Plan Your Weekend at Home: April 9 to 12, 2020

H-Town Hold it Down mural by @zenfullart at the front of BBVA Stadium | Photo: 365 Houston

Find the perfect things to do at home in Houston this weekend with our At Home Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12, 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

  • 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.
  • Helpful Family Tips for Parents & Kids | Daily | FREE – Practice self-care and consider these tips to keep everyone in the family calm, cool, and collected during stressful times. We’ve put together resources that may help parents and children deal with the stress, anxiety and fear that many may be feeling during the Stay Home, Work Safe order placed across Harris County and the state of Texas.
  • 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 9, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Galveston Historical Foundation presents Ship To Shore Lecture on Facebook Live | 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.
  • 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 10, 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. 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.
  • 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 Midtown Park’s Virtual Beats & Eats on Facebook Live 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.
  • Midtown Park’s Virtual Beats & Eats on Facebook Live | 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 | 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 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2020.

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