In case you haven’t noticed, Where Art Thou has been a little MIA lately. Well, the wait is over; Bwog has a new arts editor, Alexander Katz, and in addition to providing you with information on the best of Columbia’s art scene every Wednesday, Alex is pushing for Bwog to get real and preface every post with this video. If you’d like your event featured on Bwog, please e-mail email@example.com.
Book Discussion: Dreaming in French, The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis at 6 pm in French House. Alice Kaplan discusses her new book, Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag and Angela Davis (University of Chicago Press, 2012), that tells how their sojourns in the City of Light changed the lives of three extraordinary American women, who would each go on to become key figures in American cultural, intellectual, and political life. Free.
Barnard Senior Thesis Festival at opens at the Minor Latham Playhouse with three plays: Gloryday at 7 pm, The Blind at 8 pm and The Long Goodbye at 9 pm. Gloryday is a provocative show about faith, hope, confession, truth, lies, sex, and disillusionment. The Blind is a symbolist adaptation of the 1890 Maeterlinck play that plays on the base fears within us all. The Long Goodbye is a Tennessee Williams Classic about a man moving out of his apartment struggles to comes to terms with his family’s collapse. All are free.
CMTS’ Bright Lights, Big City opens at 8pm in the Lerner Black Box.The show follows Jamie, a writer in 1980’s Manhattan, possessed of so little clarity that when he looks out over the jagged and exciting New York nighttime, all he can see are bright lights and a big city, splotches of reality through a haze of illusion. Bored at work, neglecting his writing, and sexually frustrated to within an inch of his life, Jamie turns to the glamour of drugs and hysteria in the downtown club scene—yet despite his best efforts, the pain and grief of the real world find a way in. Continues Friday and Saturday. $5 with CUID. (more…)