Apparently, Canada's themepark Wonderland has a ride entitled "Cliffhanger." Very clever, Cleffs.

New York City has endless opportunities to enjoy some truly magnificent  (and other not so magnificent) works of theatre, dance, art, and music. But they’re all so expensive?! We know. Stay home this weekend and appreciate what free and not-so-free cultural experiences Morningside Heights has to offer. If you’d like your local (or not so local!) Columbia arts event listed here, please email


  • Composer Portrait: Tobias Picker, 8pm in Miller Theatre. Described by The New Yorker as “a genuine creator with a fertile unforced vein of invention,” Picker is best know for his operas. Seven of the composer’s pieces will be performed. Tickets are $7 for students.


  • Columbia New Poetry Launch, 8pm 606 W 114th St. Join the staff of Columbia’s experimental poetry magazine/commnity and Potluck house for dinner (potluck-style), live music, and an open mic. Bring words, food, and attitude. Free.


  • Clefhangers Fall Study Break Concert 2011, 8pm – 9pm in John Jay Lounge. There will be free food and, of course, a capella. The Clefs with have guest groups Duke’s Rhythm and Blue and Queens College’s Tizmoret.


  • Nomads presents Open Shop, 8pm – 10pm in Lerner E 477. A new weekly Nomads project to workshop new plays. The night will be broken up into two sessions: an open mic night, where anyone can feel free to bring some of their work, and a series of table readings from developing works.

The Cliffhanger via Wikimedia