What to Do This Week

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Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern).


Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, the executive producers and co-stars of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” reunite for a conversation about the series, which was adapted from Celeste Ng’s 2017 best seller of the same name. The show is set in the 1990s and follows the intertwining lives of two suburban mothers, one white and one black.


When 7 p.m.

Where 92y.org

The New York Public Library’s virtual summer reading camp kicks off today. For the next six weeks, the library will post activities, programs and reading recommendations for children of different age groups. Most of the materials are also available in Chinese, Spanish and Bengali.

When Anytime

Where nypl.org/summerreading


Go inside the studio of Raymond Pettibon, a New York-based artist known for his ink drawings, many of which depict swelling, foamy waves. He discusses the motif and his various inspirations on the David Zwirner galleries’ website, and debuts a new work.

When Anytime

Where davidzwirner.com


Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times journalists and authors of “She Said” — which details how they broke the Harvey Weinstein story in 2017 — speak to Dream Hampton, an award-winning filmmaker and writer. Ms. Hampton served as executive producer for the 2019 documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly.”

When 7 p.m.

Where politics-prose.com/event


Duke University’s Lemur Center houses the largest captive population of the animal for which it is named outside the species’ native habit of Madagascar. Learn about lemurs, one of the planet’s most endangered mammals, with a resident expert every Thursday through July.

When 10 a.m.

Where Duke Lemur Center Facebook Page

The North Carolina Museum of Art offers a live lecture called “A Musical Journey through American Race Relations” hosted by Eric Dozier, an activist and musician. Mr. Dozier discusses themes and key historical figures from the abolition, civil rights, labor and antiwar movements.

When 7 p.m.

Where ncartmuseum.org/calendar


The Lower East Side’s Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents a (digital) evening focused on women’s storytelling called “HerStory,” a show that the venue has produced every year since 2005. The latest iteration — directed, as usual, by the playwright and producer Kraal Charles, known as Kayo — combines elements of merengue, hip-hop and jazz to chronicle the lives of female poets.

When 8 p.m.

Where nuyorican.org


Happy Fourth of July! Here’s list of ways to honor America’s birthday.

Check out Google Arts & Culture’s digital exhibition “Portraits of African Americans,” which features highlights from the National Portrait Gallery. The show includes the painter Kehinde Wiley’s official portrayal of President Barack Obama from 2018, as well as images of Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman that date back to the 19th century.

When Anytime

Where g.co/arts


Leap — and whirl and plié — into summer with an archival performance of Merce Cunningham’s “Summerspace” by the Lyon Opera Ballet. “Cunningham hadn’t set out to evoke nature,” The Times’s Alastair Macaulay once wrote of the 1958 dance. “When first conceiving ‘Summerspace,’ even before titling it, he began to imagine a dance in the round. He proceeded by studying the different trajectories dancers might make from the six various wings.”

When Through July 12

Where opera-lyon.com



By Hilary Moss and Adriana Balsamo

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