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Online events to enjoy at home - 5/21/2020-5/25/2020

Updated: May 21

During this time I know a lot of us are spending more time at home in an effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Many businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs are offering events that you can enjoy at home! Each week I'll round up online events you can attend to help you "live & love" better from the comfort of your couch! If you would like your online event featured in this list contact me at liveandlovellc@gmail.com. Let's try to make the best of this situation and continue to "live & love!"


Tuesdays & Thursdays

Twerk and Tone for Fat Burn

Twerk & Tone for fat burn is a Fun, High Energy Workout that follows a Tabata style workout. Tabata workouts are shorter but promotes Fat Loss, Increases Stamina and improves Aerobic and Anaerobic capacity. So get ready for twerk & tone on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm EST! Register for free at this link.


Thursday, May 21st

Men of Color in Communications: One on one conversation with Kamau Marshall, Communications Strategist for the Joe Biden Campaign

Join Kamau Marshall, Director of Strategic Communications for the Biden for President campaign on Thursday, May 21, 4-5pm EST for an interactive Q&A.

Marshall will discuss Joe Biden's innovative efforts to empower minority communities and eliminate disparities, focusing on major policy areas that adversely affect people of color. RSVP at this link.


Thursday, May 21st - Last Day!

Filmfest DC at Home

DC International Film Festival is pleased to present a virtual series of films, Filmfest DC at Home, to our many patrons and friends. Here's an opportunity to see films you may have missed in previous Filmfest DC programs.Viewing is free-of-charge and films include recent audience favorites as well as some surprises. Filmfest DC at Home offers the quality of innovative and entertaining films you have come to appreciate during their annual festivals. Check out the films at this link.


Friday, May 22rd

Online! Art Talk for Kids

Young art lovers and families can join us for Virtual Art Talks for Kids and explore artwork and artists from current and past exhibitions. Talks are led by Strathmore Exhibition Coordinator Gabrielle Tillenburg and special guest artists. Kids can meet the artists, learn about their work, and ask questions in real time! Plus, we’ll provide an art activity for families to enjoy together. This program starts at 10:30am EST and you can RSVP at this link.


Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, May 23rd

Virtual Memorial Day Getaway Experience!

Every year around this time many of us make plans to fly away to a distant Caribbean Island where we could forget the daily stresses of life and enjoy the best the world has to offer at a 5-star all inclusive resort! This year enjoy two amazing events guaranteed to take you back to islands... VIRTUALLY!

On Friday enjoy a virtual comedy show featuring comedians from the Wild 'n Out TV Show! On Saturday get ready for a virtual pool with a rotation of DJs including special guest Big Tigger! RSVP for free at this link!


Saturday, May 23rd

Free People and Who What Wear host The Retreat

On Saturday, May 23rd, join Free People and Who What Wear on Zoom for a virtual escape in support of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization feeding those most impacted by COVID-19. From movement and meditation to cooking and conversations, it will be a full day of activities with special celebrity guests including: Julianne Hough, Logan Browning and Doctor Mike. Click this link to register.


Saturday, May 23rd

Verzuz: Bounty Killer vs. Beenie Man

It's another #Verzuz battle y'all! This time its Beenie Man vs. Bounty Killer. You won't want to miss this epic dancehall battle! View the showdown on Instagram Live at these links: @grunggaadzilla or @kingbeenieman.


Sunday, May 24th

Babyface "Waiting to Exhale" Soundtrack Special

Join producer, singer and songwriter Babyface as he celebrates the soundtrack for the 1995 movie "Waiting to Exhale." The celebration starts at 8pm EST on Instagram Live at this link.


Sunday, May 24th

National Memorial Day Concert on PBS

Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise host the National Memorial Day Concert featuring musical performances, documentary footage, and readings to honor those who served our country. This year, the concert will also pay tribute to the men and women who are doing so much for us in the current fight against COVID-19. You can view the entire concert lineup here and watch it on PBS at 8pm EST on Sunday, May 24th. The live event will also be streamed on PBS.org, YouTube, and Facebook.


Sundays

Cedric & Joey "Out the Box"

"Out the Box" is a livestream news program that airs every Sunday at 3pm EST with Public Safety Expert Cedric L. Alexander and Legal Expert Joey Jackson. Join the conversation at these links on Facebook and YouTube.


Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. My thoughts are with those who lost their lives serving this country.


Ancestry’s Memorial Day Parade of Heroes

Ancestry is holding a virtual Memorial Day – Parade of Heroes on Facebook. Hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford, this event will memorialize the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. It will also feature musical performances by Tori Kelly and others. To honor a veteran, Ancestry encourages you to share a post on Instagram or Facebook, tag Ancestry in the photo, and then add #RememberAtHome for a chance to have your story featured on social media. You can watch live on Facebook at this link.


For a complete list of all the virtual Memorial Day events, click here.


Anytime!

Kennedy Center @ Home

Enjoy free videos of extraordinary live and on-demand performances and educational activities to do at home, with new releases daily. Click on this link to enjoy!


Free virtual therapy session through the The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Actress Taraji P. Henson has started a campaign to help black people, who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, access free therapy during the outbreak. Those seeking telehealth can register for a free virtual therapy session via the foundation’s website, or text Nostigma to 707070.


National Museum of African American History & Culture Digital Resources Guide

Explore, learn and engage with the National Museum of African American History and Culture through their numerous digital resources. Check it out here.


Alvin Ailey All Access

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is bringing performances to the online audience at home. Watch Ailey All Access Monday, March 30th at 7pm EDT for the first screening. Check out their page for more info.


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