Things to Do (Inside) in L.A. This Weekend

A wine and clay happy hour, a digital improv fest, and more

Yes, we’re all cooped up, but there are plenty of ways to pass the time if you know where to look. Here’s a collection of museum tours, live concerts, and more to make your weekend indoors during self-containment feel almost weekend-y. Flatten the curve and have fun.

We Improv Digital Comedy Festival

Friday & Saturday, May 29 & 30

If you’re experiencing live-comedy withdrawals, We Improv—a two-year-old training program started by UCB vet Jake Jabbour—has the cure for what ails you. On Friday and Saturday, tune into Twitch for a stacked lineup of local improv teams, including UCB teachers Will Hines and Jonny Svarzbein’s “Puns & Hostility” (7 p.m. on Saturday) and UCB house team Cardinal Redbird (8 p.m. on Saturday). See the full schedule above.

Rosé and Clay


Get creative—and get a buzz. Every Friday at 5 p.m., Still Life Ceramics hosts a wine and pottery party with Sasha Wachtel, with a little help from Rappahannock Oyster Bar, which is selling a rosé and clay kit that includes a bottle of wine and a pound of clay for molding away. They’ll even help you get your project fired when you’re done.

Vincent Price Art Museum Gala 2020

Sundays through June 28

Every Sunday through June 28, Vincent Price Art Museum hosts its 2020 Gala, streaming videos featuring gala honorees, artists, special musical guests, and more. A virtual auction launches on June 1.

Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Sundays at Seven


Every Sunday, the Los Angeles Master Chorale closes out the weekend with complete broadcasts of paster performances at Disney Concert Hall. This week, catch Sonic Masterworks from 2016.

Paley @ Home


PaleyFest was scrapped this year (still sad about missing the Curb Your Enthusiasm panel), but every day during the pandemic, the Paley Center for Media is reviving footage from some of its most memorable events.

The Broad at Home: Family Tutorials

Every Friday 

Each Friday while the world is all topsy-turvy, the Broad will be presenting a new family-friendly tutorial for creating art at home inspired by artists in the Broad collection. This week the video shows you how to use craft materials and images from magazines or your own photos to retell one of your favorite stories, inspired by Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley’s complex artistic practice, which utilizes found materials, photographs, and other objects to create mixed-media assemblages and two-dimension compositions. Check the Broad’s YouTube channel every Friday at 10 a.m. for new offerings.

AFI Movie Club


Each day the American Film Institute encourages movie buffs to hit the couch and watch the same film (virtually) with its global community of movie buffs. Check the Movie Club site for the pick of the day, each of which is introduced by a special celeb host.

Petersen Automotive Museum Livestreamed Tours


The Petersen (along with every other museum in L.A.) is currently closed to the public, but you can still take an exclusive peek inside its vault thanks to the musuem’s livestreamed tours. Sign up in advance (and make a donation) and 20 minutes in advance of the tour, you’ll receive a link via email.

Natural History Museum of L.A. County Connects


Fend off brain drain or learn something new about our natural world via the NHMLAC Connects initiative. As the institution puts it, “Think social distancing with dinosaurs and mammoths, and connecting with nature and community science right outside your door.” There are lessons on L.A.’s hidden history, arts and crafts, tutorials, and more.

Stream away …


It feels like we’re living through one interminable Monday under this global house arrest, but it technically is the weekend. So why not take a break from the news and the glitchy Zoom meetings and watch something fun? In this week’s roundup of streaming recommendations , we have the new season of Somebody Feed Phil, the new HBO Max documentary On the Record, and more.

Looking for even more things to watch, eat, and do during the COVID-19 outbreak? Check out our Inside Guide.

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