Here is a sampling of the week’s occasions and tips on how to tune in (all occasions are Eastern). Note that occasions are topic to vary after publication.
On the eve of World AIDS Day, be a part of a free digital screening of the short-film collection “Transmissions,” adopted by a panel dialogue with the artists, produced by the nonprofit Visual AIDS and co-hosted by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The six movies in this system, which will likely be out there on the Visual AIDS website starting Tuesday, study the affect of the epidemic exterior the United States, in nations together with India and Uganda.
When 6 p.m.
Help 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 offered by the Spy Museum in Washington. Just be ready: Top-secret missives could begin showing all through your property.
Pop in for the 31st installment of “Sonic Gatherings,” a weekly efficiency of latest 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 Company, were inspired partially by Mr. Cunningham’s site-specific “Events” — solely this time, the “site” is Zoom; dancers continuously broadcast reside from their houses. As a end result, you’ll really feel such as you’re in on a joyous and intimate secret gathering.
When 6 p.m.
Join the comic Wyatt Cenac for a energetic night of brief readings that remember New York City: “Selected Shorts: New York Stories With Wyatt Cenac,” hosted by Symphony Space. Actors similar to Matthew Broderick and Karen Pittman will learn a choice of brief tales, essays and poems by writers together with Victor LaValle, Vinson Cunningham and Colum McCann. Tickets value $15.
When 7:30 p.m.
Listen to Paul Giamatti learn Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” which Mr. Giamatti recorded whereas sheltering in place over the summer season. Then tune in to a reside dialog between Mr. Giamatti and the Melville biographer Andrew Delbanco, hosted by 92Y. Tickets value $15.
When 7 p.m.
Take in 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 obtainable to stream at no cost till 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
When 7:30 p.m.
Let your middle-schoolers embrace their interior Christian Dior or Rei Kawakubo by way of a digital trend workshop, “Fashion of the Future,” hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During the three-hour course, which ties into the Costume Institute’s new exhibit, “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” youngsters will study to design clothes for paper dolls by way of collage and drawing. A separate workshop for high schoolers begins at 2 p.m.
When 10 a.m.
Spread some pleasure this yr with The New York Times Cookie Swap. Melissa Clark, a Times Food columnist, will display certainly one of her scrumptious cookie recipes, in addition to educate viewers one of the simplest ways to pack cookies to ship out to family and friends. Ms. Clark, together with the cooking consultants 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.
Find some readability (and hilarity) with improvised tarot readings hosted by the Tiny Cupboard efficiency venue and led by the comic Brittany Brave. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
When eight p.m.
Celebrate the genius of Billie Holiday 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 consumers 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.