Wow, No Thank You: With Samantha Irby and Angela Garbes
6 p.m., donations encouraged
Streaming info and registration: tinyurl.com/y9h2fotw
Author and comedian Samantha Irby will be joined by Seattle-based writer Angela Garbes for a livestream conversation about her book of essays “Wow, No Thank You,” her experiences in Hollywood, life in a blue town in a red state and other confessionary tales from her life. This conversation is sure to have you laughing and, honestly, probably inspired! If you’re an aspiring comedian or writer, these are two people who would be great to learn from. Also, if you’re looking for a lockdown book, “Wow, No Thank You” is excellent and available at many local Seattle shops.
Women’s Travel Book Club
7 p.m., free
Zoom info and registration: tinyurl.com/ybmkfpel
While physical travel is out of the question these days, it’s an absolutely perfect time to travel ~mentally~. By that I mean read a book, ideally a book about a person who did go (to another place) to experience life and then tell us about it — the next best thing to travelling abroad when we all don’t go anywhere. Enter: “The Year of Living Danishly,” written by Helen Russell about a year abroad. What’s it like to live in the happiest country on earth? Seriously, when you land at the Copenhagen airport, a huge sign welcomes you and reminds you of this fact. So, what do the Danes get right? Or wrong? Take a trip in the book and find out, and then discuss it all with your new club.
Solitude Social Club: Literary Happy Hour with Marie-Helene Bertino
5 p.m., free
Registration and Zoom info: tinyurl.com/ycph7n2a
Hugo House is bringing together readers and writers through their literary happy hours hosted on Zoom. Every happy hour will feature a guest writer — in this case, Marie-Helene Bertino, who will share how they’ve been finding happiness through art during these trying times. After the conversation, there is the opportunity to break into smaller groups so people can actually have a chance to speak together and get to know each other. This will be a lovely event for readers, writers and those with an interest in the arts to find a place to connect over a shared passion.
7–9 p.m., $55, Tickets and Zoom, info: tinyurl.com/y9vloqc5
Looking for a labor-intensive but educational activity? Make some tasty eclairs! The class will be taught on Zoom and a full list of ingredients will be sent to you prior to class for you to get fully prepared. Also, you will receive a recording of the Zoom session so you can reference it the next time you feel like being fancy and making eclairs. Transform your home into a French bistro with these delicious pastries. Plus, what’s better motivation to get out of bed than knowing you made yourself a pastry for the occasion? Nothing!
Beer Barre with EshelYoga
5:30–6:30 p.m., donations encouraged
Facebook Live info: tinyurl.com/yachlemw
There are two types: people who can work out at home and people who can’t. This event is pretty much perfect for both. All you need is a yoga mat, two small weights (a can of beans or wine bottles work as well!) and a cold beer waiting for you in the fridge. EshelYoga will be instructing you through a full barre class via their livestream, and at the end, you get to enjoy a beer together — how’s that for some motivation? Donations are encouraged as 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to Seattle Foundation’s covid Response Fund. With this event, you can do good, feel good and look good: triple threat.
Jet City Improv: Comedy in Quarantine
7:30 p.m., $5 minimum suggested donation
Tickets and Twitch info: tinyurl.com/yc4u6y74
Jet City Improv will be bringing together improvisers from around the country and maybe even the world (!!) to perform comedy remotely. Jet City Improv heavily relies on donations to keep their theatre afloat and to support all of their other initiatives, such as teaching campers and incarcerated youth. Let’s help keep Jet City Improv alive, and they’ll help us keep in good spirits. Then we’ll have places to go and people to laugh with forever and ever.
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 May 13-19, 2020 issue.