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The Best Virtual Events to Hit Up If Cabin Fever Is Starting to Set In

Get 'out of the house' with live opera, gallery tours and couch choirs.
By Concrete Playground
March 19, 2020
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The Best Virtual Events to Hit Up If Cabin Fever Is Starting to Set In

Get 'out of the house' with live opera, gallery tours and couch choirs.
By Concrete Playground
March 19, 2020
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Documentary Edge Festival 2020

    This year's festival focuses on ongoing challenges, from crusading journalists to unstable politicians and UFO cults.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'James and the Giant Peach' with Taika and Friends

    Listen to the filmmaker read through the Roald Dahl classic — with help from Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Royal New Zealand Ballet: Giselle

    The national company is offering free broadcasts of this quintessential romantic ballet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Livestrung Venue Fundraiser

    A two-hour live-streamed fundraiser for Aotearoa's beloved live music venues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 2000s Virtual Quiz

    Test your knowledge on all that was great and horrible about the first decade of the millennium.

  • Design & Style

    Together Today

    A one-night-only online shopping experience.

  • Food & Drink

    Keep Cooking and Carry On

    Culinary legend Jamie Oliver is helping you level up your cooking game — for free.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NZ Art Show Online

    The country's largest sale of affordable and original Kiwi art is heading online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chekhov's The Seagull

    The Russian dramatist's first major play gets the online treatment.

  • Food & Drink

    Beer & Charcuterie Matching

    Learn the ins-and-outs of cured meat and beer at these online tasting sessions.

  • Food & Drink

    BubbleFest

    Six hours of beer-fuelled shenanigans and brewer talks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Royal New Zealand Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

    The national company is offering free broadcasts of Shakespeare's classic love story.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Virtual Art Fair

    Auckland's huge annual art showcase is moving online for 2020.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    We Are One: A Global Film Festival

    Twenty of the world's best film fests are joining forces to curate a free ten-day online festival via YouTube.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hot Dub at Home

    Dance your way through the decades with this virtual biweekly party.

  • Travel & Leisure

    We Love the 90s Quiz Night

    Put your 90s-loving brain to the test at this virtual trivia night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Royal New Zealand Ballet: ANZAC Salute

    The national company is broadcasting two moving pieces to commemorate ANZAC Day.

  • Food & Drink

    Yotam Ottolenghi: Keep Cooking Simple

    Watch the game-changing chef talk about the joys of simple (and super-tasty) food at this Sydney Opera House live-stream.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Breaking Glass — Sydney Chamber Opera and Carriageworks

    A free online world-premiere of a four-part opera inspired by mythology, Sylvia Plath and rare birds.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Virtual 'Star Wars' Quiz Night

    Two and a half hours of unadulterated 'Star Wars' trivia.

  • Food & Drink

    Nonna Live

    Learn how to make your own homemade pasta from scratch in an online class led by an 84-year-old Italian nonna.

  • Food & Drink

    Nigella Lawson: A Celebration of Home Cooking

    Watch the culinary legend talk about the joys of home cooking at this Sydney Opera House live-stream.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Retrosweat VHS Workout Club

    Shannon Dooley's beloved 80s-themed workouts are making their way to your living room.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Better Living, Everyone 2020

    An online music festival from the team behind Ōtautahi's cassette label.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

    Watch six of the Bard's plays performed at London's historic Globe Theatre.

  • Food & Drink

    Black Pineapple At Home Live

    Learn how to make refreshing cocktails from common household ingredients.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fleabag for Charity

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit one-woman show heads online for charity.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    From Our House to Yours

    Watch highlights — and never-before-seen footage — from the Sydney Opera House's 47-year history from your couch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shut Up & Dance

    Wellington's best-known dance crew is taking its liberating movement classes online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranian Women Short Film Night

    This virtual film festival will feature seven shorts by top Iranian filmmakers.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia: 'Tiger King' Edition

    You've binged the Netflix series — now put your knowledge to the test.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Live-Stream: Sea Life Melbourne

    The Melbourne aquarium is live streaming its sea creatures for all to see.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Shows Must Go On

    Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals for free on this new dedicated YouTube channel.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Goodnight with Dolly

    The much-loved country singer is swapping her bedazzled jackets for pyjamas and her guitar for bedtime stories.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Royal New Zealand Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

    The national company is offering free broadcasts of the classic fairytale.

  • Food & Drink

    Southward Distilling Co Gin Tasting

    Level up your lockdown with gin tasting in your living room.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Silent Disco Glow-in-the-Dark Home Edition

    This living room silent disco will feature jokes, positive affirmations and narration from Darth Vader.

  • Food & Drink

    Hospobaby

    A series of kid-friendly cooking tutorials from one of Auckland's best chefs.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Friends' Virtual Quiz

    No one told you that watching endless television reruns could turn out this way.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Te Papa: Online Jigsaw Puzzles

    New Zealand's national museum has turned some of its collection into online jigsaw puzzles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paintvine Online

    The group painting classes are heading online and into your living room.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    National Theatre at Home

    The UK's National Theatre is streaming a selection of its hit productions, with a new show available each week.

  • Food & Drink

    Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine

    'Queer Eye' food expert Antoni Porowski is hosting leftovers-inspired cooking tutorials while in lockdown.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Courtney Barnett and Lucius & Friends

    Performing live from their lounge rooms, they'll be joined by Sheryl Crow, Sharon Van Etten, Fred Armisen and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NGV Channel

    The Melbourne art gallery is launching virtual tours of all its current blockbuster exhibitions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MSO Online

    While Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is suspending all concerts with audiences for a month, it's now hosting an online concert series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nightly Met Opera Streams

    Stream a different opera from the famous NY institution every night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Room 2 Radio

    Cut some serious shapes in your bedroom with this virtual dance party.

  • Food & Drink

    Massimo Bottura's Kitchen Quarantine

    Catch nightly online cooking tutorials from one of the world's top chefs — while he's in lockdown.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Virtual Cinematheque

    ACMI and Melbourne Cinémathèque are hosting a weekly online movie night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Head On Photo Festival 2020

    The internationally acclaimed photography festival is going fully digital for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Couch Choir

    Pub Choir's communal singing events are affected by the mass-gatherings ban, so it's bringing the sing-along into your home.

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