Online Links to Help You Escape and Relax

Music and Online Live Concerts

List of Live Online Performances at

List of live-streams and virtual concerts by Billboard Magazine

Seven Days Arts and Life page – info on live online concerts/events

Philadelphia Orchestra

YouTube videos of musicians playing historical instruments

Metropolitan Opera

Inspiring video of pop and country musicians performing

Playlist of songs to get you smiling

The Seattle Symphony is offering free performances several times a week. They’re available via YouTube and Facebook

Museums and Art Instructions

YouTube Channel of Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Art collections from famous museums

Art lessons on YouTube

Become an Artist with Art ala Carte on YouTube

Nature, Gardens, Zoos and Tours

Live cameras of animals at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tours of some beautiful gardens around the world

Yellowstone National Park


Colonial Williamsburg

Exercise and Health

Yoga with Adriene


The UK’s National Theatre streams a different play every Thursday. You can find the streams on the National Theatre at Home YouTube channel. First up: One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden.

YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On is streaming a different Andrew Lloyd Webber musical each week. Each show will be available starting on Friday and will run for just 48 hours. There’s no sign-up required.

Check out your local library online. Many have free eBooks and audiobooks to download no charge.

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

eBooks and Audio Books

Check out your local library online. Many have free eBooks and audio-books to download at no charge.


Learn a new language in as little as five minutes every day. DuoLingo will even let you set up a “classroom” so you can have accounts for kids to study.

Coursera offers free online courses from many of the world’s top universities in a wide variety of subjects