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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.

Just before YouTuber Jake Paul faces off against UFC fighter Ben Askren, comedians Joey Greer and Mike Castle convene for this unofficial pre-show that could be more hilarious than the main event.

Bangalore magician and TEDx speaker Sharan Kuttappa brings his talents online with this nightly show that allows participants to interact with his card tricks and mind-reading feats or sit back and watch the illusions unfold.

Author Jeremy Atherton reads from his critically acclaimed book about the long history and surprising poetry of gay bars, focusing on the impressionistic ways they've influenced mainstream culture.

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.

The Guardian’s chief books writer talks to O'Farrell, author of the bestselling novel, "Hamnet," about the tragic death of William Shakespeare's only son.

"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.

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

Broadway's leading ladies have been capturing the hearts of audiences for over a century. From technological advances to cultural changes, see how the vocal techniques of lead theatrical divas have changed over the years.

Singer and guitarist Michelle Zauner (better known as Japanese Breakfast) joins "Song Exploder" host Hrishikesh Hirway to discuss her memoir "Crying in H Mart," which explores the power of food, family, and music.

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.

In collaboration with The LA Times Festival of Books, three memoirists discuss their works surrounding the subjects of love, loss and healing.

San Francisco illusionist (and self-proclaimed warlock) Kevin Blake oversees a magic show designed for quarantined times, debuting interactive illusions that meld the virtual world with reality.

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.

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.

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.

Authors Alexander Chee and Carmen Maria Machado discuss their memoirs and the intersection between various literary genres now.

Join the What Cheer Writers Club for this virtual poetry slam, an event commemorating National Poetry Month.

Activist Jane Fonda joins author Kate Aronoff to speak about her latest book Overheated, which examines the radical steps that must be taken to reshape the world and confront climate change head-on.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Join a star-studded roster of authors, artists and activists for this 2nd annual event. Celebrate voice, and learn to lift up your own. Click through to see the full lineup.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrating BIPOC creators, the Los Angeles-based Micheaux Film Festival takes all of its screenings, Q&As and workshops online, making it possible to experience everything the festival has to offer through a streaming platform.

Hear untold stories of young Jewish women who defied the Nazis in this compelling book event with author Judy Batalion.

Alphonse Mucha's art defines the Art Nouveau era. Learn how he came from relative poverty to one of the world's most celebrated and iconic graphic designers at this webinar, led by NYC's Poster House Museum's chief curator.

Jonny Sun talks to Clint Smith his touching and hilarious new book full of of essays, poems, and illustrations. All ticket purchases include a signed book.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this special reading, all found in the collection "No Poetry No Peace."

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.

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.

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.

Grief guide Shelby Forsythia discusses "Your Grief Your Way," her new book exploring what it is to experience loss and its aftermath.

Calling all BBQ fans: Food writer Adrian Miller presents his book all about how Black barbecuers, pitmasters, and restauranteurs have developed and perfected this favorite American dish.

The evening brings together three authors of new books that reckon with the rage, grief, and tenderness at the heart of girlhood, Lilly Dancyger’s Negative Space, Melissa Febos’ Girlhood, and Forsyth Harmon’s Justine.

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.

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.

How did Thomas Edison's early experimental films influence MTV? Sight and sound combine at this deep dive into the history of music videos.

The Academy of American Poets honors National Poetry Month with this virtual gala, which shines a light on the craft and its impact around the world.

Experience a real-time feeding session with two-toed sloths at this animal encounter, hosted by Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

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.

Magic and illusion company Majinx hosts this streaming show from inside its Factory Fantastic, filled with magical props and magicians that operate them, performing everything from large-scale illusions to close-up tricks.

Old Town Books hosts this month-long poetry challenge, inviting participants to write a poem a day. Gather on April 30 to share and celebrate your work.

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.

Indiana film festival Midwest Action Fest goes online this year, screening short films from regional talent and welcoming special guests like author Claudia Gray and voice actor Carey Means.

This conversation centers on writer Amy Tan and her extensive career, along with a glimpse into her forthcoming documentary: "Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir."

Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry explore the insights into human behavior in this enlightening book discussion moderated by Rob Lowe.

WNBA star Sugar Rodgers shares her inspiring story of overcoming tremendous odds to become an all-star in the WNBA, in conversation with Etan Thomas.

Inspiring, influential senator Elizabeth Warren presents her new book in conversation with political leader and author Stacey Abrams.

Anna Sale, host of the popular podcast "Death, Sex, and Money" is joined by fellow podcaster Nadia Bolz-Weber to discuss Sale's new book about why having tough conversations is important and how to have them in a thoughtful and generous way.

May the Fourth be with you as you explore the Jewish themes in the Star Wars franchise on this most sacred of holidays.

Join memoirists Lilly Dancyger, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Marcos Gonsalez, and Jenn Shapland as they discuss the ethics and craft of telling shared stories, hosted by The Strand bookstore.

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.

The Good Wife herself discusses her powerful memoir about the unexpected twists and turns in both her personal and professional life.

Take a virtual trip to Mexico with a carefully selected tasting from the oldest distillery in Latin America. Tequila Specialist Will Hadjigeorgalis will guide you through the history and making of tequila before the guided tasting.

Mỹ (American) Việt (Vietnamese) Story Slam is a live virtual event showcasing Vietnamese storytellers from around the world. This event is hosted by Vietnamese Boat People, and theme is looking back at 2020 and all it brought.

Sit back, relax, and travel to 1917 NYC with a jazz historian. Learn about the pioneers of jazz and listen to a curated selection of 78rpm records at this interactive webinar.

How did Brooklyn become the world's sugar and coffee capital of the 20th century, and why were the two industries considered rivals? Learn how the Coffee and Sugar Kings of New York turned the city into today's global financial powerhouse.

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.

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!

Andy Weir, author of the bestselling book-to-fillm "The Martian", is back with a new scinece-based thriller. Early purchasers can snag a signed book and a specially designed "mission patch" that corresponds with the book.

Olivia Laing discusses her new book with activist Sarah Schulman. "Everybody" is an investigation of the body: its discontents, power, and vulnerabilities

Video game journalist Jason Schreier chats with IGN editor-in-chief Tina Amini about his latest book, "Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry," exploring how game studios fall apart and what happens next.

Brian Broome grew up a dark-skinned Black kid in his small Ohio town, hiding his crushes on boys in his class. For this event, he'll sit down with bestselling author Jason Reynolds to discuss his new memoir, hilarious and heartbreaking all at once.

We are in a moment of extreme change: can we help bend the arch toward love? In this four-week book group, read and discuss Valarie Kaur's "See No Stranger" with Professor Nirinjan Khalsa and a special guest appearance by Kaur herself. For activists, lovers, and the hopeful.

Hinton, author and professor at Yale University, discusses her book about Black rebellion, police violence, and how the past illuminates the events of the past year.

Join P&P Live! to celebrate the relaunch of Jewell Parker Rhodes's adult novel, Magic City, with author Carole Boston Weatherford. Magic City evokes one of the darkest chapters of twentieth century, Jim Crow America.

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon-Reed discusses her new book about Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history.

The only thing better than reading famed author Octavia E. Butler's work is reading it online, slow motion style, with a bunch of new friends. This read-along is part book club, part story-time part cool-kids meet-up.