The coronavirus is totally cramping our style. In all seriousness, as horrible as this unpredictable disease and outbreak has been, one of its victims is local artist and cultural organizations.
Several institutions have tapped into tech tools to bring culture to you in your living room! Here are some options for you below.
Important: Please please please consider donating to these local organizations if you do tune in or watch their content online!
Stream The Alley Theatre’s 1984
I was one of the very few people who got to experience The Alley Theatre’s 1984 before it closed due to corona virus. It’s a shame because the show is AMAZING. So relevant and thought provoking. But hey! You don’t have to miss out! You have until April 12 to buy a ticket to stream the show. Click here for all the info on the process.
Listen in for Concerts and Conversations from Ars Lyrica Houston
On Mondays and Fridays, Ars Lyrica Houston is introducing Concert and Conversations on their YouTube channel. Check out this most recent one here (there are 3 episodes now!) and don’t forget to donate. Click here to subscribe today!
Browse the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Online Collection
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has collection of almost 70,000 works of art created throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. Explore the Museum’s art collections through this searchable database, which is continually being updated. Browse to discover art across time periods, cultures, classifications, and more. Sign up for their newsletter for the latest! Click here to start browsing.
Stream ROCO’s Huge Archive
This isn’t even COVID-19 related! ROCO has a huge archive on YouTube. It’s free, but definitely consider giving back if you can. Click here to start listening.
Creatively Connect with the Society of Performing Arts Houston
SPA Houston launched an IGTV series called Creative Connection — you can expect short sketches, music, poetry, and more in this series. It’s completely free, but please support the arts by donating! Click here for SPA’s IG account.
Listen at Home with the Houston Symphony
Did you know you could listen to the Houston Symphony on Spotify? They also have Sunday shows on Houston Public Media! You can also follow them on their social media platforms to get the latest. Don’t forget to subscribe to the season or donate to show your support. Click here for more info.
Be a Ballerina with HB at Home
The Houston Ballet has taken their instruction and behind the scenes on their IGTV! Are you ready for center stage (aka your living room)? Click here to watch.
Log on to the Menil Collection’s online archive
The Menil is ALWAYS donation based — and the physical location being closed doesn’t change that! You can give yourself a virtual tour online and even visit the open park in person — just keep your distance socially. Click here to start browsing.
Get Behind the Scenes Plus Performances online from Houston Grand Opera
Get to know the people behind HGO and listen to performances on YouTube. Completely free — but also donate! Click here for more.