Where Art Thou?
Written by Bwog Staff
No Bacchanal? No Holi? None of these shenanigans? What are you going to do with all your time this weekend? Answer: see some awesome artsy things. From the Columbia-Juilliard recital this evening to a French movie about toilets on Monday, Columbia’s arts editor Alex Katz has you covered.
Music Performance Program & Barnard-Columbia-Juilliard Present Spring Recital at 8 pm in Miller Theater. The Columbia/Juilliard partnership helps to cultivate the performing artists of tomorrow, to share Columbia University’s resources with a broader audiences, and to foster interdepartmental collaboration. Free.
Sure: A Play in Your Words at 8 pm in ADP also Friday. Based on interviews with students from Columbia’s queer community, follows the lives of five young men and women as they navigate the coming out process and becoming sure of themselves. 5$ suggested at the door.
The Odyssey at 8 pm in Hamilton, also Saturday. An original performance piece which re-imagines The Odyssey through Virginia Woolf and merges shell-shocked soldiers, 1920s Lotus Eaters and Homer’s epic poetry for a winding tour and installation which features performance, puppets, live music and original writing. Free.
8th Annual Columbia National Undergraduate Film Festival at 2 pm in Lerner Cinema. Featuring ten to twelve short student films selected for their distinction and excellence, the festival gives students a means to appreciate filmmaking created by their peers nationwide, hoping to inspire them with the art of creating independent film. $3.
Columbia University Gospel Choir Spring Concert at 7 pm in Lerner Party Space. Performing a selection of songs from their repertoire, CU Gospel Choir hopes to share messages of uplifting power through a variety of contemporary gospel music. $5.
WKCR Han Bennink 70th Birthday Concert at 7:30 pm at The Italian Academy. The culmination of a five day broadcast, this live concert featuring Han Bennink, Mark Dresser, Uri Caine and others celebrates the music of the Dutch percussionist for his 70th birthday. $25.
Q2P: Film screening and discussion at 6 pm in Maison Francaise. Paromita Vohra will explore gender, the city, and vulnerability with clips from select films, accompanied by a screening of her award-winning documentary Q2P. Q2P is a film about toilets and the city. Free.
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