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 [email protected].
Bring the North End into your home when Prezza, a Fleet Street staple, hosts a virtual wine dinner with Bob and Kelly Foley of Robert Foley Vineyards. Order the three-course wine dinner kit ($160 with pairings) on Prezza’s website by Thursday at 3 p.m., then pick up said kit on Friday or Saturday. On Saturday, you’ll be able to tune in to a Zoom meeting at 7:30 p.m., where you’ll hear Bob and Kelly tell you all about their vineyard and the wine you’re drinking.
Miss matching wits with fellow diners and drinkers at bar trivia? You can still gather friends to virtually test your knowledge with Stump! Trivia, the biggest bar trivia provider in the region. Owned by popular trivia website Sporcle, you can register for a Zoom game with trivia hosts all over the U.S. any night of the week, including lots of local hosts who would normally be hosting in area bars and restaurants. You can even still win gift cards to local restaurants in some of the games. If you sign up for the game at 7 p.m. on Thursday with local host Tricia, for example, you can win a gift card to Southie spot Local 149.
There are only so many ways to gussy up your go-to spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Enter Cheft, a new virtual opportunity to connect with a professional chef — many of them local — who will take a look inside your pantry (just snap a few photos to send their way), tailor a gourmet meal, and then join you over Zoom for a virtual cooking class. A few friendly faces on the roster include Mike Betts, Justin Shoults, and Derrick Teh. So long, regular ol’ spaghetti and meatballs.
Katy Perry is teaming up with Amazon Music for a live-streamed Q&A and concert on Friday at 1 p.m., during which the pop star will perform her new song “Daisies” live for the first time. You can submit questions for Perry in advance via her Instagram.
Help celebrate Remnant Brewing’s second birthday by attending a virtual yoga class on Saturday at 10 a.m. led by long-standing host Andrea Savino. The Somerville brewery, which anchors Union Square’s Bow Market, is accepting donations for the class, and is also currently selling beer on its website.
Despite the pandemic, ImprovBoston is providing a full weekend worth of performances, livestreaming five shows on Saturday and Sunday via the theater’s Twitch channel. Like any good improv show, IB depends on audience suggestions, which are facilitated by the Twitch chat function. While the shows are free, donations are welcome.
With countless commencement ceremonies canceled or postponed nationwide, Facebook is giving something for graduates to enjoy this weekend with its own graduation celebration. Tune in Saturday at 2 p.m. for a commencement speech from Oprah Winfrey, words of wisdom from Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, and Simone Biles, and music from Miley Cyrus, who will perform her hit song, “The Climb.”
We had hoped to give you the lowdown on whether to rent the new family-friendly “Scoob!,” an origin story for crime-solving dog Scooby-Doo featuring the voice of Mark Wahlberg. Unfortunately, Warner Bros. didn’t send out screeners prior to its at-home release on Friday. Instead, we’ll dip into summer blockbuster history and recommend “What About Bob?,” the Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss black comedy that celebrates its 29th anniversary this Sunday and is currently streaming on Hulu. When the neurotic Bob (Murray) follows his fame-seeking new therapist Dr. Leo Marvin (Dreyfuss) to his Lake Winnipesaukee vacation home, the former begins to experience psychological breakthroughs while the latter slowly unravels.
You don’t have to listen to baking tips from Flour Bakery & Cafe founder Joanne Chang, but she did just receive a James Beard Award nomination for her newest cookbook, Pastry Love – so, yeah, you should probably listen to her. The baking guru is taking to IG live on Sunday at 7 p.m. to discuss this week’s recipe for a vegan lowfat chocolate cake on her new show, Flour Love. Order the cake kit on the Flour app, or read the full list of ingredients here (cakes should be made prior to the show).
Get out your wallets: the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and NECN are teaming up to host “One Night Live”” a live streaming telethon that will benefit The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund. Tune in to NECN.com and NECN’s Facebook page on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to catch appearances from Boston chefs including Colton Coburn-Wood, Tiffani Faison, Will Gilson, Jason Santos, Ming Tsai, and others, plus live musical entertainment and a special message from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The Restaurant Strong Fund aids restaurant workers who have been affected by COVID-19.