Livestreams to watch in Calgary this week April 6 to 9

Apr 6 2020, 1:51 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic cancelled a lot of events, but do not despair.

The immense amount of remote streaming possibilities is giving Calgarians something to look forward to while in isolation.

Monday, April 6

Paint Time Skype/Whatsapp Paint Night

What: Calgary-based Paint Time is hosting virtual paint night over Skype/Whatsapp. They’ll ship you supplies for $35 or you can pick them up for $30.

When: Monday, April 6
Time: 5 pm
Where: A WhatsApp or Skype group
Cost: $30 – $35 for supplies

Clean Hands, Clear Heads, Open Hearts

What: Local arts company Stagehand Live is throwing weekday concerts featuring spotlighting artists over Facebook live at 2 pm. From April 6 to 9, they’re featuring S.K. Wellington, Chris Gheran, Crystal McGrath, and James Reckseidler

When: Monday, April 6
Time: 2 pm
Where: Facebook Live
Cost: Free, but they do take tips and donations.

Cabaret Calgary Patreon

What: Calgary entertainment troupe Cabaret Calgary has set up a Patreon, with different tiers allowing access to filmed routines, performance tips, NSFW photosets, and a weekly online show. You can also access archives of Top Marx with Karla Marx, a video talk show by the titular Calgary drag queen.

When: All week, check the Patreon for shows and times
Time: 2 pm
Where: Patreon
Cost: $5-$40

Work on your mental health

What: It’s a strange time, and you might be feeling overwhelmed, scared, lost, or just unwell. Now’s a really good time to start cultivating good habits for your mental and physical health, so we’ve rounded up five really great apps for iOS and Android to help you do just that.

When: Anytime
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 7

Artsy Fartsy Paint Night

What: Airdrie studio Artsy Fartsy is hosting a free paint night over Facebook Live. They have a list of colours and supplies that you’ll need, and they’ll take you step by step through a kid and adult friendly painting.

When: Tuesday, April 7
Time: 1 pm
Where: Facebook Live
Cost: Free

Dive into some webcomics

What: There’s no shortage of webcomics available to read, but finding a series that has a large archive is another story altogether.

We’ve put together a list of seven picks with deep, deep archives to keep you entertained for a few hours, days, or even weeks.

Check them out here.

When: Anytime
Cost: Free

Binge some free content on YouTube

What: If you don’t have any Netflix logins from your friends or family, you can still binge watch to your heart’s content. We’ve listed 13 YouTube channels that range from cooking, learning about Disney theme park history, to random shenanigans filmed for the joy of others.

When: Anytime
Cost: Free

Quarantine N’ Chill with Kylee Roman

What: Virgin Radio’s Kylee Roman hosts a live stream with musical artists and local experts every weekday night at nine — this Tuesday Kylee will be chatting with RJ Johnson-Brown for a diva dance style class.

Where: Virgin Radio 98.5
When: 
9 pm
Cost: Free

Wednesday, April 8

Live from Spark in Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out

What: Calgarians can tune into Facebook and Instagram Live, as well as Youtube to ask an expert about the plastination process used to create all the animals in BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out.

When: Wednesdy, April 8
Time: 1 pm
Where: Facebook and Instagram Live
Cost: Free

Social Distance HUMPDay House Party 

What: J9 Productions and DJ Pete Wilde are putting on a Twitch-streamed house party, bringing together music fans remotely.

When: Wednesday, April 8
Time: 9 pm
Where: Twitch
Cost: Free

The Blue Jay Virtual Sessions

What: The Blue Jay sessions started as a pop-up music event last year and has pivoted to weekly virtual jam sessions during the pandemic. The fourth round of the ongoing series is April 8, and features Michela Sheedy, Jake Mathews, Ty Baynton, and Megan Dawson. Tips are encouraged, and will be split between the performers each week.

When: Wednesday, April 8
Time: 2 pm
Where: Facebook Live
Cost: Free, but they do take tips and donations.

Get into a podcast or three

What: If you need some background chatter while you work from home, it’s never too late to discover a favourite podcast. From true crime to just hanging out and joking around, we’ve found 22 podcasts to appeal to anyone with a set of headphones and time to kill.

When: Anytime
Cost: Free with streaming subscription

Quarantine N’ Chill with Kylee Roman

What: Virgin Radio’s Kylee Roman hosts a live stream with musical artists and local experts every weekday night at nine — this Wednesday Kylee will be chatting with personal trainer Charlotte Kapitza about at home workouts.

Where: Virgin Radio 98.5
When: 
9 pm
Cost: Free

Thursday, April 9

Real Talk Artist Salon w/ Handsome Alice Theatre

What: Handsome Alice Theatre is putting on a salon for anyone interested in learning how to recognize, understand, and offer support for those suffering from domestic abuse. It will also goes over how to respond to disclosures regarding abuse. Non-profit organization Sagesse will be highlighted as a resource. The meeting will take place through Zoom; RSVP’s  to receive the room link can be emailed to [email protected], and they will be accepting donations.

When: Thursday, April 9
Time: 1:30 pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free with RSVP, and they do take donations

Binge watch some shows 

What: There’s nothing but time these days, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on your must watch list. We’ve put together a list of 17 shows to binge watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ if you need some inspiration!

When: Anytime
Cost: $10 to $12 or a free trial

Browse Twitter

What: Twitter has a bad reputation as a messy, angry platform. That is partially deserved, but Twitter also has a wealth of inspiring, informative, and funny accounts. We’ve put together a list of 23 Twitter accounts that will tickle your funny bone while you sift through bread recipes.

When: Anytime
Cost: Free

Quarantine N’ Chill with Kylee Roman

What: Virgin Radio’s Kylee Roman hosts a live stream with musical artists and local experts every weekday night at nine — this Thursday Kylee will be chatting with American singer-songwriter Virginia to Vegas

Where: Virgin Radio 98.5
When: 
9 pm
Cost: Free