Watching & Listening

Missing concerts, movies, and shows has been a tough adjustment in the time of social distancing, but we have gathered some free options to help you experience the audio and visual arts without leaving home. 

Watching & Listening

Colorado LGBTQ Oral History Project - Digital recordings about the lives of LGBTQ people in Colorado gathered up by The Center on Colfax. 

Colorado Podcasts - There is a whole list of great content being produced in our own backyard. Delve into a local favorite or try something new. You can also get help starting your own podcast from House of Pod

Colorado Symphony - You may have seen this viral performance, and the ability of our orchestra to collaborate for their version of Ode to Joy is awe inspiring. Here’s hoping they will have more!

Grammy Museum at Home - Explore this legendary music museum by taking a dive into the never before released Public Programs, intimate interviews with artists released three times a week.

Indigenous Cinema - The National Film Board of Canada has collected 200 films by Indigenous directors available streaming.

The Librarian is In - New York Public Library’s podcast focusing on books, culture, and what to read next. A great choice if you are missing interacting with your favorite Denver Public Library staff. 

Met Opera Stream - Releasing a different encore performance daily, enjoy some of the world’s greatest operas. 

The Narrators - Live, local storytelling podcast recorded at Buntport Theater in Denver with real folks telling stories from their lives. A great next listen for fans of The Moth

Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival - An “all-virtual music festival, supporting Colorado music during this difficult time. This festival features live-steaming artists playing LIVE shows from rooms of 10 people or less every Friday.” Tune in to see a great lineup of local artists every week. 

Social Distancing Festival - A very of the times virtual festival “celebrating art from all over the world, showcasing amazing talent, and coming together as a community at a time when we need it more than ever.”

Sofar Listening Room - The purveyors of the intimate pop-up concert experience have gone virtual. Join them nightly for live shows in their online listening room. 

Tiny Desk Concerts - The now well-known intimate music experience is charting a new course by having artists record their sessions from home.

Virtual Music Hour - Join your Colorado Symphony as the relive some of the best audio-only classical recordings from past seasons. 

We Are Denver - A new, 24/7 livestream network highlighting local artists created by The Black Actors Guild and WeAreDenver. 

Written by Hana on March 25, 2019