Hello MMT Fam! I am putting up this week’s post, more to distract and give myself a quick break from all of the bleak news we’re experiencing currently. I won’t preach or get on a soap box, but I will ask that all the conscious readers, activists, allies, prayer warriors and the like take some time to restore and conserve energy, that you may continue to operate effectively during this time, and continue to be encouraged.
So, here’s my offering of various streaming, TV, and online suggestions that you and/or the family can enjoy from home. And remember many options are also shared on Instagram and/or the MMT Facebook page throughout the week.
- Our friends at the Philadelphia Film Society are continuing virtual streaming offerings of newly released films, including titles like “Military Wives” and “Inheritance,” and kicking of its PFS Speaker Series on Wednesday, June 3 with Academy Award® Winner & Philly-Area Native Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession), who will sit down with PFS Executive Director J. Andrew Greenblatt to discuss Robert Altman’s classic “Nashville (1975),” a film personally selected by McKay for the discussion. The Zoom webinar cost $5 and tickets will be available for purchase until 6:30 PM on June 3. Click HERE to find out where to watch the film before the virtual Q&A, and get additional info by clicking the hyperlinks or here to go to the PFS website.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra is inviting everyone to the FREE event “HearNOW: An At-Home Gala” Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 8 PM ET. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take the virtual stage and guide you through an evening of live interviews and a mix of live and pre-recorded performances from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and renowned guest artists including: Steve Martin, Lang Lang, Nicola Benedetti, and Wynton Marsalis. The event will also include the premiere of Valerie Coleman’s Seven O’Clock Shout, commissioned for musicians performing and recording during social distancing, and honoring frontline workers. Watch from home on the website or Facebook page. This program is free, accessible to all who wish to join, and made possible by the Orchestra’s community of supporters. You can join the donor family by making a gift to The Philadelphia Orchestra here.
- Live Nation is still promoting several events under its Live From Home banner. One is a FREE concert from the (RE) Live BOTTLEROCK Weekly Series, featuring past performances by the legendary Earth, Wind and Fire, Lord Huron, and The Revivalists on Friday, June at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT. The virtual series benefits Crew Nation and Napa Valley Food Bank. Get additional info about the concert and the upcoming shows at the official website here. If you want to help support crews, visit livenation.com/crewnation to donate or buy exclusive merchandise now.
- And lastly, our friends at the Wizard World Virtual Experience have released additional schedule info as follows: the cast of LA Law featuring Corbin Bersen, Harry Hamlin, Jimmy Smits, Blair Underwood, Alan Rachins, Jill Eikenberry, Michele Greene, Michael Tucker, and Susan Ruttan on Tuesday, June 2 at 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT. After that is the cast of Krypton featuring Cameron Cuffe, Ann Ogbomo, and Rasmus Hardiker on Thursday, June 4 1 pm ET/ 10 am PT. Then it’s the cast of Caddyshack featuring Cindy Morgan and Michael O’Keefe also on June 4 at 4 pm ET/ 1 pm PT. And rounding out the week is the cast of Runaways, featuring Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Angel Parker, Annie Wersching, James Marsters, Brigid Brannagh, Brittany Ishibashi and Clarissa Thibeaux, on Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. The live Q&A panels are FREE for fans to view (on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube) and submit questions in text chat. Separately fans may purchase live video chat sessions, recorded videos and autographs. During each session, the celebrities will participate in a free live moderated video Q&A, followed by one-on-one video chats, recorded videos and autographs that are available to purchase. Fans can interact with Wizard Entertainment at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. The 2020 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.
Alright, that’s it for right now family. Please be aware, be vigilant, and stay safe.
Until next thought, Thomasena