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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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  • Design & Style

    Bassike Online Warehouse Sale

    Nab some of the label's cotton jersey pieces, denim and basics at discount prices.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia: 'Shrek' Edition

    Be an all star while answering questions about everyone's favourite green ogre.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    St Kilda Film Festival 2020

    The annual short film festival is screening online this year — and for free.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia: 90s Music Edition

    Nostalgic music trivia is back, alright.

  • Food & Drink

    Espresso Martini Masterclass

    Take your at-home drinks to the next level.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

    Celebrate the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a jam-packed lineup of music, film, panel discussions and art.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Food and Wine Festival: The Online Edition

    The virtual lineup includes talks from world-famous chefs Massimo Bottura and René Redzepi, plus some IRL food specials for Melburnians.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Virtual Indigenous Film Festival

    As part of National Reconciliation Week, FanForce TV is showcasing Indigenous Australian filmmaking — with online screenings and live-streamed Q&As.

  • 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

    Isol-Aid

    A live-streamed music festival series raising money for Aussie artists who've had gigs cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Groove Therapy Live-Stream Classes

    Australia's judgement-free dance school goes online with nightly classes for less than $10.

  • Design & Style

    Big Fashion Sale Online

    Pick up samples and one-offs from cult Australian and international designers.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Online Gin & Tonic Festival 2020

    Sip your way through different gins, enjoy guided tastings and watch gin masterclasses — all from home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane Street Art Festival: Superordinary Live-Stream Painting

    Watch 19 artists paint their away around a Brisbane building.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Humankind Film Festival

    The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is heading online this year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Live from Aus

    Watch the sunset over Uluru, learn to make cheese and see a (very cute) penguin parade — for free.

  • Food & Drink

    Gami 20 Percent Off

    The Korean fried chook favourite is offering discounted dishes for ten days.

  • Travel & Leisure

    QAGOMA Store Online Design Market

    A two-week online showcase of Brisbane's best artistic design.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia: 'Seinfeld' Edition

    Show your love for the sitcom about nothing — while you're sitting around doing nothing.

  • Food & Drink

    Keep Cooking and Carry On

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Melbourne International Film Festival: MIFF 68 1/2

    This year's MIFF is moving online, courtesy of an 18-day streaming program featuring new movies, emerging talent and plenty of shorts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Film Festival 2020: Virtual Edition

    For the first time in its 67-year history, SFF is heading online.

  • Design & Style

    Assembly Label Choose-What-You-Pay Sale

    Nab some new WFH threads at up to 70 percent off.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia: 'Star Wars' Edition

    The force is strong at this trivia contest.

  • Food & Drink

    Poof Doof Direct

    This virtual dance party is turning up the heat with disco tunes, drag and lots of living room dancing.

  • Food & Drink

    Virtual Whisky Masterclass

    Celebrate World Whisky Day with an expert-led lockdown tasting.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Vegan NSW Marketplace

    Sydney's 100 percent animal product-free market has gone digital.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Beyond Cinema: The Magical Sing-Along

    Sing the night away to songs from 'The Lion King', 'The Little Mermaid' and all your old-school favourites.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Guide Dogs Australia Puppy Zoom Meeting

    Spend your lunch break zooming with cute guide dog puppies — and experienced guide dogs, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hot Dub at Home

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Gallery of NSW Together in Art

    Learn to draw a face with Ben Quilty, make a Dadaist poem with Tony Albert and watch Ngaiire sing in an empty exhibition space — all in the Gallery's new, uplifting online art space.

  • 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

    MONA Spectra Live-Stream

    Watch this spectacular light show as it happens in Tasmania.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Virtual 5k Run

    Take part in a five-kilometre fun run — virtually.

  • 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

    Printhie Wines Virtual Wine Tasting

    Pop a bottle and settle in with this guided wine tasting and chat every Friday

  • Food & Drink

    Virtual Indie Beer Showcase

    Get your craft beer fix sorted with these new virtual tasting parties.

  • Food & Drink

    Innocent Bystander's Virtual Tasting Bar

    Sommelier-led online wine tastings hosted by a famed Yarra Valley winery.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Cookie Pie

    Gelato Messina is giving away free cookie pies with Deliveroo orders over $32 — for a limited time, of course.

  • Design & Style

    P.E. Nation Online Warehouse Sale

    The popular athleisure brand is bringing its annual sale online — and everything is 60 percent off.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia: 'The Office' Edition

    Stop putting staplers in jelly and start answering trivia questions.

  • 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

    Shakespeare's Globe On Screen

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australian Ballet 2020 Digital Season

    Watch 'Romeo & Juliet' come to life on your screen — and learn how to plié.

  • Food & Drink

    Cooking with Maggie

    Learn tips of the trade from an Australian culinary icon.

  • Food & Drink

    Salt Meats Cheese Nutella Menu

    Nutella espresso martinis, Nutella calzones and Nutella panna cotta delivered to your door.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fleabag for Charity

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

    Join this online egg hunt to win $100 worth of croissants, chocolate, spa treatments and more.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Beer Together Live Streams

    The Crafty Pint and Ale of a Time are hosting daily virtual beer tastings and weekly beer quizzes, joined by guests from some of the country's favourite breweries.

  • Travel & Leisure

    ClassBento Craft Box Workshops

    Learn how to paint your pet, make your own soap and whip up some candles — and make gnocchi at home, too.

  • 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

    Flow After Dark Disco Yoga — Live Stream

    Salute to the sun while listening to tunes in your lounge room.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Goodnight with Dolly

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

  • Food & Drink

    $9.90 Burritos and Bowls

    Guzman y Gomez is offering seven days of cheap burritos and bowls — delivered.

  • Food & Drink

    Cheese Wheel at Home

    Scoop creamy pasta out of a wheel of brie — at home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Online Paint and Sip Sessions

    Learn to paint — with a glass of wine in your hand — at these live-streamed paint and sip classes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Te Papa: Online Jigsaw Puzzles

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Edition

    Show your love for the Nine-Nine crew at this dedicated online trivia night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clay at Home

    Sydney's super-popular ceramics studio has brought its classes online — and will drop the clay and tools at your door.

  • 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.

  • Design & Style

    The Village Markets Insta Market

    Shop for Australian-made fashion, art, homewares and handcrafted goods online.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Friends' Virtual Quiz

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

  • Food & Drink

    Meals for Mates

    A new initiative giving 4000 free home-delivered meals to out-of-work hospitality workers across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lockdown: An Interactive Livestream

    Marathon your way through six hours of movies, including features and shorts, plus e-chats, Q&As and interviews.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Waffles

    TGI Fridays is giving away free delivery waffles when you spend over $20.

  • Design & Style

    Jungle Collective Virtual Pop-Up Sale

    Fill your home with new green babies from this online sale.

  • Food & Drink

    Quar Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Live-Stream: Feeding Time with Rocky the Crocodile

    The Sydney zoo is live streaming feeding time with its 365-kilogram crocodile.

  • Food & Drink

    Digital Happy Hour

    South Australia's Unico Zelo and Applewood Distillery are live streaming an interactive after-work drinks session, every night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Great Australian Warehouse Sale

    Record Store Day has been postponed, but you can still boost your vinyl collection this April.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Isolation Trivia

    Put your trivia skills to the test via this regular live-streamed quiz night.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Sorry Thanks I Love You Instagram Yoga

    Get bendy in your home with this free live-streamed yoga class.

  • 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

    The IsoLate Late Show — The Little Red Company

    Catch a star-studded cabaret show from your couch — and support performing arts professionals.

  • 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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