Cook traditional Iranian dishes with the chef Louisa Shafia to celebrate Nowruz, or the Persian New Year, which falls on March 20 this year, , in a class presented by the Museum of Food and Drink. Ms. Shafia, the author of “The New Persian Kitchen,” will walk viewers through the culinary traditions and rituals of the holiday while making ash reshteh, a noodle soup with herbs, beans, fried onion and mint, and mahi sorkh kardeh, fried fish with turmeric and green herbs. She will also be joined by the Iranian journalist Yeganeh Rezaian in a conversation about their own Nowruz traditions, moderated by Nazli Parvizi, the president of the Museum of Food and Drink. Recipes will be available beforehand for those wanting to gather ingredients and cook along at home. Tickets to this event, are $15.
When 7 p.m. Eastern
Join a listening party for the world premiere of “Romeo y Julieta,” a bilingual Spanish and English audio adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, presented by WNYC Studios, the Public Theater and the Greene Space. Directed by Saheem Ali, this podcast stars Lupita Nyong’o as Julieta and Juan Castano as Romeo. The WNYC host Rebeca Ibarra will lead a cocktail demo before the show and a live Q. and A. with the actors and the director after the presentation. This event is free.
When 6:45 p.m. Eastern
Stream a virtual dance tour from Dance Rising, a group formed in response to the pandemic and its effect on the dance community. The tour features videos of more than 300 artists who took part in hyperlocal dance outs throughout New York City’s five boroughs in 2020. The event is available to stream at any time.
Fight hunger and listen to the music of Dan + Shay, Sara Bareilles, Jewel, Infinity Song, Darius Rucker, Daryl Hall and others for Oates Song Fest 7908, a performance and fund-raiser for Feeding America. The broadcast is presented by John Oates, of the band Hall & Oates; his wife, Aimee Oates; Drive Entertainment Group; and NugsTV. Mr. Oates will be hosting alongside the musical artist Saxsquatch. This event is free, but donations will be accepted.