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 August 31st
- For starters, the US Open kicks off today! Obviously there won’t be a live audience this year, but you can catch all the matches via ESPN and ESPN 2. (And/or on ESPN’s website.) Opening day matches are v. strong, ft. performances from Coco Gauff, Kevin Anderson, Karolína Plíšková, Sascha Zverev, Petra Kvitová, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic, Anastasija Sevastova, Diego Schwartzman, Caroline Garcia and more.
- In literary territory, meanwhile, Mike Birbiglia and J. Hope Stein will talk about their book The New One via Books Are Magic’s Zoom event at 7pm ET; tickets start at $10.
- Or if you’d rather learn the ins and outs of making laco-fermented pickles, hit up Brooklyn Brainery’s crash course at 7pm ET tonight; tickets are $15. (OR find out how to make kombucha at another $15 course if you think you can post up by 5:30pm ET.)
- Not occult enough for you? Take Catland’s The Orishas: An Introduction course at 7pm ET; tickets are $20.
Tuesday September 1st
- Again, you’re gonna wanna tune into the US Open to catch both Williams sisters, Andy Murray, Garbiñe Muguruza, Dominic Thiem, Sofia Kenin, Daniil Medvedev, Taylor Townsend and more.
- Later, be sure to hit up Strand Bookstore’s [VIRTUAL] PEN Out Loud ft. Yaa Gyasi with Roxane Gay at 8pm ET; tickets start at $20.
- In terms of tunes, you can scope Lauren Flax via Elseworld TV over on Twitch at 7pm ET.
- Plus Bright Eyes will be taking over KEXP’s YouTube stream tonight at 6pm ET.
- Or if you’d rather live stream some Red Rocks vibes, Phoebe Bridgers and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats are set to perform starting at 10pm ET.
Wednesday September 2nd
- First, take advantage of a new round of free guided meditation via Phillips Collection at 12:45pm ET.
- And at noon, meanwhile, curator and historian Paul Farber and artist Ken Lum are set to join Hirshhorn associate curator Anne Reeve for a discussion on their independent art and history studio Monument Lab, which works across creative and civic disciplines to cultivate critical conversations around monuments and collective memory. Tune in via Zoom.
- Later, Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Paula Pell and creator/EP Mike O’Brien will be talking AP Bio for 92Y via live stream tonight at 7:30pm ET; tune in here.
- You can also catch Nikki Glaser and Anya Marina on the Talkhouse Podcast at 6pm ET.
- More into music? Most definitely tune into a special ionnalee/iamamiwhoami performance via her YouTube channel at 1pm ET.
- Meanwhile, Madame Gandhi is taking over Elseworld TV on Twitch tonight at 7pm ET.
- You can also continue the interactive Red Rocks vibes tonight w/ Lil Baby and Megan Thee Stallion starting at 10pm ET.
- In sports town, the US Open continues; schedule of play TBD.
- (Or if you’re just into Netflix vibes, catch Away and/or Chef’s Table: BBQ, which both hit the platform today.)
Thursday September 3rd
- Starting off at Phillips Collection, take 90 minutes to relax, explore and be mindful, delve deep into the creation of Wolfgang Laib’s Wax Room, tune your senses to the colorful sounds of Tabla for Two, join a peaceful meditation and more via tonight’s edition of Phillips After 5: Mindfulness In Color.
- Moving into tunes territory, we’ve got Bad Bad Hats going live at 9pm ET for $16+.
- We’ve ALSO got Dent May doing an album release live stream via Bandcamp’s new platform starting at 9pm ET; tickets start at $5.
- You can also take a course on preservation via quick pickling, canning and other techniques at Brooklyn Brainery’s $25 6:30pm ET course tonight.
- More into books? Scope Bea Koch talking Mad and Bad: Real Heroines of the Regency with Emma Straub via Books Are Magic’s Zoom event at 7pm ET.
- Plus we can’t (or I can’t, anyway) forget about the US Open; schedule of play TBD.
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