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Things to do to take your mind off lockdown

8 ways to stay connected, mentally strong and entertained

From pub quizzes to comedy talk shows, there is a lot to keep you entertained during social distancing. 

There’s also an online gaming platform with hundreds of fun games, 12 museums you can visit from the couch and the guys from Heavy Chef are digitally streaming a talk about how entrepreneurs can survive coronavirus setbacks.



HEAVY CHEF TALKS CORONAVIRUS
Tuesday, 31 March
Heavy Chef, a platform that provides “learning experiences for entrepreneurs”, have doubled up on production of podcasts, videos and written content in an effort to make more digital content available. The first project is a talk called The Futurist. Experts; Bronwyn Williams, Dion Chang and Musa Kalenga will sit down and talk about global trends, COVID-19, the impact it is having on the worldwide economy and how different regions are dealing with it. Enjoy it from your couch by booking your spot via the Heavy Chef website.


PUBS ARE CLOSED, BUT QUIZ NIGHT IS STILL ON
Friday, 27 March
The guys at Crust on Bree are facilitating a digital quiz night hosted by Princess Pop, a drag queen comedian from Cape Town. Crust Cafe ensures that the quiz nights will be broadcast from a safe and sterile environment and team answers will be taken via WhatsApp. You can find the quiz nights on either follow Princess Pop on Facebook or crust cafe on Instagram.


WATCH SOME LIVE JAZZ IN YOUR PJ’S
Thursday, 26 March
Mandisi Dyantyis was supposed to play at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. But with that and all live events cancelled, he had a giant hole in his schedule. He’s making up for it by live-streaming a live set with bandmates Buddy Wells (saxophone), Lumanyano Mzi (drums), Blake Hellaby (piano) and Steve De Sousa (double bass). The show starts at 8pm and the whole household can join for just R90 (thanks to a CapeTownMagazine.com discount), so book your tickets on Quicket


NEXT LEVEL SOCIAL DISTANCING
Every Monday
After stopping production on all of their late-night TV shows, Viacom CBS hosts returned to air doing short videos. One of these has local comedian  Trevor Noah catching up on the day’s coronavirus news with a show aptly called, the Daily Social Distancing Show. This stripped-down version of The Daily Show sees Noah stuck at home, looking straight into the camera and delivering his comedic views on the COVID-19 dominated news of the day.


KICK OFF LOCKDOWN WEEKEND BY CHECKING OUT THIS MARKET
Thursday-Sunday, 26-29 March
There’ll be over 100 local artisans offering some of the country's most beautiful, bespoke wares at this eco-aware market… and this year, it’s all happening online. You’ll find anything from exquisitely crafted wooden children’s toys and striking rope necklaces to designer dogwear and clothes made out of cotton, lace, silks and hemp. You’ll even be able to support wild bees by buying swimming trunks at KAMERS/Makers Cape Town.

THINGS YOU CAN DO EVERY DAY AT HOME
VISIT WORLD MUSEUMS WITHOUT LEAVING HOME
From the British Museum in London to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and even the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. See anything from Egyptian Mummies to the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and much more when you can take a virtual tour of 12 museums from around the world.


HUNDREDS OF GAMES, HOURS OF FUN
Take a chunk out of the day by playing one of the many titles available on online gaming platform Roblox. From obstacle courses to roller-coaster rides, action and fantasy games.  Plus if you’re feeling creative. You can create your own Roblox game for yourself and others to try. All you need to do is sign up and download the Roblox app


ANOTHER OPTION FOR THE KIDS
If your little ones get bored with Netflix, YouTube and gaming, give your children something else to stimulate them. Podcasts are just as fun for children as they are for adults, and they’ll be kept busy with classic children’s stories, folktales from around the world and educational content to help keep them sharp while schools are closed. Keep kids between 2-6 years old happy with this list of child-friendly podcasts.

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Find out how the coronavirus is affecting air travel and public transport.

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SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES
Maybe your livelihood is unaffected, but not everyone is so lucky. With trading restrictions, social distancing, and event cancellations, many small local businesses are taking a huge hit. Order takeouts, buy online, donate, and try not to cancel any payments you can afford. The economy is under strain, but together we can keep many people afloat. Find out how you can support local businesses

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