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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.

Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Sasheer Zamata joins improv troupe Wild Horses for a soul-searching conversation, following by an improv set inspired by the chat.

Author Patricia Lockwood speaks about her latest novel, which follows a social media influencer on a world tour who is suddenly confronted by momentous real-world events that pull her our of the endless virtual scroll.

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

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.

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 moderator Christina Hartlieb, the executive director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, to discuss the themes and tension of "Do the Right Thing," one of Spike Lee's most visceral films. One thing to consider: Did Lee's character, Mookie, do the right thing?

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.

A mini-LGBTQ film festival lights up your screen, featuring diverse voices from the past dozen years, from HP Mendoza's fabulous 2009 singalong "Fruit Fly" to Emory Chao Johnson 2020 drag escapade "Shu Mai Onine."

Pretty Owl Poetry teams up with White Whale bookstore to kick off Issue 28 of their quarterly journal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrate words, women, and well-done fare with this cooking class series, inspired by the bi-annual magazine's debut cookbook.

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.

Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro will discuss his much-anticipated new novel, "Klara and the Sun," which follows an "artificial friend" who awaits the day a human customer will selects them for companionship.

How are photography and film shaped, and shaped by, feminism? 2019 Turner Prize Winner Helen Cammock hosts this online discussion.

Grand Central Terminal isn't just a great place to catch a bus or train in New York City, it's also a public art destination. This virtual tour shows off some of the overlooked art inside the building, including a recently-uncovered mural.

Can we compare modern cartoonists to highly-famed fine artists throughout history? Let a comic book historian show you how the two visual media are shockingly similar (and surprisingly different) at this highly visual webinar.

Bestselling author Kazuo Ishiguro sits down with robotics ethicist Kate Darling to discuss his latest novel that explores human connection, technology, and much more.

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

Author Beth Kephart discusses her latest memoir, a collection of essays exploring identity in marriage, motherhood, and self.

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.

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.

Did you know the Statue of Liberty was nearly destroyed in World War I? Take a virtual trip to NYC and learn the statue's tumultuous story from birth until today, led by a tour guide who has taken visitors to Liberty Island for over a decade.

London Review Bookshop celebrates Solnit's paperback release of "Recollections of My Non-Existence" with a brilliant discussion between two legendary feminist authors.

Joined celebrated author Anne Lamott in celebration of her latest book, Dusk, Night, Dawn, exploring resilience through tough times.

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.

This roundtable discussion on Jillian Hernandez's book discusses how Black and Latina girls' "excessive" aesthetics are both sexualized by middle-class aesthetic values, while being appropriated by the contemporary art scene.

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.

Shoes are some of humankind's most necessary — and most frivolous — pieces of apparel. See how shoes have changed both physically and socially throughout the ages at this colorful, visually stunning webinar.

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.

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.

"The Late Late Show" bandleader and comedian Reggie Watts leads the latest installment of Dynasty Typewriter's series of improvization classes, drawing on his experience as a musician and an actor in shows like "Comedy Bang! Bang!"

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.

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.

Mario the Maker Magician (not to be confused with the famous plumber) leads a half-hour party for kids and their parents packed with robots, loud music and an interactive air guitar competition.

Illusionist Eric Wilzig has showcased his skills in Madison Square Garden and on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," but his virtual show provides a more intimate perspective of his most epic — and extreme! — tricks.

Andie MacDowell hosts a chat with author Annabelle Gurwitch, discussing her latest book, "You're Leaving When?," a collection of essays that documents her experiences welcoming strangers into her home and entering the dating pool in midlife.

100 years ago, an unmistakeable New York accent dominated American media and elite institutions, thanks to Tin Pan Alley songwriters, Ivy League teachers, and popular writers. Author E.J. Wright's new book "You Talkin’ to Me?" dives into New York's loquacious history.

The 1800s German immigrant railroad baron became so rich that he was made into the face of capitalism's iconic board game, Monopoly. Gawk at his palatial properties and learn about his family — including his jazz star son.

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.

Author Joshua Mohr discusses his new book "Model Citizen," an account of a dilemma he faced after a stroke at the age of 35 — when a heart condition required a drug that he had abandoned years earlier in hopes of becoming sober.

A New York photographer gives viewers a peek the whirring machines inside New York factories, including the Steinway & Sons piano factory and a New York Times printing plant.

Spoken word poet Jasmine Mans presents her unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity on Politics and Prose Live.

Take a virtual trip across the ocean to the capital of fashion. From Louis XIV to The Devil Wears Prada, learn how Paris became an international hub of style and luxury at this historian-led "visualecture."

Viet Thanh Nguyen presents his new literary thriller that follows two brothers in 1980s Paris desperate to overcome their pasts.

The former voice of a certain insurance company duck mascot and the self-proclaimed busiest touring comic in America (pre-pandemic, of course) hits the virtual stage for an evening of comedy delivered in his signature timbre.

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.

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.

Join Atlas Obscura and the Guinness World Record holder for "largest pizza box collection" for a one-hour webinar on the weird and oddly specific history of everyone's favorite circular food.

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre showcases some of its most celebrated works in styles from street-dance to poetically esoteric, featuring choreography by Dr. Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and Nycole Ray .

Comedian couple Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman get together in their shared apartment to discuss how they've managed to make it through a year in close proximity of one another, taking questions from viewers and dishing out advice.

Clara Spara, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's granddaughter, and Amanda Tyler, RBG's longtime friend and law clerk, discuss the book she was writing at the time of her death that has since been completed in her honor.

Make a donation and tune into this comedy showcase benefitting Philadelphia/South Jersey area shelters. Past editions of the event have featured performers from "The Office," "Seinfeld," and other hit shows.

Get a crash course in Irish history and mythology during this streaming magic show that uses stage illusions and sleight of hand tricks to explore Celtic history and the Irish immigration to America.

Join authors Louis Chude-Sokei ("Floating in a Most Peculiar Way") and Nadia Owusu ("Aftershocks") as they discuss their memoirs and the concepts of home and belonging found within each.

Identical twin brothers Jason and Randy Sklar bring their bickering relationship to the stage with stand-up comedy followed by the first live taping of their sports podcast, "View from the Cheap Seats."

Explore San Francisco's dark side at this deep dive into the city's film noir roots, with a virtual visit to some of its most celebrated film settings and a discussion around SF-set noir films.

How did New York transform Abraham Lincoln from Midwestern politician to presidential candidate overnight? This webinar tells the dramatic story of the greatest political debates in history, followed by virtual visits to the Lincoln's favorite spots in NYC and a Q&A.

Jumpstart the New Year with this book club session, in which participants will discuss "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, an exploration of the systems we all need in place to form positive change, while kicking old habits to the curb.

Kim Hooper and Meredith Resnick discuss "All the Love: Healing Your Heart and Finding Meaning After Pregnancy Loss," their book set to debut in late March.

A superstar lineup of authors — incuding Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Alexander Chee, and Victor LaValle — discuss the infamous novel "Lolita" with the granddaughter of the book's original publisher.

No need for urban spelunking — this virtual tour of New York City's unused subway platforms will allow you to visit "ghost stations" and explore an art installation in an abandoned subway tunnel without breaking any laws.

Gates and Glaude will discuss book companion to the upcoming PBS series of the same name, charting the history of the Black church as a foundation of Black life and a driving force in the struggle for freedom.

Instead of settling down and having babies with her family's millions, the heiress nicknamed "the richest bachelor girl in the United States" spent 60 years supporting NYC artists. Learn the mysterious story of her private life at this fascinating lecture.

Each month Literacy Chicago showcases readings by several local authors and personalities before opening up the evening for lit-focused games and discussion. Proceeds help to benefit the organization's adult literacy programs.

Author, professor, and tax expert Dorothy Brown discusses her new book, an exposé of racism in the American taxation system.

Come ready to explore the written word in this workshop, which will dive into two forms of found poetry: erasure and collage poems.

Philadelphia magician and comedian Ran'D Shine reads minds, locates cards and achieves other mind-boggling feats during this playful live streaming performance.

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.