Online events to spice up your spring semester


BLACKPINK is hosting an online livestream concert on January 31st. Photo credit: Christian Harsa | Asst. Photo editor

With a semester of online school and winter boredom ahead of us, The Lantern has you covered. Here is a heavily researched – and still tragically incomplete – list of online events that take place throughout the semester. Click on the title of an event for more information.


  • Thursday January 21st
  • Friday January 22nd
    • Mxmtoon 6 p.m. (FREE)
      • Additional shows January 24th, 29th and 31st
  • Sunday January 24th
  • Friday January 29th
  • Saturday January 30th
  • Sunday January 31st
  • Friday February 5th
  • Sunday February 14th
  • Friday February 19th
  • Saturday February 20th
  • Saturday February 27th


  • Tuesday January 19th
    • African Carribean MixFest 6 p.m. (FREE)
      • MixFest celebrates the different stories in the theater with virtual readings of new works until January 29th.
  • Friday January 22nd
    • Hack City Comedy Show 8 p.m. (FREE)
      • The Hack City Comedy Show, featuring comics from MTV, Comedy Central, and others, will be streamed every Friday through May 14th.
  • Monday January 25th
    • Live at The Lortel ‚ÄĚseries: Phillipa Soo 7 p.m. (FREE)
      • This live podcast is dedicated to amplifying the voices of color makers. Soo joins the hosts for an insight into their careers and creative process.
  • Thursday January 28th
    • Theater Alive !: A celebration of school theater 8:30 p.m. (FREE)
      • This year’s Educational Theater Foundation Virtual Gala is hosted by John Stamos and includes appearances by Jennifer Hudson, Audra McDonald and Amber Riley.
  • Thursday February 11th
    • ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway 8 p.m. (FREE)
      • This one-night-only Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS benefit is filled with ABC Daytime stars singing Broadway classics.
  • Friday February 12th
  • Sunday February 14th
  • Saturday February 20th
  • Friday March 5th
  • Saturday March 13th
    • Our home, your home 7:30 p.m. (FREE)
      • The Bergen Performing Arts Center gala benefits COVID relief with performances by Jay Leno, Dionne Warwick, Jack Antonoff, and others.


  • Friday January 22nd
    • She rocks awards 9:30 p.m. (FREE)
      • The She Rocks Awards honor women from all walks of life in the music industry and include appearances by The Go-Go’s, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, comedian Margaret Cho, and others.
  • Friday January 29th
    • iHeart ALTer EGO 2021 9 p.m. (FREE)
      • The fifth annual festival features performances by Billie Eilish, Coldplay, twenty-one pilots, Weezer and more.
  • Saturday January 30th
    • Hoggetowne at Home: A Virtual Medieval Festival Experience (FREE)
      • See performances and demonstrations, connect with characters, shop at the medieval market, and more at this virtual medieval festival that runs until February 7th.
    • SF SketchFest 5 p.m. ($ 20)
      • With comedy sketches, improvisational scenes, game shows and interviews with entertainers, this comedy festival features performers from shows like “Saturday Night Live”, “The Upright Citizens Brigade”, “Portlandia” and “The Office”.
    • New Works Festival 1 p.m. ($ 5)
      • During each week of this festival, three new plays will be developed by the Contemporary American Theater Company and performed digitally at the end of the week. The festival lasts until February 13th.
  • Thursday February 4th
    • Ely Winter Festival (FREE)
      • This festival celebrates winter with 10 days of snow sculpture, artwork and zoom workshops through February 14th.
  • Thursday February 11th
  • Friday February 12th
    • DANCE @ 30FPS 11 a.m. (FREE)
      • This festival, which runs through March 11, celebrates the intersection between filmmaking and global dance.
  • Saturday February 27th
  • Sunday February 28th
    • Golden Globes Awards 8 p.m. (FREE)
      • The 78th Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and will be broadcast live on NBC.
  • Sunday March 14th
    • Grammy Awards 9 p.m. (FREE)
      • The 63rd Grammy airs on CBS and nods to Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and others.
  • Sunday April 25th
    • Oscars 8 p.m. (FREE)
      • The 2021 Academy Awards will air on ABC. Nominations will be announced in February.


  • Wednesday January 20th
    • Paws & sides 2:30 p.m. (FREE)
      • Experience a story and a virtual encounter with pets with Annenberg PetSpace every Wednesday until February 24th.
  • Saturday January 30th
    • Wonderball 8 p.m. (FREE)
      • The Columbus Museum of Art celebrates a night of black and white fashion during its annual Wonderball.
  • Friday February 5th
  • Friday March 5th
  • Saturday March 6th
    • CoffeeCon Online L! VE 11 a.m. (FREE)
      • CoffeeCon is an interactive livestream for coffee lovers to learn from the best and ask questions from experts.