However, since we're always here to be your 24-7 antidepressant, we got our head out of the clouds to help you weather the annoying wrath of every L.A. summer's infancy with these 12 ideas for indoor fun. Grin and bear it 'til July by getting your DIY on at a T-shirt-press palace, channel your inner Impressionist at an edgy art studio, or host a high tea at the Huntington Gardens. The sky's the limit, really — just pick your overcast poison!
Photos (clockwise from left): Via PAINT:LAB Official Facebook, LACMA Official Facebook, Arcadia Rock Climbing Official Facebook
Since cloudy weather is such a rare occurrence here, it can sometimes drum up our dramatic sides. Why not get all moody on a blank canvas? This Venice art studio has anime and cartoon classes, nude figure instruction (model included), and they even teach plein air at the beach on the first Sunday of each month (best pack your gray paints for that one)!
PAINT:LAB, 2912 Main Street (between Ashland Avenue and Kinney Street); 310-450-9200.
It's hard to hit the museum when your pasty legs beg for a bronzing, but you've got no excuse when the rays are in absentia! Have you seen Chris Burden's Metropolis II sculpture yet? Think 100,000 toy cars whizzing around a mini-"city" at dizzying speeds, sparking a major "How'd he do that?" moment.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard (at South Spaulding Avenue); 323-857-6000.
Arcadia Rock Climbing
Just east of Pasadena, you'll find one of the most massive rock climbing walls in all of the U.S. of A. It's a great way to take your dismal day to new heights, ha! Also, the organization hosts a super-cool overnighter, dubbed "Rock Inn," for a rock around the clock party.
Arcadia Rock Climbing, 305 North Santa Anita Avenue (at La Porte Street); 626-294-9111.
The Rose Garden Tea Room and Café at The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road (between Orlando and Stratford roads); 626-683-8131.
Dragon Books, 2954 North Beverly Glen Circle (at North Beverly Glen Boulevard); 310-441-8545.
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