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You, this weekend.

You, this weekend.

It’s too close to Spring Break to work, and you’ve already watched House of Cards three times. Bwog’s intriguing arts editor Madysen Luebke finds you intriguing things going on around campus to help you deal with your mid-semester ennui.

All Weekend:

  • The MaMa Project is back again, with this year’s show of the mud.  It’s not that often that evening-length dance performances happen on campus, so be sure to head over to the Lerner Black Box Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 8pm.  Tickets are $5 with CUID, and it’s sure to be an amazing show.
  • The theatre season is starting up again this semester with Everybody’s Legs, a new play by Diane Nora.  Catch the show in the Schapiro Studio Theater Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm or Saturday at 3 pm.  Tickets are free; you just need to make a reservation!


  • The Chinese Student Club’s Annual Lunar Gala is back for the 35th year this Thursday at 7pm in Roone!  This year’s show, Midnight Trance, will  feature performances by Chinese acrobat, Kevin Carpenter, Raw Elementz, Lion Dance, and many other groups.  The fashion will be top notch, and there will be plenty of food.  Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be bought on the Lerner Ramps or at TIC.
  • If you’re interested in multi-media art that integrates hip hop, Buddhism, identity and art history, check out In Coversation:  Sanford Williams and Saul Biggers this Thursday at the Studio Museum in Harlem at 7pm.  Best news?  Columbia students get free admission.


  • If you’ve never been to the Museum of Art and Design, now would be a good time to go and catch the film, Koyaanisqatsi this Friday at 7pm.  This artistic film strives to show the relationship between humans, technology, and the environment in an eye-catching manner.  Tickets are $5 for students.
  • This Friday, Miller Theater is bringing a special act to Columbia’s campus:  Shujaat Khan and Shamir Chatterjee in Concert.  These two North Indian musicians will light up the stage with their music of sitar and tabla.  Tickets for this event are $15 with CUID.
  • Want to know more about religious music in the Iberian Peninsula?  Have some free time on Friday and don’t want to start homework yet?  Check out Sounding Communities:  Sounding Religions in the Three Religions in Medieval Iberia in Faculty House this Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm to hear how music and religion mix in this unique part of the world.  The event is free, but check the schedule to see which lectures you want to attend.


  • Columbia’s dance groups Taal and Dhoom Present Naach Nation XII this Saturday at 8 pm in Roone.  Naach Nation will feature performances by many South Asian fusion groups, and the proceeds go to benefit Girls Who Code.  Grab your ticket for $5 (with CUID) at TIC before its too late!
  • Celebrate carnival season with Residential Programs and the Office of Student Engagement and enjoy latin and jazz music, exciting entertainment, and fabulous food. During the Bayou Bash, Wien Lounge will be transformed into a New Orleans Square filled with, jazzy music, street performers, exciting entertainment, vibrant excitement and stations that offer the sensational food of New Orleans-all presented with warm Southern hospitality.  The event is free, so stop on by at 9 pm!
  • The Miguel Zenon Quartet is coming to Miller Theater this Saturday at 8pm.  Tickets are only $7 with CUID to hear one of the “most groundbreaking and influential” saxophone players of our time.


  • Columbia Wind Ensemble’s Annual Festival of Winds is back and this time their proceeds will benefit another Columbia group, Musical Mentors.  The festival will run from 2 pm to 6:30 pm on Sunday in Roone, but feel free to come and go as you please.  Columbia Wind Ensemble will perform alongside wind ensembles from around the area, with a special guest performance by Sharp!  Tickets are only $5 for an entire day of music.

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  1. NOMADS  

    Also NOMADS' WordPlay Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00! Come hear three short student-written plays, completely free! https://www.facebook.com/events/1527646877461118/?ref=ts&fref=ts

  2. Snock  

    also, free live student music in 501 Dodge on Friday night!! come thru its gonna be hot


  3. MaMa Project Executive Board  

    correct the dates for the MaMa Project: its thursday, friday, saturday

  4. WHM Chair  

    The Women's History Month Opening Ceremony is also on Thursday, 6-8PM, Diana Event Oval. Judith Butler+Sabor+Onyx+high-quality free food. oOoOoOoOoOOOO https://www.facebook.com/events/660172364025262/

  5. NYC via NOLA

    Glad to see people are recognizing my culture. But where is columbigras at? Let's all get drunk tuesday and throw beads at each other. ayyyyy

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