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The Indianapolis Zoo is closed to visitors, but you can still share the fun of seeing the animals via videos on their Facebook site. In the past week they’ve featured the colorful flock of macaws, orangutan Mila’s 4th birthday party, Kazi hanging out in the warthog barn, lion brothers “arguing” over nap space, Addra gazelle calves, and dogfish sharks and cownose rays inside Oceans.
Missing your weekly dose of trivia at your favorite restaurant or bar? Get your fix with this daily live virtual game. As part of Do317’s #DoStuffAtHome initiative, channel your inner James Holzhauer to challenge friends and family for free from your couch with a family version at 12:30 pm and the monster game at 8:30 pm. Winners receive gift cards to local businesses.
Document this quarantine in an artistic way. Each day a professional artist chooses a prompt and an original sketch or work in any medium. Artists at all levels – stick figures welcome – are asked to create a piece based on the prompt. Share socially and you could win a prize. Once quarantine is over, come see a show with pieces from both Harrison artists and the community.
Elevate your cooking game with free online classes. The series features favorites for the grill and kitchen, and Saturday’s class uses simple ingredients from your pantry and freezer to make burgers, casseroles, and sides. At the end of each class, viewers can “tip” via Venmo to provide much needed support to the staff. Subscribe to the YouTube channel for links to recipes.
We could all use a few laughs during this quarantine, so check Helium’s site daily for live online experiences to keep you smiling from the safety of your couch. Tonight it’s a Q&A with Adam Ferrara, Friday meet Ron Funches, Saturday see Ryan Niemiller, and Sunday is the live talk show, Chip, Mary, Quarantine. All shows are $7 and are available through Zoom.