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.

Workshops and Performances:

  • On April 17th at 7:45 pm EST, Columbia Schol of the Arts alum Phoebe Osborne will be presenting her solo performance of Release the Horses (fka hydra).
  • As a part of Barnard’s MeMoSa series, Movement Lab Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Allison Costa and Student Artists-in-Residence Nkima Stephenson and Elise Logan will be presenting their semester-long projects on April 15th at 5:30 pm EST in a showcase featuring choreopoems that center on how we perceive time and empathic storytelling.

Readings and Talks:

  • The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts will be hosting Anna Deavere Smith for a staged reading of her play By One Route, and By Another on April 10th at 4:00 pm EST followed by a live, virtual Q&A session.
  • On April 14th at 7:30 pm EST, the author of We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo, will be giving a discussion as a part of the Columbia School of the Arts Creative Writing Lectures.
  • Editors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham will be hosting a conversation with Columbia Journalism alum Margo Jefferson in Black Futures, a discussion that gets to the core of the question “What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?

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