New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.


  • Does Postcrypt Coffeehouse really exist, or is it just an urban legend? Someone please go to Monday night’s 7:30 pm Stand-Up Comedy show and let me know. Featuring some talented student comics in the basement of St. Paul’s Chapel. Allegedly.
  • Grab your $20 tickets to Thursday’s Composer Portraits event with Caroline Shaw: composer, violinist, singer, and youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2013. Caroline will perform a program of her works from the last decade, accompanied by the Attacca Quartet and Sō Percussion. 8 pm at Miller Theatre.
  • Friday and Sunday at 7 pm, or Saturday at 2 & 3 pm, check out Dutch Kings, a 2nd-year MFA Playwright Workshop Presentation at the Theatre @ Schapiro (615 West 115th Street). From the website: “Today is the Annual Block Shop Double Dutch Competition and the Dutch Kings title is up for whichever team has the BADDEST lyrical jumpers on the block. What does it mean to be young, black and ready?” Free admission with RSVP.


  • I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to check out The Moth StorySLAM, an open-mic, five-minute storytelling competition based in NYC. This Tuesday night’s storySLAM at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, ONLY IN HARLEM, will spotlight life in Harlem, one of the city’s most iconic and storied neighborhoods. Tickets $15.
  • Head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this Friday, February 7 at 9:30 AM (yes, I know; it’s a pre-museum opening tour) for The Politics of the MET’s Native America Exhibit. This curated tour will discuss the implications of presenting masterworks from Indigenous North American cultures within the Euro-American collections of the museum’s American Wing. Fill out the Google form for free admission.

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