Have Fun With Fungi and Say Goodbye With Kafka

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication.


Explore stories of Manhattan’s Chinatown during the pandemic in an online exhibition from Poster House, a museum devoted to the art of posters. Last March 15, Grace Young, a culinary historian and cookbook author, and Dan Ahn, a photographer and videographer, interviewed business and restaurant owners in the neighborhood. The project, which documents the wide-ranging toll the virus crisis has taken on Chinatown, is available to view for free on Poster House’s website.

When Anytime

Where posterhouse.org/special-project/corona-virus-chinatown-stories


Celebrate Indigenous female chefs with a cooking class from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the University of Minnesota’s Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute. Each month, from February to July, as part of an initiative sponsored by the Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition, an Indigenous female chef shares a recipe and her culinary expertise. This month, Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart, an enrolled citizen of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and an owner and the executive chef of Etiquette Catering Company, will prepare slow-roasted buffalo and blackberry wojapi, a berry sauce, over hasselback squash with an apple cider vinegar reduction. This event is free, and attendance is capped at 1,000.

When 1 p.m.

Where hfhl.umn.edu/indigenouschefs

Join the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen for a discussion about his new novel, “The Committed,” with the fellow writer Min Jin Lee. Mr. Nguyen will take viewers into the pages of his latest book and answer audience questions. Admission, presented by Left Bank Books and Grove Press, requires the purchase of a copy of the book.

When 8 p.m.

Where left-bank.com/event/viet-thanh-nguyen-committed


Commemorate Deaf History Month with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston’s “A.S.L. Night,” which celebrates the art, language and culture of the deaf community. The evening will include performances, art activities and a museum tour, all presented in American Sign Language by deaf artists, performers and tour guides. Voice interpretation and open captions will also be available. The event, which is in partnership with DEAF, Inc., the Boston Children’s Hospital Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and the Massachusetts State Association of the Deaf, is free.

When 7 p.m.

Where mfa.org/event/community-celebrations/asl-night?event=9599

Watch a virtual reading of selected short stories about fame and infamy, hosted by the writer, performer and video-maker Dylan Marron. The actors Bryan Cranston, Michelle Buteau, Moses Ingram, Miriam Shor and others will perform pieces by Jade Jones, Tania James, Kenneth Calhoun and Fiona Maazel. Tickets to this prerecorded event, presented by Symphony Space, are $15.

When 7:30 p.m.

Where symphonyspace.org/events/virtual-selected-shorts-fame-infamy-with-dylan-marron


Listen to a conversation with the artist Yuri Shimojo, whose series, “Memento Mori,” which is dedicated to the people who died during the earthquake, tsunami and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, will have its United States premiere at Praise Shadows Art Gallery in Brookline, Mass. On the 10th anniversary of the disaster, Ms. Shimojo will speak with Yng-Ru Chen, the founder of the gallery, and Gennifer Weisenfeld, a professor of art, art history and visual studies at Duke University, about resilience in times of crisis, including during the coronavirus pandemic. This event, which is presented by the Duke University Alumni Association, is free. Registration is required.

When 8 p.m.

Where rsvp.duke.edu/d/cjqpby


Explore the biodiversity of macrofungi in a talk with the mushroom expert Roy Halling, presented by the New York Botanical Garden. Dr. Halling, who is an emeritus curator of mycology at the botanical garden, will share a few highlights from his career, which includes describing over 80 new fungi species, as well as answer questions about macrofungi, such as mushrooms and other large fungi species, and their importance in ecosystems. This event is free.

When 11 a.m.

Where nybg.org/event/a-bolete-story-50-years-of-macrofungi


Sing along with a family-friendly musical event presented by Carnegie Hall. The teaching artist Emily Eagen and the Grammy-nominated singer Falguni Shah, known as Falu, will be joined by the guest musician Deep Singh in a performance showcasing some of the rhythms of India with songs like “Allahoo” and Ms. Shah’s own “Pots and Pans.” This free event is open to all, but it will focus on inspiring children 2 to 5 to learn about music. A recording of the event will be available for on-demand viewing on Carnegie Hall’s website.

When 10 a.m.

Where Carnegie Hall’s Facebook and YouTube pages


Watch a performance of “Letter to My Father” by Franz Kafka, based on a letter an ailing Kafka wrote to his own father. This interactive production, presented by the M-34 company and developed by James Rutherford and Michael Guagno, is directed by Mr. Rutherford and performed by Mr. Guagno. Audience members will have the option to switch between camera angles and interfaces to create a personalized viewing experience. This event is free, but registration is required.

When 3 p.m.

Where m-34.org/kafka

Listen to a musical performance by the Music Institute of Chicago Chorale and nearly 40 international singers. Conducted by Daniel Wallenberg, this event will feature performers from Argentina, Britain, France and other countries, and include works by Beethoven, William Byrd, Morten Lauridsen and more. Tickets to this concert, which is premiering live but includes prerecorded songs, are free. Registration closes four hours before the event and is required.

When 3 p.m.

Where musicinst.org/march14-chorale

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