Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication.
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a panel hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian. Young Native activists will discuss how mascots, statues and monuments have informed our social and political present.
When 1 p.m.
Enjoy the fall issue of the multimedia outlet Pop-Up Magazine. Watch the comedian Whitmer Thomas reminisce about summer at Boy Scout camp, or download a podcast made to be listened to while walking.
When 6 p.m.
Dive back into the world of Gilead, Iowa, the fictional town in Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead” novels, with her latest book, “Jack.” 92Y will host Robinson for a short reading from the novel and a conversation with the writer Ayana Mathis.
When 7 p.m.
Mark the anniversary of the first National Women’s Rights Convention with a daylong event hosted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Registration closes at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Listen to Food History Horror Stories. Hosted by the Brooklyn Brainery, the culinary historian Sarah Lohman explores how a fungus may have ignited the Salem witch trials and more. The talk costs $7.
When 8 p.m.
Catch the premiere of the film “I’m Your Woman,” a crime drama about a woman on the run starring Rachel Brosnahan, during the opening night of the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest. Later in the festival, see a slate of other movies by emerging voices, and view a panel discussion including Brosnahan, Riz Ahmed, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke. Capacity is limited; tickets cost $8 for screenings and events and $15 for special presentations (like tonight’s premiere).
When “I’m Your Woman” screening: 11 p.m. (you have a four-hour window to open the movie and 24 hours to watch); AFI Fest runs through Oct. 22
Tuck in for a virtual table reading of an overlooked play by a Black playwright, courtesy of the New Federal Theater in Manhattan. Each Thursday in October, the half-century-old company highlights a work that portrays social injustice in America; this evening’s is “From the Mississippi Delta,” an autobiographical piece from 1991 in which the playwright and scholar Endesha Ida Mae Holland recounts her journey out of the Jim Crow South.
When 7 p.m.
Accompany the kids on an outing to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, no matter where you live. The museum offers two virtual field trips: the “Musical Menagerie” video tour, which focuses on animal imagery in music from around the world and is aimed at kindergartners through second graders, and the “Discovery” video tour, which examines musical migration patterns for third- through-12th graders. Admission costs $2 per student.
When Any time through the end of the fall semester.
Join a two-week-long wellness crawl hosted by BLND, which provides therapy and coaching at its three locations in Michigan. The lineup includes a range of recorded sessions — you can tune in at your leisure — led by licensed professionals on such topics as the development of self-compassion, dealing with grief and practicing mindful social media use. Registration costs $20.
When Through Oct. 31