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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.

You may recognize Stephanie Allynne, Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus abd Erin Whitehead from their roles in various shows and movies, but this streaming event brings the four friends together for an evening of off-the-cuff comedy.

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.

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.

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.

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 hedonistic years between World Wars were accompanied by an explosion of creativity in decorative style and materials. Curators Dawn Hoskin and Zorian Clayton provide insight into the LGBT-specific aspect of the Art Deco style, with gorgeous examples.

Join in for this family-friendly celebration with music from University of Minnesota students and community artists, hosted by G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence. This year, the community-focused concert also aims to honor the legacy of John Lewis.

New York comic Brittany Brave hosts an evening of tarot readings improvised on the spot by comedians, and inspired by members of the Zoom audience. The advice might be made-up, but at least it's funny and free.

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.

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

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

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.

Delve into the popular imagery—some of it fiendishly clever and aesthetically brilliant—of political campaigns during one of the most tumultuous periods in US history, including those of Nixon, Reagan, and Johnson.

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.

"Lord of the Rings" star Viggo Mortensen discusses his directorial debut, "Falling," joined by actor Lance Henriksen, who portrays a father struggling with dementia in the film.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Painter, architect, and "indisputable genius of the High Renaissance" Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, is celebrated in this virtual tour through his short life and spectacular works, 500 years after his birth.

"The Daily Show" comedian Lewis Black faces his toughest interview to-date: a 60-minute chat with 13-year-old Sophie Maurer, who serves as the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s Free Speech Ambassador.

Enjoy a screening of a documnetary about the Manhattan Plaza apartment complex, which provided subsidized housing for those working in the performing arts in the '70s. Stick around for a Q&A with director Alice Elliott.

Award winning author Nadia Owusu discusses her book about family and race for Politics and Prose.

A magician known for wowing crowds of employees during corporate gigs for the likes of Facebook and Google, Gary Ferrar takes his tricks to Zoom for an intimate evening of inexplicable feats.

Rock and roll meets the gothic legend of Lizzie Borden, with plenty of wild guitar licks and those famous axe whacks. This original musical by San Francisco's Ray of Light Theatre packs thrills and chills.

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.

From palaces and theaters to factories and apartment buildings, take a trip around the world with an architectural historian and explore some of the most jaw-dropping buildings standing today.

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.

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.

That guy with the funny hats from "30 Rock" is back at the online Nowhere Comedy Club, debuting some wry new jokes about current events and chatting with virtual crowd.

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.

Roar into the new year with some uninhibited, outrageous, and enlightening comedy straight from Showtime specials comedians Vanessa Hollingshead, Leighann Lord and host Julia Scotti. You might gain a little wisdom from their perspective, too.

The ALOUD series from Library Foundation of Los Angeles hosts this very timely evening exploring global themes of protest and rebellion in movies, from Saudi Arabian women to Black revolution.

Anglo-American landscapes are widely displayed in US museums, but what about Native landscapes? Explore the relationships between humans and their environment, as well as the entanglements of Native and non-Native histories, at this webinar by the Centre for American Art.

Professor Ron Hutton lead a presentation on the notorious European witch hunts and what effect they had on the practice of modern witchcraft today.

Before the mid 20th century, world travel was a rare luxury enjoyed only by the wealthy. What was it like to vacation in grand style? Live through 200 years of affluent voyages at this virtual trip back in time.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chicago native Michael Howard speaks about his 2019 memoir manga "The Salaryman," about moving to Tokyo and finding his way as a member of the Japanese middle-class. He'll also chat about self-publishing his book in both English and Japanese.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.