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.

Saturday, February 4th

  • Marcus Roberts Trio, 8:00 PM, Miller Theatre – “The long-running Marcus Roberts Trio makes their Miller debut, shining a light on their unique and virtuosic style. Each member of the Trio shares equally in leading and changing, displaying their innate connection to the music and each other.” – Tickets $7-$30, here

Monday, February 6th

  • Virgil Abloh | “Everything In Quotes”, 6:30 PM, Wood Auditorium in Avery Hall – “A lecture, “Everything In Quotes” by Virgil Abloh with a response by Michael Rock. Virgil Abloh is a longtime creative consultant to Kanye West and the founder of the award-winning luxury fashion label Off-White™. . . He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album Packaging for his creative direction of the 2011 album Watch the Throne by Kanye West and Jay Z.” – Free, open to the public
  • NYSAF Reading Series: WHAT A SHAME ABOUT ME by Eric Bogosian, 7:00 PM, Glicker-Milstein Blackbox Theater in the Diana Center – “Cara, a single mom in her 50’s, is surprised to find an old boyfriend in her yoga class. She must deal with the proverbial fork in the road.” – A free reading, but RSVP here

Wednesday, February 8th

  • Symposium: Looted Art, Nazism, and Fascism, 5:30 PM, The Italian Academy – “. . . The Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with an annual academic event exploring issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. In previous years, the Academy broadened its focus to explore groups that were targeted in the racism and xenophobia of the Nazi and Fascist regimes, and that suffered and died along with the millions of Jews. This year, the symposium will focus on looted art under the Nazi and Fascist regimes.” – RSVP here

Thursday, February 9th

  • Stagecraft: Models and Photos, 6:00 PM, Eat Gallery in Buell Hall – “Stagecraft: Models and Photos explores the synergy between architectural models and photography as a wellspring of architectural invention. The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery presents newly commissioned photographs by James Ewing alongside six models of significant 20th-century buildings. . .” – Free and open to the public.
  • Athena Film Festival, various times and programs across Barnard campus – “Now in its seventh year, The Athena Film Festival hosts four days of inspiring films that honor courageous and audacious women in both real life and the fictional world. The curated program includes features, documentaries, and shorts; conversations with directors, producers, and actors; as well as activities for filmmakers. The festival also develops the Athena List, an annual slate of three to five as-yet-unproduced screenplays featuring female leaders or strong female protagonists. The Founding Sponsor of the Athena Film Festival is The Artemis Rising Foundation, Regina K. Scully, Founder and CEO.” – Events run from February 9th to February 12th

Friday, February 10th

  • Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption, 9:30 AM, Wood Auditorium in Avery Hall – “Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption examines technology’s impact on the field of architecture beyond building-centric technology and evidence-based design. Specifically, how advancements are changing ways in which we perceive value, with human efficiency and well-being taking precedence over resource performance. . .” -Register for free here

Saturday, February 11th

  • Lunar Gala: Harmony, 6:30 PM, Roone Arledge Auditorium – “A celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Lunar Gala is a longstanding tradition at Columbia University. Since its inception in 1978 by the Chinese Students Club, Lunar Gala has showcased the panoply of culture, talent, and innovation present within the Columbia community, attracting over 600 attendees each year. Lunar Gala’s culture show celebrates and honors the uniqueness and multifaceted nature of Chinese culture. Through a vibrant showcase of various traditional and contemporary art forms, ranging from burgeoning music cadences to historically elegant dances, the show is designed to encompass the different artistic spheres of the emerging Chinese world to the audience.” – Tickets here