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 Nightly Met Opera Streams (that are occasionally not actually nightly) are actually occurring every night this week! The selections and times are as follows:


  • On November 11th at 7:30 pm EST, author Amitava Kumar will be discussing his work as a part of the Columbia School for the Arts’ Nonfiction Dialogue series. Kumar’s novel Immigrant, Montana was praised as one of the best books of 2018 in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and President Obama’s list of favourite books.


  • The Columbia Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience present “How Music Moves Us: Exploring the Connection Between Music and Emotions” an exploration into how music is able to affect our mental landscape. The event will be held online on November 9th from 2-3:30 pm EST
  • Carnegie Hall will be hosting the Kronos Quartet on November 12th at 7:30 pm EST in a celebration of the music and life of Pete Seeger as guest speakers join the quartet to discuss Seeger’s legacy and ever-present call to action to question and solve injustice.

The Metropolitan Opera House in all her glory via Wikimedia Commons