Spring jazz programming is in full swing once more — most of it nonetheless digital, however a few of it in individual. The large occasion on Friday is International Jazz Day, an annual UNESCO-sponsored celebration now in its 10th 12 months, which culminates within the All-Star Global Concert, streaming at jazzday.com at 5 p.m. Eastern time, with artists together with Herbie Hancock, Melissa Aldana and Angélique Kidjo beaming in from internationally. (PBS stations will air a particular documentary on International Jazz Day at eight p.m.)
Separately, at 7 p.m., as a part of a seamless weekly YouTube sequence, “Fire Fridays: The Cats Talk Back,” from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the pianist Anthony Wonsey will give a livestreamed trio performance, adopted by a lecture on gender roles in African-American music by the musicologist Maya Cunningham.
On Friday and Saturday night time, a pair of festivals are taking place in different cities: The Chicago Jazz String Summit, organized by the cellist Tomeka Reid, will stream on its web site; and the primary Bayfront Jazz Festival is going down in individual in Miami but additionally broadcasting at live.eluv.io/bayfront-jazz-festival.
Pandemic closures pressured the Museum of the Moving Image to pause “Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey,” its exhibition on the making of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” But it’s going to return when the museum reopens to members and sure different ticket holders on Friday and to most people on Saturday, as will common screenings of the film, that are open to all beginning Friday. Beginning this weekend, “2001” will present on alternating Friday evenings on 70-millimeter movie and each Sunday afternoon on digital projection.
The museum may also play Kubrick’s different options, beginning with “Dr. Strangelove” (on Sunday and May 7), and convey again its long-running See It Big! sequence, which this month contains the Kubrick undertaking that Steven Spielberg completed, “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (on May 9 and 15), from, effectively, 2001.
The museum requests that guests evaluate its safety guidelines prematurely. For info on hours and tickets, go to movingimage.us.
Getting ‘Salty’ for Cystic Fibrosis
For the previous 4 years, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has produced the stand-up occasion “Get Salty” on the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, Calif., attracting well-known humorous individuals corresponding to Sarah Silverman to boost funds to struggle the illness. Since the Store hasn’t fairly absolutely reopened but this 12 months, the muse has pivoted to an area that straddles the actual and digital worlds: the InCrowd Interactive Stage. On it, performers are surrounded by a semicircle of screens populated by viewers members in attendance by way of Zoom.
Muhammad Ali was such a larger-than-life determine that it may be exhausting to think about him as something apart from a world champion. But Idris Goodwin has finished precisely that in “And in This Corner: Cassius Clay,” from the Atlantic for Kids division of Atlantic Theater Company.
Directed by Reggie D. White, this episodic audio adaptation of Goodwin’s stage play follows the boxer, who was born Cassius Clay Jr., from age 12 to 22. Showing that Cassius (Franck Juste) was delicate to injustice — he defeats the neighborhood bully — the script additionally chronicles his interior battle over becoming a member of a extra wide-reaching struggle: the battle for civil rights.
This nuanced work, which requires reservations, might be streamed free — as 4 segments or as one 55-minute efficiency — on Atlantic’s web site at the least by way of May 24. YouTube listening events of the complete manufacturing may also happen each Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time. These might be adopted by a dialogue with the director and solid on Saturday, and a make-your-own-radio-play workshop on May 15.
Art & Museums
An Obstructed Path Toward Progress
After the conviction of Derek Chauvin, determining the place we’re in what President Biden referred to as our “march toward justice in America” is tough. To present perspective, the New-York Historical Society is providing “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” free on its web site. The exhibition, which appeared at the society in 2018 and ’19 and has been touring the nation since, explores how deeply rooted the circumstances of George Floyd’s homicide — and plenty of different violent acts prefer it — really are.
Assembled from pictures taken when “Black Citizenship” was on the Atlanta History Center earlier this 12 months, this on-line model permits guests to enlarge photographs of objects and click on on panoramas for a 360-degree view. Beginning with Dred Scott’s struggle for citizenship, the exhibition strikes by way of the occasions that led to the institution of liberties for Black Americans after which reveals how they persevered when Jim Crow legal guidelines took a lot of these liberties away, highlighting the push and pull of progress that has lengthy characterised the lives of Black individuals on this nation.