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 moving digital, here is an ongoing list of what’s happening and when. 

 ~ Events for Nov. 23 – Nov. 29 ~

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

Nov. 23

Special Rough-Cut Access: Isolation to Creation
When: Nov. 23 all day
Where: Link sent with ticket purchase ($10)
Episode four of the Guggenheim’s Works & Process docu-series (which will air on ALL ARTS in 2021) premieres Saturday night and will be available to stream until Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Viewers can request access and buy tickets by emailing friends@worksandprocess.org.

10 Years Over 10 Weeks
When: Begins streaming Nov. 23 and is available through Nov. 29
Where: The American Dance Guild website and YouTube
The American Dance Guild continues its 10 Years Over 10 Weeks series with pieces from Jean Erdman.

Collestives + Co-authorship: The Black School and Emory Douglas
When: Nov. 23; 1 p.m.
Where: Link sent with registration
The Center for Book Arts presents an online discussion with the Black School and Emory Douglas about collectives and co-authorship.

ABT Today: The Future Starts Now
When: Nov. 23; 7 p.m.
Where: The American Ballet Theatre YouTube
American Ballet Theatre presents four new premieres from choreographers Gemma Bond, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd and Pam Tanowitz. The works were created and filmed in “ballet bubbles.”

Bloomingdale’s Virtual Holiday Benefit
When: Nov. 23; 7 p.m.
Where: Link sent with registration (donations begin at $1)
Bloomingdale’s is ringing in the holiday season with the help of actor/activist Andra Day and Amberican Ballet Theatre dancers Misty Copeland, Skylar Brandt and Gabe Stone Shayer. The evening also features a window display reveal and benefits the Child Mind Institute.

Baldizzi Family Virtual Tour
When: Nov. 23; 7 p.m.
Where: Link sent with ticket purchase ($10)
Take a virtual tour of the 1930s Baldizzi Family home, located at 97 Orchard Street. The building, which housed the family of Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi, is part of the Tenement Museum’s Hard Times building tour.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Il Trovatore”
When: Nov. 23; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. Catch the April 30, 2011, performance of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Conducted by Marco Armiliato.

Virtual Views: Surrealist Women
When: Nov. 23; 8 p.m.
Where: The Museum of Modern Art YouTube
Join the Museum of Modern Art for a live Q&A with Anne Umland (senior curator at MoMA) and actress Abbi Jacobson about the legacy of women in the Surrealist movement. The event is presented as part of the Virtual Views initiative.


Nov. 24

The Town Known as Auschwitz
When: Nov. 24; 5 p.m.
Where: Link sent with registration
The Museum of Jewish Heritage presents a talk with Tomek Kuncewicz and Mciek Zabierowski about the town of Oświęcim and the program the Auschwitz Jewish Center.

Art History from Home: Abstract Art in America
When: Nov. 24; 6 p.m.
Where: Zoom; link sent with registration
Explore Cubism, American Abstract, Expressionism, Minimalism and more with the Whitney Museum of American Art and Grant Johnson.

Virtual Tenement Talk: A Journey to Freedom
When: Nov. 24; 7 p.m.
Where: The Tenement Museum YouTube Live
Historian Ken Blansett speaks about the life of of Akwesasne Mohawk activist Richard Oakes as part of a virtual event hosted by the Tenement Museum in partnership with the American Indian Community House. Blansett is the author of “A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement.”

Story/Teller with Zeyn Joukhadar, Samy Nour Younges, Leila Buck and Jenn Baker
When: Nov. 24; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Link sent with registration
Hear new works read aloud by actors as part of the Center for Fiction’s Story/Teller series. On Tuesday, actors Samy Nour Younes and Leila Buck will perform from “The Thirty Names of Night” by Zeyn Joukhadar. A discussion with the author will follow and will be moderated by Jenn Baker.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Marnie”
When: Nov. 24; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. Catch the Nov. 10, 2018, performance of Nico Muhly’s “Marnie,” starring Isabel Leonard, Iestyn Davies and Christopher Maltman. Conducted by Roberto Spano.

The Fire This Time Festival Alumni Spotlight
When: Nov 24th; 8pm
Where: The Fire This Time Festival website and Facebook
The Fire This Time Festival presents four performance works by Roger Q. Mason, performed by Wayne Brady, Pierre Jean Gonzalez, Larry Owens, Ianne Fields Stewart, Pierre Jean Gonzalez, Gillian Williams and playwright. Special appearances will also be made by Lynn Nottage, Kevin R. Free and L Morgan Lee.

A Q&A with Mason follows the streamed event.

At This Theatre: Broadway’s Ruins
When: Nov. 24; 8 p.m.
Where: Link sent with ticket purchase ($12.99)
Take a tour of Broadway houses of times past with host and Broadway Up Close owner Tim Dolan as he guides audiences through the remnants of theaters “hiding in plain sight.”

Stars in the House
When: Nov. 24; 8 p.m.
Where: The Stars in the House YouTube
Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host a Thanksgiving episode.


Nov. 25

Martha Graham Dance Company: Ask Us Anything
When: Nov. 25; 5 p.m.
Where: Patreon
Martha Graham Dance Company Artistic Director Janet Eilber hosts a Q&A panel discussion with Lorenzo Pagano and Xin Yin, who will talk about “Night Journey.”

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Hamlet”
When: Nov. 25; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. Catch the March 27, 2010, performance of Thomas’s “Hamlet,” starring Marlis Petersen, Jennifer Larmore, Simon Keenlyside and James Morris. Conducted by Louis Langrée.

Stars in the House
When: Nov. 25; 8 p.m.
Where: The Stars in the House YouTube
Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host another Thanksgiving episode, but this time, they have casts from “Mean Girls,” “Jagged Little Pill” and more to help.


Nov. 26

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Elektra”
When: Nov. 26; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. Catch the April 30, 2016, performance of Strauss’s “Elektra,” starring Nina Stemme, Adrianne Pieczonka, Waltraud Meier and Eric Owens, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Stars in the House
When: Nov. 26; 8 p.m.
Where: The Stars in the House YouTube
Tune in for a Thanksgiving celebration with hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley.


Nov. 27

Death of England: Delroy
When: Nov. 27; 2 p.m.
Where: The National Theatre YouTube
Michael Balogun stars as “Delory” in this new play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, which was canceled amid the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. While audiences await the work to return to the stage in 2021, the National Theatre presents a free stream, which will be available to watch for 24 hours following its premiere.

Cocktails with a Curator: Murillo’s “Self-Portrait”
When: Nov. 27; 5 p.m.
Where: The Frick Collection YouTube
The Frick Collection is back with another week of their Cocktails with a Curator series. For this go, Xavier F. Salomon (deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp chief curator) presents a discussion of Murillo’s “Self-Portrait.” Cheers!

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Lucia di Lammermoor”
When: Nov. 27; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. Catch the March 19, 2011, performance of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” starring Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier and Kwangchul Youn. Conducted by Patrick Summers.

A Tribute to Toni Morrison
When: Nov. 27; 8 p.m.
Where: Links sent with ticket purchase (starting at a $5 suggested donation)
Join literary luminaries for a marathon reading of Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon,” presented as a tribute to the late author. Presented over the course of three days, starting Nov. 27, the reading is divided up among authors. Yaa Gyasi, Edwidge Danticat and Tayari Jones are up first and will read through Chapter 3, with an introduction by Kevin Young.


Nov. 28

Lace in the Met Collection
When: Nov. 28; 10 a.m.
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Facebook and YouTube
Have you always wondered about the history of lace? Met specialist Elena Kanagy-Loux walks viewers through the making of lace, the first textile acquired by the museum.

45:15 Online: A Communal Writing Experience
When: Nov. 28; 2 p.m.
Where: Link sent with registration
If you miss writing with other people, the Center for Fiction’s 45:15 program is the event for you this weekend. Led by co-host Claire Oleson, writers can expect to put pen to paper silently for 45 minutes, followed by a mindful movement and meditation session guided by Virginia Chang.

A Tribute to Toni Morrison
When: Nov. 28; 2 p.m.
Where: Links sent with ticket purchase (starting at a $5 suggested donation)
Join literary luminaries for a marathon reading of Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon,” presented as a tribute to the late author. Presented over the course of three days, starting Nov. 27, the reading is divided up among authors. Jacqueline Woodson, Jason Reynolds, Jesmyn Ward, Lorrie Moore, Brit Bennett and Hilton Als continue the marathon and will read Chapter 4–Chapter 9, with an introduction by Andrea Davis Pinkney.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Die Walküre”
When: Nov. 28; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. Catch the March 30, 2019, performance of Wagner’s “Die Walküre,” starring Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jamie Barton, Stuart Skelton, Greer Grimsley and Günther Groissböck. Conducted by Philippe Jordan.


Nov. 29

Tribute to Toni Morrison
When: Nov. 29; 2 p.m.
Where: Links sent with ticket purchase (starting at a $5 suggested donation)
Join literary luminaries for a marathon reading of Toni Morrison’s “Song of Solomon,” presented as a tribute to the late author. Presented over the course of three days, starting Nov. 27, the reading is divided up among authors. Ocean Vuong, Tommy Orange, Robin Coste Lewis, Jennifer Egan, Margaret Atwood and Louise Erdrich continue the marathon and will read Chapter 10–Chapter 15, with an introduction by Lisa Lucas.

Nightly Met Opera Streams: “Simon Boccanegra”
When: Nov. 29; 7:30 p.m.
Where: Met Opera website
The Metropolitan Opera continues its nightly offering of past opera performances. Catch the Jan. 26, 1995, performance of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra,” starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov and Robert Lloyd. Conducted by James Levine.

Watch Whenever

“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 Fergusson”
ALL ARTS presents an encore broadcast of Theater of War Productions’ “Antigone in Fergusson,” 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.

Reporting contributed by Edir Coronado, Joe Harrell, Jake King, Annie Seminara, Britt Stigler and Elizabeth Svokos.