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MetroCards only cost $2.25—what’s keeping you on campus? There are places to go and things to see around New York City! Our Arts Editor Kyra Bloom spent hours meticulously researching how to best spend your money on cultural events, and here’s what she found. If you know of a super-cool event, send it to events@bwog.com.


  • The Columbia-based French theatre company Les Non-Dits is performing Godot Acte 3, the 1993 play written by Sylviane Dupuis.  This version is directed by PhD student Noémie Ndiaye and produced by French faculty department member Pascale Crépon.  If you’re aren’t a fluent francophile, never fear!  There will be sous-titres (subtitles) for the faint of heart. $10 at the door.

Discounted Tickets

  • CU Arts is offering discounted tickets to the Met Opera’s classic rendition of Carmen.  For a preview, watch the “Hey Arnold!” version of the episode on Netflix. We’re not saying it’s better, but…
  • Tickets available for the NYC Ballet Production of The Sleeping Beauty for Thursday evening at 8 pm. The production is receiving a good deal of talk, so try to see it before it closes on the 24th.
  • Carnegie Hall presents the 3 Cohens Sextet this Friday, a sibling trio of wind and brass instruments.  The group plays original pieces along with New Orleans and post-bop standards.  Discounts available at the TIC.
  • Brecht’s comedic and complex The Good Person of Szechwan is playing through the 24th at La MaMa.  Discount tickets available for the Sunday matinee, but the general admission tickets aren’t too bad if you can’t make it then.


  • Go see the “create your own adventure”-style musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Student rush tickets generally available around two hours before the performance.  The show ends differently (almost) every night, and its high energy is sure to leave you smiling after you leave the theatre, located at Studio 54.  And, Chita Rivera is in it.
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is supposed to be incredible and is still running through March 3rd.  Advertised on CUArts (though not available there…), the play usually has good student discounts as well. Go see it so you no longer have to pretend you know who Edward Albee is (he’s the playwright).
  • Your favorite sister (of the traveling pants) is off-Broadway for a little bit longer.  America Ferrera stars in the world premiere of Bethanya play about a single mother fighting to win back her child from foster care.  Catch this emotional and compelling piece before it closes on the 17th.

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