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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A Raisin in the Sun: Staged Reading

  • February 3-5, 8 pm, Lerner Blackbox Theatre
  • Black Theatre Ensemble presents a staged reading of the classic play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. Tickets available for purchase.

Something About the Weather

  • January 31, 7 pm, Lenfest Center for the Arts
  • The world premiere of a concert by New York-based composer Hahn Rowe using digital processing alongside everyday objects and traditional instruments. 

Eléonore Weill: Jewish songs from France

  • January 31, 7 pm, St. Paul’s Chapel
  • French singer Eléonore Weill sings Jewish songs from France. 

What Makes a Good Short Story Good?

  • February 3, 5 pm, International Affairs Building
  • A conversation with Russian writer Maxim Osopov, moderated by Russian professor Mark Lipovetsky.

Zoom-In 2023

  • February 3–5, Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
  • Zoom-In presents a thesis showcase from the MA Film and Media Studies Class of 2023. Featuring Keynote Speaker Genevieve Yue, and a screening of Carnal Knowledge

Creative Writing Lecture: Katie Kitamura

  • February 1, 7:30 pm, 501 Dodge Hall 
  • The School of the Arts continues its Creative Writing Lecture series with a talk on craft by Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies and Gone to the Forest

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