Here you will find a selection of the events of the week and information on how to set them (all times are east). Note that events can change after they are published.
Catching up “Mission: Commission, ”A new podcast from Miller Theater at Columbia University. The series is hosted by Melissa Smey, executive director of the Miller Theater, and follows three composers who create new classical works from scratch. The listeners are initiated into the ups and downs of classical music composition through confidential conversations with the composers Courtney Bryan, Augusta Read Thomas and Marcos Balter. The podcast is free and will have new episodes released in May.
When At any time
Enjoy a conversation about books and art between the author and illustrator Sandra Boynton, the musician Yo-Yo Ma and the author Ann Patchett. The event, presented by Symphony Space, will celebrate Ms. Boynton’s latest children’s book, Jungle Night, and will look at Ms. Boynton’s journey from the publication of her first book in 1977 to her collaboration with Mr. Ma. Tickets are $ 15. This presentation can be streamed after the event.
When 19 o’clock
Celebrate and learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo. Jessie Vallejo, an ethnomusicologist at California State Polytechnic University and mariachi musician, will lead a discussion on the importance of vacationing in Southern California and its role in racial justice and civil rights in the United States. The discussion presented by the Michi and Walter Weglyn Multicultural Studies Chair will be followed by a musical performance by the school’s mariachi students. This event is free.
When 3 pm
Discover the future of Chinatowns in the United States with a panel discussion presented by the Smithsonian Associates in association with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art. The panel will include food writer and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Grace Young, writer and cook Brandon Jew, and Jennifer Tam and Victoria Lee, co-founders of Welcome to Chinatown, an initiative to support New York’s Chinatown businesses. among other. The group will discuss the role of Chinese food in American culture and how to preserve the legacy of Asian cuisine, especially after the recent discrimination between Asia and America. This event is free and is the first in the four-part CULINASIA series that explores the future of Asian cuisine in the United States.
When 6:30 in the evening
Hear a discussion about the culinary giant James Beard. Ted Allen and John Birdsall of the Food Network, the author of The Man Who Ate Too Much, a biography about Beard, will examine who Beard is behind his public role and then open the space for questions. Presented by Southern Arizona Senior Pride and sponsoring LGBTQ + adults 55 and older, this event is free, but donations are accepted.
When 13 o’clock
Turn on Screening and discussion for the 10th anniversary of the movie “Pariah” A coming-of-age story based on Alike, a Brooklyn teenager finding her way around her sexuality. Members of the cast and crew, including Dee Rees, who wrote and directed the film, will discuss the making of the film, which Stephen Holden, who wrote in the New York Times, is “an acutely observed investigation of parents with tight shoelaces “Meant denying a child’s homosexuality while knowing better and better. “This event is free.
When 8 p.m.
Watch an ice skating show hosted by the New York Ice Theater. The show will feature two new repertoire pieces and videos describing the theater’s experiences during the pandemic, followed by a discussion with Kaitlyn Weaver, Elladj Baldé and Jason Brown and hosted by Doug Haw. Tickets for this event are free, but donations are welcome.
When 8 p.m.
Make flores de papel, or paper flowers, a traditional Mexican craft, in a class hosted by 18th Street Arts Center, an artist residency in Santa Monica, California, and sponsored by WE RISE, a month-long mental health awareness campaign in Los Angeles County. Artisan Carmela Morales teaches attendees how to make flowers from recycled materials they can find at home. This free event is taught in Spanish with live English translation.
When 14 o’clock
Help your little one Make a special Mother’s Day brunch with an on-demand cooking class from The Kids’ Table, a cooking school in Chicago. Participants have the opportunity to prepare recipes such as raspberry-lemon scones and asparagus-dill quiches in child-friendly courses. Tuition is $ 4 and is open to children of all ages.
When At any time