Escape Online: Travel, Learn, See, Hear, Taste, Move, and More

Escape Online: Travel, Learn, See, Hear, Taste, Move, and More

Escape the boundaries of your safe-at-home stay with events and activities available free online:

Travel

Make your virtual travel plans today: Visit Turkish museums and cultural sites.

Travel the world through music with this complete archive of folk music for all countries.

Learn

Take up bird watching: Learn the specific sounds made by 50 bird species.

Art teacher Mrs. Velazquez shares art contests, museums, art games, digital art, art education, and more in this guide to enjoying art at home.

Need an online tutor? Students from Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley give free tutoring to K12 students.

See

No new movies on Netflix? Attend an Environmental Film Festival.

According to TimeOut, the world’s coolest theatre is streaming a play every night for free.

Introducing L.A.’s new Geffen Stayhouse: Enjoy past Geffen Playhouse productions and access to the entire BroadwayHD catalog.

Love Frida and fashion? Visit this interactive online Frida Kahlo exhibition.

Hear

This school choir’s concert was cancelled, so they performed online from isolation: “Ruthless school choir stages direct assault on human hearts

Books on tape: Audible just made hundreds of titles completely free to help during the coronavirus crisis.

Thirsting for beauty? Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart reads Shakespeare sonnets for the quarantine effort.

In isolation but in unison, Colorado Symphony musicians perform Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

Taste

Cook and eat with an Italian grandma: Try virtual pasta making with Nonna Nerina.

Worried about eating takeout / delivery? Put your fears to rest (and develop safer habits) with this comprehensive guide to food safety and coronavirus from Serious Eats.

Move

Keep promising yourself you’ll stop being a couch potato? The Wall Street Journal offers five home workouts to do during the coronavirus outbreak.

Join

Join the sharing economy: You’ve heard of little free libraries, now they’re becoming little free pantries.

So you’ve decided to grow your own food: Join the Corona Victory Gardens movement using this Sign Up Form.

Other Resources

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics has assembled an enormous resource toolkit for artists, writers, and arts organizations. Find resources ranging from virtual programs and online events to emergency grants and funding for those in need during this time.

LAist published this list: Where to get financial assistance, food, and more during the coronavirus crisis.

Read last week’s lists from Sustainable City News: The Money Crunch: Resources for Whittier Area Emergency Needs and Stuck at Home? Get Lost in All the Fun Free Stuff

Watch this intelligent and calm explanation of COVID-19 from a credible man who worked on AIDS and SARS efforts and sits on medical school boards.

Read The Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief, an interview with bereavement and trauma specialist David Kessler published in the Harvard Business Review. An excerpt: “There’s denial, which we see a lot of early on: This virus won’t affect us. There’s anger: You’re making me stay home and taking away my activities. There’s bargaining: Okay, if I social distance for two weeks everything will be better, right? There’s sadness: I don’t know when this will end. And finally there’s acceptance. This is happening; I have to figure out how to proceed.

“Acceptance, as you might imagine, is where the power lies. We find control in acceptance. I can wash my hands. I can keep a safe distance. I can learn how to work virtually.”

Photo: Audio-Technica / Creative Commons

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