Columbia and New York City are packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, and 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.

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KCST Presents: Henry IV

  • November 17-19, Lerner Black Box Theater
  • The King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe takes on one of the Bard’s histories.

CMTS Presents: In The Heights

  • November 18 at 8 pm, November 19 at 8 pm, November 20 at 4 pm, Roone-Arledge Auditorium
  • The Columbia Musical Theater Society presents Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights.

CUPAL Special Project: Camp Cattywampus

  • November 18 at 9 pm, November 19 at 4 pm and 9 pm, Glicker-Milstein Theater
  • Camp Cattywampus, an interdisciplinary play by the Columbia University Performing Arts League, follows five campers as they grapple with the death of a camper from the previous summer.

Zines in Stillness: a Collaboration between the Zine Library and the Movement Lab

  • November 16, 11:45 am–12:45 pm, Movement Lab (Milstein LL020)
  • The Movement Lab becomes a space for stillness and reflection utilizing zines on the subject of “personal explorations of environments.” 

MeMoSa: OASIS, an interactive performance ritual by Norah Zuniga Shaw and Livable Futures

  • November 19 and 20, 3 pm–4:30 pm, Movement Lab (Milstein LL020)
  • A “transmedia performance ritual” where participants are immersed in a sonic landscape amid interactively-performed stories. RSVP required.

Directing Thesis: The Sea Does Not Reach Naples

  • November 17, 18, 19, and 20, Lenfest Center for the Arts
  • A directing thesis production from current MFA student Elena Vannoni, this play is an adaptation of Anna Maria Ortese’s Il mare non bagna Napoli, about life in post-WWII Naples.

Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine

  • November 14, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm, Avery Hall
  • A lecture by two video-artists, filmmakers, producers, and publishers, whose research focuses on how to create new narrative forms in response to modern architecture

An Evening with Writer Volodymyr Rafeyenko

  • November 16, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm, International Affairs Building
  • Celebrated Ukrainian writer Rafeyenko discusses his book Mondegreen: Songs about Death and Love with its translator, Mark Andrycyzk of Columbia’s Harriman Institute.

Jazz Concert with Paul Torres and Friends

  • November 18, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm, Faculty House
  • Join the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Troupe for a midday concert with the bassist Paul Torres and his friends.

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