Summer days are long and a lot of us are still sticking to staying home for the time being. Good thing there’s no shortage of virtual events to get us through the weekend. How exciting is it that we get to chill on the couch and watch all of the cool things the folks of Boston come up with to keep us entertained?
Thursday, July 23
Science and drag absolutely sound like a combination that will lead to a memorable night. Boston’s very own drag queen Coleslaw is sitting down with different experts and researchers to explore and learn about the science and technology that shape our world. This is a must-see virtual series, and this week, Coleslaw invites Museum of Science education associate Sarah Weiner for a conversation on untold stories of the history of science.
Friday, July 24
We seem far removed from the "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" craze that swept through at the beginning of quarantine, but this family-friendly virtual event will make you want to sing and maybe check in on your animal villagers. Boston-based Due Donne Productions is an opera company turning the classic fairytale "Hansel and Gretel" into something a little more child-approved and colorful, just like the Animal Crossing video game we all love.
Saturday, July 25
Boston’s shadow cast of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Full Body Cast, is putting their spin on the cult film this weekend. The best part is it’ll be virtual so you can enjoy their version of the 1975 wonky musical from your couch. It’s free to watch on Twitch, but supporters can donate to the Transgender Emergency Fund that night during the show.
Friday, July 24 through Sunday, August 2
Wicked Queer, The Boston LGBT Film Festival, has yet another great lineup of films in store, and this year the fest is virtual. From feature-length films like "Lingua Franca" about an undocumented Filipino trans woman working as a caregiver to collections of shorts about the Latinx and queer Muslim experiences and more — there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Sunday, July 26
This livestreamed anthology series covers chilling tales following inhabitants of Camp Strangwood. The campers and camp counselors are always in for a surprise, along with the virtual audience that’s watching. This week, the story follows campers who sneak out after dark to watch banned scary movies.