Things To Do At Home

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.


Stream the Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Film Festival, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal. Showcasing 10 feature films and 41 short films, the festival sets out to highlight the work of queer and trans filmmakers of color, like Marion Hill, the director of “Ma Belle, My Beauty,” and Nathan Hale Williams, the director of “All Boys Aren’t Blue.” Tickets start at $10.

When Anytime

Where outfest.org/fusion2021/


Light up with Snoop Dogg, ASAP Rocky and Jhené Aiko during a virtual concert and speaker series celebrating April 20, a date commonly associated with smoking marijuana. The event, presented by Weedmaps, a company that connects consumers with cannabis retailers and products, will also include a conversation moderated by the rapper Talib Kweli. The conversation with previously incarcerated individuals will be hosted by WM TEAL and the Last Prisoner Project, organizations dedicated to equity in the cannabis industry and criminal justice reform. This free event is for adults 21 and older.

When 4 p.m.

Where weedmaps.com/wm-420

Sit down with your young one for a story time presented by the Brooklyn Public Library and Drag Queen Story Hour, an initiative that places drag queens in libraries, schools and bookstores to read to children. The drag queen Miz Jade will read “Maybe Something Beautiful” by Isabel Campoy during this session, which is streamed every third Tuesday of the month. This event is free.

When 4 p.m.

Where instagram.com/bklynlibrary/


Take a bread-baking class hosted by 92Y and Kitchen Arts and Letters, a bookstore in New York. Martin Philip, a cookbook author and baking ambassador at the King Arthur Baking Company, will demonstrate his process for making pain au levain, a classic French loaf, as well as answer questions from viewers. Tickets are $25.

When 6:30 p.m.

Where 92y.org/event/king-arthur-baking-company

Tune in to a talk with the CNN anchor Don Lemon about his new book, “This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism,” and his experiences as a Black man reporting on the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. This event, presented by the Marlene Meyerson JCC, is part of the center’s series “What Everyone’s Talking About With Abigail Pogrebin.” Tickets are $15.

When 6 p.m.

Where mmjccm.org/programs/what-everyones-talking-about-abigail-pogrebin-don-lemon-fire


Take an Earth Day-themed yoga class from Sky Ting, a yoga studio in New York. The studio’s founders, Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan, will lead a class along with their guest Danielle Prescod, a writer and fashion-industry veteran. The class is also a fund-raiser for the Billion Oyster Project, an organization working to restore oyster reefs in New York Harbor. Attendance is capped at 500, and a $10 donation, which goes to the organization, is suggested.

When 10 a.m.

Where skyting.com/tv/live

Commemorate Earth Day and take a deep dive into the secret lives of whales with the National Geographic explorer and photographer Brian Skerry on his search to discover more about these massive mammals. This event will feature a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the Disney+ original series “Secrets of the Whales,” which documents Mr. Skerry’s journey, as well as his new book of the same name. Viewers will get a look at the May issue of National Geographic magazine and the chance to take part in a moderated audience Q. and A. with Mr. Skerry. This National Geographic event is free.

When 7 p.m.

Where nationalgeographic.com/events/behind-curtain-secrets-whales-brian-skerry/


Watch an encore of the Metropolitan Opera performing Philip Glass’s “Satyagraha” in Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope online festival, which explores the resilience of artists and includes works created in the face of tragedy. The festival, running through April 30, will feature concerts, films (such as “They Played for Their Lives”) and educational talks. All events are free to stream.

When 8 p.m.

Where carnegiehall.org/calendar/2021/04/23/satyagraha-0800pm


Celebrate National Poetry Month by tuning in to a poetry reading from COUPLET, a quarterly reading series produced, curated and hosted by the poet Leah Umansky. The evening, which will feature readings from six poets, including Martha Collins, Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Nathan McClain, is sponsored by Poets & Writers. This event is free.

When 7 p.m.

Where poets.org/event/couplet-quarterly-poetry-reading-series-and-social-poetry-month-edition


Start your Sunday on an artistic note with a drawing class from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In this weekly drop-in class participants will learn to make art inspired by works in the museum’s collection. This week, the artist Padma Rajendran will teach viewers to draw mandalas, a graphic pattern traditionally used during meditation, inspired by the museum’s “Cosmological Mandala With Mount Meru,” a 14th-century tapestry from China. This event is free.

When 10 a.m.

Where metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-creates/drop-in-drawing/virtual-mandalas

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