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38 Things to Do in L.A. This Week [7-9-2020 to 7-15-2020]

July 9, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Rose Garden Exposition Park
L.A.’s Natural History Museum and the rose garden in Exposition Park. Credit: Tracie Hall via flickr

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. For a while, we posted strictly virtual events to keep you entertained and connected from your home. As the state, county, and city slowly reopen, we’ll also include a mix of things you can do outside the house while still abiding by local health orders. We’ll still offer plenty of online options for those of you who are self-isolating or who’ve decided to stay at home for the time being. We’ll post a new list of options every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less alone.

This week, we’ve got more drive-in style events, Burger Week, Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights series, a concert by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, The Moth Virtual StorySLAM, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.


Out-of-the House Events

The Tribeca Drive-In cruises into the Pasadena Rose Bowl for a month-long series of movie screenings July 2-26. Tickets available now.

Concerts in Your Car is a drive-in music series in Ventura. See this week’s full schedule and ticket information here.

Cinema Pop-Ups is a new drive-in theater series at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. Upcoming films include Gravity, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Family (1971). Tickets are $25 per car. More info here.

See artist Lita Albuquerque’s site-specific work “Red Earth” The Huntington Botanical Gardens. According to a release: “[T]he installation centers around a boulder capped with bright red pigment placed among towering bamboo in a grove of the Japanese Garden. It is exclusive to this particular time and place and is ‘a stand-in for what I am hoping the visitor to feel, a sense of calm in the midst of chaos,” Albuquerque said.” On view through Nov. 2. 

Long Beach and Los Angeles and Orange counties will participate in Burger Week, July 12-18. Select restaurants will offer burgers priced at $10 to $25 available for takeout and, in some cases, dine-in. Find more info here.

The Gentle Barn in Agua Dulce offers a drive-thru program on Sundays through August 2. You’ll get a tour of the farm and see its animals from the safety of your car. Tickets are $28 per person and include a vegan lunch. All proceeds go to the Gentle Barn Foundation. More info here.

Alcove in Los Feliz will celebrate its 16th anniversary by giving back to its healthcare neighbors at Children’s Hospital through a social media promotion. For every sweet item Angelenos purchase and post on social media with #AlcoveSweet16 from July 6-22, Alcove will give a slice of cake or cookie to CHLA at the end of the campaign.

Online Events

Screenshot from the Neon Museum’s virtual tour. Image: Neon Museum

Take a virtual tour of Las Vegas’s Neon Museum. You can click through the museum at night, visiting over 130 hotspots as you wander through glowing signs. Pieces from the museum’s Tim Burton exhibit are included in the tour, too. Tickets are $10, but note that this isn’t a timed experience. Buy once and you can access it whenever you like.

The Natural History Museum takes its monthly Summer Nights series online. It kicks off on Friday, July 10. Join hosts virtually in the NHM garden for a botanical cocktail hour (recipe provided), a home gardening discussion, and live music by Shuga Shay.

On July 11 at 10 a.m., join LACMA for an online yoga class inspired by works in Rufino Tamayo: Innovation and Experimentation. Artist Teresa Flores and yoga instructor/reporter Rebecca Plevin lead the educational wellness session. Tickets are $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

ROOTSTOCK is a 48-hour online festival taking place July 11 & 12 that pairs wine with music. Access to the music livestream is free, but if you want the wine they’re sampling shipped to your house, you’ll have to pay. See more info here.

On July 11 at 11 a.m., the Orange County Museum of Art presents a roundtable discussion with writer Carolyn Finney, Edgar Arceneaux, Kori Newkirk, and curator Daniel Duford on “how institutional racism has shaped public space and the American landscape.” The discussion will draw on themes found in An Earth Song, A Body Song: Figures with Landscape from the OCMA Permanent Collection. RSVP here.

KCET’s new series Southland Sessions premieres Wednesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. The first episode includes 10 cultural leaders in L.A. who will discuss how arts and culture can shape the future. More info here.

Corey Helford Gallery will host a virtual opening of ONCH’s Sweet 16 Group Show, Hikari Shimoda’s Silence and Affirmation, and Tina Yu’s A Journey on July 11 at 4 p.m. More info here.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) launches a free concert series on July 11 at 5 p.m. The ensemble has gathered, audience-free and with social distancing, to perform each concert at Zipper Hall in DTLA. Watch live here on July 11 and every other Saturday through Sept. 5 at 5 p.m., or on-demand here.

Enjoy a chill night of Rosé & Clay hosted by Still Life Ceramics on Friday, July 10 at 5 p.m.  Happening every Friday on @still_life_ceramics IG Live, viewers will follow along with a clay making workshop while sipping on a bottle of wine from Rappahannock Oyster Bar. For $35, the package includes a bottle of wine and a pound of clay. You can also add a second pound of clay for your quarantine buddy. Orders for delivery or pickup any day (except Monday) can be made on Rappahannock’s Caviar listing here.

Resistance through the Power of the Pen: Diaspora Dialogue highlights the work of two poets: “The late Masizi Kunene whose work reflecting the mighty Zulu tribe led to recognition as his country’s first poet laureate; and 85 year-old Don Mattera, who, in writing as poet, journalist and activist, chronicles the pain and power of the struggles of Black people everywhere.” It’s on July 12 at 2 p.m. Sign up here.

Hauser & Wirth’s latest online exhibit features work from post-war American artist David Smith (1906-1965).

Storytelling podcast RISK! is on July 11 at 6 p.m. PST. Guests include Kevin AllisonEllen AcuarioTracey SegarraDrew Prochaska, and Erin Barker. Tickets are $15. 

Author Tony Wolf will unbox an antique “ghost show” he inherited from his father. It’s from a company called Ghost Factory that manufactured creepy effects in the early to mid-20th century. Join Wolf and Atlas Obscura on July 10 at 5 p.m. PST. Tickets are $8.

Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom is now offering its kids’ camps online. These interactive Zoom lessons allow children and adults to cook together. Participants receive shopping and equipment lists via email beforehand, with suggestions for basic tools if you don’t have everything. Register online here.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents Building Bridges: A Cross-Cultural Dialogue about Racism on July 14 at 11 a.m. on Zoom. This is an ongoing series. This installment’s panelists include Julie Bank, board chair, Jewish Center for Justice; Michael Lawson, president and CEO, Los Angeles Urban League; Helen Torres, CEO, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; and Charlie Woo, board chair, Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment. The suggested donation is $10. Register here.

Dance with The Music Center through online dance sessions July 10 through September 4 at 7 p.m. This week, it’s Bollywood with Achinta S. McDaniel.

The Moth Virtual StorySLAM Los Angeles series kicks off on July 15 at 7:15 p.m. with “Do Over.” Hear five-minute stories about second chances then vote for your favorite storyteller. Tickets are $10.

The Grammy Museum has numerous digital exhibits and public programs this month. Upcoming artists include Ray Wylie Hubbard and The Jayhawks, plus the exhibit The Road to GRAMMY Awards. More info here.

The L.A. Phil’s YOLA National at Home is a series of courses, masterclasses, project-based learning offerings, and keynote addresses from Gustavo Dudamel and Thomas Wilkins. They’re presented July 10-31 on Zoom and YouTube Live. See the full lineup here.

Test your knowledge of Broadway musicals via Geeks Who Drink’s online trivia. It’s on July 15 at 6 p.m. PST. Tickets are $6.

Join the Pacific Opera Project for a watch party of their bilingual performance of Madame Butterly on July 15 at 5 p.m. More info here.

Watch Parked, a documentary about a one-night, drive-in dance performance. The audience stayed in their cars while the performers danced, at least six feet apart and in masks, in a parking lot.

Starting July 6, The Beverly Center will offer a free kids crafting series. Every other Monday form July 6 through August 17, you can pick up a free kit at the concierge, then watch a how-to video on the Beverly Center’s Instagram. This week, you’ll learn how to create a hanging butterfly garden. 

Kritzerland is an online concert to benefit NoHo theaters on July 12 at 5 p.m. You’ll enjoy theater and film songs from performers including Daniel Thomas Bellusci, Jason Graae, Norm Lewis, Kerry O’Malley, Hartley Powers, Emily Skinner, Sami Staitman, Adrienne Stiefel, Robert Yacko, and more. The concert is free on YouTube or Facebook Live. Donations welcome. 

Laemmle Cinemas presents the virtual opening of Widow of Silence on July 10. Synopsis: “Based on many true stories in conflict-ridden Kashmir, Widow of Silence tells how one woman’s attempts to have her husband proclaimed dead unfolds into a nightmare of unending proportions.”

Check out Fairyland Foibles from The Wallis Studio Ensemble. It’s an 8-episode, interactive digital radio play that you can watch on Facebook. The first episode is available now, while all future episodes stream live on Saturdays, July 4 to August 15, at 7 p.m.

Drew Droege hosts Your Late Night Show Tonight on July 10 at 10:30 p.m. on The Pack Theater’s Twitch channel with guest Fortune Feimster.

Artists Antonio Pelayo and Isaac Pelayo’s “The American Dream” is on view at the Bruce Lurie Gallery from July 15 through July 31.

The Elysian Valley Arts Collective presents an online poetry workshop with Rex Weiner and guest poets on July 9 at 7 p.m. Register here.

Get advice on reopening your business with Roadmap to Recovery Guidance for L.A. Small Businesses, a free webinar series presented by SBDC and the County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Hair Salons and Barbershops will take place on Thursday, July 9 at 3 p.m. and Office-Based Worksites on Thursday, July 16 at 3 p.m. Register here.

Comedians compete to guess the movie in Silent Trailers Live! Virtual Show July 11 at 5 p.m. The game show pits comedians against film buff and host Keith Malley as they all attempt to decipher co-host Chemda’s descriptions of movie trailers. You should also know Chemda has virtually no celebrity knowledge.

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37 Things to Do in L.A. This Week [7-2-2020 to 7-8-2020]

July 2, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Lilah’s, a new pop-up drive-thru. Image: Lilah’s

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. For a while, we posted strictly virtual events to keep you entertained and connected from your home. As the state, county, and city slowly reopen, we’ll also include a mix of things you can do outside the house while still abiding by local health orders. We’ll still offer plenty of online options for those of you who are self-isolating or who’ve decided to stay at home for the time being. We’ll post a new list of options every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less alone.

This week, we’ve got online trivia, virtual 4th of July parties, dance lessons, fried chicken specials, a drive-through farm tour, free kids’ crafts and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.


Out-of-the-House Events

The Tribeca Drive-In cruises into the Pasadena Rose Bowl for a month-long series of movie screenings July 2-26. Tickets available now.

Concerts in Your Car is a drive-in music series in Ventura. Country act Randy Houser plays live on July 11. See the full schedule and ticket information here.

Beach Eats to Go returns to Marina del Rey on Thursday, July 2  from 5-9 p.m. Order online up to 48 hours in advance from one of several food trucks, pick up your meal, and enjoy. This week’s trucks include Roll’n Lobster, Wise Barbecue, The Tropic Truck, and B&R Burgers.

Cinema Pop-Ups is a new drive-in theater series at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. The series launches July 3 with Ready Player One at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per car. More info here.

See artist Lita Albuquerque’s site-specific work “Red Earth” The Huntington Botanical Gardens. According to a release: “[T]he installation centers around a boulder capped with bright red pigment placed among towering bamboo in a grove of the Japanese Garden. It is exclusive to this particular time and place and is ‘a stand-in for what I am hoping the visitor to feel, a sense of calm in the midst of chaos,” Albuquerque said.” On view through Nov. 2. 

Delilah has a new pop-up drive-thru July 5 & 6 from noon to 6 p.m. It’s called Lilah’s and consists of burgers, sandwiches, onion rings, salads, sweets, and more (vegan options available). Guests may take their orders home, enjoy them in a socially distanced parking lot, or eat in their cars. You can also get bottled cocktails from Delilah to take home. More info here.

Long Beach and Los Angeles and Orange counties will participate in Burger Week, July 12-18. Select restaurants will offer burgers priced at $10 to $25 available for takeout and, in some cases, dine-in. Find more info here.

The Gentle Barn in Agua Dulce offers a drive-thru program on Sundays through August 2. You’ll get a tour of the farm and see its animals from the safety of your car. Tickets are $28 per person and include a vegan lunch. All proceeds go to the Gentle Barn Foundation. More info here.

Alcove in Los Feliz will celebrate its 16th anniversary by giving back to its healthcare neighbors at Children’s Hospital through a social media promotion. For every sweet item Angelenos purchase and post on social media with #AlcoveSweet16 from July 6-22, Alcove will give a slice of cake or cookie to CHLA at the end of the campaign.

Online Events

Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre is back with Dias de Gracia (Day of Grace), screening July 2-5. The synopsis: “Soccer World Cup, holy time where anything goes. The world enters a paralyzing vertigo. A policeman, a hostage, a family, corruption, violence, revenge … Three ways to fight to survive.” Get your tickets here.

Watch Parked, a documentary about a one-night, drive-in dance performance. The audience stayed in their cars while the performers danced, at least six feet apart and in masks, in a parking lot.

The 94th Annual AmericaFest Celebration at the Pasadena Rose Bowl will go virtual this year on its social media channels on July 4 at noon. The online event includes music performances, a flyover of Pasadena and its historic landmarks, and more.

Starting July 6, The Beverly Center will offer a free kids crafting series. Every other Monday form July 6 through August 17, you can pick up a free kit at the concierge, then watch a how-to video on the Beverly Center’s Instagram. This week, you’ll learn how to create a hanging butterfly garden. 

On July 7 at 5 p.m., Ringo Starr will celebrate his 80th birthday online via YouTube while fundraising for Black Lives Matter Global Network, the David Lynch Foundation, Musicares, and Wateraid. Performers include Starr, Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Joe Walsh and Gary Clark Jr., Sheila E, Ben Harper, and more.

The Paley Center will release Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: A Conversation with Stars and Creators on July 3 at noon on its YouTube channel. The panel features Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carole Kane, John Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Tina Fey, and Robert Carlock. 

KCET Cinema Series features a screening of the documentary Trans Pecos followed by a Q&A with director Nicol Ragland, producers Anna Rau and Corbett Jones, and host Pete Hammond on July 8 at 7 p.m. Synopsis: “The film documents the impact of the Trans-Pecos Pipeline during the two years of its construction, as oil and gas interests trample on land and water rights and endanger residents along 148 miles in West Texas. As a beautifully rendered cautionary tale, it asks viewers to contemplate not just this specific interest, but the broader meaning of nature and the question of proprietorship.”

Grand Park + The Music Center’s annual 4th of July Block Party is online/TV this year. The event features appearances from D Smoke, San Cha, Amindi and Ginger Root, Comedy Collective Filipino AF, and more. Tune in at 7 p.m. on ABC7, Channel 36, or on Grand Park’s digital platforms. More info here.

The Pacific Palisades will livestream 4th of July festivities online at 8 p.m. Performers include Ben Harper, Rocky Dawuni, Louise Goffin, and more. Watch free on Facebook Live, YouTube, or Twitch.

Honey’s Kettle celebrates 20 years of excellent fried chicken with two new delivery-only locations called Honey Drop Kitchen. Honey Drop Kitchen in DTLA will offer specials from July 3-5 to the first 100 orders on UberEats. Limit two per order until sold out. Honey Drop Kitchen officially launches on July 6, also known as National Fried Chicken Day. The specials include:

  • Friday, July 3 – 2.1 (2 hotcakes + 1 chicken breast filet) for $2
  • Saturday, July 4 – Starter Pack (1 drumstick, fries, biscuit, pickles) for $4
  • Sunday, July 5 – 4-piece meal for $6

Another fried chicken special to take advantage of on National Fried Chicken Day is Interstellar’s signature fried chicken and waffles. The katsu-style chicken breast is coated with panko bread crumbs and sits on top of a waffle drizzled in homemade maple butter and syrup. The restaurant is typically not open on Mondays, but has made an exception for this fried “holiday.” Orders for takeout can be made from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Grammy Museum offers digital programs and exhibits this month. This week includes MAX, The Immediate Family, Brett Eldredge, and more.

Kritzerland is an online concert to benefit NoHo theaters on July 12 at 5 p.m. You’ll enjoy theater and film songs from performers including Daniel Thomas Bellusci, Jason Graae, Norm Lewis, Kerry O’Malley, Hartley Powers, Emily Skinner, Sami Staitman, Adrienne Stiefel, Robert Yacko, and more. The concert is free on YouTube or Facebook Live. Donations welcome. 

Laemmle Cinemas presents the virtual opening of Widow of Silence on July 10. Synopsis: “Based on many true stories in conflict-ridden Kashmir, Widow of Silence tells how one woman’s attempts to have her husband proclaimed dead unfolds into a nightmare of unending proportions.”

Check out Fairyland Foibles from The Wallis Studio Ensemble. It’s an 8-episode, interactive digital radio play that you can watch on Facebook. The first episode is available now, while all future episodes stream live on Saturdays, July 4 to August 15, at 7 p.m.

The Pacific Symphony offers a virtual July 4th spectacular at 6 p.m. To watch, register with an email here.

Drew Droege hosts Your Late Night Show Tonight on July 10 at 10:30 p.m. on The Pack Theater’s Twitch channel with guest Fortune Feimster.

African Diasporic Rhythm + Song with Rene Fisher presents Day of the Ancestors, Festival of Masks. Use household objects to practice and play drums with Rene Fisher Mims. All ages, free.

“Paraguas,” Isaac Pelayo

Artists Antonio Pelayo and Isaac Pelayo’s “The American Dream” is on view at the Bruce Lurie Gallery from through July 31.

The Elysian Valley Arts Collective presents an online poetry workshop with Rex Weiner and guest poets on July 9 at 7 p.m. Register here.

LACMA@Home offers the film Two Centuries of Black American Art (1976), available to watch online.

Geeks Who Drink has themed online trivia games throughout the month of July. On Wednesday, July 8, you can test your Friends knowledge. Tickets are $6.

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA offers virtual dance lessons on Fridays, July 10 through September 4, at 7 p.m.

The Natural History Museum’s summer camp program is online this year, exploring topics like the La Brea Tar Pits and L.A. wildlife. Camps include DIY activities, online presentations, and virtual lessons. Register here.

Online standup show Comedy Quarantine is still going strong! Tips from this week’s shows will benefit the Trevor Project. Check out @comedyquarantine on Instagram for more details.

On Friday, July 3, join Matter of Wine for a Best Wines of Summer virtual tasting. This week’s tasting features white wines and benefits SommCon Relief Project. You can purchase the week’s selections at Trader Joe’s or BYOB. Tickets are $15.

Union Station Summer Sessions returns with LA Sound Traxx, featuring host Naz Perez and singer/songwriter La Marisoul. Watch on Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube.

Broken Spanish is offering 4th of July grilling kits. Kits include 2 pounds of citrus-marinated flank steak; 2 quarts each of potato salad, esquites, and cabbage salad; 12 tortillas; chips and salsa roja, and tres leches. They’re priced at $79 and should feed four. To-go cocktails are also available.

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41 Things to Do in L.A. This Week [6-25-2020 to 7-1-2020]

June 25, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo: Marine Mammal Care Center

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. For a while, we posted strictly virtual events to keep you entertained and connected from your home. As the state, county, and city slowly reopen, we’ll also include a mix of things you can do outside the house while still abiding by local health orders. We’ll still offer plenty of online options for those of you who are self-isolating or who’ve decided to stay at home for the time being. We’ll post a new list of options every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less alone.

This week, we’ve got an online seal celebration, drive-in movies and concerts, dance performances in a park, awesome lectures and workshops, virtual art shows, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.


Out-of-the-House Events

Heidi Duckler Dance presents the Ebb & Flow Festival at Los Angeles State Historic Park. This year, guests will walk through the park from “Ebb” to “Flow.” In Ebb, guests can use augmented reality on their phones to bring five stationary artworks to life. At “Flow,” guests will see an immersive installation from artist Snezana Petrovic. Open 8 a.m. to sunset, June 27-30. Free with RSVP.  

The Tribeca Drive-In cruises its way to the Pasadena Rose Bowl for a month-long series of movie screenings July 2-26. Tickets available now.

The Donut Man opens on Friday at Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. Take a bite of their famous strawberry donuts this weekend.

Los Angeles County museums are allowed to reopen. Here’s a list we compiled of what’s open and what’s not so far.

To celebrate the release of Universal Pictures’ Trolls World Tour, artist Keith Kaminski has created a life-size, 3D chalk drawing of the character Tiny Diamond at the Grove. Fans can stop by to see it on June 27 & 28 from 11 to 7 p.m. Masks are required.

Concerts in Your Car is a drive-in music series in Ventura. This weekend, you can catch Superduperkyle and Trevor Wallace on June 26 & 27 at 8 p.m. See the full schedule and ticket information here.

Sunnyday Scoot is a tour company that allows you and one other person to take a mini-car on a fun tour of L.A. Sunnyday is open now with modifications including social distancing, mask-wearing, and online check-ins.

Marina Del Rey’s Beach Eats to Go is back this Thursday, June 25 from 5-9 p.m. Order online from participating food trucks in advance, then choose a time to pick up your delicious meal. This week, you can order from Roll’n Lobster, StopBye Cafe, Maravilla Latin, and Habibi Shack.

Send a bizarre singing telegram to a loved one courtesy of Disco Dining Club and Some Cult. Performers will come in costumes and masks to sing a song of your choice. You can also tack on a bottle of rosé.

Enjoy a meal or two al fresco style. We recently published a list of over 40 restaurants with outdoor seating that you can enjoy right now

Are you angry? Break Room has reopened for all your rage-release needs. This particular business allows you to don protective gear, then smash a variety of objects. Reservations recommended. 

The CatCafe Lounge has reopened every Saturday and Sunday through June, allowing guests to hang out with adoptable cats and kittens.

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Support Chicano and Latino artists during Self Help Graphics & Art Annual Print Fair now through June 30. View limited-edition silkscreens online and start collecting art that supports the East L.A. community.

The Roots moves its annual event Roots Picnic to The Roots’ YouTube channel. Hosted by Questlove, Black Thought, and Michelle Obama on June 27, the event features music by The Roots, H.E.R., Lil Baby, SZA, Kirk Franklin, and Musiq Soulchild to name a few, with appearances by Lin Manuel Miranda, Chris Paul, Tom Hanks, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, Elaine Welteroth, and more.

On June 25 at 4 p.m., check out Culture Creators: Black Music Reimagined, an online discussion featuring Christina Ackas (VP Research, Octagon), Killian Lewis (Director, Rogers & Cowan PMK), Courtney Lowrey (Founder, CLM Media + Strategic Alliances), and Tremaine ‘Six7’ Williams (Producer/engineer and Stage Manager for Mariah Carey), moderated by Pamela Chinewah (Manager, Rogers & Cowan PMK). The event also features a set from DJ NiteCrawler. Register here.

Want to ride into the danger zone for a good cause? Kenny Loggins is performing a pay-per-view concert at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara this Sunday, June 28, with proceeds to support both the theatre and the National Independent Venue Association. NIVA’s membership includes dozens of L.A.-based venues such as the Bootleg Theater, Dynasty Typewriter, Teragram Ballroom, the Hi Hat, the Viper Room, the Mint, and many more. Tickets are $15 to watch the livestream and support the cause. Buy here.

Natural History Museum’s First Fridays Connected returns online Friday June 26 with discussions about the future of food, a Dino 101 seminar, a DJ set from KCRW’s Novena Carmel and more.

On June 30 at 6 p.m., The Groundlings and actor Jack Plotnik host the online class “Jack Plotnik’s Tips to Booking More Work That No One is Telling You.” Plotnik is a working actor who’s racked up over 120 IMDb credits over the past 25 years. He’ll share his tips on how to book regular acting work. Tickets are $25.

See ace/21 Gallery’s online exhibit Post Pride. According to a release, “The nine artists featured in the show reflect myriad meditations on queerness and Pride with a particular focus for some on social and racial issues, highlighting the intersectional themes that Pride has come to represent.”

On June 27, The Center for Cultural Power and The California Endowment present “Out at Home,” an online LGBTQ+ showcase of art and activism. Join on Twitch here.

The Annual Seal Day celebration at the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro will go virtual this Saturday, June 27 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn all about seals and the center’s ocean conservation efforts and virtually meet rescue seals. There will be an opportunity to donate to the center live and feed a seal a meal in real-time.

Union Station Summer Sessions features comedy troupe Baby Wants Candy on June 25 at 7 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube.

VidCon Now: Proud Together is a virtual event on June 27 at 4 p..m. featuring online and digital creators like AmbersCloset, Jensen McRae, Rebecca Black, James Charles, Calle y Poché, and more. Join in on VidCon’s YouTube channel.

Cocktail Academy’s Lost Parrot Tiki is a mobile pop-up tiki bar available for delivery. For $49.95, you’ll get a 16-ounce, pre-batched cocktail (4 drinks), a branded reusable cooler bag, two tiki tumblers, straws, and swizzle sticks, crushed ice, and a link to a themed Spotify playlist. See your cocktail options and more info here.

Thinkspace Gallery presents a live preview of its latest exhibition, ERMSY Took It Easy, on Saturday, June 27 via Instagram. A virtual self-guided tour will be available on the gallery’s website the week of June 29.

Women Who Whiskey Los Angeles will host a virtual tasting and cocktail class with Jameson Irish Whiskey on July 1.

In honor of Day of the Ancestors: Festival of the Masks, Rene Fisher will lead a virtual workshop on percussion rhythms using household objects on June 27. The free class will also be accompanied by a performance at the Leimert Park Art Walk.

Artist Jim Mazza’s “The Long Way” opens online at Gabba Gallery on June 25. Check it out here.

Believe Psychology Film Festival is a 2-day online film fest featuring works about parenting, caregiving, trauma, anxiety, and more followed by Q&As with filmmakers on Zoom. Find out more here.

Generation Pride is a virtual Pride celebration from The Social Impact Center that highlights “the intersections of the LGBTQ+ [community] and minority communities in the cannabis space.” Guest speakers and performers include Cleve Jones, Frenchie Davis, Bamby Salcedo, Elijah McKinnon, Laganja Estranja, Cat Packer, and more. Register here.

On Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m., join Madre Oaxacan Restaurant & Mezcaleria founder Ivan Vasquez for a virtual mezcal tasting. Sample four different mezcals available for pickup at three locations, June 23-25, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $50.

This week from LACMA@Home, check out the Pattern Project, an online collection of free, downloadable clothing patterns of historic dress.

The LA Conservancy offers a virtual tour of Koreatown’s Wilshire Boulevard.

Queerentena & Soul: Reclaiming Collective Joy and Authenticity is a virtual Pride program about healing and connecting with one’s self from LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and Tamarindo Podcast. It’s on June 28 at 11 a.m. Register here.

Photo L.A.’s virtual Collect + Connect event features over 70 galleries and special projects, lectures, and talks, all viewable online. Check it out June 27-28. Tickets are $20.

Own Your Own Voices Strategy Firm presents Speak to Start a Movement, an online party to celebrate the second season of Own Your Voice podcast, on July 1 at 3 p.m. Speak to Start a Movement is the theme of the podcast’s upcoming season. Per the podcast: “As conscious leaders we cannot ignore the echoes of voices from our fellow American’s who have been brutalized for too long because of their race. This season, guests are sharing how they are choosing to use their voices to create positive social impact within their own circles of influence.” The free event features host Sahar Paz and several of the upcoming season’s guests. Register here.

The Institute of Culinary Education is offering free online cooking classes, like Vegan Comfort Food on June 28. Find out more and register for upcoming classes here.

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will host a new virtual showcase, IFFLA Over the Years17 days celebrating 17 years of Indian cinema, June 19 through July 5. Check it out here.

Delicious Little Tokyo will go virtual this year from June 26-July 26. The virtual fest will feature interactive workshops, live chats with community leaders, giveaways and themed weeks with live videos spotlighting Little Tokyo businesses streamed every weekend across Go Little Tokyo’s Instagram and Facebook platforms.

Jenny Yurshansky’s Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory, Audio Guide consists of narrated stories about plants you might see in your neighborhood, even though they were labeled invasive and appear on California’s “Blacklist.” Listen at American Jewish University here.

Watch short puppet demos, films, readings, and more from Rogue Artists Ensemble via their new online showcase, Rogue Lab Nano Projects, available on YouTube.

LA Art Tours hosts donation-based virtual graffiti and mural tours in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District every Thursday and Saturday. Expect a live guide streaming on the streets and interacting with viewers. Guests will also be sent a PDF containing images of artists seen on the tour.

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Things To Do

47 Things to Do in L.A. This Week [6-18-2020 to 6-24-2020]

June 18, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Norton Simon Museum Sculptural Garden
Norton Simon Museum Sculptural Garden / Photo by: Christina Champlin

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. For a while, we posted strictly virtual events to keep you entertained and connected from your home. As the state, county, and city slowly reopen, we’ll also include a mix of things you can do outside the house while still abiding by local health orders. We’ll still offer plenty of online options for those of you who are self-isolating or who’ve decided to stay at home for the time being. We’ll post a new list of options every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less alone.

This week, we’ve got Juneteenth celebrations, cat cafes and cat video fests, Tiki drink deliveries, free cooking classes, comedy, Pride events, gardening projects, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.


LAPL has compiled books and media for Juneteenth. They’ll also host virtual Juneteenth events at several branches. More info here

Check out Proud: Black & Queer in America with Dyllón Burnside on June 18 at 6 p.m. on Instagram Live. The conversation features actor/singer/activist MJ Rodriguez, Atlanta Councilman Antonio Brown, actor/activist Indya More, and Houston Ballet’s Harper Watters. 

Los Angeles chefs, bakers, and food personalities lend their skills to Pies For Justice. The one-day virtual bake sale taking place on Friday, June 19 will raise funds for Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and The Gathering for Justice.

You can watch HBO’s Watchmen for free this weekend. The series is set in an alternative history involving superheroes and masked vigilantes. It stars Regina King as one such vigilante who unravels a mystery surrounding a white supremacist group and her own past.

Celebrated African American dance company Step Afrika! commemorates Juneteenth with a virtual dance program streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Using Washington, D.C. as the backdrop, performances are staged at landmarks across our Nation’s Capital including Black Lives Matter Plaza, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the National Sylvan Theater on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

Verzuz’s latest musician showdown will feature John Legend and Alicia Keys, who’ll square off on the piano during a Juneteenth celebration. Check it out on June 19 at 8 p.m. EST (or 5 p.m. here).

UTA Artist Space and curator Myrtis Bedolla, has launched a virtual exhibition featuring paintings by a dozen emerging black artists. The exhibition titled Renaissance: Noir investigates Blackness with supporting audio commentary from some of the artists. On view until July 3.

The 2020 virtual Juneteenth Music Festival headlined by DJ Jazzy Jeff will celebrate African American history and the mission to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Tune in for live music from a long list of performers.

The patio at DAMA

Enjoy a meal or two al fresco style. We recently published a list of over 40 restaurants with outdoor seating that you can enjoy right now

Celebrate Juneteenth by ordering food or dining in at a Black-owned restaurant. Here are 100+ Black-Owned Restaurants You Can Support Right Now.

Beach Eats TO GO features several local food trucks for your dining pleasure every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in Marina Del Rey. This Thursday, June 18, catch Roll’n Lobster, Deli Doctor, Maravilla Latin Cuisine, and Tokyo Style. Place your order up to 48 hours in advance. More info here.

The LGBT Center’s Trans Pride event is online this year, June 19 & 20. It kicks off with Big Queer Convo, featuring actress/model/activist Isis King (When They See Us) interviewed by Alexandra Billings (Transparent, How to Get Away With Murder). Other events include workshops, panels, the option to socialize in an online community courtyard, and a VarieTy Show with Kelly Mantle, Our Lady J, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, and more. Check out the full lineup here.

Photo: Scott Clark/Cocktail Academy

Cocktail Academy’s Lost Parrot Tiki is a mobile pop-up tiki bar available for delivery. For $49.95, you’ll get a 16-ounce, pre-batched cocktail (4 drinks), a branded reusable cooler bag, two tiki tumblers, straws and swizzle sticks, crushed ice, and a link to a themed Spotify playlist. See your cocktail options and more info here.

The Institute of Culinary Education is offering free online cooking classes, like Paella 101 on June 25. Find out more and register for upcoming classes here.

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will host a new virtual showcase, IFFLA Over the Years17 days celebrating 17 years of Indian cinema, June 19 through July 5. Check it out here.

Jenny Yurshansky’s Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory, Audio Guide consists of narrated stories about plants you might see in your neighborhood, even though they were labeled invasive and appear on California’s “Blacklist.” Listen at American Jewish University here.

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents Guns and Hate in the Coronavirus Era on Wednesday, June 24 at noon. The online panel features Robyn Thomas (Executive Director, Giffords Law Center) and Jordanna Gessler (VP of Education & Exhibits, LAMOTH). Suggested donation $10.

The Los Angeles Nomadic Division presents Nomadic Nights: Guadalupe Rosales, an online presentation of Channel Flip, Meet Me at the Edge of the Sun, on June 21 at 7 p.m. From Rosales: “I am interested in how violence and micro-politics are embedded in our bodies in contemporary society and how artists channel this social energy in their artwork. How do we release the violence we are exposed to every day? There are nuances within this question that I continue to wrestle with. Our bodies collect memory, positive and negative, and, increasingly so, due to common social and political conditions.” Rosales engaged artists MPA, Zackary Drucker, Nao Bustamante and rafa esparza – friends from different chapters of Rosales’ life – to activate these nuances and to experiment on the notion of bodies as archives. Viewers are invited to think alongside the artists about the power of our voices, our bodies, and breaking through our common boundaries: in sweat, blood, tears, rage, grief and releasing any embodied violence and emotions.” A conversation with the artists takes place on Monday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Register for both events here.

Watch short puppet demos, films, readings, and more from Rogue Artists Ensemble via their new online showcase, Rogue Lab Nano Projects, available on YouTube.

Small Business Live is a one-day music fundraiser to raise money for small businesses with a focus on those run by women and people of color. Performances include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Leon Bridges, Chicano Batman, 2 Chainz, and more. Hosted by DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre is back with La Sangre Iluminada (The Enlightened Blood), June 18-21. The synopsis: Six characters tell us their strange-shared lives. Every so often, a strange mathematics places them on crossed coordinates, which change one character’s life. So that he or she continues in the body of another. They are Mateo, a man bored with his marriage; Hugo, a child living with his mother, Eugenio, a travelling salesman; Paloma, who is having an affair with Roberto; Soriano, who works in a monotonous office and Isaias, who lives in a small maid’s room on a rooftop. Get tickets here.

Union Station’s Summer Sessions continue online with the Dance Battle Showcase, featuring local hip-hop dancers and hosted by Naz Perez. Check it out on June 18 at 7 p.m. on Facebook or YouTube.

Feedback Loop is an online comedy show, presented live on June 18 at 6 p.m. The show features host Will Miles and comics Sarah Tiana, Joe DeRosa, and Tone Bell. Tickets are $10.

Are you angry? Break Room has reopened for all your rage-release needs. This particular business allows you to don protective gear, then smash a variety of objects. Reservations recommended. 

On June 20, see Juliette Jeffers’s solo show, Chocolate Match: A Chocolate Girl’s Online Search for Mr. Right via a livestream from the Whitefire Theatre. Tickets are $15.99 plus fees. On June 24 at 6 p.m., the Whitefire will stream the world premiere of SHELTER AT ‘OM: Comedic Meditation with Carla Collins. Tickets are $9.94 with fees.

The Quarantine Cat Fest is available to watch from June 19, featuring numerous videos of adorable cats. Tickets are $12 and support indie cinemas across the U.S. You can choose which theater to support, including Laemmle Theatres locally. 

On June 20 at 8 p.m., join the online panel Women and Future of Psychedelics Virtual Learning Circle. Via event organizers: Hosted by the Ei.Foundation to promote advocacy and imagine a world where all people have and safe, legal and affordable access to the healing power of plants – the virtual learning circle will talk all things psychedelics, including the role of psychedelics in healing trauma., including the role of psychedelics in healing trauma.     

Wendy Graf’s play Unemployed Elephants: A Love Story premieres online on June 20 at 6 p.m. The synopsis: Two strangers lost, hidden… and found? Kerry Knuppe (Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, Ratched) and Marshall McCabe (world premiere production of Unemployed Elephants–A Love Story, Shadoe Stevens’ Mental Radio) star as Jane and Alex, both on the run from loneliness and the truth. This might be their last chance to find true love — if only they can seize it! Get a free ticket here.

On June 20, The Fowler Museum and Omari Wiles will host a workshop on voguing and ballroom with West African and contemporary dance to create AfrikFusion/VogueAfrik. Participants will learn basic vogue moves in this free class. No prior dance experience necessary.

As part of The Juneteenth Theatre Justice Project, there will be a Zoom reading of Vincent Terrell Durham’s Polar Bears, Black Boys, & Prairie Fringed Orchids on June 19 at 6 p.m. The synopsis: A liberal white couple opens the doors of their renovated Harlem brownstone to host a cocktail party for a Black Lives Matter activist, his gay white lover and the mother of a slain 12-year-old Black boy. A night of cocktails and conversation sparks emotional debates on topics ranging from underweight polar bears and Lana Turner to saving the planet, gentrification, racial identity and protecting the lives of Black boys. Andi Chapman directs. The cast includes IAMA Theater Company members Brandon Scott and Christine Woods, alongside Tesiana Elie, Todd Grinnell, Garrett Mercer, Kacie Rogers and Sheldon White. The reading is free. Register here.

California Botanic Garden is offering My Butterfly Box, which includes native plants that families can plant to attract butterflies. It’s $55 for an original box or $85 for a mega box. Pickup begins June 24.

Artist Mike LoLo’s Twilight Gods/Los Dioses Del Crepusculo opens online at Cactus Gallery on June 20 at 5 p.m. here

The CatCafe Lounge has reopened every Saturday and Sunday through June, allowing guests to hang out with adoptable cats and kittens.

The Groundlings will host the online masterclass “From Concept to Set Life: Writing, Starring and Showrunning” with Ben Falcone, Will Forte, and Kristen Schaal on June 18 at 6 p.m. The class is followed by a Q&A. Tickets are $50.

Orange County Museum of Art’s Impending Actions: Virtual Video Art Screening is June 18-20. According to OCMA, these relevant works “speak to a condition of uncertainty, chaos, and reform.” RSVP here.

There is a donation-based Juneteenth Virtual Meditation on Friday, June 19. The online event will celebrate Black minds through breathwork, meditation, and reflection of the past, present, and future.

Artist Regan Russell’s show Step Into the Realm opens online at Gabba Gallery on June 18 at 11 a.m. here.

From LACMA @ Home, watch as Catherine Opie shares the emotional and political motivations behind her photography.

Listen to How to Survive in LA, a fictional podcast that takes place in L.A. in 1994. The synopsis: “When a drug ring crumbles, two aspiring actresses find themselves connected to the criminals and cops involved; a “car king” is dead and a worn out PI searches for answers.”

Several gardens are reopening to the public with health and safety modifications for social distancing. See our list here.

LA Art Tours hosts donation-based virtual graffiti and mural tours in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District every Thursday and Saturday. Expect a live guide streaming on the streets and interacting with viewers. Guests will also be sent a PDF containing images of artists seen on the tour.

Take LACMA’s “Art and Social Justice” course online to explore the intersection of art, activism, history, politics, and justice. While designed for educators, this free course is open to all. 

If you intend to go protest this week, here’s a guide on what precautions to take while protesting during COVID-19. Not out protesting? Check out this list of anti-racism resources, including articles and books to read, films and TV shows to watch, organizations to follow, and more. Or, check out this list of donation ideas. 

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater streams Astroglyde 2020 every night through June 22 at 8:30 p.m. It’s a series of short performances and soliloquies of “truth, terror, and titillation.” Catch a different one each night.

Drive-movie theaters are also open to the public, allowing guests to watch a film, enjoy concessions, and practice social distancing inside their cars. Check out which ones are open now here.

There’s a free Sneaker Science workshop on June 18 at 3 p.m. with Roosevelt Brown, footwear designer and associate professor of wearables and soft-goods at ArtCenter College of Design. Open to ages 11-18.

Museums are using #CreepiestObject on Twitter to share their oddest, most terrifying objects. The public and even some pop culture pages are also playing along.

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Food

These Restaurants Are Open for Dine-In Service

June 13, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
E.P. & L.P.’s rooftop dining area. Photo: E.P. & L.P.

Los Angeles County recently received the go-ahead to reopen its restaurants for dine-in service. Due to COVID-19, going out for a meal won’t look like it did before. Tables are spaced at least six feet apart, servers wear masks and gloves, and guests are asked to wear their masks when not at their tables, among other protocols. Takeout and delivery services are still in full effect, but for those of you looking for a sit-down meal, here are some local restaurants and eateries that have reopened.

Multiple Locations

Roscoes House of Chicken N’ Waffles. All locations are open.

Barney’s Beanery, pub food. Check Instagram for hours/updates.

Chado Tea, teahouse, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kazunori, Japanese.

Guisados, Mexican. All locations except Koreatown are open.

NORMS, diner. All locations are open. 

Buffalo Wild Wings, multiple locations. 

Trejo’s Tacos (Mexican) and Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts, multiple locations.

Urban Plates, multiple locations.

Katsuya (Japanese), multiple locations.

Atwater Village/Eagle Rock

Momed, Mediterranean, patio is open.

Little Beast, open Weds.-Sun., 5-8 p.m., for limited dine-in service. Takeout still encouraged.

The Tam O’Shanter, opens June 14 for dine-in lunch Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dine-in dinner Tues.-Fri., 5- 9 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 4-9 p.m. 

Boyle Heights

El Ruso, Mexican. Open Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with limited seating.

Beverly Grove

A.O.C, Californian-French, open daily 5-10 p.m. 

The Original Farmers Market, multiple vendors.

Crossroads, vegan, reservation required. Crossroads even made a video to explain all of its new safety protocols, which you can watch on its site.

3rd Stop, pub and bistro food.

Beverly Hills

Nerano/BG, Italian, open Sun.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m. 

Maestro’s Steakhouse, reservations now open.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib, open or dine-in service Tues.-Sun., 4-8 p.m. 

Spago, Californian, open for dine-in with reservations.

The Nosh, deli. Open Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JAR, American. Beverly Grove. Dinner reservations are offered from 5:30 p.m.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills. All restaurants in the hotel are open. Find more info here.

Madeo Ristorante, Italian. Open for dinner with expanded outdoor seating.

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, steak/seafood. Open Mon.-Thurs., 4-8 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 4-9 p.m. 

Culver City

Pasta Sisters, Italian. Two patios open with social distancing tables indoors and out.

Dear John’s, steak house. Open with a new outdoor dining area.

Make Out, plant-based. Open for patio dining.

Piccalilli, Cali-Asian. Open for dinner service, plus happy hour Tues.-Sat., 4-6 p.m.  

Rush Street, American.

Simpang Asian, Indonesian.

Ugo, Italian, noon to 9 p.m.

Bianca Bakery. Open for breakfast and lunch with an expanded patio. 

Downtown/Chinatown

Lately, contemporary California comfort food and coffee bar. 

Here and Now, American. Open for patio service Tues.-Thurs., 3-9 p.m., Fri-Sat., noon to 9 p.m.

Bäco Mercat, Spanish/Mediterranean. Open for patio dining Tues.-Sun., 1-8 p.m.

Bar Amá, Tex-Mex. Open for patio dining Tues.-Sun., 1-8 p.m.

Grand Central Market has reopened for dine-in service. Cuisines vary by vendor.

L’Appart by Air Food, French, Open Tues.- Sun., 6-9:30 p.m. 

Hill Street, New American, Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 7 p.m.

Pattern Bar, small plates.

Philippe’s, deli/French dip sandwiches, open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Steep, Chinese tea house, open for dine-in and tea ceremonies, outdoor seating now available.

H&H Brazilian Steakhouse, opens at 5 p.m. 

Rossoblu, Italian. Opens June 19. Hours are Weds.-Sun., 5-9 p.m. Reservations required. 

Broken Spanish, Mexican. Opens June 17. Hours are Tues.-Sat., 5-9 p.m. 

East Hollywood/Los Feliz/Silver Lake

Papilles Bistro, French. Open daily.

Home Restaurant, American.

Casita Del Campo, Mexican. Open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends.

Ruen Pair, Thai, open 11 a.m. to midnight.

Fred 62, American, open 7 a.m. to midnight.

Alcove/Big Bar, American/cafe.

Loupiott Kitchen, French. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Ivanhoe, Californian.

Sogo Bar & Roll, Japanese. Open Mon.-Sat., 6-9 p.m.  

Little Dom’s, Italian. Open daily at 11 a.m. Reservations required.

Fairfax

Canter’s, deli. Open 6 a.m. to midnight.

Carlitos Gardel, Argentinian. Open daily 5:30-9:30 p.m., reservations encouraged.

Glendale

Bacari GDL, Italian/Mediterranean, open 5-10 p.m.

Hollywood

L’Antica de Michele, Italian. Patio open for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Papilles Bistro, burgers and fried chicken. Open noon to 8 p.m.

Marino, Italian. Open for lunch and dinner.

Providence, seafood. Opens June 17. Hours are Tues.-Sat., 6-9 p.m., and lunch on Fridays from noon to 2 p.m.

Kali, Seasonal California cuisine. Open Thur.-Sun., 6-9 p.m.

Musso & Frank Grill, American. Opens June 26. Hours are Tues.-Sat., 5-11 p.m., Sun., 5-10 p.m. Online reservations muckiest be made in advance.

Highland Park

Cafe Birdie, open Weds.-Sun., 5-10 p.m.

Greyhound, pub food. Greyhound is also raising funds with ETA for Black Lives Matter.

Koreatown

Tenraku, Korean BBQ.

Larchmont/Hancock Park

Vernetti, Italian. Open for lunch and dinner Weds.-Fri., brunch and dinner on Sat. & Sun. Reservations encouraged.

Osteria Mamma, Italian.

Republique, cafe and bakery. Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., first-come, first-served, no reservations.  

Malibu

Taverna Tony, Greek. Open Mon.-Sun., noon to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Tra Di Noi, Italian. Open Mon.-Sun., noon to 9 p.m.

Mid-Wilshire

Met Her at a Bar, cafe.

Santa Monica/Venice

Élephante, Italian. Maximum party size six people, reservations required.

Blue Plate Taco, Mexican. Open 4-10 p.m. 

Interstellar, Korean-American & Coffee. Patio seating. 

The Butcher’s Daughter, vegetarian/cafe. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Rose, all-day cafe/American. Counter service for daytime weekdays, seated dinner and weekend brunch with reservations.

Charcoal, barbecue.

Socalo, Mexican. Open Tues.-Sat.,11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations encouraged. 

Lunetta, New American, reservations encouraged.

Tallula’s, Mexican. Open 5-9 p.m. with a new patio in its parking lot.

Rustic Canyon, New American. Opens June 15.

Milo & Olive, pizza/bakery. Reopens June 18. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cassia, Southeast Asian. Reopens June 20.

Birdie G’s, American. Reopens June 21.

Esters, small plates/wine bar. Reopens June 23. Hours are 4-10 p.m.

Fia, Californian.

West Hollywood

Formosa, Asian fusion, opens at 5 p.m.

Conservatory, Californian/new American, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BOA Steakhouse, reservations required.

Employees Only, new American, Weds.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Rosaline, modern Peruvian.

Pink Taco, Mexican.

Connie & Ted’s, seafood. Opens June 16. Dinner is served daily from 5 p.m. to close, brunch is available Fri.-Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

E.P. & L.P., modern Asian. Open Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sat. & Sun., noon to 2 a.m. Happy hour is Mon.-Fri., 4-7 p.m. with small plates for $7-8; beer, wine, and cocktails, $5-10. Features a new menu and rooftop dine-in service.

Petite Taqueria, Mexican. Open for dinner reservations.

The Nice Guy, Italian. Open for dinner reservations.

Westlake Village

101 North Eatery and Bar, new American. Open Weds.-Sun., 4-10 p.m. for parties of 6 or fewer.

The Valley

Idle Hour, BBQ/Comfort Food, North Hollywood, opens at 5 p.m. 

Ceremony, Studio City, Mexican, open for dinner.

Art’s Deli, Studio City, open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Fat Dog, American, North Hollywood. Open 4-9 p.m.

Sushi Note, Japanese, Sherman Oaks. Opens June 17. Reservations for only for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. seating. 

The Front Yard, Californian, North Hollywood. Opens June 18. Hours are Weds.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6-10 p.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6-9 p.m. 

The Federal, farm-to-table, North Hollywood. Open with a new patio.

West L.A.

Playa Provisions, new American. Playa Provisions has added plexiglass to indoor and outdoor booths and has a new outdoor patio in its parking lot.

Stalking Horse, British, sidewalk seating open.

Long Beach

Georgia’s soul food has a their patio open for dine-in service.

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Things To Do

22 Things to Do in L.A. This Week [6-11-2020 to 6-17-2020]

June 11, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Learn about street art through an online tour with L.A. Art Tours Photo: L.A. Art Tours

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. For a while, we posted strictly virtual events to keep you entertained and connected from your home. As the state, county, and city slowly reopen, we’ll also include a mix of things you can do outside the house while still abiding by local health orders. We’ll still offer plenty of online options for those of you who are self-isolating or who’ve decided to stay at home for the time being. We’ll post a new list of options every Thursday morning. We hope they keep you busy, make you laugh, teach you something, or help you feel less alone.

This week, we’ve got Pride celebrations, online magic and poetry shows, streaming plays, educational panels, a family-friendly bedtime pet show, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.


If you intend to go protest this week, here’s a guide on what precautions to take while protesting during COVID-19. Not out protesting? Check out this list of anti-racism resources, including articles and books to read, films and TV shows to watch, organizations to follow, and more. Or, check out this list of donation ideas. 

June is Pride Month. Celebrate with an entire day of events on Friday, June 12 when people around the world will come together virtually for discussions, wellness workshops, trivia, a drag happy hour show, a drag dance-a-long, parties, and so much more. Most events are free to attend or donation based.

On Saturday, June 13 at noon, The Fowler Museum premieres a live performance of Prayer for the Runner by Patrisse Cullors followed by a talk-back with Black Lives Matter L.A. founder Melina Abdullah. According to Cullors: “This piece takes us through ritual, prayer, and ancestry. Black death, trauma, and pain are age-old crises. Our bodies have been used as sacrifice. How do we manage? What role does collective prayer have and how can it inspire our healing?” RSVP here

Live Talks Los Angeles hosts a variety of virtual talks this week. Highlights include Stacey Abrams in conversation with Elaine Welteroth on June 12 and Robbie Conal and Shepard Fairey in conversation with Jim Daichendt on June 16. The discussions are free with RSVP on the Live Talks Los Angeles Facebook Page and YouTube channel.

Take LACMA’s “Art and Social Justice” course online to explore the intersection of art, activism, history, politics, and justice. While designed for educators, this free course is open to all. 

You can now watch The Matrix Theatre Company’s production of Geraldine Inoa’s Scraps on YouTube. Scraps follows the family and friends of a black teenager shot by a white police officer in Brooklyn, three months after the shooting.

Union Station kicks off its Summer Sessions series online this year. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. from June 11 through July 2, you can watch local performers on Union Station’s Facebook Page or YouTube channel. First up is Mad About Magic, a 30-minute program of L.A. magicians including Rmax, Michael Gaynor, and Tam Vo. Find more info here.

Join Zócalo Public Square and Arizona State University Foundation on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for the online discussion, “Can We Build a Better Summer Olympics?” The panel features Olympic gold medalists Greg Louganis and Lashinda Demus, athlete and ASU sports historian Victoria Jackson, athlete and former CEO of Women’s Sports Foundation Donna Lopiano, and Chairman Emeritus of the Southern California Committee of The Olympic Games Barry Sanders. Register here.

L.A. Poetry Brothel presents Streamers & Dreamers Wilde Pride show on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. The streaming event includes live music, aerial performances, poetry, music, and more. Register here. After the show, you can also purchase private poetry sessions, held in Zoom breakout rooms, from the cast. 

Every Monday through June 29, Business Inside the Game (BIG) and two-time NBA All-Star Baron Davis will host a conversation on how to create opportunities in all communities. Part One covered investing in the future of minority entrepreneurs, while Part Two, live on June 15 at 6:30 p.m., is Sports & Culture: Athletes For Justice: A Conversation with Athletes about Prison Reform, Laws and Activism.” Check it out on YouTube here.

Artist Jennybird Alcantara’s new show debuts online June 13.

On Saturday, June 13, artist Jennybird Alcantara’s show “Lullaby of the Bounty in Repose” will launch online at KP Projects.

The Wallis has summer arts courses available for all ages online. Topics include storytelling, musical theater, acting, personal expression, and more. See a full list of classes and register here.

Sophie Taeuber-Arp was a 20th-century avant-garde artist who worked across numerous mediums. Starting June 11, see 30 of her works online at Hauser & Wirth.

Sierra Madre Playhouse presents an online staged reading of Stephen Sachs’s Bakersfield Mist on Monday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. The synopsis: “Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover.” Tickets are free, but you’ll need to register here.

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater streams Astroglyde 2020 every night through June 22 at 8:30 p.m. It’s a series of short performances and soliloquies of “truth, terror, and titillation.” Catch a different one each night.

Grand Park’s Sunday Sessions continues on June 14 with a 6-hour virtual House dance party starting at 2 p.m. This week, it’s LADIES FIRST featuring Bella FiascoKim LeeKronikaLeenieStorm the DJ, and Suga Shay. More info here.

Gather your family for a special bedtime version of Paws & Pages with Annenberg PetSpace every Wednesday evening from 7-7:30 p.m. The online reading will feature a new story each week, followed by a virtual pet encounter with adoptable pets and a Q&A with animal care and adoption specialists. The event will finish with viewers helping Annenberg PetSpace “tuck in” an adoptable pet.

Thanks to a partnership between the Two Bit Circus Foundation and Annenberg Learner, 150 Two Bit Circus Foundation projects are now available for free. These STEM/STEAM projects are suitable for teachers, parents, and students. 

LA Art Tours hosts donation-based virtual graffiti and mural tours in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District every Thursday and Saturday. Expect a live guide streaming on the streets and interacting with viewers. Guests will also be sent a PDF containing images of artists seen on the tour.

Art + Practice and the Hammer Museum present a virtual tour of an exhibition derailed by the lockdown titled Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. Explore artworks by in a range of media by an intergenerational, multi-ethnic group of artists including Shirin Neshat, Betye Saar, Doris Salcedo, Amy Sherald, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Several gardens are reopening to the public with health and safety modifications for social distancing. See our list here.

Drive-movie theaters are also open to the public, allowing guests to watch a film, enjoy concessions, and practice social distancing inside their cars. Check out which ones are open now here.

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29 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While Staying at Home [6-4-2020 to 6-10-2020]

June 4, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Still from ‘La Negrada’

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 guides on how to protest safely, resources for activism at home, educational panel discussions, virtual bingo games, online fitness and dance classes, online film screenings, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.


If you intend to go protest this weekend, here’s a guide on what precautions to take while protesting during COVID-19.

Not out protesting? Check out this list of anti-racism resources, including articles and books to read, films and TV shows to watch, organizations to follow, and more. Or, check out this list of donation ideas.

From #TheBroadFromHome, writer Shonda Buchanan readers her poem, “We Are All Angels.” It’s described as a love letter to Los Angeles that celebrates the diversity of the city. Play the video above to listen.

On June 6, Turnt Watches has a free virtual bingo game at 6 p.m. There will be cocktail tutorials, sketch sessions, live performances, and more, plus prizes for bingo winners. The event is also a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief. Register here.

Photographer Annie Leibovitz’s “Still Life” show opens online at Hauser & Worth on June 5.

On June 4 at 6:30 p.m., Zócalo Public Square presents “How Can Humans Exist With Monster Wildfires?” This free online panel features Fernanda Santos (author of The Fire Line), historical ecologist Jared Dahl Aldern, CSU Long Beach Professor of American Indian Studies Theresa Gregor, while NPR’s Nathan Rott hosts. Register here.

Thanks to a partnership between the Two Bit Circus Foundation and Annenberg Learner, 150 Two Bit Circus Foundation projects are now available for free. These STEM/STEAM projects are suitable for teachers, parents, and students. 

Hola Mexico Film Festival continues online with a screening of La Negrada June 4-7. From the fest: “Shot entirely in small towns throughout Oaxaca’s gorgeous Costa Chica, La Negrada is the first Mexican fiction film to portray the country’s long-neglected black population.” Tickets are $2.99, with proceeds benefitting the NAACP.

CAP UCLA presents “Love Letters Straight From Your Heart” on Wednesday, June 10 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The audience is invited to submit song requests and dedications before the event, which will serve as the only words the actors speak. The show is free, but you’ll need to register here.

The Heritage Square Museum is open for self-guided walking tours of the grounds. Guests must abide by a one-hour time limit, bring their facial coverings, and practice social distancing. Hand sanitization stations are located on-site. Get your tickets here.

On June 6 at 7 p.m., you can check out a standup comedy show on Animal Crossing. Jenny Yang hosts with comedians Chris Bryant, Madison Shepard, Yedoye Travis, Amber Preston, and Ify Nwadiwe. The show is free, just RSVP here. (Donations are welcome to tip the performers and to benefit The Minnesota Freedom Fund.)

Dance Yourself Clean has a dance party livestream on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m.

Today’s AFI Movie Club film is Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay. This historical drama is based on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march of 1965. Watch the film and check out a talk with DuVernay here.

The Apollo Theater has tapped Kool & the Gang, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, Ziggy Marley and other mega performers for Let’s Stay In This Together, a free benefit concert on June 4 at 4:20 p.m.

YouTube Originals presents Dear Class of 2020, a virtual commencement celebration featuring inspirational leaders; celebrities like Beyoncé, BTS, Alicia Keys, and Lady Gaga, and YouTube creators. Watch on YouTube on June 6 at noon.

Check out Better Lemons’s online calendar of theatrical events, occurring around the world, streamed right to you. Find plays, burlesque, and even bingo! 

Tune into the DC Jazz Fest YouTube channel every Saturday at 4-6 p.m. to enjoy the DCJazzFest From Home video series happening all month long.

Join GrowNYC for five interactive 30-minute virtual gardening workshops from June 8-12.

Join Jasmine RaShae’s Soulful Flow Yoga classes on June 6, 8, and 10 at 1 p.m. The free Zoom classes merge mindfulness, movement, and soulful music for a soothing one-hour yoga session.

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Participate in conversations about shifting mindsets and becoming the best version of you during the 2020 Ain’t Cancelled Series, happening on Zoom every Monday from 5-6 p.m.

Impastiamo is an online cooking platform connecting you with chefs from around the world who’ll teach you how to make Italian dishes. Check out available classes here.

Curious about making your own pickles? Join free webinar Canning for Beginners to learn all the basics of home canning and making pickled products on June 4 from 3-4 p.m.

Sweat Spot dance studio owner Ryan Heffington (choreographer for Sia, Florence and the Machine, and FKA twigs) is leading donation-based virtual dance classes weekly to raise money for civil rights–focused groups. So far, Heffington has raised more than $30,000 for the NAACP!

There’s a live online drawing class inspired by Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Kandinsky taking place this Friday, June 5. Class is pay-what-you-can.

We Are Here/Here We Are is a drive-by-art initiative featuring over 100 works installed outdoors around Los Angeles that you can see from your car. It takes over the city May 16 through June 20. Access the art guide through art gallery Durden and Ray’s personalized Google Map.

Techono Yoga Club happens every Tuesday evening on Facebook Live, Youtube, and Twitch. It’s 90 minutes of deep, dubby, melodic techno and bendy grooves that will help you unwind from the day.

The Unmarked Door presents Adventures in the Mind’s Ear, three immersive, 360 audio experiences you can download, then drift into with your headphones on. (We tried them, they are very cool.) Tracks are $3.50 each or $10 for all three. Proceeds benefit the LEIA Immersive Fund. 

Dance the stress away to Latin, afrobeats, hip-hop and R&B sounds every Wednesday and Friday online during Virtual Dance Fitness Party, a free Zumba-inspired workout.

The Hammer Museum takes its 30-minute Mindful Awareness Meditation series online via Zoom every Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

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Scenes from Tuesday’s Protests in Los Angeles

June 3, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Angelenos protest for Black Lives Matter in front of City Hall. Photo by Christina Champlin

On Tuesday, We Like L.A. attended protests in both downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. Our staff observed protestors chanting forcefully and marching peacefully, even as law enforcement blocked off streets and guarded buildings in their path.

Below are selected photos from throughout the day.

Downtown Los Angeles Protest – June 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter protestors throw hands up at City Hall
Black Lives Matter protestors throw hands up at City Hall. Photo by Christina Champlin
Black Live Matter protest at City Hall
Black Lives Matter protest at City Hall. Photo by Christina Champlin
Black Lives Matter protests on 1st and Hill
Black Lives Matter protest on 1st and Hill. Photo by Christina Champlin
Crowd marches on 1st street. Photo by Brian Champlin
Black Lives Matter protest on own car at 1st and Broadway
Black Lives Matter protesters on their car at 1st and Broadway. Photo by Christina Champlin
Protesters take a knee in front of City Hall at Grand Park for Black Lives Matter
Protesters take a knee in front of City Hall at Grand Park. Photo by Christina Champlin
National Guard on Broadway during Black Lives Matter protest
National Guard on Broadway during protest. Photo by Christina Champlin
Black Lives Matter Protest at City Hall
Black Lives Matter protest at City Hall. Photo by Christina Champlin
Jews for Black Lives Matter at Spring and 1st
Jews for Black Lives sign at Spring and 1st. Photo by Christina Champlin
A crowd gathers on 1st and Spring. Photo by Brian Champlin
Siblings witness Black Lives Matter protest at City Hall
Siblings at Black Lives Matter protest at City Hall. Photo by Christina Champlin
Signs raised in front of City Hall. Photo by Brian Champlin

March in DTLA

Posted by We Like L.A. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Hollywood Protest – June 2, 2020

Protester Paints George Flyod during Hollywood Protest.
An artist paints George Floyd in Hollywood. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
National Guard at Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood.
National Guard at at Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Hollywood protest.
Protestors on Hollywood Boulevard. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Black Lives Matter Protest Hollywood
Black Lives Matter Protest in Hollywood. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Police and National Guard at Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood.
Police and National Guard at Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Protestors on Hollywood Blvd. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Protestors take a knee on Hollywood Blvd. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Hollywood protest.
The National Guard parked along Hollywood Blvd. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Supporter at Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood.
During the Black Lives Matter protest in Hollywood. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Hollywood protest.
Protestors on Hollywood Boulevard. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
Hollywood protest.
Images of George Floyd along Hollywood Blvd. Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah
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42 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You’re Safer at Home [5-28-2020 to 6-3-2020]

May 28, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo: Pasta Al Mattarello from Rossoblu

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 writing workshops, audio journeys, a virtual Pride party, a discussion on L.A. graffiti, a cool insect exhibit, Zoom dance classes, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance presents its first Virtual Taste of Downtown this weekend, May 29-30. Everyone is encouraged to order takeout from local restaurants, then tune into the community event’s Facebook livestream for some entertainment to go with your meal.

On May 29, join Amber Rollo’s “Can I Live?” standup comedy livestream. This week’s guests include Judah Friedlander, Freddy G, Sarah Hartshorne, Brian Bahe, and Ilhan Ali. Tickets are $5.

The Groundlings hosts “Writing for TV/Film” on May 28 at 6 p.m. This online class is limited to 250 people and features Ben Falcone and Steve Mallory. Tickets are $50 and available here.

Painter Maria Lassnig’s Me, Encircled by a Fly will appear online at Hauser & Wirth starting Friday, May 29.

The Unmarked Door presents Adventures in the Mind’s Ear, three immersive, 360 audio experiences you can download, then drift into with your headphones on. (We tried them, they are very cool.) Tracks are $3.50 each or $10 for all three. Proceeds benefit the LEIA Immersive Fund. 

Pasadena Heritage hosts a virtual happy hour on May 30 at 2 p.m. Beer brewers and Pasadena docents will collaborate on a live beer tasting and trivia. Tickets are $10 and include a beer tasting guide and trivia sheets. You don’t need to drink the same beer, but if you’d like to, snag a four-pack from Cervecería del Pueblo here for $17.  

Techono Yoga Club happens every Tuesday evening on Facebook Live, Youtube, and Twitch. It’s 90 minutes of deep, dubby, melodic techno and bendy grooves that will help you unwind from the day.

We Are Here/Here We Are is a drive-by-art initiative featuring over 100 works installed outdoors around Los Angeles that you can see from your car. It takes over the city May 16 through June 20. Access the art guide through art gallery Durden and Ray’s personalized Google Map.

Live From Out There Virtual Festival is happening now through June 7. It’s a music, comedy, and cooking fest wrapped over in several days.

The Smithsonian’s Pride Alliance kicks off Pride month on Sunday, May 31 with Project Pride, a virtual concert and digital time capsule celebrating LGBTQ+ heritage, culture, and history.

Internet provider Starry Internet has a new virtual series, Made for This, offering yoga, boxing, tarot readings, art and cocktail classes, self-care tutorials, and more. The content is free and begins this week. See the full schedule here.

On Friday, May 29 at noon, The Grammy Museum will feature Spanish rock star Enrique Bunbury on Instagram Live.

Every Thursday through September 24, Marina Del Rey’s Beach Eats TO GO event will allow the public to order bites from food trucks online, then pick them up to-go between 5-9 p.m. This week’s lineup includes Habibi Shack, Roll’n Lobster, and Maravilla Latin Cuisine. Order up to 48 hours in advance here.

On May 30 at 7 p.m., check out The Music Center’s virtual Spotlight Grand Finale and Benefit, featuring incredible high school-age performers in acting, dance, music, and singing. Spotlight alum Lindsay Mendez will host, while ballet dancer Misty Copeland and musician Josh Groban will make special appearances.

Cartwheel Art presents a Zoom talk and discussion on L.A.’s graffiti scene with Steve Grody, author of Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art. Watch on Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. RSVP here. The talk is free, but tips are accepted. 

Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience explores how WWII American concentration camps impacted the lives of Japanese American artists and designers. You can watch it through May 30 on KCET. And on Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m., catch a live Q&A on the Japanese American National Museum’s YouTube channel.

LACMA has an audio mix from 2017 LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Curtis Tamm this week. From LACMA: As part of his project Tympanic Tether, the artist conducted audio visual fieldwork in geologically active parts of the world to re-evaluate the relationship between culture and natural catastrophes while researching the experiential and technological origins of the siren as a warning device to develop a series of new “siren candidates.” Far from typical sirens, the sounds in the mix aim to heal trauma. Listen here.

Photo: Amir Zaki

The Orange County Museum of Art is accepting submissions for a photography project, Amir Zaki: Where We Read. Zaki wants to see two photos of your favorite reading spot: one taken from your POV when you’re in it, and a second photo looking back at it. Submit your photos by 11:59 p.m. on June 4.

Bold Voices: A Live Music Benefit for WriteGirl takes place on May 30 from noon to 6 p.m., featuring MILCK, Molly Kate Kestner, Lucy Schwartz, Clare Means, Eartha Littt, and more. WriteGirl is a nonprofit that encourages teen girls to express themselves via writing.

The Gabriella Foundation offers over 130 weekly Zoom dance classes, plus has a summer dance program available for students 4 and older. Check out the many offerings here.

Impastiamo is an online cooking platform connecting you with chefs from around the world who’ll teach you how to make Italian dishes. Check out available classes here.

Universal Studios Hollywood will celebrate Dinosaur Day on May 29 at 5 p.m. with a Jurassic World watch party on Twitter. For those 21 and up, the park will reveal select cocktail recipes from its Isla Nu-Bar.

The Norton Simon Museum offers educational and soothing meditations each week with Manager of Family & Youth Programs Mariko Tu. Check them out here.

See artist Anthony Pearson’s online exhibit, Color Reflections. It’s a photo series that not only shows his work, but behind-the-scenes images of his creative process. A percentage of proceeds from this exhibit will go to the RTLA Church via the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

The Natural History Museum has been collecting and photographing thousands of insects in Los Angeles since 2012. With the help of volunteers and museum scientists, the project is now an online exhibition titled Spiky, Hairy, Shiny. Highlights include extremely detailed images, a recording of soothing sounds that insects make, a map of insects in the city, and a guide to bug-related activities to do at home. The exhibit is set to close on May 31.

Alamo Drafthouse is offering a curated selection of films to rent or buy online, including recent releases such as Arkansas, Spaceship Earth, Lucky Grandma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and more.

Tune in to Loud Bitch Comedy, a monthly comedy show featuring an all queer/poc/femme lineup. The next show is Friday, May 29.

Check out Better Lemons’s online calendar of theatrical events, occurring around the world, streamed right to you. Find plays, burlesque, and even bingo! 

There’s a livestream of Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park with predicted dates and times of possible eruptions.

On June 3, the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection will share some of the best images from The Hollywood Photograph Archive, which holds over 12,000 images spanning a century. Access the live event via Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.

NASA is offering a variety of space-related activities, including a tour of the International Space Station in 3-D and a visual guide to NASA’s Exoplanet Excursions where you’ll be able to control the telescope. See the full list here.

Check out the Aurora Borealis aka Northern Lights, streaming nightly thanks to the Churchill Northern Studies Center in Manitoba. The live webcam is located directly under the Aurora Oval, the best position from which to view the phenomenon.

Yoga Echo Park has taken its yoga classes online. This weekend (May 30-31), you can join for some much needed stretching and a nice break from the couch.

Kline Academy of Fine Art is offering several live Zoom art classes. This weekend includes Animal Portrait Drawing and a Friday Paint Along session.

Vinovore is hosting weekly Virtual Wine and Sake Tastings. This Saturday, join master sake brewer Toji Miho Fujita from the award–winning Yuho Brewery in Japan for a Sakesplaining session through Zoom.

On May 30, join Lil Miss Hot Mess for Drag Queen Story Hour. She’ll be reading from her new book, “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish,” along with a few other uplifting and affirming books. This is an all-ages event held on Zoom.

Todo Verde is hosting online weekend cooking classes of their vegan creations. This Saturday, May 30, they’ll host a desserts class for Arroz con Leche and a Cacao Pudding class. Sunday, May 31 will be a class on Chiles Rellenos. All events are currently on a pay-what-you-can basis.

Don’t Tell Comedy is hosting a Trivia Night on May 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. Created by stand-up comedians, the interactive game will be livestreamed on YouTube. Free to play.

Food News Updates

Iki Ramen in Koreatown is offering a beautiful Kaisen Don for $18. It comes with spicy tuna tartare, blue crab, salmon, yellowtail, Japanese scallop, and dashi ikura on a bed of rice. You can order for pickup or Postmates it.

Red Herring in DTLA will reopen for weekend curbside pickup. The menu includes BBQ to-go boxes, cocktails, and a brunch menu offering breakfast sandwiches, quiche, and baked goods.

Thursday, May 28 through Monday, June 1, all NORMS locations will offer two raw New York steaks for free with any $20 purchase, while supplies last. The free steaks are available for pickup orders only. To order, call NORMS or use Postmates, GrubHub, DoorDash, or UberEats.

In celebration of its third anniversary, Rossoblu is offering a special menu for pickup Thur.-Sat., this week and next. For $49/person, you’ll get antipasti, pasta, grilled game hen as your entree, and amaretto ricotta cheesecake for dessert. See the complete details here.

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Neighboring Counties Reopening, the Latest Serology Results, and Other Stories You Missed From We Like L.A.

May 23, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Photo by David Lofink via flickr cc

This week, we covered neighboring counties reopening, parenting challenges during COVID-19, and the latest serology survey from L.A. County Public Health. We also profiled a couple whose Santa Monica restaurant opening ran right into the start of the pandemic. Catch all that and more in the week that was, according to We Like L.A.

May 22: Riverside County received approval to move further into Stage 2 of reopening, meaning the county can now reopen dine-in restaurants and shopping malls. This makes Riverside County one of three Southern California counties to move forward alongside San Diego and Ventura.

May 22: What happens when your restaurant happening coincides with the pandemic? It happened to Angie and Daniel Kim, whose Santa Monica restaurant Interstellar ran into the buzzsaw of COVID-19. We share their story, and explain how they’ve adapted.

May 22: On Friday L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced county guidance for car parades, which schools and residents can use to celebrate graduations and other momentous occasions. 

May 22: Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state will issue public guidelines for the reopening of churches and houses of worship by Monday. 

May 22: The Museum of Neon Art is inviting Angelenos to take a self-guided tour of Koreatown’s many neon signs through a free, downloadable walking guide

May 22: When the immersive sci-fi/horror show Where the Others Are opened in March, it was met with rave reviews. Unfortunately, the piece closed only days after opening. No E3W Productions is offering Where the Others Are as a streaming video you can rent.

May 21: Ventura County becomes the first county in Southern California approved to move ahead more quickly through Stage 2 guidance. The loosening of restrictions includes opening shopping malls and restaurants for dine-in service, with health and safety modifications.

May 21: We Like L.A. contributor Jean Trinh paints a picture of what it’s like to parent during the pandemic, which includes lots of big challenges, but a few small joys as well.

May 21: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti encouraged small business owners to apply for the city’s microloans, saying the city has made the process easier and hired more employees to process applications faster. 

May 21: Councilmember Mike Bonin authored two new motions: one suggests that L.A. restaurants be allowed to use sidewalks and street space for al fresco dining, the other for fitness instructors to more easily teach in public parks.

May 20: Preliminary data from Los Angeles County Public Health’s latest serology study suggests there was not much spread of COVID-19 in our community population since a prior study from April.

May 20: Los Angeles City Council unanimously adopted a motion to cap the delivery fees restaurants pay to third-party delivery apps at 15% of each sale and all non-delivery fees at 5%

May 19: All Los Angeles pet groomers and trainers—both retail and mobile—may reopen, effectively immediately, per an announcement from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

May 19: L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger pegged July 4 as a target date for the county’s “safe reopening.” That date remains aspirational, and, as per usual, it’ll be the data that determines if the county is ready to move forward and with what safety modifications.

May 19: Howlin’ Ray’s, the wildly popular hot chicken restaurant known for its ever-present lines, is now offering delivery on Postmates.

May 19: Metro is getting rid of its own app and partnering instead with Transit, an app designed to help riders connect to public transit services in their area. 

May 18: The National Arts Drive wants to connect the public and artists living in the same communities through a free, drive-by art experience.

May 18: Helder Guimarães’s The Present is a magic show where the tricks occur both online and inside your house, sometimes in your own hands

May 18: Gov. Gavin Newsom provided an optimistic update for the state, saying we’re just a few weeks from new reopening guidelines. Affected sectors include hair salons, in-person retail shopping, places of worship, and professional sports played without spectators.

May 18: Now two months into Safer at Home, we take a snapshot of L.A.’s COVID-19 crisis, by the numbers, with the most updated information available as of May 18, 2020.

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34 Things to Do in L.A. This Week While You’re Safer at Home [5-21-2020 to 5-27-2020]

May 21, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
Artist Rebecca Niederlander’s Central Sensitization, part of Durden and Ray’s We Are Here/Here We Are.

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 corgi beach day online, drive-by art fests, virtual workouts and self-care, interactive online Proms, a class to dance like Britney Spears, and more. Have something you want to submit for next week? Hit us up: tips@welikela.com.

The first-ever Virtual Corgi Beach Day is happening this Saturday, May 23. Log onto the Corgi Beach Day YouTube channel starting at 10:30 a.m. to view hilarious corgi activities like limbo, a Best Costume contest, a bubble spectacular, and a Best Momo contest.

On Thursday, May 21, at 5 p.m., Joel McHale will host Geeks Who Drink’s virtual pub trivia. Guinness will donate $1 for each qualifying Facebook account that joins the game. More info here.

The cast and crew of HBO’s Westworld will come together for a conversation on Friday, May 22 at 9 a.m on Paley Center’s YouTube channel. Actors participating include Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, and Ed Harris.

Todo Verde is hosting online weekend cooking classes of their vegan creations. This Saturday, they’ll host a Spiked Aguas Frescas class. All events are currently on a pay-what-you-can basis.

There’s a Britney Spears-themed virtual dance class put on by the singer’s choreographer this Saturday, May 23 for $15 a pop.

La Cienega Design Quarter’s three-day LEGENDS Design Festival is now a virtual design summit open to the public for free on May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Zoom. The online gathering will feature conversations and special appearances by top designers and editors in the field.

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We are excited about the upcoming start of our Los Angeles County-wide outdoor exhibition “We Are Here/Here We Are,” starting at noon this Saturday, May 16. When you’re out and about viewing works, use the hashtag #weareherehereweare on social media and give credit to the artists! Both viewers and the artists should continue to observe LA County mandated social distancing behaviors. Please: DON'T take anything from the site or touch the artwork. DON'T visit the sites at night. Hours are from dawn to dusk, every day, unless noted otherwise. AVOID socializing in front of the artwork — move the conversations to email or phone if possible. AVOID tours of any kind. It's fine if you want to travel to sites in other neighborhoods, but please don't bring a large crowd of people with you. DO follow LA city/county guidelines for social distancing DO communicate with the artists via email or social media — not in person DO use the hashtag #weareherehereweare on social media and give credit to the artists! Their Instagram hashtags are on the placard next to the work. DO let Durden and Ray know if there is an error in the map or if the artwork is damaged or missing. DO reach out to the artists for sales inquiries. All proceeds go directly to the artists, so support when you can! . Pictured is work by Michael Rollins, and Katya Usvitsky . To experience the exhibition: Click on the link to Durden and Ray’s personalized Google Map, (LINK IN BIO) which displays the coordinates of each work, a photograph of the piece in-situ, as well as a brief description that provides some context. A small placard is available at each site and provides some information about each piece, as well as a QR code that links to the map with more information about the show and other works in the neighborhood . #artistrunspace #outdoorart #artinthetimeofcovid #alternativeartexhibit #losangelesartists #artinla #artcollector #contemporaryart #installationart #losangelesart #laart

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We Are Here/Here We Are is a drive-by-art initiative featuring over 100 works installed outdoors around Los Angeles that you can see from your car. It takes over the city May 16 through June 20. The exhibition starts on the central and NELA this week and continues the following weekend on the Westside. Access the art guide through art gallery Durden and Ray’s personalized Google Map.

Don’t Tell Comedy is hosting a Trivia Night this Friday, May 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. Created by stand-up comedians, the interactive game will be livestreamed on YouTube. Free to play.

GEC Events has coordinated the largest collaboration of independent entertainers from around the country to create an interactive Prom & Grad Nite event on May 22 at 5 p.m. The party will be hosted by radio and television personality Manny Streetz and feature live DJ battles, contests, prom photos, and surprise performances. Tickets are free. Livestream it here.

Work-From-Home Yoga with Sky Ting Yoga is part of Starry Internet’s ‘Made for This’ fest.

Internet provider Starry Internet has a new virtual series, Made for This, offering yoga, boxing, tarot readings, art and cocktail classes, self-care tutorials, and more. The content is free and begins this week. See the full schedule here.

The Broad’s digital initiative offers ways to experience #TheBroadFromHome through conversations, poetry, and even workshops. New content is updated every week. The Keith Haring workshop is surprisingly simple! Check it out here.

Join a Bubble Gum Dance Party on Friday, May 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight on Twitch. Guilty pleasure music includes Spice Girls, Justin Bieber, and Hanson.

Alamo Drafthouse is offering a curated selection of films to rent or buy online, including recent releases such as Arkansas, Spaceship Earth, Lucky Grandma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and more.

Alexx Shilling offers online group pilates classes called Core to Coeur. Classes are $10 or pay-what-you-can, and you can see the upcoming schedule here.

Vinovore is hosting weekly Virtual Wine and Sake Tastings. This Sunday, join Meredith Bell from Statera Cellars in Willamette for a Winesplaining session and Zoom vineyard tour. A link to the event will be sent out upon the purchase of the wines.

On Sunday, May 24 at 10 a.m., Bender Flow will take over ROW DTLA’s Instagram Live for a yoga flow class, held on ROW’s parking garage’s roof.

Catch Dream State, a live, online dance performance from Contemporary Dance Company’s Ariana Santistevan on Sunday, May 24 at 8 p.m. Check it out on Instagram Live.

Damascus Room, Syria, Damascus, 1766-67/ AH 1180, Wood (poplar) with gesso relief, copper and tin leaf, glazes and paint, plaster with stone paste inlays, and multcolored stones; installation (approx) 240 x 180 x 144 in. Conservation of the room was organized in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture; additional conservation support was provided by the Friends of Heritage Preservation, © Museum Associates/LACMA

LACMA Curator and Department for Art of the Middle East Linda Komaroff discusses the Damascus Room, designed to explore the interior of late Ottoman domestic interiors.

While the Hola Mexico Film Festival has been postponed until September, the Hola Mexico Virtual Theater is open May 21-31. Each film is available for 24 hours at a time and includes a pre-recorded Q&A session for a rental fee of $4.99. Proceeds support the filmmaker. Tonight’s screening is Los Parecidos directed by Isaac Ezban. See the full lineup and purchase tickets here.

On Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m., comedy show Picture This goes online. Pictures This pairs comedians with illustrators who bring their jokes to life as they’re told. This week’s lineup includes comedians Brandie Posey, Mandal, Eric Dadourian, Wendi Starling, and Megan Koester. Illustrators include Luke McGarry, Mike Hollingsworth, Victoria Montes, Natasha Kline, and Ashlyn Anstee. Tickets are $10.

On Friday, May 22 at, join Los Angeles Latino Film Institute for a screening of Miguelito followed by a Q&A at 6:30 p.m., then a set from DJ NOLOVES at 9 p.m. Also, see their programming for the rest of the month here.  

BLVD Kitchen is hosting online Zoom parties where you can cook along with the hosts for about a half-hour, then hang out with your friends for an additional hour. There are lots of menu options, plus optional cook-along kits that include all of the ingredients. Find more info here.

For the New Museum’s Bedtime Stories, artist Maurizio Cattelan asked friends and artists to each read a favorite or original story for people to enjoy online. A new story will appear every day through June here.

Rogue Artists Ensemble will host Rogue Academy workshops from visual and puppetry artists, and Puppets & Prose, which features work from L.A. writers. Catch a new episode each Tuesday and Friday, respectively, through June on Rogue’s YouTube channel.

Join the California African American Museum on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. for a Zoom conversation with artists Carla Jay Harris, Sam Vernon, and Janna Ireland, all of whom are featured in Sanctuary: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection. Participants will discuss the “concept of safe space and refuge as it relates to the African American experience.” RSVP here.

What Day Is It Again? is a 24-hour virtual film fest from the Orange County Museum of Art. Via OCMA:Shot at home or in home-like spaces, these selected video works from OCMA’s collection lampoon the absurdity of normality and unease underlying daily life.” See more info here.

Strategicon’s Game 2020 offers online party, LARP, role-playing, and other games for free this weekend. You’ll have to first create an account then register for the con here.

The Basement, a horror escape room in Sylmar, continues its dark tale with an alternative reality game. Can you help a kidnapped young woman escape the Basement’s murderous villain? To begin, call 908-666-4419 and solve the puzzle. Need a hint? Check out the game’s Discord channel here.

Non-profit library Internet Archive is giving the public access to Internet Arcade, a collection of coin-operated video games from the 1970s through the 1990s. Choose from a ton of games both familiar and new (to you) to play for free at home on your computer. No quarters required.

The Renegade Craft Fair is hosting virtual fairs every weekend of May to support artists and help you learn some creative skills. This weekend’s roster includes several painting activities, making ceramic eggs, and bookbinding.

The Encounter, an audio-centric play that received rave reviews when it ran during The Wallis’s 2016/2017 season, is now available on-demand through May 22. Put headphones on and check it out for free here.

Snap Crackle Prop is an interactive radio play about a voice actor named Jason. Jason needs to record a children’s cereal commercial, but he needs your help providing all the sound effects. You’ll help Jason by tracking down household objects to turn into a breakfast symphony. Time slots are available through May 24, tickets are pay-what-you-can.

Memorial Day Delivery & Takeout Picks

Delilah’s in West Hollywood has a Memorial Day Grill Your Own Burger & Hot Dog BBQ Kit that serves four to six people for $99. The kit comes with six burger patties and six hot dogs with buns and condiments, a quart of classic potato salad, four corn cobs, kettle chips with caramelized onion, blue cheese dip, a salad with lemon vinaigrette, and “Street Cart” fresh fruit. Reserve the kit through Tock.

BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood and Santa Monica is offering grilling and BBQ packages for takeout. This includes a DIY Smoked Brisket Sandwich Kit, a BBQ Wagyu Burger Basket for 10, and BOA Raw’s premium signature steaks from Creekstone Farms.

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Descanso Gardens Reopening, The Grove’s Drive-Thru, L.A.’s Slow Streets, and Other Stories You Missed From We Like L.A.

May 16, 2020 by We Like L.A. Staff
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At the Japanese Garden at Descanso Gardens. Photo by Daniella Sulimary / We Like L.A.

This week, we covered how a pivot to produce boxes saved one California farm, how you can apply to make your street a ‘Slow Street,’ and let you know about the Grove’s new drive-thru market. We also shared news about Descanso Gardens reopening, and broke down how ‘Safer at Home’ is slowly reopening Los Angeles County, one step at a time. Catch all that and more in the week that was, according to We Like L.A.

May 15: According to L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, some individual cities have asked about reopening faster than the rest of the county. Barger has asked both Los Angeles County Counsel and the Dept. of Public Health to provide an analysis on the possibility.

May 15: On Friday The USNS Mercy left the Port of Los Angeles after the Navy ship arrived on March 27 from San Diego to provide support to our local hospitals.

May 15: Fairplex officials announced that the 2020 L.A. County Fair has been canceled due to concerns over COVID-19.

May 15: You can now apply for a residential street in your neighborhood to become a “Slow Street.” Slow Streets will temporarily close to vehicle traffic, allowing pedestrians to have more space to walk, run, jog, bike, or scooter while physical distancing. 

May 14: As Los Angeles County continues to reopen certain retail and recreation opportunities, you may be wondering how the Public Health Department decides whether to move forward or retreat, and how practices like physical distancing and facial coverings make a quantitative difference. We provide an overview here.

May 14: The Grove’s Main Street is usually closed to vehicle traffic, but on May 16, you’ll be able to drive on it for the first time and grab a meal to go. It’s all part of a fundraiser for the nonprofit Para Los Niños, which supports children and families with education and family services.

May 14: Americans are spending differently during the pandemic and it’s affecting consumer prices. According to a report put out this week by The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the change in the prices we pay for goods and services, all food indexes rose this April. At 2.6%, the index for “food at home” saw its largest monthly increase since February 1974.

May 13: Los Angeles County announced a new health order that pushes us deeper into Stage 2 of reopening, affecting both retail and outdoor recreation.

May 13: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced they are canceling the 2020 seasons at the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford as a safety measure to protect performers, audiences, and staff from the spread of COVID-19.

May 13: The Rose Bowl’s 3.1 mile opened to the public after The Pasadena City Council voted in favor of reopening on Monday.

May 13: The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to exempt multi-national and publicly traded companies, as well as companies with 100 or more employees, from emergency tenant protections. They also voted in favor of Right of Recall and Worker Retention policies.

May 12: California announced reopening guidelines for dine-in restaurants. While dine-in restaurants aren’t approved to reopen statewide yet, counties may move through Stage 2 faster if they self-certify that they meet the state’s readiness criteria and are approved to do so.

May 12: The A+D Architecture and Design Museum in the Arts District recently held an open call for a virtual art exhibitThe Future of _Space. That exhibit is now online and accessible to the public.

May 12: Like many businesses in the midst of COVID-19, County Line Harvest has faced harsh economic realities over the past few months. Before the pandemic, the farm’s business was 90% dependent on distributors. But even as cancellation orders from restaurants have poured in, a pivot to produce boxes, and direct sales to consumers, have helped keep the business alive.

May 11: Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge announced they are reopening on Saturday, May 16 with some physical distancing modifications. That includes selling only timed tickets in advance, which are now available for purchase online.

May 11: After the first weekend of Stage 2 business reopening, county officials said only ‘a few businesses’ were shut down, even as 40% of surveyed businesses initially did not adhere to all compliance guidelines.

May 10: An 11-year-old from Long Beach, CA shares his thoughts on the pandemic, and how Safer at Home has changed his day-to-day life.

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