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30 Activities for Every Day This Month, April Edition

Don’t be a fool this April! Welcome back to your actor activities roundup, where we recommend everything from empowering exercises to the best entertainment events for each day of the month. Put some spring in your step and check out these 30 carefully curated activities that will help your career blossom:

Advice & Inspiration:

1. Spring into the month with newly minted Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan as your ultimate hype man!

2. Acting veteran Natasha Lyonne brings her recently honed poker face to the hit podcast Smartless. Tune in to hear the valuable nuggets of wisdom she’s gleaned from her over three decades in the business.

3. Drop into SAG’s discussion with renowned casting directors Emily Schweber (Four Samosas), Denise Chamian (Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick), Victor Jenkins (The Bubble) and Tiffany Little Canfield (Better Nate than Ever and The Same Storm) as they share behind-the-scenes of their latest projects and more.

4. Tony winner Stephanie J. Block shines like the sun on The Art of Kindness podcast as she breaks down her acting process and gives invaluable advice.

5. The Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize was bestowed upon one of the world’s greatest humorists Adam Sandler – check out some of the inspiring highlights!

6. Be inspired by Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire on Women in Entertainment’s new podcast In Her Words.

7. April is National Humor Month, so we’re naming Hacks star Meg Stalter our Instagram spotlight. Follow along for improvised explorations of zany characters both on reels and occasionally IG Live.

What to watch:

8. Air (sports drama film) in theaters April 5: Ben Affleck directs an all-star cast of players led by Matt Damon in this biographical flick. Damon plays Sonny Vaccaro, a shoe salesman at Nike who led the brand in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in basketball history: Michael Jordan.

9. Schmigadoon! (musical series) streams on Apple April 5: Schmigadoon gets a sultry makeover as the hit show returns with backpacking couple Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) and Melissa (Cecily Strong) magically entering Schmicago.

10. The Super Mario Bros (animated film) in theaters April 5: The iconic video game IP leaps onto the big screen with Mario (Chris Pratt) as he travels through Mushroom Kingdom with princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) to find his brother Luigi (Charlie Day) and save the world from the ruthless Bowser (Jack Black).

11. Beef (series) races onto Netflix April 6:

12. Tiny Beautiful Things (mini-series) streams on Hulu April 7: Based on a bestselling collection of the same name, this Hello Sunshine-produced series follows Claire (Kathryn Hahn) a floundering writer who becomes a revered advice columnist as her own life is in pieces.

13. Paint (comedy film) in theaters April 7: The quirky story centers on Carl Nargle (Owen Wilson), Vermont’s #1 public TV painter who has hosted his own painting show for almost three decades, becoming a sensation thanks to his painting style, soft voice, and incredible perm. However, his life takes a turn when the TV station hires a younger and better painter who steals everything and everyone Carl loves.

14. The Last Thing He Told Me (limited series) streams on Apple April 14: #1 New York Times Bestselling author Laura Dave joins Academy Award-winner Josh Singer to bring her gripping book about a woman named Hannah (Jennifer Garner) who is forced to forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter when her husband mysteriously disappears.

15. Barry (dark dramedy) season 4 streams on HBO April 16: The acclaimed series centered on hitman-turned-actor Barry (Bill Hader) bows out with one last installment.

16. The Diplomat (political series) streams on Netflix April 20: Amid a political crisis, a career Diplomat (Keri Russell) reluctantly becomes an ambassador to the UK while juggling her turbulent marriage to a political star.

17. Mrs. Davis (thriller series) streams on Peacock April 20: Things get wild when a nun named Simone (Betty Gilpin) goes against “Mrs. Davis,” the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence.

18. Dead Ringers (thriller series) streams on Prime Video April 21: How could a project led by Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz get better? Add another one of her! This modern take on David Cronenberg’s film of the same name sees Weisz take on the roles deftly played by Jeremy Irons: twin gynecologists.

19. Love & Death (limited series) streams on HBO Max April 27: Elizabeth Olsen trades in her WandaVision magic for a darker dip in the true crime pond. The talent sinks her teeth into Christian housewife Candy Montgomery, who flipped into a merciless ax-murderer. Producers David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman promise an unbelievable ride.

20. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (dramedy film) in theaters April 28: Judy Blume’s 1970 classic coming-of-age 1970 novel will now reach a whole new audience. The story follows Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson), a sixth-grader whose family moves from New York City to the New Jersey suburbs, as she explores life’s biggest questions.

21. Fatal Attraction (drama series) streams on Paramount+ April 30: Lizzy Caplan crosses into Glenn Close territory in a television reimagining of fame

Wellness Activities:

22. Try enhancing your calm with Reflect Meditation Orb. This biofeedback handheld device was in the celebrity swag bag at the 2023 Oscars.

23. Create your own luck in four ways from

24. Do you ever feel like your work isn’t good enough? Here’s what to do.

25. April is the National month to celebrate Poetry, so go ahead and read some poems with glee! (See what I did there?). One recent poetry book that sits at the intersection of poetry and acting is Lili Reinhart’s Swimming Lessons.

26. As the sun comes out, plan an activity with friends or go for a walk. Being out in nature is a great way to clear your mind.

Live and Virtual Events:

27. CMT Music Awards will pluck on to CBS and Paramount+ this April 2 from Austin, Texas.

28. Sean Hayes becomes Golden Age television icon Oscar Levant in Good Night, Oscar on Broadway April 7.

29. Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht headline Summer, 1976 on Broadway starting April 4, telling the story of finding independence.

30. Suzie Miller’s celebrated play Prima Facie makes its long-awaited Broadway debut on April 11, putting Killing Eve breakout Jodie Comer in the spotlight as a young and brilliant barrister.

Add one more to-do to your April list: Sign up for Casting Networks and start submitting to find your next role!


Robert Peterpaul is a writer, podcaster and performer, who can be seen in films like IFC's “King Cobra,” T-Mobile ad campaigns, and TV shows like CBS' “BULL.” He currently hosts the hit podcast The Art of Kindness with the Broadway Podcast Network. Other writing and hosting highlights include: NBC’s “Access Hollywood” and “America’s Got Talent,” “BUILD Series,” the Huffington Post and serving as the Weekend Editor for HOLA!/ HELLO! USA for six years. He also co-founded his family’s nonprofit the Thomas Peterpaul Foundation, which aims to end pediatric cancer. Robert has studied at the Barrow Group, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, UCB and earned a B.A. from Marist College. Thank you for reading and keep following your bliss!

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