Things to Do at Home This Week in Houston: April 6 to 12, 2020

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Make the most of your week with our virtual event picks happening in Houston from Monday, April 6 to Sunday, April 12, 2020.

With public gatherings effectively canceled or postponed, planning your week may be challenging—but fear not, we’ve gathered our picks for virtual events taking place throughout Houston this week.

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 Monday, April 6 to Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Virtual 2020 Spring Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market on Facebook Groups | Daily | No Cover – Although this year’s spring edition of Houston Ballet’s massively popular Nutcracker Market was canceled, shoppers can still find a wide variety of options and one-of-a-kind creations from its merchants on a special virtual edition. Through Thursday, April 30, 2020, you can browse shop and buy good from the market’s merchants in the Virtual 2020 Spring Nutcracker Marketplace Facebook group. There’s no cost to enter or browse, but you’ll need to join the Virtual 2020 Spring Nutcracker Marketplace Facebook group. All day each day.
  • The Cottonmouth Club Nightly Livestream on Instagram & Facebook Live | Daily | FREE – Although the bar is closed, The Cottonmouth Club on Main Street is hosting a nightly one-hour livestream on social media from 9pm to 10pm. Virtual drink-serving may not be an option quite yet in the 21st century, but you can still tune in to watch The Cottonmouth Club’s core crew make cocktails, take questions, and generally doing what they can to remind Houstonians that there’s a bar out there that misses them. There is no in-person attendance. 9pm to 10pm each night.
  • Levy Park presents Family Storytime & Craft on Facebook & YouTube | Monday, April 6 and Friday, April 10 | FREE – Swing by every Friday and on select Mondays for a virtual storytime and craft activity inspired by the book. Check out the schedule below and click book titles to see what materials are needed for craft activities. The story on Monday is The Hiccupotamus and the story on Friday will be Oh My, Oh My — A Butterfly! Tune into the Levy Park Facebook page or YouTube channel to catch the live stream. 10am to 10:30am both days.
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents Virtual Programming | Monday, April 6, Wednesday, April 8 and Friday, April 10 | 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 each day.
  • Levy Park presents Zumba On-Demand on Facebook | Monday, April 6 to Wednesday, April 8 | FREE – While Levy Park is no longer hosting Zumba programs, FitMix, led by Yuri Amor Perez, is now offering online classes right in the comfort of your home. This Latin-inspired, high-energy, choreographed dance workout is designed to improve cardio endurance, coordination, and even your dance moves. The class is one hour long and suitable for all fitness levels. View sessions on FitMix’s Away Together Zumba Facebook Page. 6:30pm to 7:30pm each day.
  • Fresh Arts presents How Artists Can Survive Times of Crisis, Part 2 on Facebook Live | Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9 | 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 both days.
  • Main Course Cooking School presents Kids Virtual Cooking Class | Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9 | FREE – Cook with the kiddos when Main Course Cooking School offers a virtual cooking class meant for children using items that can be found in most pantries. This event will be held online on Main Course Cooking School’s Facebook Page. No in-person attendance. Noon both days.
  • Levy Park presents Body Barre On-Demand on Facebook & YouTube | Wednesday, April 8 | FREE – From DEFINE Body & Mind, Levy Park presents this online full-body, low-impact workout that incorporates the science of pilates, yoga, core strengthening, and ballet. This energizing 20 minute-long class uses bodyweight to target all major muscle groups to sculpt, slim, and tone your whole body. All fitness levels are welcome. You can view the classes on the Levy Park Facebook Page or YouTube Channel. 10am to 10:30am.
  • The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency hosts Online Programs via Zoom | Wednesday, April 8 | FREE – The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency launches a virtual weekly series of online programs. Each session will last 35 to 40 minutes via Zoom every Wednesday at 2pm and will be posted on The Women’s Fund website and Facebook Page. The presentations will focus on relevant topics during these difficult times in addition to personal physical, mental, financial, emotional, health, and wellness. 2pm.
  • The Jung Center presents How We Meet a Pandemic Live Stream | Thursday, April 9 | 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.
  • Galveston Historical Foundation presents Ship To Shore Lecture on Facebook Live | Thursday, April 9 | FREE – Take a sneak peek into Galveston Historical Foundation’s newest attraction with the Ship to Shore lecture on Facebook Live. Ship to Shore is set to debut later this year at the Galveston Historic Seaport. This event will be held online on the Galveston Historical Foundation’s Facebook Page. No in-person attendance. 2pm to 3pm.
  • Mad About Hoops presents Fitness Fridays on Facebook Live | Friday, April 10 | 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.
  • Midtown Park’s Virtual Beats & Eats on Facebook Live | Friday, April 10 | FREE – For April, Midtown Park takes its monthly musical party online, featuring local music talent and good vibes to invite into your home. Order pickup or delivery from your favorite local eatery for a virtual concert dining experience at home. There is no in-person attendance. The event is free, and will kick off on Midtown Park’s Facebook page. 6:30pm.
  • Classic Numbers Friday Live Stream on Twitch | Friday, April 10 | 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.
  • Encore Music Studio presents Adult Virtual Piano Lessons on Facebook Live | Saturday, April 11 | FREE – Learn to play keys when Encore Music Studio offers virtual piano lessons for adults and teens ages 14 and up via Facebook Live. The event will be held live online on Encore Music Studio’s Facebook page. No in-person attendance. 3pm to 3:30pm. 
  • Kam Franklin Live Stream Concert on Facebook Live | Saturday, April 11 | FREE – The Suffers lead singer and musician, Kam Franklin, is performing a live, solo concert featuring covers, songs by The Suffers, and even some requests. The live stream will happen every Saturday, through April. This event will be held online on The Suffers’ Facebook page. No in-person attendance. 8pm.

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