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In Where Art Thou? Bwog seeks out the great arts events taking place in and around campus this weekend, and writes it all up in one place for you! In the words of our Calc 3 TA, “be there or be an isosceles trapezoid.” If you would like your event featured, please drop us a line at [email protected]


Quarto Presents The Valentine’s Aftermath: A Literary Open Mic, 8 pm in 413 Dodge. Bring your prose, poetry, heartbreak monologues, love stories and tales of your worst date ever (did he take you to Ferris?) and get ready to share. Or just come to listen. Maybe you’ll find your one true
love. Free.

You don't wanna be me.

World Premiere of Symphony #3: Poems and Prayers by Mohammed Fairouz,
8 pm in Miller Theatre. Straddling Eastern and Western idioms, Mohammed Fairouz, one of the most frequently performed composers of his generation, has emerged as a force on the musical scene. Praised by the New York Times as “warmly sympathetic” and “brilliantly handled”, his music has been received at “big name” venues around the world. $5 with CUID.

Talk: The Future of Jazz Studies, 7:30 pm in Faculty House. A conversation with the Center for Jazz Studies Faculty Brent Edwards, Kevin Fellezs, Farah Griffin, George Lewis, Robert O’Meally, John Szwed & Chris Washburne. The faculty of the Center for Jazz Studies looks back over the first decade of the Center, its research and performance events, and discusses their current projects, the future of jazz studies, and the future of jazz itself.


The Vagina Monologues, 8 pm in Roone, also Saturday at 3 pm & 8 pm. The Vagina Monologues is a collection of shorts and monologues inspired from interviews with hundreds of women about their “down there.”  It is a performance aimed at sex positivity and activism against sexual violence.  This year, all proceeds go to Girls for gender Equity, a grassroots activist organization, committed to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women. $5 with CUID.

Panther Baby: Book event with Jamal Joseph, 6:30 pm in Miller Theatre. The event will celebrate the release of this unforgettable and moving autobiography, Panther Baby, with the author, special guests, and a performance from IMPACT Repertory Theatre in Harlem. Free with RSVP.



Egg and Peacock, 8 pm and 11 pm in Lerner Black Box. Egg and Peacock is King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s annual 24-hour theatre festival, in which a series of short plays are written, cast, rehearsed, and performed in only one day.  Writers are given prompts at exactly midnight, and they write through the night, handing over their scripts to directors in the morning. Directors cast the shows and rehearse all day so that they shows can be performed live that same evening.  Anything can – and will – happen, and best of all, it’s totally free! Reserve your ticket to see a collection of plays created in a single day and to watch the caffeine-fueled wackiness ensue. Free with RSVP.

Senior Recital: Wei Sim, 3 pm in the Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard. Featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Prokofiev and followed by light reception. Donations will be accepted for Musical Mentors Collaborative. Free.



Talk: Perpetually Beating Records, 6 pm at the Deutsches Haus (420 W 116th St). Bettina Brandl-Risi will trace performative virtuosity into the present. Her book on tableaux vivants in nineteenth-century art, theater, and literature is forthcoming in German with Rombach publishing house. Her research explores the culture of virtuosity, theater history, and the relationship of participation and performance. Free.

Varsity Show West End Preview, 8 pm at Havana Central. The annual West End Preview of the Varsity Show is finally here! We know that no Columbia student can wait until April to see the Varsity Show..and that’s why every year we give you a sneak peek of what you will see at the end of the year! This is not the complete show, but you will get a chance to see who’s in it, how the show is developing and what the plot will be like. Free.

German Film: Import/Export, 8 pm in 602 Hamilton. Michael Thomas co-stars in Ulrich Seidl’s bittersweet story of dreams pursued and unfulfilled, a drama nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Free.

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  1. Anonymous  


    The West End Preview is actually $3 at the door!

    See you there :-)

  2. Math Major  

    I remember that math still is fun!

    If it stopped being fun for you, my guess is it's only because you see it as a competition, where the point is to "win".

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