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Six cool things you can do from your couch this week

May 15, 2020, Author: Bianca Spinner

Bored in the house, bored in the house. We’re here to turn that frown upside down. So, stay in, stay safe and enjoy our top six things to do this week during lockdown.

READ MORE ON OUR TOP 5 HERE.

Grab a drink at the pub

Join Virtual Pub Fridays, which will take place on 15, 22 and 29 May 2020 from 20h00. It’s an 18+ only virtual meetup where you get comfy and mingle with old and new friends! It’s hosted by Social Dist Co. who suggest we think of it as meeting some new people at the bar, sharing a random chat and just having the craic. The plus side is, if a creepy dude hits on you, although you can’t throw your drink in his face, you can exit, shut down and binge watch your favorite series. Win-win! Sign up via Eventbrite – they will then send you an email one hour before the event with the Zoom meeting link. Then, join the Zoom call on your laptop or smartphone – and be sure to be in your sports gear! PS: Tickets are FREE (pay what you want).

Facebook: @socialdistco

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Experience an immersive environment of light and sound in the spirit of Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. Take an opportunity to delve into the spiritual aspects of Kusama's exploration of eternity—paired with aural selections chosen curated by The Broad, including drone, electronic, ambient, and pop music. Featuring deep cuts by celebrated musicians and sound artists from Los Angeles and beyond, the Infinite Drone series presents a new, contemplative way of experiencing The Broad’s most popular artwork. Today’s musical artist is: 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗮 𝗦𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗻 The Oval Window (2018) Los Angeles-based artist and composer Geneva Skeen (@geneeves) is influenced by écriture féminine, alchemical metaphors, and a range of musical traditions ranging from holy mysticism to industrial. She works with recordings, digital presets, voice, and mixed instrumentation. Her performances, publications, and installations focus on the contrast between facing the finite resources of our physical landscapes and their infinite digital representations. She is a recipient of the Touch Mentorship program and a member of VOLUME, a curatorial collective focused on sound-based practices. “The Oval Window” is a stereo drone work composed strictly using recordings of voice and piano processed through digital and analog technologies. The sloping harmonics and peripheral speech affects highlighted in the composition were scraped from the original raw recordings, then reshaped in relation to each other’s line, pitch, and duration. ___ Written & performed by Geneva Skeen Published by Touch Music/Fairwood Music Ltd www.genevaskeen.com

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Visit the Broad Museum in LA

Experience an immersive environment of light and sound in the spirit of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away. The Broad Museum has launched Broad from Home, during lockdown so you can watch a video of Kusama’s famous Infinity Mirrored Rooms. You can watch it on Instagram Live or on YouTube.

Instagram: @thebroadmuseum

Image credit: Steven Medeinbauer

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Ride the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT in Disneyland

What could be better than the real thing? Okay, nothing, but this comes pretty darn close. You’ll be able to visit Disneyland without actually travelling to the USA and, bonus – you won’t have to wait in any queues and it won’t cost you a cent!

Explore the Sea Life London Aquarium

Visit the sharks this weekend, as they’ll be live-streaming their work on Facebook. From creating flipping cool penguin crafts for you to try at home with the kids to watching clownfish, sharks, octopus and rays, this is a must-do! And get your questions ready as their jaw-some aquarists will be bringing you nose-to-fin with these fin-tastic creatures. On Sunday, 17 May 2020 they’ll be live-streaming their rays at 13h00.

Facebook: @sealifelondonaquarium

READ MORE ON PEOPLE OF JOBURG HERE.

Watch a live no-contact comedy show

On Saturday, 16 May 2020, local comedian Alan Committie presents “He who laughs masked, laughs best.” He’s finally going to present his first live online comedy show at 20h15. This hysterical comedian (renowned for his 963 performances of Defending the Caveman, Love Factually, Planet Mirth and most recently The Lying king: circle of laugh) is coming into our homes to talk about lockdown, taking life to new “levels” as well as sharing some of his most treasured and hilarious comedy bits from 23 years of solo stand-up shows. Tickets are R60 via www.quicket.co.za.

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Kick bae’s butt on quiz night

Wrestle your brain with the online Gossip Girl themed quiz night via Zoom, which will take place on Thursday, 21 May 2020 from 19h00 to 21h00. And, hey, if you have to rewatch the whole series, we won’t judge! Tickets are R100 per team via www.quicket.co.za. Also note that there’s a maximum of three logins per team.

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