7 things to do online this weekend: April 17 to 19

Apr 16 2020, 3:20 pm

You won’t need to leave your house with these wonderful events to fill your weekend!

Check out these seven things to do online this Friday, April 17, Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19.

Party at a three-day rave

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

Starting this Friday at 10 am, join Excision as he streams some never-before-seen sets from last year’s Lost Lands festival.

Notable acts include Subtronics, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Borgore, Kayzo, Herobust, and Excision B2B Illenium.

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.

Enroll in virtual Hogwarts classes


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Hop on your digital broomstick and venture to Hogwarts is Here (HiH), an online version of Hogwarts created for fans by fans. It’s important to note that the school isn’t approved by the Ministry of Magic (or Warner Bros., JK Rowling, or any other Harry Potter trademark holders).

On the website, you can create a character and immerse yourself at Hogwarts and the Harry Potter realm by enrolling in online coursesearning house points, and chatting with likeminded fans in the virtual common room forums.

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 you on an interactive experience that’ll bring you 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.

You’ll be able to admire this mystical and majestic underwater world through “David Attenborough’s Barrier Reef.”

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.

Enjoy a virtual space tour


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If you’re looking to explore the various factors that lead to a flight launch, look no further than the “Go for Flight” Google Expeditions tour of the Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Other options include the Exoplanet Travel Bureau virtual tour, which provides 360-degree views of the surfaces of other planets, as well as virtual tours of NASA facilities, including the Glenn Research Center and the Langley Research Center.

A full list of the various virtual tours offered can be found on the NASA website.

Take free photography lessons


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Spruce up your photography skills with free online courses courtesy of Nikon.

Until the end of April, the Japanese camera manufacturer is providing free digital photography courses that are available completely online.

You can choose from 10 different courses that cover a variety of photography subjects, including how to shoot landscapes, photographing children and pets, environmental portraiture, and more.

These courses from Nikon offer an excellent option not only for those who are just starting out in photography but also for anyone who is looking to learn something new about their favorite passion.

Courses can be found at online.nikonschool.com.

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 GamesCards Against Humanity, and even Uno.

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

With files from Emily Rumball