Five Things to Do This Week

So you’re bored in the house and you’re in the house bored? (If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, ask a loved one who has TikTok on their phone.) As we delve into week I-can’t-keep-count-anymore, we have a whole new crop of fun things to do this week, some of them Culver City-based, others meant to provide some quality time with your family. For an exhaustive list of activities for your children from museums and institutions around the world, see this list compiled by LAist. http://laist.com/2020/04/21/online-activities-guide-kids-families.php  Just make sure that whatever you do, you’re staying safe, responsible, and keeping your distance!

Stroll by: Helms Bakery, Projecting Possibilities video installation – May 22, 2020 – May 22, 2021
As Los Angeles announced that residents will be sheltering-in-place through July, the Helms Bakery District and Culver City Arts Foundation rolled out an art initiative meant to add a little intrigue to your day. Projecting Possibilities is a video installation at the entrance of Helms Bakery showcasing one artist a week for 52 weeks. In addition, each artist featured will receive a grant. Art by Alexey Steele goes up at sunset on Friday, May 22, and remains until 2a.m., so think about strolling by with the dog on your next evening walk.

Watch: Impro Theatre Improv performances – May 17
LA-based Impro Theatre adapted quickly to the shelter-in-place orders and immediately began streaming performances online. Support local theatre by tuning into a line-up that includes the Twilight Zone, Jane Austen and an L.A. Noir, all unscripted. View showtimes and get the links here.improtheatre.com/livestreaming/

Take-Out Tuesday
Restaurants need more support than ever in this crisis. Order take-out for the family from your favorite restaurant. Culver City has created this interactive map containing grocery stores and restaurants you can order from. We love our locally owned eateries and we want them to be around for a long time!  Go to culvercity.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=813361d2a0de4c02ad996656ec1a09c4

Take a walk around the park
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook might still be closed, but nearby Kenneth Hahn Park remains open. Park at the top and take a stroll around the bowl, where there’s plenty of space to run, play frisbee, and social distance.

Get out of your Head – download Headspace
This mediation app has all sorts of stress relieving activities to try, from 15-minute stress-reduction work-outs, to desert campfire soundtracks that help you drift off to sleep. L.A. County residents get the app’s Plus membership at no cost until December 31, 2020. You can find out how to redeem here help.headspace.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046874573-Headspace-for-Los-Angeles-County-Residents

Dance
This one is a little unexpected, but dancing does wonders for the brain, psyche, mood and is great exercise. Challenge yourself and learn a choreographed routine on Youtube, or spend an hour with your family moving to your favorite song. Dancing serves as a low-impact, cardio workout, and helps with endurance, flexibility and even balance. It’s also just plain fun.

Elizabeth Moss

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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