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    The Best Virtual Events You Can Attend From Your Couch This Week

    Take a New York Pilates class, listen to live jazz music, and explore Japan by rail — all from your living room.

    1. Cooking demos! Game show segments! Surprise guest appearances! All in store at the first ever Bon Appétit live show, which will take place on YouTube (*and* all proceeds will go to World Central Kitchen and their #ChefsForAmerica Covid-19 efforts).

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

    Big Mozz

    The classes take place every Friday at 7:00 p.m. EDT, spots must be reserved by Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. EDT, and tickets (cheese included!) cost $59.

    3. Looking to become a makeup guru? Presenting CliniqueLIVE, an Instagram event occurring every Wednesday to answer all of your makeup and skincare Qs. Each session is hosted by an ~expert~ in the beauty world — brace yourself for nighttime routines and tutorials aplenty.

    4. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with Churchill Downs (they'll be matching up to one million dollars in fan donations to charity). Catch the virtual horse race, take an online tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum, have an at-home fashion contest, and more.

    5. Join Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard for Camp Hello Bello Blowout: A Night in For Parents, a fun ~Friday night in~ for parents — we're talking cocktail making, magic tricks, and guest appearances from the likes of Josh Gad, Evan Rachel Wood, and more.

    Hello Bello

    The event takes place on May 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET on YouTube and IGTV.

    6. 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.

    7. Walk through The Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar with Google Arts & Culture — this 360-degree tour will bring you just steps away (well, virtually) from masterpieces that span 1,400 years.

    Museum of Islamic Art

    This waterfront museum houses jewelry, textiles, paintings, and more that are truly a feast for the culture-craving eye.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.


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

    10. 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.

    11. Interested in learning about entrepreneurship in the beauty world? Then you'll want to catch the last episode of Staying In & Talking Skin, a new digital video series hosted by Shani Darden and Jessica Alba!

    Shani Darden

    This chat takes place on May 2 at 2:00 p.m. EDT via Instagram Live

    12. Become a vino expert and go wine tasting with Lamoreaux Landing. How does it work? They'll be hosting a weekly interactive tasting session on Instagram Live — simply order the appropriate bottles of wine the Friday before each class and you'll learn something new with every sip.

    13. 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.

    14. 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!

    View this video on YouTube

    Check out all of the available rides here.

    15. 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.

    16. 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.

    17. 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 to visit 20 iconic destinations.

    Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

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

    18. 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.

    19. 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. EDT to listen to some major showtunes.

    20. 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.

    21. 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.


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

    22. 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.

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