Live Virtual Culture This Weekend

Quarantine may have restricted our movement, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t live culture still out there. We’ve got some weekend livestreams to keep you informed and entertained—across talks, lectures, and performances.

Friday, March 27

Matthew Brensilver, PhD, of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, leads an online session on the overlaps between mindfulness and psychotherapy. Brensilver will also draw distinctions, looking into the greater concentration that is resident in the path of mindfulness. New York Insight Meditation Center.

Stay up all night with classical music.as Music Never Sleeps NYC streams 24 hours of live music to support charitable causes.

Join the Psychoanalytic Society at The New School for a screening of Hitchcock’s highly timely Vertigo, followed by a discussion that takes on two ways of looking at the film: “One is to see it as a male film on the side of the male view of women; the other is to see it as a satirical attack on the misogynist mindset. They are, in fact, two sides of the same interpretative coin.”

Saturday, March 28

Join MoMA PS1 for Come Together (Apart) for a daylong streaming festival to celebrate and support local and international music communities. Th  full schedule includes DJ sets, workshops, a talk with no-wave pioneer Lydia Lunch, and a screening of Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story.

Jesus Benavente, I’m Not Dancing, I’m Struggling to Survive, still from video-performance, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

The New School hosts a virtual party with artist Jesus Benavente, who performs “I’m Not Dancing, I’m Struggling to Survive: Shelter in Place.”

Sunday, March 29

The next Sunday Platform at the New York Society for Ethical Culture features Kindertransport survivor Eva Yachnes as she presents “Family Separation: My Personal Experience.”


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