5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Friday, May 1

5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Friday, May 1
Photo: BATS Improv
By Teresa Hammerl - Published on April 30, 2020.

The Bay Area's shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We're aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here's your SF and Oakland event calendar for Friday, May 1. Join a trivia contest, tune in to a comedy show or learn about the stars — all from the comfort of your couch.

Innerspace Virtuality – A joint benefit party for CounterPulse & The Stud

Photo: Carrie sisto/hoodline

CounterPulse and The Stud are coming together to host an online gala with DJs, drag, and "brilliantly-isolated" performance art. Organizers promise a "triumph" that will "resonate throughout the galaxy!" All proceeds from the fundraiser go directly to supporting working artists.

When: Friday, May 1, 6 p.m.

How to join: Via Twitch

Price: Free, donations are welcome or bid in the online auction

Bob's Burgers Online Trivia Night - San Francisco

Photo: Bob's Burgers Online Trivia Night/Facebook

Join contestants in San Francisco and beyond for the Bob's Burgers online trivia night. The event features two rounds of 35 questions each, with a $100 cash prize for the first-place winner. Questions can cover any episode from all 10 seasons, and players score points based on how fast they answer the question.

When: Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: $7

IL PIRATA Comedy All Stars

Photo: Local Folks SF/Facebook

From the comfort of your own home, enjoy this lineup of San Francisco comedians, all veterans of the local scene and the festival circuit: Ivy Vasquez (SF Sketchfest), Shanti Charan (Clusterfrest) and Chris Riggins (opened for Dave Chappelle). The event will be hosted on Zoom, so un-mute yourself for laughter, which is always welcome.

When: Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: $10

BATS Improv Soap Opera

Photo: BATS Improv

BATS is doing shows online weekly to bring a little improv magic into your home no matter where you are. This Friday, tune into a Soap Opera episode. Expect long takes to the camera, over-dramatic face acting, playful costumes and the best part of a daytime soap, commercial breaks.

When: Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

Price: Free

Star Stories

Photo: Chabot Space & Science Center‎/Facebook

Join a Facebook Live stream with Doug Olsen, expert stargazer and storyteller, explaining the mythology behind the constellations. He will tell ancient stories from the night sky as seen throughout history, and look for planets and other clues to help orient you to the night sky.

When: Friday, May 1, 8 p.m.

How to join: Via Facebook Live

Price: Free

Midday break

Watch The Nanny cast stage a pandemic table read or enjoy some sketches of San Francisco's boarded-up storefronts.