17 Things To Read, Watch And Do At Home During COVID-19

17 Things To Read, Watch And Do At Home During COVID-19
The front cover of "Fist & Fire" by Chicago artist, author and activist Leslé Honoré. Courtesy of Leslé Honoré
17 Things To Read, Watch And Do At Home During COVID-19
The front cover of "Fist & Fire" by Chicago artist, author and activist Leslé Honoré. Courtesy of Leslé Honoré

17 Things To Read, Watch And Do At Home During COVID-19

Reset brings you a roundup of things to read, watch and do while you’re staying at home this week, with the help of a comedian and an author.

What to read

1. Fist & Fire by Leslé Honoré

2. Boi Bi by Kwabena Foli

3. Southern Exposure by Lee Bey

Things To Read, Watch And Do At Home During COVID-19: April 8, 2020
A shot of Pride Cleaners at 558 E. 79th Street. Courtesy of Lee Bey

4. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

5. Me by Elton John

6. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

What to watch

7. Classic Disney movies

8. Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Trek: Picard

9. Gone With The Wind

10. Ozark (Netflix)

11. You (Netflix)

12. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)

13. Schitt’s Creek

14. Zomboat! (Hulu)

What to do

14. Clean your computer

15. Pick up an old hobby you stopped doing

16. Connect with the arts and culture community:

  • The Silver Room, which supports 200 artists through its retail store, moved some of its events onto a digital platform. It hosts weekly community Zoom calls to continue to give the community a platform to connect and share resources.
  • Chicago artist David Anthony Geary, in partnership with Connect Gallery, is hosting live painting sessions on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. on Instagram
  • Arts & Public Life, part of the arts block in Washington Park, has several online programs and events including free yoga on Fridays and Saturdays

17. Support small businesses: Vanille Patisserie in Lincoln Park will deliver macarons to your door and lunches to front-line workers

GUESTS: Greg Schwem, comedian and motivational speaker

Leslé Honoré, artist, author and activist