Where Art Thou: MTA 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:

  • This Thursday, 9 PM in the Glicker-Milstein Theater, Control Top fixes the MTA. It’s about damn time an improv comedy group did something about that.
  • This Friday, Oct. 12 is Chinese Students’ Club 2018 Night Market: Illuminate! Head to Low Plaza at 6 PM for a capella performance, lion dance, sketch comedy, bubble tea and food. Stop by CCSC’s table to win a cool shirt.
  • On Saturday, celebrated French actress Jeanne Balibar performs Les Historiennes at the French Institute, grappling with the lives and struggles of three historical women: Violette Noziere, a criminal, Delphine Seyrig, an actress, and Pascoa, a slave. But if you can’t make it to Midtown (or you don’t like subtitles), head to Buell Hall this Friday instead. “Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories” is a roundtable conversation with Balibar and the three historians who researched and wrote about the women she explores in Les Historiennes. They will discuss how to give life to women from the past, and the different kinds of emancipation those women experienced.

Off Campus:

  • Wednesday at 6:30 PM, 79-year-old lesbian artist Barbara Hammer comes to the Whitney for The Art of Dying. In this performative lecture, Hammer will ruminate on her experiences of making art while living with cancer. Free standby tickets will be available an hour before the start time.
  • This weekend at The Tank, it’s the premiere of The Amazing Story Machine, a play jam-packed with physical comedy, puppetry and live music. The Grimm family are about to reveal their new Story Machine when the device malfunctions, forcing them to find brand new ways of storytelling. Tickets $20, check site for dates.

Immortal words of Carrie Fisher via Bwog Archives

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