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New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/ theatrically-inclined on campus.

Tuesday, October 25th

  • Ensemble Signal Plays More Reich, 6:00 PM, Miller Theatre – “The music of Steve Reich once again takes center stage as Ensemble Signal guides audiences through three of Reich’s most intimate compositions. Reich himself referred to Cello Counterpoint as “one of the most difficult pieces I have ever written” due to the speed and precision with which it must be played. Another highlight of the program is Pendulum Music: four suspended microphones swing rhythmically over speakers creating hypnotizing feedback loops.” First come, first serve admission; doors open at 5:30.

Wednesday, October 26th

  • Mid-Day Music @ Columbia featuring Audrey Vardenega on piano, 12-1 PM, Garden Room 2 in the Faculty House – Audrey Vardenega will be performing a program of selections that include Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Op 110 and Brahms’ Klavierstucke Opus 118. This event is free.
  • Reading Columbia: An Evening with Faculty Author Victor LaVelle, 6:00 PM, Pulitzer World Room – “For the inaugural Reading Columbia: An Evening with Faculty Authors, School of the Arts professor and author Victor LaValle will read from his latest novella, The Ballad of Black Tom, a thrilling work set in 1920s New York City that explores themes of xenophobia and racism. An intimate discussion for attendees with Barnard English professor Monica Miller follows the reading.” – Register here.
  • A Conversation with Andrea Scott, 6:00 PM, Horace Mann Hall in Room 150 at Teachers College – “Scott will be discussing her editorial role at America’s premiere magazine through the lens of arts and artists advocacy.”
  • The Remarkable Career of Lucinda Childs, 7:00 PM, Julius S. Held Auditorium – Lecture Hall 304 in Barnard Hall – “Join us for a rare public screening of Lucinda Childs, Patrick Bensard’s documentary about her remarkable career, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, dancer Vincent McCloskey, and Lucinda Childs herself.”

Thursday, October 27th

  • Rebecca Solnit: Nonstop Metropolis, 6:30 PM, Miller Theatre – “In residence in the Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts for October, 2016, Mellon Visiting Artist & Thinker Rebecca Solnit presents Nonstop Metropolis, “the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, [that] conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays.” A conversation with designer and cultural historian Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University GSAPP, will focus on gender, place names, and urban space.” – Register here.
  • KCST Presents “Julius Caesar”, 8:00 PM, Glicker-Milstein Theatre in the Diana Center – “Columbia’s King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe is proud to present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy ‘Julius Caesar’ as one of its 2016 Fall Productions.” – Additional shows at 8:00 PM on October 28th and 29th

Friday, October 28th

  • Liga Filipino of Columbia Presents “Barrio 2016”, 7:00 PM, Roone Arledge Auditorium – “Join the Liga Filipina of Columbia University for a night of eating, laughing, dancing, singing, and celebrating Filipino-American History Month! This event includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of Filipino food, a show put on by your Liga friends, and a dance party after the show.” – Tickets are $7 with CUID

Saturday, October 29th

  • Hurston @ 125: Engaging with the Work and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston, 10:00 AM, Diana Center; check site for times and locations in the Diana Center– “Zora Neale Hurston, a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University, has received great acclaim for her literary work, particularly the highly influential novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In honor of the 125th anniversary of her birth, Barnard celebrates Hurston’s legacy with a one-day symposium that brings together emerging scholars whose work builds upon Hurston’s less wellknown training in anthropology and interdisciplinary modes of expression. ” – Free
  • Public Staged Reading | “The German Party”, 7:00 PM, Schapiro Theatre– “This play, “The German Party,” takes place in 1932 Berlin, a month before Hitler is elected as Chancellor of Germany. Seven childhood friends gather and discuss their political leanings, at which point they learn how the rising Nazi Party might come between them. In many ways, the play reads like a direct commentary/analysis of Trump’s influence, and the reasons for his popularity. This is why the reading is so close to November 8th. After the reading, there will be a panel discussing the play and our current political climate.” – RSVP to germanpartyRSVP@gmail.com
  • CMTS Presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, 8:00 PM, Diana Event Oval– “The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British musical comedy horror film. In this cult classic, a newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. CMTS is producing its annual shadow cast production in which actors simultaneously perform while the film is playing.” – Tickets are $2.50 with CUID

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