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12 Events Happening Around the Web This Weekend

Watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman stage show, "Fleabag," for a good cause this weekend. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
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This weekend, from the comfort and relative safety of your couch, watch the Coachella documentary, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's solo stage show of Fleabag or the Risk! storytelling show. Other options include music shows from Co-Trilla, Jesse Malin and Emo Nite as well as a Bob's Burgers Trivia Night.

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April 10

Stage Version of Fleabag
Watch the theatrical production of Emmy-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hit solo show this weekend via Amazon and other platforms. Funds from screenings of the filmed show will go to several UK-based charities combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The show debuts April 10 and will be available for a 48-hour download.
COST: $5 (approximately); MORE INFO

Couchella - 20 Years in the Desert
Since Coachella is postponed until October 2020, watch this documentary that features stories and performances dating back 20 years. And you don't have to deal with the heat, the crowds or the porta potties. The movie premieres on YouTube Originals on Friday at noon.

Emo Nite TV: LIVE
Sad about quarantine? Tune into Twitch every Tuesday and Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., through April 28 for live shows. They include two-hour DJ sets of fave emo and pop punk jams, interviews, performances and interactive content.

The trio Migos is among the 100 recording artists who are raising funds for the COVID-19 cause on the Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions
This weekend (Friday to Sunday), more than 100 musical acts including Migos, Marshmello, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean and Rubi Rose are participating in a digital music festival to raise money for COVID-19 relief. The event is hosted by actor and stand-up comedian Jay Pharoah and will be broadcast via the Triller app's YouTube channel. Donations will benefit various charities including MusiCares.
COST: SUBSCRIBE to the YouTube channel for a free pass; MORE INFO

Watch storytellers tell risky tales that they thought they'd never share in public. (Courtesy Risk! Storytelling )

RISK! Livestream Online Show
The storytelling show and podcast holds a livestream via Zoom on Friday night, with guests telling tales they never thought they'd share. The lineup features true stories from creator Kevin Allison as well as Jana Fisher, Jonathan Bradley Welch and Dawn Fraser. Tune in at 7 p.m. PST. Link will be sent upon ticket purchase.

Bob's Burgers Online Trivia Night
Test your knowledge of the animated FOX show from the comfort of your couch. Play two rounds of 25 timed questions for cash prizes. The first round begins at 7 p.m. The second round starts at 7:45 p.m. Contest link will be sent after ticket purchase.

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Rocker Jesse Malin livestreams from his NYC couch in 'The Fine Art of Self Distancing.' (Courtesy Jesse Malin)

Jesse Malin
The rocker continues his Saturday livestreaming series, the Fine Art of Self Distancing at 1 p.m. PST, from his couch in New York City. He plays music and tells stories for those quarantining. There's an option for donations to help the band, the road crew and himself get through tour cancellations and postponements.
COST: FREE but donations accepted; MORE INFO

Your Late Night Show Tonight! Live on Twitch!
Check out this local late night show hosted by comedian Jerry Minor at 10:30 p.m. on the Pack Theater's Twitch. Expect monologues, jokes and maybe music. The evening's guest is Jerry O'Connell. All Shows are pay what you can. You can donate via Venmo at @pack-theater.
COST: Pay what you can; MORE INFO


Phoenix, Oregon
Celebrate the inaugural Film Festival Day with a virtual screening of Gary Lundgren's comedy Phoenix, Oregon, starring James Le Gros, Jesse Borrego and Lisa Edelstein. 31 festivals are participating in the event, with proceeds benefiting each of the festivals. Fans can select their festival of choice -- New Filmmakers LA is a participating member -- because ticket fees and revenue are split with that organization.

Hi Day 2020
Software start-up EventHi hosts what it claims is the largest online cannabis event. It starts on Saturday, April 11 at 4:20 a.m. The event encourages people to stay home, be safe and chill out. Viewers can watch 24 hours of live entertainment. Among the acts: Enjoy a music performance by Eugene Kurolap, comedy by French comedian Noman Hosni and a short history of cannabis with Frenchy Cannoli.

LATW offers audiences audio theater works of contemporary and classic plays, performed by leading actors of stage and screen. (Courtesy Los Angeles Theatre Works)

Lost in Yonkers
L.A. Theatre Works offers audiences access to recordings of contemporary and classic plays, performed by leading actors of stage and screen. Currently streaming: The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein, with Jamie Lee Curtis, JoBeth Williams and Caroline Aaron and Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, written by Israel Horovitz and starring Judith Ivey and Jason Robards. This week, LATW releases Neli Simon's Lost in Yonkers starring Barbara Bain, Dan Castellaneta, Ben Diskin, Roxanne Hart and Kenneth Schmidt.

Yuri's Night
Yuri's Night is an annual international celebration of milestones in space, named after Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space who piloted the Vostok 1. Watch talks, music and performances from around the world via YouTube livestream beginning at 4 p.m. PST and 7 p.m. EST. The guest lineup includes NASA astronauts Scott Kelly, Nicole Stott, Cady Coleman, Jessica Meir (aboard ISS), South Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi as well as Bill Nye the Planetary Guy, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead), Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran).