Alberta livestreams you can watch to battle the isolation boredom

Mar 19 2020, 3:29 pm

With almost every event possible cancelled in Alberta for the foreseeable future, artists and non-artists alike are taking to the internet to entertain, connect, and band together with their fellow citizens.

We’ve decided to put together a list of the many Alberta livestreams are happening this week (though anyone else is more than welcome to watch).

One-off events

House of Hush Burlesque

House of Hush Burlesque is hosting an online show on March 20, from 8 to 9:30 pm in place of a previously sold-out show scheduled for the same date. They’ll be streaming on Facebook and Instagram, and links will be emailed to newsletter subscribers. House of Hush will be taking donations to help offset the costs of having to cancel their show.

Malachite Theatre

Malachite Theatre is hosting a live reading of Richard II on March 22 at 12 pm MST on Zoom. The room link can be obtained by messaging the theatre on Facebook. The live reading will feature actors from both Edmonton and Calgary.

The Bare Book Club YYC

The Bare Book Club YYC is hosting an online SFW event themed around technology in fiction. The show will be hosted on a Discord server and feature five readers from the comfort of their homes.

Ongoing events

Isolation Arts

Calgarian Daniel Jones is hosting a Facebook livestream named Isolation Arts where he and his partner Annie read poetry, bake food, and play music.

Online Yoga

The Inspired Yoga Institute out of Calgary is hosting online classes with each of their instructors on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 am MST. The livestreams are taking place on their Facebook page.

Live music with The Blues Can

The Blues Can is streaming bands live on their Facebook page, with the bands playing to an empty room. They’ve asked that audience members email them a picture, so they can put them on the seats as a virtual audience. They’ve also provided the contact info for the artists, so that anyone can donate money at any time.

Undrcard Boxing Studio

Undrcard Boxing Studio is holding live classes on their Instagram; the times, days, and instructors can be found both there and on their Facebook page.

The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions

Country music fans can tune into the Blue Jay Session’s Facebook page from 2 to 3 pm on Wednesday for a livestream of some amazing local artists. This week (the March 25 show) features Devin Cooper, Lyndsay Butler, Brettyn Rose, and Matt Blais.

Donations can be made to artists as they perform through a Paypal link to ensure that we can continue to support our local artists.

With coronavirus on the rise, Health Canada is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.