mon thru sun: build some mental muscle while you quarantine with brooklyn brainery’s online courses. this week’s selection includes food history horror stories, fermented veggies, herbal medicine and foods for spring allergies, homemade ice cream, and more. various platforms and prices. >>
mon thru sun: the greene space at wnyc continues its digital-only programming with wqxr’s midday masterpieces: juilliard’s historical performance program (weds 1pm), 10 things that scare me with jeff vandermeer (thurs 7pm), and more. free. >>
mon thru sun: stay informed and entertained with caveat’s livestreamed events. this week’s shows include what’s the big idea?, america’s next top cult, vocabaret, and we are talking about grief, ok? youtube, free/pay-what-you-can. >>
mon thru sun: the metropolitan opera‘s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes mozart’s le nozze di figaro, thomas’s hamlet, strauss’s capriccio, puccini’s la bohème, and more. >>
mon thru sun: while you’re practicing physical distancing, feel closer than ever to the musicians you love as they chat, host listening sessions, and perform. this week: florence + the machine (mon), the national (mon), ‘asia rising’ (weds), princess nokia (thurs), tori amos (thurs), omd (sat), erykah badu + jill scott (sat), and more. various platforms, free + various prices (many free). >>
mon thru fri: get your foodie/literary fix with eater’s livestream talks and classes. this week, chef jordan andino hosts ‘nights in,’ a cooking show series in support of world central kitchen, with guests brooke williamson, victor cruz, jet tila, giada de laurentiis, and lindsey vonn. instagram live, free. >>
mon thru fri (mon, wed, fri): isolate night with scott rogowsky: comedian scott rogowsky (hq trivia) returns with a nightly ‘quarantalk show’ on youtube, facebook, twitch, and twitter with guests joining remotely from around the country. this week’s guests include thomas lennon, adnan virk, shawn green, nelson figueroa, nate bargatze, w. kamau bell, dwane kennedy, and andy daly. free (donations will benefit city meals on wheels). >>
mon various times: the official met gala may have been postponed, but you can experience the glitz, glamor, and bathroom selfies during these virtual ‘met gala’ events: the me at home gala and the high fashion twitter met gala.
mon 3pm + 7pm (ongoing): do the write thing during a ny writers coalition virtual creative writing workshop, where wordsmiths of all levels and genres are invited to craft and share a piece in response to optional prompts provided by the workshop leader. zoom, free (suggested donation). >>
mon 4pm (thru 5/17): the new york guitar festival invited a diverse group of musicians to participate in reverend gary davis: in search of the harlem street singer, an on-line performance series exploring the music of the blues musician. scheduled performers include warren haynes, bill frisell, rosanne cash, and many more. youtube, free (donations to musicares are welcome). >>
mon 7pm: the new school and public seminar present an interactive talk on believe me: how trusting women can change the world, a new collection of essays on the movement against sexual violence, edited by jessica valenti and jaclyn friedman. the event includes conversation and readings from contributors. zoom, free. >>
mon 7pm (weekly): the butterboy comedy show, helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with with dj donwill, returns for a livestream show with baron vaughn (comedy central), megan gailey (conan), debra digiovanni (conan), shalewa sharpe (2 dope queens), and joe zimmerman (fallon). youtube, $5 (10% of proceeds will benefit united we dream). >>
mon 7:30pm (monthly): elyssa goodman’s miss manhattan non-fiction reading series continues online with readings by gaby dunn (bad with money), abeer hoque (olive witch), marci calabretta cancio-bello (hour of the ox), and ben kassoy (dosomething.org . instagram, free. >>
sponsored: mon 8pm: join new york adventure club as we explore the history of the new york city subway system. opened in 1904 with a single line serving 28 stations, the city of new york’s subway system has since grown to encompass 472 stations and over 245 miles of tracks, serving nearly 6 million riders per day. $10. >>
mon 8pm: the science of music:: tune in to think + drink different’s talk on what music is, why it moves us, what our musical taste says about our personalities, and more. led by nyu psychology professor dr. pascal wallisch. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5 suggested). >>
mon 8pm: may the fourth be with you as you join the brooklyn bad movie meetup in watching 1978 nightmare, star wars holiday special. free. >>
mon 9pm (weekly): join hosts chloe radcliffe (fallon), caitlin peluffo (colbert), and ben katzner for the something good comedy show, a livestream variety show about ‘how to feel happy in a world of sh*t,’ featuring audience-submission games, a dance-along, and standup by myq kaplan (comedy central) and dylan adler (speak american comedy). youtube, free. >>
mon 9:30pm (monthly): at random access theatre’s the drunk texts, thespians dust off a classical text, or a text made classical, in a performance that combines drinking games and improvisation. tonight: star wars – the prequels: a comedy of errors. facebook, $10 suggested donation. >>
tues 12pm: cultivating your career in a time of uncertainty: set career goals, reframe your resume/bio, and learn how to grow your professional network during a lower manhattan hq livestream workshop with rose chan siow, founder and principal of talent acquisition company scout. free. >>
tues 2pm (+ thurs): live with carnegie hall, a new online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists, continues with music’s bright future, a celebration of the 129th anniversary of carnegie hall’s opening (tues), and artists in response, an afternoon of performances by artists sharing messages of inspiration and hope through music (thurs). free. >>
tues 4pm: is there a drug that can stop the coronavirus? new york times books senior staff editor lauren christensen talks to columnist and author carl zimmer (a planet of viruses) about the race to find a cure and the drugs that might provide the answer. free. >>
tues 5pm: nyu’s arthur l. carter journalism institute and the kavli foundation present after covid: public health, the environment, and what’s next, a conversation with katharine hayhoe, climate scientist at texas tech university, and ron klain, ebola response coordinator for president obama and chief of staff to vps gore and biden. zoom, free. >>
sponsored: tues 6pm: join new york adventure club as we embark on a rare photographic journey into the seldom-seen work cultures of nasa’s mission to save the hubble space telescope, humankind’s most versatile, visible light earth-orbiting telescope. led by new york-based photographer michael soluri (infinite worlds: the people and places of space exploration). $10. >>
tues 6:30pm: rendez-vous live with dominique ansel and melissa clark: james beard award–winning pastry chef dominique ansel and new york times food columnist melissa clark join for a fi:af-sponsored discussion around asel’s recently released book, everyone can bake: simple recipes to master and mix. facebook and zoom, free. >>
tues 7pm: feed your hunger for knowledge with cinco de science: the science of taste a taste of science presentation with experts on taste and food studies discussing what’s really happening when you use too much hot sauce, and how solutions to a flawed food industry may be in your own neighborhood. facebook and zoom, free. >>
tues 7pm: food historian and author jane ziegelman (97 orchard street: an edible history of five immigrant families in one new york tenement) and tenement museum director of curatorial affairs dave favaloro discuss how the crises of the early 20th century shaped americans’ eating habits in a tenement museum virtual book talk on a square meal: a culinary history of the great depression, co-authored by ziegelman and andrew coe. youtube, free. >>
tues 7pm: morbid anatomy presents you cannot kill what is already dead, an illustrated lecture by antiques dealer, essayist, and lecturer evan michelson on the artistic and cultural interpretations of the term ‘gothic’ throughout history. zoom, $8. >>
tues 7pm: books are magic hosts a book launch for all adults here, a new novel by emma straub. the event features straub in conversation with actor lauren graham (gilmore girls), plus musical performances by sharon van etten and stephin merrit, and interviews with writers afia atakora, alexandra chang, and tobly mcsmith. zoom, free. >>
weds 3pm: in honor of the 250th anniversary of beethoven’s birth, the morgan library and museum presents musical scripture: a virtual tour in beethoven’s workshop. assistant curator of music robinson mcclellan will guide viewers through a collection of beethoven’s sketches and manuscripts, playing transcriptions of discarded passages and examining the composer’s creative choices. zoom, free. >>
weds 4pm + 7pm (monthly): mathemagic with a deck of cards: author and spelman college math professor colm mulcahy demonstrates and teaches several ‘mathemagical’ tricks that you can perform with just a deck of cards, highlighting the power of math to educate and entertain, during this month’s ‘math encounters’ livestream lecture. byo cards. free. >>
weds 6:30pm: poster house presents an online watch party + talkback with helvetica director gary hustwit. the 2007 feature-length documentary explores the development of typeface and graphic design. free. >>
weds 6:30pm: third street music school settlement celebrates its 125th anniversary with a virtual gala, featuring cyndi lauper, jason mraz, zac posen, lyor cohen, jessie montgomery, and third street students. hosted by dancing with the stars music director ray chew. free (donations welcome). >>
weds 7pm: brian greene, physicist and director of columbia university’s center for theoretical physics, discusses his new book, until the end of time: mind, matter, and our search for meaning in an expanding universe in a 92y conversation with actor, director, and screenwriter alan alda. free. >>
weds 7pm: may the sixth be with you! didn’t get enough star wars on the fourth? test your pop culture trivia knowledge (loosely based on the sci-fi saga) during five mini-rounds presented by the skint and the briefly. hosted by rob blatt. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>
weds 7:30pm: revel in pop culture nostalgia with secretformula’s virtual events. this week, salute your shorts and get saved by the bell as you drink along to old favorite shows during a 90s tv party. zoom, $5. >>
weds 8pm (weekly): share a laugh with comedians from comedy central, james corden, conan, and more during katie boyle and stephen campbell’s live from the living room standup show, where viewers can watch and interact with comedians while they’re in quarantine. zoom, $5. >>
weds 9pm: 3 stories at 9: gather round with your laptop and a cocktail as you watch storyteller carly ann filbin perform three brand new, revealing stories. facebook and instagram, $5 suggested donation. >>
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