You’re more than likely familiar with our weekend guide, but there’s still a lot to mark down on ye olde calendrier during the weekdays. Hence this pocket guide! We’ll cover everything from tunes to books to art to…you name it, basically; if it’s virtual, and good, we’re gonna talk about it:
Monday July 27th
- Catch Jean Kyoung Frazier talking about her debut novel, Pizza Girl, w/ Alice Sola Kim via Books Are Magic’s Zoom live stream. Free w/ registration, starts at 7pm ET.
- Plus Zadie Smith will be discussing Intimations, her timely new essay collection, with The New Yorker’s Vinson Cunningham via Greenlight Bookstore’s 6pm Zoom broadcast; tickets are $19.50 and include a copy of the book.
- More into tunes? Dizzy will be taking over Rough Trade’s IG at 1pm ET for a free live performance.
Tuesday July 28th
- Judy Gold is slated to talk about her new book, Yes, I Can Say That, with Rosie O’Donnell starting at 7pm ET tonight via 92Y’s virtual live stream. Tickets start at $10.
- More into true crime? Catch Sarah Weinman talking about Unspeakable Acts w/ Casey Cep via Books Are Magic’s Zoom live stream. Free w/ registration, starts at 7pm ET.
- In terms of stand-up vibes, Dave Hill will be doing a virtual set for Nowhere Comedy Club starting at 8pm ET. Tickets start at $10.
- Or if it’s tunes you’re after, Tobacco will take to IG Live for a performance starting at 9pm ET.
Wednesday July 29th
- First, Milk! Records will present live streamed sets from Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher and more beginning at 6am ET; donation-based.
- For less-early tunes vibes, you can scope Braids streaming live from the studio starting at 9pm ET.
- In the realm of art, be sure to tune into Hirshhorn’s new artist talks series starting at noon ET; today’s featured chat is (At Home) On Art and Collaboration: Artist Talk with Senga Nengudi and Maren Hassinger, and as always, it’s free w/ RSVP.
- And at 12:45pm ET, chill out by doing a half hour of free, guided meditation (virtually) via Phillips Collection’s live streamed weekly event.
- More into food? Learn to make your own fermented hot sauce and chili pastes with Contraband Ferments via Brooklyn Brainery live stream tonight; class starts at 7pm ET, and tickets are $15.
- In terms of books, Barbara Demick talking about Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town with Ed Wong via Politics & Prose’s virtual chat this evening starting at 6pm ET. (Suggested donation of $5+.)
- Or if you missed Sarah Weinman’s Books Are Magic discussion about Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession, you can catch her virtually via Politics & Prose’s live stream starting at 8pm ET tonight. (Again, suggested donation of $5+.)
Thursday July 30th
- In My Skin is set to premiere on Hulu, which is v. exciting considering the BBC series gives good ol’ Wales a seat at the TV table. (Just five episodes at a half hour long each, this should be an easy one to binge without completely derailing your productivity.)
- You can also take a (virtual) crash course about crystals via Catland’s live streamed class; starts at 7pm ET, tickets are $20.
- More into food and/or books? Archestratus is hosting the latest edition of BookBook Club ft. The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty; the free virtual discussion starts at 8:15pm ET.
- Or if it’s tunes you’re after, peep Lucius debuting new music via live stream starting at 9pm ET; tickets are $5+.
- Meanwhile, The Beths are going live on KEXP’s YouTube starting at 6pm ET.
- AND Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will go live on Twitch beginning at 9pm ET.
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