Compiled by Stephanie Bell

Friday, May 1

Venice Farmers’ Market, 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. Enjoy some fresh air while shopping for essential groceries at the Venice Farmers’ Market. 500 Venice Blvd. at Venice Way. venicefarmersmarket.com

Brewin’ with Bobby and Minka, 10 a.m. Join coffee enthusiasts Bobby and Minka of Demitasse Café for live brewing demos and tutorials every Tuesday and Friday on Instagram. instagram.com/cafe_demitasse

Afternoon Poetry Happy Hour, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Celebrate Poetry Month with Erika Lane Enggren as she reads the poetry works of different authors and poets from around the world. instagram.com/poetry.lane

Shut In & Sing, 5 p.m. Tune in for an online video concert featuring performances from Doria Roberts, Kim Richey, Raina Rose, & Ellis Delaney. During this live-streamed music festival you’ll get a chance to chat and interact with the performers and fans from around the world. stageit.com

Joy Askew, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ellen Berman’s Viral Video Productions presents “Corona Classic Concerts,” featuring folk rock artist Joy Askew. facebook.com/coronaconcertclassics

Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies, 6 p.m. Santa Monica based entertainment company Lionsgate has partnered with Fandango and YouTube to live-stream four popular films on Fridays at 6 p.m. through May 8. Each live-stream will be hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and will feature special celebrity guests, interactive opportunities for viewers and movie trivia. This Friday tune in for “La La Land,” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. youtube.com/user/LionsgateLIVE

Mendeleyev brings his deep and soothing sound to WAM’s Friday Night Live Instagram concert

Friday Night Live with Mendeleyev, 6 p.m. The Westchester Arts & Music Block Party presents an intimate online concert with former “The Voice” contestant Mendeleyev Allan Blitz taking over WAM’s Instagram Live feed. instagram.com/wamblockparty

The Pacific Wheel Celebrates Healthcare Workers, every night 7 p.m. View the Pacific Wheel every night as it lights up to pay tribute to doctors, nurses, and medical staff who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. pacpark.com/santa-monica-pier-live-cams

Friday Night Wine Tasting, 8 p.m. Wind down on a Friday night with Byron Blatty Wines for a virtual wine tasting of the 2018 Tremor Red Blend from Los Angeles. tinyurl.com/fridaywinenight

Los Angeleno Showcase, 8 p.m. Tune in for a weekly music showcase to connect with a variety of local Angeleno artists performing from home. facebook.com/wearelosangeleno

 

Saturday, May 2

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Practice safe social distancing while shopping for fresh food offerings from local farmers. Arizona Ave. between 4th and 2nd Streets, Santa Monica. smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket

Let’s Talk About Soil, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Learn about soil and growing your garden in this online gardening workshop where you’ll learn about different soils for fruit tress and vegetables, the importance of fertilizer and the differences between mulch and compost. Eacgc.org/calendar

Online Photography Course, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the basics of digital photography with LA-based commercial photographer Renee Farias. In this class you will learn the essentials to take great photos such as camera settings, lighting, and composition. $50. tinyurl.com/onlinephotocourse

Online Acting Class, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn acting techniques from Santa Monica’s Michelle Danner Acting Studio that will prepare you to work in the film and television industry. In this interactive class, you will learn how to be confident in front of the camera and build the skills that you need to commit to your character. $250+. tinyurl.com/MichelleDanner

Psychedelic Sundays, 4:20 p.m. Tune in for a live-streamed music webcast featuring performances from rock artists Rich Sheldon, Keith Erickson and Percussion. facebook.com/spincyclepresents

Shut In & Sing, 5 p.m. Tune in for an online video concert featuring performances from Raye Zaragoza, Antje Duvekot, Simi Stone, & Jill Andrews. During this live-streamed music festival you’ll get a chance to chat and interact with the performers and fans from around the world. stageit.com

Dan Bern, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ellen Berman’s Viral Video Productions presents “Corona Classic Concerts,” featuring guitarist, singer and songwriter Dan Bern. facebook.com/coronaconcertclassics

 

Sunday, May 3

Shut In & Sing, 9 a.m. Tune in for an online video concert featuring performances from Adron, Joanna Wallfisch, Emily Zuzik, Deborah Holland, Janiva Magness, & Vicki Peterson. During this live-streamed music festival you’ll get a chance to chat and interact with the performers and fans from around the world. stageit.com 

Mar Vista Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a socially distanced stroll through this local farmers’ market, which continues to operate every Sunday. Stock up on fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. 3826 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles. (310) 861-4444; marvistafarmersmarket.org

Westchester Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop for fresh produce supplied by local farmers, open during shelter-in-place for those who need to head out for essential goods. 6200 West 87th Street, Westchester. westchesterfarmersmkt.com

Online Drag Event, 5 p.m. Tune in for an extravagant drag event hosted by Sasha Devaroe featuring drag queens from all around the world including queens that have been featured on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and The Boulet Brothers Dragula. theonlinedragevent.com

Peter Scherer, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ellen Berman’s Viral Video Productions presents “Corona Classic Concerts,” featuring music artist Peter Scherer. facebook.com/coronaconcertclassics.

 

Monday, May 4

Storytime with Michelle Obama, 9 a.m. Get cozy with your little ones for a series of children’s book readings by former First Lady Michelle Obama. This Monday she’ll be reading “Miss Maple’s Seeds.” Tune in on PBS Kids’ Facebook or YouTube channel. facebook.com/PBSKIDS/

Joe & Joshua Comedy Show, 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Join Joe Hernandez-Kolski and Joshua Silverstein, the emcees of Santa Monica’s Downbeat 720 youth open mic program, for a spontaneous Instagram Live show full of humor, games, music and special guests. instagram.com/joeandjoshua

Ballet Coaching, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Take a professional classical ballet lesson with former American Ballet Theatre ballerina and owner of the Los Angeles Dance Company, Marie-France Lévesque. Join in on a small live group class or schedule a private 30-minute to 2 hour video coaching session. $14 to $40. 310-308-2471. tinyurl.com/theladc

 

Tuesday, May 5

Release Stress and Anxiety by Creating Art, every Tuesday and 1 p.m. Thursdays, A Window Between Worlds presents a free art workshop series to promote mental wellness in homes. They will release art prompts and printable worksheets on Tuesdays and guide viewers through exercises and storytelling on Thursdays at 1 p.m. awbw.org/windowoftime

Brewin’ with Bobby and Minka, 10 a.m. Join coffee enthusiasts Bobby and Minka of Demitasse Café for live brewing demos and tutorials every Tuesday and Friday on Instagram. instagram.com/cafe_demitasse

 

Wednesday, May 6

Shut In & Sing, 12 p.m. Tune in for an online video concert featuring performances from AMA UK artists Robert Vincent, Elles Bailey, Martin Harley and Ferris & Sylvester. During this live-streamed music festival you’ll get a chance to chat and interact with the performers and fans from around the world. stageit.com

Quarantine Karaoke, 9 p.m. Sing your heart out during quarantine karaoke with people from all around the world on social media. @karaokequarantine hosts karaoke sessions on Instagram Live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. instagram.com/karaokequarantine

Rich Sheldon Live, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tune in for a live-streamed music webcast featuring performances from rock artists Rich Sheldon, Keith Erickson and Percussion. facebook.com/richsheldon

 

Health, Fitness + Wellness

Box N Burn, anytime. Get active with Santa Monica based Box N Burn fitness as they host free 30-minute workouts daily. No equipment needed. boxnburn.com

Basecamp Fitness, anytime. Get active with Santa Monica based gym Basecamp as they broadcast workouts on their Instagram account daily. instagram.com/basecampsm

Purre Barre, anytime. Join Santa Monica’s Purre Barre weekly fitness challenges and tune in for live stream classes to stay active at home. View their live-stream schedule at instagram.com/purebarresantamonica

Ritual Gym, anytime. Workout from wherever you are with Santa Monica’s Ritual Gym online. Join one of their live 30-minute workouts, follow along with their Instagram workout tips or view their 30-minute workout library on YouTube. instagram.com/ritualgym

Speir Pilates, anytime. Working up a sweat with good vibes from Speir Pilates of Santa Monica. Check out their Instagram for a schedule of live daily workouts. instagram.com/speirpilates

Hot 8 Yoga, anytime. Get your stretch on at home with Hot 8 Yoga. Subscribe for on-demand hot yoga classes or follow them on Instagram for a daily class schedule. instagram.com/hot8yoga

Naam Yoga, anytime. Stretch everyday at home with live-streamed Naam Yoga classes or unlimited on-demand classes. nyla.naamyoga.com

Be Crystal Clear, anytime. relax and meditate with live-streamed daily sound bath classes on Instagram and pre-recorded classes on Youtube from this Santa Monica based sound bath studio. instagram.com/becrystalclear_

Sweat Yoga, anytime. Sweat and stretch with live stream yoga classes from Sweat Yoga. Follow their Instagram to see a schedule of their classes. instagram.com/sweatyoga

 

Museums and Galleries

Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction, May 3 through May 19. As the Venice Family clinic celebrates their 50th anniversary of providing healthcare services to the LA community they will be hosting their 41st annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction online this year. The fundraiser will feature artwork from nearly 200 artists nationwide and all proceeds will support the Venice Family Clinic in servicing nearly 28,000 low-income, homeless, and uninsured people in the community. Artsy.net/veniceartwalk

Tour Famous Film in Torrance, anytime. Take a virtual map tour of various locations in Torrance that have served as the backdrop for over 200 films and TV series episodes. Landmarks include Torrance High School, featured in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and residential homes in Old Torrance that were featured in films like “Scarface” and “Boogie Nights.” discovertorrance.com/virtual-film-tour.

Santa Monica Conservancy Virtual Tour, anytime. Explore Santa Monica’s architectural historical and cultural heritage using the Conservancy’s interactive map that shows you photos of historical landmarks. smconservancy.org/historic-places/map/

Stardust Virtual Tour, anytime. Explore different ways of creative thinking by taking a virtual tour of the STARDUST exhibit at ESMoA. The exhibit features over 40 artworks created to inspire and spark creativity. esmoa.org/experience/stardust/

National Geographic Photo Ark, anytime. The Annenberg Space for Photography presents the National Geographic Photo Ark to celebrate a multi-year project led by photographer Joel Sartore, whose life mission is to photograph every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. Listen to wildlife experts and learn more about the “Photo Ark” through the narration of this audio tour. annenbergphotospace.org/national-geographic-photo-ark-audio-tour/

W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and The Divine, anytime. Take a historical look at the relationship between civilization and barriers by viewing photographs from over 70 artists in the W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and The Divine exhibit online. This exhibit invites guest to question how different structures affect the human psyche and why they are continually built. Featured photographers narrate the exhibit audio tour, and there are other resources and guides available to supplement home learning. https://annenbergphotospace.org/walls-audio-tour/

 NHMLAC Connects, anytime. Discover and explore the natural, scientific and cultural wonders of the world through a digital portal of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County. You can learn about the latest paleontological discoveries and view guides to help create science projects for the entire family. nhmlac.org/connects

18@Home, anytime. Get your daily dose of arts and culture from home by using this online resource to watch prerecorded videos and live streams by artists. 18thstreet.org/18athome

Vanity Fair: Hollywood Calling Audio Tour, anytime. The Annenberg Space for Photography offers an audio experience that will give you a behind the scenes look at how some of Vanity Fair’s most iconic images were made. The audio tour includes narration by Vanity Fair’s creative development editor David Friend and a slideshow of images from the exhibit. annenbergphotospace.org

Wende Museum Online, anytime. Experience the collections of the Wende Museum virtually while you stay at home. Watch live stream videos and explore highlights from a collection of Zsolnay ceramics via the museum’s online collection. wendemuseum.org 

Virtual Google Museum Tours, anytime. Explore LACMA and The Getty along with many other museums and collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture. View high-definition images of art collections and experience 360-degree views of museum galleries from the comfort of your home. google.com/culturalinstitute

Tom Wudl – The Flowerbank World, anytime. Take a video tour of Tom Wudl’s “Flowerbank” exhibit on display at Venice’s L.A. Louver. Wudl’s exhibit consists of detailed drawings, paintings and prints inspired by the Buddhist text “Avatamsaka Sutra” (“The Flower Ornament Scripture”). https://tinyurl.com/tomwudl

Cayton Recess, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Tune in for music, art-making, storytelling and creative exercises every weekday with The Cayton Children’s Museum. This virtual program was created to help nurture children in growing a desire to make the world a better place — by teaching values such as being responsible, engaged and brave. instagram.com/caytonmuseum

Heal the Bay Aquarium, Tuesdays. Learn about the marine animals and wildlife habitats of Southern California on Facebook live every Tuesday where you’ll get a glimpse of new exhibits. facebook.com/HealTheBayAquarium 

SPARC LA – We’ll bring the Streets to You, anytime. SPARC LA’s online mural campaign showcases Los Angeles murals that highlight local histories and social issues. There will be new murals and conversations with artists every week. http://sparcinla.org/well-bring-the-streets-to-you/

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