters, desire an exciting life and try to achieve their hopes and dreams. This ageless drama is translated by Paul Schmidt and is directed by Pamela Berlin. Tickets are $10 with Carnegie Mellon ID, and are $19.50 online. Performances are April 9–11, and April 21–25.
City Theatre Company. Through April 26.
A comedy from Carly Mensch, a writer from the television show Weeds, the play Oblivion takes on the complex relationship between parents and adolescents, and what it means to grow up and be a family. Tickets start at $36.
Sketch to Structure.
Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Aug. 17.
This exhibition in the Heinz Architectural Center explores the process from an architect’s initial concept to client presentation. Featuring a number of sketches by Lorcan O’Herlihy and Richard Neutra.
Some Day is Now: The Art of Corita Kent.
The Andy Warhol Museum. Through April 19.
Covering over 30 years of Corita Kent’s posters, murals, and signature serigraphs, Some Day is Now is the first major museum show to survey Kent’s career.
CLO Cabaret. Through April 26.
This Tony Award-winning production from the 1960s tells the story of a Parisian player with three girlfriends, all flight attendants. He gets himself into trouble when, with the invention of a faster plane, they all come to town at once. Tickets are $39.75.
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