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Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
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With many museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, and comedy clubs still closed for in-person events, many of us are craving a little culture. Thankfully, you can still visit the zoo, explore a new museum, take in a theatrical performance, attend an author talk, or catch an open mic at a comedy club — all from the comfort of home. Here are the best online events that bring a little culture into your life, as picked by Eventbrite’s experts.
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Collection by Eventbrite
With many museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, and comedy clubs still closed for in-person events, many of us are craving a little culture. Thankfully, you can still visit the zoo, explore a new museum, take in a theatrical performance, attend an author talk, or catch an open mic at a comedy club — all from the comfort of home. Here are the best online events that bring a little culture into your life, as picked by Eventbrite’s experts.
With many museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, and comedy clubs still closed for in-person events, many of us are craving a little culture. Thankfully, you can still visit the zoo, explore a new museum, take in a theatrical performance, attend an author talk, or catch an open mic at a comedy club — all from the comfort of home. Here are the best online events that bring a little culture into your life, as picked by Eventbrite’s experts.

Poet Laureates Joy Harjo and Natasha Trethewey speak with Natalie Diaz about their work and the role of poetry in America now.

Best-selling author Sue Miller speaks about her latest novel Monogamy, which follows a wife who discovered that her husband has been having an affair. Miller will discuss the book with Meg Waxman before taking questions.

The creators of the hit podcast "My Brother, My Brother and Me" discuss their new book, a podcast how-to guide that covers everything you need to know about producing, editing, and promoting your own hit podcast.

Invite Harry the skunk, Lucy the raccoon, or another Woodland Park Zoo animals to join your next video call. Boost morale during a team meeting, invite an extra friend to your hangout, or schedule a personal meeting with a critter and a member of the Seattle-based zoo's staff.

From trompe l'oeil tto anamorphism, dive into the mysterious world of illusionistic art and learn how it was used to camouflage everything from dangerous political beliefs to erotic pictures throughout history.

Author Yolanda Bonnell sits down with researcher and theatre-worker Jill Carter for a discussion about Bonnell's play, "bug", about family, addiction, and culture.

There's no question anxiety levels are at all-time high latey, but you can channel those feelings into positive action with this writing workshop that benefits Black Visions Collective.

Paris is synonymous with fashion. From artisans to politicians, how did one city become an international source of style and luxury? Join a fashion historian for this beautiful lecture on Parisian style, from the 18th century to today.

Poetry's not dead, and Ars Poetica is here to prove it. At this non-pretentious weekly gathering for writers and non-writers alike, you'll explore a different living poet's work in relatable ways.

Take an hour out of your day to work on your fiction writing, then follow it up with a group discussion with other writers.

Former California State Park Ranger Carlos Porreta now spends hours capturing the natural beauty of the Western wilderness on film, and sharing his striking photographs and deep insights with audiences worldwide

TRiPTease Burlesque is LA's longest-running weekly burlesque show. Now in its 11th year, it's coming to your screen in the form of an interactive happy hour that's way more fun than a simple performance. Grab a drink and get ready to let loose.

Booker Prize winning author George Saunders joins the latest Guardian Live book club to discuss his wildly popular novel, "Linoln in the Bardo".

With an emphasis on inclusion, diversity, and joy, Omnium Circus invites everyone into the big top. Enjoy performances from acrobats, clowns, contortionists, and more in an eye-popping spectacle that aims to uplift the human spirit.

Join this interactive lecture to learn the importance of Native American storytelling, then come together to discuss to some stories and poems from different tribes.

Milton S. Hershey was a farm boy with a 4th grade education when he created America's most famous chocolate companies. Journey to Chocolatetown for this incredible rags-to-riches story with the Senior Archivist for the Hershey Community Archive.

Amanda Gorman, who stole the show during President Biden's swearing in ceremony as the youngest inaugural poet in US history, is among the poets who will read during this event, which celebrates 250 years of African American poetry.

Two world-renowned spoken word poets take the (virtual) stage for a live performance.

Producers from The Abbey, Hamburger Mary's, the Comedy Store and Hollywood Improv team up to showcase some of Los Angeles' top comedy and drag talent with a weekly show that support out-of-work performers. Tickets are just $5 and go to the performers.

What happens when you combine "Jeopardy!," "Wheel of Fortune," and Zoom? Wheel of Fate, a comedy game show where virtual contestants compete for silly prizes. Comedian Samantha Gilweit hosts, asking contestants questions about, current events, pop culture, and her dating life.

Dreaming of a trip to Paris? Let a food historian take you back to 17th century France with stunning culinary visuals and a digital opera showcase at this exploration of classic Parisian culture.

If you miss going to the bar for a night of trivia with your crew, Atlas Obscura has the next best thing: weekly virtual trivia over Zoom, of course.

Professional magician Jordan Allen takes his parlor magic and mind reading skills to Zoom, hosting a string of illusions that draw on his sense of humor and 25 years of experience.

Toronto sleight-of-hand expert James Alan allows audiences to get a close look at illusions via a streaming performance, though you probably won't be able to figure out how he makes things disappear.

Mentalist Jason Suran connects with fans and curious viewers across the world with his 60-minute streaming show of illusions and mind-reading feats that simply shouldn't be possible.

Dinosaurs are not just for kids. In fact, this adults-only party features a drinking game with Bingo, a scavenger hunt, and dino sketching.

Betto Arcos is the Latin music coordinator for San Jose Jazz, and this lively collection of essays — all of which aired on National Public Radio and other stations — showcases his deep knowledge and voracious curiosity about global Latin sounds.

From the Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo, enjoy the beloved highlights of the Louvre in Paris from your own home with a licensed expert during this hour-long virtual tour (with multiple dates to choose from). Peruse photos and videos and ask any questions you have.

Bestselling author Ann Patchett will discuss her latest novel, "The Dutch House," a book that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness. It also explores how we want to see ourselves and who we really are.

See a complete musical performance made up on the spot when the award-winning British improv troupe Showstopper! brings its unpredictable talents to a livestream.

Corporate magician and mentalist Brady Ramsey shares some some of his tricks on this weekly Zoom call, which is limited to just 25 participants each week. Don't forget to gather a jar of pennies and a deck of cards before you log on!

For more than a decade this "out of this world" comedy showcase has presented the best Bay Area talent. Tune in every Saturday via Zoom for cosmic yuks from regulars Joseph Nguyen, Natasha Muse, Red Scott, and surprise guests.

Black comedians in San Fransisco put on a weekly virtual show, hosted by Berkley stand-up Chris Riggins, who has opened for Dave Chappelle and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Netflix's hit period piece "Bridgerton" plays loose with history, leaving many wondering if there is truth to the characters or situations, particularly regarding Black members of the aristocracy, such as the Queen. This multimedia presentation will separate fact from fiction.

San Francisco juggler and magician Frisco Fred hosts this weekly showcase of local performers showing off their talents in the realms of magic, mind reading, and more.

You don't need to be born with a green thumb to create a jungle inside your apartment. After this free houseplant workshop, you'll be able to jump effortlessly into the world of indoor greenery, no matter how much light you have.

Through conversations with some of the world's most powerful women — including Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Theresa May — Women and Leadership asks why there aren't more women in leadership roles.

Dial up your dance skills with this virtual class, led by Black Diamond Ballroom Dance Company.

Are you missing international culture? Join this virtual walking tour of London, where you'll also learn how Black activists educated audiences about slavery, wrote and published their narratives, and more.

During this creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery, you can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. Prompts will inspire you to get writing, plus reading and discussion.

Kristin Hannah, author of the bestseller "The Nightingale," is back with a new book about corageous women making tough choices about their families and livilihoods in the 1930s.

Writer, director, actor, and musician Chad Sanders is joined by some surprise special guests to discuss his new book, "Black Magic," about trauma, tragedy, and triumph.

Author Simon Winchester talks about his latest book "Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World," which examines the very concept of "owning" land and the repercussions of the well-established practice.

If you love unique architecture, this home tour presented by Atlas Obscura is a must-attend. Built from salvaged WWII materials in the 70s and filled with secret passageways, this family home is now open for a live tour — and you're invited.

Musical geeks will love the century's worth of history on Broadway's leading ladies in this highly visual webinar. You'll explore the sounds and vocal techniques that defined each decade, and how the stars of 42nd street have only gotten brighter (and more diverse) today.

On Rosa Parks' birthday, join Jeanne Theoharis as she discusses the young reader's edition of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. The NAACP Image Award-winning book shatters the myths that Parks was meek, accidental, or tired.

Take your dream road trip from the comfort of your own home at this photography-filled journey down Route 66, including its fascinating history, must-see stops, and little-known destinations along the way.

Join authors Hilton Als and Jia Tolentino, who will muse on icon Joan Didion's latest collection of essays, "Let Me Tell You What I Mean".

A veteran of The Bob & Tom Radio Show and the NFL Network, Costaki Economopoulos headlines the virtual Nowhere Comedy Club, performing material that comments on his unique name and the trials of growing older.

Learn about how actors in the 1920s looked their best (with a little bit of help) a from the team behind Chicago Movie Tours, who host this free talk covering everything from vintage prosthetics to toupees.

Powerhouse author and literary champion Ann Patchett sits down with fellow writer Patrick Ryan and takes questions from the audience.

New York City comics Fumi Abe and Michael Nguyen bring some of their funniest friends and acquaintances (all of whom are definitely not hacks) to the virtual stage with this biweekly showcase.

Jump inside the super cute world of "Animal Crossing" for this virtual comedy show, complete with plenty of shade thrown at Tom Nook the Crook. Jenny Yang hosts, Laurie Kilmartin , Adam Conover, Chris Bryant, and Ify Nwadiwe bring the jokes.

Promising 75 minutes of magic and "classy comedy," Willard and Wood stream interactive illusions punctuated by jokes from their Parlor of the Impossible.

Bring some of the most colorful street art in the world into your home with this virtual tour. Artist and expert Ariel takes you though the back alleys and broad thoroughfares of Bushwick and East Williamsburg — with a detour back in time for some graffiti history.

If you've seen the movie "Call Me By Your Name," then you'll want to hear this in-depth interview with André Aciman, who wrote the novel (and its recent sequel) on which the acclaimed film was based.

Historian Yas Necati delves into the deep tradition of "male impersonation" — from ancient China’s Yuan Dynasty to the music halls of Victorian England — exploring themes like queer and trans identity, community, and resistance.

Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. explores author James Baldwin's incredible contributions to the fight against racism and discusses the lessons from his writing that we can use today.

A trio of East coast independent bookstores join forces to present actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas' memoir about her childhood in India, her life in the US, and the surprising twists and turns she's taken since.

"Mystery Science Theater 3000" stars Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff get back together to riff on "The Choppers," a1961 "teensploitation" movie, about naughty young gearheads who drive around stealing cars. Stick around after the film for a Q&A.

Legendary author of "The Handmaid's Tale", Margaret Atwood talks about her 2003 novel "Oryx and Crake" with The Guardian’s chief books writer, Lisa Allardice.

The Chinese Community Center of Houston celebrates the Year of the Ox with a three-day extravaganza of colorful traditions. Stunning dances, musical performances, crafts, and food demonstrations showcase global Chinese culture.

Comedian Mike Birbiglia has seemingly been working on new material for the majority of the pandemic, and you'll get a chance to hear his latest set during another series of streaming shows that the "Sleepwalk With Me" star will work out in front of an audience.

From photo albums and daguerreotypes to costumes and artifacts, tour some of the Connecticut Historical Society's coolest items that represent the entire spectrum of the Black experience in Connecticut.

Turn those masks into a masquerade, and bring some old world Italian history and class into your home. The Virtual Venetian Ball festival celebrates the best of romantic Venice, including fancy dress, cooking classes, a masquerade competition, and even a late-night DJ.

Join a group of fellow lit lovers in reading "The Thing Around Your Neck" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a short story collection surrounding themes of familial bonds and international ties.

Jane Austen's novels describe some of the most sumptuous dinners you can imagine. Dive into her fantastical world and real 18th century dining at this fact-meets-fiction webinar that will leave you drooling.

Politics and Prose welcomes Patricia Lockwood to discuss her new novel about love, language, and human connection with fellow superstar writer Jia Tolentino.

Armed with vintage 16 mm reels, film collector Denny Daniel leads an exploration of the creations of director Georges Méliès, who is best known for his surreal 1902 science fiction film, A Trip to the Moon.

For a young country, America sure has some of the weirdest history. From Roswell's aliens to New Mexico's Santa celebration, this virtual cross-country tour will take you through the most colorful hidden roadside attractions and American kitsch.

Wondering how the world managed to deal with the pandemic in 1918? This pre-recorded talk examines the British governments response to the Spanish flu by referencing newspapers and military records.

Emerging young queer and trans artists display their vibrant etchings and prints at this virtual art opening, presented by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The show is accompanied by a panel discussion about how art links the LGBTQ past with the present.

Sonia Faleiro's new book explores how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a small village in India. She'll discuss "The Good Girls" with fellow author Megha Majumdar.

America’s only full-time professor of art crime joins Atlas Obscura for this exploration of fakes, forgeries and theft, focusing on the mysteries of the global art market.

Join essayist Jeremy Atherton Lin in this discussion about his new book "Gay Bar: Why We Went Out," where he explores how identity is often articulated through the places we inhabit.

"My Name is Monster" author Katie Hale talks to novelists Molly Aitken and Yvonne Battle-Felton, about how we create characters who are both memorable and lifelike.