What’s Happening This Week: April 13, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

10 greenhorn gardener queries

OK, so you’re not a seasoned horticulturalist. Maybe you’ve never planted as much as a sunflower seed. Don’t be embarrassed – ask! Pretty soon, you’ll be coaching the next crop of veggie-seeking newbies.

Geffen Stayhouse plays it fresh

Leave it to The Geffen to craft an inventive approach to stay-at-home theater. They’ve gathered stars of their stage and asked them to do whatever short performances strike their fancies. We can’t wait.

“Hike” our National Parks from home

What’ll it be: The Channel Islands or Acadia in Maine? With Google Earth, you can fly there plane-free, survey their best vantage points, even zoom up for a dizzying overhead view. Log in and start trekking.

Get cozy with British TV

There’s something so comforting about UK television, especially in times of crisis. If you haven’t explored the Anglophile joys of Acorn or Britbox, here are a few of the best places to keep calm and watch on. 


The San Francisco Bay Area

Flatten the curve—in style

Just because we have to wear masks, doesn’t mean we have to look lame. Check out these cute examples of face masks that are both fashionable and locally made—and even re-washable. 

Helping the helpers

Let’s all tip our hats to these Bay Area nonprofits and restaurants that have stepped up to feed our courageous hospital workers and first responders. And after you’ve tipped your hats, here’s how you can assist their efforts. 

Virtual vino

Ah, remember those innocent days when we could taste wine within six feet of each other? That’s a no-no for the time being, but several of Napa and Sonoma’s top wineries have adjusted to the new social distancing rules by offering remote tastings—just buy a bottle buy a bottle and then participate in a streamed sip session. 

Enforced interior design

Sick of staring at that crooked painting on the wall? You are not alone. With so many people now working from home, home improvement and beautifying projects have taken on greater urgency. Check out these examples for small fixes that can make a big difference from the pros at Curbed.com.  

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