A guide to things to do at home this weekend

A little bit of music and movie magic this weekend

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Looking for ideas for things to do this weekend? Here's a few suggestions from MPR News weekend newsletter "The 'sotan."
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Our weekend weather looks generally good. But after you're done enjoying the weather, we've got music, movie and podcast recommendations for you and your family.

Join us in a sing-along of ‘You’ve Got a Friend’

Warm up your pipes for our "Bring the Sing Home" on Friday at 5:53 p.m. We're inviting Minnesotans everywhere to step outside their front door and join in a statewide rendition of Carole King's "You've Got a Friend." You can hear the song broadcast simultaneously on Classical, The Current and MPR News.

Twin Cities Film Festival offers on demand independent films

Twin Cities Film Fest streams
Courtesy of Twin Cities Film Fest

The Twin Cities Film Fest launched a new streaming service to allow the community a chance to watch independent films from home.

3 movies that strike a balance between escapism and anxiety

A man and girl sit in a vehicle
Delivery van driver Ricky (Kris Hitchen) takes a break with his daughter (Katie Proctor) in the Ken Loach drama "Sorry We Missed You."
Joss Barratt | Zeitgeist Films

Need some other ideas on what to watch next while sheltering in place? Critic Justin Chang recommends “Sorry We Missed You,” “Green for Danger” and “My Neighbor Totoro.“

Bring the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater to your home

You can’t visit the Science Museum of Minnesota, but you can still watch the educational films they show at the Omnitheater. The museum is offering three films for free to stream from their website. The options available now include “Dinosaurs Alive!” “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs” and “Wild Ocean.”

Trampled By Turtles plans exclusive vinyl for the originally scheduled ‘Record Store Day’

Trampled By Turtles at the Palace Theatre
Trampled By Turtles perform live at the Palace Theatre in May 2018.
Nate Ryan | MPR 2018

Record Store Day has been postponed to June 20. But Duluth band Trampled By Turtles want to keep the spirit of the originally scheduled April 18 music-themed shopping day by selling a limited edition copy of their "Sigourney Fever EP" at the Electric Fetus and Down In The Valley Records stores. You can only order online, and there are only 1,000 copies available. Learn more here.

'One World,' a Lady Gaga-curated concert special

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Lady Gaga, photographed outside of the Met Gala on in May 2019 in New York.
Angela Weiss | AFP via Getty Images 2019

This Saturday at 7 p.m. Central, you can catch the "One World: Together At Home" concert on ABC, NBC, CBS stations and online on Amazon Prime Video, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch and more. But there are more livestream concerts out there, and The Current has a guide to help you find something that fits your musical taste.

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