The venetian blinds lower for Columbia’s second annual Film Noir Festival. This year’s program is based on fiction by Cornell Woolrich, a former Columbia student whose short story “It Had to Be Murder” inspired the film Rear Window, directed by Alfred Hitchcock ’72HON. March 27–31 at the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
Wrap your head around neuroscience at Saturday Science, a family-friendly event full of brainy demonstrations and hands-on activities. Learn about new scientific tools and technology at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute on April 13, and visit the Super Saturday STEM Expo at the Harlem Armory on May 18.
New work from Columbia art students will be on display at the 2019 MFA exhibitions at the Wallach Gallery. See works in progress by first-year students from March 30 to April 14 and the thesis projects of this year’s graduates from April 28 to May 26.
Love doo-wop? Pop? Barbershop? At the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival regional competition at Miller Theatre, New York’s most pitch-perfect vocal troupes will compete for a spot in the national finals. March 30.
Scholars break down surprising historical connections in “Comic Books, America, and the Holocaust,” a discussion of how characters from Batman to the X-Men helped introduce Americans to the horrors of Hitler’s Europe. May 2 in Butler Library. Register online.