New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art and now with so much of it online for free, there’s never been a better time to experience it first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.


  • The 17th annual Fall for Dance Festival will be premiering live on October 21 at 7:30 pm EST and will feature pieces by Ballet Hispánico, Martha Graham Dance Company, and many more!
  • This week the New York City Ballet continues their virtual season on October 20 at 8:00 pm EST with the fourth installment in their online series featuring choreography by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and Christopher Wheeldon.



  • The New York Japan Society hosts composer Reiko Yamada on October 21 at 8:00 pm EST. She will be performing on old, broken accordions as she demonstrates her skills in audio processing to translate the sounds to accompany 20th-century Japanese silent films.
  • On October 22 at 7:30 pm EST, the Chamber Music Society continues its Front Row Artist Series with a documentary on the life and career of violinist Paul Neubauer.
  • Grammy-nominated pianist Christian Sands is set to perform at Live From Dizzy’s Club on October 22 at 7:30 pm EST, a special event hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center online.

Artist Talks and Workshops:

  • Join artists Sam Van Aken and Jorge Otero-Pailos in a discussion about experimental approaches to historical preservation with Columbia School of the Arts Dean Carol Becker and Director of Public Programs and Engagement Gavin Browning on October 22 at 6:30 pm EST.
  • The International Play Reading Festival continues on October 24 at 10:00 am EST with a translator panel discussion featuring Daniel Jáquez (Rarámuri Dreams) and Nophand (Taxi Radio) as they talk about the challenges of translating their pieces from Spanish and Thai, respectively, into English for the stage.

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