Is it just us or are weekends filled with virtual coffee dates, parties, classes and courses starting to feel kind of normal? If you're still struggling with the idea of spending all weekend at home, we've got plenty to keep you busy, from online cooking courses and meditation to dance classes and Sunday sessions.
Here are 14 awesome things to do in Perth this weekend without leaving your house.
Friday 3 April
Carolyn’s Food Temptations Online
Carolyn’s Food Temptations might not be able to run like usual, but they’re taking things online so they can still bring you delicious recipes for lockdown. Tomorrow it’s all about the raw mocha cheesecake which, if you ask us, is an essential right now. The best bit? If the time doesn’t suit you, you can download the class and watch it whenever you have a bit of free time.
Free Friday Night Live Breathe Events
While some of you might be filling your Friday nights with boozy virtual house parties, others might want to get around some intentional breathing to remind themselves life ain’t so bad when you’re stuck inside. It’s all about improving lung capacity, calming the mind and practicing gratitude so sign up for free and give it a go.
Saturday 4 April
Blind Wine Tasting With old Bridge Cellars
Old Bridge has had to say goodbye to their ever-popular Friday night wine tastings for now, so instead they are doing blind tastings online this Saturday. Get your order in by 12pm on Friday and the team will deliver three bottles of wine to your door by 6pm on Saturday, just in time for the online class. It's in collaboration with LS Merchants so you know it's going to be the goods.
Free Online Dance Classes
Let’s face it, your Saturday breakfast plans are off for the next few months, but why not round up your crew for a virtual dance class followed by a virtual coffee? Shemoves Dance Fitness Studios Perth is offering loads of free online dance classes from Strength and Conditioning to R ‘n’ She and Smoulder and Burn sessions. Reserve your spot on the Facebook events page and you’ll be sent a Zoom link the night before the class.
Veggie Patch Q&A
If you’ve been thinking about getting your veggie patch going (haven’t we all been?) but you’re not quite sure where to start, the Hedland Environmental Association is hosting a Facebook live Q&A session so you can ask all those burning questions
Sunday 5 April
Virtual Open Day At The Yoga Garage
The team at The Yoga Garage has just got their online classes up and running and to celebrate, they're hosting a free virtual open day this Sunday with classes running all day long and 2-week memberships being given away in each class.
Facebook Live Isolation Sunday Sesh
It’s not a true Sunday without a Sunday sesh, and while we can’t get to the OBH for a while, we can crack a beer in our living room with tunes from OneRangaDJ. You know you want to.
Host A Virtual Dinner Party
Table and Taste runs an online dinner party club and never has there been a better time to become a member. Each month they send you a menu to cook complete with recipe cards and paired wines (which you have to order yourself, but you get killer deals from Australian wineries). You can register up to 12 members on each membership so sign up, gather your pals and lock in a Zoom date to see who can cook it best.
Get A Sweat Up
Since gyms were forced to close last week, plenty of them have taken to the interwebs to bring you live streamed versions of your favourite classes. Check out our handy list of WA gyms that have gone online or jump on the MindBody app and search ‘virtual’ in your area, you’re sure to find more than enough to keep you sweating right through the weekend.
Learn Something New
If you, like us, tell yourself you’re going to learn a new skill at the start of each new year but instead spend every spare minute out taking in the glorious town that is Perth, now is your chance. You have to stay home, you might as well take some sort of online course. We’ve signed up for Curtin University’s online Noongar Language and Culture course which they are offering for free, but we’ve also found a few more courses you’ll want to take a look at.
Spruce Up Your Home Office
If it looks like you’ll be working from home for a while, you might want to take the time to make your workspace a little more inviting. We’d recommend a few plants from these Perth plant delivery services as well as one of the oil diffuser kits from Heartwood to make it smell as dreamy as it looks; don’t worry, they’re delivering.
Go Armchair Travelling
You might not be heading on that overseas adventure anymore, but you can still go travelling from the comfort of your couch, or your bed, no judgement here. Whether you want to explore national parks in the US, take a digital tour of the Guggenheim Museum, tick off one of the seven wonders of the world or something else entirely, you’re sure to find something to keep you busy for a few hours here. If you need more, check out all the best travel movies on Netflix to feed your wanderlust.
Binge All The Movies And TV Shows
This whole solitude thing is prime time to catch up on all the movies and tv shows you never got around to watching. Luckily for you, we’ve gone and done the hard yards so you can easily work your way through all these lists:
- Best New Movies To Watch On Netflix
- Best Feel Good Movies On Netflix
- Best Comedies On Netflix
- Best New Shows To Watch On Netflix
- Best Documentaries On Netflix
- Best Movies To Watch On Stan
- Best New Shows And Movies To Watch On Stan
- Streaming Services That Aren't Netflix or Stan
And remember, if you don't want to watch on your own, fire up Netflix Party so you can binge-watch with your mates.
A COVID-19 Quarantine Party playlist exists and it may or may not be the only thing standing between your sanity and you losing your marbles this week. You’ll find this bad boy on Spotify and it’s stacked with tunes like Britney Spears’ Toxic, Future’s Mask Off, the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive and the Jonas Brothers’ Burnin’ Up.
Avoiding the office for now? Here’s How To Work From Home Like A Total Pro From Someone Who Does It All Year Long.
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