#SocialDistancing: Arts & Entertainment at Home

This week’s Arts & Entertainment at home column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.

Heading into another week of social distancing to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, because staying home is the only way we are going to flatten the curve. That doesn’t mean your enjoyment of arts and entertainment is over.

Here’s your guide to the latest happening online to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home:

Live Stream Music & Theater

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  • On Thursday, June 4 at 7 pm, enjoy the Apollo Theater Let’s Stay (In) Together Concert, featuring Kool & the Gang, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, Michael McDonald, and many more!
  • On Friday night, June 5 at 8 pm, enjoy Jazz House KiDS Friday Night Listening Party: Latin Jazz Stars
  • Join  Mayo PAC on Friday, June 5 at 12:30 pm for an originally produced Facebook Live concert by Piano Battle.
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra will connect with audiences at home and around the world through HearNOW: An At-Home Gala on June 6, at 8 pm. The Gala will feature performances by an all-star lineup of guest artists including Wynton Marsalis, Nicola Benedetti, Lang Lang, Steve Martin, and more.
  • On Sunday, June 7, Broadway comes back for a never-before-seen special Tony Awards celebration. Lonny Price hosts the one-hour fundraising event benefitting the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, starting at 6 pm on TonyAwards.com and BroadwayOnDemand.com.

Film & TV

  • Each week, The Montclair Film Discover Together program, shares a weekly schedule and encourages everyone to watch along at home on your own time, on the device of your choice (each film is available on one of the popular streaming services), and share your thoughts online by tagging them @MontclairFilm

Social Distance Events

  • On Sunday, June 6, beginning at 3 pm, The Obamas, Lady Gaga, BTS, and more will give a commencement speech during YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” virtual commencement.
  • On Sunday, June 7 at 4 pm, MPL’s Open Book / Open Mind series presents NY Times editorial board member Jesse Wegman talking about his timely new book, “Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College,” with Jim Johnson, the activist, attorney and former U.S. Treasury official. Participate in a virtual Q&A session with Jesse after the discussion.

Know of any other entertainment to enjoy at home? Please share in comments! 

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