Where Art Thou: Cabinet Of Curiosities 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:

  • “She, herself, said it”: Tonight at 8 PM, head to Miller Theater for Composer Portraits: Kate Soper, whose “theatrical chamber music masterpiece” Ipsa Dixit blends music with Greek theater and screwball comedy. The multi-talented composer will perform with members of the Wet Ink ensemble. Tickets from $7.
  • It’s midsemester concert for Uptown Vocal, Columbia’s student jazz a capella group! Come to Wien Lounge this Tuesday at 7:15 PM for S-UV-ERstition… if only to find out what the title means.
  • Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, the Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre, which showcases Asian-heritage talent in the performing arts, presents 99 Women directed by Genevieve Wang (BC ’21). The story synthesizes oral histories from 99 women from all over the world. Reserve your free tickets.

Off Campus:

  • • You know that feeling you get when you watch a Studio Ghibli movie and everything seems beautiful and whimsical and right with the world? That feeling wouldn’t be possible without the incredible work of composer Joe Hisaishi. Next Friday at Carnegie Hall, Hisaishi will conduct a full orchestra and choir with scores from Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and other movies.
  • The La MaMa Puppet festival, which showcases cutting-edge puppet theater by artists around the world, begins this Thursday at The Downstairs with Wunderkammer | Cabinet of Curiosities. A trio of puppeteers bring a cabinet of strange and mystical marionettes to life. Also check out Tian Wen by Hua Hua Zhang, a stunning “dreamscape” based on a classic Chinese poem. Student tickets $20.

My elementary school desk via Wikimedia Commons

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