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Where Art Thou: Oh God All The Theater Events Are Happening Right Now Oh My God

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.

On Campus:

  • As part of Columbia’s Year of Water interdisciplinary exploration, The Lenfest Center is unveiling a new exhibit this week: WATERLICHT. Head to the plaza at 7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to see this immersive interplay of water and light, celebrating the power of water, while raising awareness about rising global sea levels.
  • CMTS’ Pippin opens this weekend at the Minor Latham Playhouse – be there! Stephen Schwartz’s classic musical tells the story of Pippin, a young prince searching for meaning, in the frame of a theatrical troupe’s performance. Tickets are sold out, so get there early for the Thurs-Sat performances at 8 PM, or the Saturday matinee at 2.
  • Also this Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, join KCST for The Bacchae 2.1a derivation of one of Euripides’ last and most relatable tragedies, adapted by Columbia professor Charles Mee. Euripides’ Bacchae tells of the tragic fate of King Pentheus of Thebes, who dares to anger the god Dionysos. He meets his punishment at the hands of Dionysos’ following of Theban women in deadly, ecstatic frenzy. Show up early at the Lerner Black Box to get on the waiting list.

Off Campus

  • This Friday at 6 PM, head to the Martin Lawrence Galleries in Soho for a new exhibit of “mind-bending works” by the paradigmatic Surrealist, Salvador Dali. The exhibit features works inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy, the Grail Quest, the story of Tristan and Iseult, and more. Free RSVP via email.
  • Hop on the train (or the M4, if you must) next Sunday, Oct. 27 and head up to the Cloisters for The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy Afternoon of Talks. Beginning at 2 PM, a group of Met experts will lead attendees through the Jewish community, art and viticulture of medieval Alsace, France.

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