Social distancing is tough, but you don’t need to resort to repeatedly binge-watching Love Is Blind to fill the hours. A ton of entertainers, musicians, educators, institutions, and other creators are putting out content online right now. Many offerings are available as live stream concerts or experiences, so you can share that essential, communal experience with other people–wherever you might be sheltering.
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, Postal Service): Ben Gibbard will perform live streamed solo sets from his home studio, along with virtual ‘guests’ performing from their own locations.
Daily at 4 p.m. on Facebook Live.
Christine and the Queens: Each afternoon, Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, will stage a short live performance.
Daily at 10 a.m. on Instagram Live.
Diplo: Tune in for a live 90-minute “quarantine mix” DJ set from Diplo’s living room.
Daily at 7 p.m. on Twitch.
The Indigo Girls: The Indigo Girls will go live from home with a live set of acoustic songs plus a question-and-answer conversation with viewers.
March 19 at 3 p.m. on Facebook.
Metropolitan Opera: Met Opera will release video of a previously-staged performance each evening, with each release available only until the next afternoon.
Daily at 4:30 p.m., available via Met Opera on Demand app and at metopera.org
Miley Cyrus: Log on weekdays for Miley Cyrus’ live, hour-long… talk show(?), Bright Minded, featuring workout routines and conversations with celebrity friends.
Weekdays at 11:30 a.m. on Instagram and YouTube
Napalm Records: Several of the metal label’s artists will be performing live-stream concerts or releasing streams of previously unreleased footage from past performances.
Visit napalmrecords.com/corona for archive and schedule. Free; donations to crowdfunding campaigns for artists encouraged.
Neil Young: “Fireside Sessions” streaming concert series
Details to be announced at neilyoungarchives.com
Shenandoah, Michael Ray, Aaron Tippin, T. Graham Brown, Austin Merrill, and Katie Austin: “Keep the Music Playing” Concert from Nashville hosted by Megan Alexander
March 18 at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live. Viewing is free; donations will be suggested for a Nashville-based charity.
TOKiMONSTA: A live stream experience and virtual ‘release party’ celebrates the release of TOKiMONSTA’s new album, Oasis Nocturno.
March 19 at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live.
Waxahatchee & Kevin Morby: Indie darlings Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby will perform live.
March 19 at 6 p.m. on Instagram Live.
Google Arts & Culture Museum Tours: Take a self-guided virtual tour through Google’s archive of top museums around the world, from the Getty to the Musée d’Orsay.
Available at Google Arts & Culture.
GRAMMY Museum: The Recording Academy museum is offering at-home music education lessons and posting unreleased video of conversations with luminaries from Bob Newhart to Billie Eilish.
Conversation schedule and lesson plans on museum website.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes: Take a virtual tour through Carlos Almaraz: Evolution of Form, guided by curator Dr. Susana Smith Bautista, and Almaraz’s widow, Elsa Flores Almaraz.
March 19 at 5 p.m. on Facebook and Instagram Live.
Mullin Automotive Museum: Docent-led live tours of museum founder Peter Mullin’s collection of rare cars and motorcycles
March 18 and 20 at 10 a.m. on Instagram Live.
Petersen Automotive Museum: Stream a live, hour-long tour of the Petersen’s private vault, lead by collection manager Dana Williamson
Tours offered daily on the museum’s website.
Free for Petersen members; $3 for non-members. Additional online educational materials also available.
San Diego Zoo Live Cams: Pay a virtual visit to the pandas, polar bears, penguins, koalas, baboons, tigers, or other amazing animals at the San Diego Zoo.
24 hour live cams, available here.
Work & Life
Quartz Remote Control: News site Quartz will offer a series of virtual workshops on business and productivity in the work-from-home era.
March 19 at 8 a.m., additional sessions to be announced. Free to stream live; Quartz subscription required to watch replay after the stream.
Class Central: Thousands of MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) are listed on this site, with classes in every subject matter from universities around the world.
Details vary by MOOC; visit website for details