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Good morning everyone. This weekend, like the past weekends and future weekends will be livestreamed. It is what it is, we may as well try and make the most of it. We have 2 BIG events ourselves this weekend, so please save the dates for:

  1. 4/30 – TONIGHT! SPACE SONGS: Through the Distance –  premiering on Youtube at 8pm –  a virtual concert for Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (w/ Sting, Ben Gibbard, Betheny Cosentino, Vagabon, Valerie June, Dan Deacon) about spotlight the creativity and community that can be found in distance and isolation, in both music and spaceflight.  – click here for details

  1. 5/1 (FRIDAY!) – A Day IN: DC livestream festival and fundraiser – from 6:30am – to midnight, in partnership with Instagram, we are hosting A Day IN: DC – which walks the audience through a “perfect virtual day in DC” with 30+ local businesses and creatives – check out the full schedule and details here – we are very proud of this one – PLEASE DONATE ON EVENTBRITE or FACEBOOK if you can and help us spread the word about this virtual citywide group hug. 100% of the proceeds goes to the businesses involved.

Thursday April 30th

  • Kick off your morning w/ Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian as he leads a meditation via FB Live at 8:30am ET!
  • And check out Danimal Yoga for some really cool yoga classes (including Drag Yoga!) most days of the week.
  • Or get some movement in at 4pm ET via House of Yes’ Thursday Twerkshop with Blaine Petrovia!
  • If you’ve been on Tinder lately, you’ll know it’s a real weird (even real weirder than before) place! You may be interested in checking out Sixth & I’s presentation of Dating (or Not) During a Pandemic at 7pm ET // Rabbi Aaron will be speaking with Lisa Bonos, the dating and relationships writer for The Washington Post!
  • In terms of tunes, The Grammy Museum is celebrating the 13th anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” single release with an IG Live ft. JoJo, Amy’s stylist Naomi Parry and, close friend Catriona Gourlay and music journalist Eve Barlow; everything is set to run from 5pm to 6pm ET.
  • (And if you need MORE JoJo action, head over to a chat she’s having w/ Brittany Spanos for 92Y ft. bonus performance at 8:30pm ET!)
  • You can also catch Lost Resort ft. TOKiMONSTA, Alison Wonderland and Anna Lunoe starting at 6pm ET!
  • But we are perhaps MOST pumped for Space Songs: Through the Distance w/ National Air and Space Museum at 8pm ET! The recorded concert, hosted by Tested’s Adam Savage, will feature special guests and performances by Sting, Clipping, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Dan Deacon, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson, Grace Potter, and Vagabon // YES PLEASE!

Friday May 1st

  • It’s gonna be a good day, y’all! A Day IN: DC festival + fundraiser kicks off bright ‘n early at 6am ET and will run all the way through to midnight over on the @brightestyoungthings Instagram; we’re talkin’ everything from yoga to drag to coffee to plant care tips to midnight movies ft. all your local favorites – Call Your Mother Deli, Little Leaf, Girls Night In Club, World Central Kitchen, showcases from local venues 930 Club, ARTECHOUSE, U Street Music Hall and Songbyrd, Busboys & Poets, Politics & Prose, Thamee, Reverie Paper Flora, Little Sesame, The Coffee Bar, 730DC, District Trivia, Dolcezza Coffee and Gelato, Group Therapy Associates, Rose Jaffe and more! 100% of proceeds go directly to the businesses, organizations and creatives involved // YES! check out the full schedule and details here – we are very proud of this one – PLEASE DONATE ON EVENTBRITE or FACEBOOK if you can and help us spread the word about this virtual citywide group hug. 100% of the proceeds goes to the businesses involved.

  • Moving into tunes territory, at 1pm ET we’ve got The Show Up ft. HEALTH, Zola Jesus, Kevin Devine and Pokey LaFarge happening over on Patreon!
  • PLUS Porches will take to the Stay Away stage on La Blogotheque’s Instagram Live starting at 1pm ET!
  • And Lauv’s Blue Boy Foundation will host Breaking Modern Loneliness: A Conversation on Mental Health a virtual panel discussion in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, at 1pm ET! Alessia Cara, Anne-Marie and Sofía Reyes will join the convo, too.
  • We have been loving Kennedy Center’s Couch concerts too.
  • Red Bull Records Virtual Festival kicks off at 2pm ET, and will feature performances by The Aces, Beartooth ‘n more! Catch it on YouTube and/or Twitch.
  • Scope Madame Gandhi as part of Sixth & I’s Living Room Sessions series at 4pm ET, duh!
  • Foxygen will also be taking over Pickathon’s A Concert A Day at 4pm ET, which you can check out on YouTube and/or Twitch!
  • Meanwhile, Mark Ronson is going live on YouTube at 6pm for Love Lockdown ft.Robyn, Troye Sivan, Disclosure, Christine & The Queens, Mallrat, Peggy Gou, Mabel, MØ, Lykke Li and more!
  • And Kesha is set to crank out some tunes via  Facebook and Instagram to benefit Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund at 7pm ET!
  • (Or if you need a break from tunes, hit up The BA Test Kitchen Variety Show: A Live Benefit for World Central Kitchen over on YouTube! BA TEST KITCHEN IS LIFE!)

  • Then at 8pm ET we’ve got Call to Unite going live w/ Common, Questlove, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Naomi Campbell and TONS more!
  • Joe’s Pub, meanwhile, will be dipping into ye olde archives to bring February’s 2020 Vanguard Gala Honoring Laurie Anderson to our screens! Stream starts at 8pm ET.
  • More into LOLs? COVID Is No Joke is also getting started at 8pm ET, and it’ll feature appearances from Will Ferrell, Bryan Cranston, Mindy Kaling, Stephanie Beatriz, Gal Godot and loads more! The program will raise funds to protect frontline health workers, with support going to Americares.
  • Or if culinary learning is more your jam, pop on over to Brooklyn Brainery’s v. cool-sounding miso making course at 7pm ET! Tickets are $15.

Saturday May 2nd

Sunday May 3rd

  • For starters, Literary Hill BookFest is taking its annual fest online with readings, panel discussions, poetry, a virtual Children’s Corner and more from 11am to 1pm ET!
  • Tunes-wise, def-o make a point to swing by the final day of Love From Philly ft. performances from Kurt Vile, John Oates, Low Cut Connie, Mondo Cozmo and more! Action kicks off at noon ET.
  • You can also pop on over to La Blogotheque’s IG Live, where Laura Marling is on the docket for today’s 1pm ET Stay Away performance!
  • And Columbia is going live throughout the day with performances from Lauren Jauregui on Instagram at 3:33pm ET, Diplo at on Instagram 4pm ET, and John Mayer on Instagram at 10pm ET.
  • Into experimental vibes? Hit up Bang on a Can Marathon ft. the inimitable Meredith Monk, Vicky Chow, Claire Chase and more! Runs 3pm to 9pm ET.
  • Back on the occult learning train, Catland is hosting a virtual version of its popular Tarot 101 course from 6pm to 9pm ET! It’s a month-long deal (class is always on Sundays starting at 6pm ET), and the four-class package will run you $75.
  • Or if you just wanna wrap up the weekend with some TV, Billions S5 is set to premiere on Showtime, and the finale of Westworld S3 will air on HBO. Both are at 9pm ET, THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

Any other suggestions? Ideas? We’d love to hear what you are doing to keep yourself going. Let us know at [email protected]

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