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:
Kicking things off with storytelling ‘n talks…
Washington Performing Arts will be premiering the first of six short films from its Dance in DC series on Monday at 7pm ET; this time the focus is on the one and only Crazy Legz performing at Ben’s Chili Bowl.
F. Murray Abraham, Matthew Broderick, Jin Ha, Sonia Manzano and Karen Pittman will be waxing poetic on New York City with a selection of short stories, essays ‘n poems at 7:30pm ET on Wednesday via Symphony Space. The one and only Wyatt Cenac is set to host.
Speaking of Wednesday, Orion Carloto will be launching new mixed media book, Film for Her, on Wednesday at 7pm ET. Tickets start at $23.99.
You can also catch Alison Brie, Andrew Rossi, Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman with Angélique Roché via 92Y on Wednesday for a conversation about their new documentary series Marvel’s 616. Starts at 6:30pm ET, free to tune in.
AND Hirshhorn will host another free virtual artist talk on Wednesday, this time with Sterling Ruby at 7pm ET.
On Thursday, meanwhile, you can tune into a live Air & Space Museum chat with Victor Glover, who’ll be comin’ at us all the way from the flippin’ ISS! That’s happening at 12:30pm ET.
Plus Ernest Cline will be talking Ready Player 2 at 7pm ET on Thursday via Strand Bookstore; tickets to that will run you $33.99.
In the realm of CULINARY LEARNING…
Brooklyn Brainery is hosting a bunch of online classes this week – learn to make your own yogurt at 7pm ET on Monday ($22), take a DIY miso class on Wednesday at 7pm ($22), find out all about the history of scotch whisky at 6:30pm ET on Thursday ($6), discover the art of making your own vinegar from fruit scraps on Friday at 7pm ET ($22), and/or take a crash-course in homemade tempeh on Sunday at 10am ET ($28).
Meanwhile, Nik Sharma will be giving a $35 crash course on samosa pie on Saturday at 6pm ET for Books Are Magic.
On Sunday, you can hit up another Sixth & I baking with Sonny’s class at 4pm ET; this time it’s all about DONUTS, and tickets are $30.
92Y is also hosting a $25 latke-making class with Danielle Renov at noon ET on Sunday.
Not occult enough for ya? Sign up for a four-part Catland intensive titled The Natural Witch’s Cookbook; meets Sundays in December at 7pm ET, and the whole package will run you $75.
PLUS – LOADS. OF. TUNES.
Into YUNGBLUD? He’s on a digital tour right now, and you can catch him performing every night this week via Moment House. Tickets are $5 per virtual gig, start times vary, but hover between 6pm ET and 9pm ET.
The Tuesday-specific lineup includes a $15 Sylvan Esso show on NoonChorus at 9pm ET, a free (w/ RSVP) Brandy and Summer Walker gig via Pandora at 9pm ET, and a MoPOP Alice In Chains tribute concert ft. performances by Metallica, Billy Corgan, Korn, Nancy Wilson, Mastodon and many more over on Twitch at 9pm ET. (The latter is free, but it’s a benefit for MoPOP to ride out Covid-19, so if you tune in consider donating.)
On Wednesday we’ve got Oklou taking over Rough Trade’s IG at 1pm ET, Huck and Ari & Dro taking over Elseworld TV at 7pm ET, Kaye, Raia Was and mmeadows going live via BABY TV at 8pm ET for $5, plus Victory Boyd will play a Christmas show via Moment House for $9.99 ($19.99 if you want to support the Women’s Prison Association) at 9pm ET.
Moving into Thursday territory, The Hold Steady will kick off three nights of $15 virtual shows, plus Samia’s going live via LPR TV for $12 at 9pm ET (you can also get more bang for your buck by subscribing to LPR TV for $19.99/mo), or scope Yuna via Moment House at 9pm ET for $15.
Friday be sure to catch a $5 Skullcrusher show via BABY TV at 8pm ET, plus Trixie Whitley’s going live from Elsewhere’s rooftop in Brooklyn at 8pm ET for $11.30.
Kick off your Saturday shows with a $20-ish Liam Gallagher performance via Melody VR at 3pm ET, plus catch Lindsey Buckingham at 8:30pm ET for $15, Madison McFerrin via Apollo Music Cafe at 9pm ET for $0+, and/or Devotchka, Dude York Ben Gibbard and more via YouTube at 10:30pm ET.
Featured image via Air & Space Museum