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Race in America: The Arts with Mellon Foundation's Elizabeth Alexander
Race in America: The Arts with Mellon Foundation's Elizabeth Alexander
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The Washington Post
As the nation reckons with long-standing issues of race and inequality, some of America’s most powerful philanthropic organizations are shifting their missions to focus on social justice. Elizabeth Alexander, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, joins Washington Post Live to discuss a new multi-million dollar investment as part of the strategic transformation of the arts and humanities foundation. Alexander will also share her overall vision for harnessing philanthropy for social justice in conversation with Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart.
Art & Music
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July 23, 2021
2021-07-23
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On-Demand
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FREE
NightSchool: Hi-Res Reefs
NightSchool: Hi-Res Reefs
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California Academy of Sciences
From high-res satellite images to 360-degree panoramas to remote-controlled underwater microscopes, coral reef research is at the cutting-edge of technology. Learn about several of these exciting projects and meet scientists and engineers finding new ways to look at these critical and complex ecosystems.
Science & Nature
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July 23, 2021
2021-07-23
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Martian - Science Fiction and Science Fact
The Martian - Science Fiction and Science Fact
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The University of Oxford
Join the University of Oxford for the Happ Lecture: "The Martian - Science Fiction and Science Fact" by Dr Jim Green (NASA Chief Scientist). The bestselling book about an astronaut stranded on Mars was brought to life in Ridley Scott’s film, The Martian. Before production started, Ridley called NASA to obtain information about NASA’s plans for human exploration of Mars as well as the science of Mars that would contribute to a realistic look and feel of the film in keeping with the approach laid out in Andy Weir’s book. An intense period of interaction over several months followed between Ridley’s design team and NASA’s Journey to Mars personnel on everything from habitats and Mars terrains to vehicles, spacesuits, ion engines and radioisotope power systems. The result was a tremendously popular and award-winning film. As one of the main consultants on the film, Dr Jim Green will discuss what NASA’s real plans and challenges are to sending humans to Mars in comparison with this fictional account. Free with advance registration.
Film & Photography
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July 23, 2021
2021-07-23
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Live
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$
FREE
Indian Grilling in the Kitchen
Indian Grilling in the Kitchen
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18 Reasons
As the weather warms up, so do our grills! Its BBQ season and this class will help expand our grilling repertoire with Indian flavors and spices. Not able to cook outdoors is no problem, as this class is designed to work for cooks with indoor kitchens. Consider these recipes for cooking outdoors this summer, whether at the park, in the backyard, or even at the campsite! Menu for this class includes: Paneer Kebabs—Indian cottage cheese marinated in yogurt and spices; Fish Tikka—Delicate firm white fish flavored with fenugreek and carom seeds; Spiced Corn—Charred corn with a zing and a tang!
Food & Drink
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July 23, 2021
2021-07-23
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Live
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$
50
Virtual Yoga from the Garden
Virtual Yoga from the Garden
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US Botanic Garden
Join WithLoveDC as they continue the USBG’s weekly community yoga class. Typically offered on-site at the USBG Conservatory or outdoor gardens, the Garden is supporting an online yoga class to continue the program for community health and well-being. During this online class, an instructor from WithLoveDC will guide you through a one-hour meditation and yoga practice via this link. Space is still first-come, first-serve, only the first 500 yogis to log in will be able to practice! Grab a mat and a quiet space. Make sure you have a water bottle close by and maybe light a candle and turn off the lights. Perhaps open the window or practice outside on your porch. We hope that by sharing this practice, separate but together, we can see still feel the love and support of this greater community in this time of uncertainty.
Health & Wellness
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July 24, 2021
2021-07-24
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Live
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$
FREE
Beethoven's Symphonies and Concertos
Beethoven's Symphonies and Concertos
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University of Chicago Graham School
The Beethoven symphonies and concertos form the central core of Western Classical music. This course uses both archival and contemporary performances to explore these works, offering historical and social perspectives on this fascinating repertory.
Art & Music
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July 24, 2021
2021-07-24
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Live
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$
135
Virtual Saturday Sampler Tour | Excavating Karanis
Virtual Saturday Sampler Tour | Excavating Karanis
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The University of Michigan
Saturday Sampler tours are back! We've missed you and are thrilled to be offering our Saturday Sampler tours virtually. Join us over Zoom to explore the Kelsey Museum from the comfort of your home. The theme of this week's tour is "Excavating Karanis, Part 1." The Kelsey Museum's excavations at Karanis, Egypt, in the 1920s and '30s yielded a premier collection of objects of daily life as well as being an early example of meticulous documentation and record-keeping. Using photos from the excavations and items in the Kelsey's collection, Part 1 of this Zoom tour focuses on the houses uncovered in the excavations as well as their contents. Part 2, on August 7, focuses on the temples and granaries.
Culture & Politics
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July 24, 2021
2021-07-24
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Live
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$
FREE
Getty Get-Togethers
Getty Get-Togethers
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Getty
Recharge by taking a refreshing dive into the Getty Museum collection with a gallery educator and other art enthusiasts from around the world. While the Museum is closed, discover new ways of connecting with art and each other online through close looking and discussion. Whether you are an avid museum-goer or a first-timer, come as you are for this casual, hour-long session. Theme changes monthly. This month: Art from different points of view.
Art & Music
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July 24, 2021
2021-07-24
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Live
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$
FREE
French for Travelers
French for Travelers
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Alliance Francaise SF
Learn some essential French before traveling to France or a French-speaking country: using maps, menus, and other authentic materials, this workshop will help you to communicate in situations commonly encountered abroad.
Culture & Politics
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July 24, 2021
2021-07-24
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Live
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$
95
Bacchus Uncorked: Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins (with Beer)
Bacchus Uncorked: Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins (with Beer)
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Getty
We may be living in the age of craft brewing, but the craft of brewing has much deeper roots. Archaeologist Tate Paulette takes us back in time to visit ancient Mesopotamia, one of the world’s first great beer cultures. Moving back and forth between archaeological remains, cuneiform documents, and artistic images, he explores the drinking of beer, the brewing of beer, and recent efforts to recreate the beers of ancient Mesopotamia. The itinerary will include breweries, taverns, feasts, festivals, and funerary ceremonies, and we will meet a variety of colorful characters: professional brewers, homebrewers, drunken deities, prostitutes plying their trade, ancient accountants preoccupied with beer, builders enjoying a drink on the job, the upper crust sipping their beer through long straws. Join us for a boozy look at the world’s first writing, first cities, and first kings. Civilization begins (with beer).
Food & Drink
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July 24, 2021
2021-07-24
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Live
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$
FREE
NightSchool: Missions to Mars
NightSchool: Missions to Mars
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California Academy of Sciences
Mars is hot right now, despite its sub-freezing temperatures. With multiple countries sending spacecraft to the Red Planet this year, we’ll take a look at missions past and future, their breakthroughs and challenges, and what we hope to find when we get there.
Science & Nature
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July 25, 2021
2021-07-25
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Handmade Asian Noodles: Ramen
Handmade Asian Noodles: Ramen
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18 Reasons
In this edition of Handmade Asian Noodles with Linda, we are going to make a fan-favorite noodle: ramen! A good bowl of ramen is made out of several outstanding components - melt in your mouth chashu, springy alkaline noodles, oozy soy eggs and a deeply flavored broth. And we are going to do all these - from scratch - within class to show that you can have ramen at home within a couple of hours. Slurp away! Menu for this class: Miso-Soymilk Ramen with Handmade Alkaline Ramen Noodles, Chashu and Ajitsuke Tamago Eggs.
Food & Drink
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July 25, 2021
2021-07-25
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Live
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$
50
Global Disinformation vs. Democracy — Confronting the Existential Threat
Global Disinformation vs. Democracy — Confronting the Existential Threat
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Aspen Institute
The U.S. Agency for Global Media and Aspen Digital, a program of the Aspen Institute, are proud to present the first panel discussion in USAGM’s 2021 Media for Democracy Forum. This event is moderated by Vivian Schiller, Executive Director of Aspen Digital, and Shawn Powers, Chief Strategy Officer for USAGM, and focuses on the rapid evolution of disinformation in the digital age, and how it is impacting democracy around the world. Panelists include: Naresh Fernandes, Editor, Scroll.in; Former Editor-in-Chief, Time Out India; Christopher Krebs, Former Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Senior Newmark Fellow in Cybersecurity Policy, Aspen Digital; Peter Pomerantsev, Author, “This is Not Propaganda – Adventures in the War Against Reality”; Senior Fellow, Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University; Maria Ressa, Co-founder & CEO, Rappler; and Daisy Sindelar, Vice President & Editor in Chief, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
Culture & Politics
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July 26, 2021
2021-07-26
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On-Demand
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FREE
Novel Beginnings
Novel Beginnings
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University of Chicago Graham School
Getting your novel off the ground in chapter 1 can be a daunting task. First chapters are often written again and again. We'll critique your chapter 1, as well as analyze excellent opening chapters and discuss why they work.
Reading & Writing
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July 26, 2021
2021-07-26
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Live
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$
320
Artists on Artworks: Jordan Casteel on Gerhard Richter
Artists on Artworks: Jordan Casteel on Gerhard Richter
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Painter Jordan Casteel reflects on works in the current Met exhibition Gerhard Richter: Painting After All, considering figuration and the role of photography in her own practice. Recorded in May, 2020. this event also provides access to a virtual tour of the Met's exhibit.
Art & Music
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July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Gendered Brain
The Gendered Brain
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Sydney Opera House
For centuries, science has been trying to prove that men's and women's brains are different. In her myth-smashing book, The Gendered Brain, Professor Gina Rippon dismantles this idea. Unpacking the dubious historical science, like 18th century experiments that saw empty skulls measured with bird seed, Rippon shows how early research fueled the persistent myth that female biology is inferior. She presents cutting edge neuroscience to detail how our brains are highly plastic, individualised, adaptable and full of potential. What if our behaviour is linked not to gender, but to life itself, to all we do and experience? Hosted by award-winning science journalist Natasha Mitchell. Recorded live from the Sydney Opera House in 2020.
Science & Nature
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July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Big Story: How the Virus Won
The Big Story: How the Virus Won
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The Atlantic
Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong has spoken with more than 100 experts since the early stages of the pandemic. “I’ve learned that almost everything that went wrong with America’s response to the pandemic was predictable and preventable,” Yong writes. “The COVID‐19 debacle has also touched—and implicated—nearly every other facet of American society: its shortsighted leadership, its disregard for expertise, its racial inequities, its social-media culture, and its fealty to a dangerous strain of individualism.” In August, Yong sat down with The Atlantic’s editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, for a conversation about how the U.S. botched its response to the pandemic, and how we can prevent future health crises. This is an important conversation with a writer who has contributed greatly to our collective understanding of COVID-19 and its repercussions.
Culture & Politics
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July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Future of Cities
The Future of Cities
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The Wall Street Journal
Did the pandemic leave a lasting impact on our metropolitan centers? Hear from city leaders, developers and transportation executives on how they expect urban communities to evolve as cities come back to life.
Culture & Politics
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July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
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Live
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$
FREE
The Really Popular Book Club: Giovanni's Room
The Really Popular Book Club: Giovanni's Room
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The University of Cambridge
The Really Popular Book Club is the reading group hosted by Cambridge University Libraries. Everyone is invited to join us and our special guests to discuss a really popular book, one that we all know and perhaps or perhaps not love. Join us online for this club meeting where we will be discussing Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin, a book which he was told to burn before publication that has come to be considered a foundational text of gay culture. Themes of freedom, shame and queer space are almost anthemic within LGBTQ+ politics and Giovanni’s Room interrogates them all. The story follows David, an American in Paris whose girlfriend, Hella, has travelled to Spain to consider his proposal of marriage. Alone in Paris, David meets and falls in love with Giovanni who we quickly learn is awaiting execution. David is pulled in many directions and struggles throughout with both the expectations that others have of him and the decisions that he must make as events unfold. Our special guest for the evening will be Phil Sanger who is an LGBTQ+ artist, educator and life coach whose work explores themes of ‘coming out’, visibility and representation. He is currently researching queer leadership as a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme.
Reading & Writing
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July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
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Live
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$
FREE
It All Started Here: Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”
It All Started Here: Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”
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The Juilliard School
In many ways, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing can be considered the prototype of today’s romantic screwball comedy. Its plot will likely sound familiar: A love-hate courtship, filled with hilarity and misadventure, turns an unlikely pair into a perfect match. The play’s main characters, Beatrice and Benedick, are expert verbal sparring partners—for the entire play, each gives as good as s/he gets—and the roles have long enticed famous actors. In this class, students will delve into the play’s famous comic set pieces and watch clips from standout productions, such as Kenneth Branagh’s and Joss Whedon’s delightful film versions. Students will also consider Much Ado’s unexpected depths: how daring Shakespeare was in his characterization of Beatrice, a free-speaker filled with sexual desire, two uncommon traits for female characters of the era. Benedick, too, breaks the mold of expected gender behavior when he chooses to believe in a woman’s innocence—and take her side over a man’s. With greater knowledge of the play’s turns, students will be primed to enjoy the 2019 all-Black production in New York’s Central Park (directed Kenny Leon and starring alumna Danielle Brooks as Beatrice), clips of which will be shown in class. Increased appreciation of many modern stage and film rom-coms will also likely follow! Beginners are welcome. It is suggested that students have read or seen at least one-to-two Shakespeare play(s). This two day course runs July 27 and 28.
Reading & Writing
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July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
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Live
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$
300
Jazz in July: Dianne Reeves Meets the Bill Charlap Trio
Jazz in July: Dianne Reeves Meets the Bill Charlap Trio
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92nd Street Y
NEA Jazz Master and five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves joins the renowned Bill Charlap Trio for a special, never-before collaboration, and as she graces 92Y’s stage for the very first time. The world’s preeminent jazz vocalist, Reeves is celebrated for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational genius and incomparable song styling. The Bill Charlap Trio, now in its 24th year, is widely regarded as one of the finest trios in jazz, ever. Their appearance together is in the spirit and tradition of all-star jazz collaborations like “Ella Fitzgerald Meets Duke Ellington,” “Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson” and others. Don’t miss an evening of jazz magic as two of today’s most extraordinary and sensitive interpreters of standards perform music from the American songbook. Together! (Note this event will be taking place live in New York in front of a live audience, but will also be streaming live for viewing around the world).
Art & Music
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July 27, 2021
2021-07-27
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Live
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$
20
Getty Talks: Egyptology Meets Science
Getty Talks: Egyptology Meets Science
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Getty
In this inspiring talk, Christian Greco, director of the Egyptian Museum of Turin, shows how he breathes new life into old discoveries and modernized the nearly 200-year-old museum dedicated to Egyptian art and culture. Previously recorded at the Getty Villa.
Art & Music
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July 28, 2021
2021-07-28
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Atlantic Live: In Pursuit of Happiness
Atlantic Live: In Pursuit of Happiness
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The Atlantic
What does it take to be happy? America’s founding document states that the pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right. But this question has preoccupied philosophers, fascinated scientists, inspired artists, launched an enormous self-help industry—and continues to elude many of us. The Atlantic will host a live event that explores the human hold on happiness—and aims to find ways to build a more meaningful life. The event will consider happiness and relationships; the role of spirituality; how social media and other technology are affecting our happiness; and the ways in which a year of social isolation has reframed our understanding of a lasting sense of joy.
Culture & Politics
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July 28, 2021
2021-07-28
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Pop Culture Through Baseball Cards
Pop Culture Through Baseball Cards
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Geared toward students and families, this free virtual field trip offers insight into American popular culture through the study of the history of baseball cards and the application of baseball terminology to everyday conversation. Students will learn about the effects of the Civil War on the growth of baseball, the creation of tobacco and gum cards, the role of Topps executive Sy Berger in baseball cards' popularity, and the way that cards reflect changes in fashion and lifestyle. Students will also learn popular baseball terms and phrases and how they are used as part of language in everyday settings. This program is free, in part to our collaboration with CILC but registration, is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the virtual program.
Culture & Politics
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July 28, 2021
2021-07-28
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Live
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$
FREE
Virtual Conversation: Roman Portraits of Power
Virtual Conversation: Roman Portraits of Power
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Art Institute of Chicago
The official portraits of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively, are remarkable depictions of influential leaders that also challenge conventions of power and privilege. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Romans perfected their own techniques for representing their leaders—this program, facilitated by educator Sam Ramos, explores examples from the museum’s collection. This program is inspired by The Obama Portraits exhibition, on view at the Art Institute June 18–August 15.
Art & Music
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July 28, 2021
2021-07-28
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Live
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$
FREE
Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection
Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection
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The Morgan Library & Museum
Join John T. McQuillen, Associate Curator of Printed Books & Bindings, for a virtual guided tour of the exhibition Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection. In the spring of 2019 Jayne Wrightsman bequeathed to the Morgan an exceptional collection of books bound for the highest echelons of 18th-century French society. Owned by kings, queens, dukes, and duchesses, the books are monuments of fine printing, elegant engraved illustration, and artistic binding by the most renowned craftspeople. The exhibition showcases the important role of women collectors and honors Mrs. Wrightsman’s gift and her collecting acumen in recognizing the important role bookbinding played in the decorative arts and the cultural life of the Ancien Régime. Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.
Reading & Writing
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July 28, 2021
2021-07-28
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Live
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$
15
TNR Salon Series With Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh
TNR Salon Series With Nicola Twilley and Geoff Manaugh
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The New Republic
Join The New Republic for a livestream of our Salon book series featuring Nicola Twilley, Geoff Manaugh, authors, and Laura Marsh, TNR’s literary editor, as they talk about Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine. Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley explore the history and future of quarantine, from the Black Death to Big Data. Quarantine has shaped our buildings, cities, and borders for centuries, yet as a concept, it remains both feared and misunderstood. In Until Proven Safe, journalists Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley climb through the ruins of quarantine hospitals in Venice, Dubrovnik, and Malta, don hard hats to visit a new federal quarantine facility in the heart of the United States, and attend simulated pandemics—one eerily similar to Covid-19—in New York and Washington, D.C. Although quarantine, at its heart, works by separating people suspected of illness from those known to be well, even this simple distinction leads to entire realms of philosophical uncertainty, ethical risk, and the potential abuse of political power. What if we don’t know we are infected? Quarantine has been an effective medical tool for 600 years, but it is also an unusually poetic metaphor for any number of moral and religious ills: It means waiting to see if something hidden inside you will be revealed. You must remain in quarantine—until proven safe. Until Proven Safe tracks the history and future of quarantine around the globe, chasing the story of emergency isolation through time and space—from the crumbling lazarettos of the Mediterranean to the hallways of the CDC, to the corporate giants hoping to disrupt quarantine today armed with surveillance technology and Big Data. Yet quarantine is more than just a medical tool: The authors also drop deep below the earth's surface to tour a nuclear-waste isolation facility in the New Mexican desert, strip down to nothing but protective Tyvek suits to see plants stricken with a disease that threatens the world’s wheat supply, and meet with NASA’s planetary protection officer, tasked with saving the earth from extraterrestrial infections. The result is part-travelogue, part–intellectual history, an exhaustively researched trip that could not be more urgent or timely—and a book as compelling as it is definitive.
Culture & Politics
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July 28, 2021
2021-07-28
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Live
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$
FREE
Live from Prairie Lights: Simon Van Booy in Conversation with Sarah Braunstein
Live from Prairie Lights: Simon Van Booy in Conversation with Sarah Braunstein
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Prairie Lights Books
Please join us for a reading and conversation with Simon Van Booy to celebrate the release of Night Came with Many Stars. He will be joined in conversation by author Sarah Braunstein. Dani Shapiro, author of New York Times Bestseller Inheritance says of the book, "I have long loved the work of Simon Van Booy, and this spare, gorgeously-written novel may be his best yet. These unforgettable characters and the intersection of their destinies through time form a pattern as true and human and beautiful as life itself." Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of fifteen books that include: Night Came with Many Stars, The Secret Lives of People in Love (short-listed for the Vilcek Prize), Love Begins in Winter (awarded the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award), Everything Beautiful Began After, The Illusion of Separateness, Tales of Accidental Genius, Father's Day, The Sadness of Beautiful Things (short-listed for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize), two novels for children, Gertie Milk & The Keeper of Lost Things and Gertie Milk & The Great Keeper Rescue, along with three anthologies of philosophy, Why We Fight, Why Our Decisions Don't Matter and Why We Need Love. He has written for The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, National Public Radio, the BBC, and the Chinese edition of ELLE. His books have been translated into many languages and optioned for film. Sarah Braunstein is the author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children. In 2010, she was named one of 5 Under 35 fiction writers by the National Book Foundation, and she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Writer's Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, Ploughshares, The Sun, and many other magazines. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches at Colby College.
Reading & Writing
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July 28, 2021
2021-07-28
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Live
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$
FREE
Lunch Break Science: Christopher Schmitt
Lunch Break Science: Christopher Schmitt
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The Leakey Foundation
Gather with Leakey Foundation grantee Christopher Schmitt and learn about the development and life histories of primates, especially vervet monkeys.
Science & Nature
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July 29, 2021
2021-07-29
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19
Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19
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The World Bank
Strong primary health care saves lives and money and makes health systems more resilient and work better for all people. The current COVID-19 crisis exacerbated pre-existing weaknesses and inflicted devastating health and economic costs. However, it also created a once-in-a-generation chance for transformational health-system change. Our new report charts an agenda toward reimagined, fit-for-purpose primary health care. It reflects a renewed understanding of global and local vulnerabilities and opportunities in the post-COVID world. It shows how governments can remake their primary health care systems and how partners like the World Bank can support this vital work. During this event, key messages of the flagship report Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19 will be presented: the “WHY”, the “WHAT” and the “HOW” of the primary health care reform. There will also be discussions on how to take these key messages forward, supporting countries to build back better and stronger. Perspectives from primary health care providers on the ground, World Bank regional and country teams, as well as key global partners will be shared.
Health & Wellness
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July 29, 2021
2021-07-29
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Curator Conversations: Blue Whales Revisited
Curator Conversations: Blue Whales Revisited
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Royal Ontario Museum
Join researcher Asha de Vos in conversation with ROM’s Burton Lim on new research into the blue whale populations in the Indian Ocean. Dr de Vos presented one of the most popular keynote lectures during the 2017 exhibition Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story, and will update audiences on the work she and her colleagues have been doing in recent years.
Science & Nature
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July 29, 2021
2021-07-29
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Live
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$
FREE
Art and Culture of Renaissance Venice
Art and Culture of Renaissance Venice
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92nd Street Y
This course will introduce you to the glorious melting pot that was Renaissance Venice: the most cosmopolitan, stylish, flamboyant metropolis in the whole world at that time. Marrying influences from the Islamic and Byzantine world with northern European and Italian traditions, Venetian culture was unlike any other. Our exploration will range from the glittering gold mosaics and icons in the Basilica of Saint Mark to the marble-encrusted palaces lining the Grand Canal, from the suggestive atmosphere of Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione to the virtuoso brushstrokes of Titian and Tintoretto. All expressions seem to stem from the unique conditions of this most unlikely of cities, built on water yet steadfast and prosperous. July 29: A City of Gold, Water, and Light: The first session lays out the unique setting, history, and culture of Venice. Unlike Rome and Florence, Venice was not an ancient Roman foundation, and antiquity was not a defining influence on local artistic and building traditions. Rather, key monuments such as the Basilica of Saint Mark and the Ducal Palace reflect the city’s status as a bustling center of trade, hinge point between Europe and points east. August 5: Palaces and Villas, Business and Pleasure: City and country were interdependent in Venetian culture. The same wealthy nobles who owned magnificent residences within the city also owned rural villas on the mainland: glorious dwellings that doubled as working, income-generating farms. In this way Venice, the floating city, was in fact deeply rooted in the surrounding territory. August 12: Capturing Nature, Music, and Beauty on Canvas: Like architecture, painting in Venice stood out as a unique fusion of influences. Conservative, even backward in the late Middle Ages, by the High Renaissance Venetian art had become the most innovative in all of Europe, both in terms of technique and subject matter. In this session we will trace this development as it culminates in the work of Titian, who rose to be an international sensation—his fame and reputation closely tied to that of Venice itself. This program will take place on July 29, August 5, and 12 from 1-2 pm ET. Sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing by those who register.
Art & Music
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July 29, 2021
2021-07-29
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Live
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$
99
Art History Study Group—Shapes from Out of Nowhere:  Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection
Art History Study Group—Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Expand your knowledge of art history through introductions to core themes and close examination of The Met collection. In this session, join a Met curator to explore the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, a gift of 125 modern and contemporary ceramics presented to the Museum in celebration of its 150th anniversary. This extraordinary assemblage of works traces the evolution of abstraction in clay from the second half of the twentieth century through the present. Discover the myriad approaches embraced by artists who have challenged the long history of clay and its reliance on the potter’s wheel—from slight deviations of traditional vessel forms to deconstructions that reject utility and exploit the boundless experimentation that clay affords. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection. Please note: This live event takes place on Zoom. Space is limited; advance registration is required. Registration closes July 28, 2021, or when registration is full.
Art & Music
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July 29, 2021
2021-07-29
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Live
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$
55
Forms & Features Online: Process
Forms & Features Online: Process
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Poetry Foundation
All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the role of fear in our creative practices, and work together to write into and through our fears. Please note: we are offering several sessions of this program. Registration is required; space is limited. To register, email library@poetryfoundation.org with the date and time of the session you would like to attend. This program is for adult participants, aged 18 and up.
Reading & Writing
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July 29, 2021
2021-07-29
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Live
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$
FREE
Growing Regenerative Agriculture – Pathways and Potential for Scaling Up
Growing Regenerative Agriculture – Pathways and Potential for Scaling Up
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The University of Melbourne
There is a surge of interest in regenerative agriculture as a way of addressing multiple crises relating to climate change, soil and biodiversity. Adopting regenerative farming approaches has the potential to reduce GHG emissions and generate significant environmental and social co-benefits. But what’s the potential for scaling up regenerative agriculture at a national or global scale and how can we achieve it? Our panel of experts and practitioners will explore the potential to scale up regenerative agriculture, the pathways and challenges to scaling up and the policies and government support needed. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Rod Keenan from the University of Melbourne.
Science & Nature
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July 29, 2021
2021-07-29
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Live
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$
FREE
NightSchool: Extreme Life
NightSchool: Extreme Life
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California Academy of Sciences
You know the saying: “Life finds a way.” Meet the world’s most poisonous bird, tiny thermophiles, and other living organisms that have adapted—and thrive—through extreme measures and in extreme environments.
Science & Nature
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July 30, 2021
2021-07-30
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Summer Tomatoes
Summer Tomatoes
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US Botanic Garden
Resplendent in reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, and even greens, the summer tomato is the star of the show – and of the home garden. Not always easy to grow, they are worth every effort. During this live online cooking demonstration, Danielle and Adrienne will bring examples of tomatoes from their own gardens and farmer’s markets, using them in two new recipes that highlight the many shapes, colors, and flavors of these delectable summer fruits.
Food & Drink
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July 30, 2021
2021-07-30
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Live
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$
FREE
Virtual Ask the Expert: Pickling
Virtual Ask the Expert: Pickling
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WGBH Boston
What’s your level of pickling knowledge? Do you consider yourself a specialist or a novice? Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pickler, connect with our expert Karen Solomon author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It at our next Ask The Expert. Bring Karen all of your fermenting questions and learn tips on how you, too, can become a pickling expert. Karen Solomon has been a well-published food writer for over a decade. In addition to Asian Pickles, she’s also author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It and Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It (Ten Speed Press/Random House). Additionally, she’s the author of The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to San Francisco (Globe Pequot Press), contributing author to Chow! San Francisco Bay Area: 300 Affordable Places for Great Meals & Good Deals (Sasquatch Press), and a former contributing editor to Zagat Survey: San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants.
Food & Drink
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July 30, 2021
2021-07-30
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Live
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$
FREE
Summer Book Series: Andre Bagoo in Conversation with Toby Ferris
Summer Book Series: Andre Bagoo in Conversation with Toby Ferris
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The National Gallery
The art and artists of the National Gallery Collection have often served as the source of creative and artistic responses. Whilst the majority of writing about artists remains biographical, a number of authors and poets working today respond to and reimagine art history, in order to tell their own stories. Organised in collaboration with London Review Bookshop, across two events, we invite writers to present recent work and explore each other’s ideas, personal experiences of, and inspiration taken from art. In this event, writers Toby Ferris and Andre Bagoo discuss their work as confessional tales, elaborating on personal encounters with art, as a form of criticism. Ferris’s book, 'Short Life in a Strange World' charts a five-year project to witness the 42 surviving paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, while Bagoo writes poetry and essays on artistic subjects including Bruegel, Titian and 19th-century Trinidadian painter Michel-Jean Cazabon.
Art & Music
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July 30, 2021
2021-07-30
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Live
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$
FREE
Café Conversation
Café Conversation
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Alliance Francaise SF
A screen shouldn’t keep us from chatting and sharing a coffee together! We invite you to the Café Conversation Workshop to have a discussion in French with our teacher Yasmine and other attendees. Every month we choose a different topic for a discussion. This month: La politesse à la française. So brew yourself a nice café au lait, grab a croissant, and enjoy with others!
Culture & Politics
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July 30, 2021
2021-07-30
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Live
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$
10
Virtual Studio: Where No Words Exist
Virtual Studio: Where No Words Exist
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Art Institute of Chicago
Join art therapist Deb Del Signore for a concept-driven virtual studio experience on the topic of aging. Selected artworks from the museum collection will drive this interactive discussion and reflective art making experience as we consider how pervasive ageism resides within ourselves and within the systems and cultures of modern society. Recommended art materials: Bring whatever art materials you may have on hand! At the very least, bring something to write with and/or to make marks with and some paper.
Art & Music
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July 30, 2021
2021-07-30
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Live
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$
FREE
Lunch Break Science: Habiba Chirchir
Lunch Break Science: Habiba Chirchir
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The Leakey Foundation
Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Habiba Chirchir and learn what changes in the skeletal anatomy of our ancestors tell us about their behavior. Habiba Chirchir is a biological anthropologist. Her research focuses on understanding the relationship between changes in skeletal anatomy and behavior by investigating trabecular and cortical bone. She conducts comparative analyses of anatomical features in fossil hominins, modern humans, other primates and non-primate mammals. She uses CT and X-ray imaging in her research. Habiba earned a BA from the University of Nairobi, an MA from New York University and PhD from George Washington University. Habiba’s work mostly involves data collection in museum laboratories. She has also participated in paleoanthropological fieldwork in East Africa and the UK. Habiba continues to investigate differences in bone density patterns in limb joints of a diverse group of mammals; research she started as a Peter Buck postdoctoral fellow in our program. Apart from research, Habiba teaches courses on Human Anatomy and Human Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University. She also is involved in student mentorship in her lab.
Science & Nature
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August 1, 2021
2021-08-01
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
The Lost Generation; Great Jazz Saxophonists of the 1950s
The Lost Generation; Great Jazz Saxophonists of the 1950s
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Jazz at Lincoln Center
In this course we will look at the variety and brilliance of 1950’s Jazz saxophony. By looking at players both famous and obscure, we will make the case that the 1950s were one of the most fertile periods in jazz creativity. While bebop was the key frame of reference, new rhythm and harmony was the pressure point pushing the music just a little bit beyond its formal boundaries. These saxophonists combined brilliant technical facility with melodic invention and wit to set the stage for a brand-new form of modernism. All classes will be conducted live, and are not archived for future viewing.
Art & Music
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August 1, 2021
2021-08-01
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Live
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$
10
Colored Pencils for Beginners
Colored Pencils for Beginners
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92nd Street Y
Discover this medium that is surprisingly versatile and perfect for the home studio. You’ll learn how to use colored pencils to create vibrant drawings from life with nuance, depth, and expression. Learn basic techniques for blending, shading, and more in this beginner-friendly course.
Art & Music
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August 2, 2021
2021-08-02
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Live
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$
190
Lunch Break Science: Andrea Baden and Stacey Tecot
Lunch Break Science: Andrea Baden and Stacey Tecot
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The Leakey Foundation
Gather with Leakey Foundation grantees Andrea Baden and Stacey Tecot on this special Earth Day episode of Lunch Break Science and learn about lemur behavior and ecology.
Science & Nature
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August 3, 2021
2021-08-03
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Writing on the Wall
Writing on the Wall
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Getty
Writing on walls has existed in many forms since ancient times, with examples of graffiti dating back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Whether as vandalism or high art, a form of communication, devotion, or advertising, humans have always wanted to leave their mark on the infrastructure. Join two of Los Angeles’s most influential street artists, Defer and Prime, and Iraqi artist Osama Sadiq as they demonstrate their practice and talk with rare books curator David Brafman about the interplay of words and images, a tradition that began thousands of years ago. Complements the exhibition Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins. David Brafman has been the rare books curator at the Getty Research Institute since 2002. His interest and admiration for graffiti, sparked during his Brooklyn-based childhood, is evidenced in his work with projects such as LA Liber Amicorum, recently published as the L.A. Graffiti Black Book, and exhibitions such as Scratch (2014) which he curated at the El Segundo Museum of Art. Prior to arriving on the West Coast, Brafman earned his PhD in classics and Arabic from Duke University, was an adjunct professor in the NYU Classics Department, and resident-expert at H.P. Kraus, Rare Books and Manuscripts, one of the world's leading dealers in rare books and manuscripts from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment.
Art & Music
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August 3, 2021
2021-08-03
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Matisse in France
Matisse in France
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92nd Street Y
Join art historian Kathryn Brown for a dive into the life and surprising influences of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists – and the subject of her new eponymous book – Henri Matisse. Over the course of two sessions focusing on four critical periods in Matisse’s life, Brown guides participants through the story of the artist’s aesthetic development – from his early struggles to break through in the competitive turn-of-the-century Paris art scene to his interest in cinema and fashion in the South of France to his dogged persistence during World War II to his revolutionary and influential late experiments with cutouts. Drawing on Brown’s unique perspectives on Matisse’s relationship to his creative community, his portrayal of women, new readings of his classic work, and much more, participants will come away with a unique understanding of an artistic legacy that is still in flux nearly 70 years after his death. How can Matisse’s influence be tracked in contemporary art and popular culture? How did the historical forces of his time and country shape his work? Take a fresh look at a revolutionary life in art.
Art & Music
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August 3, 2021
2021-08-03
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Live
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$
132
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
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Aspen Institute
Featuring Heather McGhee, author of “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together,” and former president and current distinguished senior fellow of Demos. Why does the American economy so often fail the American people? McGhee will explain why racism hurts all of us and what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others.
Culture & Politics
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August 3, 2021
2021-08-03
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Live
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$
FREE
Virtual Artist Talk: Hebru Brantley
Virtual Artist Talk: Hebru Brantley
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Art Institute of Chicago
Join multimedia artist Hebru Brantley as he discusses his creative practice and how his narrative-driven works explore the complex themes of power and hope while challenging the traditional view of the hero or the protagonist. Brantley is joined by Tempestt Hazel, curator, writer, and founder of Sixty Inches From Center. Hebru Brantley creates narrative-driven work revolving around conceptualized iconic characters, which he utilizes to address complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power, and hope. Alongside these characters, Brantley uses vibrant color palettes and pop-art motifs to create a sense of accessibility for these layered and multifaceted ideas. Majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s AfriCOBRA movement in the 1960s and ’70s, Brantley uses the lineage of mural and graffiti as a frame to explore his inquiries. Brantley employs a variety of mediums, ranging from oil, acrylic, watercolor, and spray paint to non-traditional mediums like coffee and tea. His work challenges the traditional view of the hero or protagonist, insisting on a contemporary and distinct narrative that shapes and impacts the viewer’s gaze.
Art & Music
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August 3, 2021
2021-08-03
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Live
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$
FREE
Virtual Conversations and Connections: Exploring the Narrative
Virtual Conversations and Connections: Exploring the Narrative
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Dartmouth College
Jami Powell, Associate Curator of Native American Art at Dartmouth's Hood Museum, sits down with prolific artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith to discuss her life’s work and her gift for storytelling, which often manifests itself in her work as an exploration of ancestral knowledge in relationship to current issues.
Art & Music
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August 4, 2021
2021-08-04
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Live
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$
FREE
Icons of Photography: The Stories Behind the Images
Icons of Photography: The Stories Behind the Images
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The Newberry Library
Over the course of photography’s relatively short history, certain photographs have become iconic, revealing compassion, love, unrest, controversy, and innovation in fleeting moments. Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” evoked the desperation of the Great Depression by depicting a mother with her children. Edward Muybridge’s “Horse in Motion” revealed that a galloping horse is at certain moments entirely airborne. Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square” captured the celebratory end of WWII. This seminar will introduce you to photography’s most iconic images and the stories behind them.
Film & Photography
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August 4, 2021
2021-08-04
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Live
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$
125
Online Course: Artists and Nontraditional Materials
Online Course: Artists and Nontraditional Materials
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Guggenheim Museums
Have you ever wondered how a urinal, a suspended car, or rose petals can be considered “art”? In this course, discover how artists use nontraditional processes and materials and learn about works from the Guggenheim’s collection that have pushed the boundaries of what art can be. These materials and processes allow artists to articulate ideas in unprecedented ways. Each week participants will focus on how artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Doris Salcedo, and Cai Guo-Qiang have expanded the possibilities of different mediums—painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. From slashed canvases to gunpowder drawings, from cities made of couscous to conversations with perfect strangers, these works challenge traditional conceptions of art and respond to the artists’ particular sociopolitical contexts. Learners from all backgrounds are invited to participate in this collaborative online learning experience through live group sessions and independent creative response. Led by museum educator Maya Jeffereis, each session includes guided discussions of artworks and archival materials. Optional readings and creative activities will be offered. All course sessions will be led virtually through Zoom A Zoom link and password will be emailed ahead of the course. Sessions and topics: August 4: Painting; August 11: Sculpture; August 18: Installation; and August 25: Live Art.
Art & Music
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August 4, 2021
2021-08-04
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Live
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$
160
Treat it Gentle: The Soprano Saxophone of Sidney Bechet
Treat it Gentle: The Soprano Saxophone of Sidney Bechet
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Jazz at Lincoln Center
This mini-course is about more than one giant's mastery. Sidney Bechet's vanguard approach to improvisation is nothing less than a foundation for recognizing and understanding artistry in the idioms of blues and jazz. Each week, we explore an aspect of Bechet’s mastery in improvisation. All classes will be conducted live, and are not archived for future viewing.
Art & Music
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August 4, 2021
2021-08-04
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Live
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$
10
Online Class: The Art of Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival on the Nile
Online Class: The Art of Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival on the Nile
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Barnes Foundation
The rich artistic and architectural traditions of the people of ancient Nubia (modern northern Sudan) have been perpetually overshadowed by their Egyptian neighbors. Colonialist attitudes even led some early archaeologists to believe that the artistic works of these African societies had to be made by Egyptians; after all, what African society could produce art and architecture that rivaled that of Egypt? Today, ancient Nubia still remains a mysterious part of the ancient world. This course will introduce the spectacular art and architecture of Nubian societies, from stone pyramids to winged giraffes. Throughout, we will consider the controversial relationships between Nubian, Egyptian, and African art. Each week, the 90-minute lecture is followed by a 30-minute discussion session that allows students the opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas with the instructor and classmates.
Art & Music
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August 5, 2021
2021-08-05
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Live
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$
220
Online Course: Exploring Paper and Personal Records
Online Course: Exploring Paper and Personal Records
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Guggenheim Museums
Through conversation, observation, and creative practice, this series of workshops led by Karen Bergman is designed to provide a framework for participants to consider identity and personal records through responsive activities. The course will examine artworks featured in the current exhibition Off the Record, as well as the works of other Guggenheim collection artists, and discuss artists’ choices in conveying personal histories through primarily paper-based artworks. Using items from home, including newspapers, photographs, and other found materials, participants will respond to prompts to explore their environment and engage with their own and others’ personal histories. All course sessions will be led virtually through Zoom.
Art & Music
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August 5, 2021
2021-08-05
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Live
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$
120
The Poetics of Documentary Photography
The Poetics of Documentary Photography
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The International Center of Photography
Students in this course explore visual strategies for going beyond traditional modes of documentary image making. Whether you are a photographer with assignment experience looking to transition into making more personally expressive work or a beginner interested in making yourself more visually present in your photography, this class explores how the lines of photojournalism, documentary photography and art photography increasingly overlap today and the exciting possibilities that opens for us as photographers. Prerequisite: Open to All Skill Levels: Students ranging from beginner to experienced will be successful in classes. Note: All camera formats welcome.
Film & Photography
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August 5, 2021
2021-08-05
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Live
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$
340
Night Skies at Home
Night Skies at Home
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The Franklin Institute
Go LIVE with our Chief Astronomer! Gather with others and the Franklin Institute on the first Thursday of every month at 7:45pm Eastern. Look to the sky. Find your direction. Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts invites stargazers of all ages to step outside and join him for the first in a series of night sky tours from home. Amateur astronomers, guided by our very own @coolastronomer, will tour the cosmos, stare at the stars, and be amazed by astronomy—no telescopes needed. How do I recognize a planet? How can I spot the International Space Station? How does the sky move? What type of stars can I see? How do I begin looking for constellations? Ask the questions, satisfy your curiosity, and learn from the best! Tune in LIVE on The Franklin Institute's Facebook channel.
Science & Nature
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August 5, 2021
2021-08-05
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Live
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$
FREE
NightSchool: Surviving the Deadly Bucket
NightSchool: Surviving the Deadly Bucket
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California Academy of Sciences
Five vans, one plane, two states, one thousand miles, four organizations, two hundred people and one... banana box. On average in a season this is what it takes to save one little life. Learn from the experts and volunteers saving—and flying—hundreds of baby sea turtles from the "Deadly Bucket" in Cape Cod back to safety on the Gulf Coast each year.
Science & Nature
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August 5, 2021
2021-08-05
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Live
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$
FREE
Lunch Break Science: Nicole Thompson
Lunch Break Science: Nicole Thompson
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The Leakey Foundation
Gather with Leakey Foundation grantee Nicole Thompson and learn about the benefits of social connections during development in blue monkeys in Kakamega, Kenya.
Science & Nature
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August 6, 2021
2021-08-06
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
First Friday Lecture: “Freudian Psychoanalysis: From Hysterical Misery to Ordinary Unhappiness”
First Friday Lecture: “Freudian Psychoanalysis: From Hysterical Misery to Ordinary Unhappiness”
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University of Chicago Graham School
Sigmund Freud is one of the controversial figures of modern psychotherapy. Even in his own time, he received a bad rep for promoting his psychotherapeutic practice and analytic theory of the complex nature of the human psyche. This lecture will focus on the arch of freudian psychoanalytic framework that was founded on his discovery of unconscious mental processes, effects of which manifest in our day-to-day waking life, thus, making Freudian insights more pertinent to our conscious life than our dreams. This lecture will consider the following questions: What is the unconscious? If the unconscious, as Freud argues, is unknowable, then how do we understand its effects on our life? How does the knowledge of unconscious mental process complicate and enrich our understanding of the individual self?
Culture & Politics
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August 6, 2021
2021-08-06
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Live
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$
https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/events/basic-program-liberal-education-adults-basic-program-core-curriculum-basic-program-courses-alumni/first-friday-lecture-freudian-psychoanalysis-hysterical-misery-ordinary-unhappiness/aug-6-2021
Exceptional Essentials: Savory Stone Fruit
Exceptional Essentials: Savory Stone Fruit
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18 Reasons
My favorite part of Summer may very well be the bounty of stonefruits. Juicy, sweet, and deeply satisfying. Come join 18 Reasons in celebrating this year’s harvest. We will pickle some sweet dark cherries as the perfect spark for a salad of crispy duck breast and salty Feta cheese. Then we will raid the entire produce department for stonefruit of may colors and textures, light them up with the heat of a Habanero or two, and top tostadas of pork carnitas and avocado with the rainbow salsa! Menu for this class: Pickled Cherry, Crispy Skin Duck, and Feta Salad; and Pork Carnitas and Avocado Tostadas with Stonefruit Habanero Salsa.
Food & Drink
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August 6, 2021
2021-08-06
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Live
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$
50
Blackness in Contemporary African Art Practice
Blackness in Contemporary African Art Practice
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Tate Britain
This panel considers ways in which contemporary African artists, curators and writers deal with the question of Blackness in their work. It asks how an African experience of Blackness differs from that of the diaspora and from country to country. The presentations consider a continent-specific account of Blackness through relationships with spirituality, ancestry, (settler) colonialism and Black womanhood. Speakers include Nomusa Makhubu, Minna Salami and Suzana Sousa. This event took place on Zoom on 1 June 2021. A recording of the event will be available to watch on this page until 15 July 2021.
Art & Music
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August 7, 2021
2021-08-07
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Post Live: Race in America - Kelly Marie Tran
Post Live: Race in America - Kelly Marie Tran
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The Washington Post
Kelly Marie Tran broke barriers by playing the first Disney princess of Southeast Asian descent in this year’s animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon”. Tran is also known for playing mechanic Rose Tico in the most recent “Star Wars” trilogy. On May 20 at 2:30pm ET, Washington Post reporter Michelle Ye Hee Lee speaks with Tran about her varied roles and the power of representation as we continue our conversations marking Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Most recently, Kelly Marie Tran has made history by voicing Disney’s first South-East Asian Princess with her role as Raya in Raya and the Last Dragon. The film released to critical acclaim in March 2021. Additionally, Tran has stepped into the role as executive producer on two exciting projects. Firstly, on SXSW’s Grand Jury Prize-Winning Documentary Feature Lily Topples The World. The film follows the life of an American-Chinese adoptee who becomes a global artistic force with over 1 billion YouTube views. Secondly, Tran will EP on Summertime, director Carlos López Estrada’s spoken-word poetry feature film that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Culture & Politics
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August 7, 2021
2021-08-07
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Summer Brunch
Summer Brunch
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18 Reasons
Brunch is one of our favorite ways to connect with loved ones. While we all know that the word brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, brunch is also an invitation to eat, connect and share. Some restaurants have put their primary focus on this one meal. In some ways, brunch breaks the rules by not only inviting lots of people to come together, but by also inviting all kinds of foods and flavors to the table as well - a feast for the eyes, the bellies, and social connections. Late summer is one of the best times to be in the Bay Area if you want to experience the bountiful produce that this corner of the world is so famous for. Succulent heirloom tomatoes, decadent figs and fragrant basil will all be making appearances on this menu. Please join us for a celebration of California produce at the peak of their flavors. We will focus on creating sassy, inventive brunch dishes that will hopefully become your brunch mainstays. Menu for this class includes: Farmer’s Market Shakshuka; Chia Pudding with Blackberries and Basil; Roasted Fig, Nectarine & Burrata Salad.
Food & Drink
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August 8, 2021
2021-08-08
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Live
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$
50
Australian Food with Bill Granger
Australian Food with Bill Granger
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Sydney Opera House
Crowned the ‘Egg Master of Sydney’ and ‘creator of avocado toast’, Bill Granger is renowned as the restauranteur who brought laid-back Australian cafe culture to the world, and is beloved by family cooks and culinary sophisticates alike. The empire that is ‘bills’ began with the original Darlinghurst street-corner cafe 26 years ago and is credited as the first place anywhere to put the now-iconic breakfast of avocado toast on the menu. Since then, from Sydney to Tokyo, London to Seoul, people around the world have queued for a taste of his absurdly fluffy ricotta hotcakes and creamy scrambled eggs, and fallen in love with this sunny, relaxed, and very Australian way of eating. Ahead of his new book release, Australian Food, Bill Granger talks with food writer Adam Liaw to celebrate the global phenomenon of Australian cafe culture, the evolution of a national cuisine and the uniqueness of Australian food. Recorded live in July, 2020 from the Sydney Opera House.
Food & Drink
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August 9, 2021
2021-08-09
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Atlantic Live: Future Economy Summit
Atlantic Live: Future Economy Summit
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The Atlantic
The global pandemic has forced many to reevaluate the future of our economy and the way we work. Will urban dwellers migrate to more affordable suburban regions? Will we ever return to traditional offices full-time? Will entrepreneurs use this change in routine to discover the next big thing? What jobs will offer a path to opportunity? The biggest recession in almost 100 years has changed the economic landscape, and not everyone has the luxury of exploring these big questions. Many workers have been left without a financial safety net or the skills needed to succeed in a virtual economy. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, and leaders in Washington can’t agree on substantive solutions. The path to the new economy is being charted today. The Atlantic will explore what the future might hold for Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum.
Culture & Politics
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August 10, 2021
2021-08-10
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
NightSchool: Songbirds in Spring
NightSchool: Songbirds in Spring
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California Academy of Sciences
Signs of spring: flowers, pollinators, and bird songs. If you’ve noticed more avian chatter, movement, and transportation of nesting material, it’s because it’s bird breeding season. Join us to learn about how scientists monitor the health of California songbird populations and get a peek into the Academy’s stunning collection of eggs and nests.
Science & Nature
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August 10, 2021
2021-08-10
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On-Demand
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$
FREE
Virtual Tour: Art and Architecture
Virtual Tour: Art and Architecture
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Boston Athenaeum
Join BA Docent Clive Martin for a virtual tour of the library's historic landmark building, including inspiring views of its reading rooms and an introduction to its history and remarkable collections. Whether you are new to the Athenæum or a member who frequents the building, Clive has stories that are sure to impress and surprise you. Man in suit stands behind a table with a large bound manuscript in a book cradle.For thirty years Clive Martin worked as a lawyer just two blocks from the BA and never stepped inside. Now that he's retired and a BA docent, he can't tear himself away from the place. Clive loves nothing better than introducing visitors to the building's many pleasures, treasures, and oddities, and to the history of this unique Boston institution.
Art & Music
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August 14, 2021
2021-08-14
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Live
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$
FREE
Ice Cream Shop at Home: Frozen Confections
Ice Cream Shop at Home: Frozen Confections
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18 Reasons
Make this the summer of homemade ice cream! We will be making a toasted oaty cookie that can be used for sandwiching one of two ice creams or to use as crumbles mixed in. There are many ways to make a bespoke scoop that can only happen at home! Note: Ice cream maker is optional, but not necessary. Menu for this class: Oaty Sandwich Cookies; Malted Vanilla Ice Cream; and Mexican Chocolate Nice Cream.
Food & Drink
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August 15, 2021
2021-08-15
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Live
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$
50
Painted Pets: Dogs and Cats in the Works of Pierre Bonnard
Painted Pets: Dogs and Cats in the Works of Pierre Bonnard
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Cleveland Museum of Art
Easily identified by colorful and richly patterned scenes of everyday life, the work of painter Pierre Bonnard often showcases domesticated animals as part of the family unit. Join historian Kathleen Kete of Trinity College (CT) and curator Mary Weaver Chapin of the Portland Art Musuem as they discuss how animals arose as an important subject for Bonnard and other artists of his time and the popularity of pets in late 19th-century France. This program is organized in tandem with the CMA exhibition Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900.
Art & Music
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August 16, 2021
2021-08-16
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Live
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$
FREE
Vietnam After The War: Globalization and Youth Identity
Vietnam After The War: Globalization and Youth Identity
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Northwestern University
1975 marks the Fall of Saigon as the last American troops left South Vietnam and the country was united by Vietnam’s Communist party. Since then, the nation has gone through significant changes from a war-torn and hunger-stricken state to a period of socialist subsidy in the 1980s and current day’s development miracle as one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Rapid economic growth and the opening up of Vietnam to the outside world, on the other hand, brought along abrupt changes in its society’s sociocultural fabrics. Nowadays, in the era of smartphones and internet, young Vietnameses struggle to connect with their parents and grandparents generations. Outside of Vietnam, however, most of the world knows very little of Vietnam. Many people view it as a country that fought the Americans during the Vietnam War, or as an exotic vacation destination for tourists. This discussion aims to introduce a quick look into the cultural changes in today Vietnamese society, focusing on its young generation and their struggle with finding identities and connections. From exploring how these changes are both unique and similar to other societies, particularly from an American perspective, it hopes to offer some insights into the complex relationship of cultures and identities, and to bridge understandings between Vietnam, the U.S and the world.
Culture & Politics
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August 19, 2021
2021-08-19
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Live
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FREE
Cookout in the Pacific Northwest
Cookout in the Pacific Northwest
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18 Reasons
Gracie Schatz moved to Eugene, Oregon from San Francisco. Though she misses her hometown an awful lot, the quality of locally grown, foraged and crafted ingredients in the Northwest have captivated her. This class is a celebration of those flavors! Wild chinook salmon, hazelnuts, berries and beer! If you love the PNW and long for its flavors, this is a class for you. If you live in the PNW and just want to show off how delicious your ingredients are, this is also the class for you! Menu for this class includes: Grilled Wild Chinook with Hazelnut Romesco; Crisp Little Gem Salad with Blueberries, Fennel Pollen Chèvre Bites Encrusted with Hazelnuts; Beer Floats.
Food & Drink
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August 22, 2021
2021-08-22
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Live
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$
50
TNR Salon Series With Frances Wilson
TNR Salon Series With Frances Wilson
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The New Republic
Join The New Republic for a livestream of our Salon book series featuring Frances Wilson, author, and Laura Marsh, TNR’s literary editor, as they talk about Burning Man: The Trials of D.H. Lawrence. An electrifying, revelatory new biography of D.H. Lawrence, with a focus on his difficult middle years. "Never trust the teller," wrote D.H. Lawrence, "trust the tale." Everyone who knew him told stories about Lawrence, and Lawrence told stories about everyone he knew. He also told stories about himself, again and again: A pioneer of autofiction, no writer before Lawrence had made the border between life and literature so permeable. In Burning Man: The Trials of D.H. Lawrence, acclaimed biographer Frances Wilson tells a new story about the author, focusing on his decade of superhuman writing and travel between 1915, when The Rainbow was suppressed following an obscenity trial, and 1925, when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Taking after Lawrence’s own literary model, Dante, and adopting the structure of The Divine Comedy, Burning Man is a distinctly Lawrentian book, one that pursues Lawrence around the globe and reflects his life of wild allegory. Eschewing the confines of traditional biography, it offers a triptych of lesser-known episodes drawn from lesser-known sources, including tales of Lawrence as told by his friends in letters, memoirs, and diaries. Focusing on three turning points in Lawrence’s pilgrimage (his crises in Cornwall, Italy, and New Mexico) and three central adversaries—his wife, Frieda; the writer Maurice Magnus; and his patron, Mabel Dodge Luhan—Wilson uncovers a lesser-known Lawrence, both as a writer and as a man. Strikingly original, superbly researched, and always revelatory, Burning Man is a marvel of iconoclastic biography. With flair and focus, Wilson unleashes a distinct perspective on one of history’s most beloved and infamous writers.
Reading & Writing
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August 24, 2021
2021-08-24
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Live
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FREE
Transport and Logistics for a Post-Covid, Net-Zero World
Transport and Logistics for a Post-Covid, Net-Zero World
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The New York Times
In the past year, the international logistics systems that form the backbone of globalization have slowed, forcing companies to reconsider their strategies. On Sept. 16, join The Times and experts as we discuss whether international air freight will make a comeback, or if the era of cheap mobility is over.
Science & Nature
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September 16, 2021
2021-09-16
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Live
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$
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