With some of us still working from home and trying to stay in a little more often, online events are help to keep us busy. Whether its too learn how to make bread from scratch, cook complex dinners, or to learn new yoga poses these online events happen all the time, you just have to know where to look.
April 17-23 – The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books:
The LA Times have put together a full week of online events with artists, writers, filmmakers, to have one on one conversations, panels, virtual readings by your favorite authors and many more exciting events. There are so many great events that we are also looking forward too, such as the conversation, presented by the Ray Bradbury Foundation, about Science Fiction and Memoirs with Terry Crews and Rebecca Kind Crews, creators of the Audible Original Stronger Together, in Conversation with Micheal Ordoña.
April 22-24 – Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival:
Three days dedicated to understanding environmental conditions and ways to help our climate through leadership positions. You are welcome to join in on conversations with climate leaders, get into the groove with musical performances and art contests, build community and connect with eco-minded exhibitors, and learn how you can lean into climate action at this urgent moment. The three day event goes into discussing different areas where environmental leadership needs to grow, in youth, business, and community.
April 23-26 – Living Earth Virtual Festival:
For Earth Day, the Smithsonian Institution will be available on demand. They will be showing the National Museum of the American Indian’s annual Living Earth festival, bringing together native innovators dedicated to using indigenous knowledge about the environment and ecosystems that protect and sustain growth. Through cooking demonstrations and film screenings, this festival explains agricultural trends and sustainability in Indigenous communities and Native owned business.
April 24 – May 3 – 5th Avenue Arts Festival:
This arts festival is a celebration of the Historic African American Community and their rich culture through arts and other activities. there will be a virtual event and all vendor and artist booths will be free. It began in the summer of 1979 when a group of university students worked together to organize an event to share and promote the rich cultural history of the Fifth Ave/Seminary Lane community. The festival is part of a permanent exhibit at the Library of congress in Washington D.C. and is listed in Florida Black Heritage Trails.
April 26 – May 2 – Micheaux Film Festival:
This Film Festival is a multi cultural festival that showcases and celebrates representation in entertainment. It creates a community that gives artist an opportunity to tell their unique stories. The festival is named after Oscar Micheaux, a pioneer film maker who is described as one of the most successful African-American filmmakers of the first half of the 20th century.
April 30 – Phillys All City Jazz Festival:
Philly’s All City Jazz Festival is an all-day virtual event that features Masterclasses and student performances. Students, parents, and the public are invited to tune into the performances. The program includes the All-City Jazz showcase, presenting the most accomplished jazz students of the School district of Philadelphia.