Obviously events have kind of grinded to a halt IRL, but many people and organisations are doing their best to find creative solutions and ways to keep the culture ticking and ourselves entertained. Check in with your favourite musicians, theatre companies, and other artists on social media and see if they are hosting online concerts and events. Billboard.com regularly post updates with newly announced livestreams and replays of older events. That being said, here are just a few for you to consider.
Auckland Art Fair 2020
Where: Virtual Location (www.aucklandfestival.co.nz )
When: Now - 17 May
What: With the postponement of Auckland Art Fair 2020, discover more than 30 galleries from New Zealand and Australia displaying work from artists that would have otherwise been seen at the 2020 Auckland Art Fair. This event comes at a particularly vulnerable and important time for many artists as uncertainty continues to prevail. This event is a celebration of the talent and diversity of art making.
How much: Free admission
Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen
Where: Online: www.youtube.com/ShakespearesGlobe (Shakespeare’s Globe YouTube Channel)
When: Now - 28 June What: Enjoy a new show every fortnight in the comfort of your own home. While we can’t currently visit the site itself, which was originally built by Shakespeare’s playing company, we can still watch six of the Bard’s plays.
How much: Absolutely free!
Shut Up and Dance
Where: Instagram @shutupanddancenz
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm Saturdays 10am
What: Shut Up and Dance isn’t about being good at dancing. It’s about having fun, breaking a sweat and keeping yourself active during these strange times.
How much: Free