We still have plenty of time left before we see a major impact on #flatteningthecurve so buckle up and get ready to do all of the goofy, kitschy, fun, and interseting things you can find! We’ve put aside our usual tickets and events for indoor, socially-distanced things to do.

Free and cheap things to do this weekend include VIDGO (FREE TRIAL), Mark Fisher Fitness, Online Stand Up, the Seattle Symphony on Youtube, The Austin Aquarium on Facebook, and much more.

Here is your weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do {Indoors} in Austin:



This social streaming service allows you to binge-watch your favorite show with up to three friends, live! Vidgo connects with Youtube to create Youtube viewing parties so you aren’t limited to just a few screens. Post live-react videos, watch dozens of popular channels, and create a truly social TV experience. Memberships are regularly $39.99 but for a limited time, you can get $10 off of their Core Plan! There are no long term contracts, credit checks, and no hidden fees! Try it free here.


Mark Fisher Fitness

This is more than a workout- this fitness program keeps it fast, fun, and funky! Enjoy high energy motivation, costumes, and drama in this totally online program from Mark Fisher Fitness. My Broadway Body is regularly a $99 membership but for a limited time, you can get all the workouts and stream any time for just $69!

Online Stand Up

This showcase of monster acts and local favorites is brought to you by voice actor, comedian, and motivational speaker Michael Wirtz. Available through Mixer Stream, you can get tickets for each Saturday showing beginning at 8 pm. Tickets are regularly $15 but for a limited time, you can use our link and get in for just $7.50!


Wacky Schedule

Get the kids involved and create a schedule together for the next day. Make it as detailed or basic as you’d like, but be sure to schedule in time to have breakfast for dinner! If a rigid schedule isn’t your thing, make it extra wacky by scheduling in time for a nap, nap do-over, sitting on the couch, and laying on the floor.

International Pen Pal

Penpal-ing is still a thing and now is as best of a time as any! Write old fashioned letters by snail mail or sign up for an email pen pal. International Pen Friends matches you up with the best pen pal for you, then you’ll exchange information and get started! Student Letter Exchange is also great for kids!

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony has taken their programming online with Youtube and Facebook! See daily videos and live productions. The broacast changes each week. You can also take advantage of instrument introductions with their family programming on Facebook.

Graduate From Yale

Okay, maybe you aren’t getting an actual degree but Ivy League schools are offering a variety of free courses to audit online. Subjects vary from the social sciences to math to philosophy and more. Access these courses through Coursera or edX.

The Austin Aquarium

The Austin Aquarium has gone virtual! You can find an amalgam of videos on their Facebook page, including feeding lemurs, watching a sloth, mama and babies, otters playing, and much more. Support the aquarium by keeping their social media playing!


How are we doing? If you have more ideas for social distancing things to do, tell us what you think! Leave a comment below: