What’s Happening This Week: March 23, 2020

LA Greater Area

Who’s added takeout/delivery dining

More restaurants are going this route every day, but here are a few of the more delicious highlights right now. Get the details on how to enjoy great restaurant fare at home — and support the great LA places that make it.

What your LA Library card delivers for free

We’re talking thousands of movies. Audiobooks, e-books and music. Online classes and courses. And that’s just the beginning. Your LA Library card brings it all into your home, just where you need it to be right now. Check it out.

Neighborhood gems along the LA river

Just because you can’t mingle doesn’t mean you can’t go outside. Recharge your spirits with a ramble through the local neighborhood. If yours happens to be near the LA River, here are some cool highlights to take in along the way.

Legendary noir films set in LA

Los Angeles was the birthplace of the mesmerizingly dark, psychological crime genre one French critic dubbed film noir. It started when the city’s scandalous early days inspired crime novelists … whose books inspired films. As this list shows, noir still fascinates.

San Francisco Bay Area


Going a little stir crazy? Here’s how to get your wine, maintain your health, source your takeout, and generally keep your sanity while sequestered at home during the Bay Area–wide shelter-in-place order. Thanks, 7×7.  

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**Introducing “Shelter in Place: 7×7's Guide to a Creative, Delicious, Peaceful, Wine-and-Workout Filled Life at Home”** (Find the link in our bio 👆🖤) For going on 20 years, 7×7's mission has been to celebrate life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team of all-local editors and writers have been on the ground since 2001, working to bring our readers the very freshest, finest, coolest, smartest, tastiest, most authentic local stuff around. We have made it our personal aim—and you bet, for an independently and locally owned small publisher, it's personal!—to celebrate the depth of genius that life in SF and its glorious surrounds have afforded us for so many years. We have met makers, authors, doers, inventors, chefs, artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all stripes; we have shared your achievements and stayed inspired. In a nutshell, 7×7's M.O. these past many years has been to help get you out there, to keep you connected and engaged with the Bay Area community at large. Never, not once, did we ever tell you to just stay home. Until now. From our respective homes, the 7×7 team is working, no scrambling, to help feed your spirits and your bellies; to keep beating the breast of Bay Area pride; to share the stories of our residents; to do whatever it takes to help keep their businesses going and livelihoods in tact. Our guide is full—and will continue to grow and evolve, with your help–with ways you can connect with and support our communities and maximize life at home. Look for restaurant takeout and delivery; wine to buy online; virtual workouts; books to read; and lots of fun things you can do from your couch until local events get running again. If you have a story to share or suggestions for coverage, we want to hear from you. Leave a comment, tag @7x7bayarea and #7x7shopslocal; we will do our best to share everybody's story. Hold onto your loved ones, keep calm, fill your bodies with good foods, enrich your minds with great local books and music, and send virtual hugs to your neighbors—we're all in this together. Be well. —Chloé Hennen Beautiful illustration for 7×7 is by East Bay artist Christina Yoseph 🙌🏼

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Bay Area delivers

No, you can’t dine in at your favorite restaurants. But many of them are still open for take-out service—and they could really use your business. So, if you’re tired of cooking, check this comprehensive guide from the SF Chronicle listing what restaurants are still offering food either for pick-up or delivery.

Hardware helper

Let’s face it: We all have a little more time for home projects these days. Fortunately, hardware stores are one of the few businesses to remain open during the coronavirus shutdown. Here’s a list of 16 of the best ones in San Francisco. And remember: Most of them carry a surprisingly diverse inventory of goods that goes well beyond power tools.  

Keep it moving!

Just because your local gym is closed isn’t an excuse to get lazy. One writer answers all your burning questions about how to burn fat and stay fit during the shelter-in-place order.

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