Another weekend indoors won’t stop us from learning new skills and facts. Now that we’re (hopefully) settling in, it’s time to find our groove. The weekend can still be a time of solace for me if I put myself in the right headspace and distract myself with the right things. Here’s a list of events that will help to distract you, and maybe alleviate some stress.
Friday, April 3
Folk singer/songwriter Pamela Means is giving us a Friday afternoon show via YouTube livestream, presented by Club Passim. No need to fight through the concert crowd with beer being spilled on your boots. She’s performing a live acoustic set at 3 p.m. Tune in and enjoy some live music, a great way to close out the work-from-home day (and week) with a bang.
While its doors are closed, The Rose Art Museum is inviting you to enjoy its collection in digital format. The collection is comprised of more than 8,000 pieces with lots of work from the 1960s and 1970s. Andy Warhol, Chris Burden and Jasper Johns are all up for us to enjoy.
Sunday, April 5
Thomas Wilkins conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra in February and now, the BSO is releasing the footage so we can all enjoy a virtual concert from home that emphasizes "The Beautiful Sounds of Friendship." Tune in at 3 p.m. for a nice post-lunch, musical extravaganza. The BSO also offers tons of behind-the-scenes action on their site of the crew playing the music.
Eliza Shirazi is a Boston-area kickboxing instructor who has taken her classes online. If you need to sweat it out, she and her instructors offer virtual kickboxing and group fitness classes every single day, including a Sunday meditation call. Your fitness goals don’t have to go on pause just because you’re at home.
Available through midnight Sunday, April 5
Central Square Theater may have had to close their production of “Pipeline,” but they are providing a video recording of the production through Sunday night. How lucky are we to be able to experience theater, even without being in the physical space? The show is about a mother trying to steer her son in the right direction within his private school education system. [Read ARTery critic-at-large Ed Siegel's review of the production.]