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This election week, revisit the Constitution, then ease your stressed mind

Here’s a sample of the week’s events and how to log in (all hours are eastern). Note that events are subject to change after posting.


Start preparing for Thanksgiving (it’s never too early) with the Homeschool Online Co-op, run by volunteers pie crust making class. During this hour-long seminar, you will learn how to make a double crust or two single crusts from scratch. The organizers will send you a recipe in advance so you can follow it from your kitchen. (The course is free and attendance is limited to 100 participants.)

When 4:30 p.m.
Or homeschoolcoop2020.com/all-classes


Refresh America’s founding document with the full document from the Philadelphia-based National Constitution Center Interactive constitution. Browse the full text, then dig deeper with blog posts, videos, and podcast episodes addressing questions like why, really, do we have an electoral college? And how are voting rights lawsuits decided?

When At any time
Or constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution

Get the tools you need to teach your young child about an election and the voting process with PBS. Printable voting kit, ideal for ages 2 to 5, includes a bingo game and “I Voted Today” badges to color, cut out and wear. For older kids, ages 6-8, take civic conversation to the next level by having them organize their own home election and create ballot boxes. If your kids are very ambitious, you can even help them write their own story.

When At any time
Or pbs.org/parents/lets-vote


Let yourself be carried away by three performances hosted by New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck. The series, entitled “A New Stage”, was filmed in September and is available to stream on CLI Studios, an online dance education platform. Ms. Peck stars in two of the three tracks, including “Petrushka Reimagined”. Brooklyn Mack and Lil Buck join her in this hip-hop take on classic ballet. In “Unusual Way,” Ms. Peck collaborates with actress and Broadway singer Sierra Boggess. And finally, Syncopated Ladies uses songs by Ciara and John Legend in “Syncopated Ladies: Amplified”. The series costs $ 19.99, and viewers must create a free CLI Studio account to watch it. In addition to the ticket, you’ll have access to a handful of free dance lessons each week.

When At any time
Or clistudios.com/anewstage


Spend the evening with the Seattle Symphony, who will perform a selection of works by composers Claude Débussy, Frank Martin, Arthur Honegger and Thomas Adès. The concert will be conducted by conductor emeritus Ludovic Morlot, who returns to the orchestra for the first time since stepping down as music director last year after an eight-year term. Access to Seattle Symphony online programs costs $ 12.99 per month.

When 10:30 p.m. (and on request until November 12)
Or live.seattlesymphony.org

If you’re one of the more than two-thirds of Americans whose stress levels have risen dramatically this election season, bring some calm to your cluttered mind with The New York Times Guide to Meditation. Learn the basics of mindfulness and what to do when your mind continues to wander. The guide includes one, four, 10 and 15 minute recordings, as well as recommendations of proven mindfulness applications to continue your practice.

When At any time
Or nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-meditate


Take the last opportunity to watch “November” a new movie directed by Phillip Youmans Adapted from the play by poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, “Help”. Produced by The Shed and Tribeca Studios, the film explores the privilege of white men and the joys of being Black by recounting conversations Ms. Rankine has had with white men in frontier spaces (such as airports or waiting areas. ) throughout his life, interspersed with scenes from Black Life filmed in New York.

When Until November 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Or theshed.org/November


To explore the world of sea otters with a free course from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Fun fact: these cuddly creatures have a million hairs per square inch of their body to keep them warm. (For comparison, most people have 100,000 to 150,000 on their head.)

When At any time
Or montereybayaquarium.thinkific.com

Hear a conversation between two iconic actors, writers and Texans: Matthew McConaughey and Ethan hawke. During this discussion, hosted by the Texas Book Festival in partnership with Book People bookstore in Austin, Texas, they will discuss recently published memoirs by Mr. McConaughey “Greenlights”. Tickets cost $ 41 and include a copy of the book; the costs are tax deductible.

When 5 p.m.
Or texasbookfestival.org


See “Othello” carved out to its most essential elements in a performance of Shakespeare’s classic, abridged and staged by an actor on the surface of a dining table, using household items as characters and props. This is part of a presentation of 36 Shakespeare plays – comedies, stories, tragedies – directed by Forced Entertainment, a theater collective based in Sheffield, England, at the Center for the Art of Performance at the University of California. in Los Angeles.

When 3 p.m.
Or cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/shakespeare