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Read, Watch, Listen: October 7, 2020

As we shelter-in-place, it's a lot harder to enjoy our favorite means of entertainment. But, we put together a list of things to read, watch, and listen to keep you entertained from the safety of your home.



In the Country by Mia Alvar

Happy Filipinx-American History Month! Check out this awesome collection of short stories focusing on the Filipinx diaspora. Mia Alvar has written nine stories that take you around the globe, “Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere—and, sometimes, turning back again.” Check out Mia's website here.

Mr. Prickle Bear by Diane King Vann

“This story is about a grumpy bear that lives alone in his cave, and gets along by himself just fine. Then one Winter’s Day an unexpected visitor asks for his help. What happens next is the story of Mr. Prickle Bear, and the friendship he finds with a little rabbit that forever changes his life for the better.”

Check out this adorable children’s book by beloved music director, Diane King Vann! Buy the book on Etsy.


Cooking with Tris

Are you looking for a new, fun and exciting cooking show? Cooking with Tris is here for your culinary and entertainment pleasure! Cooking with Tris’s Triston Dyer uses his Youtube channel to pay homage to his grandmother’s Cajun/Creole cooking stemming from Slidell, Louisiana. Adding his own twist to each recipe (and a cocktail or two), Triston and his husband, Nathan, use the show to bring joy and spread awareness of the delicious Cajun/Creole food they know and love. Watch cooking with Tris on Youtube!


34 intimate theatre companies have collaborated to showcase new 10-minute works created specifically for a digital platform. Together LA Festival celebrates the vibrant and diverse intimate theatre scene of greater Los Angeles to show that the theatre community has always been on the forefront of innovation.

This festival is presented by Alternative Theatre Los Angeles and LA STAGE Alliance.

The 3-week festival will take place on Twitch and you can register for tickets on their website.

Nueva Frontera

In the age of COVID-19, Milagro has embarked on a new digital series to expand Milagro beyond walls and make art accessible. Nueva Frontera spotlights individuals who make Milagro what it is, sharing stories, reflections, and creative content from their human network of Latino arts and culture. Check it out here.


It Can't Happen Here - Berkeley Rep

In partnership with countless arts institutions across the country, Berkeley Rep is producing a new radio production of Sinclair Lewis’ IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE. This satirical play follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the US.

Read more about this production on Berkeley Rep’s website.

“Take Love Easy” - Samara McLendon

It’s not easy these days to find music that makes your heart at ease. It was a necessary happy accident when I stumbled on this video. Please rest your mind and take love easy with Samara McLendon performing Take Love Easy.

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