The arts and entertainment industries have had particularly difficult experience due to the coronavirus shutdown. Broadway and other live performance venues are still dark, most movie theaters remain shuttered or are only showing old films as most newer ones have not been able to finish productions, and museums are still closed or operating at limited capacity as well. However, this does not mean that enjoying the work of these industries is off limits. In fact, they need the support of the public now more than ever. Here are just some of the many ways that arts and entertainment can still be enjoyed.
Although galleries and museums are still closed or allowing small groups to visit at a time, many of them have started to offer virtual tours through their websites. This is a great alternative that complies with the social distancing restrictions of the pandemic, while giving people from all over the world a chance to explore the exhibits when they otherwise would not have the opportunity. Some of the museums available to visit virtually include The Louvre, The Vatican Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Drive-in movies have begun to regain popularity as a socially distanced alternative to regular movie theaters, and are perfect for those that miss the whole experience of going to the movies. Drive-in goers can enjoy the surround sound, the popcorn and candy, and the big screen from the comfort of their vehicle. Several drive in locations have reopened across the US, including The Mann Music Center in Pennsylvania
Other ways include attending virtual art, dance, singing or acting classes. You can even buy art supplies and activities online or from your local craft store. These things are generally inexpensive and can be a good way to pass the time when boredom strikes. Try learning a new medium such as drawing by following tutorials online, exercising the inventive side of our brain is just important as the logical and mathematical side. Creative entertainment is just a few clicks or steps away.
For the musical theater lovers out there missing on stage magic, BroadwayHD is a streaming service with several different Broadway shows available to stream from anywhere. Some of the library selections include Kinky Boots, and Cats. There is a 7 day free trial available, and the monthly cost thereafter is $8.99.
To find out more ways to take part in the arts and entertainment industries in the world of COVID-19, check out the original article on The Slate’s website.
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