Who: Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Phoebe Bridger, Tenzin Choegyal, Cage the Elephant, Brittany Howard, Chocolate Genius, Valerie June, Rubin Kodheli, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Black Pumas, Jesse Paris Smith, Patti Smith, Tessa Thompson, Saori Tsukada, Eddie Vedder, Tenzin Choegyal, Drepung Gomang Monks, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
What: Annual benefit concert for Tibet House US
Where: Mandolin streaming platform
When: Wednesday, February 17, $25-$250, 8:00 (available for forty-eight hours)
Why: The annual Tibet House US benefit fundraiser always features a wide-ranging group of special guests, gathering under the leadership of artistic director Philip Glass. The thirty-fourth annual event is no exception, although this year there is yet more talent, which will be streaming in live and prerecorded from around the world instead of joining together at Carnegie Hall. The roster includes appearances and performances by Laurie Anderson, Phoebe Bridger, Cage the Elephant, Brittany Howard, Chocolate Genius, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Tessa Thompson, Eddie Vedder, and others, as well as an introductory message from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. All proceeds benefit Tibet House US, “a nonprofit educational institution and cultural embassy that was founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who at the inauguration in 1987 stated his wish for a long-term cultural institution to ensure the survival of Tibetan civilization and culture, whatever the political destiny of the six million people of Tibet itself.” Tickets start at $25, with additions of a Katak blessing scarf, limited edition benefit poster, event T-shirt, mala beads, and more at higher levels.