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 Barnard theatre department will be premiering their spring show, On Loop, on February 18th and 19th at 8:00 pm EST and February 20th at 3:00 pm EST and 8:00 pm EST. On Loop follows the story of Jo as she “seeks her past and future in the spiraling rings of tall trees and waving grasses. As she explores, she questions whether the woods are a place of solitude and safety or menace and danger…and who she may have to leave behind to find out.”
  • On February 14th at 3:00 pm EST, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will be presenting a medley of live and prerecorded dance performances accompanied by interludes with poet Roya Marsh, mezzo-soprano Patrice Eaton, and pianist Kyle P. Walker.

Music Performances:

  • On February 16th at 2:00 pm EST, the NY Philharmonic Orchestra will be hosting a virtual program of both Asian and Western music in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
  • The JACK Quartet will be performing the Helmut Lachenmann string quartet Grido on February 16th at 7:00 pm EST in a reprise performance of their first public performance as a group.
  • Barnard’s virtual movement lab will be hosting another part of the MeMoSa series entitled Laraaji: Deep Listening Live Music Performance on February 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Barnard writes “LARAAJI will channel a multi-instrumental sound Baptism featuring celestial Zither/ Harp for deep meditation and peaceful introspection. Listeners are invited to listen while wearing a blindfold.”
  • The Escher String Quartet will be hosting a performance/Q&A with works by Schubert and Tchaikovsky on February 18th at 7:30 pm EST with the Chamber Music Society of New York.

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