Happy Sunday MMT Fam! I pray everyone is enjoying a safe holiday weekend. Here is week fourteen’s virtual list featuring TV, online and streaming suggestions that you and/or the family can enjoy from home. Don’t forget that events are also shared on Instagram and/or the MMT Facebook page throughout the week, so hit those hyperlinks and give me a follow!
- Our friends at the Philadelphia Film Society are continuing virtual streaming offerings of newly released and recommended films, including titles like “John Lewis: Good Trouble” (trailer below), “Miss Juneteenth,” and “Denise Ho – Becoming The Song.” PFS is also highly recommending a podcast for all you Denzel Washington fans called Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period, featuring W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery. Get additional information about all these events and more at the official website here.
- The African American Museum in Philadelphia is offering two programs you can participate in virtually this week. The first is the exhibition “Through His Eyes: Youth Activism in the Civil Rights Era in Philadelphia,” described as “an online exhibition that pulls from the Jack T. Franklin photographic collection at AAMP to explore.” The exhibit is guest curated by AAMP’s summer 2019 graduate intern, Rachel Nelson.” Next up, is a Zoom-hosted program taking place this Thursday, July 9 entitled “The Way We Mourn: Discussing Black Grief & Memorials in Uncertain Times.” Towson University social epidemiologist Sharon Jones-Eversley, University of Missouri grief specialist Tashel Bordere and Terry Funeral Home owner Gregory Burrell will compose a panel discussing community loss and recovery – that will be moderated by Inquirer reporter Cassie Owens. A memorial will immediately follow for Black lives lost, welcoming attendees to share the names of loved ones who have transitioned for a public remembrance. Both events are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required for Thursday’s event, and a link subsequently will be emailed to registrants. Click the hyperlinks above or get additional information at the official website here.
- World Cafe Live has a couple of free streaming events that you can participate in as well. The first is a Zoom-hosted Quizzo event – Virtual West Wing Quizzo – hosted by Chris Fish this Wednesday,July 8. West Wing-related costumes, Zoom backgrounds, and creative name names are encouraged. But space is limited, and tickets are more than halfway sold out, so don’t wait to register. Tickets are $10 and all ages are welcomed. If you have any younger family members interested in writing, this next event is for them! World Cafe Live partnered Mighty Writers when the pandemic hit to offer young people a new way to be heard. Participants can hear snapshots from the unprecedented Spring project and chat with the artists about their work, inspiration, and lives at an event scheduled next Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Mighty Songs for the Moment, A Poetry and Music Virtual Release Celebration will feature poetry and songs from 8 student writers plus World Cafe Live teaching artist Ami Yares. This virtual event is FREE to attend, but you must RSVP for the Zoom link. Additional information is available for both at worldcafelive.com.
- Lastly, our friends at the Wizard World Virtual Experience have released additional schedule info as follows: On Monday, July 6 Georgia Hurst and Lucy Martin from the cast of “Vikings” will appear at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m PT. Thursday, July 9, it’s two memorable characters from Mel Brooks’ “Blazing Saddles,” Burton Gilliam and Rodney Allen Rippy, beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. And on Sunday, July 18, four stars of “Sons of Anarchy,” Dayton Callie, Michael Ornstein, Rusty Coones and Timothy V. Murphy, take the virtual stage at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. 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, obtain info and purchase tickets at wizardworld.com/comiccon.
That’s it for now family. If you come across any events you’d like to see shared, send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll review it for upcoming lists!
Until next thought, Thomasena