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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:

First of all, you deserve a drink!

RAMW’s DC Cocktail Week is officially up and running; you can take advantage of food ‘n drink specials (available in-person or to-go) from 75+ establishments, but we’re especially excited about the virtual component this year! There are panels happening all week long, including tutorials on how to make great cocktails at home, lessons in food and drink pairings and more! Check out the full lineup here.

Also be sure to tune into NMWA’s Virtual Happy Hour: Georgia O’Keeffe Birthday Celebration on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pm ET. (FREE!)

Moving into tunes territory…

Emmylou Harris will be going live via City Winery on Monday, November 16th starting at 8pm ET; tickets are $15.

And on Tuesday, November 17th, be sure to catch the one and only Lera Lynn via City Winery at 8pm ET; tickets are $10. You can also catch San Fermin via a $14 LPR TV live stream starting at 9pm ET, plus Sylvan Esso round out the Tuesday tunes action via at $15 NoonChorus live stream starting at 9pm ET.

Skipping to Thursday, November 19th, Marissa Nadler is going live via BABY TV at 8pm ET; tickets start at just $5. You can also catch Overcoats via LPR TV (tickets are $12), or scope Ted Leo via NoonChorus at 9pm ET for $15. (Broke dot com? Soccer Mommy will stream for FREE via SummerStage Anywhere at 7pm ET.)

On Friday, November 20th we’ve got Jewel celebrating the 25th ANNIVERSARY (!!!) of Pieces of You with a $25 8pm ET live stream. (Or we’ve also got Mac DeMarco going live at 8pm ET for $20.)

100% scope Christelle Bofale via BABY TV on Saturday, November 21st at 8pm ET; tickets start at $5. AND catch The Soul Rebels and Big Freedia going live via nugs.tv at 9pm ET for $15.

Now how’s about some b-b-b-b-book talks ‘n poetry readings?

Cazzie David will be in conversation about her new book of essays No One Asked for This with dad, Larry David, via 92Y on Monday, November 16th at 7pm ET; tickets start at $30. (She’ll also be in conversation with Amy Schumer via Strand Bookstore on Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm ET; tickets start at $23.)

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, November 17th we’ve got Michael J. Fox talking about his new memoir, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality via 92Y at 7pm ET; tickets start at $20.

Folger will host To Enter the World on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30pm ET; the event will highlight transgender poets Stephanie Burt and Taylor Johnson with a Q+A to follow, and tickets start at $5 with a suggested donation of $15.

On Thursday, November 19th you can catch Harry Bliss and Steve Martin talking about their book, A Wealth of Pigeons, via Strand Bookstore at 8pm ET for $33+.

And while we’re talking Thursday book vibes, Phillips Collection will host a new round of its Book Club at 5:30pm ET; this time the topic is Girl with a Camera: Margaret Bourke-White.

In the realm of movies and TV…

His Dark Materials returns to HBO for its second season on Monday, November 16th! DEATH TO THE MAGISTERIUM!

Meanwhile, Animaniacs fans will rejoice that the reboot finally hits Hulu on Friday, November 20th.

More into holiday vibes? Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square hits Netflix on Sunday, November 22nd!

And speaking of Sunday, you can scope an exclusive free screening of James Erskine’s new Billie Holiday documentary BILLIE via 92Y at 1pm ET.


Brooklyn Brainery is hosting an online crash course in how to make your very own kimchi on Monday, November 16th at 7pm ET; tickets are $22 a pop. (Plus keep the fermentation going on Sunday, November 22nd, which is when their kombucha class is happening! 5pm ET, $22.)

If that doesn’t feel occult enough for ya, take Catland’s virtual Kitchen Witchcraft 101 course on Friday, November 20th! Tickets are $15.

And if bagels are more your jam, take Sixth & I’s Sunday, November 22nd class at 4pm ET! Tickets are $30.