Venus in Fur opens Saturday at Kitchen Theatre
Venus in Fur will start heating up the Kitchen on Saturday night, the opening night for the drama, in downtown Ithaca. A critic favorite on Broadway that earned its star, Nina Arianda, a number of awards for best actress, Venus in Fur, delves into the lives of Thomas Novacheck and Vanda von Duvayev. At an audition for the female role in a play, the chemistry between the two creates a feeling the Kitchen calls steamy, smart and provocative. Venus in Fur runs Wednesday through Sunday at the Kitchen Theatre until Feb. 8. — Arielle Cruz
Cornell Comedy Weekend at Risley Theatre
Stand-up: Friday at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
24-Hour Sketch Fest: Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Risley Theatre hosts the 3rd annual Cornell Free Comedy Weekend starting Friday with two standup comedy performances from members of campus comedy groups. The performances are followed by a chance to work on a sketch with the comedians themselves. The Sketchfest gives participants 24 hours to create sketch comedy skits and present on Saturday night. Skip out on SNL this week and meet some of Cornell’s funniest, bonus — it’s all free. — Madeline Salinas
Pervert’s Guide to Ideology at Cornell Cinema on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Cornell Cinema will kick off the Doc Spots series with The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology on Thursday. The series includes eight thought provoking documentaries addressing issues untouched by mainstream media. Following her earlier perverts guide, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, Sophie Fiennes presents a film that analyzes cinema from a Freudian perspective, pointing out the way that the subconscious ideology of a society influences the creation of film as well as the way films are perceived. — Madeline Salinas