12 Quarantine-Approved Events Happening This Week (April 12-16)

Zócalo Public Square hosts an online event that examines the health and welfare of California's farm workers. (Courtesy: Zócalo Public Square )

The COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc on schools, stores, businesses — and events. As in-person concerts, talks and big gatherings are cancelled and people spend more time at home, LAist is temporarily switching our events column to a "nonevents" column to help us through this time of social distancing.

Until it's safe to go out again, please consider contributing to your local arts organizations, or to individual artists during this difficult time.


Looking for something to (virtually) do this week? Check out Zócalo's panel discussion on farm worker health. The Tribeca and SXSW festivals put some programs online. And UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance hosts the Poetry Bureau for live poetry writing.

Monday, April 13

Norms restaurants were giving away a side of fresh eggs with each $10 purchase. (Courtesy of Norms )

Norms' Egg Giveaway
NOTE: Readers have pointed out that this giveaway has ended. Norms posted this on its Facebook page: "In the span of four days, we provided over 500K eggs to our employees and SoCal community. This promotion has ended for the time being. Stay tuned for more promotions in the coming weeks."

Original listing:
Norms restaurants are doing an eggstravagant giveaway through April 15: Any purchase of $10 lets you take home 30 free eggs through Wednesday. The offer is available for pick-up orders only at any location, while supplies last. If you buy $20 worth of food, customers get 60 free eggs, and a purchase of $30 warrants 90 free eggs (limit is 90).
COST: $10 minimum; MORE INFO

Tuesday, April 14

How Can We Make Farm Work Healthier?
Zócalo Public Square presents a live, online panel discussion that centers around the question: "What do Americans owe to the laborers who put themselves at risk in order to maintain our consistent food supply?" Panelists include organic farmer and artist Nikiko Masumoto; health researcher Chia Thao; Rey León, mayor of Huron, CA; and Tania Pacheco-Werner, co-assistant director of the Central Valley Health Policy Institute. They'll discuss current conditions, health policy and challenges. Audience participation via live chat. Advance reservations are encouraged to receive event updates.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

SXSW 2020 Pilot Showcase
Although the in-person film fest was cancelled, a diverse group of nominated filmmakers from the Episodic Pilot Competition are launching a showcase on Vimeo. Starting Tuesday, viewers can watch edgy comedies Bored, Cooper's Bar, The Dream and This Isn't Me, and documentaries Bananas and Homecoming: The Journey of Cardboard.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Wednesday, April 15

Tip Your Bartender
The Tip Your Bartender fundraiser features a bartender going live on Punch's Instagram to make a cocktail during virtual happy hour. Each participating bar team gets a $1,000 fee for participating and viewers are encouraged to tip directly to the bar team's Venmo. Bacardi will also match all tips via a contribution to the Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation. On Wednesday, L.A.'s own Karen Fu and Shawn Lickliter from Republique are the featured mixologists, so support the hometown team!
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Tribeca Film Festival
The 19th edition of the festival will feature select programs online from April 15-26. Watch immersive Cinema360 films; finalists from the Tribeca X Awards that are at the intersection of ads and entertainment; daily curated short films from Tribeca alumni; live performances and soundtrack selections on social media.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Virtual Whisk(e)y Wednesdays
If you've always wanted to learn about whiskey, Kim Ohanneson, president of Women Who Whiskey Los Angeles, discusses the differences between Irish whiskey, Scotch and Bourbon, with recommendations for your home bar. The lecture takes place on Wednesday at 7 p.m. PDT. Information will be sent upon ticket purchase. Half of the proceeds go to the United States Bar Guild's COVID-19 Relief Campaign.
COST: $12; MORE INFO

Percussionist Shirazette Tinnin demonstrates her Better Than a Spoon Workshop! from her NYC kitchen. (Courtesy: 18th Street Arts Center )

Arts Learning Lab @ Home
Starting April 15, the 18th Street Arts Center launches a series of live online arts classes for kids and families on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. through the end of June. The hands-on workshops, which will be posted as on-demand videos afterward, are led by professional artists via Zoom. They will be taught in English and Spanish for increased accessibility for students. Upcoming sessions: meditation through drawing with artist Claudia Concha; storytelling with artist Yrneh Gabon; a rhythm workshop in your kitchen with professional drummer Shirazette Tinnin and a monster movement workshop with performance artists Beck + Col.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance hosts an online poetry type-in, with live creation of poetry on typewriters. (Courtesy: CAP UCLA)

Thursday, April 16

CAP UCLA Virtual Poetry Bureau
April is the cruelest month. It's also National Poetry Month. On Thursday, UCLA welcomes the Poetry Bureau. Expect five poets on five typewriters crafting and reading a whole lot of poems. To get a custom-made poem, fill out this short questionnaire, and follow the submission instructions. Watch live on Facebook beginning at 5 p.m. PDT
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Ongoing

Radiohead
Last week, Radiohead released its first show from the archives of the Radiohead Public Library via its YouTube channel. Live From a Tent in Dublin was filmed on Oct. 7, 2000 and features gems from Kid A. The band will release live concert footage weekly on Thursdays until the end of the COVID era or they run out of shows.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

Pickathon's Concert A Day
The Oregon festival has launched a concert a day, featuring sets from the vaults to not only give us something new to watch but also to support artists directly via MusiCares. One concert is streamed each day at 1 p.m. PDT on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube. The artist or a music journalist will be doing the concert intros on Facebook. This week's shows include Damien Jurado (Lucky Barn, 2019), People Under the Stairs (Woods Stage, 2014) and DakhaBrakha (Mt. Hood, 2018).
COST: FREE; MORE INFO

The Voyager Institute presents a new mixtape of film clips in 'Didn't You Used To Be Satan?' from AGFA's vaults. (Courtesy: AGFA and The Voyager Institute)

The Voyager Institute
The live, in-person lecture series on the arts has released an hour-long film mixtape, Didn't You Used To Be Satan?, consisting of new found footage pieces. With the subject of "behind-the-scenes of horror film fandom," the clips have been selected from AGFA (American Genre Film Archive), a North American collection that specializes in the "strange and the forgotten."
COST: 99 cents; MORE INFO