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Weekend two of being at home and it hasn’t gotten any easier. As the days grow longer and time starts feeling like it doesn’t even exist anymore, the weekends are still here to remind us to take a deep breath. I’ve curated a few virtual events to hopefully help you relax.
'Bacurau' Virtual Screening
Since we obviously can’t go to the physical theater to catch the latest film, Coolidge Corner Theatre is helping fill our new movie void by launching virtual screenings this week. “Bacurau” is an award-winning Brazilian Western about a documentarian who travels to a village to shoot his next project. The movie-going experience is one a lot of people enjoy but look on the bright side of these at-home virtual screenings — cheap snacks you don’t have to sneak in! [Read critic Sean Burns' coverage of this film and "Saint Frances," which is also screening virtually.]
Shoutout to all my foodies out there fine-tuning their skills during this time. I’ve been cooking up a storm but forgetting about the beverages. Your beautiful new meal deserves a beautifully-crafted drink. That’s where Naomi Levy comes in. She’s a Boston bartender who is logging on to our favorite social media platform, Instagram, to teach us the basics of being a mixologist. Just think of all the fun parties you’ll want to throw when we're finally able to occupy the same space again. This is a fun and creative way to have a well-rounded meal or event.
DJ Sisko is one of the many jockeys spinning sets on IG Live and I couldn’t be more thankful for those. If you’re like me and hate going to the club anyway but want to dance your little heart out in the middle of your living room, join him for his set. He’s also accepting donations during his set, which starts at 9 p.m. Friday, which go to local food banks and families in need.
Club Passim in Cambridge announced they’re going virtual by streaming concerts to help everyone at home. This weekend, musicians Trace Bundy (March 27) and Peter Mulvey (March 29) will stream live from their living rooms. Your acoustic, coffeehouse vibes will thrive and you can enjoy the tunes while sitting on the couch in sweats or cooking in your kitchen.
The kiddos are out of school and the museums are all closed, which means there have to be other means for distraction. Take advantage of the virtual tour the BCM has online right now. Though this experience isn’t as tactile as being in the actual space, there’s still so much to see and learn. This can also serve as a precursor for an in-person visit when the institution opens back up.
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