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.


  • NOMADS Columbia will be presenting their MainStage production of Lily Kepler and the Graveyard Shift written by Sara Bell and directed by Caroline Itzkoff on December 10th, 11th, and 12th at 8:00 pm EST.
  • Xmas at Columbia will be presenting XMAS!15 on December 14th and 15th to spread some holiday cheer. Xmas is for everyone!

Special Events:

  • On December 9th at 2:00 pm EST, the Forum at Columbia University will be hosting a screening of Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston accompanied by a roundtable conversation celebrating the thirty-year anniversary of the film’s celebration of the black and queer art, music, and community of Harlem.
  • New York’s Japan Society will be hosting Japanese kyogen performer Mansai Nomura in Kagami-kaja and Shimizu, combining traditional and modern kyogen repertoire in one performance on December 9th at 8:30 pm EST.


  • In the Chamber Music Society’s second installment of their Composers in Focus series, the group welcomes composer Tania Leon for a night of conversation and performance in celebration of her decades of work on December 10th at 6:30 pm EST.
  • On December 10th at 7:30 pm EST, Jazz at Lincoln Center will be hosting the Etienne Charles Trio for a concert featuring their unique style of music that combines American jazz with the rhythms and traditions of the Caribbean.

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