Can you believe June is right around the corner? Things are starting to reopen (yay!) as we wrap up this 11th week of working from home. And while the list of things to do this weekend is a bit shorter, there is still a bunch of fun stuff happening, so we’ll keep sharing a few of our favorites. Happy graduation to all of the graduates out there and we hope you have a great weekend!
Join the Smithsonian’s Pride Alliance to kick off Pride month with Project Pride, a virtual concert and digital time capsule celebration of LGBTQ+ Heritage, Culture, and History featuring LGBTQ+ musicians, artists, and allies, as well as highlights from the Smithsonian collections.
The graduation festivities continue with YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 on June 6th on YouTube. Hosted by President Obama and MIchelle Obama, commencement speakers will include Malala Yousafzai, former Defense Secretary Bob Gates, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The live stream also features commencement speeches from Lady Gaga and BTS, as well as appearances by Alicia Keys, Zendaya, Kerry Washington, and more celebrating the graduates whose ceremonies are canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If your kids are tired of running around outside…
J.K. Rowling is releasing a new book (free!) online called The Ickabog. She’s also looking for kids to help illustrate the book! Learn more here and read it here.
If you didn’t get your grill out last weekend, it’s time to fire it up! Here are 19 Grilling Tips from Your Favorite Famous Chefs from Chowhound.
If your ears need a little break…
The Dropkick Murphys are performing from an empty Fenway Park tonight, with pal Bruce Springsteen joining them remotely. The band and The Boss will be doing a double play — two songs — one from each musical act. The livestream will be available on the Dropkick Murphy’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages, and begins at 6:00 p.m. EST.
On Saturday, David Guetta will do a livestream performance in New York benefiting the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, Feeding America, the World Health Organization, and Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France. It will begin after the 7:00 p.m. EST clap front the city’s front-line workers, and can be streamed via his Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, TikTok, Instagram and VK channels.
Led Zeppelin has partnered with YouTube for an exclusive, limited-time only streaming of Celebration Day. Check it out on the official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel, premiering Saturday 30th May 30. The film chronicles the band’s live performance from London’s O2 Arena in 2007, the band’s first headline show in 27 years.