Self-quarantine got you feeling stir crazy? Us, too. With the suspension of large events and our favorite Valley venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are 5 ways to help soothe your social distancing blues in the Valley this weekend.
1. Order in from your favorite local restaurant and host your own happy hour.
Missing your fave neighborhood dining and drinking spots? You can still support them while social distancing. Call up some of your friends on Zoom, Skype or FaceTime and have a virtual cocktail hour. Here are some at-home happy hour ideas to get you started.
2. Dance it out.
Put on your favorite record or order a new one from a local vinyl purveyor like Stinkweeds, which is delivering purchases to customers within a five-mile radius of the shop. If digital is more your style, we recommend this Spotify playlist of local musicians that are helping us stay sane as we self-isolate.
3. Tune in to a virtual telethon.
Arizona Citizens for the Arts is livestreaming a 24-hour telethon on its website this weekend as a replacement for its annual fundraising gala, which had to be postponed due to coronavirus restrictions. The online event will feature performances and presentations by politicians, public figures, artists and musicians from across Arizona.
4. Play hockey at home.
The Arizona Coyotes are encouraging fans to set up street hockey gear and document their experience using the hashtag #HockeyAtHome as a way to keep them engaged while the hockey season is suspended.
5. Celebrate at the Scottsdale Arts Festival – virtually.
The 50th anniversary of this spring arts soiree in Scottsdale was supposed to take place March 13 through 15. Now, it’s taking place online. Peruse paintings, photography, prints, ceramics, sculpture and more from Arizona artists from the comfort of your own home.