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Cool Things To Do This Week

Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is keeping us engaged at home with online learning resources, activities, and favorite works of art, including the Dorothea Lange Digital Archive — a collection of more than 20,000 images from the iconic photographer. 

The online version of the Bay Area Book Festival, #UNBOUND, presents authors and activists at the top of their game to inform, inspire, console, and engage you. Prerecorded programs from the May 2020 event are online for free viewing.  

Celebrate the return of the peregrine falcon (the fastest bird on earth) to Mount Diablo during this free illustrated lecture, featuring Seth Adams and Sean Burke from Save Mount Diablo via Zoom on August 19 at 4 PM. Register here.

Your favorite Michelin star restaurants might be closed, but innovative, out of work chefs from Commis, State Bird Provisions, and Chez Panisse are selling home-cooked meals and baked goods to stay afloat during the pandemic. They don’t have a website yet, but an order form is here or direct message them through Instagram @brokeasscooks. They accept Venmo or cash. Pick up Friday, Saturday or Sunday at either 2, 4 or 6 p.m. 

Travel with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on a virtual culinary tour called “A Seat at the Table: A Journey into Jewish food” where you can learn how to make homemade challah, find out the history of Katz’s famous pastrami sandwiches and so much more. The course has already been enjoyed by over 10,000 people. 

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