For the ultimate feel-good movie and food pairing, watch Juzo Itamis beloved ramen Western Tampopo (which you can rent from Movie Madness or stream online) and order a comforting bowl from somewhere like Kayo’s Ramen Bar.
For the ultimate feel-good movie and food pairing, watch Juzo Itami's beloved "ramen Western" Tampopo (which you can rent from Movie Madness or stream online) and order a comforting bowl from somewhere like Kayo’s Ramen Bar. Janus Films

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You're stressed, we're stressed, and we're all in need of an activity that gives us a break from checking election results on our phones. Here are our picks for general pastimes and in-person events to get you through the weekend, from the return of in-person shopping at Powell's to the reopening of the indoor roller rink at Oaks Park, and from places to stuff yourself with burritos to the Pix-O-Matic Pandemic 24/7 Nonstop Sherry Week. For even more options, check out our picks for the best things to do from home this week, the best movies to watch this week, and the best things to do all month long

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Reunite with your erudite lover, Powell's Books, whose cozy Hawthorne location reopens for in-person shopping at limited capacity on Friday. Plus, in addition to its Blue and Green Rooms, the landmark Hawthorne location will also reopen its will also reopen its Rose, Gold, and Coffee Rooms for searchers of children's and young adult books, science-fiction, mystery, romance, manga, and more. Outside city limits, the Cedar Hills Crossing location is also open for in-person shopping. Oh, and if you want to smell like the heroes and heroines whose stories line the shelves, the bookstore has a limited-edition unisex fragrance called (*whispers*) Powell’s by Powell’s that "delivers the wearer to a place of wonder, discovery, and magic heretofore only known in literature" with notes of crimson rhododendrons and old paper. 

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