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 March 22nd at 7:00 pm EST the Shange Magic Project will be celebrating the 45th anniversary Broadway debut of Ntozake Shange’s (BC ’70) choreo-poem “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” with a discussion, Q&A, and live student performance inspired by Shange’s work.
  • The Columbia School of the Arts will be hosting part four of their fifth annual alumni poetry reading on March 24th at 7:30 pm EST and will feature pieces from Baba Badji, Joseph Fasano, E. J. Koh, and Catherine Pond.


  • Episode one of the 127th Varsity Show’s West End Preview has just premiered on YouTube. This year’s West End will be a “three-part exposé into the world of the 127th Annual Varsity Show. Here we’ll witness what truly goes on behind the curtains and get a glimpse at what is cooking in the Varsity Show oven.”
  • Join the Chamber Music Society on March 22nd at 7:30 pm EST for a recital featuring violinist Chad Hoopes and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing selections by Mozart, Schumann, and Debussy.
  • On March 24th at 6:30 pm EST, Ballet Hispánico will be performing Graciela Danielle’s El Nuevo Mundo. The performance will be immediately followed by a live Q&A session with Ballet Hispánico artistic director Eduardo Vilaro.
  • As a part of the Chamber Music Society’s International Quartet Series, the critically acclaimed Schumann Quartet will be performing works by Tchaikovsky and Robert Schumann on March 25th at 7:30 pm EST.

Ye Olde Columbia Station via Wikimedia Commons