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Good morning, internet! We are still very much in virtual mode when it comes to the weekend guide, so prepare for a diverse selection of livestreams (ft. Oprah, fermented condiments, Beanie Feldstein, queer book clubs, Pussy Riot, dream interpretation and more) that’ll hopefully keep you entertained without inducing screen fatigue. (It is what it is, we may as well try and make the most of it.)

Before we get into all the details, here are a few updates ‘n must-reads from the BYT universe this week:

We announced a v. special @BrightestYoungThings Instagram Live takeover for this Monday, May 18th! It’s International Museum Day, so we’ve invited some of our favorites (including the National Gallery of Art, National Air and Space Museum, Hirshhorn, National Geographic Museum, and even the Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum) to appear for a full day of stimulating presentations, and we hope to see you there!

Also…

Friday May 15th

  • In terms of course-based learning, Brooklyn Brainery is offering a six-part virtual Sourdough Bread Baking for Beginners course ($75), as well as a Drink Bitters class ($15) and a Botanical Line Drawing Class ($25).
  • And chances are you’ve been having some p. fucked up dreams lately, so why not learn what they mean via Catland’s virtual Dream Interpretation 101 class?! Tickets are $15.
  • Or if you’ve been thinking about getting into the drums, Madame Gandhi is taking over Tom Tom Magazine’s daily IG lessons at 2pm ET! She’s covering how to create melodies w/ sensory percussion, plus she’ll do a lil’ Q+A action.
  • Then follow Madame Gandhi over to California Women’s Music’s HOMEBOUND: A Virtual Benefit Concert; she’ll join Paula Cole, Tracy Bonham and more starting at 4pm ET.
  • Also swing by KC Bands Together to support Kansas City and the Midwest Music Foundation; Kevin Morby, Waxahatchee and more are set to perform tonight and tomorrow starting at 9:30pm ET.
  • AND let it be known that Adventures BK’s Robyn Party has gone digital via Dancing On My Own *Together*! They’re back at it again tonight w/ Portland’s Holocene on TwitchYouTube ‘n Zoom starting at 11pm ET.

Saturday May 16th

  • If you’re NYC-based, Brooklyn’s Archestratus has a dope One Stop Contactless Shop on Saturdays from 1pm to 7pm ET! In addition to local, organic meat, eggs, dairy, produce and pantry staples, they’ve got everything from a grow your own mushrooms kit to fresh yeast. Just pick a time slot and get contactless shoppin’!
  • You can also keep the foodie vibes going w/ Brooklyn Brainery’s Fermented Condiments class on Zoom, which’ll run you $15 to join!
  • More interested in reading? Bluestockings’ Queer Book Club is set to meet digitally at 2pm ET today, so if you want to join, email [email protected] to say you’re interested!
  • And find even more queer community via WMN Zine’s 3pm ET zoom chat with the editors!
  • Tunes-wise, La Blogotheque is going live with Sasami at 1pm ET for today’s Stay Away Show!
  • Meanwhile Block By Blockwest will attempt ROUND TWO (it crashed servers due to popularity last time) ft. Idles, Pussy Riot and MORE! Action kicks off in Minecraft at 3pm ET.
  • Or if that ain’t your jam, just tune into Pickathon’s presentation of a Warpaint performance at 4pm ET!
  • Also, OH MY GOD. Choreographer Brian Friedman is breaking down the steps to his original choreography for Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” video at 3pm ET! Tickets are $17, and a portion of the proceeds will go to UNICEF USA.

  • And while we’re on the topic of d-d-d-d-dancin’, House of Yes is partnering with Remote Burn, a network of regional Burns and Burning Man Camps who are coming together to create a unified digital experience devoted to continued artistic expression during uncertain times, on tonight’s digital dance party! Starts at 8pm ET.
  • Or maybe you’re more concerned about the Eurovision Song Contest being snuffed out, in which case choose from a variety of Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light broadcasts being streamed around the world!

Sunday May 17th

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