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    Updated May 14, 2020

    Here's A Bunch Of Virtual Events To Attend While You're Social Distancing This Week

    Hang out with koalas, learn how to make hummus, tour Italy — all without having to leave your couch.

    1. Pretend you're on an eighth grade class trip (CC: Lizzie McGuire) and explore Italy with Google Arts & Culture. You can take a 360-degree walking tour of iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum in Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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    Other landmarks you can explore include St. Mark's Basilica and Arena di Verona, as well as the cities of Palermo, Florence, and Milan.

    2. Sonoma County’s Passalacqua Winery is offering virtual tastings, setting you up with a personalized appointment that'll *surely* turn you into a vino expert.

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    First, you'll need to purchase a wine tasting flight (it costs $30 with shipping included, and you'll receive three new wines that are 2 ounces each, plus a $30 credit towards a full-sized bottle). You'll then receive a call from Passalacqua, where they'll ask about your preferences and tailor a wine flight best suited to your taste buds!

    3. Take it back to high school prom — no corsage necessary. Join Tommy Dorfman and UGG for beauty tutorials, styling sessions, and surprise performances that guarantee a fun Friday night.

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    The event takes place on May 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT, and you can register here starting on May 14.

    Psst, this event is part of the #UGGPRIDE campaign. They're be donating $125,000 throughout the course of 2020 to GLAAD, a nonprofit org that helps the LGBTQ+ community.

    4. Learn the art of an at-home manicure with Sundays Studio. They're offering virtual online classes that cover everything from nail art to the basics of buffing — whichever class you choose, trust me when I say that your cuticles will be grateful.

    5. If your heart yearns for mozzarella, you simply *must* sign up for a mozzarella-making class with the iconic Big Mozz — they'll send you a pound of grass-fed and cultured cheese curd, salt, a prep list, access to a live Zoom class, and additional recipe guides.

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    The classes take place every Friday at 7 p.m. EDT, spots must be reserved by Tuesday at 6 p.m. EDT, and tickets (cheese included!) cost $59.

    6. Attend a live music gig (sort of) with the newly-launched “Budweiser Rewind", an interactive live music and storytelling series taking place via YouTube. One performance to get pumped for? The Black Eyed Peas!

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    This event takes place on May 16 via Youtube at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

    7. Pretend you're in Hawaii by learning a ton of new skills: Think everything from making banana cereal pancakes to learning the art of hula.

    8. Support local New Orleans businesses *and* listen to live music! A ton of NOLA bars and artists (including The Bayou Boogaloo, SideBar NOLA, and Luna Libre Live) will be streaming some truly impressive sets.

    9. If spiked hazelnut coffee ice cream and boozy raspberry limoncello sorbet speak to your soul, then you'll *definitely* want to sign up for a virtual ice cream cocktail class with NYC-based Tipsy Scoop.

    10. Throw your own Taco Tuesday with @TravelTex, where celebrated chefs (think chef Lanny Lancarte of Righteous Foods in Fort Worth and chef Alex Padilla of Ninfa's in Houston) give you the lowdown on some awesome taco recipes.

    11. Drink your favorite 21+ beverage with the iconic NYC-based Rosé Mansion. Every Friday they host a (free) virtual happy hour via Zoom where they do birthday shoutouts, fun drinking games, dance parties, and more.

    12. Do an at-home dinner and show with Rhode Island-based Wilbury Theatre Group: they'll be streaming concerts and plays that cover everything from Shakespeare to superheroes.

    13. Partake in a *ton* of Facebook events that'll make you feel like you're ~down under~: Think sunrise yoga in Byron Bay, koala time with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, an underwater tour of the Great Barrier Reef, an Aussie pub trivia night, and more.

    14. Have a happy hour in Curaçao! Spend your Friday night being transported to four different beach bars throughout the island, featuring DJs at each stopping point.

    15. Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. The NYC-based Murray's Cheese Bar is hosting a ton of ~cheese tasting~ courses throughout May, so the time to break out that charcuterie board? It's now.

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    Tickets cost $110 (this includes the live class, four cheese, and four accoutrements), and there's a bunch of classes taking place over the month of May, so you can choose a date that best suits your schedule.

    16. If you're interested in art history, then The Metropolitan Museum of Art has your back — they're currently offering up decades worth of publications (578 texts in total) that you can read and download as you please.

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    Plus, the museum offers a virtual tour that uses an impressive 360-degree technology to give you uninterrupted views of everything from The Great Hall to The Met Cloisters.

    17. Experience the magic of Disney (sans waiting in never-ending lines) with 360-degree interactive videos of some of their most *iconic* rides — think the Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom, and more!

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    Check out all of the available rides here.

    18. Bring Charleston's famed Callie's Hot Little Biscuit into your kitchen. How? By tuning in to founder Carrie Morey's Instagram — she'll be posting new videos every Thursday.

    19. Interested in a tour of Japan? #Same. You can now travel the country ~by rail~ at your leisure with the help of Google Earth — simply check out this list (put together by JRPass.com) to visit 20 iconic destinations.

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    You'll be able to "tour" everything from Mt. Fuji and Himeji Castle to Hitachi Seaside Park and Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

    20. Spend the ~day~ at the American Museum of Natural History by browsing through extensive research collections, taking a virtual tour, or downloading the Explorer app to learn more about your favorite exhibits.

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    The options are endless when it comes to exploring this famed museum whilst wearing pajamas. You can also tune into their Facebook page daily at 2 p.m. for recorded tours, peruse museum highlights with Google Arts & Culture, and they even offer a bunch of online learning programs for students and teachers — we're talking museum quizzes and other grade-specific activities to keep your little ones entertained.

    21. Skip the airfare (turbulence included) and tour Machu Picchu by internet — a special 360-degree technology allows you to feel as if you're exploring this Inca citadel by foot.

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    There's even an audio guide that details each section you ~explore~.

    22. Learn how to make your favorite cocktail with Emirates. Easy-to-follow video guides will give you the lowdown on how to make everything from a mojito and cosmopolitan to a breakfast martini and negroni.

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    Consider this an easy way to have an at-home happy hour.

    23. You can still enjoy spring whilst being stuck indoors! The New York Botanical Garden is here to offer a floral escape through virtual activities that can be experienced from your living room.

    24. Walk through the British Museum in London with Google Arts & Culture — this 360-degree tour will bring you just steps away (well, virtually) from over eight million objects spanning over two million years of history.

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