Summer is turning over to the fresh face of autumn, and with it, the sense of hunkering down, diving deep into our curiosities and passions — like school, but much more enjoyable! Here, find our selection of the best online cultural events happening this month, listed chronologically for clarity. Enjoy.
Don’t forget that Idlewild also has an all-new round of online language classes beginning the week of September 9, so be sure to register if you’re looking to learn! Full class schedule here.
ALL SEPTEMBER | SPANISH | SPANISH GAME NIGHTS
Hispanophile is hosting virtual game nights in Spanish — a great way not just to socialize with others learning the language, but also to get familiar with traditional Spanish games and rules! Must be booked in advance, details here.
ALL SEPTEMBER | PORTUGUESE | 7 WONDERS OF LISBON
The WithLocals platform allows you to book specialized tours, cooking classes, and more in any city that has local hosts. They’ve now taken some of their experiences online — which is where this personalized tour of Lisbon comes in! Alex, a Lisbon local, will tailor his tour to your interests, taking you and whomever you invite on a virtual walk through the city, exploring local traditions and wonders. Registration here.
SEPTEMBER 2 & 9 | ITALIAN | ITALIAN A TASTE OF ITALY WITH CHEF TARA SDRAULIG
This online cooking class is hosted by Chef Tara Sdraulig, an Italian-Canadian who values fresh ingredients when making dishes. She will take you step-by-step through the process, sharing the cultural background of the dish as well as its preparation! Event tickets here.
SEPTEMBER 4-6 | GERMAN | “AUDRE LORDE: THE BERLIN YEARS 1984-1992”
The Goethe Institut hosts this virtual screening of Dagmar Schultz’s documentary on Audre Lorde’s influence in Berlin during the decade culminating in the fall of the Berlin Wall. The screening is part of an ongoing film screening series called Queer as German Folk. Registration here.
SEPTEMBER 10 | FRENCH | CINÉ CLUB: ONCE IN A LIFETIME / LES HÉRITIERS
The French Cultural Center is celebrating la rentrée (back to school) with this French film about a history teacher who inspires her under-resourced inner city students to work together to try and win a writing competition. Screening and discussion in French. Free event with mandatory registration, details here.