Things to do in Denver this weekend without spreading the coronavirus, Apr. 10-12

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Stone lions outside the Molly Brown House, Capitol Hill. March 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Stone lions outside the Molly Brown House, Capitol Hill. March 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan

 

For those who’ve been keeping track of the days, happy Friday! If you haven’t been keeping track, it’s Friday, and you should probably change that shirt you’ve been wearing for 72 hours straight (definitely not speaking from personal experience).

As we all stay home and do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, organizations and individuals across Denver have been stepping up to virtually connect us even when we can’t physically be together.

Join a local cooking class, enter your art and music into a contest or join some late-night trivia. If you do none of those, that’s OK, too. It’s a pandemic — staying in bed and binge watching Tiger King is also fine.

Here are things to do this weekend without leaving the house.

 

Just for fun

 

Frontier Games: Farkle & Stick Dice. History Colorado, join with Zoom. Friday, 10 a.m. Free, use your own supplies.

Virtual Happy Hour Reading. Lighthouse Writers Workshop, join with Zoom. Friday, 5-6 p.m. Free. Registration required.

Sunday Night Trivia Online! Triviality: The Live Trivia Game, join with Zoom. Sunday, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Free to join, print your own paperwork.

LitLine. Denver Public Library, stream by calling 720-865-2003. Anytime. Free.

Molly Brown House Virtual Tour. Historic Denver, watch with Youtube. Anytime. Free.

Gardens Navigator. Denver Botanic Gardens. Anytime. Free.

Online Exhibits. History Colorado. Anytime. Free.

Virtual Zoo Trip. Denver Zoo. Anytime. Free.

 

 

Learn something, make something

 

Our Health Post-Coronavirus: A New Frontier. University of Colorado Boulder Conference of World Affairs, stream virtually. Friday, 2 p.m. Free.

Funky Fun Egg Dying with Lexie & Sadie! Spectra Art Space, join with Facebook Live and Instagram. Saturday, 2 p.m. Free, BYO materials.

Joke Writing Drop-In Lab-All Levels. VooDoo Comedy, join virtually. Sunday, noon. $10 suggested donation.

Viral Influence: Art in the Time of Coronavirus Call for Entry. The Arvada Center. Submit by May 15th.  Free. Make your art at home, submit online.

The 303 Cover Challenge. 303 Magazine. Submit by April 16th. Free. Record your cover at home, submit online.

The Maker Challenge. Denver Public Library. Submit by August 8th. Free. Make at home, submit online.

The Art of the Brick: Building Contest. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Submit before April 24. Free. Build with your own LEGOs at home, submit online.

 

Music and nightlife

 

Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival: Vol. 4 – Pres. by ARISE. Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival, join with Facebook Live. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:15 p.m. Free.

Good Health Fridays. Underground Music Showcase, stream with Facebook Live. Friday, 5 p.m. Free.

Levitt in Your Living Room. Levitt Pavilion, join with Facebook Live. Friday. Free.

Mashups & More! FB Live Shows. Ben Hammond, stream with Facebook Live. Friday, 7:30-9 p.m. Free.

Lipgloss Disco 2000: a virtual 2000-2010 indie dance party. Lipgloss, stream with TwitchTV. Friday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free.

John Medina. Underground Music Showcase, stream with Facebook Live. Saturday, 5 p.m. Free.

From the Vault: Itchy-O’s Free Archived HD Concert Series Disambiguation Night 2. Itchy-O, stream virtually. Saturday, 8 p.m. Free.

Andy Sydow. Underground Music Showcase, stream with Facebook Live. Sunday, 5 p.m. Free.

Jeff White — Live from Turntable Studios. Turntable Studios, stream with Facebook Live. Sunday, 5 p.m. Free, tips appreciated.

Volume: A Local Music Project. Denver Public Library. Anytime. Free.

 

Art, culture and media

 

Live Storytimes. Denver Public Library, watch with Youtube. Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

Spectra in Your Studio Eps. 3: Merhia M. Wiese. Spectra Art Space, join with Instagram. Friday, 6 p.m. Free.

History Colorado Twitter Watch Party — Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker. History Colorado, join with Twitter. Friday, 7 p.m. Free to join, stream with Netflix subscription.

Saving Places. HistoriCorps, stream at home. Anytime. $10 rental.

At the Movies. Denver Film, stream new releases at home. Anytime. $12 rental.  

Kanopy. Denver Public Library. Anytime. Free with a library card.

Audio Books. Denver Public Library. Anytime. Free with a library card.

360 Degree Tour. Kirkland Museum. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

 

Truffle Risotto with Truffle Shuffle. Slow Food USA, join with Zoom. Friday, noon. Free, registration required. BYO ingredients.

Virtual Happy Hour and Tasting! Round 4. Denver Beer Co., join with Facebook Live or Youtube. Friday, 4-5 p.m. Free to join, drink what you have or buy something new. Delivery and pick up available.

ONLINE CLASS: Immunity Foods!! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Seasoned Chef, join with Zoom. Friday, 4-5 p.m. $25, BYO ingredients.

Virtual Burrata & Mozzarella Cheese Making Class. Truffle Cheese Shop, join virtually. Friday, 5 p.m. $30 includes ingredients and virtual class. Kits available for curb-side pickup, call ahead to order.

Virtual Happy Hour and Dos Luces Brewery. Dos Luces Brewery, join with Google Hangouts. Friday, 6-7 p.m. Free to join, beer available for pickup.

Sushi Rolling Date Night from your Home! Colorado Sake Co., stream with Zoom. Friday, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 6:30 p.m. $80, includes sushi ingredients and sake for two, plus free delivery.

ONLINE CLASS: Empanadas and Arepas. The Seasoned Chef, join with Zoom. Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $25, BYO ingredients.

Lakota Sioux Online Cooking Demo with Chef Little One Tall Chief. Breaking Bread Denver, join with Zoom. Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. $25, BYO ingredients.

ONLINE CLASS: French Comfort Foods. The Seasoned Chef, join with Zoom. Saturday, 2-3 p.m. $25, BYO ingredients.

Easter Dinner To-Go. ViewHouse Ballpark, 2015 Market St. Sunday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. $80, serves 4.

 

Exercise and sports

 

Noon Weekday 20min HIIT Tele-Workouts. Unlimited Force Training, join with Zoom. Friday, noon. Free.

Fitness for Climber with Sarah. Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag, join with Facebook Live. Friday, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Free.

Intermediate Modern Dance Class. Hannah Kahn Dance, join with Zoom. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free, donations appreciated.

Mid Day Tune Up with Ryan! Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag, join with Facebook Live Saturday, noon. Free.

Virtual Yin Yoga with Liz Layne (donation based). RiNo Yoga Social, join virtually. Sunday, 8-9 p.m. Donation based.

Cyber Dance 2020. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, stream virtually. Anytime. Pick your price, $5-20.

 

Volunteer and donate

 

Operation Family Meal

Operation Family Meal supports laid-off service industry workers affected by COVID-19 restaurant closures. Monetary donations support free meals and therapy sessions; donations of supplies and food are also appreciated.

Denver Metro Emergency Food Network

The Denver Metro Emergency Food Network has pledged to cook and deliver meals to low-income families and the elderly in need. Your support means additional meals for those whose food security has been threatened by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Help Colorado Now

Help Colorado Now supports those who are at high risk for COVID-19 across the state. In addition to support through donations of money and supplies, they seek volunteers for a variety of roles, some of which can be done remotely through the internet.

The Denver Foundation Critical Needs Fund

The Critical Needs Fund grants COVID-19 emergency money to certain Denver nonprofits. It partners with organizations focused on homelessness, home insecurity, healthcare, food insecurity and basic family needs.

SciStarter

Volunteer with citizen science based projects, many of which can all be done entirely online. With a wide range of topics, you can work on a project that matters to you.

 

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