Arts at Home
A daily activity guide to help you and your loved ones stay connected to The Arts.

Spending a little extra time at home in this season of life? You can still experience The Arts - we're here to help you do just that! We've provided a handy guide of at-home Arts activities for you and your family from all across the Arts community. We'll be adding new links each day of the week, because we believe communities are stronger when they Reach for The Arts - especially in uncertain times.

Monday - Make Arts at Home
Artistic crafts as educational as they are entertaining!

Live Stream Doodles with Mo Willems
Take a break and get inspired with art! Join children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems for his virtual “Lunch Doodles” – a delightful and creative alternative to the day’s remote schoolwork.
The "Art" of Cooking with Massimo Bottura
World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura brings the art of cooking from his home kitchen to yours!
Make Maracas Out of EASTER EGGS!
Get ready for the Easter holiday by rocking out with some homemade instruments like these easy maracas!
52 DIY Instruments
Start your own band at home! Grab a sibling or a parent and pick out instruments to make - then make up fun songs! This could be your big break!
Cereal Box Puppet Stage
This crafty project turns any cereal box into the stage of the world's next great drama - or just a really fun afternoon.
Handmade Ribbon Sticks
Make a homemade twirling ribbon stick that is perfect for your quarantine dance parties!
Explore Where You Live
Wildsam shares their Kids' Guide to Exploring Where You Live - it's an awesome, no-tech way to learn about the world around you that inspires creativity and curiosity!
Homemade Fidget Spinner
We've never needed fidget spinners more than we do right now - and now you can make one at home!
Tin Can Howler
Check out this creative at-home project to create a "howler" - for all kinds of sound effects and musical fun!
Tot*Tunes Daily Virtual Learning
Learn how to make music from home with these daily virtual learning sessions from the Children's Museum of Houston!
Tuesday - Communities Making Art
Communities all across the globe are uniting in clever ways to create - see how!

Making Music from Balconies in Spain
People all over the world are turning self-isolation into a positive with the help of performing arts – check out these folks in Spain using the power of arts to keep the energy flowing!
Chicago Sings "Livin' On a Prayer"
Chicagoians united from windows and balconies to sing Bon Jovi's "Livin' On a Prayer" - then Bon Jovi himself joined in!
Chino Valley USD Students Spread Hope
Chino Hills HS singer spread cheer across the nation with their individual a cappela recording Over the Rainbow while practicing social distancing - enjoy!
Save with Stories
Our favorite celebrity community is coming together to read stories to kiddos (and adults!) during this time they are at home. Take a moment and enjoy!
Spanish Police Lift Sprits with Song
We love this! These policemen in Spain are doing everything they can to help their neighbors make it through this tough time. Check it out!
Drive-by Flash Mob
This friendly neighborhood put together a socially distant flash mob - and it's just about the cutest thing ever.
McCullough Junior High Wind Ensemble
The McCullough Junior High Wind Ensemble came together online to perform Rhosymedre - it's beautiful and heart-warming.
Camden Voices Sing "True Colors"
The Camden Voices unite to cover "True Colors" from their homes - the results are nothing short of inspiring.
Are You Ready for This?
This Dallas family came together during quarantine to create a hope-filled, dance-y video to Jess Glynne's Hold My Hand. It's so joyful!
Houston Girls Chorus Sings "Sisi Ni Moja"
Enjoy an uplifting performance by the Houston Girls Chorus!
Wednesday - Peaceful Playlists
Sometimes the best thing to do is take a few deep breaths - these peaceful playlists will help.

Songs of Comfort with Yo Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma, one of the world’s most renowned and beloved musicians, is trying to provide comfort in this time of crisis – all through his cello. He says these specific pieces provide him comfort and hopes they do the same for you!
Deep Focus from Spotify
Often relaxing means leaving distraction behind and finally focusing in on something really important.
Calming Meditation with LIZZO!
Lizzo invites you into her home for a few relaxing moments and some thoughtful sayings.
Work from Home
Spotify hand-crafted this 8 hour playlist to help get you and your family through the day. It's got just the right mix of slowdown songs and upbeat sing-a-longs to help make every moment at home a good one.
Sleep
This peaceful piano playlist will put you straight to sleep.
Visit The Woodlands' Pavilion Playlist
Visit the Woodlands put together a Pavilion playlist - it's the perfect afternoon escape.
American Anthems
Last year, NPR put together a collection of songs that "challenge, unite and celebrate" our nation - it feels perfect for a time like this.
Pavilion Mixtape, Vol. 1
You shared your favorite quarantine songs, and we compiled them into a playlist that's a little bit easy-listening, a little bit rock 'n' roll, and all good times.
Feel Good Jams
For all those rainy, cloudy days - literal and emotional - this playlist should help let a little sunlight in.
Classic Acoustic
Americana artists and classic rock legends share the stage on this chilled out collection of acoustic tracks.
Thursday - Educational Arts
When it comes to The Arts, there's always opportunity to learn - dive into these educational activities.

A World of Music
The Kennedy Center put together a creative "Musical Tour of Europe" with listening activites from many countries, interesting historical facts and introductions to all the tools of a composer's trade.
Janet's Planet Online Astronaut Academy
Our Children's Festival friend Janet is hosting daily science sessions with experts from around the world - because science can be artistic too!

How Are Music and Science Related?
Did you know that even in music, you can find real-life examples of science? That's why S.T.E.A.M. is so important to education - discover more with this fun lesson!
Listen to the music!
Learn about some of the most famous, influential musicians and movements of all time with this set of fantastic worksheets from Education.Com!
PE with Joe
There's nothing like the endorphin rush of a good heart pump session! Jump in on some physical education with this energetic gym teacher!
Kids' Guide to The Arts
Learn more about the arts we offer at The Pavilion with trivia, fun tips, word searches and more!
Jazz Appreciation Month
Celebrate the last day of Jazz Appreciation Month with some fun videos from the Lincoln Center!
Beethoven Rocks
It turns out Beethoven may have been the biggest rock star of all time. The Kennedy Center takes you on a rollicking tour of his biggest hits.
Mini Maestros Story Time
Enjoy a special storybook time with your Mini Maestros as Ashley Gravois reads "Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo"!
The Heroes of Music
Summon The Heroes! What does a hero sound like? Get ready to find out with this educational exploration!
Friday - Concerts from Home
Even though the biggest names in music aren't on our stage right now, they are still creating amazing art, right from their homes. Check it out!

#TogetherAtHome with Chris Martin from Coldplay
The band was supposed to be playing together this week, but instead Chris brings us to his piano at home – and gives us what we need right now – music.
#TogetherAtHome with Niall Horan
Niall Horan brings some of his biggest hits and brightest stories to you - right from his home!
#TogetherAtHome with John Legend
John Legend puts on a show from his home piano - with a few special guests!
Live Nation's Live from Home
Missing the music on our Main Stage? Live Nation launched Live from Home so you can see the artists you love - FROM HOME!
One World: Together at Home
Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, curated by Lady Gaga and featuring some of the biggest names in music, this once-in-a-lifetime online music festival supports frontline health workers and kicks off Saturday, April 18th.
Keith Urban LIVE!
Keith Urban put on a show a few weeks back from his warehouse, and it's an absolute delight. Oh, and Nicole Kidman stopped in, too.
Times Like These
Artists from all over came together to cover Foo Fighters' "Times Like These" and nothing could be more fitting.
John Fogerty + Family from Home
John Fogerty and his talented daughter and sons rock encouraging versions of his and Creedence Clearwater Revival's classics.
Fallon & Friends Cover Under Pressure with Homemade Instruments
Jimmy Fallon, Brendon Urie & The Roots Remix "Under Pressure" with home-made instruments and every second inspires.
Jack Johnson & Friends Sing "Better Together"
Kōkua Festival went online this year, and Jack Johnson and a whole cast of his friends came together for a fun, encouraging version of "Better Together".
Saturday - Share a Dance
Sometimes, all that's left to do is dance! We'll add a new, fun dance for you and your loved ones to learn each week.

Dance with Debbie Allen
Let’s get moving with Debbie Allen, renowned choreographer and star of “Fame!” She’s holding a FREE ballet and African dance class for kiddos on her Instagram Live on Saturday morning, March 21st at 1 p.m. CST. Post your videos of you participating and be sure to tag us!
Moon Walk with Drama Rocket
Get up and dance today! Our friends at Drama Rocket are showing how they moonwalk from the comfort of their homes. !
American Ballet Theatre School Dance Classes
The American Ballet Theatre School is releasing dance classes from their expert teachers for you to follow along with at your own pace!
Dance Along with These Hits
These songs were made for dancing - so clear out your living room, put your dancin' shoes on and JUST DANCE!
Ballroom Dancing with Maks and Val
Dancing with the Stars favorites Maks, Val, Jenna & Peta are teaching you to cha cha cha and salsa every night from your living room! Tune in and learn a new dance!
New York City Ballet Lessons
Everyday at noon NYC Ballet Principal Dancer, Tiler Peck, teaches dance lessons on her Instagram - tune in and then take a bow!
Dance with Me Dance Lessons
Learn a new dance with Dance With Me's virtual dance lessons!
Drone Dance Party
Get inspired by these neighbors from Chatham, Illinois, who used a drone to capture their dance party from driveway to driveway. Can you think of a creative way to host a dance party for your neighbors?
Ailey Extension
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is offering free dance classes. They're easy to follow along with, but challenging to master! Give it a try!
Ten Tiny Dances
"Ten Tiny Dances" is a series of stunning, intimate dance performances filmed at the University of Houston. Each one is remarkable.
Sunday - Classical Performances
Arts organizations are finding creative ways to get their performances to you - we'll highlight a new one each week here!

Metropolitian Opera's Nightly Stream
The Metropolitian Opera is streaming a new opera each night! With 14 years of performances on file and some of the biggest names in opera on the stage, you're sure to catch something amazing every night of the week.
Houston Symphony at Home
The Houston Symphony has put together a number of fun ways to interact with their incredible music - listen in!
The Berlin Philharmonic Comes to You!
Access the Berlin Philharmonie's Digital Concert Hall for free!
Broadway HD for Free
Enjoy the best of Broadway while the curtains are closed - from the comfort of home!
Boston Ballet
The Boston Ballet performs beautiful pieces for you while their stage is dark!
HGO at Home
Houston Grand Opera bring their delightful personality and performance to your home!
Kaleidoscope Orchestra plays Lady Gaga
The Kaleidoscope Orchestra out of LA takes on Lady Gaga in this epic, fun and moving medley of Lady Gaga's greatest jams.

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