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This Weekend: 6 Awesome Online Events

An epic quarantine weekend is just beginning. Easter is on Sunday, and we are in the midst of weeklong Passover celebrations. Aside from religious observances, there are a plethora of online concerts, workout classes, dance parties, and comedy shows that you can enjoy during your government-mandated lockdown. It’s can be bit overwhelming actually.

Not to worry! ELEVATION has narrowed down the choices for you. Here are 6 great ways to spend some of your time this weekend.

Fleabag Live

Those of you who power-binged the two seasons of the award-winning TV show Fleabag will be happy to learn that more online content has arrived. The acclaimed stage show of Fleabag is now available for viewing on Amazon Video. Phoebe Waller-Bridge portrays a hilarious, oversexed, emotionally unfiltered human tornado. The show is $5.00 to rent, and all proceeds go to a selection of UK charities.

Andrea Bocelli at the Duomo

On Easter Sunday, the world-famous Italian tenor will give a special performance “representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.” He will sing at the Duomo cathedral in Milan with only an organist as accompaniment. The show, entitled “Music For Hope,” will air live on YouTube Sunday April 12 at 7PM Italy time, 1PM NYC time, 10AM LA time. Watch the performance as it happens below:

Cirque Du Soleil

Today, the world’s largest modern circus company premiered a new 60-minute special. Now what happens in Vegas can happen in your living room! The recorded YouTube broadcast will feature awe-inspiring moments from the shows Alegría, Kooza and KÀ. Enjoy the stunning acrobatics below:

Farm Aid

Since 1985, the nonprofit concert series Farm Aid has raised $57 million to support essential American family farmers and ranchers. The group continues its charitable work with an online broadcast entitled At Home With Farm Aid. The show will feature performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. It airs at 8PM EDT / 5PM PDT on Saturday, April 11. For more information and to access the live player at that time, go here.

Taronga Zoo – Sydney, Australia

Australia’s largest zoo has launched Taronga TV, which features animal live cams, chats with the zookeepers, and a behind-the-scenes look at the animal hospital. For all of their YouTube content, including livestreams, click here. As an appetizer, below is a video of some swimming elephants.

Hamlet from Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe in London is a replica of the Elizabethan playhouse where many of the bard’s plays were performed. Over the coming weeks, the company is releasing videos of six of its acclaimed productions on YouTube. Each performance will stream for two weeks. A 2018 staging of Hamlet is currently available until April 19. Watch below!

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