What to Do At Home This Week


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.

Raise a toast to the artist Frida Kahlo on what would be her 113th birthday (though Ms. Kahlo, a passionate Communist, was known to claim that her birthday coincided with the start of the Mexican Revolution, which began in the fall of 1920). The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington celebrates the painter at this virtual happy hour, which includes a look at Ms. Kahlo’s work and personal letters.

When 5:30 p.m.

Where nmwa.org

Grab your apron and roll up your sleeves for Christina Tosi’s baking club. Ms. Tosi, the pastry chef and founder of Milk Bar (which The Times called a “dessert empire”), hosts a daily live baking club on her Instagram. She’s previously revealed her secrets to making the perfect cheese soufflé (hint: They “wait for no one”) and shared tips for cake truffles and dozens of other recipes.

When 2 p.m.

Where Christina Tosi Instagram

Take a virtual tour of the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The majority of its galleries reopen to the public this week, but for those unable to make it in person, an exhibition on its website called “Founding Myths: From Hercules to Darth Vader” chronicles how artists of all kinds have breathed new life into ancient tales. Or get an eyeful of the Mona Lisa — either in VR or through 360-degree video — with the free Louvre app.

When Anytime

Where louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, presents an online conversation between the author and Columbia University writing teacher Lynn Steger Strong, whose new novel, “Want,” was labeled a book to watch for in July by The Times, and Rumaan Alam, the author of the novels “Rich and Pretty” (2017) and “That Kind of Mother” (2019). Topics include Ms. Strong’s writing process, motherhood, class and anxiety, all prevalent themes in her novel.

When 7 p.m.

Where booksaremagic.net/calevents

As part of a discussion series on recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, learn more about the court’s ruling last month striking down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with one abortion provider. Jessica Levinson, a professor at the nearby Loyola Law School, moderates a panel featuring Dahlia Lithwick of Slate and other experts.

When 8 p.m.

Where hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events

Tap (apologies!) into your inner Savion Glover with the American Tap Dance Foundation’s Virtual Rhythm in Motion Concert. This year’s program features works created by the group’s artists-in-residence from 2014 to 2019, as directed and curated by ATDF’s founder Tony Waag.

When 8 p.m.

Where atdf.org/events/virtual-rhythm-in-motion-concert

Birds do it, bees do it … dinosaurs did it? It’s strange, and true! Atlas Obscura’s Dino 101 online experience gets into all the details of what happened when a mommy brontosaurus and a daddy brontosaurus liked each other. The session costs $7 per device (and is very much not recommended for children).

When 9 p.m.

Where atlasobscura.com/experiences

Practice your salutation au soleil and chien tête en bas ahead of Bastille Day with an hourlong Vinyasa yoga session en Français (and some English). $15, by way of Coucou French Classes.

When 10 a.m.

Where coucoufrenchclasses.com/online-workshops

Round up your little ones for story time with Jaimal Yogis, a writer and surfer, thanks to Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn. Mr. Yogis reads his book “Mop Rides the Waves of Life,” which tells how one little boy navigates conflicts at his school by channeling the same techniques he uses when he hangs 10.

When 11:30 a.m.

Where greenlightbookstore.com/event

Celebrate the ingenuity and legacy of Milton Glaser — the graphic designer who co-founded New York magazine and later created the “I ♥ NY” logo, and who died June 26 — by streaming a documentary about him. The director Wendy Keys’s insightful portrait “Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight,” from 2008 is available to rent on the film distributor Kino Lorber’s website for $4.99.

When Anytime

Where kinonow.com

By Adriana Balsamo and Hilary Moss

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