FREE Streaming Concerts, Games, Virtual Tours & More!

If you’re stuck at home, missing sports, looking for way to entertain the family, we’ve built up a great list of things you can do while you’re at home over the next few weeks. Keep checking back here and we’ll keep this updated for you.

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STREAMING CONCERTS

Lots of artists are streaming FREE concerts. Here are a few that we’ve found:

 

MARCH 27th UPDATE:

Montreux Jazz Festival releases more than 50 full sets from Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Alanis Morissette, RUN DMC, Ray Charles, Nile Rodgers & Chic, and Phil Collins. You can start streaming these amazing shows and more HERE.

Barenaked Ladies performed “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” from their own houses and shared it with their fans.

The Barenaked Ladies will also be performing today at 3pm PST on Instagram Live as part of Global Citizen’s #TogetherAtHome series.

 

March 25th UPDATE:

Not a concert, but to promote their new album Gigaton, Pearl Jam have created a ‘Galactic’ inspired video game giving fans a chance to save the galaxy as their favourite member. You can play their game ‘Quickscape’ HERE. You can preview the new album by calling (585) 20-PEARL (207-3275).

 

March 24th UPDATE:

Metallica are broadcasting past shows in full every Monday. “Metallica Monday’s” started yesterday with “Live At Slain Castle” from 2019. The full 2.5 hour show is available now on their Facebook page.

 

 

March 23rd UPDATE:

Serena Ryder will perform live on Facebook this Friday, March 27th at 2:30pm PST. This will be a part of the  #CanadaPerforms concert series – an initiative to support artists sponsored by the NAC Presents/CNA Présente and Facebook. The Facebook-NAC Fund for Performing Artists give $100,000 in artists fees to support live online performances to help those impacted by the closure of performance venues related to COVID-19. More information on the program will be discussed during the live stream. Serena will be donating proceeds to the Unison Benevolent Fund.

You can learn more and see the stream HERE.

 

March 20th UPDATE:

NEIL YOUNG has just released the 1st FIRESIDE SESSIONS stream on his website. Enjoy and check back often for more live performances.

 

Remember Much Music’s ‘Intimate & Interactive’? It was a live concert series they aired in the 90’s with some of the biggest artists, they share stories, answer questions and perform acoustic versions (for the most part) of their songs. Well, Theory Of A Dad Man has posted all of them and you can re-watch your favs! Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, Green Day, No Doubt, Blind Melon, Coldplay and more are available to watch HERE.

 

Hozier will perform via Together, At Home: WHO-Global Citizen Solidarity Sessions inspired by Global Citizens #TogetherAtHome initiative on INSTAGRAM.

 

Willie Nelson, Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, Jewel, Margo Price and Nathaniel Rateliff might not be on the road, but they performed together live last night!  Watch the stream of the concert HERE.

 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE is performing live every afternoon at 3pm PST on FACEBOOK.

#ConcertsFromHome Live Stream (March 18, 2020)

Day #3. I am here everyday at 3:00PST to sing a couple of songs for you!

Posted by Melissa Etheridge on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

MARCH 19th UPDATE:

Join Jim Cuddy for a Facebook Live concert. Joining Jim are his sons – Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley – as well as musician Colin Cripps. Jim is proud to perform during the first #CanadaPerforms concert – an initiative to support artists sponsored by the NAC Presents/CNA Présente and Facebook. More information on the program will be discussed during the live stream. Watch here:

We are proud to be launching #CanadaPerforms! Alongside my bandmate Colin Cripps and my sons Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley, our concert today launches a new $100,000 partnership between the National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada aimed at providing financial relief to performing artists whose livelihood has been cut off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists in any discipline can apply for a $1,000 grant to support a 45-60 minute livestream performance planned between March 19 and 31. The funding will come from Facebook Canada. The NAC will receive and administer applications. To apply for the grant, performing artists should submit their name, a description of their performance, the date and the streaming platform (which doesn’t have to be Facebook). The email address is CanadaPerforms@nac-cna.ca. Follow #CanadaPerforms on social media to stay informed on upcoming performances. Thank you for your support of Canadian artists!For more info visit: https://nac-cna.ca/en/media/newsrelease/25880?fbclid=IwAR1bgh7R8u3-TE1iOTnGX1IXafDaqkpp0BnaGEMaQwAYKYx7ZqH8qSHiR7M

Posted by The Jim Cuddy Band on Thursday, March 19, 2020

 

This is fun, every evening at 5:30 (PST): Grammy Award-winning musician & composer David Foster and his wife, Katharine McPhee, are hosting the “Kat and Dave” show live on Instagram.

 

MARCH 18th UPDATE

Bruce Springsteen has shared his Live In Hyde Park show in full for the first time. Springsteen wrote: “Practice social distancing & stream ‘London Calling: Live In Hyde Park’ from the comfort of your own home. You can watch this show now on YouTube & Apple Music in its entirety for the 1st time!”  You can watch the show HERE.

 

MARCH 17th UPDATE:

Chris Martin from Coldplay hosted a session on Instagram TV

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Chris played a mini gig at home earlier today on IG Live. @glblctzn @WHO @JohnLegend #TogetherAtHome

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Rob Thomas from Matchbox Twenty did the same, and challenged other artists to follow suit, including Alanis & Cyndi Lauper!

P!NK did a mini-show and piano lessons on her IGTV!

Keith Urban hosted a set from his home on March 16th

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#InstaBand

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Jann Arden was live from her living room on Facebook on March 16th, you can relive it here:

jann live

welcome to the show

Posted by Jann Arden on Monday, March 16, 2020

 

Melissa Ethridge is inviting fans to come to her “virtual window” for some live sessions. Dates and info are HERE.

John Legend, joined by his wife Chrissy Teigen (in a towel) performed live for fans on Instagram March 17th.

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Social distancing is important, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. I did a little at-home performance to help lift your spirits. @Miguel, @CharliePuth – you want next? Learn more about how you can take action to help slow the spread of coronavirus with our partners at @WHO and @GlblCtzn globalcitizen.org/coronavirus #TogetherAtHome

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MOVIES/TV SHOWS TO BINGE

If you’re in the mood to binge a new series or catch up on some movies you may have missed, here’s a list of our suggestions for ya! (Note: some of the trailers below contain swearing)

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO/CRAVE) – for those that still quote Seinfeld daily, this is for you. The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers. … Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this hilarious, off-kilter comedy series that presents an unflinching, self-deprecating depiction of his life. New season is available now.

 

The Mandalorian (Disney +) – After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series depicts a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.


Parks and Recreation
(NETFLIX) – Parks and Recreation revolves around Leslie Knope, the deputy director of the parks and recreation department in the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee.


The Good Place
(NETFLIX) – The Good Place is a town where those who have been good throughout their lives go once they have passed away. When Eleanor (Kristen Bell) arrives at the Good Place, she realizes she has been mistaken for someone else, and seeks help from a new friend to earn her spot in the Good Place.


OZARK
(NETFLIX) – A financial adviser (Jason Bateman) drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss. Season 3 is scheduled to come out March 27th.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(NETFLIX) – The series revolves around Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn‘s fictional 99th Precinct, who often comes into conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).


Stranger Things
(NETFLIX) – Hawkins, Indiana, 1983. A young boy, Will Byers, goes missing near a top-secret government laboratory. … As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.


Letterkenny
(HBO/CRAVE) – There are 5,000 people in Letterkenny, these are their problems.


Game Of Thrones
(HBO/CRAVE) – Tells the story of a medieval country’s civil war.


Breaking Bad
(HBO/CRAVE) – A once loyal father and chemistry teacher, Walter White, turns to a life of crime due to developing stage 3 terminal lung cancer.


Picard
(CRAVE)- At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard is living a quiet life on his vineyard, Chateau Picard. When he is sought out by a mysterious young woman, Dahj, in need of his help, he soon realizes she may have personal connections to his own past.


Big Little Lies
(CRAVE) – Big Little Lies stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz, and tells the story of five women in Monterey, California who become embroiled in a murder investigation.


GLOW
(NETFLIX) – Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW — aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling –tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling… and it has an amazing soundtrack!!


Good Girls
(NETFLIX/NBC) – The series follows three suburban Michigan mothers, two of whom are sisters, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet. They are tired of having everything taken away from them so they decide to pull off an unlikely heist by robbing a supermarket, only to discover that they’re in for more than they bargained. *This is a MUST watch! Seasons 1 & 2 are on NETFLIX, season 3 is currently available on NBC On Demend.


Uncut Gems
(NETFLIX) – A charismatic jeweller (Adam Sandler) makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business, family and adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.

ONLINE TOURS

Travel + Leisure has listed 12 famous museums you can take a virtual tour of! You can check out their list HERE.

How about a front row seat on the ‘Incredicoaster’ at Disney’s California Adventure Park

You can tour the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get a 360 degree look HERE.

You can tour the Vatican Museum from your own home! Get a 360 degree look at the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms & more. Go HERE to start.

The New England Aquarium is offering virtual tours, benhind-the-scenes access & more! Watch HERE.

Google Earth has opened up its offering of Earth’s gems to explore using VR. Grab your VR headset and travel the world without having to put on pants. Start HERE.

Canada’s Wonderland is bringing the park to you on their Twitter!

Everyday at noon PST, the Cincinnati Zoo features an animal and activity on Facebook live.

The Louvre – Explore one of the most famous museums in the world in Paris, France & enjoy the amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual tour.

THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE

Dust off those old instruments and learn to play! Your neighbours won’t mind one bit.

Play an NHL ’20 tournament! James Cybulski  is the play-by-play voice of the game.

Start a blog!

Pet a dog.

Read! Catch up on all those books people have been buying you that look great on your bookshelf.

Spring cleaning? Tackle your garage or closets and get a head start on organizing.

Order some new IKEA furniture and put it together, you have time now!

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