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.

Creative Writing

  • Columbia’s School for the Arts will be hosting Geoffrey O’Brien for a discussion of his prose on February 23 at 7:30 pm in Dodge 501 
  • Award winning author Atsuro Riley will be doing a virtual reading and discussion of his work on February 24 at 8 pm.
  • Columbia’s Poetry Lab with Pádraig Ó Tuama will continue virtually on February 25 at 2:30 pm.

Performances & Films

  • The Lenfest Center for the Arts will be presenting Der Ring Gott Farblonjet, a comedic retelling of Richard Wagner’s four opera Ring cycle, from February 24 through 27.
  • The Columbia Russian Film Club will be presenting a streaming of Celebration in Uris 303 on February 21 at 7 pm. 
  • The Columbia Ukrainian Film Club will be hosting a viewing of Crepuscule in the Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room in the IAB on February 23 at 6:30 pm.
  • Barnard’s Feminist Film Series will be continuing in Altschul 202 on February 23 at 5:30 pm with Julia Hart’s Fast Color.

Performance Art & Creative Performance

  • On February 24 at 5:30 pm the Barnard Movement Lab will be hosting Adriene Erdos as she presents Creation, “reimagined myth that combines storytelling, dance, music and visual art.”
  • The MetLiveArts will be having a digital premiere of A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes in Song on February 22 at 7 pm.  The performance will feature soprano Julia Bullock as she sets Langston Hughes poetry to a musical recital.

Creative Hands via the Bwarchives