“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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The Holly: Screening and Discussion

  • Monday, February 12, 6 pm, Pulitzer Hall World Room
  • The Holly follows the true story of a former gang leader’s path to activism, and his struggle to escape his past. Terrance Roberts, the activist in question, will be present for a conversation after the film, as well as director Julian Rubinstein and Professor of International Journalism Nina Alvarez.

Pop-up Concerts: Jay Campbell, cello, and Conrad Tao, piano

  • Tuesday, February 13, 6 pm, Miller Theater
  • “Mesmerizing” cellist, Jay Campbell, partners with the amazing pianist, Conrad Tao, to perform two of the most ultimate works for cello in classical music: Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas No. 4 and 5. The emotionally expressive music is sure to impress.

Film Screening & Discussion. “Unclenching the Fists”

  • Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 pm, International Affairs Building
  • Join the Harriman Institute in viewing the 2021 Cannes Film Festival prize-winning film, Unclenching the Fists, directed by Kira Kovalenko. This coming of age drama, set in a small town in North Ossetia, concerns a young woman’s attempts to escape her stifling family whom she both loves and rejects. 

Marco A. Jimenez plays Messiaen’s “Les Corps glorieux”

  • Thursday, February 15, 6 pm, St. Paul’s Chapel
  • Marco A. Jimenez is a third year in the Columbia and Juilliard dual degree program. A composer, organist, pianist, and violinist, he will perform Olivier Messiaen’s 1939 composition, Le Corps Glorieux, in the resonant space of St. Paul’s Chapel. 

Films at the Forum: Invisible Beauty

  • Friday, February 16, 5:30 pm, The Forum
  • The Forum’s monthly free screening program is partnering with the Institute for Research on African American Studies to screen Invisible Beauty. The film is a spotlight on fashion industry icon and pioneer Bethann Hardison, who has watched the pendulum swing toward and away from the Black model.

CUPAL Gala 2024

  • Friday, February 16, 7 pm, Lerner Hall
  • This Friday, CUPAL will celebrate Columbia’s performing arts community with the 2024 Gala! The free event will include showcases by theater, dance, and music performances, as well as food, dancing, and awards presentation.

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