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Weekend Family Fun: March 26-29

The weekend is coming? What, what day is this? Oh, we hear you, parents. Days are rolling into days as we manage working from home, parenting from our dining room tables, or in the case of essential workers, even taking on extra hours or shifts.

As we parent during COVID-19, how do we make the weekends feel special?

Here are five ways:

Go to a dance party with DJ Kopec.

Weekend Family Fun: March 26-29

If you have missed DJ Kopec’s quarantine dance parties on Facebook in the past week, you have really missed out. Chris Kopec, an Ellicott City DJ and dad, jams out in his basement, spinning everything from the-always-timely throwback to current chart toppers. He mixes the music with shout-outs to rescue workers, nurses and doctors, and the Class of 2020 to bring a community feel to your own living room. And he does birthday call-outs, too. His kids dance along and provide regular tallies on how many fans tune in. Last weekend, they reached an audience of 26,000 and hope to top that this Saturday with their “Largest Virtual Family Reunion” at 7 p.m. Turn up the volume and have fun!

Watch a Broadway play.

Netflix is a key part of the new normal, as in “Thank goodness for Netflix.” But there is no longer anything about it that says “Friday night fun” when we are watching it on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night. However, Playbill has put together a list of Broadway plays that you can watch until we can get back to the Hippodrome, Center Stage or Everyman Theatre. Set the kids up with their own movie or a stack of board games, and turn on a play that would appeal to adults only. Or make it a family watch night and introduce them to a classic.

Make a key lime pie or a cocktail.

Morgaine Brunn of Charlsie’s Bakehouse in Catonsville shares her favorite recipe for key lime pie and Ginny Lawhorn, founder of Baltimore Cocktail Week, gives you two ways to make what is destined to be a fruity favorite.

Take a class with Brick Bodies.

From Thursday through Sunday, Brick Bodies is offering five different classes through Facebook Live, including Step-less Step and Mat Pilates. Grab your regular workout pals and join together remotely to keep that workout vibe going. Scroll to the bottom of Brick Bodies’ website for the schedule.

Virtually travel on a rainy day.

Yeah, some rain is in the forecast (#addinsulttoinjury). But try this if you are cooped up: Take a virtual tour of a castle or Machu Picchu. Or a rain forest.

About Jessica Gregg

Jessica Gregg is the editor of Baltimore's Child. She is a happy rowhouse dweller and mother of two.

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