The reception for It’s Gonna Be Something, the MFA thesis exhibition featuring the work of sculptor Luke Firle, is 5-7 p.m. in the Hanes Art Center’s Allcott Gallery. Firle’s sculptures will be on display 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April. 19-21.
The 13th annual Celebration of Inventorship will feature Nancy Allbritton, chair of the joint UNC/NC State University Department of Biomedical Engineering, as the Inventor of the Year and guest speaker. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. at Top of the Hill.
Hear Our Voices, an installation of art and oral histories of marginalized North Carolinians, will be presented 1–5 p.m. in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt building. The event is free and open to the public. The installation was put together by a group of graduate students in the School of Social work led by Lynn Wetherbee.
Enjoy an evening of guided constellation tours, science exhibits, music and cocktails at Views from the Durham Hotel at 315 E. Chapel Hill St. The free public event, 8-11 p.m., is done in partnership with the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and the NC Science Festival. For more information, visit bit.ly/DurhamViews.
The next free Music on the Porch concert at the Love House and Hutchins Forum features the Atticus Reynolds Latin Jazz Quintet, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Center for the Study of the American South at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 5 to 9 p.m., the Ackland Art Museum will host an opening party for Time Will Tell, an exhibition by UNC’s 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates. The works of these seven artists—Luke Firle, Wayne Marcelli, Joy Meyer, Vanessa Murray, Emily J. Smith, Louis Watts and Lamar Whidbee—will be on display April 28 to June 4.
With America’s relationship with Russia top of mind these days, the Program in the Humanities and Human Values will present Russia: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fedex Global Center. Lectures by Russian history scholars Donald J. Raleigh and Aaron Hale-Dorrell will be followed by a panel discussion. Tuition is $65. Registration is required. Visit bit.ly/RussiaSeminar for more information.