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    Things To Do At Home

    This week, spend story time with the National Postal Museum, listen to a lecture from the artist Lorraine O’Grady or take a Syrian cooking class.

    Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication.


    Tune in to a talk between the conceptual artists Lorraine O’Grady and Robert Ransick, the vice president of academic affairs at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Ms. O’Grady and Mr. Ransick, friends and collaborators, will speak about their relationship as well as the retrospective of Ms. O’Grady’s work that is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum. This event, which is presented by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, is free. Attendance is capped at 1,000.

    When 7:30 p.m.

    Where mcad.edu/visiting-artists

    Join the National Postal Museum in Washington for story time. Children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers will listen to an educator from the museum read “Rosie Revere, Engineer” by Andrea Beaty, as well as learn about inventors and look at a stamp of Rosie the Riveter from the museum’s collection. This event is free, and registration is required. Attendance is capped at 60, and the museum offers a story time every Monday.

    When 11 a.m.

    Where postalmuseum.si.edu/visit/calendar


    Hear a discussion about accessibility in the performing arts. The actor, playwright and director of inclusion at Queens Theater, Gregg Mozgala, will be joined in conversation by the composer and performer Molly Joyce, and Jacob Nossell and Daniel Oxenhandler of Enact Lab, a company focused on addressing societal challenges. This event, presented by National Sawdust as part of its Body/Space Masterclass series, is free and will be available to stream after its premiere.

    When 6 p.m.

    Where live.nationalsawdust.org


    Enjoy a conversation between the authors Edwidge Danticat and Kaitlyn Greenidge presented by the New York Public Library. Ms. Greenidge, also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, will be discussing her second novel, “Libertie,” the story of a freeborn Black woman and her journey to discover what freedom means to her during the Reconstruction era. This event is free, but registration is required.

    When 8 p.m.

    Where showclix.com/event/kaitlyngreenidge

    Prepare an authentic Syrian meal with the help of the chef Allaa Zeno. Ms. Zeno, a spice master and cook from Aleppo, will guide viewers through the process of making Syrian samosas, a red pepper and walnut dip called mohamarah, and a pickle salad. An ingredients list will be provided before the session, which is presented by Migrateful, which offers cooking classes from migrant and refugee chefs, and digital recipe cards will be sent out afterward. Tickets are about $30 and attendance is capped at 60.

    When 1 p.m.

    Where eventbrite.co.uk/e/148378900285


    Listen to the music of DakhaBrakha, a quartet from Kyiv, which blends traditional Ukrainian folk music with contemporary rhythms. In a prerecorded show, the group, which describes itself as an“ethno-chaos” band, will perform a 70-minute set. This event, which is presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at U.C.L.A., is free and will be available to stream through May 31.

    When 10 p.m.

    Where online.cap.ucla.edu/videos/dakhabrakha


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    Learn how to create an adaptive gardening environment with Toni Gattone, a speaker, a gardener and the author of “The Lifelong Gardener: Garden with Ease and Joy at Any Age.” . Ms. Gattone will teach audience members strategies to accommodate physical limitations because of age or ability in the garden. Presented by the United States Botanic Garden, this event is free, but registration is required. Attendance is capped at 250.

    When 12 p.m.

    Where usbg.doubleknot.com/event/2793132


    Watch a performance of “pen/man/ship,” a play written by Christina Anderson and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, the founding artistic director of Molière in the Park, a theater company that performs in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The play follows Ruby, a young Black woman fleeing the American South in 1896. The show, which will include French subtitles on the livestream, is presented by Molière in the Park, in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside. This event is free, but registration is required.

    When 7 p.m.

    Where moliereinthepark.org/pen-man-ship-2021


    Relax by tuning in to the 24 Hours of Serenity” festival, an all-day wellness event from KCRW, a radio station based in Santa Monica, Calif. For 24 hours, beginning at 3 a.m. on Sunday, the station’s website will feature live video broadcasts focused on promoting calm, including yoga classes, a Qigong workshop and a visit from a kitten rescue sanctuary. This event is free, but registration is required. Attendance is capped at 1,000.

    When All day

    Where kcrw.com/serenity

    Explore the role Black Americans have played in shaping barbecue. The food writer and certified barbecue judge Adrian Miller will discuss his book “Black Smoke,” a celebration of Black culinary innovation, and will take an in-depth look at the Black barbecuers, pitmaster, restaurateurs that have influenced barbecue culture. This discussion is free to attend, and a link to the event will be posted 15 minutes before start time.

    When 4 p.m.

    Where aadl.org/node/577631

    Published at Sat, 10 Apr 2021 02:18:03 +0000