mon thru 6/14: danceafrica: brooklyn academy of music’s annual festival dedicated to african dance and music will be celebrated with a series of digital programs, including dance classes, streams of past performances, a virtual bazaar, and more. free. >>
mon thru sun: brooklyn brainery’s online courses: learn something new while you quarantine with this week’s selection of classes, including the principles of comedy, beginner’s embroidery, the history of scotch whisky, make your own fermented hot sauce and chili pastes, and more. various platforms and prices. >>
mon thru sun: caveat’s livestreamed events: stay informed and entertained with this week’s shows, which include nerd search, nevertheless she existed: women in medicine, ask a political scientist, modern whitney, myth busting with global tour guides, vocabaret, queer memoir, and masters of social gastronomy. youtube, various prices (save 10% with promo code ‘skint2020’). >>
mon thru sun: streaming concerts, listening sessions, and chats with musicians. this week: an ian curtis tribute (mon), a night of covenant house stars with bon jovi, dolly parton, meryl streep, and more (mon), alanis morisette (tues), the met opera streams (daily), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>
mon thru fri: comedy quarantine: coming to the ‘stage’ this week on babs gray and teresa lee’s nightly stand-up show: laurie kilmartin, sarah squirm, lorelei ramirez, sean patton, sydnee washington, and more. instagram, free (donations welcome). >>
mon thru thurs: confronting covid-19 in our communities: regional plan association (rpa) presents a series of online panels addressing the immediate and long-term impact of covid-19 on our regional health, economy, and infrastructure. free. >>
mon 10am-10pm: drunken shakespeare: fans and pros alike are welcome to share their shakespeare self-tapes on instagram/facebook and tag @thenightshifttheatreco using the hashtag #sequesteredshakespeare to be featured on the the night shift theatre company’s social media channels. free. >>
mon 5pm: community table read: the original stars of community and creator dan harmon come together for a virtual table read of ‘cooperative polygraphy’ (season 5, episode 4), followed by an audience q+a. the event will raise money for josé andrés’ world central kitchen and frontline foods. youtube, free (donations welcome). >>
mon 6:15pm: #damesathome / virtual celebration of caffe cino and gay theater: join the nyc lgbt historic sites project a celebration of the birthplace of off-off-broadway and a haven for pioneering gay theater: the caffe cino. held on the 54th anniversary of the premiere of dames at sea, the cino’s most successful production ever, and the stage debut of bernadette peters. zoom, free. >>
mon 6:30pm: tigertail: alan yang on immigration and sacrifice: tigertail filmmaker alan yang (parks and recreation, the good place) talks with emmy award-winning producer janet yang about his debut netflix film and his perspectives on immigration, identity, and the american dream. presented by asia society. youtube and facebook, free. >>
mon 7pm: morbid ink: morbid anatomy presents an illustrated lecture on the human memorial tattoo and memorialisation during a pandemic by dr. john troyer, director of the centre for death and society at the university of bath and author of technologies of the human corpse. zoom, $8. >>
mon 7pm: charting the high frontier of pace: asteroid institute executive director and former nasa astronaut ed lu will present the case for a four-dimensional map of the solar system which he and his team are building. presented by the explorers club. zoom, free. >>
mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with maria bamford (lady dynamite), janelle james (the comedy lineup), chris gethard (career suicide), subhah agarwal (a little late with lilly singh), nish kumar (netflix), and jay jurden (fallon). presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit womenkind). >>
mon 7pm: celebrating harlem stage: a virtual performing arts fundraiser: performers lachanze, celia rose gooding and tamara tunie host harlem stage’s annual gala, featuring new and archival performances by harlem stage artists, plus appearances by hugh dancy, fab 5 freddy, tate donovan, bill t. jones, claire danes, and more. instagram and facebook, $5+ suggested donation. >>
mon 7:30pm (weekly): velvet variety: comics from new york’s queer comedy scene team up for a weekly stream, featuring comedians’ favorite stand-up performances from their personal archives, drag, music and original digital content. youtube, free. >>
mon 8pm: dirty in the kitchen: yeast and breadmaking: momi’s science on screen curator sonia epstein hosts a livestream event celebrating kitchen dirt, a.k.a. yeast, featuring manresa bread founder avery ruzicka and botanist dr. nicholas money (the rise of yeast: how the sugar fungus shaped civilization). the event will include a screening of an archival short film on yeast, videos of extreme fungal movements filmed by dr. money, a kitchen demonstration, and a q+a. presented by the museum of the moving image. free ($10 suggested donation). >>
mon 8pm: popop! pop culture talk show: some of the month’s biggest and most heinous pop culture moments are celebrated by a panel of comedians and guests at jenny gorelick’s talk show. free-$5 suggested donation (10% of proceeds will benefit union hall). >>
mon 9pm: bring out your dead: mary roach and jessica ferri in conversation: authors jessica ferri (silent cities new york: hidden histories of the region’s cemeteries) and mary roach (stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers) get together for a ‘lively’ reading and conversation. presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>
tues 2pm (weekly thru 6/23): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own challah and other breads and treats with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell, where donations for the series of six classes will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at mt. sinai morningside hospital. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>
tues 2pm (+ thurs): live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with music director yannick nézet-séguin’s presentation on the history of the philadelphia orchestra at carnegie hall (tues), and a tribute performance celebrating the life of grammy-winning cellist lynn harrell (thurs). free. >>
sponsored: tues 3pm: virtual animal meet + greet with the staten island zoo get up close and personal with some of the staten island zoo’s most celebrated animals, all without leaving your apartment. $10. >>
tues 4pm: transit sketches with amy tenenouser: tune in to a discussion with artist amy tenenouser, whose depictions of subway riders are featured in the exhibition transit sketches, currently on view at the ny transit museum’s grand central terminal gallery annex. zoom, free. >>
tues 6pm: how to survive the lockdown: author and war correspondent judith matloff discusses essential lockdown survival techniques and her new book, how to drag a body and other safety tips you hope to never need, in a conversation with author and journalist abby ellin (duped: double lives, false identities, and the con man i almost married). presented by the national arts club. zoom, free. >>
tues 7pm: saving new york city’s food scene: host arun venugopal convenes a panel featuring eater ny reporter tanay warerkar, mohamed attia (the street vendor project) and nikoa evans-hendricks (harlem park to park and ruby’s vintage harlem kitchen+bar) to discuss what needs to happen to help our favorite places endure this storm. presented by the greene space at wnyc. free. >>
sponsored: tues 8pm: underground manhattan: the history of the new york city subway system: it’s right there under your feet, but how much do you really know about new york city’s subway system? explore one of the oldest and largest public transit systems in the world with transit expert and tour guide gary dennis. $10. >>
tues 9pm (weekly): something good comedy show: join hosts chloe radcliffe (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and ben katzner for a variety show about ‘how to feel happy in a world of sh*t,’ featuring audience-submission games, a dance-along, and standup by mark normand (conan) and britney carney (comedy central). youtube, free. >>
weds thru 6/21: thisisfair: the new art dealers alliance (nada) and artlogic present a new online art fair, with proceeds benefiting 200 galleries affected by the covid-19 crisis. >>
weds thru sun: the homebound project: theater for the front line: a new independent theater initiative focused on connecting sheltering artists and helping to feed children affected by the coronavirus pandemic presents new works by leading and emerging writers of the american theater. this week’s second edition features mary-louise parker, zachary quinto, taylor schilling, and more. vimeo ($10 suggested donation). >>
weds thru sun: secretformula’s virtual events: revel in pop culture nostalgia with movie nights, drinking games, dance parties, and more from event/party producer secretformula. this week, learn the facts of life with pete, pete, and punky during an 80s/90s tv party (weds), wish upon a star during a disney sing-along (fri), and get tipsy watching sunday cartoons (sun). zoom, free-$8. >>
weds 1pm: #blogher20 healthy at home: take a mental, physical, and emotional health day during blogher’s afternoon wellness event, featuring speakers including marie forleo, karolina kurkova, audrey kleo yap, jamie lynn spears, june diane raphael, and keynote speaker alicia silverstone. free. >>
weds 5pm: hulu’s normal people: daisy edgar-jones and paul mescal, the duo starring in the new limited-series adaptation of sally rooney’s novel normal people, talks to entertainment weekly’s david canfield about bringing the book to life, why the series resonates with viewers, and more. presented by 92y. free (donations welcome). >>
weds 7pm: the takeout: exploring asian american food and identity in the time of covid: the takeout, the museum of food and drink’s new series of panel discussions exploring the impact that covid-19 is having on asian american communities and food businesses, returns with a discussion on how xenophobia shapes food taboos, myths, and misconceptions. zoom, free. >>
weds 7pm: how to boost your health, wellbeing, and immune system: doctors dennis goodman and daniel javit lead a mind-your-health workshop and q+a on developing scientifically proven healthy practices that boost immunity and protect your health. presented by 92y. $10. >>
weds 7pm: pop culture trivia: dick wolf edition: test your pop culture knowledge during five mini-rounds of trivia (loosely based on this week’s dick wolf and true crime theme), presented by the skint and the briefly. presented by littlefield. facebook and twitch, free (donations welcome). >>
weds 7pm: red light special: online urban burlesque workshop: embrace your inner dancer as choreographer and performer yaminah legohn guides you through a sensual dance class. presented by house of yes. zoom, $5+ suggested. >>
weds 7:30pm: troop 6000: the girl scout troop that began in a shelter and inspired the world: new york times reporter nikita stewart shares her new book, troop 6000, which tells the true story of the first girl scout troop founded for and by girls living in a shelter in queens, new york. stewart will be joined in conversation by the visionary behind the troop, giselle burgess. presented by greenlight bookstore. zoom, free. >>
weds 7:30pm (weekly): gettin’ by with liz barrett: cut yourself some slack with comedian liz barrett (gotham comedy live), who covers everything that makes us anxious, and discusses how to let the small stuff go. tonight’s topic is unemployment with guest maddy smith (wild ‘n out). zoom, free. >>
weds 8pm: cuddle up with the sea otters of the pacific coast: natural history author todd mcleish (return of the sea otter) shares stories about the role sea otters play in their ecosystem, how they use tools, their conflicts with fishermen and native alaskans, and how biologists are working to restore their populations–plus plenty of cute sea otter photos. $6. >>
weds 8pm: queens craft brigade variety show: draw with bianca negron of bianca’s design shop, learn to bake with christine yen of bench flour bakers, and more during a streamed event showcasing queens-based makers. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>
weds 8pm: hope’s virtual trivia: trivia host hope morawa is asking all the right questions while raising money for femstrate, a local social movement fighting for period equality and the distribution of free period products. instagram, free (donations accepted). >>
weds 9pm: a moment of calm with jameela jamil: actor, activist, and podcast host jameela jamil talks with author and new york times special projects senior editor veronica chambers about practices that can ease our minds and help us unwind. free. >>
weds 9pm: the science of sleep and dreams: neuroscientist and educator dr. pascal wallisch delivers a talk on what sleep is, why we need it, and how we can improve it, as well as the phenomenon of dreams and their role in psychological health. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5 suggested). >>
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