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    Here Are A Bunch Of Virtual Events You Can Enjoy While You're Social Distancing

    Attend a music festival, explore haunted houses, spend a night at the opera — all from your living room.

    1. NYX Professional Makeup is hosting an "Epic Together" music festival on Instagram Live featuring sets from Jessie Reyez, Kim Petras, and Princess Nokia. (Consider this a substitute for that music festival *cough* Coachella *cough* that you were looking forward to pre-rescheduling.)


    This will give you a chance to do all of the following: Change from your sweats into *different* sweats, slap on some makeup for fun, grab a glass of vino, and pretend you're at a music festival.

    The virtual festival takes place from April 10 to April 12.

    2. London-based Bread Ahead Bakery wants to turn your quarantine into a full-fledged bake-a-thon by offering daily lessons — the kind that cover everything from scones to focaccia.

    3. Take a china upcycling workshop and transform even your most boring plates into unique works of art. FYI: This one workshop will render all of your dishes helpless to your newfound obsession with DIY.


    Tickets start at $15.30 (£12.50) and the class takes place on April 11 from 5:30—7a.m. EDT (10:30—12:00p.m. BST).

    4. Boozy brunch and a show whilst in quarantine? All possible with Digital Drag Fest 2020 — tickets are $10 a pop and limited to a certain number of households, which means each show is still super intimate and interactive.

    5. 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, funk drinking games, dance parties, and more.

    6. Bring the great outdoors inside! Explore El Yunque with supervisor Dr. Keenan Adams, who will guide you through the rain forest via @DiscoverPuertoRico on Instagram live.

    Peter Greenberg Productions

    The virtual tour takes place on April 10 at 3 p.m. EDT.

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


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

    8. Enjoy #VegasFromHome with "The Wednesday Spin," a three-hour Instagram Live with Park MGM featuring awesome DJs and a slice of nightlife you don't have to dress up for.

    Park MGM

    The party takes place every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m.

    9. Cosyne Creative Collective is organizing a virtual dance party (for FREE) that will allow for connection through song and movement. Now shout this from the rooftops: It's still possible to ~party~ from your cramped living room.


    The ~party~ takes place on Zoom every Thursday and Sunday night at 6–7:00 p.m. EDT from April 9 through April 19.

    10. Humming show tunes? Consider turning your living room into a theater by way of a BroadwayHD subscription. This service allows you to stream a slew of musicals, dramas, and Broadway classics — including the original Cats.

    11. ATTN, spooky friends: You can take a video tour of the famed Winchester Mystery House — all from the comfort of your own couch, where the ghosts (I assume) won't be able to find you.

    Courtesy of the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau

    This mansion, once owned by rifle heiress Sarah Winchester, is known for spooky staircases and doors that lead to nowhere. The virtual tour can be rented for $5.99 or purchased for $13.99 (and when you're done, you can watch this episode of BuzzFeed Unsolved for more creepy deets, if you so please).

    12. Spend a night at the opera — without having to leave your bedroom. The Metropolitan Opera will be streaming a new show on their website (and through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices) every night.

    13. Bask in cherry blossoms and sunlight (*sort of*) by virtually exploring the 400-year-old Shukkeien Garden in Hiroshima, Japan.

    14. Sign up for fashion illustration courses with Mestiza New York, a clothing brand founded in 2014 by Alessandra Perez-Rubio and Louisa Rechter. (Useful FYI: For special occasion ensembles, this is where you'll want to browse.)

    Mestiza New York

    Classes take place every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. EDT — just register here beforehand.

    15. Tune into the The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center website, where you'll find archival videos of classical music and performances. A little cello + a little vino = an immediately lifted spirit.

    16. Let's all pretend that we're in Saint Lucia, shall we? If you're interested in wood sculpting, cocoa tea, meditation, petroglyphs, cooking, and more — this one's for you.

    17. Participate in a sing-a-long with NYC's iconic piano bar, Marie's Crisis Cafe. Simply join their Facebook group daily from 4–7 p.m. and 7–9:30 p.m. to listen to some major showtunes.

    18. Learn about stitching and basic embroidery with this beginner-friendly class. Simply bring needle, a thread, and attention — you'll even be able to ask questions in real time (you can virtually raise your hand).


    This week, classes will be hosted on April 10 and 12 via Zoom and tickets start at $20.

    19. Become a professional chef via Rouxbe, a professional online culinary school that offers a variety of cooking courses ranging from how to make pasta to egg basics you should probably know (but likely...don't).


    Pro tip: Make sure to schedule time on your calendar for each different cooking course, that way each lesson feels like a ~special event~. You can sign up for a free 30-day membership (no credit card required) and from there, the subscription is $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

    20. Become an expert vino connoisseur from the comfort of your couch via an Amusée wine class. Veteran sommelier Leslee Miller will break down a different wine topic in each course, ranging French brands to the best glasses of red.


    Tickets start at $10 and there are classes on 10 and 11 beginning at 8:00 p.m EDT (7:00 p.m. CST) via Zoom (each class focuses on a different topic).

    21. Have a virtual Parisian escape by traipsing your way through the Louvre. An impressive 360-degree map allows you to walk through famed exhibits — all with the added bonus of not having to brave the crowds.

    Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

    Fun game idea: Read about all the spots that Jay-Z and Beyoncé frequented in the "Apes**t" music video and try to spot all 17 locations whilst taking your virtual tour.

    Don't forget to check out Bring Me! for all of BuzzFeed's best travel tips and hacks, vacation inspiration, and more!

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