Things To Do At Home
This week, watch a puppetry performance, break your Ramadan fast with a virtual open mic and iftar or listen to music from Yosmel Montejo and Vox Sambou.,
Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication.
Watch a live presentation of “Black Henry,” a play by Luis H. Francia. It explores the consequences of Ferdinand Magellan’s arrival in the Philippines in 1521, and the damage done by his attempt to colonize the islands. This event, sponsored by Sulo, the Philippines Studies Initiative at New York University, and produced by the university’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center and Atlantic Pacific Theater, is free.
When 6:30 p.m.
Learn a new recipe from Reem Kassis, a Palestinian food writer and author of the James Beard Award-nominated cookbook “The Palestinian Table.” In a cooking class presented by the Museum of Food and Drink in New York, Ms. Kassis will talk about her new cookbook, “The Arabesque Table: Contemporary Recipes From the Arab World,” and teach viewers how to make fava beans in olive oil with garlic, cilantro and lime. Tickets are $15.
When 7 p.m.
Tune into the inaugural episode of “Black History, Continued,” presented by The New York Times. The Times’s Veronica Chambers will lead the audience through an evening exploring dreams and imagination. The poet Nikki Giovanni will read verse, followed by a discussion among Peter Ramsey, a director of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the author N. K. Jemisin and the singer, actress and radio host Estelle, who also will perform later in the evening, and Ms. Chambers. This event, which features original animations from the artist Reyna Noriega throughout, is free and registration is required.
When 7 p.m.
Watch “MINE,” a solo puppetry performance directed and performed by Shayna Strype, a theater, film and puppetry artist. Using various puppetry styles, live-feed projections and wearable sculptures, the performance explores nostalgia, excess and colonization. The recorded show, which is presented by Dixon Place, a nonprofit arts incubator, is available to watch on demand through May 3. Tickets are $18.
Dive down to the coral reefs of South Florida and the Caribbean with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Woods Hole Sea Grant and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In a presentation designed for kids ages 7 to 14, scientists from the NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Key Biscayne, Fla., will teach viewers about the region’s coral reef ecosystem and the importance of counting fish. This event is free and includes live ASL interpretation. Attendance is capped at 1,000.
When 4 p.m.
Listen to a conversation between Michelle Zauner, an author and musician who performs under the name Japanese Breakfast, and Ben Gibbard, the lead vocalist and guitarist of Death Cab for Cutie. The two will speak about Ms. Zauner’s new memoir, “Crying in H Mart,” which grew out of a 2018 essay in The New Yorker about the death of her mother. The talk, hosted by Powell’s Books in Portland, Ore., is free and registration is required.
When 11 p.m.
Break your Ramadan fast with a virtual open mic and iftar, presented by the Arab American National Museum. The artist in residence Lara Atallah will be the evening’s host, celebrating both National Poetry Month and Arab American Heritage Month. Writers and musicians are welcome to share their work and are encouraged to sign up ahead of time to perform. This event is free.
When 8 p.m.
Celebrate spring with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston’s “Art in Bloom” festival. For 45 years, floral designers have created installations inspired by works in the museum’s collection, which are then displayed alongside the art. The museum is offering three recorded tours of floral installations inspired by works in its collection. Each tour costs $10, and is available to stream through May 3.
Dance along to the musical stylings of Yosmel Montejo and Vox Sambou during a virtual concert presented by the Skirball Cultural Center. Mr. Montejo will perform alongside his band of Latin jazz musicians at the Skirball’s Ahmanson Hall, followed by Mr. Sambou taking the virtual stage in Montreal, his home, to perform music that blends Haitian rhythms with Afrobeat, jazz, reggae and hip-hop. This event is free, although registration is encouraged. It will stream on the center’s YouTube channel after the premiere.
When 11 p.m.
Kick off the summer with a virtual festival celebrating Hispanic culture and music. Hosted by Lele Pons and AJ Ramos, the Anheuser-Busch “Reventon de Verano” livestream will feature musical acts like Becky G, Prince Royce and Myke Towers, with special appearances by Eva Longoria, Wilmer Valderrama and others. Guests 21 and older who register in advance can be entered for a chance to virtually meet artists and to win prizes, including autographed photos. This event, produced by First Tube Media, is free to stream on the event’s main page or on Anheuser-Busch’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
When 6 p.m.