Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

Gold Diggers of 1933 | At-Home Discussion: Video Introduction, Zoom Discussion and Q&A
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.
Cinema Arts Centre
Live stream only
www.cinemaartscentre.org
Join film historian Philip Harwood for a discussion on one of the greatest Hollywood musicals, which featured Busby Berkeley choreography and brightened an otherwise dark year during the Depression ($7).

2020 Lasker Public Lecture with Immunologist Arturo Casadevall
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.
Secret Science Club
Live stream only
www.secretscienceclub.blogspot.com
Cut through the coronavirus noise with immunologist Arturo Casadevall, who joins the Secret Science Club to explain why the investigation of convalescent plasma and antibody-based therapies is important—no matter the outcome for our current pandemic—and how it may help in the search for other treatments and preventions (free).

Casper ter Kuile in Conversation with Tara Isabella Burton: The Power of Ritual in the Time of COVID
Thursday, Sept. 24 7 p.m.
92nd Street Y
Live stream only
www.92y.org
Harvard Divinity School fellow Casper ter Kuile believes we are in the midst of a paradigm shift, as old notions of religion and community fall away. He makes the case for the use of intentionality in fighting back against isolation in his new book, The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices ($15).

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