COVID-19 might have you cooped up in your house, but that’s no excuse for not having a good time. This weekend, there are all kinds of great events and webinars that will be offered that don’t involve you getting out.
Whether you like the outdoors or the arts, this list has something for you. Check it out!
April 11: Farm Aid teams up with AXS TV to broadcast At Home With Farm Aid, featuring performances by Farm Aid Board Members Willie Nelson (joined by his sons Lukas and Micah), John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Broadcast starts at 8 p.m. ET on AXS TV and FarmAid.org.
April 11: And the Beat Goes On Arkansas
Join country music artist and Arkansas’ own Justin Moore as he streams live from Simmons Bank Arena. Connecting from remote locations are fellow country music artists and Arkansans: Tracy Lawrence, Joe Nichols, Adam Hambrick and Heath Sanders.
All donations will benefit The Feeding America Food Banks in Arkansas and Hunger Relief Alliance as they work to provide aid to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Little Rock Zoo Virtual Safari
Grab your gear and head off on a safari without ever leaving your living room. The Little Rock Zoo will be hosting a virtual safari every day from March 30 through April 17. Each day, check into see the animals at 2 p.m.
Virtual Dance Party
Cosyne Creative Collective is organizing a virtual dance party(for FREE) that will allow for connection through song and movement.The party takes place on Zoom every Thursday and Sunday night at 6–7:00 p.m. EDT from April 9 through April 19.
Visit a Famous Museum
Google Arts & Culturehas recently created an online collection that includes thousands of museums from around the world, including some of the most famous in history. Take a virtual trip to London for the British Museum, New York for the Guggenheim or to the Pergamom in Berlin.
Download the open-source platform Celestia, which provides an interactive, real-time visualization of space in 3D. You can travel all around the universe to view and interact with these simulations of other stars, planets, solar systems, and even create custom worlds. It’s fun, can take up hours of your time, and most importantly is a learning activity for children.
This idea comes from the January issue of our magazine, but it is just too purr-fect to not include. Gather up some of your children’s toys, dining room chairs, etc. and host your own family dog show. Teach your canine to jump through a hula hoop, create an obstacle course with furniture. Get creative and have some fun.
Family Photo Dig
You know that drawer that everyone avoids? The one with all the old photos scattered in envelopes and shoe boxes. Open it. Parse through the yellow tinted memories and reminisce. If you have children, this is a great opportunity to teach them of their heritage, of who came before and paved the way for them. While you’re at it, organize them.
We all love watching chefs go head-to-head with a limited basket of ingredients on television. But nothing’s stopping us from bringing that heat to our kitchens at home. Select a judge and at least two chefs; the judge will select three to five ingredients that the two chefs will then have to use in creating a delicious meal. The most delectable plate wins.
Explore El Yunque National Forest
Explore El Yunque with supervisor Dr. Keenan Adams, who will guide you through the rain forest via @DiscoverPuertoRico on Instagram live. The virtual tour takes place on April 10 at 3 p.m. EDT.
AGFC Virtual Nature Center
Embrace your inner nature child by taking a virtual tour with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.