Well, our events calendar sure looks different this month. But we’re not here to spread doom and gloom—no, instead, we want to help keep you safe at home with our Time In picks. We’re collecting some of our favorite virtual events, streaming picks and activities you can do from home in our calendars. We know that staying home can’t beat the things we’d normally be doing this time of year, like chasing wildflower blooms, embarking on one of the best hikes or relxing on L.A.’s best beaches. But make no mistake: there’s still some fun to be had in April and beyond in our Los Angeles events calendar for the rest of 2020.
Month-by-month 2020 events calendar for Los Angeles
Our top picks
Time In: The best things to do at home
In sunny California, staying put indoors is a pretty foreign concept for many of us. But just because you’re going to be spending a bit more time in your apartment doesn’t mean having to give up the best that L.A. has to offer. We’ve come up with some ideas to make the most of your Time In, including delivery options, movies to stream and more. Read why we’ve changed our logo to Time In—for now
Here are the best takeout and delivery specials to try from L.A. restaurants right now
You’ve eaten through two bags of beans, six cans of chickpeas and all of L.A.’s delivery-only virtual restaurants, and Mayor Garcetti just outlawed all dine-in through the end of the month. Now what? You leave it to some of the city’s top restaurants and bars, who are making your social distancing as painless as possible, that’s what. Here are a few of the best local delivery deals and menus that have sprouted up over coronavirus concerns; by ordering from local restaurants you can help support L.A.’s service industry while also maintaining safe distance from everyone until, hopefully, we all come out healthy on the other side. We’ll be updating this guide as we hear of new takeout and delivery specials, so keep checking back for more delicious, delicious intel.
Visit your favorite L.A. museums with these virtual tours and exhibitions
You may not be able to visit L.A.’s best museums right now as they’re all temporarily closed, but you can bring a little piece of them home with you. No, we’re not encouraging art theft: We’re talking about all of the streams, image databases and lecture archives that’ve bubbled up to museums’ homepages. These virtual museums are filling the art-shaped hole in our heart right now. And just like L.A.’s free museums, they won’t cost you a dime. RECOMMENDED: Virtual tours of museums around the world
The 35 best movies on Netflix right now
We all know the feeling: desperately scanning through endless menus of Netflix choices, eyes glazing over, knowing that our impulsive thumbs are going to doom us to some terrible midseason episode of a worthless show we hated the first time. Actually, the best movies on Netflix are staggeringly good right now: You can see films by Steven Spielberg, Oscar-winners like Roma, classic comedies by the Coen brothers, action movies, sci-fi masterpieces, radical documentaries, and foreign films. With so much on offer, we’ve narrowed things down a bit to give you our top tips, because that's just how we roll. Want more amazing movie recommendations? We got you covered.