Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on schools, stores, businesses and events. With in-person concerts, talks, comedy shows, food festivals and other gatherings cancelled, we have turned our events column into a “nonevents” column. It will remain this way as long as social distancing and stay-at-home orders are in effect.

During this difficult time, please consider contributing to your local arts organizations or to individual artists and performers.

Watch Indian indie films. Soak up all the music at Questlove’s annual Roots Picnic, now online. Pick up a banjo and strum along to some queer bluegrass. Sip a martini in old school style at Musso & Frank. Learn about the history of chocolate and vanilla. Check out Photo L.A.’s galleries and talks without leaving your home.

Every weekend from Friday, June 26 – Sunday, July 26

Delicious Little Tokyo

This year’s Go Little Tokyo celebration moves online. The virtual food festival includes interactive workshops, live chats, giveaways and video content via Instagram and Facebook. If you head to Little Tokyo to support local businesses, use the hashtag #LoveLT for a chance to win prizes.

Through Sunday, July 5

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)

The previously announced lineup for this year’s IFFLA has been moved to 2021 so audiences can experience the movies in person. This year, the festival presents a virtual program, IFFLA Over the Years. It’s an overview of past films such as Manish Acharya’s Loins of Punjab and Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. More than 120 narrative features, documentaries and short films by IFFLA alumni will be available online via the festival website.

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