5 Virtual Things to Do This Weekend

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olga Kaya/Getty Images)

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Various dates and times
Remember the civil rights leader with a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 18), learn about his 1961 visit to Seattle, experience his “Creative Protest” speech and participate in virtual workshops organized by the Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition.

Ornaments on a Christmas Tree for the annual Festival of Trees

Image courtesy of the Winter Wildlands Alliance

Backcountry Film Festival

Friday, Jan. 15 to Friday, Jan. 22
The Winter Wildlands Alliance’s annual film festival is virtually touring the country. Starting this weekend, screenings are available through the Cascade Volunteers.

The Spreckels Organ in San Diego's Balboa Park

Image via YouTube

Traveling to Space

After you’ve sailed every sea and visited every continent on Earth, look up — way up. Space tourism might one day be as routine as air travel, but for now you can get an inside look at NASA’s commercial crew program with these 360-degree YouTube videos.


Singer Rufus Wainwright

Image courtesy of

Rufus Wainwright Shows

Various dates
Singer Rufus Wainwright is streaming performances online in January, February and March that can be watched for up to a month after they launch.

A still from the short film, "The Hour After Westerly"

Image via Vimeo

“The Hour After Westerly”

Now until Sunday, Jan. 17
This short film shot on Whidbey Island by filmmakers Nate Bell and Andrew Morehouse is available to stream for free at Vimeo (watch the trailer on YouTube). If you recognize a scene but can’t put your finger on it, go behind the scenes and check out the list of shooting locations.

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