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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Wednesday, July 1

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 online event calendar for Wednesday, July 1. Join a virtual trivia night, hear some personal reflections on jazz and hip-hop, join an advanced yoga class from your mat at home, and more.

Glow Flow from Home – Yoga with Katrina Baccetti

Photo: Glow Yoga/Yelp

Join for a challenging, inspiring yoga class with modifications provided for a more or less advanced practice. Wake up your body and senses and move through the music and breath, energizing the essential flows while also toning your muscles.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 8 a.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: $15

Swissnex Fireside Chat: Imagining New Realities

Photo: Nathalie Kardjian for swissnex San Francisco/Facebook

The COVID-19 crisis is accelerating the digitization of some areas of society, and it is deeply impacting every aspect of our lives. How will this structural transformation of society play out in the long term?

In a series of informal yet structured interview discussions, Swissnex San Francisco will match two thought leaders with diverse perspectives to exchange ideas and insights, and speculate together about what the post-COVID-19 “new normal” might look like.

Hear from Yves Béhar, founder and CEO of industrial design and branding firm Fuseproject, and Michael Schaepman, Vice President of Research at the University of Zurich.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 8:30 a.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

Price: Free

In the Artist's Studio | Alanna Airitam

Photo: Museum of the African Diaspora/Facebook

Each week during shelter-in-place, Museum of the African Diaspora is hosting Q&A sessions with artists, offering a rare glimpse into the artistic process.

This week, hear from artist Alanna Airitam, whose work confronts and interrogates omissions of people of color from historical narratives. Her photographic work asks the viewer to question who they are and how they choose to be seen.

Airitam’s portraits are photographed in the studio with minimal lighting, giving the work a painterly quality that captures the attention with beauty to deliver challenging messages.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 1 p.m.

How to join: Via the Museum of the African Diaspora

Price: $0 – $25 (sliding scale)

Resistance and Liberation

Image: SFJAZZ/Facebook

Tune in to personal reflections on jazz and hip-hop with pianist Tammy Hall, emcee and poet Ryan Nicole, emcee and playwright Dan Wolf, and saxophonist Lyle Link, as they share music that helped shape who they are as artists and educators.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 4 p.m.

How to join: Via Zoom 

Price: Free

Trivia Night at El Lopo

Image: El Lopo/Facebook

Later on Wednesday, Polk wine bar El Lopo takes its trivia night online. "You do not need to be in the same physical location as your teammates to participate," event organizers wrote.

The event is free, but participants are encouraged to purchase a "virtual drink" from El Lopo's website.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 6 p.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

Price: Free

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