Culture To Do From Your Couch Week 13 Edition
Jacob's Pillow 2020 Online Festival
The longest-running dance festival in the United States now comes directly to you with some of the most beloved performances from the past ten years, a curated series of “PillowTalks” with leaders in the field, an online version of the beloved intergenerational movement class Families Dance Together, and a new Master Class Series from The School at Jacob’s Pillow. The virtual festival will run from Wednesday, July 8 through Saturday, August 29.
Lyra Music Festival 2020
For 10 years, Lyra Music Festival has been bringing classical music to Western Massachusetts. This season, Lyra Music Festival continues virtually, starting Thursday, July 9 with guest artists performing pieces selected in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from their homes. You will have a chance to not only hear the musicians perform, but hear them speak about their music, the pieces they have selected, and their experience during this time.
Green River Festival On The Air
Greenfield Community College’s annual summer festival is online this year, streaming hand-picked live performances from past and present festivals, including interviews, exclusive backstage performances, and more. The festival will feature music from Lake Street Dive, Rubblebucket, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Mavis Staples and more.
The Great British Baking Show — The Finals
Cut to the Finales! This summer you can watch the final episodes of the delectable baking competition that grew into a beloved international phenomenon. Contestants face the demanding but endearing judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, two icons of British baking who are now household names in America. Comedy duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc provide the bakers with much-needed emotional support and comic relief. Watch on NEPM Sundays, starting July 12 at 8 p.m.
Fill Your Living Room with the Met
Nightly streams from the Metropolitan Opera continue! This week enjoy popular favorites like Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, starring Anna Netrebko—as well as a rare presentation of Zandonai’s epic Francesca da Rimini. The exciting lineup also features classic telecasts of Verdi’s Il Trovatore, starring Luciano Pavarotti, and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.
She Leads: Trailblazers of the Past, Present & Future
Celebrate change-making women who have passed the baton from the early Women’s Rights Movements to the leaders of our modern-day society. Hear Fresh Air interviews from 1981 to the present with authors, artists and activists including Toni Morrison, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Alice Walker, Chimamanda Ngozi Aichie, Lizzo and others.
The Eric Carle Museum: Art in Place
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art offers a virtual exhibit created during the COVID-19 pandemic featuring over twenty of today's leading picture book artists. Artists such as Beatrice Alemagna, Sandra Boynton, Ashley Bryan, Raúl Colón share art of various mediums, a self-portraits, and statements about the process of creation during a global pandemic. View the exhibit anytime on the museum’s website.