Looking for something to do? Here are five free events to attend virtually this week.
Catch Misty Copeland and Kyle Abraham in conversation
Kyle Abraham’s dance company A.I.M. kicked off its Homecoming Week Oct. 12 and continues the celebration Wednesday with a special conversation between the choreographer and Misty Copeland. The American Ballet Theatre principal will be honored as part of the Homecoming program, which also includes excerpts of “The Radio Show,” “Meditation: A Silent Prayer” and more. Bebe Neuwirth, Glenn Ligon, Carrie Mae Weems and A.I.M dancers are among the additional guests.
Settle in for an evening at the opera
Anna Netrebko steps into the role of Queen Anne Boleyn in this live-captured performance of David McVicar’s “Anna Bolena.” Presented nine years after its recording at the Metropolitan Opera, the production centers on Boleyn’s tragic marriage to King Henry VIII (Ildar Abdrazakov), bringing the action to the queen’s final days before her execution. The opera was composed by Gaetano Donizetti in 1830, with libretto by Felice Romani.
Treat your eyes and ears to some Shakespeare
Watch “Henry IV,” the second film in Phyllida Lloyd’s all-women Shakespeare trilogy, as part of St. Ann’s Warehouse virtual film presentation. The series kicked off “Julius Caesar,” which streams until Oct. 15. “Henry IV,” set within a women’s prison and filmed live at Donmar Kings Cross in London, finds its characters sparring (literally and metaphorically) through Shakespeare’s play. The work will be available to stream until Oct. 22, after which “The Tempest” (the third work in the program) premieres. You can catch a marathon of all three Oct. 30.
Get in touch with your creative side and then enjoy a Broadway reunion
This event is technically for kids, but that doesn’t mean adults can’t participate. The open studio session will take a look at artist Agnes Pelton’s paintings (which you can see at the Whitney right now) to decode the hidden messages lurking within her otherworldly creations. At the end of the 40-minute program, participants will make their own “secret code” painting.
Broadway may be closed for a while, but you can still see the stars. Known for presenting a constellation of legends, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host cast members from the original “Pippin” production. Tune in for a chat featuring Priscilla Lopez, Ann Reinking, John Rubinstein and Ben Vereen.
Top Image: Misty Copeland and Kyle Abraham. Photo: Devin Yalkin.