Here’s a sampling of the week’s occasions and tune in (all instances are Japanese). Notice that occasions are topic to alter after publication.
Discover the historical past of jazz in Washington with the musician, broadcaster and historian Ken Avis, as he discusses what made the town a capital for the style and the way the music has modified by means of the years. This occasion, offered by the Smithsonian Associates, prices $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration closes two hours earlier than the occasion.
When 6:45 p.m.
The place smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/music-city-dc
Hearken to a dialog between Priyanka Chopra Jonas and the creator Glennon Doyle, offered by Reside Talks Los Angeles. The 2 will focus on Ms. Chopra Jonas’s new memoir, “Unfinished,” which recounts the actress and producer’s 20-year, dual-continent profession. Tickets price $38, and embody a signed copy of “Unfinished,” which is on the market to ship solely inside america.
When 9 p.m.
The place livetalksla.org
Watch the Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith carry out a monologue, initially commissioned by the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, exploring the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a Black teenager, in 2014. Offered by the Middle Theater Group, All Arts and eight regional theaters, the manufacturing pulls from Ms. Orlandersmith’s personal interviews with residents within the Ferguson space, and makes use of footage from her efficiency on the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. This occasion is free to observe at any time, though donations are accepted.
The place centertheatregroup.org/digitalstage/digital-stage/until-the-flood-streaming-on-all-arts
Have fun the Lunar New 12 months’s distinctive meals traditions in a chat from the Freer Gallery of Artwork and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which make up the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Museum of Asian Artwork. Jan Stuart, the Melvin R. Seiden curator of Chinese language artwork, will current works from the museum’s assortment that relate to the vacation’s culinary traditions, and Lydia Chang,of the Peter Chang restaurant empire, will share tales about her household’s celebratory dishes. This occasion is free, and attendance is capped at 500.
When 6 p.m.
The place asia.si.edu/lunar-new-year-celebration
Dive deep into the science of attraction and aphrodisiacs with the drag queen Coleslaw, offered by the Museum of Science in Boston. The occasion, which is prerecorded, incorporates a dialog, Q. and A. and a few video games. Coleslaw shall be joined by Martha Hopkins, creator of “The New InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook” to study, ask and play within the identify of science. This occasion is free (though donations are accepted).
When 7:30 p.m.
The place mos.org/discover/subspace/coleslaws-corner
Sit down for a dialogue with Adrian Miller, the James Beard Award-winning creator of “The President’s Kitchen Cupboard,” as he explores the historical past of African-American cooks who cooked in and supported the White Home kitchen in the course of the presidencies of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Barack Obama, amongst others. Mr. Miller will look at how these cooks, cooks and workers members contributed to American developments and tradition by means of their delicacies, and can delve into the tales of those that labored within the White Home and the presidents whom they served. Tickets to this occasion, which is offered by 92Y, are $20. The session shall be recorded and viewable later for many who register.
When 5 p.m.
The place 92y.org/occasion/the-president-s-kitchen-cabinet
Spend the night listening to poetry from COUPLET, a quarterly studying collection produced, curated and hosted by the poet Leah Umansky. The winter version, offered alongside The Crimson Room at KGB Bar and sponsored by Poets & Writers, options work from each established and rising poets, together with Patricia Smith, Shane McCrae and Benjamin Garcia. This occasion is free.
When 7 p.m.
The place poets.org/occasion/winter-edition-couplet-reading-series
Be a part of Ensemble NYC for a night of operatic love songs. That includes well-known artists, resembling Maggie Woolums, the occasion will embody items like Gioachino Rossini’s “Una voce poco fa” and Mozart’s “La ci darem la mano.” A portion of the proceeds shall be donated to West Facet Marketing campaign Towards Starvation. Tickets are need-based and may be bought for as little as $10.
When 7:30 p.m.
The place musae.me/ensemblenyc/experiences/889/canzone-damore
Dance along with your little ones whereas listening to a particular Valentine’s Day live performance from the Laurie Berkner Band. In a dwell efficiency, Ms. Berkner, a kids’s recording artist, will play family-friendly songs, dance with animations and even introduce particular friends. Tickets are $20, and provides viewers entry to each the 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. exhibits.
When 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.
The place dwell.laurieberkner.com
Plan the right Valentine’s Day date night time at dwelling with a efficiency of “Romeo and Juliet,” from Shakespeare’s Globe in London, starring Nathan Welsh as Romeo and Charlotte Beaumont as Juliet. Recorded in 2019, the tragic romance involves life in a duplicate of the unique open-air theater, which opened in 1599, the place the play would have been staged in Shakespeare’s time. The present is free to observe on-line till the top of March.
The place 2019.playingshakespeare.org