Fridays through May 1
An Evening with Neuroscience
7 p.m., YouTube stream at link, free
An Evening with Neuroscience is an event to celebrate your remarkable brain. The brain, with its 86 billion neurons, is often misunderstood and taken for granted. This event invited neuroscientists, researchers, psychologists and clinicians to gather and discuss the brain and all its magic. They’ll be dispelling myths, answering common questions and sharing important research in the field. If you lack knowledge of the brain or science, don’t be intimidated; this event is open to absolutely everyone and anyone who would like to learn a bit more about brains.
Readings by Writers
5 p.m., Zoom RSVP at link, free
Books are an excellent resource for times like these. They offer a source of imagination, inspiration and comfort. Unfortunately, like most things, book tours and releases have been rightfully canceled across the country. Instead of that getting us down, Writers x Writers has launched Readings by Writers. The host, Pam, will first introduce the writer, who will then chat about and read from their latest offering. Writers will also be providing names of independent book stores to purchase from. But if you’re looking to have a book in hand before this, here are some Seattle independent bookstores that are shipping and offering curbside pickup right now: Couth Buzzard Books, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Pegasus Books, Queen Anne Book Company and more!
Tales for the Time Being, tinyurl.com/yc7o5ltr
Noveltease is a literary burlesque theater that produces unique adaptations of classic novels. To keep things going, they read Sherlock Holmes thrice weekly on Facebook Live to get us all excited for their July production of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.” Now, they are branching out to other literary works in the public domain: Alcott, Austen, DuBois, Dumas, Flaubert, Fitzgerald, Milton, Melville, Stevenson, Stein, Woolf, Wharton! Join them for old favorites and new content. This livestream is best enjoyed with a glass of whiskey or really anything that says “I’m adventurous, mysterious and curious.”
7 p.m., register at link, donations appreciated, tinyurl.com/ydejkg65
Looking for a way to spice up your night? How about natural history and culture themed trivia? Jackpot. The Burke Museum is offering trivia every Friday night! To enter, you just register at the link above and you’ll be provided with a link. The top three winners will get tickets to the newly renovated Burke Museum (remember going places? That was fun). Put your thinking cap on and get ready to crush some trivia — good luck!
Canlis Piano: Live from the Dining Room
6-9 p.m., listen via link, free but tips accepted, canlis.com/piano
Many of us know Canlis as that extremely high-end restaurant perched on Queen Anne, but now you should know it as the source of your evening mood music. Canlis is streaming a pianist nightly Monday to Friday from their empty dining room. The pianists are all beyond talented and often play modern pieces with a twist. There is something so lovely about listening to live piano, and now you can do it from your own living room, where no one can even judge you for eating mac and cheese or microwaved burritos. If you’re looking for a classy dinner to match the music and ambiance, though, Canlis is offering slightly more affordable family meal deliveries, or you could pick up from a favorite local spot of yours.
SIFF Virtual Cinema
$10-12, access via link
Feeling like you’ve watched pretty much all of Netflix? Well, rent amazing movies from SIFF Cinema. How cool of you! It’s extra cool because during all of this, SIFF has had to cancel their big, renowned, annual festival, so let’s do our best to show some love to our very own International Film Festival by hosting a version collectively from home. At the link, you can check out the offerings from SIFF. They have films from around the world — even some internet sensations (i.e., cats being cats)! Hopefully this can help bring some excitement back to our much-too-frequent movie nights these days. A purchase of each screening gives you access to the film for five days. Happy viewing!
Welcome to the Healthy Living Room at the YMCA!, tinyurl.com/yaj6oeb9
The YMCA has created a Healthy Living Room to be a community resource. These imagineers are hard at work to increase people’s capacity to maintain both their mental and physical health during this time. The videos range from intermediate exercises to tai chi, with plenty of senior content as well. If you have dollars to spare, you can also donate to the YMCA, as their staff is working hard to stay in touch with senior community members and all others. So far, they have made over 1,000 phone calls and sent countless emails to keep seniors socially engaged and offer them access to vital resources like the Healthy Living Room.
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the Apr. 22-28, 2020 issue.