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 & Film Screenings:

  • The Columbia School for the Arts will be presenting Cleopatra, a directing thesis by Liz Peterson, from April 7 through 10 at the Lenfest Center.
  • The largest dance group on campus is back with this semester’s EuphOrchesis in Roone on April 9 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm.
  • The 15 year anniversary performance of Columbia Ballet Collaborative will be happening in the Miller Theatre on April 9 at 8 pm and April 10 at 3 pm.
  • CMTS will be presenting their mainstage production of Cinderella in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre on April 7, 8, and 9.
  • Accessibility Week at Barnard will be hosting a live film screening and discussion at the Moving Body – Moving Image Festival with screenings on April 3 at 12 pm and 2 pm.

Panels and Speakers:

  • On April 4 at 1:30 pm, the Columbia Global Centers’ Entre Nous series will be continuing virtually with “Shakespeare Speaks to the Present” with authors Stephen Greenblatt and James Shapiro.
  • Poets Mahogany L. Browne and Cheryn Boyce Taylor will be reading a collection of essays that celebrate the work of Audre Lorde on April 6 at 7:30 pm in the Lincoln Center Atrium.
  • On April 7 at 5:30 pm Our Word will be hosting a virtual discussion panel to discuss post-colonial narratives in several writers’ works.

Vintage Bacchanal via Wikimedia Commons