“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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CUP’s Humble Boy

  • March 30 at 7 pm, March 31 at 3 and 7 pm, Glicker-Milstein Theatre
  • The Columbia University Players present Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones, directed by Maya Shore (BC ‘25). Humble Boy is “a play about Hamlet, physics, and bees,” recounting the story of a family’s reaction to the death of the father, James Humble. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Creative Writing Lecture: Hari Kunzru

  • March 29, 7:30 pm – 9 pm, Dodge 501
  • The School of the Arts’ Creative Writing Lecture Series continues with a talk by Hari Kunzru, author of Gods Without Men, White Tears, and Red Pill, and a professor at New York University.

A Tribute to Richard Howard

  • March 31, 7 pm, Miller Theatre
  • The School of the Arts presents a tribute to former professor Richard Howard, who was the author of fifteen books of poetry, an accomplished essayist, and a translator of over 150 French works. He received fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations, as well as a Pulitzer Prize. The tribute includes Baba Badji, Mary Jo Bang, Meghan Maguire Dahn, Jennifer Franklin, Edward Hirsch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Rika Lesser, Grace Schulman, Jimin Seo, Vijay Seshadri, Benjamin Taylor, Craig Morgan Teicher, Brenda Wineapple, and Samantha Zighelboim.

CU Wind Ensemble Spring Concert

  • March 27, 8 pm, Roone Arledge Auditorium
  • Enjoy a free evening of music and celebration with the Columbia University Wind Ensemble. 

Cassatt String Quartet: American Women Play American Women

  • March 30, 7:30 pm, Teatro of the Italian Academy
  • Pianist and Professor Magdalena Baczewska brings the Cassatt String Quartet, described as “extraordinary” by the New York Times, to perform music by three American women composers: Amy Beach, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Florence Price. 

Screening: The Thief of Paris, Louis Malle, 1967

  • March 30, 7 pm, Buell Hall East Gallery
  • Professor Phillippe Met hosts a screening of Malle’s film The Thief of Paris, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a burglar on a crime spree. 

Installation: “they never told us these things” by Student Artist-in-Residence Nami Weatherby

  • March 27 – March 31, 2:30 pm, Movement Lab, Milstein Center
  • Barnard Student Artist-in-Residence Nami Weatherby (BC ‘23) presents a sound installation in the Movement Lab illuminating the origins and effects of nuclear waste-landing, excavation, and dispossession in different parts of the world through oral historiographies, music, and other modes of storytelling.

Green beginnings via Bwarchives