Who: Artistic director Philip Glass, Carly Simon, Blood Orange (Dev Hynes), St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Rhiannon Giddens, Angel Olsen, Stephin Merritt, Resistance Revival Chorus, Techung, and Los Vega, with the Patti Smith Band and the Scorchio Quartet and an invocation by monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery, with honorary chairs Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman, and Arden Wohl
What: Thirty-first annual concert raising funds for the nonprofit Tibet House US, celebrating the Year of the Earth Dog and Tibetan New Year
Where: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, 881 Seventh Ave. at 57th St., 212-247-7800
When: Saturday, March 3, $35-$200 (special packages with the concert, party, and more start at $500), 7:30
Why: Tibet House US was founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama, “dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil”; the annual benefit concert is always one of the cultural highlights of the year in New York City, and this time the show will have a special focus on equality and human rights given what is currently happening in the United States as well as around the world.