We have quite a variety this weekend with events ranging from dance parties to a live, virtual viewing of The Evil Dead with its star, Bruce Campbell, to do commentary. Stay home, stay safe, and still be able to enjoy your weekend with our virtual weekend roundups.
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Have a safe and fun weekend, Curbsiders.
Turbo Drive: Party In Place - Free
Friday, Jan. 22 - 7 pm to 11 pm
DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
We have another dance party from the DNA Lounge that you can enjoy from your own personal lounge. Join DJ Meikee Magnetic, Netik, Danny Delorean, Pendaison, FACT50, and special guest DJ Hazmat for a night of bumping beats and electric peaks.
Islamic Art Workshops - Free
Saturday, Jan. 23 - 11 am to 1 pm
MAPS - Redmond, WA
Amina Quraishi joins MAPS, a Redmond-based nonprofit, to host a series of workshops showing the many artistic patterns of the world. This Saturday, Quraishi will be exploring the patterns of Persia. Learn how to draw a Persian star pattern that incorporates both “geometric and biomorphic elements,” according to the event write-up.
Watch With: Bruce Campbell Presents The Evil Dead - $25
Saturday, Jan. 23 - 6 pm to 8 pm
Portland’5 Centers for Arts - Portland, OR
Yes, you read that right. Bruce Campbell, the GOAT of B-rated horror flicks, is joining the Portland'5 Centers for Arts for their series "Watch With". Campbell will be watching The Evil Dead live and providing commentary throughout the movie. This is a once in a lifetime kind of event. The tickets, which you can get here, are $25 and come with an on-demand copy of the event. There are also VIP tickets available that come with a poster of the event.
Anatomy of a Sitar Concert - Free
Saturday, Jan. 23 - 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Ragamala - Seattle, WA
Seattle-based nonprofit Ragamala hosts a music appreciation event each year that features gurus of their artforms. This year they will have Maestro Pt. Nayan Ghosh, who, along with his son Ishaan Ghosh, will explain how a “Raga” unfolds during a sitar performance.
Egypt Virtual Tour of Karnak Temples - $10
Sunday, Jan. 24 - 7 am
Luxor Travels - Luxor, Eygpt
We're leaving the Pacific Northwest for this next event, which is easily the furthest event we have featured on any of our weekend roundups. This Sunday, we go to Luxor, Egypt for a virtual tour of Karnak, the temple complex started under the reign of Senusret I around 2000 BC (give or take a few hundred years). The Temple of Karnak is one of Egypt’s most recognizable monuments besides the pyramids and should make for an incredible morning tour. There are few artistic feats that can compare to the architectural accomplishments of ancient Eygpt.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration - Free
Sunday, Jan. 24 - 12 pm
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum - Dallas, TX
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marks the liberation of Auschwitz, is this Wednesday. It is as important as ever to remember and learn from the atrocities that have been perpetrated by fascistic dictators and their followers and the dangers of complacency in the face of evil. The Sunday event will feature speakers, including the President of the Museum, Mary Pat Higgins. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” - George Santayana.
Online Painting Class: Mystical Unicorn - $15
Sunday, Jan. 24 - 1 pm
The Paint Sesh - Riverside, CA
Join The Paint Sesh for this no-experience-needed class. They will be showing you how to paint your very own mystical, magical unicorn, the mono-horned beast from the legends of yesteryear. We are thoroughly stoked for this event (if you couldn’t tell.) Don’t forget your painting supplies!
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