“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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Pale Fire Theater’s This Is Our Youth

  • April 13 to 23 at the American Theater of Actors, 314 W 54th Street
  • Pale Fire Theater, a theater collective made up of Columbia and NYU students, will perform its second production of the academic year, Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth, which takes place over 48 hours in 1982 New York. The play explores loss, uncertainty, and how we cope with the volatile transition through youth.

CMTS’ Head Over Heels

  • April 14 and 15, Glicker Milstein Theatre
  • The Columbia Musical Theater Society’s spring production of Head Over Heels will run next weekend at Barnard’s Glicker Milstein Theatre. Head Over Heels is a radical celebration of queer and trans joy based on Sir Philip Sidney’s ‘The Arcadia’ and featuring music by The Go-Gos. 

Orchesis Presents JuicyCoutOrchesis

  • April 15, 9:30 pm, Roone Arledge Auditorium
  • The spring performance of Orchesis, Columbia’s all-inclusive dance organization, will take place this Saturday. Return to the 2000s and don a y2k outfit as you attend this Juicy Couture-themed performance.

Columbia Ballet Collaborative Spring 2023 Performance

  • April 15, 7 pm, Miller Theatre
  • The spring performance of the Columbia Ballet Collaborative will feature new works by Dasha Schwartz, Eve Jacobs, Barnard student Katie Sponenburg, and Columbia student Mia Generoso. Tickets are available for purchase.

Art + Life: Eileen Myles

  • April 14, 6:30 pm, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
  • Poet and novelist Eileen Myles, author of A Working Life and Chelsea Girls, will join Professor James Yeh for the next installment of Art + Life, an intimate conversation series of poets and writers organized by the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program.

The Translator is Present: A Personal History of Erasure

  • April 12, 7:30 pm, Dodge 501
  • Translator Anton Hur, who has translated works such as Bora Chung’s Cursed Bunny, Sang Young Park’s Love in the Big City, and Baek Sehee’s I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki among others, will join Susan Bernofsky, Director of Literary Translation at Columbia, for a conversation about translation.

MeMoSa: Breathing: The Blow in Mind Space by Student Artist in Residence Yilin Li

  • April 13, 7 pm, Movement Lab, Milstein Center LL020
  • Student artist Yilin Li (BC ‘23) takes over the Movement Lab with an event focused on concretizing the idea of breathing in multiple forms, exploring the joyful, poetic, and therapeutic qualities of the act. 

Jazz at the Forum with Terri Lyne Carrington

  • April 15, 7:30 pm, The Forum
  • Get free tickets to the performance of Columbia’s Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program, live at the forum with special guest Terri Lyne Carrington. 

Juice via Wikimedia Commons