What Would CicLAvia Do?

What Would CicLAvia Do?

Angelenos are staying safer-at-home, but they're just as busy learning new skills, staying active, discovering books and online videos, and starting new projects. Plan your week ahead with some of the exciting virtual events you can join with our CicLAvia partners!

Week of May 18-24

Two Bit Circus Foundation
When: Monday–Friday at 10am
What: Live STEAM-based projects
Every day, Monday through Friday at 10:00am PDT, Two Bit Circus Foundation is presenting live STEAM-based projects that the whole family can enjoy together. 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! Please join them at twitch.tv/twobitcircusorg for their unique twist on learning from home.

  • Monday, May 18: Run Bricks Run with Dijanna
  • Tuesday, May 19: Illuminated Zodiac with Kate
  • Wednesday, May 20: Water Desalination with Evelyn
  • Thursday, May 21: Cardboard Play With Caine
  • Friday, May 22: Slime Time with Michael

LA County Department of Mental Health
What: We Rise 2020
The LA County Department of Mental Health brings you We Rise 2020: Virtual May. Throughout the month of May, experience live musical performances, theme nights, interactive workshops, and town halls all with a spotlight on the wellbeing and healing of Angelenos. 

Visit their website to view the full schedule of events.

Las Fotos Project
When: See schedule below
What: Virtual Hangs
Join Las Fotos Project on Instagram (@LasFotosProject) for a week full of virtual fun!⁠ This week's virtual hangs are open to all teen girls.

  • Monday, May 18: Painting on Polaroids with Haley on IG Stories
  • Tuesday, May 19: Friendships from Afar at 4pm on IG Live
  • Thursday, May 21: Photographer Louise Parker at 7pm on IG Live
  • Friday, May 22: A special short film+Q&A—De Tal Madre, Tal Hija—at 7pm on IG Live
  • Saturday, May 23: DIY Face Masks on IG Stories

Self-Help Graphics
When: Tuesday, May 19 from 1–1:30pm
What: Intermediate Monoprint Workshop with Dewey Tafoya
Join artist and printer, Dewey Tafoya, in the second of three mono printmaking demonstrations showing how to create rich colorful prints from home. Following the techniques from the first class, Dewey will incorporate the different color inks with bottles instead of a brush.  

Monoprints are a painterly form of printmaking that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking methods. Missed the introduction workshop? Watch the video on SHG's Youtube channel. Find more information about the workshop here.

Santa Monica Mountains Fund
When: Wednesday, May 20 from 12–12:30pm
What: Nature Neighbor with Ranger Cathy – What Critters Are Your Neighbors? (3rd of 4)
Nature Neighbor with Ranger Cathy, is a series of four programs designed to help you be the best neighbor you can be to the plants and wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains. In this segment, you will learn how to identify scat (animal poop) and animal tracks. You will also learn how using wildlife cameras can help you discover who your nocturnal neighbors are. 

Self-Help Graphics
Wednesday, May 20 from 4–5pm
What: Wellness Wednesday: Virtual Meditation
Join Self-Help Graphics on May 20th for a youth-centered, youth-led Wellness Wednesday on Zoom! The session will focus on connection, meditation, and creativity and will be led by members of the Self Help Graphics Youth Committee and Youth Leaders, as part of the BHC Boyle Heights Health Happens with Prevention group. Pre-registration required: bit.ly/wellnessyouth

For more information about the event, visit their website.

Santa Monica Mountains Fund
When: Thursday, May 21 from 3–3:15pm
What: SAMO At Home: Junior Ranger Book Live Series
As a part of their #SAMOatHome series, join in to hear interviews with different rangers from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and learn about what they do!

LA Metro Art
Friday, May 22 at 6:30pm
What: Live performance by Dorian Wood
Listen to Dorian Wood live on Instagram Live (@metro.art.la) and on Dorian Wood’s YouTube Channel.⁣ Dorian will perform new and past work on voice and piano as an offering to this moment in our city. The 45 minute set will be live at the magic hour from Dorian’s home in Eagle Rock.

When: Friday, May 22 from 5-8pm PDT
What: AARP Movie Night Presented by Movies for Grownups – Le Week-End
Join AARP's watch party of Le Week-End and visit Movies for Grownups for more entertainment options for the 50-plus audience. Find more information about the watch party here.

New videos posted every Friday
What: Make Art at Home with LACMA's Teaching Artists
Color, cut, crinkle and create! Tune in weekly, as LACMA brings their amazing educators to you. From painting to collage, they have tons of hands-on activities and educational resources for people of all ages to access online. No special skills or supplies required! Find out more information here.

Ongoing Programs

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

Los Angeles Conservancy
What: Storytime for Kids with the LA Conservancy
Check out the LA Conservancy's Places + People kids' book list and Storytime for Kids for stories about places, architecture, and preservation. These books are appropriate for grades 1-5 and provide a great introduction to the built environment and why saving places matters. Visit their website to view past Storytimes.

The LA Conservancy is also offering virtual and self-guided tours. Explore the legacy of 1970's architecture and get a 360º view of Los Angeles' Chinatown, all from the comfort of your home.

Los Angeles Public Library
What: 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.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
What: Explore nature at home with diorama challenges, live-stream discussions, storytelling, and much more.

What: StoryCorp Connect
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. 

Tern Bicycles
Download Tern's GSD Activity book

Support Programs

LA 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. Find out more information here.

Free bike helmets for couriers delivering essential supplies