What’s streaming today? An ongoing list of arts and culture events to watch

What’s streaming today? An ongoing list of arts and culture events to watch

With many spaces still digital, here is an ongoing list of what’s happening and when. 

~ Events for July 23 to July 30 ~

[Note: All events are listed in Eastern time. Links subject to change.]

July 23

Carnegie Hall Selects: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”
When: July 23; 12 p.m.
Host: Carnegie Hall
Immerse yourself in a 2007 performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” filmed at the Salzburg Festival, with Daniel Barenbolm conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The performance will be available to stream through 12 p.m. on July 30.

ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home
When: July 23; 5 p.m.
Host: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Close out the week with a live performance from ETHEL, composed of Ralph Farris, Kip Jones, Dorothy Lawson and Corin Lee. The event features multi-instrumentalist, composer and animation artist Dana Lyn.

“Standing on the Edge of Time”
When: July 23 through July 27; 7:30 p.m.
Host: PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project)
Directed by Cheryl Faraone, “Standing on the Edge of Time” brings together the works of writers David Auburn, Caryl Churchill, Tony Kushner, Mac Wellman, Steven Dykes and more.

From the production’s site: “Interweaving dramatic text, music, poetry and current news, this evening looks at our present and our options, with hilarity, fury and hope. A living tapestry of paranoia, beauty and belief.”

Nightly Met Opera Streams: Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment”
When: July 23; 7:30 p.m.
Host: The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offerings of past opera performances. Catch this April 26, 2008, performance of Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment,” starring Natalie Dessay, Felicity Palmer, Juan Diego Flórez and Alessandro Corbelli.

Films on the Green: “Satin Rouge”
When: July 23; 8:30 p.m.
Host: The French Embassy and NYC Parks
The Films on the Green series continues with “Satin Rouge,” directed by Raja Amari. In addition to the virtual screening, audiences can take in the production in-person at Seward Park.


July 24

“This/that” With Kayla Hamilton
When: July 24; 6 p.m.
Host: Whitney Museum of American Art
Bronx-based dance artist and educator Kayla Hamilton will share her work and host a panel — featuring Joselia Hughes, Leroy Moore, Devin Hill and Mark Travis Rivera — to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and to celebrate contributions of disabled artists of color. The event will have audio description, live captioning and ASL interpretation.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: Verdi’s “Il Trovatore”
When: July 24; 7:30 p.m.
Host: The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offerings of past opera performances. Catch this Oct. 3, 2015, performance of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” starring Anna Netrebko, Dolora Zajick, Yonghoon Lee and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.


July 25

PrideArts Summer Film Festival: Program B
When: July 25 through July 31
Host: PrideArts
The international Summer Film Festival from PrideArts continues with a program of short films from the United States, Brazil, India and Germany. Of the festival, organizers explain that the “films explore a range of queer life topics in genres that range from comedy and drama to science fiction, Zoom dating, Star Trek fandom and modern dance.”

Drop-In Drawing: Sketching Movement
When: July 25; 10 a.m.
Host: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Practice your ability to capture movement and motion in this drop-in class, inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera”
When: July 25; 7:30 p.m.
Host: The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offerings of past opera performances. Catch this Dec. 8, 2012, performance of Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Kathleen Kim, Stephanie Blythe, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.


July 26

Loser Boy: Boom Boom on the Zoom Zoom
When: July 26; 7 p.m.
Host: The Tank
Take to Zoom for a live improv performance, created by Deirdre Manning.


July 27

Andy Warhol: A Conversation
When: July 27; 1 p.m.
Host: The National Arts Club
Andy Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik discusses the artists with curators Kenneth Brummel (Art Gallery of Ontario) and Gregor Muir (Tate Modern).

Mulatu Astatke in “The Temple of Dendur”
When: July 27; 7 p.m.
Host: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Catch the digital premiere of composer and multi-instrumentalist Mulatu Astatke’s Sept. 9, 2016, performance at the Met.

Digital Drop-in: Exploring Gesture With Clay
When: July 27; 7 p.m.
Host: Museum of Arts and Design
Have some clay sitting around? Join Museum of Art and Design Artist Studios resident Jen Dwyer for a 45-minute class centered on sculpting hand gestures.

Creating the Costumes of “Hamilton” With Costume Designer Paul Tazewell
When: July 27; 8 p.m.
Host: FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Ever wondered about how the costumes for “Hamilton” came together? Catch a conversation between designer Paul Tazewell and FIDM Museum curator Kevin Jones about the process. Attendees will also hear about Tazewell’s upcoming work on Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.”


July 28

Jeanne Thornton: “Summer Fun” With Casey Plett
When: July 28; 7 p.m.
Host: Books Are Magic
Author Jeanne Thornton joins writer Casey Plett for a discussion of her new book “Summer Fun,” which centers on a young trans woman named Gala, who investigates why her favorite band stopped making music.

Special Online Conversation With actress Isabelle Huppert
When: July 28; 8 p.m.
Host: 92nd Street Y
Actress Isabelle Huppert joins moderator Annette Insdorf for a conversation about Huppert’s career and role in the new film “Mama Weed,” directed by Jean-Paul Salomé.


July 29

Seen and Unseen: Sense of Wonder
When: July 29; 2 p.m.
Host: Noguchi Museum
Adults who are blind or low vision are invited to a virtual tour of Isamu Noguchi’s art, led by museum educators. The program is free.

Scribd Originals: Kaitlyn Greenidge and Nicole Cliffe – “Orgy”
When: July 29; 7 p.m.
Host: The Strand Book Store
Author Kaitlyn Greenidge joins fellow writer Nicole Cliffe to launch Greenidge’s new Scribd Originals ebook and audiobook “Orgy.” Bonus: All guests who register will get a free 60-day Scribd subscription.


July 30

“Road to the Throne in Ancient Egypt” With the Brooklyn Museum
When: July 30; 9:30 a.m.
Host: Brooklyn Public Library
Wind down for the weekend with a meditation and exploration of art, design and culture, led by teen educators.

ETHEL and Friends: Balcony Bar from Home
When: July 30; 5 p.m.
Host: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Close out the week with a live performance from ETHEL, composed of Ralph Farris, Kip Jones, Dorothy Lawson and Corin Lee. The event features singer-songwriter Julia Crafton.

Watch Whenever

“The Duat”
Through Aug. 12
Catch the premiere of Roger Q. Mason’s “The Duat,” presented as part of the “Not a Moment, But a Movement” series from the Fire This Time Festival, Watts Village Theater Company and Center Theatre Group. Directed by Taibi Magar, the hour-long play stars HBO “Insecure” actor Gregg Daniel and features percussionist David Leach. A pre-show panel, which starts at 7 p.m. Eastern, features artists Dominique Morisseau, Azure D. Osborne-Lee and Jonathan McCrory in a conversation moderated by Antonio David Lyons.

The work will be available to stream for free through July 18, after which it will be available on-demand through Aug. 12.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
Catch a special abridged version of the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” presented by CollaborAzian. The evenings proceeds benefit the nonprofit Stop AAPI Hate. Performers include Cindy Cheung, Karl Josef Co, Ali Ewoldt, Diane Phelan and Thom Sesma. The production is directed by Alan Muraoka, with music direction by Steven Cuevas.

Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings by Donna Weng Friedman
Pianist and music producer Donna Weng Friedman releases the EP album “Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings,” produced as a “response to the wave of violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals.” Featuring Weng Friedman and soprano Indira Mahajan, the EP “ aims to promote understanding and tolerance among people of all backgrounds,” and features the works of composers Margaret Bonds, Beata Moon, Florence B. Price and Chinary Ung. Proceeds from the album will be donated to the Korean American Community Foundation.

“My hope is that this album will resonate with people of all ethnicities who are looking for a way to help support our AAPI community,” Weng Friedman, who faced harassment at the start of the pandemic, said. “By listening to each track on ‘Heritage and Harmony: Silver Linings,’ they can enjoy the glorious music of incredible but under-represented BIPOC composers and musicians while also making a small but valuable contribution to the AAPI community.”

Mayoral Forum on Culture and Arts
Join New Yorkers for Culture and Arts for a conversation with New York City mayoral candidates, who will discuss moving the city forward through arts and culture. Moderated by Anna Glass and Luis A. Miranda Jr.

Virtual Conversation with Playwright Lynn Nottage
How do our hometowns influence our lives? Historian Kevin Burke asks this question in his series “Your Hometown.” Celebrated playwright Lynn Nottage discusses what it was like growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1960s and 70s.

Encores! Inside the Revival: “The Life”
Billy Porter joins Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi and City Center’s Encores! producing creative director Clint Ramos for a discussion about Porter’s 1997 musical “The Life.” The discussion, which features clips of City Center’s Encores! revival of the show, is presented as part of a new digital series, made up of five mini documentaries about the productions staged as part of the program over the years.

“Until the Flood”
Writer- performer Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show “Until the Flood” explores Ferguson following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Based on extensive interviews, this theatrical event gives voice to a community grappling with injustice and yearning for change.

The Noël Coward Foundation’s “A Marvellous Party”
Judi Dench. Stephen Fry. Emma Thompson. Kate Burton. These are just three mega-stars appearing in the digital performance celebrating Noël Coward. The show benefits Acting for Others for viewers in the United Kingdom and the Actors Fund for those in the United States.

Royal Albert Home Series
The Royal Albert Home series delivers exclusive sessions straight from artists’ homes, archived for free on their website.

The London Symphony Orchestra: “Opening Concert”
The London Symphony Orchestra’s Always Playing series features a different full-length concert every Sunday and Thursday. On June 11, enjoy the LSO’s 2019/2020 season “Opening Concert,” featuring Emily Howard’s “Antisphere,” Colin Matthews’ Violin Concerto and Walton’s Symphony No 1.

Resistance Revival Chorus Rise Up Rally
The Resistance Revival Chorus’ weekly virtual showcase will present a special “all-message-music edition” of their program, which will be aimed at addressing the “deep wounds of racial injustice.” The evening will be co-curated by musical coordinator Nilusha Dassenaike and musical direct Abena Koomson-Davis. The evening will be hosted by rapid response director Zakiyah Ansari.

Sag Harbor American Music Festival’s “The Best Jams”
AFTEE and Sag Harbor American Music Festival present “The Best Jams,” a virtual jam session featuring local musicians that will support East End Pantries. Across the two-day jam series, musicians will include: Dante Mazzetti, Gene Casey, Hoodoo Loungers, Inda Eaton, Jake Lear, Joe Delia, Ludmilla Brazil, Mama Lee Rose, Nancy Atlas, Points East, Sara Hartman, The 2nd Hands and Winston Ire.

ALL ARTS Talks Recovery: The Wait for Justice 
A panel discusses the current state of racial injustice in the United States and the role arts and culture has played.

Moderated by Executive Director of RestorationART and the Billie Holiday Theatre and Vice President of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Dr. Indira Etwaroo. Featuring British-born, Ghanaian playwright, radio host, international award-winning journalist and executive director of the Armah Institute for Emotional Justice, Esther Armah; associate professor of theater at Dartmouth College, former president of Black Theatre Association, award-winning writer and founder of International Summit for Black Theater, Dr. Monica White Ndounou; American poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, actor, director, singer and songwriter, Carl Hancock Rux; and WQXR Host, Artistic Advisor for The Harlem Chamber Players and board member of the Bagby Foundation and the MacDowell Colony, Terrance McKnight.

“Antigone in Ferguson”
ALL ARTS presents an encore broadcast of Theater of War Productions’ “Antigone in Ferguson,” filmed at Harlem Stage.

“Inspired by the murder of Michael Brown, it includes themes of injustice, resistance, and the value of a life,” writes Harlem Stage. “As the nation rages against yet another murder of a Black man and centuries of injustice, we must ALL insist that Black Lives Matter.”

Watch on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel. Watch anytime on ALL ARTS and Harlem Stage.

Royal Albert Home: Kaiser Chiefs
enjoy an exclusive set performed by the Kaiser Chiefs, the Indie Band known for hits such as “Oh My God,” “I Predict A Riot,” “Everyday I Love You Less and Less,” “Never Miss A Beat” and “Hole In My Soul.”

“Laughter in Lockdown”
Comedians Dave Attell, Judd Apatow, Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes, Pete Holmes, Mo Amer and more are coming together for some laughs and to raise money for comedy workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned to the NY Laughs YouTube channel after the event for more videos to be added. over time.

Royal Albert Home: Imogen Heap
Enjoy an exclusive set performed by Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap. For this set, fans have chosen the setlist.

The 1599 Project: “Henry V”
Irondale’s original four-hour performance “The 1599 Project” has been reimagined as a four-part series that you can stream online. Enjoy an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” Each play featured in this series was written in 1599, a plague year in London in which theatres were forced to undergo major changes. In this series, Irondale explores parallels with the pandemic’s impact on today’s theatre community.

ALL ARTS Talks Recovery: The Artists
Join ALL ARTS for the second entry into our ALL ARTS Talks Recovery series, focused on how the art world is grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by ALL ARTS artistic director Jörn Weisbrodt, this edition will focus on artists and feature ALL ARTS resident artist Taylor Mac, Paola Prestini of National Sawdust, Aszure Barton of Aszure Barton & Artists, and Du’Bois A’Keen.

“Biter”
The sixth installment in the Brick’s archival streaming series is Spencer Thomas Campbell and Ryan William Downey’s 2015 production of “Biter (Every Time I Turn Around).” Described as “a sincere slapstick gore-fest examination of personal prisons and animal urges,” this production is sure to thrill.

“You Live, You Learn”: A Night with Alanis Morissette
The cast of the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill” got together with Alanis Morissette for a special livestream event. Featuring performances and conversations, the evening will also see Diane Paulus, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Tom Kitt. Donations made during the steam benefit the Actors Fund.

Harlem Stage 2020 Gala
Harlem Stage held its 2020 gala on a digital stage this year. The event was hosted by award-winning actors LaChanze and Tamara Tunie, as well as award-nominated Celia Rose Gooding. The online affair featured new and archival musical performances by Nona Hendryx, Jason Moran, José James, Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité and others. Special appearances were made by Joy Reid, Bill T. Jones, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Fab 5 Freddy and Tate Donovan.

“ALL ART Talks: Arts in Recovery”
A live virtual conversation between arts and culture leaders grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by former president of Brooklyn Academy of Music Karen Brook Hopkins and featuring Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, Harlem Stage managing director James King, Tony Award-winning producer of “Hadestown” Dale Franzen, director of AEA Consulting and chair of the Global Cultural Districts Network Adrian Ellis, and artistic director of American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and Broadway director Diane Paulus. Available on Facebook and the ALL ARTS homepage.

Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration
Hosted by Raúl Esparza, “Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration” streamed live on Broadway.com and the Broadway.com YouTube channel on the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of “Company.” The event was a fundraiser for Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). Performers included Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Iain Armitage, Katrina Lenk, Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Stephen Schwartz, Elizabeth Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani and, from the cast of Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company, Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma.

Post Malone: Nirvana Tribute
Post Malone will go grunge for a Nirvana tribute. The livestream, set to take place on YouTube, will raise money for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, established to support the work of the World Health Organization.

“Hal Fischer and Erin O’Toole Talk ‘Thought Pieces'”
Photographer and art critic Hal Fischer talked with San Franciso Museum of Art (SFMoMA) curator Erin O’Toole about the exhibition “Thought Pieces: 1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips and Hal Fischer.” Presented as part of SFMoMA’s “Museum from Home” programming, the conversation invites viewers to consider San Francisco from a ’70s vantage point.

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“Worldwide Concert for Our Culture: 2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala”
This year’s Jazz at Lincoln Center gala went digital. The streamable event includes performances from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Baqir Abbas, Dianne Reeves, Makoto Ozone and more. Drawing together artists from around the world, the event was billed as a “first of its kind” global experience. Though the gala concert is free, the organization welcomes donations from those who are able. “Our entire ecosystem has sustained devastating losses,” Jazz at Lincoln Center stated, continuing, “but this concert is a very important way to stay alive and sustain our ability to fulfill and further our mission.”

The fifth edition of “Viral Monologues”
“The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues” series released its fifth round of plays — with Broadway royalty Tony Shalhoub, Larry Owens and Stephanie Hsu, among others. The popular project teams an actor with a writer, and within 24 hours, the duo craft a wholly original monologue. This batch of 23 writers matched with performers on April 13 at 6 p.m., and the resulting pieces began to roll-out April 14 at 6 p.m. You can watch the premieres on the organization’s IGTV or on the “24 Hour Plays” website once they are posted.

All times listed in Eastern.