The Short List: Winter 2017-18

Simone Dinnerstein
Simone Dinnerstein (Lisa-Marie Mazzucco)

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, known for her fresh and compelling performances, pairs music by Franz Schubert and Philip Glass at a concert on January 18 at Miller Theatre.


Uncover the planet’s secrets at the Earth2Class Workshop at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Learn about ocean dynamics, the global carbon cycle, and more from Columbia researchers. Held on the second Saturday of each month from January to May. 



Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer celebrates the famed dancer and founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The exhibition will feature artifacts from Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. From January 13 to March 11 at Wallach Gallery.



Want pictures lousy with gumshoes, roscoes, and stoolies? Columbia’s Film Noir Festival at the Lenfest Center for the Arts, presented by film-studies professor Rob King, will feature American movies that inspired French critics to coin the genre’s name. From March 21 to 25.



The Heyman Center for the Humanities presents the 13/13 Series, public seminars that explore themes in contemporary activism. Speakers from Columbia and elsewhere will discuss Standing Rock, hacktivism, and more at various Morningside locations from December to April.