Culture Watch: QC Library Recommends (Jul. 2020)

by Michael Deering

Welcome to a fresh edition of Culture Watch! We regularly share our picks of free music, dance, theater, lectures, comedy, and other arts and entertainment you can enjoy at home.


  • Every Wednesday and Saturday at 3PM: Guggenheim Art Museum teaching artist Jeff Hopkins hosts Sketch with Jeff. Audiences will hear unique stories and facts about the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building while sketching along with Jeff.
  • Tuesday, July 21 at 6PM: The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Artists on Artworks—Cecily Brown on Gerhard Richter






  • Thursday, July 16 at 2PM: Amadeus is presented by the National Theatre. Available all week!
  • Friday, July 24: PBS makes Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing available until September 11.

Culture Watch: Recommendations from QC Libraries (May 2020)

We are sharing our recommendations of great cultural events to experience in the weeks ahead.

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Parks & Nature
Theater & Dance
  • Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 at 11AM: Lincoln Center’s Weekly Ballet Break is inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Led by New York City Ballet dancer Ralph Ippolito, this will be great for young ones!
  • Monday, May 11 at 5:30PM: Lincoln Center brings the San Francisco Ballet to our homes in a performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.
  • Thursday, May 21 at 7:30PM: The Metropolitan Opera will be releasing Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot.
  • Thursday, May 21: The Australian Dance Theatre releases Microfilm as part of their ADAPT program. You can sign up to be invited to the whole program.
  • Friday, May 22 at 7:30PM: The Metropolitan Opera presents Mozart’s classic comedic opera, Don Giovanni.
  • Wednesday, May 27 at 5PM: NYC Ballet’s Wendy Whelan takes audiences of all ages and levels through classic repertoire. See it on the NYCB Instagram.
  • Streaming: Alfred Molina stars as Mark Rothko in Red, a dramatization of creating the murals for New York’s Four Seasons Hotel. Available until May 27th.
  • Streaming: Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, recorded during Shakespeare in the Park 2019. Available through May 27th.
  • Streaming: Each evening, beginning at 7:30PM, The Metropolitan Opera presents a free encore performance from its Live in HD series.
Poetry & Literature
Museums, History, and Community

Culture Watch is compiled by Michael Deering with the assistance of QC Libraries faculty and staff.