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"While we are all being impacted by restrictions related to COVID-19 and the current wildfires, there are still plenty of virtual activities to enjoy. We hope this virtual "fun guide," a collaboration between Student Affairs, the Mark O. Hatfield Library, and other Willamette community members, helps you find interesting online activities during these difficult times."
Livestream Concerts, Events, & More
Free Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch During Coronavirus Crisis (Updating)
Updated weekly, artists from a wide range of music types are providing free viewing during the Coronavirus Crisis. Check out all of the livestreams to watch for the current week here.
(9/18-9/19) 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival
The Music Festival will take place on September 18 and 19 during, and the two-day virtual mega-concert will feature performances from BTS, Coldplay, Kane Brownwith special guest Khalid, Keith Urban, Migos, Miley Cyrus, Thomas Rhett, Usher, and more, and it’s all hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
(Sats) Saturday Night Improv
Secret Improv Society continues to entertain while sheltered in place! Simply visit their YouTube page on Saturday night to see the show. Click on Free General Admission Tickets.
The Zoom Hub
The Zoom Hub brings people from all around the world together. Events range from Trivia Tuesdays, Bingo Thursdays, Zumba Fitness, Online Chess Camps, Poetry Workshops, and more.
16 Streamed Broadway Plays & Musicals
This site lists 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals that you can watch at home.
Online Board Games
Online sandbox arena for playing 1000+ board games virtually. Play with friends or anyone in the world.
Board Game Arena
Join the largest board game table in the world. No download necessary, and play directly from your web browser with friends and thousands of players from around the world.
Facebook Movie Party
How do I start a watch party on Facebook?
Follow these instructions.
When you start a watch party, you can watch any public videos on Facebook in real time with a group of your friends. You can create a watch party from your News Feed or timeline, in a group, on a Page, or from any video you're watching.
Missing group fitness classes or going to the gym? Here are a few options:
Planet Fitness offers live-streamed daily workouts several times a day.
Keep up your practice from the comfort of your living room.
Zook Dance Fitness
Join Colorado fitness professional Alex Vaughan for live dance classes through their YouTube channel or learn a routine for a specific song from the previously recorded videos.
Visit UCLA Health for an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own (English & Spanish)
Drawing & Photography
There are a ton of "non-academic" videos and tutorials in Linked-In Learning. Try your hand at something you've never done or something you've always wanted to learn, such as:
5-Day Drawing Challenge
No matter what you're drawing level, this course will walk you through basic drawing techniques in 5 days.
Sketching Landscape - Drawing Foundations
Learn how to quickly capture the atmosphere and mood of a landscape like an artist, and take the next step from sketching at home to sketching outside.
Animating in Photoshop
With Adobe Photoshop, you can transform your hand-drawn artwork into compelling animations quickly, avoiding complex specialty software with steep learning curves.
Quickly learn photography fundamentals like what aperture is and how shutter speed works, how best to hold and position a camera, what various modes mean and when to use them, and even how and when to use the camera's flash.
Learning Portrait Photography
Learn simple techniques for creating great portraits, such as how to find and make great light with basic tools, and the easiest methods for helping people look their best while remaining comfortable.