What’s Happening This Week: April 20, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Bring poppy season to you

Missing your annual spring flower trip to the Antelope Valley? Go for the next-best thing: live streaming from the California Poppy Reserve. Just the blue skies and golden fields you need right now.

Indulgent desserts to go

Sure, you can grab another pink box from the doughnut shop. But lately, your dreams are getting more sophisticated. Key lime pie. Velvety cake. Truffles! Start calling — we’ve got your numbers.

Shift to virtual wheels

Not taking many road trips lately? The Petersen Automotive Museum is streaming new dreams daily, from vault tours and archival videos to collection deep dives and exclusive interviews. Let’s roll.

How to stage your own Couchella

We know it’s harsh. But un-Coachella has its workarounds — all featuring video chatting friends, order-in food, and killer concert footage. We’re already on the music part. You’re welcome.

San Francisco Bay Area

Musical interlude 

Just like small business owners, restaurant workers, retailers, and nearly everyone these days, musicians’ lives and incomes have been upended by the Coronavirus pandemic. 7×7 spoke with several local artists—rapper, producer, and DJ MH the Verb, singer-songwriter Eric Long, and “dreamy folk” singer Aviva Le Fey among them—about how they’ve been handling the changes.

Thanks honey 

Anonymous street artist fnnch sweetened things up for Castro neighbors by painting eight of his signature honey bears along local businesses that have been boarded up with plywood. “A boarded-up store is depressing,” he explains in the story. “I want to brighten people’s days—these are tough times.”

Support classic takeout in San Francisco 

Because sometimes you just have a craving for dim sum. Help support Sn Francisco’s hard-hit neighborhood of Chinatown by ordering takeout from one of these neighborhood restaurants still open for takeout and delivery. Perhaps some succulent char siu, spicy Sichuan noodles, and Peking duck while you’re at it… 

The great outdoors, indoor

Sick of being stuck inside? Queue up one of these videos, live streams, and webcams throughout Wine Country and beyond, where you can count sheep, swim with penguins, go on safari, and more—all from the safe comfort of your own home. 

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