Welcome back to campus! Columbia and New York City are packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, and now that so much of it is online for free, there’s never been a better time to experience it first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

Your event wasn’t included in Where Art Thou? Send us an email at arts@bwog.com and we’ll be sure to include you! Throughout the year, we do our best to promote arts at Columbia and Barnard to the entire student community, and the best way to make sure your event gets promoted and covered is by reaching out to us.

Screenings and Talks

  • The Maison Francais is holding an ongoing film festival Being in the World: People and the Planet in Francophone Cinema. Join Emmanuel Gras on September 14 for at 1 pm online for a discussion of A Cow’s Life; join Aissa Maiga on September 14 at 7 pm at Teachers College for a discussion and screening of Above Water; join Luc Besson on September 16 at 7:30 pm in Low Library for a screening of The Big Blue

Performances and Showcases

  • Columbia University Ballroom Dancing Club is having a Fall Showcase on September 12 from 10 pm to 12 am in Lerner 555. No dance experience or partners necessary! 


  • Audition for the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s fall productions of Henry IV and Antigone this week!
  • Auditions are also open this week for the Columbia Musical Theatre Society’s fall productions of Sunday in the Park with George and In the Heights.

Madeleine Woog’s “Masques” via Wikimedia Commons