America’s favorite lasagna-loving cat hated Mondays, and he didn’t even have a week of midterms ahead of him. If you’re still mourning Columbia’s loss at Homecoming this weekend, stayed in Butler till dawn, or are just generally bummed out because the week is always a long one, check out our list of worthwhile stuff to look forward to this week. 


Remember in 2003 when you were totally obsessed with Seth Cohen and Regina Spektor? Head to Radio City to see Death Cab, hope for an Adam Brody citing, and show up early to see St. Vincent, your new Regina. 50th Street and 6th Avenue, 8 PM, $39.50-$44.50. Or, be a little more 2005 and go see Andrew Bird at Hiro Ballroom on 16th Street and 9th Avenue, 8:30 PM, $30.

Ever wondered why Americans vote the way they do? Well, we sure have! Find the answers to all your questions, both mathematical and existential at the Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State lecture this afternoon from 4:30-6 in the International Affairs Building, Room 801. Sign up by calling 212-854-9489.


Stay on campus and listen to Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen give a lecture on Reasons for Justice. 6:15-8:15 PM, 417 Altuschul Auditorium in the International Affairs Building. Free, no tickets required.

Revenge of the Book Eaters at the Town Hall. We know it’s expensive, but it’s all your favorite old man crushes: Dave Eggers, Ira Glass, Jon Stewart, even Paul Simon. And all for a good cause: it’s a benefit event for 826NYC, which sponsors free writing workshops for NYC kids. 123 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway, 8 PM, $46-101.


It’s mid-week, and you could use a healthy dose of empowerment. Go to the Who Do You Think You Are? lecture on Feminist Memoirs. Second Floor Common Room of the Heyman Center for the Humanities, 6:15-8:15. Free, no tickets required.

Go to the Met after class, see the New York N. Why? exhibit, a collection of NYC street scenes from the 1930’s, by photographer Rudy Burckhardt. 82nd Street and 5th Avenue, free with student ID.


Stay in the general Columbia realm (tour the Med School in between acts!) and head up to the beautiful United Palace Theater to see Beck perform with everyone’s favorite ex-Wesleyan Ecletic members, MGMT. 175th Street and Broadway, 8 PM, $49. There’s another show on Friday night, same time.

See a movie in French, bask in 2-ish hours of Francophile bliss! Can’t be beat for convenience and price. Maison Francaise, 7:30 PM, free