What’s Happening This Week: April 27, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Stuck at Home Science

There’s never been a better time to show kids science is fun. The California Science Center is all over it with a livestreamed family activity each weekday at 10 using stuff you have in your home.

Grab your flippers 

Virtual dive eight national marine sanctuaries, from American Samoa to the Florida Keys. Drift among shimmering fish, shipwrecks and fascinating habitats. Tip: use a virtual reality headset for an extra-immersive experience.

Yes, an awesome free digital music library exists

All you need to unlock it is an LA Public Library card. (Don’t have one? Grab an e-card at lapl.org.) From Die Fledermaus to Fiona Apple, indie rock to K-Pop, you’ll be amazed at how much you find.

How to Boil Water

Maybe you haven’t done much cooking for a while. Or like, ever. Hey, we can’t all be Wolfgang Puck. Get a grasp of the key basics with this unintimidating LA Times series, complete with weekly live Q&A sessions.

San Francisco Bay Area

Eating in place

Budget-friendly take-out, grocery delivery options, essential cookbooks and recipes, cocktails to go: Eater has compiled the ultimate resource guide for dining and drinking in the Bay Area during the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, if we could just get our hands on one of those enormous pepper grinders… 

Fight climate change while sheltering

OK, maybe we have to skip the group cleanup this year, but there are plenty of ways to help out Mother Earth while maintaining social distancing. From growing your own food and composting to cleaning your HVAC filter and using washable cloths, here are 17 steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint at home.  

Thanks Ma

Let’s face it: With schools canceled, moms across the nation are working overtime these days. Here are 19 budget-friendly and Bay Area–made Mother’s Day gifts to consider as a way to show your gratitude. And don’t forget the breakfast in bed! 

Boredom Breaker

Believe it or not, there are quite a few things to do from the comfort of your own home this week. Those includes online painting classes and concerts, making the Blackbird martini and Belcampo’s fried chicken, and even watching Jake Gyllenhaal do a handstand. Pretty sure that dude works out…  

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