Social Sidekick 4/23-4/29: Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events

Social Sidekick 4/23-4/29: Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events

Hannah Curran
April 7, 2017

If social media be the food of engagement, Tweet on! This week kicks off with Shakespeare’s birthday, setting the bar high for language across the board—something to keep in mind during Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (aka nerd prom). Shower the last week of April with interesting content about the NFL draft, the looming budget deadline, and the premiere of The Circle and watch your hard work throughout the coming month of May and all of its social holidays, events, and themes. And although The Bard said love may “ever run before the clock,” you can subscribe to Sidekick and avoid missing a single minute of social media fodder. 

CELEBRATE APRIL

//ARTS//
Jazz Appreciation Month, Poetry Month 

//HEALTH//
Alcohol Awareness Month, National Autism Awareness Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Donate Life Month, National Facial Protection Month, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month, National Minority Health Month, Occupational Therapy Month, National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, STI Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action 

//FOOD//
Garden Appreciation Month, National BLT Sandwich Month, Soft Pretzel Month, Soyfoods Month, Grilled Cheese Month, Garlic Month 

//FUN//
Inventors Month, Decorating Month, Couple Appreciation Month

Sunday, April 23

//HOLIDAYS//
English Language Day, Picnic Day, Talk Like Shakespeare Day, World Book Night, German Beer Day, Cherry Cheesecake Day, English Muffin Day

//HASHTAGS//
#SundayFunday, #SelfieSunday, #Sinday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
William Shakespeare, John Cena, Gigi Hadid, John Oliver, Dev Patel, George Lopez, Shirley Temple

//TV PREMIERES//
NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell (Lifetime, 8 PM), Mary Kills People (Lifetime, 10 PM), River Monsters (Animal Planet, 9 PM), Silicon Valley (HBO, 10 PM), This Is Life Live (TLC, 10 PM)

Monday, April 24

//HOLIDAYS//
Sauvignon Blanc Day, Pigs in a Blanket Day, Firefly Day

//HASHTAGS//
#ManCrushMonday or #MCM, #MondayBlues, #MotivationMonday, #MarketingMonday, #MeatlessMonday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Kelly Clarkson, Barbra Streisand, Kehlani

//TV PREMIERES//
Gotham (Fox 8 PM), The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas (ID, 10 PM), Vegas Rat Rods (Discovery, 10 PM), Booze Traveler: Best Bars (Travel, 10 PM)

Tuesday, April 25

//HOLIDAYS//
DNA Day, Malaria Day, Zucchini Day, Hug a Plumber Day

//HASHTAGS//
#TransformationTuesday or #TT, #TravelTuesday, #TongueOutTuesday, #Tunesday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Al Pacino, Tim Duncan, Ella Fitzgerald, Jason Lee, Renee Zellweger

//TV PREMIERES//
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (Netflix), Genius (Nat Geo, 9 PM), Great News (NBC 9 PM)

Wednesday, April 26

//HOLIDAYS//
Administrative Professionals’ Day, Golf Day, Guide Dogs Day, Get Organized Day, World Stationary Day, Pretzel Day, Richter Scale Day

//HASHTAGS//
#WomanCrushWednesday or #WCW, #WayBackWednesday or #WBW, #WineWednesday, #WellnessWednesday, #HumpDay, #WisdomWednesday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Channing Tatum, Melania Trump, Kevin James, Jet Li, Kane, Carol Burnett

//TV PREMIERES//
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), Gomorrah (Sundance, 10 PM)

Thursday, April 27

//HOLIDAYS//
Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Morse Code Day, Thank You Thursday, Prime Rib Day, Tell a Story Day, Poem in your Back Pocket Day

//HASHTAGS//
#TBT or #ThrowbackThursday, #Thursdate, #ThoughtfulThursday, #ThirstyThursday, #ThankfulThursday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Coretta Scott King, Ulysses S. Grant

//TV PREMIERES//
Married at First Sight: Second Chances (Lifetime, 10:15 PM), The President Show (Comedy Central 11:30 PM)

Friday, April 28

//HOLIDAYS//
Arbor Day (Nebraska), Cubicle Day, Workers’ Memorial Day, Blueberry Pie Day, Biological Clock Day

//HASHTAGS//
#FollowFriday or #FF, #FlashbackFriday or #FBF, #FridayFeeling, #FriYay, #FridayReads

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, Harper Lee, Ann Margret, Drew and Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers), Bridget Moynahan

//ALBUM RELEASES//
Anamai, “What Mountain”; BNQT, : “Volume 1”; Bruce Robison, “Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band”; Colin Stetson, “All This I Do For Glory”; Feist, “Pleasure”; Figure Walking, “The Big Other”; JMSN, “Whatever Makes U Happy”; John Mellencamp, “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies”; Juliana Hatfield, “Pussycat”; Kasabian, “For Crying Out Loud”; Life Of Agony, “A Place Where There’s No More Pain”; Little Cub, “Still Life”; Lonely Robot, “The Big Dream”; Mark Lanegan Band, “Gargoyle”; Mary J. Blige, “Strength Of A Woman”; New Found Glory, “Makes Me Sick”; Ryuichi Sakamoto, “async”; Sylvan Esso, “What Now”; The Cranberries, “Something Else”; The New Year, “Snow”; Thurston Moore, “Rock n Roll Consciousness”; Weed, “Born Wrong Love” [Final album]; Willie Nelson, “God’s Problem Child”; Gorillaz, “Humanz”

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
The Circle, Sleight, How to Be a Latin Lover

//TV PREMIERES//
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (ABC, 9 PM), Cable Girls (Netflix), Casting JonBenet (Netflix), Catastrophe (Amazon), Dear White People (Netflix), Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars Family Edition (WE, 9 PM), Rodney King (Netflix), Small Crimes (Netflix), Undercover Boss (CBS, 8 PM)

//MUSIC EVENTS//
New Orleans JazzFest (Weekend One)

//US EVENTS//
Budget Due (must pass to avoid government shutdown)

Saturday, April 29

//HOLIDAYS//
International Dance Day, Intergalactic Astronomy Day, World Wish Day, World Veterinary Day, Sense of Smell Day, Go Birding Day, Zipper Day

//HASHTAGS//
#Caturday, #SexySaturday 

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Jerry Seinfeld, Willie Nelson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daniel Day-Lewis, Uma Thurman, Jay Cutler, Dale Earnhardt

//TV PREMIERES//
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO, 8 PM), My Cat from Hell (Animal Planet, 9 PM)

//US EVENTS//
White House Correspondents’ Dinner