Columbia College commemorates the Beat generation with a series of exhibitions and programs inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Their third annual “Talk the Walk” takes visitors on a tour of nine of Columbia’s art galleries. Beatnik fashion, photography, and Kerouac’s original On the Road manuscript scroll will be on display, and rickshaw cabs will chauffeur guests from gallery to gallery. The event runs from 5:30-8 PM on Thursday, 10/16, and guests are free to join in at any time, though most gallery spaces host official tours at 5:30 and 7 PM. Guests can start at any one of Columbia’s exhibition spaces — Kerouac’s manuscript is at the Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 S. Wabash. For more information and a list of exhibitions, see