Columbia and New York City are packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, and there’s never been a better time to experience it firsthand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

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This weekend at the Minor Latham Playhouse, the Barnard College Department of Theater is putting on Pirandello Project. Performances run from Thursday to Saturday. 


On Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30 pm, there will be a screening of the Belarusian film Crystal Swan followed by a discussion with its director, Darya Zhuk. The conversation will be moderated by Mark Lipovetsky and Tanya Efremova.

Join acclaimed Argentine writer Samanta Schweblin in Dodge 501 at 7:30 pm on October 19 for a conversation with her translator, Megan McDowell. Hosted by Susan Bernofsky.

Community Days

On Saturday, October 22, the Lenfest Center for the Arts will screen two movies, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Hidden Figures, starting at 12 pm in the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room.

Community (sans food and juice) via Creative Commons