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It's gonna be May.
The Weekly Forekast 
Monday, April 29th, 2019

Get ready for some big-time films and series 

Trending Event
🍿 Everything Coming to Netflix in May

There’s a lot of great content coming to Netflix this month. From best picture winner Moonlight to a new take on Charmed, to Snowpiercer, you’re going to have a lot of streaming to do. Patriot Act, Lucifer, and Riverdale are also returning this month.

That being said, these are the four things we’ll definitely be watching. Links to trailers are included. 

  1. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the biographical crime thriller about Ted Bundy starring Zac Efron. 
  2. Knock Down the House, the documentary that revolves around four progressive Democrats who decided to run for Congress in 2018. 
  3. Wine Country, a comedy featuring many past SNL members. Directed by Amy Poehler, starring Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman, and Cherry Jones. 
  4. When They See Us, a miniseries based on the true story of the Central Park Five. 

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🔥What's Trending This Week?

#1 Trending Event
🛸 Star Wars Day
May the Fourth be with you. Celebrate by watching Rogue One, The Empire Strikes Back, or by building the Tantive IV - a new release from Lego


#2 Trending Event
🕌 Ramadan
Sunday is the first day of the Muslim holy month. For the next few weeks, many will be fasting from sunrise to sundown. You can say "Ramadan Mubarak" – which roughly translates to Happy Ramadan – to friends celebrating.


#3 Trending Event
💥 Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day is an annual event founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love. Every year, on the first Saturday in May, the industry comes together to give away free comics and encourage fans to flock to the best place in the comic book community: local comic shops. 

What Else is Happening?

Holiday
📰 World Press Freedom Day
This is the 26th celebration of World Press Freedom Day which raises awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and reminds governments of their duty to protect the free press.  The 2019 theme Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation. 


Holiday
📚 Children’s Book Week
2019 is the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week and this year the theme is "Read Now, Read Forever", which looks to the past, present, and most important, the future of children’s books.  If you're having trouble finding a book to read your children, we suggest "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear" by Don and Audrey Wood.  That book is perfect. 


Other
👨🏻‍💻 Social Media Week - NYC
New York's Premier Media and Marketing Event brings together professionals from over 50 countries where they can share new ideas, innovations, and emerging trends in social media.  The 2019 global theme is "Stories - With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility".


Technology
👤 Facebook Developer Conference Begins
Just a week after it was announced they're reserving $3B-$5B for a FTC settlement, Facebook looks to continue its journey to win back the public's trust.  Things to look forward to at the conference: Zuckerberg's keynote, updates for the Oculus VR products, and maybe a dating service.


Space
💫 Space-Related Events
Postponed a few days from it's original launch date, SpaceX plans to launch the CRS-17 Cargo Mission to International Space Station.  Also this week is Space Day and the peak of the Aquariids Meteor Shower.


⭐ The Best of the Rest

Lots of events are happening this week as we slide into May, check out the Forekast website for all the events we couldn't fit into this newsletter.  Below are some other events we'd like to give a quick shoutout to:

For all you N'Sync fans, 'May the 4th Be With You' isn't the only May pun holiday.  We also get to celebrate 'It's Gonna Be May',  and it ain't no lie we're excited.

Everyone's favorite misunderstood Mexican Holiday, Cinco de Mayo, is this Saturday.  Or as we like to call it, NOT Mexico's Independence Day.

May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which commemorates the month of the first immigration of Japanese to the US as well as the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

Japan's Emperor Akihito is resigning this week due to health concerns.  This will end his three-decade reign and is the first abdication of the Chrysanthemum Throne since 1817.

Finally, the dark prince of comedy, Anthony Jeselnik, ‏will be dropping his new Netflix Special this week 'Fire in the Maternity Ward'.  
 

Keep yourself up to date on all the trending holidays in the Holidays Subkast.

You're All Caught Up! 

Be sure to let us know on Twitter if you see any big events coming up in the future. 

👋See You Next Week!

 

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