Here’s a sampling of the week’s occasions and tune in (all occasions are Japanese). Notice that occasions are topic to alter after publication.
On the eve of World AIDS Day, be part of a free digital screening of the short-film collection “Transmissions,” adopted by a panel dialogue with the artists, produced by the nonprofit Visible AIDS and co-hosted by the Whitney Museum of American Artwork, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Artwork, Los Angeles. The six movies in this system, which will likely be out there on the Visible AIDS web site starting Tuesday, look at the impression of the epidemic outdoors america, in nations together with India and Uganda.
When 6 p.m.
The place visualaids.org/transmissions
Assist the younger aspiring spies in your loved ones crack secret codes and encode their very own secret messages utilizing eight totally different formulation for invisible ink because of the free actions supplied by the Spy Museum in Washington. Simply be ready: High-secret missives could begin showing all through your house.
The place spymuseum.org
Pop in for the 31st installment of “Sonic Gatherings,” a weekly efficiency of recent and improvised materials from the dancer Brandon Collwes and the composer John King, in addition to a rotating solid of collaborators. The pair, each beforehand affiliated with the Merce Cunningham Dance Firm, had been impressed partly by Mr. Cunningham’s site-specific “Occasions” — solely this time, the “web site” is Zoom; dancers regularly broadcast dwell from their properties. Because of this, you’ll really feel such as you’re in on a joyous and intimate secret gathering.
When 6 p.m.
The place tiny.cc/SonicGathering
Be a part of the comic Wyatt Cenac for a energetic night of quick readings that commemorate New York Metropolis: “Chosen Shorts: New York Tales With Wyatt Cenac,” hosted by Symphony Area. Actors similar to Matthew Broderick and Karen Pittman will learn a number of quick tales, essays and poems by writers together with Victor LaValle, Vinson Cunningham and Colum McCann. Tickets value $15.
When 7:30 p.m.
The place symphonyspace.org/occasions
Hearken to Paul Giamatti learn Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” which Mr. Giamatti recorded whereas sheltering in place over the summer time. Then tune in to a dwell dialog between Mr. Giamatti and the Melville biographer Andrew Delbanco, hosted by 92Y. Tickets value $15.
When 7 p.m.
The place 92y.org/occasion/bartleby-the-scrivener
Absorb a free streamed efficiency of Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” by the Metropolitan Opera. Elina Garanca leads the solid as Carmen on this recording of a 2010 efficiency, alongside Roberto Alagna as Don José and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Escamillo. This efficiency of the basic opera, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and carried out by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, is offered to stream free of charge till 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
When 7:30 p.m.
The place metopera.org
Let your middle-schoolers embrace their internal Christian Dior or Rei Kawakubo by means of a digital style workshop, “Trend of the Future,” hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork. Through the three-hour course, which ties into the Costume Institute’s new exhibit, “About Time: Trend and Length,” youngsters will be taught to design clothes for paper dolls by means of collage and drawing. A separate workshop for top schoolers begins at 2 p.m.
When 10 a.m.
The place metmuseum.org/occasions/whats-on
Unfold some pleasure this yr with The New York Instances Cookie Swap. Melissa Clark, a Instances Meals columnist, will show certainly one of her scrumptious cookie recipes, in addition to train viewers the easiest way to pack cookies to ship out to family and friends. Ms. Clark, together with the cooking specialists Dorie Greenspan, Sohla El-Waylly and Samantha Seneviratne, will reply baking questions submitted by viewers. R.S.V.P. to obtain a hyperlink for the occasion.
When 11 a.m.
Discover some readability (and hilarity) with improvised tarot readings hosted by the Tiny Cabinet efficiency venue and led by the comic Brittany Courageous. A panel of comedians and the psychic and astrologer Clarisse Monahan will learn viewers’ tarot playing cards, to various levels of seriousness. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with a minimal of $1; ticket-holders can pre-submit questions for a tarot studying by emailing email@example.com.
When eight p.m.
The place eventbrite.com
Have fun the genius of Billie Vacation with a tribute live performance hosted by 92Y, that includes Veronica Swift, the Emmet Cohen Trio and the Grammy Award winners Catherine Russel and Tivon Pennicott. Tickets value $15, and patrons will obtain a hyperlink to a prerecorded efficiency at three p.m., which will likely be out there to view till Dec. 9.
When three p.m.