Social distancing makes for an ever-changing and rapidly declining list of in-person events, which means that local artists, entertainers, and businesses need your help now more than ever. If you're quarantined at home, read on for all the events happening digitally this week on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms, from Artist Home's Songs of Hope and Healing showcase to a talk with health, nutrition, and sustainability expert Sophie Egan to a remote viewing of the UW cherry blossoms. Plus, stay up to date on venue closures and event cancelations and check out local restaurants offering delivery and takeout specials and promotions.
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TUESDAYFOOD & DRINK
Cooking with an Instant Pot
In this video class, learn how to make the hearty Irish classic corned beef and cabbage in everybody's favorite multi-cooker appliance.
Artist Home Presents: Songs of Hope and Healing
To help some of the many artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19, Artist Home will present a series of virtual concerts every hour for 12 hours, each centering on the theme of "songs that bring hope or healing."
Celebrating St. Pat with Social Distance
Robert Sarazin Blake & the Dublin Letters perform covers of songs by the Dubliners, the Clancy Brothers, the Pogues, and other Irish legends live from the Boundary Bay Mountain Room (and live-streamed for your social distancing needs).
St. Patrick’s Day with SeaStar
Local Irish band SeaStar will "drive away the snakes of sadness" with a livestreamed concert.
Stark Raving Quarantine St. Patrick's Day Party of One Stream
Do a festive jig from home as local Irish party band Stark Raving Plaid perform live on your computer screen.
Live From Home with Ben Gibbard
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard will play free live-streamed shows on his YouTube and Facebook pages every afternoon (!) until this nightmare is over. He'll even bring on some special guests (digitally, of course).
Quarantine: Cookie Couture's Good Time Birthday Party Celebration
Gather on beloved local drag performer Cookie Couture's Instagram (@cookiecouturequeen) to watch the artist drink cheap champagne and talk about "BOYS and the COLLAPSE OF SOCIETY."
Twerkshop Fitness Classes ONLINE
Slip into your spandex and head to Seattle Twerkshop's YouTube Live channel for some butt-sculpting exercise.
WEDNESDAY & SUNDAYSPORTS & RECREATION
Kate Wallich's wildly popular movement class that offers a "fun and inclusive approach to dancing" will halt its usual routine at Velocity and move online. Move your coffee table out of the way and cue up the livestream. \
As Charles Mudede has written, "One of the richest institutional collaborations in this city is that between the ByDesign Festival and Northwest Film Forum. Here, two arts that are very similar, film and architecture (both are capital intensive), meet in the theater." To honor social distancing, this festival will now be online only, which means you can still watch films about urban design and architecture, hear from guest artists, take workshops, and more.
Conference Call: FEMINISTS CONFRONT THE CORONAVIRUS
Ways to help single moms, working families, and homeless people struggling during quarantine will be at the forefront of this remote discussion hosted by Radical Women Seattle.
It's Gonna Be Alright Alright Alright: Pivot after Cancellation
General Assembly and Dos Mundos Creative will host an evening of free mentorship, educational programming, and networking aimed to support local businesses and professionals who have been impacted by COVID-19. The events will be held online via Zoom.
Until we can leave our front doors like we normally do, Copious Love Productions will host a weekly "virtual telethon" on Facebook Live to help local artists in need of funds. Live performances will be interspersed with discussions from industry members.
Sophie Egan with Tim Egan: Conscious Food Choices for Ourselves and the Planet
If you're bewildered by the many labels on food like "fair trade" or "biodynamic," and if you want to eat sustainably and ethically but have trouble finding and understanding information about what's going in your mouth, attend this Town Hall talk by the author of How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet. Sophie Egan is a health, nutrition, and sustainability expert who holds a leading role at the health initiative of the Culinary Institute of America. She is a widely published journalist and made her book debut with 2016’s Devoured (about the American food psyche and how what we eat defines who we are). She will be joined by award–winning environmental author and journalist (and dad) Timothy Egan. JOULE ZELMAN
This event will be livestreamed, as will several other Town Hall events in the coming weeks.
CoVideo-TV: Episode 2
If you miss seeing the faces of your favorite local entertainers, tune into Howie Echo-Hawk's "pandemic talk show" for a mix of comedy, music, food demos, and more with "actually informed guests." This second installment welcomes Tomo Nakayama, Stephanie Nam, Dan Hurwitz, and Clayton Kinsey to the mic.
Lyric World: Poetry and Displacement
Seattle Poetics LAB's Paul Nelson will host an evening with immigrant poet Koon Woon, the first writer featured as part of Lyric World, a series curated by Town Hall's Artist-in-Residence Shin Yu Pai. Woon is the author of The Truth in Rented Rooms and Water Chasing Water. This event will be livestreamed.
THURSDAY & SATURDAYMUSIC
Nielsen Symphony No. 1 Live Re-Broadcast
Rich Smith has written, "One of the best things about having Thomas Dausgaard as Seattle Symphony's music director is that we now get to watch him conduct the music of his Danish compatriot, Carl Nielsen, all the time. His Symphony No. 1 is a thrilling epic, full of intense moments that could score a viking raid." This performance will be re-broadcast on Seattle Symphony's Facebook and YouTube pages on March 19 and 21, with new performances re-broadcast every Thursday and Saturday in March.
Jet City Improv Livestream
Jet City Improv will put on its first livestreamed show to kick off your weekend with some much-needed levity.
Arts Corps will hold their annual gala online and will feature a performance by their house band, plus appearances from Arts Corps teaching artists, staff, and youth alumni.
At Home With TIDAL
Tidal, the streaming service owned by Jay-Z, is livestreaming 12 hours' worth of free concerts with Miley Cyrus, Diplo, Sheryl Crow, and other major names.
Our Lady: Live Broadcast on Classical KING FM 98.1
Tune in to Classical KING FM 98.1 to hear a live broadcast of the Byrd Ensemble performing Renaissance-era and contemporary motets dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Whitney Monge, Arthur James, Gaby DeSpain
Local alternative soul artist and former busker Whitney Mongé will play live on the "first of many" concerts on the Work From Home Seattle Livestream's Facebook page. She'll be joined by Arthur James and Gabrielle DeSpain.
Digital Drag: An Online Drag Show
Biqtch Puddin' and Video Disease present a drag show you can watch from the comfort of your own home, starring RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Alaska, Brooklyn's Juku For Now, Manchester's Juno Birch, and others.
Let Me Entertain You: A Livestream One-Man Cabaret
Since Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers can't have their previously planned events in person, they'll bring their talents to you via the interwebs. To kick things off, in lieu of conducting St. Matthew Passion, William White will perform a one-man cabaret on his YouTube channel.
Livestream in the Time of Corona
Mix your favorite cocktail and dim your lights to mimic Vito's as the jazz club livestreams performances by the Ron Weinstein Trio, Marina Albero, and Joe Doria (Friday), followed by the Marina Christopher Quartet, Hans Teuber, and Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano (Sat).
NXNW 2020 - A Concert for your Quarantine
With Austin's annual South by Southwest festival canceled this year, Dick's Drive-In (who travel to Texas every year to support local bands and dole out milkshakes) will partner with London Bridge Studios to host six days of livestreamed performances from local bands on their Facebook page at 6 p.m. every night (plus 10 a.m. replays).
Melodic Caring Project Gala Fundraiser & Auction - STREAMING LIVE
The Melodic Caring Project will hold its seventh annual fundraising gala online. Tune in for a good cause and enjoy a live performance from actor, magician, and improv artist Michael Carbonaro.
Meet your Farmer CSA Fair
On Facebook Live, get to know Skagit and Whatcom Valley farmers who are offering local food boxes.
Tunes & Tales Live-stream Auction!
If you love Bushwick Book Club's musical interpretations of great works of literature, support them at this virtual auction and livestreamed concert. You can also look forward to their bigger, in-person gala planned for this summer.
Firefly Virtual Watch Party
Your friends at Distant Worlds Coffeehouse will cue up all the episodes of the futuristic TV series Firefly (plus the movie) on their Facebook page for a 17-hour digital marathon.
With puppetry, acrobatics, masks, and dance, A Frayed Not Circus tells the story of a young person who tries to deal with grief through a passion for entomology. But capturing bugs isn't the answer. See the show on your computer screen.
St. Paddy's Day Virtual Gathering!
The Prison Scholar Fund will host an hour of "learning and soulful music," including a discussion with Jenny Iredale, who became a substance abuse therapist in less than a year after her release.
The following listings aren't events per se, but you might like to know about them anyway.
Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive
Help patients in need by donating blood to Bloodworks Northwest at this emergency drive. The organizers add, "Bloodworks Northwest is complying with all FDA, CDC, and local health departments to ensure the safety of both donors and patients in our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. There is no risk of contracting coronavirus from the donation process and that there have been no reported cases of transfusion-transmitted coronavirus anywhere in the world."
Book Store Deliveries
If you're sequestering yourself in your home and want to feel the pages of a new real-life book, local lit purveyors Elliott Bay Book Company, Queen Anne Book Company, all Third Place Books locations, and Phinney Books are here for you. They'll offer free shipping for a limited time.
Scarecrow Video Deliveries
If you don't want to explore the cavernous depths of Seattle's favorite video rental but still want to rent movies, take advantage of Scarecrow's rent-by-mail program. You can browse their collection online and have your titles delivered to your door.
Seattle Public Library Digital Resources
While all Seattle Public Library locations are closed for the time being, they have a plethora of online resources that you can access from home for free with a library card. Explore their website for details on the movie streaming service Kanopy, the e-book and e-audiobook service OverDrive, and much more.
Silver Kite Community Arts Online Classes
From now through the beginning of May, Silver Kite Community Arts will offer online arts workshops, performances, and social hours every Monday-Friday, including Poetry Writing and Beginning Drawing. All classes are $10, but social hours are free.
UW Cherry Blossoms
As Rich Smith noted, the cherry blossom trees in the University of Washington quad bloom like crazy this time of year. But since the campus is asking people to avoid crowded places to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, you're better off checking out this livestream of the floral action.