Congrats, you made it to the end of the week! No, you still can't go outside. But yes, you can still enjoy yourself. This weekend, we've got everything from a virtual burlesque performance to NFL draft parties lined up. Here's what to do (online) in Seattle this weekend:
Jump into Wonderland in Quarantine
Through The Looking Glass 2020: Wonderland In Quarantine is a three-hour interactive performance complete with virtual backstage passes, a jazz band intermission and a cocktail Q&A. This burlesque twist on Alice in Wonderland (for a grown-up audience, btw) will keep you on the edge of your sofa.
Beginning with a 30-minute peek backstage of the artists' pre-show rituals, the performance is then screened with live-streamed commentary and insight from performers. After the show, enjoy a cocktail with producers and performers, where you'll be able to ask about their creative process. Tickets are $25.
- Friday, April 24, 8 p.m.: Wonderland in Quarantine, Chapter Three
- Saturday, April 25, 5 p.m.: Wonderland in Quarantine, Chapter Four
- Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m.: Wonderland in Quarantine, Chapter Five
Elevate your Movie Night
It's finally the weekend, and if you're like me, you already burned through everything on Netflix's top ten list. Plus, it's weird to watch all nine seasons of "The Office" again, right? But don't turn off the TV just yet! A few Seattle organizations are bringing theater-worthy films to your living room so you can do movie night the ~right~ way.
Northwest Film Forum, Grand Illusion and SIFF offer online screenings for films you'd usually need to visit the theater to see. There's everything from heartfelt dramas to niche international films to choose from, and screenings range from free to $25.
Attend a Concert with a Cause
There's nothing better than enjoying yourself while contributing to your community, right? This Friday, The Vera Project and Artist Home are facilitating Live From Our Living Rooms, a telethon-style virtual benefit concert.
Tune in for art, music, workshops and guest speakers from across the state (think Sol, Sassyblack, Jeff Rosenstock and many more). All proceeds go to the DIY Community Relief Fund, which supports local musicians and artists impacted by COVID-19.
- Friday, April 24, 7 p.m.: Live From Our Living Rooms
Tune in with 12s for the NFL Draft
Football fans are no joke, so I'll get straight to the point: the Seahawks are hosting a virtual draft party full of insights, Seahawks legends and special guests. It's part of the NFL's Draft-a-Thon, a three-day fundraiser for COVID-19 relief.
The team will stream hour-long interactive pre-draft parties where 12s can virtually gather with guests like Matt Hasselbeck, Joel McHale, Mina Kimes and more. Donations support United Way of King County, Salvation Army, Food Lifeline and Sound Generations- Meals on Wheels.
- Friday, April 24: Pre-Draft Party from 3-4 p.m., rounds 2-3 begin at 4 p.m.
- Saturday, April 25: Pre-Draft Party from 8-9 a.m., rounds 4-7 begin at 9 a.m.
Check out Nectar's Virtual Concert Series
Seattle music is iconic. Pearl Jam! Jimi Hendrix! Sir Mix-a-Lot! Nirvana! The list goes on, but you get the point. Live music is a must, but a certain global pandemic has put a screeching halt to our city's favorite nightlife activity.
But Nectar Lounge has music lovers covered. Their virtual concert series streams through their YouTube channel and runs on a "pay what you can" system.