Where Art Thou: Valentine’s Day Edition

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New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.

On campus:

  • At 6 pm on Tuesday, February 13, the Mivos Quartet – called “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” by The Chicago Reader – will be performing a series of original works at the Miller Theatre. Find out more here.
  • At 6 pm on Thursday, February 15, the Miller Theatre will be hosting a screening of Jordan Peele’s Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated movie, Get Out. This nail-biting horror/comedy centers around a black man who discovers an insidious secret while visiting his white girlfriend’s family. The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.
  • The CU Artist Society is hosting Valentine’s Portrait Day this Friday, Feb 16 at 6 pm in Dodge 501. Move in speed dating-fashion around the room, drawing your fellow artists and making new friends! Snacks provided.
  • At 8 pm on Friday and 2 and 8 pm on Saturday, Orchesis is presenting the MaMa Project: SEE ME, an exploration of reflection and spatial analysis through dance. See it at the Minor Latham Playhouse: tickets $7 CUID, $9 non-CUID. Check out the Facebook event here.

Off campus:

  • At 7 pm this Thursday, the Brooklyn Museum is holding Brooklyn Talks: A Tribute to Basquiat. The gallery features works by contemporary artists, who will discuss how one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works inspired their life and practice. Tickets $25.
  • From 11 am to 5 pm tomorrow, BAM and the Black Comics Collective are hosting Black Comix Expo in Brooklyn, a day-long expo celebrating comics of color. There will be comic exhibitors, a panel discussion, and a cosplay showcase. Get more information here.

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