Published: May 8, 2020
Updated: April 12, 2021
By: Frances Ellison
Though COVID-19 restrictions* are still in place to some degree throughout most of the region, there's still plenty of room to be creative with your next date night. Being under quarantine is rough, but an exciting new activity with someone special can help to ease the pressure.
Here is a list of some fun virtual events that you can enjoy from home with a partner, friends or even by yourself!
Did we forget anything? Make sure to submit your events to Phillyfunguide through our submission page!
*Please be sure to view and participate in these activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions, visit their official website.
Settle in for a night of Shakespeare - just don't tell him! On April 23, 2021, The Phoenix Theatre is throwing a virtual birthday party for the great William Shakespeare, a one-night only special event featuring performances from Phoenix Theatre company memebers, apprentices and show alumni coming together to highlight some of The Bard's best work. Perfect for theater lovers, Shakespeare fans and date nights all at once!
From now until April 28, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) is offering their Open Studio Tours every Wednesday at 6pm. During these virtual studio tours, viewers will get to interact with over 200 CFEVA artists and community as you tour their spaces, with each session featuring new works from across various visual mediums. These tours are free of cost, which means you'll have more to spend on wine!
From now through May 10, you can head to an international film festival from the comfort of your living room with Lindy CineMondays from the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Festival. Now in it's eighth year, CineMondays brings the best of Jewish cinema from around the world to Philly. This year's festival includes films from Germany, Russia, France, Canada and more! Your ticket grants you access to stream curated films from the interational festival circut and watch bonus content from the filmmakers!
Yes you read that right: a virtual Renaissance Faire! Returning to the digital space for the second year in a row, The #Knightlife Renaissance Faire is a day of theater, magic, and springtime merriment! Presented as part of Philly Theatre Week, guests of the Faire can purchase wares from the online raffle, watch performances that range from drag to burlesque and so much more!
From now through June 7, ballet lovers can stream the spring season from the Pennsylvania Ballet! Viewers will be treated to new productions of beloved classic performances, world premieres, solo showcases and more!