5 free performances, events and classes to stream live (and later)

5 free performances, events and classes to stream live (and later)

We’ve rounded up a selection of concerts and events to stream this week. Have a favorite performance that we missed? Email us suggestions at allartsinfo@wliw.org.

La MaMa Kids Online: DIY Mouse Puppet
April 9; 4 p.m.

This one’s for the kids (and crafty adults). Puppeteer Z. Briggs guides viewers through a mouse puppet tutorial. All you need is some felt (or paper) and creativity. The class is part of a slate of streamable programming from La MaMa, launched in the wake of COVID-19 closures. The venue is also working with CultureHub to present select productions and events on Howlround Theatre Commons.

[If you’d like additional kid-friendly programming, we’ve highlighted inspiring shows available to stream on the ALL ARTS website and app.]

Orchid Evening Highlights: Happy Hour at Home
New York Botanical Garden
April 9; 5 p.m.

Did you miss the New York Botanical Garden’s opulent orchid show this year? You’re in luck. On Thursday, the garden is hosting a botanical happy hour, complete with a dance segment from Princess Lockeroo, recipes from Bronx Night Market and a peek into what orchids do after the sun sets (as told by the New York Botanical Garden’s Senior Curator of Orchids Marc Hachadourian). The event was previously recorded as part of the garden’s annual “Orchid Evening” series.

“Così fan tutte”
The Royal Opera
April 10; 2 p.m.

London’s Royal Opera House launched a schedule of free opera and ballet broadcasts for audiences to enjoy while their venue is closed. A handful of full-length productions — including the opera “Acis and Galatea” and the Royal Ballet’s “Peter and the Wolf” — have already streamed on the institution’s Facebook and YouTube pages, with a livestream of the 2010 recording of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” set for April 10.

[For more opera, the Met is streaming live-captured performances nightly.]

Ballet Hispánico’s “CARMEN.maquia” and Club Havana
“Lincoln Center at Home”
April 10; 5:30 pm.

Now in its 50th year, Ballet Hispánico is continuing its anniversary celebration through the new streaming series “Lincoln Center at Home.” On Friday, audiences have the chance to watch an archival performance of the dance company’s “CARMEN.maquia,” a contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera. The piece originally premiered at the Apollo Theater in 2014, marking the first full-length narrative work to be staged by Ballet Hispánico since it was founded in 1970 by Tina Ramirez.

Jennifer Egan on “Manhattan Beach”
Brooklyn Public Library
April 11; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Brooklyn Public Library has a trove of virtual offerings all day long, from storytime and puppet-making to meditation and poetry workshops. This weekend, the library will stream a conversation between “Manhattan Beach” author Jennifer Egan, Meredith Wisner and Zaheer Ali, moderated by Alexis Coe. The group will discuss what life looked like along the Brooklyn waterfront during World War II and the notable workers who shaped the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1940s. The program will be available on-demand for 24 hours after it livestreams on the BPL Presents website.

Top Image: Ballet Hispánico's Christopher Hernandez and Marcos Rodriguez in "CARMEN.maquia."