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 26th
- For starters, Indie Venue Week continues all week long; one of today’s programming highlights is a showcase streaming from Brooklyn’s Our Wicked Lady ft. Thick, Haybaby and more. Starts at 7pm ET, tickets available from just $5.
- The Drums will also celebrate the ten year anniversary of self-titled debut The Drums via a performance streamed live from Brooklyn’s Elsewhere; tickets are $18, starts at 9pm ET.
- More into comedy? Take a virtual master class with Judy Gold about the art of stand-up starting at 7pm ET tonight; tickets are $20.
Tuesday October 27th
- Tonight you can catch Marlee Grace talking Getting to the Center with Fariha Róisín via Books Are Magic Zoom at 7pm ET. Free to attend with registration.
- You can also catch a 5:30pm ET Phillips Collection Zoom talk ft. Dr. Adrienne Childs, guest curator for Riffs and Relations, and Rebecca VanDiver, Assistant Professor of African American Art at Vanderbilt University, as they discuss the work of David C. Driskell and Loïs Mailou Jones.
- If you’re just trying to get in ye olde holiday spirit, take Brooklyn Brainery’s $6 A History of Candy & Halloween course, which kicks off at 8pm ET on Zoom.
- In terms of tunes, you can catch a Jerry Lee Lewis birthday celebration via Facebook Live ft. Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Bill Clinton and more at 8pm ET.
- We’ve also got The Beths doing a virtual performance on Amoeba Hollywood’s Instagram at 3pm ET.
- Meanwhile, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black: Halloween Special will be streaming from the Bowery Electric ft. Lydia Lunch, Christeene and more; tickets are $10, show starts at 8pm ET.
- Plus Native Sun and Pure Adult will be going live from The Broadway in Brooklyn as part of Indie Venue Week; tickets start at $5, show starts at 7pm ET.
Wednesday October 28th
- As usual, I’m gonna super recommend you get mega-zen via Phillips Collection’s weekly free guided meditation; kicks off via Zoom at 12:45pm ET.
- Meanwhile, Camille Henrot will be in conversation with Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh for a new round of Hirshhorn virtual artist talks; starts at noon, free as usual.
- Later, catch S.G. Goodman performing live via Amoeba Hollywood’s Instagram at 3pm ET, and also make sure to read our interview with S.G. from earlier this year.
- You can also scope The Ophelias going live via BABY TV at 8pm ET for $5.
- In terms of LOLs, Judah Friedlander, Helen Hong and Jake Flores are all going live via the Comedy Quarantine IG at 10pm ET.
- More into learning? Brooklyn Brainery and Masters of Social Gastronomy will host a course all about SPOOKY MUSHROOMS, in which they take a deep dive into the darker side of ‘shrooms, including folklore, fairy rings ‘n more. Tickets to the 7pm Zoom class are $9.
Thursday October 29th
- Make sure you tune into Smithsonian Associates’ presentation of Marcus Samuelsson in conversation about his new book, The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, with Osayi Endolyn. The talk (tickets available for $25-$30) will be happening via Zoom, and it kicks off at 6:45pm ET.
- You can also catch Kyle Newman, Michael Witwer and Jon Peterson for the launch of their new cookbook, Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook, via Strand Bookstore Zoom at 7pm ET; tickets start at $5.
- And before we leave book territory, you can also join the Phillips Collection for a discussion about the Carolyn Meyer’s book Girl with a Camera: Margaret Bourke-White. Starts at 5:30pm ET on Zoom.
- For learning vibes, hit up either/or of Brooklyn Brainery’s Halloween-appropriate Zoom classes; The Folklore of the Scottish Highlands is $6 and kicks off at 6:30pm ET (Samhain vibes amirite?!), and A Culinary History of Funeral Food is $7 and starts at 8pm ET.
- In terms of tunes, most definitely catch Shamir, Stella Donnelly and more going live from Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn as part of Indie Venue Week; tickets start at $5, show starts at 8pm ET.
- We’ve also got Kississippi, Illuminati Hotties and more going live via Twitch at 7pm ET.
- AND OHMME, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and more will be going live on YouTube starting at 9:25pm ET.
- If you’re more of a Ted Leo fan, catch a $15 live stream at 9pm ET.
- Meanwhile, The Mountain Goats will go live at 9pm ET for $25.
- Plus we’ve got Lady Lamb going live at 8pm for $12+.
- Just wanna LOL? Tune into Comedy Quarantine’s IG at 10pm ET to catch Carmen Esposito, Aisha Alfa and JC Coccoli.
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