Here you will find a selection of the events of the week and information on how to set them (all times are east). Note that events can change after they are published.
Hear a Conversation between the authors Russell Banks, Major Jackson and Alice McDermottAs part of Write America, a reading series created by writer Roger Rosenblatt and hosted by Book Revue, a bookstore in Huntington, New York. The authors will read excerpts from their work and discuss the role literature can play in healing divided communities. This event is free.
When 19 o'clock
Celebrate the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln this Presidents' Day with a series of family-friendly events from the Chicago History Museum. Children ages 6 and up are encouraged to take a virtual tour of Chicago that will be seen through Lincoln's eyes, design a campaign poster, and even engage in a virtual hangout with the former President, played by actor Kevin J. Wood. This event is free and donations are welcome.
When 12 o'clock
Stream Susan Soon He Stanton's "Today is my Birthday" A comedy about a 29-year-old returning to Hawaii from Manhattan and the loneliness she faces. Directed by Lily Tung Crystal and starring Katie Bradley, the play focuses on finding connections, including through isolation. Tickets to this event, recorded and produced by Theater Mu with assistance from East West Players, are on-demand and can be purchased for as little as $ 5.
When On request until February 21st
Join Kelly McMasters, Professor at Hofstra University a conversation with Jia Tolentino, the author of the Trick Mirror collection of essays and contributor to the New Yorker. Ms. Tolentino will discuss her past and current work and also answer questions from viewers. This event is free, but registration is required. Participation is limited to 300.
When 6:30 in the evening.
Turn on a conversation between two members of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. to celebrate Black History Month. Harry Quinton was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the prestigious Black Flying Unit, and served as World War II aviation mechanic. He is interviewed by Howard Baugh, whose father was also a Tuskegee aviator. Presented by the Virginia War Memorial, this event is free, but registration is required. Entry is limited to 100 but can be streamed live via the monument's Facebook page if registration exceeds the limit.
When 2 p.m.
See Nic Brierre Aziz, community artist and community curator of the New Orleans Museum of Art and manager of the Haitian Cultural Legacy Collection, speaking to Joëlle Ferly, an artist and founder of L & # 39; Artocarpe, a Guadeloupe-based nonprofit Organization that advocates contemporary art. Moderated by Grace Aneiza Ali and presented by the African Diaspora Institute of the Caribbean Cultural Center, the The discussion will focus on art initiatives this revolves around the French Caribbean and its diaspora and the work of the artists to create alternative spaces and methods of curation. This event can be seen for free.
When 6 p.m.
Where The YouTube, Instagram and Facebook platforms of the African Diaspora Institute of the Caribbean Cultural Center.
Honor the story of older adults who know themselves as L.G.B.T. + identify with "Not Another Second". an exhibition that explores the lives of 12 people, the discrimination they have faced and the courage and resilience they have shown. The individuals, including a former politician, a Black Panther and a military veteran, as well as a participant in the Stonewall Riot, share their stories in a series of portraits and video interviews that photographer Karsten Thormaehlen shot in collaboration with SAGE and Watermark Retirement Communities. The 12 discuss their experiences and the years they have lost in hiding part of their identity. This exhibition is free.
When At any time
Learn a new recipe for carnival all in one child-friendly cooking course BLVD kitchen, a cooking school in Los Angeles. Chef Michal Harris teaches kids ages 5 and up how to make pancakes on Fat Tuesday and covers basics like measuring and following a recipe. Adult assistance is recommended for students aged 8 and under. Tickets are $ 20 and registration ends at 1:00 p.m. on February 19th.
When 1 p.m.
Listen to a story tells of Gene Tagaban, also known as "One Crazy Raven," a storyteller, speaker, and mentor who shares traditional Native American stories as well as stories from his own experiences through song, dance, and movement. Mr. Tagaban will be telling stories about his grandmother during this kid-friendly narrative time presented by the National Museum of the American Indian. This recorded event is free and will be available through February upon request.
When 11 clock
Turn on a conversation between the artist Ai Weiwei and Yael Lipschutz, curator at the Skirball Cultural Center. Mr. Ai and Mr. Lipschutz will discuss Mr. Ai's views on human rights abuses around the world as well as his touring exhibition "Trace" which shows portraits of 83 people from over 25 countries that Mr. Ai and various human rights groups consider activists, prisoners of conscience and free speech advocate. Registration ends at 3:00 p.m. on February 19th. This event is free and will be recorded.
When 2 p.m.
Visit a virtual symposium as part of Fashion In / Action: Dressing for global unrest, a new exhibition from N.Y.U. Steinhardt's costume study program. The exhibition and symposium examine how the Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 changed fashion, including designers using their factories to make personal protective equipment and the symbolism of clothing worn at demonstrations becomes. The symposium features original research from students and a keynote address by Korina Emmerich, fashion designer and founder of EMME Studio. This event is free.
When 10:30 am