“TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.” –BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Outings, Activities, events and Classes Available in your home
Today's Fitness Class from the YMCA:
The YMCA now has a Virtual Fit and Well for Seniors at https://www.ymcadc.org/virtual-fit-well/.
Norman Greene's Tai Chi https://youtu.be/QKR7r6Jc5Fw
Norman Greene's Tai Chi, Intermediate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8qmx-3vn_w&feature=youtu.be
Norman Greene's Tai Chi, Advanced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnhQ6F-vGCY&feature=youtu.be
Two-Minute Guided Mindful Meditation for Spring - Do you have two minutes? That's enough time to recharge and refocus. Take a quick break to enjoy this spring-inspired guided meditation, led by Neda Gould, PhD, director of the Johns Hopkins Mindfulness Program.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V3OU_NF4qs
Sibley Seniors Association Meditation and Mindfulness sessions:
Tuesday 11 to noon
Live Video Link https://zoom.us/j/994748141?pwd=aGJaL1k4dlAyRlRXUFdaR3Qvei9pQT09
Meeting ID: 994 748 141
If you prefer to use a phone to call into the practice, you can dial the following: (301) 715 8592 Meeting ID: 994 748 141
Thursday 1 to 2 p.m.
Live video link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/436146735
Meeting ID: 436 146 735
If you prefer to use a phone to call into the practice, you can dial the following: (312) 626-6799 Meeting ID 436146735
DC Eagle Cam: check out the bald eagle pair nesting in a tulip poplar tree at the Arboretum. There's a camera live-streaming the nest. And we have some new eaglets in southwest Florida at https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html.
Netflix Parties -- Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows. Only works on Chrome browser. www.netflixparty.com
DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city’s official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the city, the nation’s capital, and the nation. Learn more about specific buildings and take virtual thematic tour.
Memorial for Us All: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, many rituals we hold dear are no longer possible. As we find our footing in this new terrain, faith leaders have enlisted New York City artists and Lincoln Center to offer a weekly Memorial for Us All. Music unlocks thoughts, feelings, and memories that unite and free us. These memorials allow music to begin to heal us all, as it has in so many rituals since the beginning of time. Each Sunday at 6:00 p.m., they premiere a new community remembrance in the form of a short concert honoring and celebrating those who have left us too soon.
Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara will lead the fourth Memorial For Us All on Sunday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Kennedy Center Digital Stage -- https://www.kennedy-center.org/digital-stage
Milo Trio plays Beethoven's Trio #1 in Eb and Brahms' Trio #1 Op - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftrjaKkzZW0&t=987s
Broadway Coronavirus Medley - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n1OCZRann8w&feature=youtu.be
First You Dream (Signature Theatre) https://youtu.be/L8MfaxCkAtk
Virtual Choir "Va pensiero" ("Nabucco" by G. Verdi) - International Opera Choir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTVXEGIS3LE&feature=youtu.be
Shakespeare at the Globe Theater - Free on Globe Player https://globeplayer.tv/
‘The Winter’s Tale’ (2018), May 18-31
‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ (2018), June 1-14
‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ (2019), June 15-28
Folger Sharkepeare Company Macbeth -- Online free through July 1.
Plays at the National Theatre (London) https://www.timeout.com/london/news/the-national-theatre-is-going-to-stream-a-free-play-every-thursday-night-032620
Barber Shop Chronicles by Inua Ellams | Free National Theatre Full Performance
The Met’s series of free Nightly Opera Streams continues with a week of outstanding performances from the award-winning Live in HD series. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
The streams are also available through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. To access them without logging in, click “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.
Filmfest DC at Home -- The Washington, DC International Film Festival is pleased to present a virtual series of films, Filmfest DC at Home. Here's an opportunity to see films you may have missed in previous Filmfest DC programs.Viewing is free-of-charge and films include recent audience favorites as well as some surprises. Filmfest DC at Home offers the quality of innovative and entertaining films you have come to appreciate during our annual festivals.
"Mr. Jones"(NR) tells the story of an ambitious young journalist, Gareth Jones, who travels to Moscow on the eve of WW2 to uncover the truth behind Stalin’s propaganda. When he gets a tip that could expose the Holodomor famine, Jones goes on a life-or-death journey to uncover the truth behind the façade. It is based on the true story that would later inspire George Orwell’s seminal book "Animal Farm". "The story has a timely resonance, given today’s attitudes about “fake news” and the attacks on journalism from on high." -Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
"Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy"(NR) earns a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, and more, the film provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. A two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, (but prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”.) "The 81-minute documentary would be entertaining at twice the length." -Pat Padua, The Washington Post
Live virtual Q&A on Sat 5/23 at 8pm with chef Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), two-time James Beard semifinalist Gabriela Cámara (A Tale of Two Kitchens), The New York Times City Kitchen columnist David Tanis, and director Elizabeth Carroll.
Receiving a 97% rating on RottenTomatoes "Life Itself" is part of the series Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs. 10% of every ticket sale will be distributed to a charity of the filmmaker’s choice. Filmmaker Steve James chronicles the life of film critic Roger Ebert, especially his career highlights, his battle with alcohol, and his sometimes ruthless rivalry with fellow critic Gene Siskel. "If you aren't moved by 'Life Itself' you ought to have your heart examined." - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Live virtual Q&A on Wed 5/27 with Chaz Ebert in conversation with director Steve James.
"Up From the Streets: New Orleans, City of Music"(NR), "RBG"(PG), "Someone, Somewhere"(NR), "The Booksellers"(NR), and "Driveways"(NR) continue to be available.
Below are the dates for each session:
June Minis with 90-minute study groups held once-a-week for 4 weeks, June 1-26. Minis will be held via Zoom. The membership fee for Minis is $100 to take up to 3 classes. View OLLI Minis courses.
July Shorts with 3-, 4-, and 5-day, 90-minute immersion study groups, July 13-17. The membership fee for July Shorts is $75 to take up to 3 study groups. Shorts will be held via Zoom unless there is a change in circumstances closer to that time. View July Shorts courses.
OLLI is a dynamic and wonderful community. While we dearly miss meeting in person and sharing coffee between classes, we are so grateful for the chance to study together and see each other through Zoom. For more information, visit https://olli-dc.org, email email@example.com, or call 202-895-4860.
Friday nights at 5:00 p.m. is happy hour at The Frick with a discussion of a painting by one of the museum’s curators.
MOMA just launched their long-awaited Dorothea Lange: Words and Pictures exhibit.
Christopher Wheeldon's Carousel (A Dance), filmed on September 29, 2018.
Featuring Lauren Lovette and Tyler Angle with Emilie Gerrity, Peter Walker, Kristen Segin, and Ralph Ippolito.
Introduced by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
Tuesday, May 26
George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations, filmed on January 28, 2015.
Featuring Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veytte. Introduced by former NYCB Principal Dancer and School of American Ballet Chairman of Faculty Kay Mazzo.
Friday, May 30
21st Century Choreographers
Justin Peck's Easy, filmed on May 3, 2018 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Claire Kretzschmar, Unity Phelan, Indiana Woodward, Preston Chamblee, Harrison Coll, and Sean Suozzi.
Pam Tanowitz's Bartók Ballet (excerpt), filmed on May 2, 2019 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Indiana Woodward, Sarah Villwock, Miriam Miller, Mira Nadon, Rachel Hutsell, Emily Kikta, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Jonathan Fahoury with FLUX Quartet, guest musicians.
Alexei Ratmansky's Voices (excerpt), filmed on January 30, 2020 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Lauren Lovette, Ask la Cour, Joseph Gordon, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Roman Mejia, Andrew Veyette.
Gianna Reisen's Composer’s Holiday (excerpt), filmed on September 28, 2017 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Christina Clark, Emma Von Enck, Gilbert Bolden III, Roman Mejia.
Kyle Abraham's The Runaway (excerpt), filmed on January 31, 2019.
Featuring Taylor Stanley.
Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing (excerpt), filmed on January 26, 2017 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Robert Fairchild and Justin Peck.
Mauro Bigonzetti's Oltremare (excerpt), filmed on April 23, 2019.
Featuring Maria Kowroski, Brittany Pollack*, Georgina Pazcoguin, Megan LeCrone, Tyler Angle, Andrew Veyette, Peter Walker, and Christopher Grant* (*first time in role).
Introduced by NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck.