Here is a roundup of the best virtual shows to catch this weekend for those on the lookout for their culture fix:
The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
To mark World Refugee Day, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is holding an online performance of Cartography – a theatrical work that deals with displacement.
The performance follows the journey of four young migrants who leave their worlds behind, seeking a fresh start. Expect beautiful storytelling complete with interactive video technology and captivating theatre work.
Catch the show at 8pm here.
The Met Opera is airing a different recording of a past production each night while it remains closed to the public. A 1984 production of Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino” will air this Thursday and Friday. Philip Glass’ productions of “Akhnaten” and “Satyagraha” will air on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. If you want to turn your living room into front row seats for a wonderful soirée with classical music, this is your chance.
Catch the show here.
Peter Pan Live!
Filmed in 2014, NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ stars Allison Williams in the title role, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Taylor Elizabeth Louderman — best known for originating the role of Regina George in the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” — as Wendy Darling; Tony Award-winning actress Kelli O’Hara — who was the guest artist at last year’s Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert — as Mrs. Darling; and Broadway star Christian Borle as Mr. Darling and Smee.
The show will be available to stream for 48 hours starting June 19, here.
From his home in Hawaii, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performs live every Friday night on Facebook.
Select songs from the Foo Fighters’ 2019 Sonic Temple headlining set will stream along with a Q&A with guitarist Chris Shiflett here.
There isn’t a better way to celebrate World Music Day on June 21 than with a digital concert that aims to bring people together through the common language of music, while encouraging them to stay home and safe. The line-up includes renowned DJs Steve Aoki and Afro Jack, who will be headlining the event. Catch the show live at 8pm here.