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 24th
- Starting at 7pm ET, most definitely scope Greg Mania talking Born to Be Public with Samantha Irby via Books Are Magic.
- In terms of tunes, be sure to catch a The Pains of Being Pure At Heart listening party over on Twitter via #TimsTwitterListeningParty starting at 4pm ET.
- Or if you’re more in a cinematic mood, head to 92Y’s live streamed conversation with Austin Abrams and Richard Tanne moderated by actress Tika Sumpter about Amazon Prime’s Chemical Hearts.
- Not occult enough for ya? Heat to Catland’s Hoodoo 101 course via Zoom starting at 7pm ET; tickets are $20.
Tuesday August 25th
- For starters, the UEFA Women’s Champions League continues via the semifinal today; Wolfsburg will face off against Barcelona at 2pm ET, and you can tune in via CBS All Access. (I honestly just hope both teams have fun.)
- Later, join Phillips Collection as they explore the innovative artwork of Barbara Hepworth, a pioneering twentieth-century sculptor; this is a family program, and it starts at 5pm ET.
- In book territory, meanwhile, join Margaret Cho, speaker and activist Blair Imani, Dr. Jennifer Conti and Maria Molland, CEO of Thinx Inc. for the launch of The Vagina Book via Strand Bookstore live stream.
- You can also catch Jason Diamond talking The Sprawl with Angelica Jade Bastién via Books Are Magic at 7pm ET.
- In terms of tunes, Mirah is taking to NOONCHORUS again, this time to perform songs from Advisory Committee at 8pm ET. Tickets start at $15.
- Or if it’s comedy you’re after, catch Mike Birbiglia via Nowhere Comedy Club live stream starting at 7:30pm ET; tickets from $20.
- PLUS SNL’s Colin Jost and Late Night’s Seth Meyers will be talking about landing jokes in a global pandemic, their 2020 Emmy nominations and Jost’s A Very Punchable Face via 92Y live stream starting at 7pm ET. Tickets start at $20.
- Just wanna watch some TV? If you vibed with Trinkets S1 (I did not) then you’ll be glad to know it’s back for S2 on Netflix starting today.
Wednesday August 26th
- Two solid virtual events from Phillips Collection today! First up, tune into weekly guided meditation at 12:45pm ET, and later, join them for a conversation between pianist and composer, Aaron Diehl, and Director of Music at the Phillips, Jeremy Ney at 5:30pm ET.
- You can also swing by Hirshhorn’s weekly free artist talks at 2pm ET, this time ft. artist Doug Aitken as he joins Hirshhorn curator-at-large Gianni Jetzer for an exploration into his genre defying practice that reimagines participation in art.
- Speaking of 2pm ET, you can also tune into part two of the UEFA Women’s Championship League ft. PSG against Lyon. My feeling is that Lyon will (as usual) win out, but also I don’t like either side, so…¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
- Or if it’s tunes you’re after, head to Folk Medicine’s live-streamed fundraiser for the people of the Amazon; performances to come from Holly Miranda, John Medeski and more. Starts at 7pm ET.
- Meanwhile, WOMEN Take The Stage is happening at 9pm ET and will feature performances and stories from Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, Indigo Girls, The Chicks, Alicia Garza, Judy Gold and more.
- Shamir will also be performing via KEXP’s YouTube channel starting at 6pm ET.
- More into books? Jill Filipovic will be in conversation about OK Boomer, Let’s Talk with Anand Giridharadas via Strand Bookstore live stream starting at 7pm ET.
- Or if you like drinking games, play Drunk Futurists (like Drunk History meets Cards Against Humanity but FUTURISTIC) at 8pm ET via Zoom and/or FB Live; it’s a fundraiser for Resilience 2032, which we told you all about here.
Thursday August 27th
- Starting in tunes territory, Widowspeak will be doing a live-streamed performance at 9pm ET.
- Plus Nick Hakim will take to KEXP’s YouTube channel at 6pm ET, while Lil Uzi Vert will do a virtual show for Live Nation at 6pm ET for $15.
- If you’re more interested in conversations, Sasha Bruce Youthwork will host a virtual discussion to reflect on the life of Representative John Lewis, and how youth can leverage their voice and power to fulfill his legacy. Starts at 7:30pm ET.
- There’s also a new round of Phillips Collection’s virtual book club; this go-round they’ll be discussing Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet.
- More into culinary vibes? Brooklyn Brainery will tell you all about how to make kimchi starting at 7pm ET; tickets are $15.
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