Plan Your Weekend at Home: April 2 to 5, 2020

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Find the perfect things to do at home in Houston this weekend with our At Home Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 2 to Sunday, April 5, 2020. 

Given instructions from the CDC, City of Houston, and health professionals, all official public gatherings have been effectively canceled or postponed, in order to hopefully slow the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

But with the recent influx of virtual events online, that means there are plenty of community events that do not require in-person attendance that you can take part in from the safety of your own home.

That said, be sure to check back in the coming days, as this list is a work in progress that we’ll be adding to in real-time as new events emerge. If you know of a virtual event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

So kick back indoors, log on, tune in, and check below to find great things happening online at your fingertips in Houston from Thursday, April 2 to Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Click here for health guidelines, recommended actions, ways to help, restaurants offering curbside service, things to do at home with the kiddos, and more.

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Things to Do at Home All Weekend

  • Honey Art Cafe’s Online Art Classes on Facebook Live | Thursday and Friday – Grab some pencil and paper from around your house and join Honey Art Cafe virtually for an Online Art Class via Facebook Live. The event will be held live online on Honey Art Cafe’s Facebook page. No in-person attendance. Noon both days.
  • Blood Drive at White Oak Music Hall | Thursday and Friday – There has been a huge decline in blood donations recently, but it’s needed now more than ever. White Oak Music Hall and The Blood Center are teaming up to provide a safe and responsible way to donate blood. Donations are by appointment only and many precautions are being taken to ensure donors are completely safe. Times vary.
  • Blood Drive at The Health Museum | Thursday and Friday – The Health Museum in partnership with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will hold an Emergency Blood Drive to alleviate some of the need created by COVID-19 in the local region at The Health Museum. The blood drive will take place daily by appointment only, and all registrants will receive free passes to The Health Museum. Times vary.
  • Online Book Orders & Pick-ups from Local Shops | Daily – Find your next literary adventure with online offerings, book pick-ups and at-home delivery from local bookstores around Houston. Though public storefronts are closed, you can still ring up these local shops for spot-on book recommendations, or place your next book order while supporting these Houston-area bookstores.
  • Sing along to our Songs About Houston Playlist on Spotify | Daily | FREE – Get out and paint the town red virtually with our musical tour of tunes celebrating, be-moaning, and relating a wide range of lives, loves, and experiences in H-Town and along the Gulf Coast.
  • Things to Do at Home: ROCO Live Streams, Weekly Broadcasts & More | Daily | FREE – Catch live virtual concerts, weekly broadcasts, and dive into online content from Houston’s own River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO). While live, in-person performances are put on hold across the city, ROCO is busy rolling out a schedule of virtual events, including live streamed concerts, past performances featuring the full orchestra, weekly broadcasts, and an online content library brimming with past concerts and educational content for families. Showtimes vary.
  • Curbside, Pickup & Delivery from Houston Eateries, Restaurants, Breweries & More | Daily Find take out and delivery options from your favorite local restaurants, and help them support their staff in uncertain times.
  • Things to Do at Home: On-demand, Streaming & App-based Workouts | Daily | Some FREE – Break a sweat in the comfort of your home with digital workout options, including free classes and free trials.
  • Things to Do with Kids From Home | Daily | Some FREE Find fun things to do to keep kids busy, educated, and informed during the days of social distancing.
  • Things to Do at Home: Music Concerts, Documentaries & More | Daily | Some FREE – Catch livestream concerts, view award-winning documentaries, get making your own tunes, and help out your favorite bands and musicians.
  • Things to Do at Home: Sports Streaming, Documentaries & More | Daily | Some FREE – Find your favorite team’s games, throwback events, and award-winning documentaries that will give you something to root for from your couch.
  • Things to Do at Home: Cocktail Kits, Classic Recipes & More | Daily – Find the nearest watering hole offering signature cocktail kits to build your favorite drinks at home, or peruse recipes for some of the staple cocktail drinks to try on your own.
  • Things to Do at Home: Museum & Gallery Virtual Tours | Daily – Tour incredible exhibitions near and far from the comfort of your home while on a virtual tour of local, national, and international museum’s current and permanent exhibits.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • Levy Park presents Tai Chi On-Demand on Facebook & YouTube | FREE – Practice Tai Chi to connect and focus the body and mind with slow, low-impact gentle movements and stretches. Open to all ages and levels, this class is great for those who want to de-stress, find their inner peace, and increase overall health. 10am.
  • Fresh Arts presents How Artists Can Survive Times of Crisis, Part 2 on Facebook Live | FREE – Fresh Arts continues its series of online conversations and resource sharing related to how artists and arts organizations can utilize existing resources and adapt to survive times of crisis. The event will be held live online on the Fresh Arts’ Facebook page. No in-person attendance. Noon.
  • Honey Art Cafe’s Online Art Classes on Facebook Live | FREE – Grab some pencil and paper from around your house and join Honey Art Cafe virtually for an Online Art Class via Facebook Live. Noon.
  • The Jung Center presents How We Meet a Pandemic Live Stream | FREE – In this online class, The Jung Center will use Albert Camus’ gripping, classic novel The Plague to explore questions of resolve, fear, acceptance, denial, and compassion together. The event will be held live online through The Jung Center. No in-person attendance. Guests must register for this event. 12:30pm to 6pm.
  • Virtual Concert: The Mighty Orq on Facebook Live Watch a set from the local rock band, The Mighty Orq, as they host a live stream concert on Facebook Live. The event will be held live online on The Mighty Orq’s Facebook page. No in-person attendance. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Levy Park presents Bollywood & Bhangra Dance on YouTube | FREE – Instructor Dolly from Steps for Dancing brings the weekly Levy Park series online, with vibrant and entertaining dance classes suitable for all ability levels. These classes give a whole body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood music. 7pm.

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • Levy Park presents Family Storytime & Craft on Facebook & YouTube | FREE – Swing by every Friday and on select Mondays for a virtual storytime and craft activity inspired by the book. Browse the schedule of events ahead of time and make sure you have the necessary materials for craft activities. 10am.
  • Mad About Hoops presents Fitness Fridays on Facebook Live | FREE – Learn some hoop tricks when instructors from Mad About Hoops host a virtual Fitness Friday class on Facebook Live. The event will be held live online on Mad About Hoops’ Facebook page. No in-person attendance. 11am to 11:30am.
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents Virtual Programming | FREE – Get creative with HCCC on Facebook and Instagram Live while enjoying fun art-making activities you can do at home. No in-person attendance. 1pm.
  • Virtual Selena Fan Gathering on Instagram Live | FREE – The Instagram account, @Anythingforlareina hosts a Virtual Selena Fan Gathering with performances from Selena tribute artists performing and a showing of Selena’s iconic last concert at the Houston Astrodome. This event will be held live online on @Anythingforlareina’s Instagram page. No in-person attendance. 6pm to 10pm.
  • The Seclusion Sessions: An Evening of Jazzy Tunes & Songs with a Twist on Facebook Live | FREE – Catch an evening performance of songs from Houston jazz singer Tracy Cooper as she performs live from her home to yours. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Classic Numbers Friday Live Stream on Twitch | FREE – Dance from the comfort of your home to ’80s, goth, industrial, new wave and more, as Numbers Nightclub and resident DJ Wes Wallace hosts their long-running Classic Numbers Friday dance night on Twitch. Though free, an optional cover charge can be paid on Venmo with the Numbers300 username. No in-person attendance. 9:30pm.

Things to Do at Home on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, 2020.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.