Stay Well Entertained On The Couch With These Events

While the world's on a lockdown, there's no need for entertainment to stop. Making the trend of virtual events bigger, several artists have come together to host events. 

Here's a list of the best global events that you can watch from your couch.

The Social Distance Festival

The Social Distance came about because artists across the globe decided to come together to showcase their work, as several of them have been affected due to lockdowns across the globe. This festival has several performing artists showcasing their works. There are operas, broadway musicals, African folk bands, and more. Catch the ReelAbilities Film Festival, Drag: The Darlings and other fun events. This is perhaps a good chance to catch up on performances in the West, which otherwise would be hard to find online. Visit their website here

Rolling Stone: In My Room

If you love music and are an ardent fan, Rolling Stone has launched In My Room, an IGTV series featuring artists like Nicole Atkins, Angelique Kidjo, John Fogerty and more. There are more artists line up (and several others who are going live from their own IG feeds too!). They release episodes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 p.m. ET. But you can, of course, catch the ones you've missed too, as they remain on the feed. Watch the series here

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival

Fans of short films, Talking Shorts has launched My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival. Every week, Talking Shorts presents a programme schedule that you can access on their site. And, they're pushing out short films from across the globe. While a lot of them have free access, some need a password or payment. You can also donate to their COVID-19 fundraiser.

Catch films like Schirkoa by Ishan Shukla, AlieNation by Laura Lehmus, Yellow Fieber by Konstantina Kotzamani among others. Watch them here.

Saint Paul Art Crawl

Take an online art crawl because, why not? After all, we all have time to finally catch up on art and culture. While this event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, The St Paul Art Collective and Program Planning Committee decided to make it a virtual art crawl. You can scroll their site for different paintings and through pictures view and read about several artists and their works. Take a tour of the crawl here.

Art At A Time Like This

An ongoing online exhibition, Art At A Time Like This has been launched as a platform to exchange ideas at the time of the COVID-19 crisis. It's co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen, and several artists have contributed work that reflects life during the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. It's a beautiful series of mix media and traditional forms of artwork. You can tour the exhibition here