10 things to do inside in Boston this weekend

Make the best of being stuck in your home by trying out some of these fun things to do.

Lauren Smith hand feeds a southern rockhopper penquin. The New England Aquarium in Boston is taking care of all it's inhabitants cleaning and feeding daily during this COVID-19 coronavirus crisis with the help of its staff and the loss of volunteers that are staying home. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff )
Lauren Smith hand-feeds a southern rockhopper penquin at the New England Aquarium on March 19, 2020. –David L Ryan/Globe Staff

With social distancing in full effect, this week’s BosTen — as well as every subsequent edition for the foreseeable future — will be devoted to 10 things to do inside your home this week. Have an idea about what we should cover? Leave us a comment on this article or in the BosTen Facebook group, or email us at tips@boston.com.

Work out virtually with Julian Edelman

Get your indoor fitness on with Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who will be hosting a 20-minute virtual fitness class this Thursday at 7 p.m. ET with Planet Fitness. The New Hampshire company will live stream the sweat session on its Facebook page, and there’s no exercise equipment required. If you’re busy Thursday night, the entire workout will still be available on the Planet Fitness YouTube channel afterward.

Take an online natural wine class with Rebel Rebel

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Somerville’s irreverent wine bar Rebel Rebel has moved its weekly wine classes online, and there’s no better time to jump into the world of natural wine than on Sunday, when Rebel Rebel founder Lauren Friel will host Natural Wine 101. Classes are held on Zoom — everyone’s new favorite hangout — and it’s easy to sign up: Just venmo $10 to Rebel Rebel and indicate your class date in the message. Wines can then be ordered from local collaborator Violette Wine Cellars via this form (though this weekend’s class does not have a corresponding wine list).

Watch a James Bond movie marathon on Amazon Prime Video

The forthcoming James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” has been delayed until November due to the coronavirus, but Amazon is keeping fans of the spy franchise satisfied by adding 4K ultra-HD versions of every movie in the franchise this month. With every title available, you can watch the whole series from beginning to end, but if you’re looking for a highlight, “Goldfinger,” the third movie in the series, is a good place to start. The 1964 release was the first true Bond blockbuster, and was the first Bond movie to include hallmarks like high-tech gadgetry and memorable quotes like “shaken, not stirred.”

Raise a can/bottle/pint to Virtual Beers with Brewers

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Craft’d Company is moving its Beers with the Brewers series — where else? — online, hosting guided tastings and behind-the-scenes looks on its Instagram stories this weekend from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Friday, settle in with the folks at Idle Hands Craft Ales; on Saturday, Timberyard Brewing will be breaking down a few of their beers; and on Sunday, Crue Brew Brewery will be the featured guest. Each brewery will focus on four beers, all of which can be found here.

Join DJ D-Nice at Club Quarantine

As virtual concerts and live streams have become the performance medium du jour, no one has mastered the art better than DJ D-Nice. His Club Quarantine dance parties have become the hottest nightlife spot around, with A-listers like Rihanna, Drake, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders all dropping by to virtually enjoy tunes from the former member of ‘80s hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions. D-Nice’s parties tend to go for hours, and feature an eclectic mix of music genres, with an emphasis on hip-hop, funk, and soul. The next party is scheduled to start Saturday at 7 p.m. on the DJ’s Instagram page.

Mix and (virtually) mingle at Cherry Bombe’s Jubilee 2.0

Since 2014, Cherry Bombe, a publication championing women in the food world, has hosted its annual Jubilee, where food greats gather to network and talk about the latest trends and causes in the culinary sphere. This year, Jubilee was supposed to be held in New York City. Except, you know. So instead, Cherry Bombe will host Jubilee 2.0 on Sunday, inviting everyone to follow along on its Instagram stories and IGTV for interviews, demos, recipes, giveaways, cookbook reviews, and a virtual happy hour to cap off the event.

Make a virtual visit to the New England Aquarium

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Have you seen those adorable videos of penguins at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago visiting other marine life at the now-empty facility? The New England Aquarium has been experimenting with behind-the-scenes videos for its fans as well, posting near-daily videos to its Facebook page as part of its Virtual Visit series. Watch a harbor seal get its teeth brushed, visit the sea turtle hospital, or watch a trainer feed the aquarium’s penguins in their rock habitat.

Learn how to make macarons with Boston Bonbon

Rita Ng, founder of Boston Bonbon, will bring her kitchen into your home on Friday with a virtual macaron making class. For $35, participants can learn about the history of macarons, followed by a preparation and baking demonstration, which you’ll be able to replicate with the help of a recipe packet. Each participant will also receive a discount code for future Boston Bonbon purchases.

Aeronaut Brewery’s Virtual Arts and Ales

Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewery will offer its own virtual twist on Paint Nite this Thursday with Arts and Ales. Aeronaut’s own Brit Weidel will host a Zoom webinar with some of her artsy friends, showing viewers how to create fun designs using whatever art supplies they have at home. As for the beer, Aeronaut offers online ordering and curbside pickup from its brewery.

Museum of Science presents ‘Outbreak Alert: Understanding a Pandemic Response’

Whether your child is taking classes virtually or has no school at all, they can learn a thing or two from the Museum of Science. The museum will be presenting a free webinar this Friday at 10 a.m. that will answer some basic questions about pandemics, including how they spread, and what sorts of scientists work on studying and preventing them. While the webinar is aimed at the pre-teen set, there’s enough information that everyone 12 and up should be able to find something useful. If you can’t make it Friday, the museum will also host webinars next Tuesday at 5 p.m. and next Thursday at 2 p.m.


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