Culture Cabin 5

During this time of uncertainty, the arts can remind us about the best in ourselves -- or just be an excellent distraction. Arts and Culture El Dorado believes that just because you're staying indoors doesn't mean you can't surround yourself with culture! Every week we will be sending out an e-mail with several ideas of things to see, do, hear, or watch, all without leaving your home.

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Metropolitan Opera is streaming nightly
National Theater at Home
Live animal cams

Tour the Winchester Mystery House
TedTalks YouTube page
Listen to radio theater: Playing On Air

Take a virtual walk through an ice hotel
Go bird watching
Nature journal workshop lesson

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright homes
Go to Mars
Shakespeare Film Festival

Hike Glacier National Park
Picasso and Paper
Tour Monet's house and gardens

Food Photography Tips
Gourmet Makes
Learn to bake bread

Tomb of Queen Meresankh III in Egypt
Podcast: Stuff You Should Know
Make a Melted Bead Suncatcher

100 Year Old Time Capsule
Past Smithsonian Museum Exhibitions
Learn Finger Knitting

Walk the Great Wall of China
Roam the Musée d’Orsay
Explore the stars

DIY Flamingo Snow Globe
Learn to Draw Raptors
Explore Death Valley

DIY Lava Lamp
The scandalous art of James Ensor
Explore the Pyramids of Egypt

DIY water bottle wind spirals
Explore Mitchell Caverns
Make faux stained glass art

Create DIY balloon bowls
Tour the Bidwell Mansion
See Africa's Table Mountain

Create DIY cactus pompoms
Tour Bran Castle
Explore Buckingham Palace

Explore an island filled with cats
Make a ribbon bookmark
View Frida Kahlo's wardrobe

DIY pinecone bonsai
Wander an island filled with rabbits
Explore the Red Monastery

DIY nature art ideas
he WindowSwap project
Roadside Americana

Digital dog sled ride
DIY Glowing fairy bottle

Ride the Nordland Railway, Norway

DIY egg shell geodes
Explore Brooklyn's history
View the midnight sun in Alaska


Attend a digital film festival
Listen to concerts
DIY oyster shell trinket dish


Take art lessons
Explore Mont Saint-Michel, France

Watch Cirque Du Soleil

Wander among redwoods
DIY faux stained glass
Watch Bye Bye Birdie

Experience Machu Picchu,
Learn to dot art paint
Go to Disney World virtually

DIY concrete pumpkin
Watch Hello Again

Tour Fonthill Castle
Watch Aerial America
Explore giant murals on silos

How to paint from a photograph
Fiddler on the Roof
DIY branch weaving

Watch Guys and Dolls
Explore the Taj Mahal
Free crochet pattern

Watch Till the Clouds Roll By
Explore local dinosaurs
Free Halloween ideas

Chilling and Thrilling Stories
Costume Contest
Haunted Lake Tahoe

Knifepoint Horror podcast
History of Halloween
Spooky tours

Local Covid-19 information and activities:

El Dorado County - Curbside Restaurants Facebook Group - Local Facebook group dedicated to letting people know what businesses are offering to-go orders.

El Dorado County Library - You can still borrow books from the library via e-books.

Industry Resources for El Dorado County - News and special announcements organized by El Dorado County Visitors Authority.

Other Covid-19 resources and activities:

Homebound Happenings Facebook Group - Information about virtual events - concerts, museum tours, theater performances, etc.

Freelance Artists:  COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Response and Resource Center - Current news and resources for the arts and culture field

CREATE AT HOME - Activities for home-bound students. Site is updated weekly.

California State and Government resources for Covid-19:

California Arts Council - Information and resources for arts grantees statewide.

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development - Information for all Californians related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

World Health Organization - Current updates on COVID-19 including travel advice, situation reports, media resources, and other research.

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities - Resources for Californians with developmental disabilities and their families regarding COVID-19