Let a Week of the Arts Offer Uplift

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Here are a few of events happening this week and how to tune in (all times are Eastern).


Start off your week with the Fine Arts Film Festival, hosted and curated by the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. This week-long event features 92 films that take viewers from Venice Beach to Italy, Taiwan and beyond. The films are grouped into eight series, each five to six hours long, which can be bought for $10, or an all-access pass for $20.

When Anytime
Where veniceica.org

The writer and Pride campaign strategist Fran Tirado joins Matt Ortile, the author and managing editor of Catapult magazine, to discuss Mr. Ortile’s new book, “The Groom Will Keep His Name.” Mr. Ortile’s collection of personal essays therein explores what it means to be gay, Filipino and an immigrant in America.

When 10 p.m.
Where booksoup.com/event


Eight New York City museums have banded together to create the first virtual Museum Mile Festival, an online version of the annual event. Throughout the day, each museum offers live events, recorded programs, exhibition tours and more. The Guggenheim hosts a family-friendly sketching session that explores the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright building; El Museo del Barrio introduces viewers to the artists in its collection with recorded interviews with some of them, including the photographer Hiram Maristany.

When Events start at 9 a.m.
Where mcny.org/museummile

Bach lovers rejoice: The Orchestra of St. Luke’s launches the online festival Bach at Home. The festival continues until June 30 and will include orchestral, chamber and solo performances of Bach’s work, along with interviews, discussions and essays.

When 12 p.m.
Where OSLmusic.org/Bach


McNally Jackson bookstore hosts the release of the poet Zoë Hitzig’s new collection, “Mezzanine,” which features compositions that “probe the authority of language and logic.” Joining her in discussion will be the fellow poets Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Ange Mlinko.

When 7 p.m.
Where RSVP here


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hosts its Spirit Virtual Gala featuring performances from its range of troupes. Afterward, D.J. D-NICE and D.J. Ms. Nix will keep you dancing all night long. Donations, which are encouraged, will help sustain the dance company and its teaching programs.

When 7:30 p.m.
Where alvinailey.org


Keep the dance celebrations going with the Miami City Ballet’s Friday night spotlight, which this week streams “Heatscape” choreographed by Justin Peck and the street artist Shepard Fairey. The show is inspired by Miami’s Wynwood district, known for its abundance of colorful murals, and blends ballet with guerrilla street art.

When 8 p.m.
Where facebook.com/miamicityballet

Adults only: Jackie Fabulous, a lawyer turned comedian and semifinalist on season 14 of “America’s Got Talent,” will bring the laughter with her live stand-up comedy show. The native New Yorker has performed at the Comedy Cellar, The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory and other top comedy clubs around the country. Tickets cost $10 if purchased by June 10; $15 after.

When 9 p.m.
Where nowherecomedyclub.com


Enjoy a morning story time with your kiddos sponsored by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. Elin Kelsey, a children’s book author, will read her book “A Last Goodbye,” which teaches children that death is a natural part of life for humans and animals.

When 11:30 a.m.
Where greenlightbookstore.com/event

Unwind from the week with free restorative yoga taught by the meditation and yoga instructor Chelsea Jackson Roberts. Three videos with varying levels and times are available.

When Anytime
Where shop.lululemon.com/story/restorative-yoga-videos


Credit…Rose Wong


The storied Manhattan jazz club Birdland offers weekly Sunday night performances byArturo O’Farrill, a Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist, and his band the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

When 8:30 p.m.
Where facebook.com/afrolatinjazzalliance

The Women in the Arts Museum offers a virtual tour of the Texan artist Delita Martin’s exhibition, “Calling Down the Spirits.” Ms. Martin guides viewers through her portraiture and explains her process, inspiration and her work’s meaning.

When Anytime
Where nmwa.org/delita-martin-online-exhibition