Fun at home

The best online content to enjoy from your home.

Fun at home

The best online content to enjoy from your home.

In the wake of the Covid-19 cultural centers, artists and chefs began offering free content online.

After so many days in confinement, the time has come to see the positive side of the situation. Since the quarantine began, different initiatives have emerged to keep us connected through the digital world. The most famous museums in the world opened their doors for us to visit their exhibitions virtually, numerous artists began to offer concerts from their homes and internationally renowned chefs shared their recipes with us.

If for some reason you did not have the opportunity to see the live streaming of such events, here we have a peek of the content generated in quarantine that you can still see, so that you can continue enjoying from your home.

For foodies

Can you imagine learning the recipes of a Michelin starred chef step by step? Well, thanks to Massimo Bottura’s Kitchen Quarantine series you can do it. The master mind behind Osteria Francescana, one of the best restaurants in the world, shares delicious recipes on his Instagram account that you can prepare from home. Together with his family, the chef delights us with sweet creations such as tiramisu and gelato, typical Italian dishes such as pasta pomodoro and his famous Reggiano parmigiano sauce.

Mexican experts – (LOCAL)

If you prefer to be guided by national talents, you can too. One option is Cookin Comunity on Instagram, where you will find classes by renowned chefs from Monterrey such as Rodrigo Rivera-Río, Jesús Elizondo, Celina Garza, Luca La Vista and more. Another platform is Hotbook Studio, in which chefs from Mexico City like Marco Carboni, Joaquín Cardoso and Katsumi Kumoto share their recipes.

Family entertainment

A show that families with children cannot miss is The Disney Family Singalong, a special production that compiles classic songs from Disney movies performed by different artists from their homes. The original show premiered in April on ABC and was so successful that a second version with more songs was made. Fortunately, both versions are saved on the official ABC YouTube channel so you can enjoy your favorite songs as many times as you want.

A dose of art

The coronavirus pandemic forced cultural institutions around the world to temporarily close their doors, however there are still different ways to appreciate the most famous art works without leaving your home. One of them is through the Google Arts & Culture platform, which uses augmented reality technology to offer virtual tours of approximately 2,000 institutions around the world. So you can choose whether you want to visit the MoMa in New York, the Tate Britain in London, the Uffuzi Gallery in Florence or the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City. What are you waiting for?

Music with a cause

One of the virtual concerts that captivated the world was the One World: Together at Home, an initiative born from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the NGO Global Citizen, with the aim of raising funds to fight against the coronavirus. In addition to the Internet, the event was broadcasted on television around the world and had more than 100 artistic collaborators such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, who helped in the organization. The broadcast raised close to $ 127 million to help healthcare workers.
Another benefit concert was All in WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief, which featured Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Brandi Carlile, Russell Wilson, Ciara, Pete Carroll and more. The concert was sponsored by Amazon, so if you couldn’t see it live, still available through Amazon Prime.

Party in the living room

If you miss partying on the weekend, we have the perfect solution. Tomorrowland, the world’s largest electronic music festival, broadcasted a live concert called United Through Music every Tuesday for seven weeks. So get ready to turn it up and dance to the rhythm of Alesso, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas, Lost Frequencies and many more.

Virtual tourism – (LOCAL)

Many trips had to be postponed because of the quarantine, but the National Institute of Anthropology and History offers virtual tours so that you can visit some of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico without leaving your home. From Chichen Itzá in Yucatan and the pyramids of Teotihuacán in the State of Mexico, to Paquimé in Chihuahua, on its official website you will find 30 unique tours that will bring you closer to the country’s natural diversity.

Cultural hobby

For theater and ballet lovers, different companies around the world are presenting their shows online for free. The Royal Opera House in London has been offering recordings of past performances through its YouTube channel; while in Mexico, the National Institute of Fine Arts implemented a program called Contigo en la Distancia, which offers plays, storytelling, animated poetry and other cultural shows, through its social networks.

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