Is your Netflix queue looking a little picked over? Not sure where you’ll find the next concert, play, or exhibit to inspire you? We have you covered! Here are some cultural recommendations, selected by QC librarian Leila Walker.
- The Hawtplates with Charlotte Braithwaite (originally broadcast April 19: streaming now): https://theshed.org/program/151-the-hawt-plates-with-charlotte-brathwaite. From the creators: “Selections from a song cycle exploring social distance and the American Dream in changing urban communities.”
- Twelfth Night (April 23-April 30): https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home. The National Theater’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity features Tamsin Greig as Malvolia. Streaming on YouTube at 2 Pm Eastern time. See the Theater’s website for other productions available to stream anytime.
- HOMEMADE: Poetic Remedies for the Times (May 1, 7-9pm EST) https://twitter.com/aja_monet/status/1252584966548000775. An online poetry reading series offering “literal herbal remedies as well as medicinal poems.”
Finally, a personal recommendation I found (promptly disappearing down an internet rabbit hole), while compiling this post:
- Contagious Cities Cultural Initiative. To understand the current pandemic in a broader historical context, spend some time with the Center for the Humanities’s revisiting of this 2018-2019 project, which addressed the topic of infectious disease through a variety of cultural programming. New York institutions involved in the project include the CUNY Graduate Center, The New York Public Library, and the Museum of the City of New York.
Wishing you enjoyable, incisive listening, viewing, and reading!