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Learn about the culture of the Rarámuri, an Indigenous people of the Sierra Madre in Mexico, in a presentation from the American Museum of Natural History in New York and Fundación Marso, a nonprofit working to promote and protect contemporary Rarámuri craftmanship and traditions. This family-friendly talk will teach viewers about Rarámuri history and contemporary culture by looking at the museum’s collection of archival photographs, as well as hearing from Sabina Aguilera, a Mexican ethnologist, and María Luisa Chacarito and Adolfo Fierro, two Rarámuri artists and activists.

When 2 p.m.


Make a drink while learning about art during the Frick Collection’s “Cocktails With a Curator” happy hour series. Each Friday, a curator at the New York museum shares a cocktail recipe while chatting about a piece of art from the museum’s collection. This week, Xavier Salomon, the museum’s deputy director and the Peter Jay Sharp chief curator, will talk about Saint-Porchaire ware, a rare style of ceramics produced in Renaissance France. This event is free, and participants under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic beverage.

When 5 p.m.


Unwind with a relaxing meditation session from the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. This class, led by an instructor from the San Francisco Zen Center, will touch on the benefits of meditation, as well as on the importance of maintaining a balanced and calm posture during one’s practice. This class is suitable for beginners, and tickets cost $5.

When 1:30 p.m.


Spend the evening watching dance performances from the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, presented by the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, N.J. For 30 years, the company, named after its founder, choreographer and artistic director, has created contemporary dance that draws from ancient Chinese cultural traditions. The program will consist of four recorded performances, two of which are world premieres, as well as a conversation between Ms. Chen and the dance critic Robert Johnson. Tickets cost $10.

When 7:30 p.m.