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During the quarantine, we’re focusing on digital live streams and events you can log onto for free! While life may be a little bit different right now, a weekend is still a weekend.
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Here are the top 5 live stream and digital events to help you celebrate your Austin weekend!
- Master Pancake Theater Screenings
Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30 | 8 p.m. | Hosted by: Master Pancake Theater
Our favorite irreverent comics are back at it with their hilarious movie commentary, and you can tune in twice this weekend to make fun of your favorites. Friday night features Grease and Saturday night features Fight Club (these jokes pack a punch!). Tune in for free through Twitch.
- SIMS Lounge Presents: Sofa Sessions
Through Sunday, May 31 | at 6 p.m. | Hosted by: SIMS Foundation
May is #MentalHealthMonth. In this historical moment, with the cancellation of most paying work within our industry, coupled with the resulting anxiety and uncertainty, the need for accessible mental health and substance use recovery services and supports for the music community has never been greater. To raise mental health awareness and celebrate music’s ability to bring us together, SIMS is opening up our lounge (virtually of course) throughout the month of May! Watch at: The SIMS Foundation on FB Live, the SIMS Foundation YouTube channel or the artist’s Instagram page. Text SIMS to 44321 to donate during #SofaSessions live streams. Tips are split 50/50 between SIMS and the artists.
- Virtual “Hoppy” Hour Program
Saturday, May 30 | 9 a.m. | Hosted by: Tiny Tails to You Traveling Petting Zoo
Rise and shine, it’s time for adorable animals! Tune in to hear from founder Chelsea Phillips and learn about the cool critters shown during this virtual “hoppy” hour, like chinchillas, hedgehogs, and bearded dragons.
- Threadgill’s Farewell Concert
Saturday, May 30 | 6 p.m. | Hosted by: Guy Forsyth
Live on the Threadgill’s Facebook page, join Guy Forsyth and friends as they stream a show from the Threadgill’s stage one last time.
- Virtual Saturday Night Concert at Hill Country Galleria
Saturday, May 30 | 7 p.m. | Hosted by: ACL Radio
Hill Country Galleria is bringing the music straight to you with their Saturday night live music series, featuring a performance this week by Guy Forsyth. Want to feel like you’re there in person? Order take-out from a favorite Galleria restaurant, pull out your favorite blanket, and set up an at-home picnic!
This list was curated by Good Party ATX’s Sarah K. Wolf. Sarah is an Austin enthusiast, fan of the ’90s, and most importantly, dog mom to her senior rescue dog Rufus. Follow her at @sarahkwolf and @goodpartyatx.