With WFH and e-learning in full swing, it’s important to remember to take breaks and relax as best we can during this time! Whether a virtual sweat session with your favorite studio, story time or even a seminar to learn a new skill is your thing, we’ve put together a schedule of great offerings. You can now check googling “best virtual experiences Chicago” off your to do list.
Monday, April 6: Start the week off with a cultural exploration. The World’s Largest collection of Green American Artifacts is available via the National Hellenic Museum’s Collections and Archives Portal. A rich repository of 20,000+ artifacts, photos, historic newspapers, books and recorded oral histories, the awe-inspiring portal can be accessed here.
Tuesday, April 7: Miss Keewa, owner of Kido (the wonderful children’s boutique located within Roosevelt Collection Shops in the South Loop) will be taking storytime virtual via Instagram (@kidochicago). Join Miss Keewa at 10:30 a.m. CST to take a little mid-morning break and enjoy a story or two with the little ones!
Wednesday, April 8: Namaste all day with Yoga Six, the popular yoga studio famous for offering six different style classes, as they take to the mat via streaming service, “Y6Go,” now available for 30-day trial. Offering a range of classes at all levels, you can register here to get flowing until we’re able to meet again at their South Loop location!
Thursday, April 9: Join Paper Source on Instagram (@papersource) for a “Crafting Happy Hour” at 4 p.m. CST! Their very own DIY expert Rebecca will guide you through a fun project using materials from home – drink in hand!
Friday, April 10: Cheers to the weekend! For a little digital detox, ditch the screens and spend some time with your quarantine buddies over great food (supporting a local restaurant or planning for a future staycation!) We’ve put together a few ideas of great spots to support here.
Saturday, April 11: Calling all artists! Amdur Productions, the creative team behind 25 top-tier art festivals (including Gold Coast Art Fair and many others), invites artists and “artrepreneurs” to join for their “Art Smart Seminar: Going Pro” at 10 a.m. CST. Led by Founder and CEO Amy Amdur, the seminar will provide an in-depth look at the do’s and don’ts of submitting applications, selling art at festivals and even on their online platform, artzipper.com! Details here on how to register.