Mona all dressed up for the Goth Formal

So maybe finals start in just a few weeks, and maybe you’re regretting those nights you spent going wild at frat parties eating Ben & Jerry’s and watching a movie in your room. Still, there’s no need to become a Butler zombie to make up for lost time yet, as Bwog’s Arts Editor Kyra Bloom has assembled a list of arts-related events for you to attend! Submit your own interesting event to


  • The A Cappella Board presents Almacapella on the Steps at 8:30 pm. Come listen to the (possibly shivering) members of the Kingsmen, Clefhangers, Uptown Vocal, SHARP, CU Glee, Bacchante, and Notes and Keys. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be provided for warmth and enjoyment.


  • CMTS presents Bernstein’s musical version of Candide.  Based on Voltaire’s satire of the same name, this production is fun and inventive, with a dash of cultural introspection, of course.  In the “best of all possible words,” you would certainly come see the show on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday in the Lerner Black Box at 8 pm.
  • Orchesis presents their Fall 2012 production: Gimme Gimme mOrchesis.  The more Britney, the better. Performances are Thursday at 10:30 pm, and hit them [up], baby, one more time on Friday at 8:30 pm.  Tickets are $8 for all, available at the TIC.
  • NOMADS presents American Ghosts, a collection of student-written plays in the style of a bake-off. Five potentially haunting pieces are created and performed by various students. Tickets are $2 with CUID. Where else can you get entertained and frightened for less?
  • The Met’s incredible production of Aida is being performed, and Columbia students can attend for a measly $28.50.  The revival is conducted by Fabio Luisi with recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. The performance begins at 7:30 pm; tickets available at the TIC.


  • WBAR presents its winter formal: Goth Cruise featuring Household, Midnight Magic, and James Chance and The Contortions. For samples of their music, check out the Facebook page. Goth or formal wear encouraged—major points if you can combine the two. Incentive: a goth “first mate and captain” will be named.


  • The International Center of Photography hosts a photographic exhibition entitled Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and Bureaucracy of Everyday Life. Created by Okwui Enwezer with Rory Bester, this exhibit examines the legacy of apartheid system and how it affected even the most mundane aspects of social existence in South Africa. This collection both honors South African photographers and gives us a captivating look into the past of an extraordinary nation. Available until January 6th, so use it as a history exam study break during finals.
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