“Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

Your event wasn’t mentioned in Where Art Thou? Send us an email at arts@bwog.com and we’ll be sure to include you! Throughout the year, we do our best to promote arts at Columbia and Barnard to the entire student community, and the best way to make sure your event gets promoted and covered is by reaching out to us.

The 129th Annual Varsity Show: Transfer of Power

  • April 28, 29, and 30, Roone Arledge Auditorium
  • Columbia’s annual theater tradition returns for its 129th year! The Varsity Show is a student-written, -produced, -directed, and -acted musical satirizing the Columbia experience. Tickets are available now.

KCST Presents: Antony and Cleopatra

  • April 27, 28, and 29, outdoors
  • KCST’s spring show this year is Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Returning to KCST spring show tradition, the play will be performed as an outdoor, roaming show, with the cast and audience moving around campus together over the course of the play. Tickets are available now.

Nonfiction Dialogues: Honor Moore

  • April 26, 7:30 pm, Dodge 501
  • [Rescheduled from April 5] The School of the Arts’ Nonfiction Dialogue Series continues with a conversation with Honor Moore, author of Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury, as well as The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir. She teaches in the New School MFA Program. 

Shorts by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  • April 30, 2 pm to 5:30 pm, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
  • Acclaimed filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul will present short films from the past 15 years, in Thai with English subtitles. This is followed by a conversation with Professor Richard Peña, film historian and curator.

Columbia University’s Music Performance Program’s Spring World Music Fest

  • April 24, 7 pm, St. Paul’s Chapel: Hogaku and Gagaku Ensembles
  • April 26, 7:30 pm, Dodge 405: Klezmer Ensemble
  • April 29, 2–4 pm, Symphony Space: Arab Ensemble, Bluegrass Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble

Zine Making Workshop: Disability & Self-Care with Sabrina Sims

  • April 24, 5 pm, 423 Milstein Center 
  • Sabrina Sims will lead a workshop on creating zines, themed around self care, access needs, and community care.

Cleopatra via Wikimedia Commons