Your Weekend Must-Do's - Social Distancing Edition

A flea, a con, a screening and more to fill your calendar – no contact tracing required

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During COVID-19 TGIF may have lost some of its luster but hey, a weekend is a weekend after all and resourceful Rhode Island venues are still putting together plans. Here are some of our favorite things coming up this weekend, no contact tracing required.

April 3: Today through April 9 the United Theatre hosts a Virtual Screening Room, showing the film The Wild Goose Lake from acclaimed director Diao Yinan. $12. Visit United Theatre to register.

April 4: Comic Cons stop for no COVID! Saturday at 11am, find a showcase of pop culture collectibles, graded rare comic books, Japanese robots, tin toys and more at the Online Spring Comic Book & Toy Auction

April 4: Saturday at 10am give virtual boot camp a go. Get details on signing up and raising funds for the Jonnycake Center. South County Adventure Boot Camp.

April 5: “What's Home Flea?” is the rhetorical question posed by Maria Tocco, founder of the Providence Flea. “We don't know, either. We totally made it up.” See what unfolds while getting your vintage fix by visiting on Instragram @providenceflea.

ALL WEEKEND LONG

Take a Virtual Gallery Tour: The Bristol Art Museum has created a virtual tour of their exhibition Praxis: Abstraction; 4 Strategies which brings together four artists working in a variety of approaches. Enjoy the tour with no distractions. Gallery tour.

Try Abstract Painting at Home: Feel like creating art for your own space? Artist Kristen Coates will lead you through abstract painting. Conducted over FaceTime or Zoom from Coates’ studio, this workshop is meant for all levels of experience. Virtual Workshop.

Host a Sip + Dip for One… But No More Than Five: Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy a paint night from the comfort of your own home. For $20 you can receive a complete paint kit that comes with a pre-sketched canvas, paints, and reference photo. Visit Wine and Paint Night for complete details.

Reset Your Zoom Background: Tired of tidying up your home office for video chats? Add a virtual background of iconic Providence art instead. Find simple step by step instructions from The Avenue Concept.