The Black Shades. Garfield Artworks (4931 Penn Ave.). 8 p.m.
Kentucky-based garage rock band The Black Shades will perform at Garfield Artworks with The Lopez and Nick Lawless.
Brown Bag Chamber Music Concert. McConomy Auditorium. 12 p.m.
The School of Music will put on an hour-long concert featuring student soloists and chamber music ensembles as part of its Brown Bag series. The event is free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to bring their lunches.
School of Art Lecture Series: Tehching Hsieh. Kresge Theater. 5 p.m.
Taiwanese performance artist Tehching Hsieh will give a lecture as part of the School of Art Lecture Series. Hsieh’s performances typically last for long periods of time — often a year — and are considered explorations of time and struggle. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Color Fleet. brillobox (4104 Penn Ave.). 9:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh indie pop/rock band The Color Fleet will perform at brillobox with Grand Piano and The Dressed Frets. The concert is for ages 21 and up.
Jennifer Haigh reading. Carnegie Library Main Branch. 6 p.m.
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh will discuss and read portions of her latest book, News From Heaven. A book signing will follow the reading. The event is hosted by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures and is free to the public.
Film Screening: Danube Hospital. McConomy Auditorium. 6:30 p.m.
Danube Hospital is an experimental documentary by filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter about one of the largest hospitals in Europe, located in Austria. The film is presented by Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival and the Miller Gallery.
Scotch Ball. Phipps Conservatory. 8 p.m.
The Carnegie Mellon Ballroom Dance Club presents the annual Scotch Ball. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to dress up for an evening of live jazz music, dancing, and performances. Tickets can be purchased at the University Center Information Desk.
Obvious presents: Goth-Trad. Belvedere’s Ultra-Dive (4016 Butler St.). 9:30 p.m.
Obvious presents Tokyo-based dubstep musician Goth-Trad. The event is $10 at the door and is for ages 21 and up.
Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll XXXIX. Benedum Center. 8:30 p.m.
This year’s Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll lineup includes Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Kenny Vance & The Planotones, The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnson, Kathy Young, Josh White Jr., and Pure Gold. More information and tickets are available at trustarts.org.
Oscar Night. McConomy Auditorium. 7:30 p.m.
AB Special Events and ABC Campus Crew present an Oscar viewing party with free food and chances to win prizes. The event is free for students.
Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939. The Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Feb. 24.
This exhibit features works ranging from jewelry to furniture that showcase changing tastes in aesthetics and design within the span of nearly nine decades.
Power Pixels. Wood Street Galleries. Through April 7.
The Wood Street Galleries is hosting an exhibit by visual artist Miguel Chevalier that features two self-generative video installations. More information and gallery hours are available at woodstreetgalleries.org.
Feminist and... The Mattress Factory. Through May 26.
This exhibit features works by six female artists from around the world, aiming to show that feminism is a multivocal, multigenerational, and multicultural movement, not a single-issue set of political beliefs. The exhibit was guest-curated by Hilary Robinson, a former professor of art theory and criticism at Carnegie Mellon.