“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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NOMADS: The Thaumatrope Game

  • December 1 at 7 pm, December 2 at 2 pm and 7 pm, Glicker-Milstein Theatre
  • NOMADS, Columbia’s performance group dedicated to putting on original student work, will premiere its fall production this weekend: The Thaumatrope Game, written by Sebastian Bader (CC ’26), a murder mystery set aboard a steamship traveling from Port Said to Casablanca. Tickets are available now. 

Latenite Theatre’s Fall 2023 Anthology

  • November 30 at 11 pm, December 1 at 11 pm, December 2 at 8 pm and 11 pm, Lerner Blackbox
  • The fall semester anthology of Latenite, Columbia’s experimental sketch comedy show, will occur this weekend, featuring student-written, -directed, and -acted comedy sketches. Tickets are available now.

Richard Peña Selects: Film Festival

  • December 1-3, Lenfest Center for the Arts
  • Columbia School of the Arts Professor and acclaimed film tastemaker Richard Peña will host a weekend of screenings of six movies particularly important to him on the eve of his retirement. These titles include Law of Desire, Residue, Kiss Me Deadly, My Sex Life … Or How I Got Into An Argument, The Day I Became A Woman, and Two Stage Sisters

24CU1: Diary in the time of Cardiovacuumia

  • November 29 and December 1 at 7:30 pm, Roone Arledge Auditorium
  • Student-run theater group Columbia Blue Glaze Theater Group will perform 空心园日记 (Diary in the Time of Cardiovacuumia), the narrative of an extraordinary epidemic that seizes an entire city in its icy grip and the experiences of Wang Feifei, a college student grappling with the unfolding events. Tickets are available now.

MeMoSa: Rizoma

  • November 30, 5:30 pm, Movement Lab | Milstein LL020
  • “Rizoma” is a collaborative project between dancer and neuroscientist Cecelia Fontanesi and visual artist Fred Hatt, exploring the intimate network of plant roots and fungi through dance and art. RSVP required.

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