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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Blacklisted in Russia: A Conversation with Rapper Noize MC

  • November 28, 4:15 to 5:45 pm, 614 Schermerhorn Hall
  • Join the Harriman Institute for a conversation with the popular Russian rapper about rap as a method of social and political commentary through transgressive art. RSVP required.

Creative Writing Lecture: Hari Kunzru

  • November 30, 7:30 to 9 pm, 501 Dodge Hall
  • Novelist, columnist, and NYU professor Hari Kunzru hosts an original talk about the craft of writing as part of the School of the Arts’ Creative Writing Lecture Series.

CMTS Presents: Sunday In The Park With George

  • December 1-3, 7 to 9 pm, Glicker Milstein Theatre
  • Columbia Musical Theatre Society showcases this classic Sondheim in the intimate Glicker Milstein Theatre. Tickets required.

CUP Presents: Dr. Ride’s American Beach House

  • December 1-3; 7 pm (December 1 and 2), 2 pm and 8 pm (December 3); Lerner Black Box.
  • This 2019 play by Liza Birkenmeier explores feminity and queerness in the 1980s, set against the backdrop of Dr. Sally Ride’s historic space flight in which she became the first American woman to enter orbit. Tickets required (free admission).

Orchesis Presents: DiscOrchesis

  • December 2, 9:30 to 11 pm, Roone Arledge Auditorium
  • Columbia’s largest student-run dance organization puts on its Fall 2022 showcase. Tickets required.

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