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.

Special Events:

  • On October 29th at 5:00 pm EST, the Morgan Library and Museum presents Columbia Night: It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200, a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the museum featuring Mary Shelley’s classic novel and the art it has influenced.
  • The Columbia University Life Events Council will be hosting the Spooky Halloween Showcase on October 29th at 6:30 pm EST. The showcase will feature a screening of spoooky short films created by Columbia students.

Theatre and Dance:

  • The Columbia University Players will be holding a Halloween cabaret featuring scenes performed by Columbia student artists. Hocus Pocus Showcus LIVE will be available for streaming on October 30th at 7 pm EST.
  • The New York City Center continues their Fall for Dance festival on October 26th at 7:30 pm EST with performances by the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Tiler Peck, Ashley Bouder and more!
  • On October 31st Columbia’s very own Kings Crown Shakespeare Troupe will be presenting their play adaptation festival, All the Zoom’s a Stage. Student playwrights will be reinventing classic Shakespeare works and presenting them at the showcase.


  • The Chamber Music Society is back with their Front Row Artist Series on October 29th at 7:30 pm EST. This week they will be streaming a documentary detailing Ani Kavafian’s life and work as a professional violinist.
  • On October 25th at 5:00 pm EST, the Chamber Music Society presents A Trio of Quartets as the next part in their full-length concert series. The program will feature selections performed by the Calidore String Quartet, the Danish String Quartet, and the Orion String Quartet.
  • The Met Museum Online hosts countertenor John Holiday in Hold on! Freedom is Coming!, a program that pairs Italian operatic pieces with civil rights songs by African American composers. This event is presented in conjunction with the Met’s new exhibit Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle.

Spoopy Season via the Bwarchives