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It seems like the Covid-19 situation is here to stay for the time being and it has played havoc with many scheduled events which have been cancelled or postponed. The picking amongst the live events is meagre. However, free online events and entertainment on the internet are exploding. Check the lineup of the most interesting on offer below.

• Bali Spirit Festival – postponed indefinitely
• Europe On Screen – postponed till later this year
• Ubud Food Festival – postponed till 26-28 June
• Indigenous Film Night – postponed to 30 April
• Bali Arts Festival – Cancelled

The events listed below are still ongoing as of 1 April. However, you should check with the appropriate venues to get an update before scheduling your attendance.

Two-day Vegan Cheese Master Class – 27-28 April

Tasty vegan cheese is hard to find these days but you can make your own thanks to this Vegan Cheese Master Class offered by Sayuri Healing Foods in Ubud. Incidentally, Sayuri is also offering online classes via Youtube so check this and her website.
Where   : Sayuri healing Foods, JL Sukma Kesuma, Ubud Peliatan
When    : Monday-Tuesday 27 –& 28 April
Fees       : $190/IDR 2.700.000
Info        :+62 822 40485154 Email:

The Nutcracker by Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow- 10 April

You can view a free online performance of The Nutcracker performed by the Bolshoi Ballet on their Youtube channel:

Painting Exhibition by 3 Balinese Female artists – through 30 April
Where         : The Santrian Art Gallery, Jl Danau Tamblingan 47 Sanur
When          : Open Daily (Except Nyepi) 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
More info   : +62-(0)3610288181
Email          :

Roundup of Free Online Entertainment

Virtual Museum Tours

• A 3D tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater:
• The Carlsbad Caverns:
• The Paris Catacombs:
• Celebrating Raphael: See his creations in 11 countries and 30 cities: virtual-museum

For the armchair traveller:

• Virtual tours of 30 places in Ontario, Canada:

30+ Ontario Virtual Tours To Digitally Travel the Province

• How to see Italy’s best sites: erica-firpo/2020/3/21/italyfromyoursofa
• Art and culture in Oklahoma City: https://oklahomacity.
• Ultimate list of fee online tours:
• the-world-without-ever-leaving-home
• around-the-world

Watch free films online

• Open Culture ( is a great resource for finding free movies like 3000+ films from the National Film Board of Canada, 70 movies in HD from famous Russian Studio Mosfilm: Classics, Comedies, Tarkovsky, Kurosawa and more


• Free plays every Thursday night from The National Theatre:

Online courses and series galore at

• 450+ philosophy videos
• Neil deGrasse-Tyson
• Austin City Limits opens up video archives

Free e-books:

• 1.5 million books from The National Emergency Library, countless e-books and audio books:
• Thousands of books, plays and literary texts from 45 places:
• Author S.M. Stevens is running a Book Giveaway Contest. Register for a chance to get a free book from any of the participating 30 authors. Contest starts on 15 April and runs for 30 days:

In addition, many publications have removed their pay wall so you can now access quality articles and Op-eds from the following:

• The New York Times (limited access)
• The Economist
• Coconuts
• Indonesian Expat

You can also give some of your time to projects like:

• Help Librarians and Archivists from your Living Room:


By Ines Wynn

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