live protest updates from gothamist. >>

mon thru sun (rescheduled from 6/2): songs for our city songwriting competition/concert series: more than two dozen broadway actors and composers who’ve performed in the broadway buskers concert series at the times square pedestrian plazas will go head-to-head in a songwriting challenge in response to the current moment. the competition will take place over seven virtual concerts, which will raise funds for broadway cares/equity fights aids’ covid-19 emergency assistance fund. curated and hosted by ben cameron. multiple platforms, free. >>

mon thru sun: the metropolitan opera streams: the met opera’s free series of encore ‘live in hd’ presentations this week includes philip glass’s akhnaten and satyagraha, rossini’s armida and semiramide, and more. >>

mon 5:45pm: reopening the nyc restaurant world: how do we revive nyc’s dining culture post-shutdown? chef marcus samuelsson of harlem’s red rooster restaurant talks to eater editor-in-chief amanda kludt about what the new normal will look like for restaurateurs, chefs, and customers as the city begins to reopen. presented by 92y. $10. >>

mon 7pm: a celebration of queer voices: writer, editor, and mount holyoke college professor andrea lawlor moderates a panel discussion and reading featuring corinne manning (we had no rules), carter sickels (the prettiest star), and de’shawn charles winslow (in west mills). presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm: walter potter: the man who married kittens: get an inside look at the unconventional lives of taxidermists, automata sculptors, occult memorabilia collectors, and more during morbid anatomy’s screening of five of short films directed by ronni thomas, including walter potter: the man who married kittens, which tells the story of eccentric victorian taxidermist walter potter. an intro and q+a with thomas will accompany each film. zoom, $5. >>

mon 7pm (weekly): butterboy: the comedy show helmed by jo firestone, aparna nancherla, and maeve higgins with dj donwill returns with yamaneika saunders (comedy central), guy branum (conan), langston kerman (insecure), anna drezen (snl), and eman el-husseini (the el-salomons). presented by littlefield. youtube, $5 (a portion of proceeds from tonight’s show will benefit unicorn riot). >>

mon 8pm: let’s draw for the revolution: get creative for a cause: artists kt pe benito, olaiya olayemi, and brian gonzalez will guide you in crafting protest signs, info/resource design slides, and memorial portraits during queer | art’s evening of activist art-making. zoom, free. >>


tues 8am-9pm: bloomsday on broadway: an all-star lineup of actors, authors, and musicians brings james joyce’s ulysses to life during a day of music and readings from the classic novel. featured performers include stephen colbert, kate mulgrew, cynthia nixon, hugh dancy, fiona shaw, and more. presented by symphony space. youtube, free. >>

tues 2pm (weekly thru 6/30): baking at home with judith: learn to bake your own florentine lace cookies and other treats with the help of silver moon bakery founder judith norell. donations for the series will be used to prepare baked goods for healthcare workers at local hospitals. zoom, $10 suggested donation. >>

tues 2pm: the lost family: how dna testing is upending who we are: journalist libby copeland shares her new book, the lost family, an investigation into the rise of home genetic testing and its impact on individual lives, in a conversation with journalist and genealogist jennifer mendelsohn. presented by the museum of jewish heritage. zoom, free. >>

tues 2pm (+ 6/19, 6/20): live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with great american songbook founder michael feinstein’s exploration of irving berlin (tues), a performance by rhiannon giddens and francesco turrisi (thurs), and an evening of music and commentary in celebration of juneteenth (fri). free. >>

tues 4pm: death, sex + money: death, sex + money podcast host anna sale interviews author michael arceneaux about his essay collection, i don’t want to die poor, an exploration of his experience navigating massive private student loan debt. presented by the greene space at wnyc. website and youtube, free. >>

tues 6pm: why fixing democracy is easier than you think: how can we fix our politics before it’s too late? former obama speechwriter david litt and obama senior advisor valerie jarrett discuss litt’s optimistic new book, democracy in one book or less: how it works, why it doesn’t, and why fixing it is easier than you think. presented by books are magic. zoom, free. >>

tues 6:30pm: paint + sip: grab a drink of your choice and ride off into the (painted) sunset as artist megan watters guides you in painting a sunset scene. presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $13. >>

tues 7pm: museum of arts and design digital drop-in: papermaking: learn how to create handmade sheets of paper out of recycled paper scraps during a workshop led by artist and educator alayna wiley. all ages and skill levels welcome. presented by the museum of arts and design. zoom, $5 general, free for students. >>

tues 7pm: reimaging lower manhattan: writer and filmmaker matt kapp shares his recent book, a century downtown: a visual history of lower manhattan, and explores how covid-19 could change the fabric of the city, from closing businesses to transforming neighborhoods, with photographers/authors james and karla murray (store front: the disappearing face of new york). presented by the tenement museum. youtube, free. >>

tues 7:30pm: the crime of rhyme: hip hop history, systemic racism, and a discussion of rap on trial: authors erik nielson and andrea dennis discuss their book rap on trial: race, lyrics, and guilt in america, an investigation of how prosecutors have used rap and hip hop lyrics as justifications for perpetuating the criminalization and incarceration of men of color, with brooklyn hip hop festival founder wes jackson. presented by the brooklyn historical society. zoom, free. >>

tues 8pm: food history horror stories: witches, poisoners, and puritans: double, double toil and trouble: investigate the fungus believed to be the cause of the salem witch trials, how brewers became the archetype of classic witches, and why women murder with poison during this class on the dark side of food history, taught by culinary historian sarah lohman (eight flavors: the untold story of american cuisine). presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $7 (a portion of proceeds will benefit the northern diné covid-19 relief effort). >>

tues 8pm: live from nypl: n.k. jemisin with w. kamau bell: author n.k. jemisin (the broken earth trilogy) talks sci-fi, afrofuturism, and her latest book, the city we became, in a conversation with comedian and author w. kamau bell (united shades of america). presented by the new york public library. youtube and zoom, free. >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: june 17, 2016: on this day, swedish soccer player adam ljungkvist was ejected from a game for farting on the field. ‘i had a bad stomach, so i simply let go,’ he said. ‘then i received two yellow cards and then red. it’s the strangest thing i’ve experienced in football.’ the referee had interpreted ljungkvist’s actions as ‘deliberate provocation.’ discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

weds 12pm: covid-19: origins, spread, and impacts: where did covid-19 come from, how do we model the spread of infection, and how do racial inequities in health and healthcare impact how it unfolds? the new york times science writer apoorva mandavilli moderates a panel discussion on the biology and social context of covid-19, featuring museum curator and evolutionary biologist nancy simmons, public health and policy expert joshua sharfstein, and social epidemiologist lisa cooper. presented by the american museum of natural history. facebook, free. >>

weds 7pm: you should have left: author daniel kehlmann and director and screenwriter david koepp (jurassic park, mission: impossible) discuss the upcoming film release of you should have left with the new york times books editor john williams. presented by mcnally jackson. zoom, free. >>

weds 7pm (weekly): pop culture trivia: the best worst movies edition: test your pop culture knowledge during five mini-rounds of trivia (loosely based on this week’s friends theme), presented by the skint and the briefly with littlefield. various platforms, $5 suggested donation. >>

weds 8pm: my wife said you may want to marry me: author jason rosenthal–best known as the subject of ‘you may want to marry my husband,’ a new york times column by his late wife, author amy krouse rosenthal–shares his new memoir about his life before, with, and after amy, in a conversation on love, loss, and resilience with reimagine founding board chair jeannie blaustein. presented by the marlene meyerson jcc manhattan. zoom, free. >>

weds 8pm: salman rushdie: quichotte: author salman rushdie discusses his prolific career and his latest novel, quichotte, a satire inspired by the cervantes classic. crowdcast, free. >>

weds 8pm: 90s tv party: revel in pop culture nostalgia as you drink along to old favorite sitcoms during secretformula’s 90s tv party. zoom, $5. >>


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