What Else is Happening?
🐻 His Dark Materials (HBO)
The first of two eight-episode seasons premieres this week, bringing Philip Pullman’s novel series to life on the small screen. Dafne Keen plays the young lead character, Lyra, and is joined by James McAvoy, Marisa Coulter, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
🚀 Commercial Crew Boeing Pad Abort Test
Boeing will be testing it’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft’s abort capabilities this week in New Mexico, with the test occurring on the pad as well as during ascent.
🧪 World Science Day for Peace and Development
This UN observed holiday recognizes the significant role that science plays in society. This year the theme is “Open science, leaving no one behind”, promoting the effort to make scientific research more accessible.
🏀 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Begins
The NCAA basketball season starts this week. Michigan State, Kentucky, and Kansas are the favorites on the men’s side; while Oregon, Baylor, and Stanford are favorites on the women’s side.
🍿 Doctor Sleep Hits Theaters
Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining is finally hitting theaters. Dan Torrance shines again this Friday. Watch the trailer here.
⭐ The Best of the Rest
Check out the Forekast website for all the events we couldn't fit into this newsletter. Below are some other fun events we don't want you to miss:
If you needed an excuse to stuff yourself with candy two weeks in a row, we've got you covered. It's National Candy Day this week.
Friday is National STEM/STEAM Day, so do something creative and make something.
Flaunt it if you got it. Love Your Red Hair Day is on Tuesday.
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary and 50th season kicks off this week starting with a celebration special hosted by Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Tuesday is Election Day. Federal elections in the US are taking the year off, but you'd better believe there are a ton of state and local elections to take part in.
Keep yourself up to date on all the trending holidays in the Holidays Subkast.