So many events on Wednesday! “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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Performances and Shows

On October 12 at Stand Up NY, a comedy venue on the Upper West Side, The Steam Room, a variety show including current and former Columbia students as performers, will happen at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 and there is a two-drink minimum.

The MFA Acting Thesis Production of Orlando, Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel, will run at the Lenfest Center for the Arts from October 13 to October 16. 

Readings and Conversations

Newly-announced Nobel Prize in Literature awardee Annie Ernaux will hold a reading and conversation with author Hari Kunzru at Barnard College on October 12 at 6 pm. While tickets are sold out, there is a waitlist. 

The next installment of Nonfiction Dialogues will feature Patrick Radden Keefe, a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of five books, in conversation with School of the Arts Writing Program Chair Lis Harris. The event will take place in 501 Dodge Hall at 7:30 pm on October 12. 

Screenings and Symposiums

On October 12 at 7 pm in the International Affairs Building, the Ukrainian Film Club will host a screening of Stop-Zemlia, introduced by Professor Yuri Shevchuk.

The first Center For Jazz Studies event of the year will be a symposium focused on musicians who mix jazz with other genres, entitled Fusion: Remixing Jazz, Rethinking Genre in the 21st Century. The all-day event, including scholars of jazz from across the world, will begin at 10 am and take place in Buell Hall.

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