9 fun things to do this weekend that don't require going outside

Apr 8 2020, 7:18 pm

At this point, you’re either used to self-isolating or are having a complete mental breakdown.

If you’re in the latter group, put down that hair clipper and immerse yourself in one of these nine activities.

Enjoy a movie marathon


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During the month of April, HBO has unlocked a slew of their titles for free.

Pop your popcorn, download the HBO GO app, and choose between 35+ of the app’s most popular titles.

We suggest watching The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Crazy, Stupid, Love, or going all-in and binging the entire True Blood series.

Learn to play an instrument


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We’re not judging you if you haven’t touched that guitar since you bought it five years ago. Instead, we urge you to sign up for three months of free lessons with Fender Play.

Fender is offering free lessons for the guitar, bass, and ukulele.

Party at a late-night rave


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With all concerts canceled and Beyond Wonderland at the Gorge seeming ages away, you may be missing out on the rave scene.

This Friday at 7 pm, join Nghtmre as he streams his EDC live set back to back set with Slander. If you’re not a raver, let’s just say … this set is pretty big.

We suggest connecting your laptop to your television or hosting a Zoom call and sharing your screen to enjoy a live rave with your friends.

If you don’t feel like staying up too late, you can always check out Insomniac’s YouTube channel, which livestreams old raves 24/7.

Host a fancy date night


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When’s the last time you wore a nice suit? When’s the last time you put on a red lipstick? If your answer is anytime longer than three weeks ago, it may be time for a date night.

The nice thing about an in-house date night is that you don’t even have to worry about bringing a coat or getting your outfit wet. If you want some fancy foods without the hassle of cooking, you can even support a local business and order in.

Watch an online concert


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Is there a difference between a concert and a rave? Yes. Concerts allow you to chill, have a dinner, and maybe even listen to the artist talk for a little bit. Raves, on the other hand, are a little louder and way more intense.

For those looking to chill out this weekend, check out one of these five online concerts.

Go on a South African Safari


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Embark on an epic journey to South Africa to see the unique and fascinating wildlife without having to compromise your social and physical distancing.

Experiential travel company &BEYOND, in collaboration with wildlife broadcasting company WildEarth, is providing users with a front-row seat to experience three-hour safari game drives twice a day from their Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private Game Reserve in a project called WILDWatch Live.

The virtual safari footage can be seen between 6 and 9 am CAT (sunrise dependent), and 3:30 and 6:30 pm CAT (sunset dependent), which translates to between 9 pm and 12 am, and 6:30 am to 9:30 am.

Host a virtual game night


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We get it, you’re missing your friends.

Just because you can’t meet up in person, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be having your regular game nights. We love playing Jackbox Games, Cards Against Humanity, and even Uno.

You can also stick to classic Facebook games such as multiplayer Words with Friends, Bingo, Draw Something, and more.

Go swimming at the Great Barrier Reef


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Sir David Attenborough, British historian and narrator of hit series including Planet Earth and Our Planet, is inviting guests on an interactive experience that takes them to one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

The interactive experience is broken down into “chapters” that each focus on various points of history, inhabitants, and threats to the reef, and tracks how many kilometers users have traveled as they progress.

Viewers can admire this mystical and majestic underwater world through “David Attenborough’s Barrier Reef.”

Host a virtual happy hour


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With so many video calling apps available, there’s no reason to hold off on your Friday night beer club.

If you or your friends don’t have any beer left in the fridge, don’t fret, order some from Elysian Brewing. The Seattle-based brewery is offering delivery and donating $5 from each order to the Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund, which helps those all over Seattle who’ve been impacted by forced business closures and job loss.

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