Last night, I zipped around Yosemite National Park. On Wednesday afternoon, I watched one of my favorite bands, Grouplove, live. Right now, in a tab next to the one I’m currently writing in, I’m checking on some koala joeys, who are currently munching on eucalyptus leaves inside an Australian sanctuary. Tonight, I might watch Diplo DJ. (I consider this a research project to determine whether I think he looks like The Tiger King!)
We’ve previously talked about the delight of having a culture calendar on MR—and that remains true even with activities in the outside world currently on pause. In fact, it may be even more important right now? Whether you’re in the mood for something high brow, like touring The Met, or something that might make you (read: me) cry, like Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard performing live on Facebook, may you find something delightful to enjoy right now, or look forward to, below.
Note, all the times listed below are in EDT, so adjust according to your local time zone.
If You’re Looking for Something to Entertain You TODAY
1.30 p.m. Leandra is doing a definitely-not-to-be-missed apartment tour over on the Man Repeller Instagram account.
2 p.m. Jane Fonda is launching her Fire Drill Friday event on Zoom. She’ll be talking to Senator Ed Markey about climate activism in the time of a global pandemic. ILY, Jane. Over on Instagram, Lingua Franca founder Rachelle Hruska MacPherson is doing live face mask-making tutorials.
2.30 p.m. Miley Cyrus will be going live on Instagram with surprise! Guests! Should be weird?
3.30 p.m. London dance house Salder Wells will be streaming the BalletBoyz live from their website. Worth watching for the name “BalletBoyz” alone if you ask me!
5 p.m. New York-based jewelry and bag brand, EDAS is hosting fashion bingo on their Instagram. It’s $10 to play (some proceeds will be going to small businesses affected by the pandemic) and there will be PRIZES.
If You Want to Make Some Weekend Plans
- MoMA PS1 is throwing an all-day streaming festival, Come Together (Apart), starting at noon. It will include DJ sets, workshops, filmmaker talks, and a documentary screening.
- The International Center of Photography is hosting their March Community Day online. RSVP on their website and you can access the tour along with workshops and audio guides.
- Ok, wow, hello again, Diplo. The DJ is going live at 11 p.m. again, this time with a set called… Coronight Fever.
- Brooklyn’s House of Yes hosted a Zoom party last Saturday night and are planning to do it again this weekend. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
- If you prefer to dance a little earlier in the day, Ryan Heffington will be posting dance workouts on his Instagram at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- John Mayer was streaming his Instagram talk show “Current Mood” most Sunday nights at 10 p.m. long before this pandemic, and he’s continuing to do so now.
If You’re After Something to Bookmark for an (Emotionally) Rainy Day
- Paintbox have been posting manicure tutorials on their Instagram Stories and saving them all to their #outsidethebox highlight, if you feel like doing some finger painting.
- Cat Cohen will be taking her weekly Club Cummings show, Cabernet Cabaret, onto Instagram live every Wednesday night at 8pm.
- I mentioned Yosemite National Park’s virtual tour above, but once you’re done exploring there you can also check out Georgia Aquarium and Yellowstone National Park to at least feel like you’re getting some fresh air.
- Along with The Met, the Guggenheim, Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, and Florence’s Uffizi Gallery all have virtual tours you can take. Once you’re done with those, stop by the National Gallery of Art and National Portrait Gallery to make up for that weekend in Washington DC you’ve been meaning to plan. (For an extra cherry on top of your fake DC trip, check out these photos from past National Cherry Blossom Festivals.)
- If you’re itching for something a little less traditional, you can see all the Banksy murals on Google street view or take a video tour of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors. Free! Art!
Is there anything you’ve been loving and recommending to your friends (from a distance) that we’ve missed? If so, leave it in the comments below! Otherwise, happy brain-massaging, and don’t forget to check back on this post for updates!
Graphics by Lorenza Centi.