What Would CicLAvia Do?

What Would CicLAvia Do?

Click to read about votingweekly events, ongoing programs, adventuring outsideCOVID-19 Relief Services, and weekly inspiration from CicLAvia staff.

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Week of October 19–October 25

Plan your week ahead with some of these exciting events you can join with our CicLAvia partners and other LA based organizations!

Events are free unless noted otherwise.

Monday, October 19

AARP Webinar Hosted by Canterbury: Work for Yourself 50+ from 10am–12pm PT

LACMA's Mindful Monday: Cultivating Empathy and Connectedness @ Home from 4–5pm PT

KCRW's Greater LA presents: What Else Is On The Ballot, California? at 7pm PT

AARP Virtual Trivia from 7–8:45pm PT

Tuesday, October 20

AARP Soul Steppers Walking Group from 6–7am PT

AARP's The Girlfriend Book Club Live Discussion with Kristin Harmel from 4:30–5pm PT

Natural History Museum's L.A. Talks: Flames In Our Future from 6–6:45pm PT

Wednesday, October 21

KPCC's The Future Of Local News (Part 3) from 1–2pm PT

LACMA's The Artist in the Museum: Reconsidering the Artist’s Eye from 4–5:30pm PT

KPCC's Election Countdown — A Voter Game Plan Event from 5:30–6pm PT

Thursday, October 22

LACMA's Adult Art Class: Printmaking from 10am–12pm PT - Paid Event

LAPL's Yoga Storytime at 3:30pm PT

California African American Museum's FUPU: Black Women and Performance in the Punk Rock Tradition from 5–6:30pm PT

Friday, October 23

LA2050's COVID-19 and the Digital Divide at 11am PT

Las Fotos Project's 2nd Annual Foto Awards kicks off at 12pm PT and runs through the weekend

LACMA's Film Screening—Compañía, and a post-screening conversation with Miguel Hilari from 12am–12pm PT

Fowler Museum's Día de los Muertos and Linares Studio from 5–6pm PT

AARP Movie Night: A Case of Blue from 5–7pm PT

Saturday, October 24

P-22 Day Festival kicks off at 11am PT

Self Help Graphic & Art's Bike Ofrenda Virtual Workshop with Sandra de La Loza presented in partnership with Grand Park from 1–2pm PT

LACMA's Haunted Museum at Home: Slime Lab from 3–5:30pm PT - Paid Event

Fowler Museum's A Global Destination for Art: Amir H. Fallah from 4–5pm PT

Sunday, October 25

Andell Family Sundays @ Home—Exercise Your Voice from 12:30–3pm PT

Ongoing Resources and Programs

11:11 Collective | Explore Canoga Park with the Ignite the Match virtual art walk. 

AARP Check out AARP's calendar to join in on virtual trivia, movie nights, and a wide range of workshops.

Hauser & Wirth | Throughout the month of October, participate in the world's largest drawing festival The Big Draw with Hauser & Wirth.

LACMA | Watch, learn, listen, read, and browse at home through LACMA at Home's many virtual resources and activities

Laemmle Theaters | Visit the Laemmle Virtual Cinema to stay up to date on new arthouse releases, all from the comfort of your home.

LAist | Stay up to date with the ever changing guidelines, reopenings, and news about the coronavirus in LA with LAists's guide How to (New) LA.

LA PhilSOUND/STAGE is a new online collection of concert films and interviews, essays, and artwork that offer deeper insights into the music.

Las Fotos Project | View the virtual photo collage series All At Once: A Solo Show by Mia Bella Chavez, "a self-exploration to illustrate Mia Bella's identity". 

Los Angeles Conservancy | Visit the LA Conservancy's virtual Places + People kids' book list and Storytime for Kids for stories about places, architecture, and preservation. The LA Conservancy is also offering virtual and self-guided tours where you can explore the legacy of 1970's architecture, learn about the historical buildings of LA's Broadway, and get a 360º view of Chinatown.

Los Angeles Public Library | Visit LAPL's calendar of events for fun, virtual activities for all ages! From coding clubs to story-time, LAPL's programming offers hours of entertainment. Contribute to LAPL's Safer At Home Archive by submitting photos, journal entries, letters and email correspondences, or other digital materials that reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives. Check out LAPL's social justice reading list. Everything on the list is free to download, with no wait. 

Los Angeles Times | The 25th Festival of Books is going virtual! Join this community wide virtual gathering from October 18–November 13.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County | Explore nature at home with DIY art projects, live-stream discussions, storytelling, and much more.

StoryCorps | Become a part of American History by recording meaningful conversations with friends and family using StoryCorps's new, free tool StoryCorps Connect. All interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. 

Support LA's Black-Owned Restaurants | Use this crowd-sourced list of nearly 400 entries to find a black-owned restaurant near you.

Two Bit Circus Foundation | Check out the Two Bit Circus Youtube channel for videos of STEAM-based projects led by their experienced team of facilitators. Each creative play project mixes learning along with a heavy dose of fun that engages curious minds of all ages! 

Adventure Outside

Discover the Hidden Stairs of Los Angeles

Echo Park Film Center's WINDOW-CINE

Grand Park's Lunch Á La Park

KCET's 61 Self-Guided Tours for Exploring LA on Your Own

Los Angeles Conservancy Guided Tours 

Los Angeles Time's List of Walks

Metro Bike Share's Ride Guides 

Museum of Neon Art's Light Walks: Free Self-Guided Walks or Paid Guided Tours

Timeout's Best Bike Trails in LA

COVID-19 Relief Services

211 LA Resource Line | Call or go online for information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. 

First 5 LA | View First 5 LA's comprehensive list of community resources for family's in LA county.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and Headspace | LA County Department of Mental Health has partnered with Headspace, the meditation app, to offer free access to Headspace Plus to all LA County residents.

Weekly Inspiration from CicLAvia Staff

LA is full of scenic vista points, and here are a few of our favorites— 

Jennifer, our Accounting Assistant, loves the view riding westward into Union Station from the Metro L Line (Gold Line) train. Rachel, our Director of Production, enjoys the view from Barnsdall Art Park and John, our Digital Communications Manager, the view from the Culver Steps. 

Tune in next week for more CicLAvia staff favorites.