Here is a sampling of the week’s occasions and how one can tune in (all instances are Eastern). Note that occasions are topic to alter after publication.
Listen to a dialog between the authors Russell Banks, Major Jackson and Alice McDermott, as a part of Write America, a studying sequence created by the author Roger Rosenblatt and hosted by Book Revue, a bookstore in Huntington, N.Y. The writers will learn excerpts from their work and focus on the position that literature can play in therapeutic divided communities. This occasion is free.
When 7 p.m.
Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy this Presidents’ Day with a sequence of family-friendly occasions from the Chicago History Museum. Children 6 and older are inspired to take a digital tour of Chicago as seen by way of Lincoln’s eyes, design a marketing campaign poster and even tune in to a digital hangout with the previous president, who’s performed by the actor Kevin J. Wood. This occasion is free, and donations are inspired.
When 12 p.m.
Stream Susan Soon He Stanton’s “Today Is My Birthday,” a comedy a couple of 29-year-old returning residence to Hawaii from Manhattan and the loneliness she faces. Directed by Lily Tung Crystal and starring Katie Bradley, the play focuses on the seek for connection, even by way of isolation. Tickets to this occasion, which is prerecorded and produced by Theater Mu with help from East West Players, are need-based and may be bought for as little as $5.
When On demand by way of Feb. 21
Join Kelly McMasters, a professor at Hofstra University, for a dialog with Jia Tolentino, the creator of the essay assortment “Trick Mirror” and a workers author at The New Yorker. Ms. Tolentino will focus on her previous and present work and also will take questions from viewers. This occasion is free, however registration is required. Attendance is capped at 300.
When 6:30 p.m.
Tune in to a chat between two members of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. to rejoice Black History Month. Harry Quinton was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famend Black flying unit, and served as a World War II aviation mechanic. He shall be interviewed by Howard Baugh, whose father was additionally a Tuskegee airman. This occasion, introduced by the Virginia War Memorial, is free, however registration is required. Attendance is capped at 100, however may be streamed reside by way of the memorial’s Facebook web page if registration exceeds the restrict.
When 2 p.m.
Watch Nic Brierre Aziz, artist and neighborhood engagement curator for the New Orleans Museum of Art and supervisor of the Haitian Cultural Legacy Collection, in dialog with Joëlle Ferly, an artist and founding father of L’Artocarpe, a nonprofit based mostly in Guadeloupe that promotes modern artwork. Moderated by Grace Aneiza Ali and introduced by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, the dialogue will middle on artwork initiatives that revolve across the French Caribbean and its diaspora and on the artists’ work to create various areas and strategies of curating. This occasion is free to look at.
When 6 p.m.
Honor the historical past of older adults who determine as L.G.B.T.+ with “Not Another Second,” an exhibition that explores the lives of 12 people, the discrimination they confronted and the braveness and resilience they’ve proven. The people, together with a former politician, a Black Panther and navy veteran, and a participant of the Stonewall rebellion, share their tales in a sequence of portraits and video interviews shot by the photographer Karsten Thormaehlen in a collaboration with SAGE and Watermark Retirement Communities. The 12 focus on their experiences and the years they misplaced by hiding a part of their identification. This exhibit is free.
Learn a brand new recipe for Mardi Gras in a kid-friendly cooking class from BLVD Kitchen, a cooking college in Los Angeles. The chef, Michal Harris, will train kids 5 and up how one can make Fat Tuesday pancakes and canopy fundamentals, akin to measuring and following a recipe. Adult help is really useful for college students 8 and youthful. Tickets price $20, and registration closes at 1 p.m. on Feb. 19.
When 1 p.m.
Listen to a narrative advised by with Gene Tagaban, often known as “One Crazy Raven,” a storyteller, speaker and mentor who tells conventional Native American tales in addition to tales from his personal experiences by way of music, dance and motion. Mr. Tagaban will recount tales from his grandmother throughout this kid-friendly story time introduced by the National Museum of the American Indian. This prerecorded occasion is free and shall be obtainable on demand by way of February.
When 11 a.m.
Tune in to a dialog between the artist Ai Weiwei and Yael Lipschutz, a curator on the Skirball Cultural Center. Mr. Ai and Mr. Lipschutz will focus on Mr. Ai’s views on human rights violations world wide, as properly “Trace,” his touring exhibition that options portraits of 83 people from over 25 international locations, whom Mr. Ai and varied human rights teams take into account to be activists, prisoners of conscience and advocates of free speech. Registration closes at 3 p.m. on Feb. 19. This occasion is free and is prerecorded.
When 2 p.m.
Attend a digital symposium as a part of Fashion In/Action: Dressing for Global Unrest, a brand new exhibition from N.Y.U. Steinhardt’s Costume Studies program. The exhibition and symposium discover the ways in which Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 have modified trend, together with designers utilizing their factories to make private protecting gear and the symbolism of clothes worn to demonstrations. The symposium will function unique analysis from college students and a keynote speech from Korina Emmerich, a designer and the founding father of EMME Studio. This occasion is free.
When 10:30 a.m.