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CMTS presents The Light in the Piazza in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre in the Diana. Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, but all are sold out, so come early to a performance and put yourself on the wait list. You won’t to miss this beautiful story performed by your talented peers!
Orchesis is back this semester with a new, albeit strained, title: DumbledOrchesis. Performances are 8:30 and 11 pm on Friday, and tickets are $5 with CUID.
The Black Theatre Ensemble presents their Spring Festival of One Acts. Written, performed, and directed by students, these plays will be performed Thursday and Friday at 8 pm in the Lerner Black Box. Tickets just $4 with CUID.
NOMADS is also performing original works this weekend in their festival entitled “Wordplay.” The plays will be performed as staged readings, and each one is an hour long. The reading will occur in Weber Lounge, so come and support these budding artists for FREE! (If you can figure out where Weber Lounge actually is.)
It isn’t open quite yet, but the Met just received an incredible gift of 78 Cubist paintings, drawings and sculptures. All of the pieces together are worth over $1 billion, and will put the Met at “the forefront of early 20th century art.” Read the Timesarticle, and keep a look out for this new collection to go on display.
The new Broadway musical Kinky Bootshas a score entirely written by Cindy Lauper and is based on the 2005 movie of the same name. The book was written by 4 time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, and the show is directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell. Columbia offers its students a $57 ticket, and 5% of that goes back to CUArts, so you won’t feel as bad about spending money.
Renowned jazz drummer Jeff Ballard is performing at the Village Vanguard through the 14th. He has performed as a sideman at the Vanguard often, notably with Fly and the Brad Mehldau Trio, but this is his first weekend at the front of the set. Cover is $25 with a one drink minimum; good for an unconventional date or a calm night before Bacchanal.