Culture calendar: December 2019

Summit with influential health care leaders

December 4 to 5

The Forbes Healthcare Summit, held at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center, will feature some of the biggest names in the industry. Experts will discuss biopharma breakthroughs, new technology that’s transforming how we prevent, detect, and diagnose disease, and ways to keep spiraling health care costs in check.


Explore Art Basel Miami Beach

December 5 to 8

At America’s premier art show, expect works by over 4,000 artists presented by 250 leading galleries. Attendees can take in panels and discussions with curators, collectors, and critics on topics including climate-change denial and women’s reproductive rights. Equinox will be partnering with curated art fair UNTITLED, ART on beach yoga and HeadStrong meditation activations. 


Keep it weird at the Austin Music Video Festival

December 10 to 14

The Austin Music Video Festival, now in its fifth year, knows how to lure audiences. It opens to the public with a retrospective of OK Go, known for their viral music videos, and a Q&A session with director and lead singer Damian Kulash. Catch hundreds of music videos on the big screen, plus panels, workshops, and parties in venues like the Alamo Drafthouse.


Delight in the Nutcracker

December 13 to 22

The American Ballet Theatre will bring their rendition of the holiday classic to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. The performance includes more than 100 dancers along with costumes from Tony award-winning designer Richard Hudson. 


Ring in the holiday spirit

Through December 20

Revel in a wonderland of wood cabins set up in a thicket of 300 snow-and-light covered pine trees at the Winter Forest at London’s Broadgate Circle. The daily events include a masterclass on gin, jewelry-making classes, a session on designing floral centerpieces, and jazz concerts.


Upcoming events at The Shed at Hudson Yards:

November 13 to January 12: Manual Override

This group exhibition is organized by The Shed’s first guest curator, art critic Nora N. Khan. Contemporary artists Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sondra Perry, Simon Fujiwara, Martine Syms, and Morehshin Allahyari explore and critique emerging technologies including DNA editing and AI.


Culture calendar: March 2020

South by Southwest, an exhibit about Studio 54, and happenings at The Shed