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Online events to enjoy at home - Week of 5/4/2020

During this time I know a lot of us are spending more time at home in an effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs are offering events that you can enjoy at home! Each week I'll round up online events you can attend to help you "live & love" better from the comfort of your couch! If you would like your online event featured in this list contact me at liveandlovellc@gmail.com. Let's try to make the best of this situation and continue to "live & love!"


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Get in Motion with tWitch and Allison!

The American Heart Association is sponsoring a dance party and you are invited! Get moving with a live streaming party starring celeb dance expert couple Sir tWitch Alot and Allison Holker. Tune in at this link at Noon CT/1pm EST. #MoveMore


Monday, May 4th - Thursday, May 21st

Filmfest DC at Home

DC International Film Festival is pleased to present a virtual series of films, Filmfest DC at Home, to our many patrons and friends. Here's an opportunity to see films you may have missed in previous Filmfest DC programs.Viewing is free-of-charge and films include recent audience favorites as well as some surprises. Filmfest DC at Home offers the quality of innovative and entertaining films you have come to appreciate during their annual festivals. Check out the films at this link.


Mondays, May 4th & May 11th

Read-Along Mondays with Michelle Obama

Join former First Lady Michelle Obama for a read-along each Monday from April 20th - May 11th at 12pm EST. You can watch on Facebook at PBS Kids and Penguin Random House.


Tuesday, May 5th

A'Lelia Bundles Live - Madam C.J. Walker biographer

Have you seen Octavia Spencer in “Self Made” on Netflix? The series is based on the biography of Madam C.J. Walker, written by author and historian A’Lelia Bundles––who happens to be a longtime member of the National Archives Foundation! Join Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden and Bundles for our next livestream program, a behind-the-scenes conversation about Walker’s life and how much fact and fiction made it into the film series. Queue up your questions for our own “self-made” star and register for this event at this link. The discussion begins at 5pm EST.


Tuesday, May 5th - Cinco de Mayo

Virtual Fiesta: Cinco de Mayo Online Cocktails Workshop by Marita Leonard, Campari Specialist

Bring joy (and Espolón margaritas) to your kitchen with a live virtual Cinco de Mayo Cocktail fiesta!

Join Martia Leonard, president of the Local Bartenders Guild + Campari Specialist, along with Jules Gómez, bar manager at Zuma, as they mix you a cocktail and tell you the story of the wonders of El Espolón Tequila! Shake, share + sip [virtually] with us this Cinco de Mayo at 5pm EST. Register for free at this link.

For a full list of free Cinco de Mayo events, click here.


Wednesday, May 6th

How to Get a Job, Now

Millions of Americans need jobs now and Glassdoor wants to help you get hired. Join them for free to learn how to find a job during these challenging times, how to craft a stand-out resume, and hear tips to get noticed by employers. Plus, hear directly from recruiters at companies still hiring across the U.S., including Amazon and Zapier, on what they look for in candidates, the types of jobs that are open, and how to get their attention. This event starts at 11am PST/2pm EST. Register at this link.


Thursday, May 7th

Webinar: Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

Get a start on the growing season and plan for a healthy harvest this spring and summer! Learn the basics of growing vegetables and herbs in containers or small raised beds. Through plant selection, succession planting and more, you will learn practical ways to start growing in your small space garden. The webinar begins at 6pm EST and it is hosted by the Charles County Master Gardeners. Register at this link.


Thursday, May 7th

Current Voices: Uprising + 5

April 2020 marks five years since the uprising that followed the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. To mark the anniversary the Jewish Museum of Maryland is hosting a collaboration between two Baltimore photographers, J.M. Giordano and Devin Allen.

Gray in Black and White is an online photography exhibit of images of the uprising and its aftermath. Join us for this powerful and inspiring conversation between the artists, they will discuss their work, the anniversary and what lessons still need to be learned.

This program is presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Support for the program has been provided by Open Society Institute-Baltimore. The event starts at 7pm EST. Register at this link.

Image: “Untitled.” Photograph by J.M. Giordano, 2015


Friday, May 8th

ESSENCE Wellness House: At War with COVID-19 and Health Inequities

ESSENCE Wellness House Virtual Summit streams live on ESSENCE Studios Friday, May 8th, 7am-5pm EST.

Enjoy workouts, meditation, and tips to improve your health along with moments to stir your faith and center you. Get a conscious look at the inequities of COVID-19, how to cope with grief, and tackle financial hurdles. Featured speakers include Taraji P. Henson, Pastor A.R. Bernard, Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts, Dr. Lisa Cooper, and more! Register for this event at this link.


Saturday, May 9th

Verzuz: Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott

The #Verzuz series continues and this time singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott will go to battle on Instagram Live. This is gonna be a good one! Who you got?! Click this link to watch the battle starting at 7pm EST.


Sunday, May 10th - Mother's Day

Babyface 'Waiting to Exhale' Mother's Day special

Babyface is blessing all the mamas and mama-figures with a special Mother's Day! The singer and songwriter will play the Waiting To Exhale soundtrack on Instagram Live and share stories and tales from the album with fans. Time is TBA, but click this link to watch on Sunday.


Anytime!

Kennedy Center @ Home

Enjoy free videos of extraordinary live and on-demand performances and educational activities to do at home, with new releases daily. Click on this link to enjoy!


Free virtual therapy session through the The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Actress Taraji P. Henson has started a campaign to help black people, who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, access free therapy during the outbreak. Those seeking telehealth can register for a free virtual therapy session via the foundation’s website, or text Nostigma to 707070.


National Museum of African American History & Culture Digital Resources Guide

Explore, learn and engage with the National Museum of African American History and Culture through their numerous digital resources. Check it out here.


Alvin Ailey All Access

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is bringing performances to the online audience at home. Watch Ailey All Access Monday, March 30th at 7pm EDT for the first screening. Check out their page for more info.


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