Most of our museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, and comedy clubs are still closed. Thankfully, you can still visit the zoo, explore a new museum, take in a theatrical performance, attend an author talk, or catch an open mic at a comedy club online. Courtesy of Eventbrite, here are the best online culture, comedy, and fine arts events, as picked by Eventbrite’s experts and edited by us to shorten the list down to the freebies:

A Taste of African Heritage | Sat, Aug 1, 2020 11:00 AM PDT

Discover a way of eating based on the healthy food traditions of people with African roots. This wholesome way of eating is nutritious and delicious, and you’ll learn about its history, accessible cooking tips, and tools for enjoying food mindfully. For more details & to register:

Comedy Crossing: The "Animal Crossing" Standup Comedy Show | Sat, Aug 1, 2020 7:00 PM PDT

Jump inside the super cute world of "Animal Crossing" for this virtual comedy show, complete with plenty of shade thrown at Tom Nook the Crook. Jenny Yang hosts, Laurie Kilmartin , Adam Conover, Chris Bryant, and Ify Nwadiwe bring the jokes. For more details & to register:

Free Shakespeare at Home: "King Lear" | Sat, Aug 1, 2020 7:00 PM PDT

San Francisco's annual Shakespeare in the Park series moves online with weekend performances of "King Lear." Fittingly, Shakespeare actually composed "King Lear" during the London plague of 1606. For more details & to register:

Nightlife on Mars Comedy Showcase | Sat, Aug 1, 2020 7:00 PM PDT

For more than a decade this "out of this world" comedy showcase has presented the best Bay Area talent. Tune in every Saturday via Zoom for cosmic yuks from regulars Joseph Nguyen, Natasha Muse, Red Scott, and surprise guests. For more details & to register:

"Black Laughs Matter" Virtual Comedy Show | Sat, Aug 1, 2020 8:00 PM PDT

Black comedians in San Fransisco put on a weekly virtual show, hosted by Berkley stand-up Chris Riggins, who has opened for Dave Chappelle and the Wu-Tang Clan. For more details & to register:

Morgan Jerkins "Wandering in Strange Lands" | Mon, Aug 3, 2020 4:00 PM PDT

Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book about the Great Migration and its effects on Black Americans with Karen Attiah, the Global Opinions editor at The Washington Post. For more details & to register:

Virtual Writing Hour With the National Portrait Gallery | Tue, Aug 4, 2020 2:00 PM PDT

During this creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery, you can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. Prompts will inspire you to get writing, plus reading and discussion. For more details & to register;

Consent, Power, and the Patriarchy Author Panel | Thu, Aug 6, 2020 5:00 PM PDT

Authors Michelle Bowdler, Alisson Wood, and T Kira Madden discuss their new books and the shared themes of consent, power, and the patriarchy. For more details & to register;

Improvised Tarot Readings | Sat, Aug 8, 2020 5:00 PM PDT

New York comic Brittany Brave hosts an evening of tarot readings improvised on the spot by comedians, and inspired by members of the Zoom audience. The advice might be made-up, but at least it's funny and free. For more details & to register:

"Antigone in Ferguson" | Sun, Aug 9, 2020 5:30 PM PDT

Actors Oscar Issac and Tracie Thoms star this virtual performance of "Antigone in Ferguson," which was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014. It fuses a dramatic reading with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and more. For more details & to register:

Jim Sciutto: "The Madman Theory" | Mon, Aug 10, 2020 3:00 PM PDT

Join CNN's chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, as he discusses his new book, "The Madman Theory" with Politics & Prose bookstore. “The Madman Theory” is about Preident Trump’s legacy and how his proclivity for chaos is changing the world. For more details & to register:

Keeping It Fresh: Humpday Comedy | Wed, Aug 12, 2020 5:00 PM PDT

Tune in for mid-week laughs with this comedy hour, featuring Amanda Van Nostrand and Emily Walsh. But really, this weekly Wednesday quarantine comedy show mainly exists to help you remember what day it is. For more details & to register:

PANG! Podcast Listening Party | Sat, Aug 15, 2020 4:00 PM PDT

Hear the premiere of two new episodes of the "PANG!" podcast, which explores how living in hunger affects people throughout America. During the free online listening party, the hosts of the podcast will be raising money for Feeding America. For more details & to register:

Rachel Eliza Griffiths: "Seeing the Body" | Mon, Aug 17, 2020 1:00 PM PDT

Listen in on a vibrant conversation between acclaimed poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths and former New York Times journalist Julia Scelfo as they discuss Griffith's new book on grief and love. For more details & to register:

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