New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, and now that so much of it is 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.

Performances and Films

  • The Columbia School of the Arts, Studio for Law and Culture, and the Department of History will be coming together virtually on February 17 at 6:30 pm to host a discussion on the first episode of the docu-series Pride, following “the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States from the 1950s to the 2000s.”
  • On February 18 at 12 pm, the Harriman Institute will be hosting a virtual discussion of A Retrospective of Sarajevo Documentary School with director Ines Tanović and film scholar Dijana Jelača
  • The Dance Theatre of Harlem will be hosting a virtual dance program on February 13 at 3 pm with live excerpts from Robert Garland’s Brahms Variations, Firebird, and more!

Poetry and Writing

  • The Columbia Climate School Poetry Lab with Pádraig Ó Tuama will continue this week on February 18 at 2:30 pm and will explore “conflict intelligence through a poem” and “dynamics of conflict and sustainability.”
  • On February 17 at 12 pm there will be a virtual roundtable discussion with several comic and graphic novel experts about how historical violence and politics have been represented in graphic novels, specifically in France.
  • Barnard’s MeMoSa will be hosting a poetry open mic on February 17 at 5:30 pm in the Movement Lab. The open mic will be hosted by Emmy-award winning poet and performer Suzen Baraka.

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