What's Happening This Week: May 18, 2020
Los Angeles Greater Area
In Mid-Century SoCal, top designers and architects were challenged to create affordable, innovative houses for Postwar living. The spacious, flowing indoor/outdoor Case Study Houses are still inviting spaces to explore today.
Actually it never left – we did. Now the gardens have reopened, just in time for roses, camellias, irises and cherry blossoms. Hours are longer, tickets are limited and in advance only. (Members don’t need tickets, so join now.)
Backyard birdwatching is soaring. Easy, free and fascinating, it starts when you sit down, close your eyes and listen. Next, go online to learn which birds hang in your ‘hood, and start seeing. Here are some tips for delightful results.
Some of the most upscale spots in LA are showing how it’s done – with superb results. Ready to trade pizza and burgers for Michelin-level dining chez vous? Give these culinary superstars a call without reservations.
San Francisco Bay Area
Table tennis: Yes. Tennis: No. Picnics on the grass: OK. Picnics on picnic tables: Not OK. Hey, don’t ask us, we didn’t make the rules. San Francisco has released its oddly specific and slightly random list of allowable outdoor activities, which includes the likes of exploring rock pools, soft martial arts, and watching sunrises and sunsets (all allowed!).