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Time In: The best things to do at home

Stuck in your apartment? Bring the best of L.A. indoors with our guide on the best things to do at home.

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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.

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Virtual events in L.A.

Comedy Quarantine
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Comedy Quarantine

If there’s one cathartic release we could use right now, it’s a bit of levity from L.A.’s top-notch stand-ups. Thankfully, some of L.A.’s best comedians are coming together for a live show over Instagram. Each night, you’ll see five or so comedians deliver stand-up sets from the homes. Just head over to @comedyquarantine on weeknights at 7pm to watch the show, and consider tipping each comedian as well via Venmo (@ComedyQuarantine). The series started as a one-off show in mid March with sets from Maria Bamford, Adam Conover, Chris Garcia, Nick Turner, Jena Friedman, Naomi Ekperigin and James Adomian, as well as some of our recent comedians-to-watch picks, including Zach Noe Towers, Jared Goldstein, Atsuko Okatsuka, Paul Danke and Christina Catherine Martinez.

Grammy Museum at Home
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Grammy Museum at Home

The Grammy Museum routinely hosts some stellar talks and performances—but there’s a good chance you’ve never been able to scoop up tickets before these intimate events sell out. But now we can all partake thanks to the institution’s Museum at Home site. Every couple of days, you can look forward to conversations with and performances from the likes of Billie Eilish, Greta Van Fleet, Andrea Bocelli, Common, Los Tigres del Norte, Courtney Barnett, Ben Platt and more. Plus, each week the museum is reviving some of its former exhibitions online, including retrospectives on Jenni Rivera, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

At Home Happiness
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At Home Happiness

The beloved Bob Baker Marionette Theater is posting puppet-making tutorials every Monday, as well as using its stable of string-controlled characters to release PSAs that ease kids’ fears and teach proper hygiene (look out for a cameo from Maria Bamford in one video). Make sure to check in each Wednesday and Saturday at 11:30am for one of the theater’s classic puppet numbers.

LA Opera At Home

LA Opera At Home

You’ve been meaning to go to the opera for ages, but, well, it’s just too expensive and your Italian is a little rusty. Right now, though, you have no excuse: The LA Opera is livestreaming living room performances on its Facebook account. Tune in each day and you’ll see a couple of different performers tackling their favorite classical songs from the comfort and safety of their living rooms—or, on some days, you might catch an archived stream of a previous production.

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Home Share L.A.
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Home Share L.A.

Arts District studio space Art Share L.A. has launched a series on Zoom that features live, 20-minute performances from dancers, spoken word artists, musicians and more. Tune in each weekday afternoon at 2pm.

At Home with Gustavo
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At Home with Gustavo

Disney Hall may be down for the moment, but LA Phil director Gustavo Dudamel is still sharing his favorite classical musical selections alongside some personal reflections with this radio series. You can tune in to KUSC (91.5 FM) and KDFC from Tuesday to Friday at 6pm, and a Spanish-language broadcast on Sunday at 7pm.

Mindful Awareness Meditation
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Mindful Awareness Meditation

In the name of keeping Angelenos sane—and who couldn’t use some sanity right now?—the Hammer Museum holds free weekly drop-in sessions on mindful awareness, which is defined as “the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences.” The 30-minute sessions were previously held on-site at the Hammer, but they’ve moved online for the forseeable future. If you can’t make it to each Zoom meeting on Thursdays at 12:30pm, you can listen to the archives. Sessions are led by instructors from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Think of them as your experts in stress reduction and overall health improvement.

Barnsdall Arts Sundays
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Barnsdall Arts Sundays

the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and the Junior Arts Center will be offering free family art workshops every Sunday (10am–noon) via Zoom though the end of May. Keep up with the park’s Instagram account (@barnsdallpark) for info to join each event.

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