Things To Do At Home

This week, discover the cultural and societal impact of sneakers, practice your math skills or explore what a net zero climate might look like.,

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Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication.

Monday

Discover the cultural and societal impact of sneakers in a discussion presented by Apollo Theater Education, Harlem 2020 and GoodThin.gs. The panel will include Chris Emdin, a Columbia University professor and the author of “Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation”; Tami Gamble, founder of Girly Shop Teacher; Jeffrey Alan Henderson, founder of And Them; and others. This event is free, but a donation is encouraged. Registration is required.

When 7 p.m.

Where apollotheaters.org/event/career-panel-footprint/

Test your math skills with an exercise from the National Museum of Mathematics in New York. Participants are invited to learn about mathematical proofs and patterns of odd and even numbers by experimenting with chess boards and dominoes. While the class is intended for adults 50 and older, all age groups are welcome. Tickets cost $15, and attendance is capped at 95.

When 2 p.m.

Where momath.org/senior-sessions

Tuesday

Unearth the National Museum of Natural History‘s collection of gems with Jeffrey Post, the curator of the U.S. National Gem and Mineral Collection. In a live presentation, Mr. Post will talk about the history, mystery and scandals behind some of the world’s most famous gemstones, including the Hope Diamond. Tickets to this event, which is presented by Smithsonian Associates, cost $25, and registration closes at 4:45 p.m.

When 6:45 p.m.

Where smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/smithsonian-national-gem-collection-unearthed

Wednesday

Tune in to a conversation between the authors Michael Lewis and Geraldine Brooks, presented by Live Talks Los Angeles. Mr. Lewis will speak about his new book, “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story,” which follows a biochemist, a public health worker and a federal government employee who worked in the White House as they confront the pandemic. Tickets cost $35, and include a signed copy of the book.

When 9 p.m.

Where livetalksla.org/events/michael_lewis

Thursday

Explore what net zero emissions might look like in a discussion presented by The New York Times and Morgan Stanley. The Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Matt Dwyer, vice president of product impact and innovation at Patagonia; and other experts to explore how the economy can transform in the fight against climate change. The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, will also be in conversation with Motoko Rich, The Times’s Tokyo bureau chief, to discuss the city’s plan to integrate circular strategies in policy. Finally, The Times’s international events manager, Whitney Richardson, will discuss the impact art has on climate-change awareness with Alice Aedy, a documentary photographer and filmmaker, and Daiara Tukano, an Indigenous activist and artist. This event is free to attend, and registration is required.

When 1:30 p.m.

Where nytimes.com/2021/04/30/climate/net-zero-circular-economy-climate-event.html

Dive into the work of the photographer Dawoud Bey, presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art. Josh Lubin-Levy, a Joan Tisch senior teaching fellow at the Whitney Museum, will examine Mr. Bey’s work, which centers on underrepresented and marginalized communities and their histories. This event is free, and registration is required.

When 12 p.m.

Where whitney.org/events/art-history-from-home-may-20-21

Friday

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s album “What’s Going On,” with a concert led by the Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride followed by a conversation with those who knew Mr. Gaye best. The round-table discussion will feature his widow, Janis Gaye, and David Ritz, author of “Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye,” as well as the music journalist Nelson George, the writer and critic Angelika Beener and the music director Steven Reineke. Tickets to this event, presented by 92Y, are $15.

When 7 p.m.

Where 92y.org/event/marvin-gaye-what-s-going-on-at-50

Watch a conversation about food in the Black community and its effect on American culture. Carla Hall, a TV chef on “The Chew” and the author of “Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration,” and Tonya Hopkins, the founder of The Food Griot, will be discussing the history of Black food and their personal memories tied to it. This event, presented by the New York Botanical Garden Humanities Institute, is free to attend.

When 11 a.m.

Where nybg.org/food-dialogues

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Saturday

Spend your Saturday morning with the drag queen and storyteller Vanessa LeDiva, who will read aloud the children’s book “The Lady With the Ship on Her Head” as part of the Corning Museum of Glass‘s “Sparkling Drag Storytime.” The reading, which is presented in partnership with Card Carrying Books & Gifts, will be followed by a craft session taught by the educator Kathryn Aguilar, who will show participants how to make an 18th-century-inspired wig from household items. This event is free, and intended for children ages 4 to 10.

When 10 a.m.

Where whatson.cmog.org/family-programs/sparkling-drag-storytime

Sunday

Explore the history and culture of Los Angeles’s Chinatown in an interactive online exhibition from the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif., the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library. The exhibition uses archival images, videos and interviews with community members to tell the story of the neighborhood, which, when built in 1938, was the first Chinatown in the United States to be planned and owned by people of Chinese decent. This event is free.

When Anytime

Where exhibits.lapl.org/chinatown

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