What’s On Without Leaving: From Star-Studded Virtual Festivals To Free Cocktail Classes

Another weekend, another long list of amazing things to keep yourself entertained without ever having to step foot out your door (except for your essentials, of course).

There are some epic shows this weekend, from Lady Gaga and her carefully-curated celeb-packed virtual festival, to the best of the Sydney Opera House — both live-streaming for free online.

Your favourite restaurants, cafes and bars continue to deliver the goods, literally. Plus, from getting crafty to delving into the fine arts, there’s a heap of activities to keep you busy.

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#1 Chats with popular authors

 

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The Australian Writers’ Centre have launched Creative Conversations, a series where they talk to a popular author each Saturday at 11am. Details here.

#2 Lady Gaga’s virtual festival

 

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Lady Gaga organised a virtual festival to raise funds for the WHO and healthcare workers — you will not believe the star-studded line up. Details here.

#3 The best of Sydney Opera House

 

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The iconic Sydney Opera House will be sharing archival footage, live broadcasts and premieres for free every Wednesday to Sunday. Details here.

#4 Famous artists sharing their knowledge

 

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New York’s MoMA is sharing free online art classes so you can learn everything from art history to fashion as art and design. Details here.

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#5 Three Blue Ducks is back

 

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This sorely-missed restaurant has reopened to offer Sydney and Byron Bay an essential fruit and vegetable box, for pick up or delivery. Details here.

#6 The best locally-farmed oysters

 

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East33 are delivering the Greater Sydney Region restaurant-quality oysters from the NSW coast for farm prices. Details here.

#7 Healthy meals delivered

 

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If you’re sick of cooking but you also want to keep it healthy, Brisbane-based healthy meal subscription service, Nourish’d, is your dream. Details here.

#8 Maccas without the delivery fee

 

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In great news for your hangover, McDonald’s is offering free delivery this weekend only. We’re loving it. Details here.

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#9 Paint & sip with the classics

Universal Sony and Cork & Chroma are hosting an online Little Women inspired painting class next Friday. Details here.

#10 Shake a cocktail

 

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Four Pillars are streaming their Four at Four Variety Show every Friday from 4pm via Instagram so you can learn to be your own best bartender. Details here.

#11 Throw a (safe) party

 

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Just because your birthday is during quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t have a (virtual) party. We’ve found eight ways to make yours a banger. Details here.

#12 Look at moiiiiii

 

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Also grab the Bailey’s, because an Aussie artist has created a Kath & Kim-themed colouring and activity book for only $6. Details here.

#13 Escape from Hogwarts

 

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There’s an online Harry Potter-themed Escape Room you can play with friends or solo. Need I say more? Details here.

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