>>Time for Talk of the Town. As social distancing continues to ensue, virtual engagement has livened up more than ever. While staying within the safety and comfort of your own homes, here are some virtual concerts, live streams, and online classes you can engage with throughout the month of April.
Keep an eye on these websites and their updated schedules to help you get your music fix.
Billboard Livestreams & Virtual Concerts- https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/9335531/coronavirus-quarantine-music-events-online-streams
NPR (National Public Radio) Virtual Concerts- https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown
The Skate To End Hate- Amped Up April Concert Series-
This nonprofit organization hosts charity events to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For the entirety of this month, they are holding their Amped Up April Concert Series, where they host instagram live shows every night, Monday through Friday at 7pm ET. To snag a glimpse for the remainder of this week’s lineup and for future performances and artists, make sure to give them a follow over on Facebook and instagram @theskatetoendhate.
The Unlikely Candidates IG Live-
If you haven’t given this alternative rock group a listen, then we highly recommend that you do. With their lively performances, amped energy, and charming personalities, both their shows and tunes are addictive. Go give them a listen and get ready to throw them on repeat. Also make sure to tune in on their instagram as they go live every Wednesday at 3pm CT.
Roses & Revolutions and Caroline Vreeland Live-
Not too long ago, Roses & Revolutions and Caroline Vreeland put on an unforgettable show at Three Heads Brewery. If you’re missing magical nights like those and the raw talent of these two artists, then make sure to keep updated on their social media platforms, for both have been reaching out to their fans through IG Live. As for some more good news, Roses & Revolutions EP “Under The Spell” comes out this Friday 4/17. It’s definitely one that you won’t want to miss.
Short Fictions Virtual Tour via IG Live-
Genre bending wizards Short Fictions are multi-instrumentalists that have elevated layered soundscapes and storytelling to a league of their own. Adding a richness and storyline to their songs, their artistry and creative vision is gripping. They will be hosting their own Digital Tour this coming Friday 4/17 at 8pm through twitch.com/summitshack and the same time on Saturday 4/18 through instagram.com/wptsradio.
Interested in learning a new skill or have always been drawn to the power of plants? Then head on over to the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Offering a wide range of online courses, including Herbal Medicine Making, Foraging: Edible and Medicinal Wild Herbs, and Herbal Immersion, there is a little bit of something for everyone. To check out their website and for further opportunities to learn, click the following link- https://chestnutherbs.com/
Looking to get up, dance around and move your body, well you won’t have to go very far to do so. The beloved Groove Juice Swing is now having online classes. Now, you can still groove and dance within the comfort and safety of your own home. To find out more information or to register for one of these classes, use the link below- https://www.groovejuiceswing.com/classes.aspx
ROC Brainery’s Online “Make Your Own Kombucha” Class-
“Now is the perfect time to pick up an easy-to-do and beneficial home hobby! Wouldn't it be great if you could make your own kombucha from home? During our class, you will not only learn what kombucha is but also how to make it at home for yourself! All participants will receive a starter kit including a SCOBY and 1 c. of starter liquid farmed from Katboocha, 1 c. of sugar and tea to get started on your first brew, as well as detailed instructions!”
The class is this Saturday 4/18 and will be held via Zoom. The instructor for the class is Kat Schwarz, owner of Katboocha, which proudly serves as Rochester’s first all-kombucha brewery. For more information regarding this online class, or for other ROC Brainery Events, use the links below. Also, if you are interested in purchasing kombucha from Katboocha, visit her website to satisfy your bucha needs!
Sam Kaiser and Abundance Livestream Sessions-
Sam Kaiser has been hosting livestream fundraiser concerts Wednesday nights via instagram @samkasier_music. Helping to raise money for a great cause and packing an impressive lineup of talented musicians, these events are both meaningful and positively impacting many lives. The next livestream will be on April 22, which also happens to be Earth Day. Tune in and show support. You can also make donations through Venmo @abundancelivestream.
Lastly, here are some online courses and seminars ranging in multiple fields and content. These online events are running through Eventbrite, and are further explained through the links below.
Learn AI in 60 Minutes- Wednesday 4/15
Elizabeth Gilbert- How to Seize the Day- Thursday 4/16
React Summit, Remote Edition 2020- Friday 4/17
Humanity at a Crossroads: A Pay-What-You-Wish Online Workshop w/Paul Selig - Sunday 4/19
GamesBeat Summit 2020- Tuesday 4/28