Through the COVID-19 pandemic, GO Mag will be gathering the best queer and lesbian virtual events on the weekends in lieu of our regular weekend event round-ups.
Well, here we are. Four weeks deep into queerantine and nobody really knows when this is going to end, so in the meantime, let’s make the best of it, shall we? Here are 6 things to do in queerantine, for when you get tired of Netflix-and-chilling all the time.
Covid Underground is a new virtual gay nightclub that will be running all weekend long, Friday through Sunday, from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. CST. It’s free and runs via the Zoom app, as seemingly all social activities do nowadays. The “club” is a queer-friendly and trans-friendly safe space, so no homophobia, racism, or any other crappy behavior allowed — just bring your cute self and your good vibes.
Yes Homo: A Queer Daytime Digital Dance Party
Yes Homo, a party that usually takes place at C’mon Everybody in Brooklyn, is back for a digital edition! Just like in the IRL version, there will be DJs and performances, and Mini Horrorwitz will host. Join the party for free via Zoom, and send a donation or tip if you want to help support C’mon Everybody in the process.
Queer 90s babies, now is your time to shine. This queer-only 2000s trivia event is hosted by queer art collective Kalhina Creations and LA-based queer coffee shop Cuties Coffee. It will take place on Saturday at 12 p.m. and they’re asking for a $10 to $25 donation, 20 percent of which will help support Cuties. There will be prizes! You can sign up to participate here.
This interactive page by Neal Argawal lets you scroll all the way to the bottom of the ocean. As you scroll, you can see the animals that live in each part of the sea; the deeper you go, the stranger they get. It’s truly a journey, and I can personally vouch for how entertaining and calming it is. To make the experience even more immersive, I recommend combining it with deep-sea music and CBD oil (yes, I am speaking from experience).
Introducing The Deep Sea – an interactive visualization of the ocean 🌊
Grab some popcorn, it's a long ride!
👉 https://t.co/HaAZe8o5Q7 👈 pic.twitter.com/OZAdFALUm0
— Neal Agarwal (@nealagarwal) December 2, 2019
“Fleabag” the One-Woman-Show
“Fleabag,” the masterpiece of a series starring and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was based on a one-woman show that Waller-Bridge first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2013. The one-woman show is now coming to Amazon Prime Video! It debuts on the platform on Friday and will run for two weeks, according to Variety.
You’ll have to pay to rent it, with all proceeds going toward charity. “I hope this filmed performance of’ Fleabag’ can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times,” Waller-Bridge wrote in a statement.
P0stb1nary, a DC-based arts platform, presents this new virtual Zoom event called URL: Until Real Life, which takes place this Saturday starting at 12 p.m. There will be a DJ set, live performances, meditation, burlesque, and yoga, all of it with the intent to “collectively reimagine worlds beyond gender and genre” while uplifting artists who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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