Want to learn something new or just pass the time while at home? Check out the best online experiences to cure your boredom while in isolation.
As the reality of self isolation begins to set in, the appeal of spending hours binging Netflix is starting to wear thin. While being stuck at home is a privilege, there’s no denying the experience can also be oh-so-boring. If you’re looking to cure your boredom, learn something new or discover a hidden talent, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scouted out the best online experience to reveal the best live-streamed and online experiences you can do from the comfort of your couch.
Bring carefree afternoons sipping rosé in the sunshine to your living room thanks to SoCal Neutral Bay. The team has just launched the ultimate at-home party kit, complete with a party checklist, easy home-cook friendly recipes, top rosé recommendations, SoCal’s famous Rosé sangria recipe, party tips and game ideas, a banging playlist plus a gallery of Zoom backgrounds to transport you to Cali. Want to win a FREE SoCal Margarita kit? For your chance to win everything you need to make the perfect cocktail, click here.
The doors to Sydney’s iconic Opera House might be closed for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego cultural experiences entirely. In fact, the team from the Sydney Opera House have moved their entire arts program online. Their new digital offering delivers weekly events from Wednesday to Sunday at 6pm, showcasing archival footage, live broadcasts and premieres across arts, live music, talks as well as performances from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Find out more and explore their digital season here.
Although the 22nd annual Biennale of Sydney isn’t able to continue its site-specific exhibitions, the team have taken things online with its first online program of activations. Kicking off from April 6th, the online programming will feature virtual events and exhibitions held over 10 weeks across the Biennale’s website and social channels. Plus, the team are working on ways for audiences to experience the event’s 700 artworks via the Google Arts & Culture platform (with more details to be announced in the coming weeks). To find out more, click here.
Want to break a sweat and have a bit of fun? The team for FIFD, one of Australia’s favourite dance events companies, is hosting live dance parties every week to help Australian’s find a reason to boogie. For just $4.98 a week, you can join these weekly 50 minute dance classes (held LIVE every Friday night from 6pm AWST), the perfect way to stay fit in your living room. Find out more and sign up here.
Virtual workout classes are becoming the new normal. So, why not spice things up? The crew from Manly Spirits have teamed up with the Sydney Yoga Collective to bring their much-loved Gin Yoga @ Distillery online! That’s right, you’ll be able to find your flow with a gin-filled vinyasa flow, with host Casey Castro guiding you through a range of fun poses (whilst sipping on a G&T, of course). Each session is FREE, running every Sunday throughout May at 12pm. Plus you can even grab all your supplies online from the Manly Spirit’s Gin Yoga Essentials shop, including G&T packs, Home Yoga Kits and more. To sign up, click here.
Heading out might not be an option, but there are still plenty of ways to get your live music fix while staying in. In fact, Sydney’s first virtual night club has launched, bringing live DJ sets late into the night every Friday evening from 8pm via Facebook Live. Room 2 Radio was created by local DJ Toby Debelak, 2SER host Nicole Beck and artist Charles Waldren (aka Poolroom), and encourages punters to tune into from home to these weekly live-streamed sets. Find out more by visiting their Facebook Page here.
Speaking of dance parties, get ready to boogie this Easter with a free online dance party hosted entirely online. Gather your mates and take part in Mildly Wet’s Quarantine Dance Party Easter Edition this Saturday, April 11th from 9pm. Make sure to sign up ahead of time to gain access to the Zoom party link (emailed to attendees 24 hours prior to the event). Spaces are limited make sure to get in quick!
If you want to get creative while at home, why not sign up for Cork & Chroma’s online art classes? The team from these boozy art classes are taking things digital with online sessions available for punters who want to get painting from the comfort of their home. Simply book online, grab all your art goodies from their online Gift Shop and bring your own booze for a relaxing few hours of painting. Find out more about their online sessions here.
Keep your body moving and test your flexibility with Sydney Dance Company’s virtual dance studio. That’s right you can gain access to some of Sydney’s best dancers and perform seriously fun routines from the comfort of your home for just $28 per week (or $12 per class). Each session runs for 60 minutes and are delivered via Zoom conferencing videos, with a program of 45 classes offered each week (featuring everything from jazz to stretching). Find out more here.