Where Art Thou?
Written by Bwog Staff
Each and every Wednesday, Bwog collects a list of places you should be in and around campus. If today’s balmy weather doesn’t have you outside, these great events should! If you would like your film/song/dance featured, please e-mail us at [email protected]
Film: The Lark Farm, 6 pm in Havemeyer 209, discussion at 8 pm. The film marks one of the few international features to tackle the Armenian genocide head-on. Drawing on the history of her own recent ancestors it tells of the attempts of the members of an Armenian family caught up in the massacres to escape to Italy and join a relation who had been living there for forty years. Talk with Antonia Arslan, University of Padua. Free.
Film: Sapphire (1959), 8:30 pm in 413 Kent. Join BEI for the first of a 6-part film series on immigration in Europe, organized by the BEI undergraduate interns. Sapphire is Basil Dearden’s murder mystery about immigration in 1950s London. Free, with food!
Unearthed: MaMa Project 2012, 8 pm in the Lerner Black Box, also showing Friday and Saturday. This year’s MaMa project features the contemporary and modern dance creations of Marie Janicek. Featuring an ensemble of Barnard and Columbia students, Unearthed presents a choreographic exploration of what lies at the root of being human. $5 with CUID.
Film: The Rum Diary, 8 pm in Lerner Cinema. Presented by the Ferris Reel Film Society. $3.
Film: NYman with a Movie Camera, 7:30 pm in Schermerhorn 501. Dziga Vertov’s legendary and highly influential 1929 wordless documentary Man With A Camera receives a tribute and update at once with Michael Nyman’s attempt at ‘a truly international absolute language’, the original’s stated intention. Where Vertov’s camera captured life in Soviet cities only, Nyman is able to take the aim one step further, reflecting our modern world: here, the locales themselves give evidence of today’s accepted international interaction.
Don Byron New Gospel Quintet, 8 pm at Miller Theatre. Don Byron has worked in an astounding range of musical contexts. His latest project, the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet, is informed by Byron’s in-depth studies of gospel music, particularly the songs of Thomas A. Dorsey. In his words: “I am combining my own compositions with traditional Gospel pieces in a way I have not attempted before.” The result is a joyous, profound, and affecting musical experience. $7 with CUID.
Make your own instrument open mic, 8 pm at Greenborough House, 604 w 114th St. Bring music, poetry, comedy, trash bins, pots, pans, PVC-pipes, spoons, rubber bands and homemade didgeridoos for a night of sublime green vibes on the 2nd floor of the Greenborough house. Or if performing is not your thing, come with an open mind and open ears for some creative acts. Prizes will be awarded for the best performance using an instrument found, reclaimed, reused, or made out of recycled materials. Free.
NAACH NATION X, 7:30 pm in Roone Arledge. Taal of Columbia University is excited to present the tenth anniversary of NAACH NATION. Join us for an evening of South Asian fusion dance. This years Naach Nation will benefit CannedWater4Kids charity. Make sure to come to see some special surprises in honor of our tenth anniversary! There will be a raffle featuring gift certificates to many neighborhood restaurants and businesses! $7 advance, $10 day of.
CU Jazz Composers Collective, 8 pm in Miller Theatre. CU Jazz Ensembles of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, directed by Professor Chris Washburne. Free.
Music at St. Paul’s, 6 pm in the Chapel. Mark Valenti received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia Musical Academy and has studied with such notable teachers as Benjamin Whitten, Zoltan Kocsis and Mary Sauer. In addition to giving solo recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Mr. Valenti has performed in France, Belgium, Hungary and Luxembourg as well as for former First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington, D.C. Free.
Book Club: Persopolis, 7 pm in East Gallery at Buell Hall. Discussion of Persepolis (volume 1) by author Marjane Satrapi, moderated by Heidi Holst-Knudsen. Free.