Culture Watch: Recommendations from QC Libraries

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.
Music
Poetry & Literature
Museums, History, and Community

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture Watch: Recommendations from QC Libraries

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.

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!