Plan Your Weekend at Home: April 30 to May 3, 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 30 to Sunday, May 3, 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.

With the shutdowns and cancelations in response to Coronavirus/COVID-19, the recent influx of virtual events means there are still a number of community events that you can join in from home.

Check back in the coming days, as more events get added. If you know of a virtual event, please email us at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

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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Thursday, April 30, 2020

  • Virtual 2020 Spring Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market on Facebook Groups | 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.
  • Houston Zoo presents Bringing the Zoo to You on Facebook Live | FREE – Throughout the month of April, Houston Zoo is broadcasting live each weekday morning, sharing daily updates on its furred, flippered, and feathered residents, plus sharing how zookeepers are caring for them while the zoo is closed. 11am to 11:30am.
  • Pearland Library presents Virtual Storytime on Facebook Live | FREE – Pearland Library presents a virtual storytime, every Thursday morning in April, on Facebook Live. No in-person attendance. 11am to 11:30am.
  • Main Course Cooking School presents Kids Virtual Cooking Class | 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 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.
  • The Cottonmouth Club Nightly Livestream on Instagram & Facebook Live | FREE – Although the bar is closed, The Cottonmouth Club on Main Street is hosting a nightly one-hour live stream 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.

Friday, May 1, 2020

  • ROCOreveal: Scott St. John & Robert Maggio Online | FREE – River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) hosts another performance and conversation, featuring featuring concertmaster Scott St. John with his friend, composer Robert Maggio, as they explore his ROCO-commissioned string quartet “thirty-two summers”. 1pm to 2pm.
  • Galveston Island’s Virtual Happy Hour on RadioGalveston | FREE – Sign on to RadioGalveston every Friday at 5:30pm in April to enjoy music, special commentary, and happy hour drinks (those are on you) to wrap off the week. 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
  • ComedySportz Houston: Online Improv Competition on Zoom Catch an online improv battle as two teams duke it out for the biggest laughs in this family-friendly comedy show. $5. 7pm.
  • Virtual DJ Set with DJ Dayta on Twitch | FREE – Known for spinning everything from hip-hop to house to disco, the local DJ, Dayta live streams a set on Twitch. This event will be held online on DJ Dayta’s Twitch account. 8pm to 11pm.
  • 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, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 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.