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17 Tasty Takeout & Delivery Deals to Try This Weekend [4-3-2020 to 4-5-2020]

April 3, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Coco jackfruit at Spoon & Pork/Spoon & Pork

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our food and beverage industry hard, forcing all restaurants to halt dine-in service. But by ordering pickup or delivery, you can help those still in service stay afloat. We’re now going to share some of our favorite local takeout, pickup, and delivery deals every Friday. So, if you’re up for a #treatyourself weekend, take a look at our first list below. And don’t forget to tip! Our hospitality workers need it now more than ever.

1. Secret Lasagna is offering individual and group packages that include lasagna and all the fixings, plus dessert. If you’re dining solo, consider “The Ron Burgundy” package. It comes with one personal lasagna and an additional “personal top secret lasagna (vegan),” plus garlic bread, a Caesar salad, and summer berry crisp for $42. For larger groups, try “The Garfield” for $125, featuring family-size servings and Ooey Gooey Brownies for dessert. Add wine to food orders for an additional $20.

2. Filipino restaurant Spoon & Pork has some affordable family-style dishes available. They come by the quart and should feed 2-3 people. Options include beef caldereta stew (beef, carrots, potato, pimenton sauce) for $15; Arroz caldo (rice porridge, shredded chicken, chives, crunchy garlic) for $10; Pork belly sinigang soup (pork, veggies, tamarind broth) for $13, and Coco Jackfruit (jackfruit, ginger, coconut milk, tomatoes, crunchy garlic, scallions, jalapeño) for $13. Plus, all bottles of wine are 20% off and all beers are $5. Open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. More info here.

3. Every Friday, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches will offer a “special social distancing sandwich” for $5 when you buy another at regular price. This week’s specials include The Tiger King (fried chicken, tiger sauce, provolone, pepper jack cheese) and The Here Kitty Kitty, which is a vegan Tiger King made with vegan chicken. Order on the Ike’s app, available or iOS and Android, and get free delivery through April 15. 

4. Philippe The Original is offering a four-person Family Pack for $50 that includes your choice of meat and cheese for each sandwich and four sides. You’ll also get pickles, au jus, and a bottle of Philippe’s hot mustard. Available for pickup and delivery through Postmates and ChowNow.

5. All locations of El Gallo Giro are offering a $24 family meal that includes two pounds or either carnitas or chicken, plus beans, rice, tortillas, and salsas. Available for takeout and through delivery apps DoorDash and Postmates.

6. InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown has a to-go weekend brunch special available for pickup on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $18, get one egg starter (ham and cheese omelet, scrambled eggs, or a roasted veggie and potato burrito), one entree (roasted chicken breast, grilled salmon filet, or woodland mushroom and kale ravioli), one side (green salad or tomato soup), and a slice of New York cheesecake. Add a bottle of wine for $15. 

7. PizzaRev is offering a date night deal. For $33, get two craft-your-own pizzas, two house salads, and a bottle of wine. Available for takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery. Order here. Not in the mood for date night? You can also get 30% off all other online orders.

8. Pop-up Pho King is accepting pre-orders of its pho kit for $13. The kit also comes with a beverage from the pickup location, Hey Hey in Echo Park. You can pick up your order this Sunday.

9. Cassell’s Hamburgers in Koreatown and DTLA is open for pickup and delivery, offering burgers, sandwiches, breakfast, and more. But the key deal here is the cocktails. Get a Moscow Mule, golden margarita, or old fashioned for just $5!  

10. The Bellwether in Studio City is offering curbside pickup between 4-8 p.m. They have a promotion for 25% off bottled wines and $10 specialty cocktails. Try to score the fancy grilled ham and cheese on Texas toast and blood orange margarita combo for $15, available Friday until they sell out.

11. 101 North Eatery & Bar is offering a Lobster Dinner for Two on the weekends. For $65, you’ll get a 1.5-pound lobster, shrimp, clams, corn, peewee potatoes, and smoked chorizo. Place your order by Friday at 4 p.m. for no-contact pickup or free delivery on Saturday or Sunday between 3-8 p.m. Beer, wine, and cocktail kits are also available.

12. California Pizza Kitchen just launched CPK Market, a collection of six meal kits. Kits include kids build-your-own pizzas for $5; a raw fruit and veggie box for $34, and a chef’s board with a baguette, two meats, two cheeses, dried fruit, and nuts for $25. Pantry items, beer, and wine are also available.

13. Spend $17 or more at the pickup counter at Du-par’s Bakery and Pie Shop and receive a free small homemade fresh fruit jam.

14. Guerrilla Tacos is offering an Emergency Taco Kit that should keep you set for a while. It contains five pounds each of roasted chicken and carne asada, one pint each of green and red salsa, tortillas, onion, cilantro, rice and bean, 30 eggs, and a roll of toilet paper for $155. These provisions should make about 60 tacos and the meat will keep in the freezer for three weeks.

15. This next WeHo Supper Club is Friday, April 3 from 5-9 p.m. and features curbside pickup or free delivery from Amarone. All diners will get their choice of an appetizer and entree, plus flourless chocolate cake for dessert for $35/person. Add a bottle of wine for $20. 15% of proceeds will benefit SPCALA. Email info@amaronela.com or call (310) 652-2233 and mention WeHo Supper Club to order. Participants are also invited to join the virtual bar @thesmellycatpub on Instagram for live performances from musicians and comedians, trivia, cocktail recipes, and more. 

16. Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks is offering curbside pickup and delivery of its slow-cooked barbecue and eclectic menu. Score 50% off beer and wine and 2-for-1 cocktails.

17. Sonoratown’s pickup or local delivery menu includes all the usual suspects, as well as package deals. Get one pound of grilled carne asada, chicken, or chorizo; 12 flour tortillas; a half-pint each of chile arból and avocado salsa; cabbage; grilled onions; lime, and radish for $27. Double that for $48. If you just want a dozen tortillas—and you know Sonoratown’s tortillas are superb—it’s $4. More info here

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Here’s a List of Freebies Available to COVID-19 Frontline Workers

April 2, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Instagram Post by FIGS

Healthcare workers, first responders, and other frontline workers are putting themselves at risk to take care of us all right now. Some companies and small businesses are responding by donating free food and other essentials to those workers. Offers range from free donuts to a free pair of shoes. If you’re a frontline worker (or if you know one who could use a free meal or some love right now), check out these participating spots below. We’ll add more as we come across them.

Healthcare workers and first responders can receive a free Egg McMuffin and a small coffee at SoCal McDonald’s starting Thursday, April 2. Offer valid at participating locations daily until 10:30 a.m.

FIGS will donate 100 sets of scrubs to hospitals and clinics. Organizations will need to sign a donation agreement. Hospitals and clinics can also request care packages and coffee and meal delivery. More info here.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free box of one dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts to healthcare workers every Monday through May 12. Just pull through a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, show your employee badge, and the treats are yours.

Clothing brand Universal Standard is offering a free piece from its Foundation line. Available for doctors, nurses, and medical workers, while supplies last. Email a photo of credentials to us@universalstandard.net.

Starbucks is offering a free tall brewed or iced coffee to medical workers and first responders through May 3. It should be noted that many Starbucks locations have since closed, so you may want to check and make sure your location is open.

Crocs will donate a free pair of shoes to frontline healthcare workers.

Pizza vs. Pandemic is a donation-based program that pairs local pizzerias with care centers in need. Find out how to donate, apply as a pizza provider, or request pizza here. So far, they’ve delivered over 3,700 pizzas.

Social Eats is offering a free takeout meal from Azule Taqueria or Pop!s Burgers & Shakes to frontline workers. Just show your hospital ID for either a free taco bowl or a single burger and fries. Also, hospitals in Santa Monica can get 50% off and free delivery online at ordersocialeats.com with the code INTHISTOGETHER.

Fresh Brothers Pizza is letting customers donate a pizza to first responders or hospital staff. They’ll match each donation received. Call (310) 642-0533 to donate. 

Meditation app Headspace is offering Headspace Plus for free to healthcare workers.

Sweetgreen will deliver free salads and bowls to hospitals in select cities, including L.A. More info here.

Yoga app Down Dog is offering free access to all of its apps for healthcare workers and teachers through July 1.

Help Feed the Frontline is a project designed to organize dinner delivery from local L.A. restaurants to healthcare workers. More info here.

Barco will donate 10,000 scrubs each month of the on-going pandemic. More info here.

Get a free e-giftcard from green beauty brand Biossance. A code will be sent to any healthcare worker once they send in their documentation. DM @Biossance on Instagram or email at customerservice@biossance.com.

Kaktos will give healthcare workers a free pair of socks. Email them at Hello@Kaktos.com with your information.

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51 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You’re Stuck at Home [4-2-2020 to 4-8-2020]

April 2, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
‘Quaranteam,’ an immersive theater show on Zoom and Slack.

We used to tell you about all the things you could go out and do in Los Angeles on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Then, the coronavirus pandemic changed life for all of us, in a thousand small and massive ways. These days, there are no events for us to post about and even if there were, state and county orders prohibit gathering. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t find entertainment, education, and most importantly, community online. From now on until this whole thing’s behind us, we’ll be posting virtual things you can do from home every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less isolated.

This week, we’ve got a horror film series, a show about good news, an interactive theater piece about working from home, a bread-making camp, virtual pet adoptions and dance parties, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.

1. Check out John Krasinksi (The Office, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) and his new YouTube show, Some Good News. Essentially a clips show, Krasinski rounds up all the heartwarming, good news he can find, then reports on it from his home.

2. Alamo Drafthouse’s Terror Tuesdays and Weird Wednesdays have moved online. Check out a different film each week, complete with pre-show content, introductions, and discussions. Screenings are $7.75 and support Alamo Drafthouse and the American Genre Film Archive. Upcoming selections include Godmonster of Indian Flats, a film about a giant sheep monster, on April 8. 

3. The Second City is offering live streaming comedy performances on Zoom here starting Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m. CST. Check Instagram for future show details. You can also find several classes online, too, starting at $25. 

4. AXS Virtual Home Sets is staging online concerts from big-name artists, such as Questlove, Rufus Wainwright, and Jewel. Check daily for various sets. Details here.

5. Clean beauty retailer Credo is hosting Instagram Live Master Classes. Learn about skincare, makeup application, and more from beauty and wellness experts. The next class takes place on April 2 at 5 p.m. with clean makeup brand ILIA.

Egyptian Theater Hollywood
Egyptian Theater. Photo by Tim Wang via flickr cc

6. Diplo will spin a live 90-minute “quarantine mix” from his living room every evening at 7 p.m. on Twitch.

7. Balanced Breakfast’s online music fest (April 5, 12, 19) consists of two-hour segments, each from a different city. The segments all feature a moderator who chooses four musicians to each perform a 30-minute set from their home. You can see a schedule of all segments here, but this Sunday’s set from L.A. is moderated by Courtney Matz and features Single Girl, Married Girl; Julianne Q & The Howl; Ward, and Cilience. It kicks off at noon. 

8. The California African American Museum is hosting Can’t Stop, Really Won’t Stop, a virtual dance party, on Tuesday, April 7 from 7-9 p.m. Stop by on Instagram Live @thebeatjunkies

9. AFI Movie Club is a new online program where guests can watch a movie of the day accompanied by fun facts, discussion ideas, and other materials. Afterward, viewers are invited to discuss the film using the hashtag #AFIMovieClub. 

10. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service fame will perform daily livestreamed solo sets from his home studio with cameos from virtual guests. They air weekly at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live.

11. Quaranteam is an interactive web series about what a lot of us are doing right now: working from home. Participants are recent hires at a failing RFID solutions company, currently interacting online through Slack and Zoom. Can you save help save the company? Interactivity depends on the ticket you purchase, which starts at $6-$20 per episode. The Slack opens on April 3 with the first Zoom meeting on April 10. Tickets are available here

12. LA Phil presents a new series, At Home with Gustavo. In each episode, conductor Gustavo Dudamel will share curated musical selections alongside his own reflections. The series will air on both KUSC and online. Find more details here.

13. Eatz is hosting virtual cooking classes on Zoom. Upcoming themes include rustic cooking, gnocchi, pizza from scratch, and more. See the schedule and sign up here

14. Instead of actually kicking off, Coachella will premiere a documentary, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, on April 10 at noon. You can watch it here, which may hold ticket holders over until the postponed festival hopefully happens in October.

15. Browse the #Quarantineoween hashtag to see all the creative costumes people came up with on faux-Halloween (March 31).

16. The Gourmandise School is hosting a virtual bread camp on IGTV @gourmandisela. New classes drop weekdays at 3 p.m. through April 5. 

17. The Broad Stage at Home is launching the Red Hen Press Poetry Hour. Each episode first airs on Facebook Live, or you can watch it on thebroadstage.org or redhen.org after. That’s not all, though. The Broad Stage’s Classical Hour will follow the same format. 

18. The UnCancelled Music Festival brings together musicians, fans and venues for a virtual concert experience beginning Thursday, April 2 at noon and will continue every day until the crisis subsides. Fans can purchase pay-what-you-want tickets for each show and tip the performing artists and venues in real-time to help sustain the music industry during the coronavirus shutdowns.

19. The Odd Market is moving online, offering vendors and customers the chance to interact, buy, and sell unique items contact-free. The Odd Market goes live on Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. here.

20. Immersive creator Nick Rheinwald-Jones (Safehouse ’77, The Pod) has had to put his IRL shows on hold, so he’s now hosting Pajamas & Cocktails. Book a session, mix yourself a drink, put on your PJs, and just hang out online. You’ll receive a questionnaire when you buy a ticket so Rheinwald-Jones can prepare for your session. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, and all proceeds will go to the LEIA COVID-19 Relief Fund for Immersive/Interactive Artists. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, most of these theater creators/performers are currently out of work and could use our support.

21. Monty’s Good Burger is hosting a virtual pet adoption on its Instagram through April 3. See which furry friends are available here.

22. The Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown has a ‘Stuck at Home Exercise Program’ video series on YouTube here.

23. Moog Music’s Synthesize Live will livestream artist performances, synthesizer demos, Q&As, and more. See the event schedule here.

24. The Orange County Museum of Art is offering In the Studio sessions with artists, listening sessions from artists who make sound-based projects, and art-making demonstrations. Find them on OCMA’s social Instagram or Facebook.

25. Every weekday at 2 p.m., Art Share L.A. will host a live, 20-minute performance from a different artist. To see the complete schedule, click here. To access the livestream, go to Zoom here and use the password artshare. Art Share is also launching a virtual gallery. Every weekday at 10 a.m., they’ll offer a prompt. Create your own artwork using the prompt as inspiration, then post it to Instagram or Instagram Stories using the hashtag #artsharevirtualgallery any time before 10 p.m. Art Share will post a collection of submissions to its Instagram @artshare_la.

26. LACMA’s #MuseumAtHome offerings now feature a soundtrack inspired by its exhibit, Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific. The mix features traditional modern Fijian music.

27. Four roommates are recreating famous art pieces with the things they have in their house. See their Covid Classics on Instagram.

28. The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents a conversation between author and journalist Tom Teicholz (Ivan of the Extermination Camp) and Jonathan Kirsch on Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. on Facebook Live. Via the book’s description on Amazon: “Nazi Collaborator John Demjanjuk was a retired Cleveland Autoworker when his past as a Nazi Extermination Camp guard was uncovered. This is the definitive account of the 30-year legal process in the United States, Israel, and Germany that so added to our knowledge of the Holocaust.” 

29. In honor of playwright Terrence McNally, who died due to complications from COVID-19 on March 24, L.A. Theatre Works is offering free access to its recording of McNally’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart through April. The performance was recorded at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater in 2012. Access it here.

Natasha Feldman of Apocalypse Kitchen Photo: Pineapple Collaborative 

30. Private chef Natasha Feldman’s Apocalypse Kitchen is an online, interactive cooking class for up to 10 guests at a time. Attendees will learn how to make batch meals that last a few days. Donations through April will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Currently, classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m. Find more info here

31. Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles is hosting free livestreamed concerts through April 22. You can catch them on Instagram @Levitt.LA or on Facebook. Start times vary but will be announced via social media. 

32. Burlesque performer Michelle L’amour hosts the weekly Quarantine Cabaret, which features a variety of musicians, magicians, comics, dancers, and other artists performing from their homes. (Sometimes, their kids or pets are also special guests.) The show is free to watch but viewers can tip the guests, who, of course, are unable to perform in public these days. 

33. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is now offering LACO at Home, featuring free, livestreamed performances. Check it out here

34. Learn how to make kombucha online with Kombucha Hunter’s virtual classes. For $60, you’ll get a large SCOBY and an 8 oz. starter via delivery, then a virtual 60-minute session. If you don’t need a SCOBY or starter, it’s $45. Shorter sessions are also available. 

35. Everybody Gym is livestreaming its fitness classes on Zoom. Unlimited and basic members can watch for free, while non-members can drop in for $5. 

36. Somatic Healers midday mindfulness on Instagram Live every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and a gong bath and guided relaxation on Thursdays at 8 p.m on Zoom. Find them on Instagram @somatichealers. To tune in on Zoom, click here. The Meeting ID is 163 182 806 and the password is onefamily. 

37. Meditation app Calm is offering several free resources here, including sleep meditations, sleep stories, video tutorials on stretching, meditations for kids, and more. 

38. Before staff left to follow L.A.’s Safer at Home order, The Getty Center staff shot some video of the museum’s exhibit Michelangelo: Mind of the Master. See the first one here.

39. Comedy Quarantine is a free nightly comedy livestream. See tonight’s schedule on Instagram @comedyquarantine

40. Yoga instructor Dee Desault will lead a live “Ganja Yoga” class on her Instagram account @ganjayoga on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Desault is partnering on this endeavor with cannabis company Aster Farms and delivery companies Sweet Flower and Sava. Get 20% off Aster Farms products when ordering on either delivery platform with the code ASTER. 

41. Check out @karaokequarantine on Instagram to join a live, online karaoke night every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 9 p.m. Other sessions come up and the schedule may vary, so check Instagram for the latest updates

42. The National History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has launched the NHMLA Connects portal for online learning and exploration. Find videos, family activities, and more. 

43. The Industry’s site-specific opera Sweet Land was meant to take place at LA State Historic Park. Now, the Industry intends to sell online tickets good for a streaming video performance of the opera. The Industry describes the show as a “grotesque historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity.” See more details here

44. insightLA is offering online meditation and mindfulness classes through Zoom. Find their schedule of events here

45. The Two Bit Circus Foundation is offering livestreams of hands-on activities that families can do while kids aren’t in school. This service is available Monday through Friday on Two Bit Circus’s Twitch channel.

46. The Winchester Mystery House is offering a free video tour through April 7. For those who would like to visit in the future, vouchers are available through May 1 for $26. You can redeem those vouchers for mansion tours at any time in the future.

47. A Faery Hunt typically offers live, interactive shows for children. Now, the company is offering virtual visits and parties for all the kids out of school. Parents can book 5-minute, half-hour, and hour sessions with storytelling, games, songs, and activities. See more here.

48. The Grammy Museum continues to offer free digital content including performances, lessons, and digital exhibits. Upcoming performances include Greta Van Fleet, Kool and the Gang, Common, and more.

49. Christine and the Queens will stage short live performances daily at 10 a.m. on Instagram Live.

50. Go on a virtual tour of the Egyptian Theater with Chief Projectionist Benjamin Tucker. 

51. Miley Cyrus’s live weekday talk show, Bright Minded, features discussions on lifestyle topics like fitness and sustainability with her celebrity friends. Tune in at 11:30 a.m. on Instagram and YouTube.

More lists:

This ongoing Google doc lists online cultural events all around the world, including streaming plays, operas, classes, and games.

And this ongoing Google doc lists puzzles, online courses, watch parties, livestreams, interactive books, and more. 

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43 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You’re Stuck at Home [3-26-2020 to 4-1-2020]

March 26, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
CatCafe Lounge Photo: Juliet Bennett Rylah

We used to tell you about all the things you could go out and do in Los Angeles on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Then, the coronavirus pandemic changed life for all of us, in a thousand small and massive ways. These days, there are no events for us to post about and even if there were, state and county orders prohibit gathering. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t find entertainment, education, and most importantly, community online. From now on until this whole thing’s behind us, we’ll be posting virtual things you can do from home every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less isolated.

This week, we’ve got karaoke parties, adoptable cat livestreams, weed yoga, kombucha class, gong baths, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.

1. Moog’s Minimoog sound app (iOS only) is now free in the App Store for anyone who wants to make some music on their iPhone or iPad.

2. The Neon Museum in Las Vegas has a web-based app that lets people learn about the various neon signs in its collection and exhibits, including pieces from Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum. The best way to navigate the site is to click on one of the 25 signs, then scroll left and right. Use the password NEON for access.

3. Michael LaVell is both a founding artist and current exhibitor at Chinatown’s Tierra del Sol Gallery. While the gallery is closed, you can take a video tour of the show here.

4. Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles is hosting free livestreamed concerts on Wednesday afternoons, March 25 through April 22. The series kicks off with funk/rock/soul act Brainstory at 4 p.m. You can catch them on Instagram @Levitt.LA or on Facebook. Start times vary but will be announced via social media. 

5. CatCafe Lounge in Culver City will share a livestream of its adoptable kitties on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. See them on Instagram @catcafelounge.

6. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is now offering LACO at Home, featuring free, livestreamed performances. The first airs on March 28. Check it out here.

7. L.A. Karaoke has more upcoming events, including a virtual karaoke party on March 28 at 5 p.m. and an online drive-in movie on March 26 at 5 p.m. Follow them on Facebook for more events and updates.  

8. The Paley Center for Media is releasing full panel discussions from previous PaleyFests in New York and L.A. Videos will drop on YouTube and will remain online until 10 a.m. the following morning. Upcoming panels include The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Blue Bloods, The Office, and The Walking Dead.

9. Hauser & Wirth’s new exhibit, Louise Bourgeois Drawings 1947-2007, is now open online.

10. Now seems like a good time to redecorate your apartment. Shop for art online via The Cactus Gallery. Several artists have cut their prices by 25% and the gallery will pay for shipping costs.

Allois, “Secret of Madam FiFi”/bG Gallery

11. bG Gallery is hosting a virtual reception of Love in the Time of Coronavirus via Zoom and Instagram @bggallery on March 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. Hang with your fellow art lovers online and see works from Mickey Avalon, Allois, Susan Moss, Max Ernst, and more.

12. The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is offering free online workouts daily through March 28 via its Facebook Page. Classes start at noon.

13. Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform on-air and online via CAP UCLA and KCRW on Thursday, March 26 at 9 p.m. The South African group performed in an audience-free Royce Hall last week before returning home. Catch this concert on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or on KCRW. 

14. Comedy Quarantine is a free nightly comedy livestream. See tonight’s schedule on Instagram @comedyquarantine.

15. Yoga instructor Dee Desault will lead a live “Ganja Yoga” class on her Instagram account @ganjayoga on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Desault is partnering on this endeavor with cannabis company Aster Farms and delivery companies Sweet Flower and Sava. Get 20% off Aster Farms products when ordering on either delivery platform with the code ASTER. 

16. Somatic Healers midday mindfulness on Instagram Live every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and a gong bath and guided relaxation on Thursdays at 8 p.m on Zoom. Find them on Instagram @somatichealers. To tune in on Zoom, click here. The Meeting ID is 163 182 806 and the password is onefamily. 

17. Everybody Gym is livestreaming its fitness classes on Zoom. Unlimited and basic members can watch for free, while non-members can drop in for $5. 

18. Learn how to make kombucha online with Kombucha Hunter’s virtual classes. For $60, you’ll get a large SCOBY and an 8 oz. starter via delivery, then a virtual 60-minute session. If you don’t need a SCOBY or starter, it’s $45. Shorter sessions are also available.

19. Check out @karaokequarantine on Instagram to join a live, online karaoke night every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 9 p.m. Other sessions come up and the schedule may vary, so check Instagram for the latest updates.

20. Starry Kitchen’s Nguyen Tran is sharing recipes on Reddit, including citrus sesame tofu and garlic noodles. Feel free to ask questions and share your cooking outcomes. 

21. Carrie Russo of Russo Pilates is offering 50-minute mat classes with real-time adjustments and feedback, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session for $10. Her next class is on March 27 at noon. Check her out on Instagram @russopilates for updates or email russopilates@gmail.com.

22. Meditation app Calm is offering several free resources here, including sleep meditations, sleep stories, video tutorials on stretching, meditations for kids, and more. 

23. insightLA is offering online meditation and mindfulness classes through Zoom. Find their schedule of events here.

24. Watch The Broad’s Un-Private Collection artist conversations on the museum’s YouTube channel.

25. The National History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLA) has launched the NHMLA Connects portal for online learning and exploration. Find videos, family activities, and more.

26. Facial spa Clean Your Dirty Face has at-home facial tutorials via its Instagram @cleanyourdirtyface to keep your skin nice and dewy.

27. Become a Dockwalker via virtual training on March 28, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dockwalkers increase boater awareness of environmentally-sound practices through boater education at marinas, boat launch ramps, boat shows, and other events. Those events are probably canceled right now, but you can still learn now from home.

28. Burlesque performer Michelle L’amour hosts the weekly Quarantine Cabaret, which features a variety of musicians, magicians, comics, dancers, and other artists performing from their homes. (Sometimes, their kids or pets are also special guests.) The show is free to watch but viewers can tip the guests, who, of course, are unable to perform in public these days. 

29. Boxing studio Box Union will livestream classes on Instagram. Follow them @BoxUnionStudio to see the studio’s class schedule.

30. L.A. based comedian Iliza Shlesinger and her husband Chef Noah Galuten have started an online cooking show called Don’t Panic Pantry on Instagram TV and Facebook Live. They post the ingredients you need ahead of time so everyone joining them can cook along. Find them on Instagram @ilizas and Facebook @IlizaShlesinger.

31. Last year, bad behavior threatened the gorgeous superbloom at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve as guests trampled the delicate flowers in pursuit of the perfect selfie. This year, you can observe the blooming poppies from a safe, trample-free distance via the park’s live cam

32. Dancer Kelleia Sheerin will host her “Kelleia & the Jazz” dance classes live on Instagram on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. PST. Find her on Instagram @kelleiaandthejazz

Turkey spinach meatballs. Photo: Create Hospitality

33. Lauren Koeppe of Create Hospitality and her fiancée Page Jeter are hosting a cooking show via Instagram @createhospitality. They go live nightly at 7 p.m., each time cooking a new dish. 

34. The Industry’s site-specific opera Sweet Land was meant to take place at LA State Historic Park. Now, the Industry intends to sell online tickets good for a streaming video performance of the opera. The Industry describes the show as a “grotesque historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity.” See more details here

35. Gucci Osteria chef Massimo Bottura is hosting free cooking classes on his Instagram @massimobottura. Classes begin at 8 p.m. CET, which is noon in Los Angeles. [h/t Time Out LA]

36. The Two Bit Circus Foundation is offering livestreams of hands-on activities that families can do while kids aren’t in school. This service is available Monday through Friday on Two Bit Circus’s Twitch channel.

37. Yoga app Down Dog’s Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute classes will be free until April 1. Additionally, students, teachers, and healthcare workers will have free access through July 1. Students and teachers can sign up with their school email or, if their email does not use an .edu extension, email Down Dog directly at schools@downdogapp.com. Healthcare workers can go to downloadgoapp.com/healthcare to register their domain. 

38. Bach in the Subways is an annual event celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday. This year’s Bach in the Subways would have seen musicians serenading passengers around the world March 19-25, but several live performances have been canceled due to COVID-19. Performers are still invited to submit videos of their pieces online for your listening pleasure.

39. Thor actor Chris Hemsworth is offering a free six-week trial of his fitness app, Centr. More details on his Instagram here.

40. The Metropolitan Opera is still streaming a different opera from its collection each night on its website. Each performance kicks off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will remain online for 20 hours.  

41. The Groundlings Podcast Network launches on April 1 with two shows. Breaking Ground features interviews with Groundings alumni. The Groundlings’ Panel features discussions about sharpening your craft, industry issues, and more.

42. USC Architecture will host its spring 2020 lectures and events online. Here’s what they’ve got on board:

  • March 27: Firm Fair, where students can meet employers, recruiters, and industry leaders. 
  • April 1: Technology Conversation: “Technology is the Answer…But What Was the Question?” A panel discussion on how design research can leverage technology to interact with social and environmental issues to affect positive change. 

43. The Winchester Mystery House is offering a free video tour through April 7. For those who would like to visit in the future, vouchers are available through May 1 for $26. You can redeem those vouchers for mansion tours at any time in the future.

More lists:

This ongoing Google doc lists online cultural events all around the world, including streaming plays, operas, classes, and games.

And this ongoing Google doc lists puzzles, online courses, watch parties, livestreams, interactive books, and more. 

Even more at-home ideas:

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40 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. [3-13-2020 to 3-15-2020]

March 12, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Underway / Photo by Mae Koo

[Update: Thursday, March 12, 2 p.m.]

Dear We Like L.A. Readers,

Here at We Like LA, we focus on how to best enjoy the city that we love. That often includes going out to support local art, culture, shops, institutions, restaurants, and more. We understand that in the face of COVID-19, it’s not the best time to do that. Not only are events being canceled all over the city, but social distancing means avoiding large gatherings.

This morning, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered Californians to cancel or postpone gatherings of 250 or more people, at least through the end of March. In Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti has called for events of more than 50 people to be postponed or canceled amid concern regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Clearly, this situation is evolving rapidly. It’s important for us as a community to be aware of best practices, and do our part to slow the spread of illness. For now, we plan to halt our daily, weekend, and weekly events posts, maintain an updated list of cancelations and announcements regarding COVID-19, and post content about how you can still enjoy L.A. from the safety and comfort of your homes.

-WLLA Team

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is precious in this fast-paced city, we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).

This weekend in L.A. from Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15 features St. Patrick’s Day bashes, a new dim sum concept, Noche de Estrellas, and MUCH more.

Remember, you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.

We hope you find the rundown useful and, as always, enjoy your weekend!

*** SPECIAL NOTE: On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus, a pandemic. Worldwide, over 120,000 people have been infected by the virus, according to NPR. On March 4, 2020 Los Angeles County declared a local health emergency in response to new Novel Coronavirus Activity (COVID-19). Public Health has recommended that individuals avoid non-essential travel, public gatherings, and places where large groups of people congregate, especially those over 65, who have underlying health conditions, or who are pregnant. Public Health also recommends social distancing, which is trying to keep six feet of space between you and others. If you feel sick, you should stay home.

The County’s website also has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19, and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper handwashing. ***


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Friday, March 13th, 2020

1. Queer gallery and gift shop A Love Bizarre will host an opening reception for Parker Day’s ICONS: Revisited. Portrait photographer Parker Day initially debuted her ICONS show in 2017 but will revisit select portraits, each shot on 35mm, in this showing. Other reception activities include stick and poke tattoos and a raffle. 

2. The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts Noche de Estrellas, an evening of Latin music, dancing, dinner, and more surrounded by stunning ocean life.

3. A flower-filled sky takes over Eataly L.A. as it welcomes spring with a new seasonal pop-up called Bar Fiorito. Inspired by the spring flower fields of Italy, Angelenos can bask in the colorful atmosphere while enjoying refreshing spritzes and a new aperitivo menu of Italian bites.

4. The Wizard’s Den is an immersive pop-up where aspiring spell casters can concoct their own magical potions (aka cocktails) using a variety of witchy props and ingredients. The pop-up opened Feb. 26 and runs on various dates through April 5.

5. It’s Millennial Lotería at Grand Central Market this Friday. Play this ironic and hilarious updated version of the classic “Mexican Bingo.” Reimagined cards include La Dama as “La Feminist,” El Catrín as “El Hipster,” Las Jaras as “La Hashtag,” and more.

6. Asian AF presents South Asian AF at UCB Sunset this Friday, showcasing comedic Asian American talents in acting, stand-up, improv, sketch, music, dance, and storytelling. The show has been featured on NBC, ABC, LA Times, NY Times, Gizmodo, Indiewire, and many more.

7. Cava Discovery Week gives Angelenos a chance to taste and learn about the popular sparkling wine from Spain. Presented by D.O. Cava from March 9-15, top bars and restaurants will offer curated food pairings, wine flights, and happy hour specials.

8. The 22nd Annual NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD film festival returns for 10 nights, March 6-15, of screenings at various theaters around L.A.

9. The Groundlings recently debuted an extra rowdy sketch comedy show from the Main Company called Bar Fight. It runs every Friday and Saturday.

10. It’s been 40 years since the terror at Camp Crystal Lake. What better way to celebrate than with an anniversary screening of slasher classic Friday the 13th on Friday, March 13? The screening takes place at Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills and includes photo ops, trivia, immersive decor, giveaway, horror merchandise, and more.

11. Pasadena International Film Festival (March 12-19) at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 features panels and presentations with over 100 screenings from 15 countries.

12. Play an adults-only, late-night, 80s-inspired trivia game show at Two Bit Circus this Friday night. Dubious nun Sister Suxxxie hosts and guests should prepare for strong language and sexual themes. If that’s cool with you, tickets are $10. 

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

13. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on The Queen Mary during Shamrock ‘N’ Roll, featuring live bands, Irish fare, pints, and more.

14. L.A.’s only live animated comedy show Picture This! is back with another show at The Virgil.

15. The N’owt but Stout Festival comes to Torrance’s Yorkshire Square Brewery for a St. Patrick’s Day craft beer celebration. This fest features exceptional dark beers on cask from 30 breweries across California.

16. Heidi Duckler Dance (HDD), in conjunction with LA Opera’s Eurydice Found Festival, presents Underway on March 14 and 15. Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes,” HDD will take audiences to the underworld of Hades, staged at L.A.’s historic 7th Street Bridge. Viewers will sit facing the train tracks for a unique local performance.

17. Norton Simon Museum hosts a Drop-in Drawing every Saturday. Guests can pick up a drawing board, paper, and pencil at the Information Desk and enjoy drawing in the galleries and Sculpture Garden.

18. MiniBar Hollywood will host its annual Hollywood Crawl of Fame, a St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl through Hollywood. The event will include live Irish music, along with a party at the end of the crawl.

19. The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns to Descanso Gardens for performances with a botanical backdrop every Saturday and Sunday in March and April. This is a moving production traveling to peak bloom spots as the season changes so bring your walking shoes. The show starts at 2 p.m. and is included in the price of regular admission, no registration required.

20. Grand Central Market hosts a free community Herb Swap and Plant Craft. Participants can bring dry or fresh herbs to swap with others. There will also be a wildflower bomb craft activity. FREE

21. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an epic pub crawl through either Hollywood, DTLA, Santa Monica, or Long Beach. Partygoers will have a chance to visit several bars with music, hundreds of beers on tap, drink discounts and much more.

22. In LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes’ latest exhibit, “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city,” visitors step into a recreated Afro-Latinx home and explore the personal objects of an Afrolatinidad family living in Los Angeles. The exhibit closes on July 20, 2020. FREE

23. The St. Patrick’s bash at Brennan’s in Marina del Rey will feature bagpipers, green beer, and live music from several bands.

24. Artist CANTSTOPGOODBOY has collaborated with Star Trek on a collection of hoodies, crews, jackets, flannels, T-shirts, hats, sneakers, and original artwork. All of it will be for sale at Gabba Gallery March 14-15. Star Trek costumes, props, and iconic artifacts will be on display at the gallery as well.

25. The Santa Monica Conservancy hosts a Downtown Walking Tour uncovering the history of the area and its architectural gems.

26. Mixografia presents Wrong is Right: Remembering John Baldessari, an exhibition celebrating the late artist through his collaboration with local print publishers and Baldessari’s 1970s video works. The exhibit is on view through April 4, 2020. FREE

27. Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood hosts Sir Patrick’s Day, a tribute to actor Patrick Stewart. Expect specialty cocktails and games. Wear themed X-Men or Star Trek apparel for 20% off your bill. FREE

28. Immersive theater company Ceaseless Fun presents its latest show, Everyone Agrees It’s About to Explode. Guests arrive at a vacant building where a radical leftist group is planning future activities. Of course, things soon begin to go awry. The show runs select dates through April 5. 

29. You can score Pi Day pizza deals this Saturday. Get a personal pizza for $3.14 at Fresh Brothers (cheese, pepperoni, or vegan cheese and pepperoni). Valid for dine-in, carryout, and delivery orders with the code PIDAY. You can also get a classic 2-topping pizza for $3.14 at PizzaRev with the purchase of a drink.

30. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Manhattan Beach and Venice at secret locations emailed only to ticket holders. Performers include some of the biggest names in comedy, but you won’t know who’s on until you get there. BYOB!

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

31. Los Angeles Ballet’s A Chance to Dance is a monthly community day during LAB’s season. Dancers offer free ballet classes, alternative dance/fitness classes, and lectures and demonstrations. FREE

32. Foodie market Smorgasburg LA is open every Sunday at ROW DTLA, offering a massive roster of indie food pop-ups, merchandise vendors, and more. This weekend, they’ll host the LA Record Fair curated by Beat Swap Meet. Shop here for vintage vinyl, vintage T-shirts, cassettes, and CDs.

33. Challenge yourself with a 75-minute yoga class while enjoying views of the DTLA skyline during Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.

34. Molcajete Dominguero at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes welcomes Angelenos to explore Latinx art, craft, clothing, food, and beverage vendors from Southern California this Sunday.

35. Stop by La Luz De Jesus Gallery located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex for Everything but the Kitschen Sync, an annual juried exhibit of over 160 pieces from 70 artists. The exhibit runs through March 29, 2020. FREE

36. The Annenberg Space For Photography hosts Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling. The exhibit spans four decades of celebrity portraits from the magazine’s annual Hollywood issues and captures from past Oscar night parties. FREE

37. Tami is not a certified or trained exercise instructor, but she will lead you through a vigorous workout routine with lots of pelvic thrusting. Tammercise takes place Sunday afternoon at Angel City Brewery. Enthusiastic participants may win free beer. FREE

38. A collection of artists will present an inspirational night of art and performance at Turbine Montage, located at Thymele Arts in Hollywood. This Sunday evening’s performers include artist Pam Noles, puppeteer Liz Hara, performance artist Dimitri, writer Sarah Klegman, and musician Michael Mortilla. There will also be free wine, water, and treats. The suggested donation is $10. RSVP by emailing tickets@turbine-arts.org.

39. El Cid hosts a live recording of Kim and Ket Stay Alive…Maybe, a comedy podcast in which two friends each describe a horror movie the other hasn’t seen and discuss how they might survive. 

40. Free Museum Day: Museum of Latin American Art and Craft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can).

Food Pick for the Week

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Revered Cantonese chef Tony He will host a grand opening celebration for Chef Tony, his all-day dim sum concept in Old Pasadena, on Saturday, March 14. Dishes are made-to-order and prepared with ingredients not normally associated with the cuisine. Examples include Chinese broccoli with black truffle sauce, shrimp dumplings topped with gold leaf, and coconut pudding shaped like adorable white rabbits.

He is recognized as Vancouver’s best elevated Chinese and dim sum restauranteur but also earned local acclaim for Sea Habour Seafood in Rosemead. Food critic Jonathan Gold called it the “best in California” in 2004, and continued to offer praise throughout the years.

Now, He says the goal of Chef Tony’s first U.S. location “is to create a memorable dining experience, serving dim sum to a new generation of diners. Guests are welcome to sit at the bar solo, order a cocktail, and try our house special dim sum platter or celebrate with a group of 30 in our private dining room.”

Stop by this Saturday for a few delicious freebies. The first 300 guests will receive two free dim sum dishes. After that, all guests will receive one free dim sum dish when dining in. One of our favorite options is the Steamed Lava Salty Egg Yolk Bun. But, you can’t go wrong with any of Chef Tony’s creations, so bring a few friends and try a little bit of everything.

Chef Tony is located at 2 E. Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Walking in Rain in Los Angeles
Credit: Ryan Vaarsi via flickr

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer, and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Thursday, March 12, 2020.

*** SPECIAL NOTE: On March 4, 2020, Los Angeles County declared a local health emergency in response to new Novel Coronavirus Activity (COVID-19). Per LA County’s press release, although individual risk of county residents contracting COVID-19 remains low, now is a good time to educate yourself on how the virus spreads and go over preparations you should make should the situation escalate, and more extreme measures (such as mandated social distancing) become a requirement. The County’s website has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19 and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper handwashing. ***

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1. [10 a.m.] Mixografia presents Wrong is Right: Remembering John Baldessari, an exhibition celebrating the late artist through his collaboration with local print publishers and Baldessari’s 1970s video works. The exhibit is on view through April 4, 2020. FREE

2. [5, 7 & 9 p.m.] The Wizard’s Den is an immersive pop-up where aspiring spell casters can concoct their own magical potions (aka cocktails) donning wizard’s robes and using a variety of witchy props and ingredients. The pop-up opened Feb. 26 and runs on various dates through April 5. $35-45.

3. [6:30 p.m.] UE Skyspace host Yoga in the Sky is an evening yoga class 1,000 feet above the city. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. and is taught by SoHo Yoga. Unlimited Skyslide rides and light refreshments will follow the class. Guests must bring their own mats. $30.

4. [7 p.m.] Union Station presents Clock Tower Comedy, an evening of improv and stand-up hosted by comic Cameron Esposito. The North Patio will be transformed into a comedy club with acclaimed international comedy ensemble Baby Wants Candy performing “Shamilton,” an ad-libbed, hip-hop musical created around audience suggestion. In the event of rain, the patio will be covered. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] Do you like mezcal? Alejandro Rossbach, CEO & Co-Founder of Maguey Spirits, will offer complimentary tastings via a custom cocktail menu devised by bartender Rhino Williams. The event takes place at Lost Property Bar & Kitchen in Hollywood. FREE with RSVP.

6. [7:30 p.m.] The 22nd Annual NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD film festival returns for 10 nights of screenings, March 6-15. Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Aero Theatre, and American Legion Post 43 will all take part in the festival. Thursday’s double-feature is The Naked City and Hardly a Criminal.

7. [8 p.m.] Scum and Villainy, Hollywood’s best bar for all things geek, hosts Cosmic Karaoke every Thursday at 8 p.m.

8. [8 p.m.] Time Out LA’s Comics to Watch: The List features 10 of the magazine’s favorite rising L.A. comics live at Dynasty Typewriter. Performers include Chinedo Unaka, Finn Straley, Julia Austin, Sahana Srinivasan, Paul Danke, and more. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show. 18+. 

9. [various] Cava Discovery Week gives Angelenos a chance to taste and learn about the popular sparkling wine from Spain. Presented by D.O. Cava from March 9-15, top bars and restaurants will be offering curated food pairings, wine flights, and happy hour specials.

10. [various] Pasadena International Film Festival (March 12-19) at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 features panels and presentations with over 100 screenings from 15 countries.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $2.50 tix to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival (via Goldstar)

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Coronavirus Cancellations and Postponements are Sweeping SoCal

March 11, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Coachella 2012 Photo: Jason Persse/Flickr

[Update for Thursday, March 12, 1 p.m.] Los Angeles City Hall is now closed to all non-city employees, according to L.A. Daily News. Mayor Eric Garcetti has also ordered city events or events in city-owned properties consisting of 50 or more people to be canceled or postponed. Additionally, Garcetti has also asked most public buildings to limit their capacity to no more than 50 people at a time. Private gatherings are also asked to consider canceling gatherings at this time. 

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus, a pandemic. Worldwide, over 120,000 people have been infected by the virus, according to NPR.

For most, COVID-19 will be mild. However, it’s dangerous and possibly deadly for older people or people who have pre-existing medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, or diabetes. 

As a precaution, several schools have moved online-only and numerous events around the world have been canceled or postponed. Here is a list of some of the largest closures that have been announced thus far. Following the list, we’ve included information from the CDC on how to best prevent becoming infected and what to do if you’re sick. You can also find more info and best practices regarding the virus from the CDC here and from WHO here.

Cancellations and Postponements

The Central Library and 72 branch libraries are closed through March 31. All due dates will be extended. Librarians are available to provide assistance through telephone reference (213) 228-7272, Ask A Librarian, and Book A Librarian. You may still access online services via lapl.org.

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will be closed from March 14 through the end of the month.

Universal Studios Hollywood will close from March 14-28. CityWalk will remain open.

The City of Santa Monica is canceling all gatherings, events, activities, and programs. See more info here.

Music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach are both postponed. The new Coachella dates are October 9-11 and October 16-18. The new Stagecoach dates are October 23-25. If you already bought April tickets, those tickets will be honored for the October dates. If you can’t make those dates, expect to hear by Friday, March 13 how you can get a refund.

All Los Angeles Philharmonic Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall are canceled through March 31. Ticketholders may exchange, donate, or receive a refund on their tickets.

The Music Center has canceled all performances and events through March 31.

The L.A. Times Food Bowl, originally scheduled for May, is postponed. The festival will now be held in the fall, though new dates haven’t been announced at this time. 

Masters of Taste, originally scheduled for April 5, is postponed. A new date hasn’t been announced yet. Anyone with tickets will be able to use them for the new date.

The L.A. Times 2020 Festival of Books has been rescheduled for October 3-4. The Book Prizes awards ceremony, originally scheduled for April 17, is canceled. Instead, winners and honorees will be acknowledged via an announcement on that same date.  

Video game conference E3, scheduled for June 9-11, is canceled. E3 is hoping to host an online experience of industry news and announcements in June. Follow updates here.

RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2020, originally scheduled for May, is canceled. They are currently working with Eventbrite to issue refunds.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes will be closed to the public through March 16. All guided school group visits, hands-on workshops, and teacher trainings are canceled through April.

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is closed through March 23.

The 29th Annual Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Awards is postponed. A new date has not been announced at this time.

AFI’s annual Life Achievement Award honoring Julie Andrews, originally scheduled for April 25, is postponed. The event will now take place in early summer.

The 2nd Annual Not Real Art Creators Conference, originally scheduled for March 21, is canceled. The conference will return on March 20, 2021. 

Pearl Jam, scheduled to perform at The Forum in April, has postponed their North American tour.

The BMI Latin Awards show, originally scheduled for March 31, is postponed. The new date hasn’t been announced at this time.

The Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction is postponed. The online auction, featuring over 200 pieces, will still take place online via Paddle8. Bidding starts on Sunday, May 3.

KCRW’s Good Food Pie Contest, originally scheduled for April 19, is postponed. A new date hasn’t been announced yet. All registration fees will be refunded. As an alternative, KCRW will host an Instagram pie pageant.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has postponed L.A. Nature Fest, originally scheduled for March 14-15. A new date hasn’t been announced yet.

The Wallis has canceled all events and performances through March 31.

The Skirball Cultural Center has postponed its annual Skirball Puppet Festival, originally scheduled for April 26. A new date has yet to be announced. If you already bought a ticket, the Center will contact you about a refund.

Smorgasburg LA is on hiatus through at least the end of March.

LA Chef Conference, originally scheduled for March 30, has been rescheduled for October 19. See updates here.

Recommendations and Resources

At the time of publication, there are 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. L.A. County Public Health currently assesses the overall public risk of contracting the virus as low but recommends you follow best practices for limiting the spread of illness.

The county’s website has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19, and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper handwashing.

To avoid COVID-19, the CDC recommends that you:

  • Thoroughly wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially if you’ve been in public. See the CDC’s guide on proper handwashing here.
  • Cancel or postpone large events or gatherings. The Governor has required that any event with 250 or more attendees be canceled, while L.A. County is recommending all non-essential events with 50 or more attendees be canceled. Those who are most at risk should avoid events entirely.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel, cruise trips, and traveling to any area where an outbreak has occurred.
  • If you can’t use soap and water, use hand sanitizer that’s at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick and try to distance yourself from others in public. The CDC defines close contact as about 6 feet. 

If you are sick, the CDC recommends that you:

  • Stay home, unless you’re on your way to get medical care.  Contact the Department of Public Health to make sure you have the supplies and follow-up you’ll need. Before you leave to get medical care, contact your health care provider or local public health department so that you can take appropriate precautions.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Then, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands with soap and water or, if unavailable, hand sanitizer. 
  • Wear a face mask if you must leave your house. You don’t need to wear a face mask if you’re not sick. And don’t stockpile them. It’s important that the healthcare workers who need them can get them.

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Los Angeles after rain
Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

*** SPECIAL NOTE: On March 4, 2020 Los Angeles County declared a local health emergency in response to new Novel Coronavirus Activity (COVID-19). Per LA County’s press release, although individual risk of county residents contracting COVID-19 remains low, now is a good time to educate yourself on how the virus spreads and go over preparations you should make should the situation escalate, and more extreme measures (such as mandated social distancing) become a requirement. The County’s website has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19, and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper hand washing. ***

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1. [10 a.m.] Mixografia presents Wrong is Right: Remembering John Baldessari, an exhibition celebrating the late artist through his collaboration with local print publishers and Baldessari’s 1970s video works. The exhibit is on view through April 4, 2020. FREE

2. [5 p.m.] Alcove and Big Bar’s BAM “Burgers and Martini” night is a weekly food special happening every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to close. $20 gets you a burger and martini pairing that features the Big Bar Burger and a Sipsmith Gin Martini. Non-meat eaters can get a vegetarian burger alternative for the weekly deal too.

3. [5 & 7 p.m.] The Wizard’s Den is an immersive pop-up where aspiring spell casters can concoct their own magical potions (aka cocktails) donning wizard’s robes and using a variety of witchy props and ingredients. The pop-up opened Feb. 26 and runs on various dates through April 5.

4. [6 p.m.] Venice art gallery L.A. Louver is hosting an opening reception for “Face-Off”, a new exhibition by artist Don Suggs. Suggs’ most recent work features delineated figurative forms superimposed over colorful geometric abstractions. The exhibition runs through May 2. FREE

5. [7 p.m.] Japan Foundation is hosting a free screening of The Wonderland, a 2019 anime directed by Keiichi Harabase, based on the novel Chikashitsu kara no Fushigi na Tabi. FREE

6. [7 p.m.] Legendary rapper Rakim stops by the California African American Museum to discuss his new book, Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius, and Hip-Hop’s role in current time activism. FREE

7. [7 p.m.] Head to Hamburger Mary’s for Legendary Bingo, the best gay bingo night in town. There will be celebrity guests and fabulous prize packages all benefiting local and national charities.

8. [7:30 p.m.] The 22nd Annual NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD film festival returns for 10 nights March 6-15 of screenings. Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Aero Theatre and American Legion Post 43 will all take park in the festival. Wednesday will be a double-feature of The Long Haul and Black Gravel.

9. [8 p.m.] Tame Impala takes over The Fabulous Forum to celebrate their latest album The Slow Rush. The event features opening support from Clairo.

10. [various] Cava Discovery Week gives Angelenos a chance to taste and learn about the popular sparkling wine from Spain. Presented by D.O. Cava from March 9-15 top bars and restaurants will be offering curated food pairings, wine flights, and happy hour specials.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $2.50 tix to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Grand Central Market. Photo by Christina Champlin / We Like L.A.

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

*** SPECIAL NOTE: On March 4, 2020 Los Angeles County declared a local health emergency in response to new Novel Coronavirus Activity (COVID-19). Per LA County’s press release, although individual risk of county residents contracting COVID-19 remains low, now is a good time to educate yourself on how the virus spreads and go over preparations you should make should the situation escalate, and more extreme measures (such as mandated social distancing) become a requirement. The County’s website has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19, and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper hand washing. ***

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1. [10 a.m.] FIDM Museum presents their annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition from February 4 to March 21. Now in its 28th year the public can see costumes created by all five Academy Award nominees. Over 100 outstanding costume designs from 29 films in the past year will also be on display. FREE

2. [11 a.m.] Stop by La Luz De Jesus Gallery located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex for Everything but the Kitschen Sync an annual juried exhibit of over 160 pieces from 70 artists. The exhibit runs through March 29, 2020. FREE

3. [5 p.m.] The Last NELA Tiki Tuesday at Sonny’s Hideaway in Highland Park (Sonny’s is closing).

4. [6 p.m.]  Noodle pop-up super star Bang Bang Noodles will be serving their handmade Biang Biang Mian at Chinatown’s General Lee’s this Tuesday. They’ll be slinging noodles starting at 6 p.m. until they sell out (note: these guys are real famous and will sell out.) Stick around till 7 p.m. when Marie King of Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge will be shaking up refreshing tiki cocktails all night long.

5. [7 p.m.] The #SayCheeseShowcase at Grand Central Market pairs comedy with artisanal cheeses all for free! The event is hosted by a real life cheesemonger/comedian and features top funny guests ready to entertain. Show starts at 7 p.m. FREE

6. [7 p.m.] Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

7. [7:30 p.m.] Beyond Fest presents a free advance screening of new horror thriller The Hunt at The Egyptian Theatre. A discussion will follow with screenwriters Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. This is a first come first served event. Arrive early to try and secure seating. FREE

8. [various] Free Museum Day at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Autry National Center of the American West. FREE

9. [various] The 22nd Annual NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD film festival returns for 10 nights March 6-15 of screenings. Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Aero Theatre and American Legion Post 43 will all take park in the festival.

10. [various] Cava Discovery Week gives Angelenos a chance to taste and learn about the popular sparkling wine from Spain. Presented by D.O. Cava from March 9-15 top bars and restaurants will be offering curated food pairings, wine flights, and happy hour specials.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $2.50 tix to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival (via Goldstar)

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39 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About [3-9-20 to 3-13-20]

March 9, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Street view of Chinatown Central Plaza / Photo by: Christina Champlin

Every week in Los Angeles there are tons of great things to do (even before the weekend gets started) that we think you ought to have on your radar. With that in mind, we put together a list every Monday through Friday morning to keep you in the know about what’s happening in the city you love (or maybe just like).

This week, from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13, features Cava Discovery Week, Clock Tower Comedy at Union Station, ArtNight Pasadena, PaleyFest, Noche de Estrellas at The Aquarium of the Pacific, an epic floral pop-up at Bar Fiorito and MUCH more. Check out the full list below.

*** SPECIAL NOTE: On March 4, 2020 Los Angeles County declared a local health emergency in response to new Novel Coronavirus Activity (COVID-19). Per LA County’s press release, although individual risk of county residents contracting COVID-19 remains low, now is a good time to educate yourself on how the virus spreads and go over preparations you should make should the situation escalate, and more extreme measures (such as mandated social distancing) become a requirement. The County’s website has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19, and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper hand washing. ***


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Monday March 9th, 2020

1. The 22nd Annual NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD film festival returns for 10 nights March 6-15 of screenings. Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Aero Theatre and American Legion Post 43 will all take park in the festival.

2. Cava Discovery Week gives Angelenos a chance to taste and learn about the popular sparkling wine from Spain. Presented by D.O. Cava from March 9-15 a select number of bars and restaurants will be offer curated food pairings, wine flights, and happy hour specials all designed to introduce Cava to Angelenos. Cheers!

3. The Secret Show is a free comedy performance every second Monday of the month at The Blind Barber in Highland Park. FREE

4. Astronomy on Tap, hosted by Caltech Astronomy, happens once a month at Der Wolf in Pasadena. Professionals give informal talks about a variety of topics while enjoying German beers with the public.

5. Insight LA hosts their weekly evening Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group.

6. Stop by La Luz De Jesus Gallery located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex for Everything but the Kitschen Sync an annual juried exhibit of over 160 pieces from 70 artists. The exhibit runs through March 29, 2020. FREE

7. Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

Tuesday March 10th, 2020

8. Beyond Fest presents a free advance screening of new horror thriller The Hunt at The Egyptian Theatre. A discussion will follow with screenwriters Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof. This is a first come first served event. Arrive early to try and secure seating. FREE

9. Noodle pop-up super star Bang Bang Noodles will be serving their handmade Biang Biang Mian at Chinatown’s General Lee’s this Tuesday. They’ll be slinging noodles starting at 6 p.m. until they sell out (note: these guys are real famous and will sell out.) Stick around till 7 p.m. when Marie King of Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge will be shaking up refreshing tiki cocktails all night long.

10. The #SayCheeseShowcase at Grand Central Market pairs comedy with artisanal cheeses all for free! The event is hosted by a real life cheesemonger/comedian and features top funny guests ready to entertain. Show starts at 7 p.m. FREE

11. Arts District bar Here and Now presents Queer Tuesdays, a weekly series of live DJ’s, games like Drag Queen Bingo, and more. Fun starts at 8 p.m. There is no cover.

12. FIDM Museum presents their annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition from February 4 to March 21. Now in its 28th year the public can see costumes created by all five Academy Award nominees. Over 100 outstanding costume designs from 29 films in the past year will also be on display. FREE

13. Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

14. Free Museum Day: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Autry National Center of the American West

Wednesday March 11th, 2020

15. Legendary rapper Rakim stops by the California African American Museum to discuss his new book, Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius, and Hip-Hop’s role in current time activism. FREE

16. The Wizard’s Den is an immersive pop-up where aspiring spell casters can concoct their own magical potions (aka cocktails) donning wizard’s robes and using a variety of witchy props and ingredients. The pop-up opened Feb. 26 and runs on various dates through April 5.

17. Tame Impala takes over The Fabulous Forum to celebrate their latest album The Slow Rush. The event features opening support from Clairo.

18. Head to Hamburger Mary’s for Legendary Bingo, the best gay bingo night in town. There will be celebrity guests and fabulous prize packages all benefiting local and national charities.

19. Alcove and Big Bar’s BAM “Burgers and Martini” night is a weekly food special happening every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to close. $20 gets you a burger and martini pairing that features the Big Bar Burger and a Sipsmith Gin Martini. Non-meat eaters can get a vegetarian burger alternative for the weekly deal too.

20. Mixografia presents Wrong is Right: Remembering John Baldessari, an exhibition celebrating the late artist through his collaboration with local print publishers and Baldessari’s 1970s video works. The exhibit is on view through April 4, 2020. FREE

Thursday March 12th, 2020

21. Union Station presents Clock Tower Comedy, an evening of improv and stand-up hosted by comic Cameron Esposito. The North Patio will be transformed into a comedy club with acclaimed international comedy ensemble Baby Wants Candy performing “Shamilton” an ad-libbed, hip-hop musical created around audience suggestion. FREE

22. OUE Skyspace host Yoga in the Sky an evening yoga class 1,000 feet above the city. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. and is taught by SoHo Yoga. Unlimited Skyslide rides and light refreshments will follow the class. Guests must bring their own mats.

23. The Hammer will host a conversation on the future of philanthropy titled “From Generosity to Justice” with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker and Ai-jen Poo, labor activist and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. FREE

24. The Downtown Art Walk brings art enthusiasts, art galleries and locals together every second Thursday of each month for a night of exploration.

25. Every year, Time Out LA presents their top 10 favorite local comedians for a night of LOL’s. This year the comedy showcase will be held at Dynasty Typewriter.

26 Head to Eataly in Century City for an experiential “eatalian” walking tour where you’ll taste through the Italian market place, get a behind the scenes tour of various departments and more.

27. Pasadena International Film Festival (March 12-19) at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 features panels and presentations with over 100 screenings from 15 countries.

28. Head down to Scum and Villainy Cantina in Hollywood for Cosmic Karaoke night. There is no cover for this event.

29. Therapeutic Thursdays at LA Historic Park is a wellness group that provides a safe space and a support system. Lead by Liza, a Promotorx member, and representatives of the L.A. County Department of Mental Health facilitate will discuss reducing stress strategies this week. FREE

30. Free Museum Day: Japanese American National Museum (from 5 to 8 p.m.), Skirball Cultural Center (noon to 5 p.m.), Long Beach Museum of Art (3 to 8 p.m.) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (5 to 8 p.m.)

Friday March 13th, 2020

31. ArtNight Pasadena returns on Friday for a free evening of art, music and entertainment. Participating institutions for 2020 include Armory Center for the Arts, The Gamble House, Kidspace, Norton Simon Museum, the Pasadena Museum of History, and more. FREE

32. PaleyFest returns to the Dolby Theatre March 13-22 for its 10-day television festival featuring some of the stars and creators from your favorite TV shows.

33. The Aquarium of the Pacific host Noche de Estrellas, an evening of Latin music, dancing, dinner and more while surrounded by stunning ocean life.

34. Asian AF presents: South Asian AF at UCB Sunset this Friday showcasing comedic Asian American talents in acting, stand-up, improv, sketch, music, dance and storytelling. The show has been featured on NBC, ABC, LA Times, NY Times, Gizmodo, Indiewire, and many more.

35. It’s Millennial Lotería at Grand Central Market this Friday. Play this ironic and hilarious updated version of the classic “Mexican Bingo” with reimagined cards like the La Dama as “La Feminist”, El Catrín as “El Hipster”, Las Jaras as “La Hashtag” and more.

36. Don’t Tell Comedy pops up in Culver City at a secret location with some of the biggest names in comedy. Performers are kept under wraps and the location will be emailed to all ticket holders. BYOB!

37. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes latest exhibit “afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city” helps visitors step into a recreated Afro-Latinx home and explore the personal objects of an Afrolatinidad family living in Los Angeles. The exhibit closes on July 20, 2020 FREE

38. The Groundlings recently debuted an extra rowdy all-new sketch comedy from the Main Company called Bar Fight. The show runs every Friday and Saturday.

39. The Annenberg Space For Photography is sharing four decades of Vanity Fair’s celebrity portraits from their annual Hollywood issues as well as captures from past Oscar night parties in their latest exhibit Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling. FREE

Food Pick for the Week

Bar Fiorito at Eataly Los Angeles / Photo By: Eataly L.A.

This week’s pick by Christina Champlin, Co-Founder of We Like L.A.

Bar Fiorito has undergone a flower-filled makeover thanks to a new seasonal pop-up at Eataly L.A. Inspired by the flower fields of Italy, Angelenos can now sip on a spritz or mocktail while soaking in dangling bouquets and colorful flower treatments. There are nine different spritz creations to choose from and a brand new aperitivo menu has been designed just for the occasion. Items include Italian bites like Pinzimonio (Italian version of crudité) with ricotta dip and Fiori di Zucca (fried zucchini blossoms) served with sea salt and lemon. For now Eataly has not set a closing date for the pop-up but we think it will be here through summer. Salute!

Bar Fiorito is located inside Eataly’s La Pizza & La Pasta restaurant at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 9, 2020

March 9, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
The Secret Society of The Sisterhood at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Hollywood Forever Masonic Lodge. Via Wikipedia commons

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Monday, March 9, 2020.

*** SPECIAL NOTE: On March 4, 2020 Los Angeles County declared a local health emergency in response to new Novel Coronavirus Activity (COVID-19). Per LA County’s press release, although individual risk of county residents contracting COVID-19 remains low, now is a good time to educate yourself on how the virus spreads and go over preparations you should make should the situation escalate, and more extreme measures (such as mandated social distancing) become a requirement. The County’s website has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19, and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper hand washing. ***

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1. [11 a.m.] Stop by La Luz De Jesus Gallery located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex for Everything but the Kitschen Sync an annual juried exhibit of over 160 pieces from 70 artists. The exhibit runs through March 29, 2020. FREE

2. [7 p.m.] Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 100 cities worldwide offering 20-minute fun-yet-informative talks, all in bar settings. On Monday the series comes to The Burbank Pub with presentations on air pollution, the Mars Rover, and Medusa.

3. [7 p.m.] Insight LA hosts their weekly evening Eastside/Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sitting Group.

4. [7 p.m.]  The Secret Show is a free comedy performance every second Monday of the month at The Blind Barber in Highland Park. FREE

5. [7:30 p.m.] The Tiki Bar Comedy Show comes to the Bamboo Club in Long Beach.

6. [7:30 p.m.] Astronomy on Tap hosted by Caltech Astronomy happens once a month at Der Wolf in Pasadena. Professionals will give informal talks about a variety of topics while enjoying German beers with the public.

7. [8 p.m.] Write Club LA brings its spoken word battle format to Angel City Brewery.

8. [8 p.m.] Hot Tub With Kurt And Kristen at The Virgil is one of the most popular weekly variety shows happening on a Monday in Los Angeles.

9. [various] The 22nd Annual NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD film festival returns for 10 nights March 6-15 of screenings. Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Aero Theatre and American Legion Post 43 will all take park in the festival.

10. [various] Cava Discovery Week gives Angelenos a chance to taste and learn about the popular sparkling wine from Spain. Presented by D.O. Cava from March 9-15 top bars and restaurants will be offering curated food pairings, wine flights, and happy hour specials.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $2.50 tix to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival (via Goldstar)

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10 Fun Things To Do TODAY in L.A. for March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
44TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE KITE
44TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE KITE AT REDONDO PIER. Image via Redondo Beach Pier Assocatioj

You know what’s handy? Waking up in the morning, firing up your phone/computer and being able to scan a super quick (but curated) rundown of the best of what lies ahead. So here it is, our list of fun things to do in Los Angeles for today, Sunday, March 8, 2020.

*** SPECIAL NOTE: On March 4, 2020 Los Angeles County declared a local health emergency in response to new Novel Coronavirus Activity (COVID-19). Per LA County’s press release, although individual risk of county residents contracting COVID-19 remains low, now is a good time to educate yourself on how the virus spreads and go over preparations you should make should the situation escalate, and more extreme measures (such as mandated social distancing) become a requirement. The County’s website has many excellent resources, including an F.A.Q. on COVID-19, and general steps you can take to stop the spread of illness, including a guide on proper hand washing. ***

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1. [9 a.m.] Enjoy a History Hike to the Roberts Ruins at Solstice Canyon in Malibu. It’s an easy one-mile hike and you’ll find yourself near the canyon waterfall! FREE

2. [9 a.m.] The world famous Rose Bowl Flea Market takes place the second Sunday of every month and features over 2,500 vendors.

3. [11 a.m.] The Holi Festival of Colors (March 7-8) bills itself as the “World’s Happiest Transformation Event.” So what does that mean? Picture a massive celebration featuring mantra bands, DJ’s, interactive Bollywood and Bhangra, a Yoga Melt Down, colors, cuisine, crafts, and plenty of free hugs.

4. [11 a.m.] The Annenberg Space For Photography is sharing four decades of Vanity Fair’s celebrity portraits from their annual Hollywood issues as well as captures from past Oscar night parties in their latest exhibit Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling. FREE

5. [noon] The 46th Annual Redondo Beach Kite Festival returns to the Redondo Pier on Sunday for one of the longest-running kite festivals in the United States. FREE

6. [4 p.m.] The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and JQ International present a screening of “Dear Fredy,” the documentary of Fredy Hirsch, an openly gay Jewish man who helped thousands of children during the Nazi occupation. The film screens at 4 p.m.

7. [6 p.m.] Matter Studio Gallery hosts a Restorative Super Moon Sound Bath which will include slow flow yoga, breath-work, essential oil therapy and more.

8. [7 p.m.] Wisdome LA is hosting a Super Moon Sound Bath Experience on Sunday evening.

9. [various] Free Museum DayMuseum of Latin American ArtCraft and Folk Art Museum (pay what you can) and USC Pacific Asian Museum (all day)

10. [various] Happy Daylight Savings Angelenos! Wescom will be picking up the tab at 23 locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® up to $15 per transaction until $2,000 worth of bills are paid at each location.

#SPONSORED DEAL OF THE DAY: $2.50 tix to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival (via Goldstar)

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