Bwog brings you the highlights.

Between the Varsity Show, KCST’s hallmark sundial performance and many more arts-related events, Columbia has much to offer you this weekend. If you would like to feature your arts event on Bwog, get at us at If we’ve missed you this week, please feel free to add your event in the comments.


NOMADS’ Wordplay at 8 pm in the Glicker-Milstein Black Box. annual NOMADS festival dedicated to developing new plays through a workshop process, finally showcasing the student playwrights’ work in staged readings. Free.


Columbia Undergraduate Film Festival at 8:30 pm in 501 Schermerhorn. This year’s collection of new work by undergraduate filmmakers There will be free pizza. Free.

KCST’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 8 pm, meet at the sundial. Also Friday at 11:59 pm and Saturday at 8pm. A madcap musical romp through the Athenian forest and Columbia’s campus. Celebrate Shakespeare’s triumph of love with faries, satyrs, lovers, and actors. Free.


NOMADS’ Spears at 8 and 10:30 pm, also Saturday at 2 and 8 pm in the Glicker-Milstein Black Box. A groundbreaking new musical that tells the story of Jesus Christ using only Britney Spears’s music, uniquely arranged to tell the familiar story of the Gospel in a contemporary and accessible way. Free.

Varsity Show 118 at 8 pm in Roone Arledge Auditorium, also Saturday and Sunday with a matinee at 2pm on Saturday. The Varsity Show, founded in 1894, is one of the oldest traditions at Columbia University, and certainly its oldest performing arts tradition. A musical parody of the year’s biggest Columbia news items, Varsity show is a great distraction from your impending finals. Tickets $5/$10/$20 with CUID.

Black Theatre Ensemble Festival of Student Written One-Acts at 8pm in Lerner Black Box, also Saturday at 8 pm. Showcasing new work, BTE’s spring festival presents two original student written one act plays, “Rose Out of the Pavement” by Rebecca Nichloson (SOA) and “It’s Fine” by Mae Smith (CC’14). $4 with CUID.

The Death of Orpheus at 7:30 pm in Sulzberger Parlor. The final in a concert series exploring the myth and representations of Orpheus, this performance-lecture will focus on the Death of Orpheus, and how it is depicted and what it means across our cultural and artistic history. Free.

 Implements to throw at screeching Butler alarms via Wikimedia Commons