Philly LIVE Weekends, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA kicked off Friday, March 27 in an effort to bring Philly into the homes of people who are spending more time at home amid the coronavirus outbreak. In week three of the scheduled facebook live streams, Philly LIVE Weekends viewers were able listen to drag story time, go behind-the-scenes at the Adventure Aquarium and feed an octopus, tour The Met Philadelphia and take a cooking class and a dance lesson all in their own homes. If you missed them, take a look.
Tour of The Met Philadelphia
On Friday, April 10, 2020, at 3 p.m., viewers experiences an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Met Philadelphia, the grand former opera house on North Broad Street that reopened as an intimate concert venue in 2018.
Drag Story Time with VinChelle
On Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5 p.m., drag queen VinChelle — 2017 Drag Queen of the Year in Philadelphia — hosted an entertaining story time with her favorite Dr. Suess book.
Behind the Scenes and Octopus Feeding at the Adventure Aquarium
On Saturday, April 11, 2020, at 3 p.m., biologist Sam Ehinger showcased an octopus feeding and interaction from the Adventure Aquarium.
Vegan Cooking Demonstration With Vedge
On Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 5 p.m., Vedge owners, chefs and life partners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby demonstrated delicious recipes from their James Beard Award-recognized restaurant.
Dance Class With BalletX
On Sunday, April 12, 2020, at 5 p.m., viewers enjoyed a dance combination/performance from Caili Quan of BalletX. Quan also walked viewers through steps to try at home.
Philly LIVE Weekends also encourages viewers to donate to the PHL COVID-19 Fund, a regional grants program serving at-risk populations.