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It may not be fun to stay cooped up indoors, but staying away from humans outside your quar pod is paramount right now. If you're fresh out of ideas for ways to stay entertained, rely on our weekend guide for socially distanced options across the board—from movie and takeout recs for a French-inspired night at home to Powell's Native American History Month picks, and from the Oregon Zoo's ZooLights drive-through to Shine Distillery's drag drive-through. For even more options, read our guides to the best online events this week, the best movies to watch this week, and the best things to do all month long.
FOOD & DRINK
Have a French night at home. If your wanderlust has reached an all-time high and you're daydreaming of absconding to France, try recreating some of the Gallic magic at home. The New York Times recently published a guide on how to pretend you're in Paris tonight, complete with suggestions for baking, performances, virtual museum tours, reading, and more, as well as a list of list of ten movies that can transport you there. We suggest renting a couple of their picks, like the French New Wave classic Breathless or the Agnes Varda gem Cleo from 5 to 7, from Movie Madness or streaming them online. If you're looking for an immersive experience, channel a Parisian bistro in your kitchen with meal kits for dishes like boeuf bourguignon from Petite Provence, or grab pastries from St. Honoré Bakery or Pix Patisserie.