Cabaret Convention Goes Virtual

The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s annual New York Cabaret Convention — is set to stream Oct. 20-21, from homes and venues in various cities, with a concert scheduled for Oct. 22 as part of the Radio Free Birdland series. It will also showcase finalists in the convention’s third, and first virtual, Teen Competition.

Making cabaret more accessible to audiences is part of the mission this fall. Presenting shows that reflect the moment — as protests for racial justice continue and the country reels from the impact of Covid on everyday life and the economy — is another.