It’s the first full week of summer vacation! While many places are still closed due to COVID-19, there are many things you can do. Many local restaurants are open for pick-up and delivery, parks are open for socially responsible walks or picnics, and there are a plethora of online events in which to take part. This week, we’ll see what online events are happening! From Chigao to St. Louis, there are fun events put on by groups looking to make quarantine better for everyone. Let’s get started! 

Tuesday, May 19th 

Join in tomorrow for a FREE kickboxing bootcamp.  United Elite MMA is hosting this event, so you know you will be in good hands. Kickboxing is a great way to get your cardio in as well as develop upper and lower body strength. Learn a new type of workout from the pros in the comfort of your own home. No one can see you sweat too much on Zoom. The class is one hour every Tuesday and Thursday from now until May 28th. The class runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Click here for more information! No equipment required.

Wednesday, May 20th

Chicago Detours will be hosting a FREE Historic Happy Hour and virtual tour starting at 6 p.m. this Wednesday. Bring a drink, click the link, and get ready to learn about some of Chicago’s interesting stories from the past. “Topics include music history, badass women of Chicago history, food, theater, neighborhood architecture.” You can register for this virtual tour and happy hour by following this link. If you can’t make it on Wednesday, visit this event page for more dates and times in the future. 

After your tour of Chicago, get some helpful, maybe even holy, tips about baking bread. Father Dominic, the Bread Monk, will be on Facebook LIVE from 7 to 8 p.m. to share the perfect multigrain bread recipe and answer any baking questions you may have. This event is presented by St. Charles County Reads. Click here to learn more about the event and The Bread Monk! 

Thursday, May 21st

I’m not sure about you, but I miss weekend trips up to Chicago. Well, this week you can visit Navy Pier virtually! Sunset Thursdays at Navy Pier allow you to watch the sunset and see a “themed lights show on the Centennial Wheel” from home. This event will start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Click here for the link and more information about the event. 

Saturday, May 23rd

From 2 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, learn about landscaping in a City Grange online class. Bridget Walsh, a landscape designer and artist, will be teaching you how to plan and design your landscaping. What better way to spend some of this free time than by sprucing up your yard? Find your tickets and learn more about City Grange and the class by following this link.

Find some much needed comic relief from Rafe Williams Comedy and The Improv Shop - STL this Saturday from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Here’s a description of the show!

“Come watch the best comics in St. Louis perform in an intimate, low-key setting. A great showcase for die-hard comedy fans and newcomers alike, we get you in front of the kind of professional comics that you would normally see in much larger venues. With a mix of everything from raw, future talent to national touring comedians, you never know who you might see on this Saturday night special!”

Click here for a link to find tickets! 

We hope you all have a wonderful week! Stay safe and healthy out there.