With the unprecedented closure of nearly everything due to COVID-19 prevention, the new reality means we’re on our own to find ways to entertain ourselves. Let’s see what we can find to help pass the time in these online picks of the week.
Theatre: Although live performances are now cancelled The Frank Theatre and Zee Zee Theatre, will be releasing a pre-recorded performance of their co-presentation Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, on March 21, 2020 at 8pm. Those who already purchased a ticket to the live performance at the Firehall Arts Centre can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a password to log-in and view, or viewers can donate on the site.
Museum: Like almost all museums and galleries, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria is closed but it offers a host of virtual exhibits to visit including the Learning Portal, Youtube channel, or the collection databases
Live: Like a lot of artists going live online, Lights has tweeted that she will be performing on Instagram Live at 6pm PT March 18
Okay kids I’m gonna play some acoustic songs for u tmrw night at 6pm PST on ig live. Tell me what songs you want, mine or covers or whatever go pic.twitter.com/MuMAKOrXBT— Lights (@lights) March 17, 2020
Symphony: If you missed the season the Livestream of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s BeethovenFest; Virtual Finale, or if you did, you can watch the concert again here
Concert: Dan Mangan was supposed to play a live gig at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto but it was cancelled, instead he created #Quarantunes #ShowToNobody to broadcast on YouTube so now all of across the country can enjoy the show.