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 October 19th
- For starters, Connor Towne O’Neil will discuss Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy with Kiese Laymon for Politics & Prose at 6pm ET.
- You can also catch Jason Wang talking Xi’an Famous Foods with Jo Ling Kent via Books Are Magic live stream; free w/ registration, starts at 7pm ET.
- Lovecraft Country fan? Celebrate the season finale over on YouTube with a special VR musical performance by Janelle Monáe, plus explore The Reliquary, a mystery room filled with special artifacts from the show, each accompanied with an audio snippet narrarated by Michael Kenneth Williams.
- Or if you’re hype on Unsolved Mysteries, the second season hits Netflix today.
Tuesday October 20th
- Tonight you can tune into a conversation with Claire Saffitz as she talks Dessert Person with Christina Chaey via Books Are Magic live stream; tickets from $10, starts at 7pm ET.
- Meanwhile, Alicia Garza will be talking THE PURPOSE OF POWER with Rashad Robinson for Politics & Prose at 7pm ET, too; tickets start at $5.
- And Zadie Smith will be discussing her new book of essays, Intimations, with Ashley C. Ford via 92Y at 6pm ET; tickets are $15.
- Also happening via 92Y is a Great Thinkers master class in independent filmmaking ft. a conversation between Miranda July and Yorgos Lanthimos. Tickets to that one will run you $10.
- In terms of tunes, we’ve got Sylvan Esso going live on NoonChorus at 9pm ET; tickets start at $15.
- Plus Third Man Records will host Musicians for Marquita, a live music telethon on October 20th in support of Marquita Bradshaw for US Senate 2020, ft. performances by Margo Price, John McCauley, Vanessa Carlton, Bully and more starting at 6pm ET.
- (We’re also V. excited about the release of Emily Danforth’s new book, Plain Bad Heroines, which is out today.)
Wednesday October 21st
- First, get your Wednesday going with some free guided meditation via The Phillips Collection at 12:45pm ET.
- And Israeli-American artist Haim Steinbach will join Hirshhorn curator-at-large Gianni Jetzer for a free Zoom discussion on the intersection of art and curating at noon ET.
- Later, Ethan Hawke will discuss his reading of Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and other projects with John Lahr, who recently profiled him for The New Yorker, for 92Y at 4pm ET. Tickets are $10 a pop.
- You can also catch Destiny O. Birdsong talking Negotiations with Morgan Parker & Tommy Pico via Books Are Magic live stream; free w/ registration, starts at 7pm ET.
- Just wanna learn the art of reading tea leaves? Take Catland’s 7pm ET online class for $20.
- In terms of TV, new seasons of The Conners, The Goldbergs and Black-ish all premiere on ABC tonight.
- Or if movies are more your jam, get pumped for the new Rebecca, which is out today on Netflix.
Thursday October 22nd
- Starting things off in tunes territory, you can catch DJ Wawa taking over Elseworld TV’s Twitch live stream starting at 7pm ET.
- You can also scope Lydia Loveless on NoonChorus starting at 9:30pm ET for $10+.
- The Mountain Goats are also going love in NoonChorus tonight at 9pm ET for $25+…
- …and Hippo Campus will start their NoonChorus performance at 9pm ET for $15+.
- More into culinary vibes? Take a $22 online sauerkraut and fermented veggies class via Brooklyn Brainery at 7pm ET.
- Meanwhile, if you missed Claire Saffitz in conversation earlier this week, she’ll be speaking with David Tamarkin for Sixth & I tonight at 7pm ET, and tickets start at $12.
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