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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Wednesday, June 24

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, June 24. Learn about the foods that bees help put on our table, watch a documentary exploring anxiety, hear about structural challenges in the education system, and more.

Hive Dive with Fog City Gardener

Photo: San Francisco Public Library/Facebook

Start the day by buzzing along with the bees of the backyard farmers of Fog City Garden. Learn about honey harvests and the foods that bees help put on our table.

The mission of Fog City Gardener is to inspire the gardener and maker in all of us, whether you’re growing in a pot, a patio or an acre. Blas Herrera and Jaime Chan tend a homestead in San Francisco, complete with honeybees, a greenhouse, mini orchard and more. They believe that all of us can grow and cultivate community through gardens and urban farming practices.

When: Wednesday, June 24, 11 a.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

Price: Free

Alchemy of the Reset with Pedro Noguera

Image: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts/Facebook

Scholar, activist, author, and dean of University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education Pedro Noguera joins Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Chief of Program Meklit Hadero, alongside YBCA senior fellows Brett Cook and Liz Lerman, for the next edition of conversation series Alchemy of the Reset, focusing on education.

Alchemy of the Reset is a conversation series hosted and created by Hadero, Cook and Lerman, about reimagining what is possible in this moment of seismic shifts in culture, politics, and policy. At a moment when structural challenges in the education system are exposed, Noguera offers insights on addressing social challenges for true systemic change.

When: Wednesday, June 24, 12 p.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: Free

Jeremy Novy "The First Pride was a Riot" Pop-Up Exhibition

Image: Voss Gallery/Facebook

Mission-based Voss Gallery presents a virtual reception with artist Jeremy Novy for "The First Pride was a Riot," a pop-up street art exhibition organized in conjunction with SF Pride. The reception will be held on Instagram Live, and gallery will be open by appointment only through July 4.

"In current weeks cities across the world have held protests and riots against police brutality and for Black Lives Matter, which is a very important issue world wide," Novy writes. "For this years Pride I’ve decided to highlight the protest and riots across the states we celebrate every year with a celebration and parade."

When: Wednesday, June 24, 12 p.m.

How to join: Via Instagram Live

Price: Free

Virtual Event: Donovan Hohn, Jordan Kisner and Jaswinder Bolina

Image: Green Apple Book/Facebook

Later on Wednesday, join Green Apple Books for a discussion of three new essay collections published during this time of uncertainty. Authors Donovan Hohn, Jordan Kisner and Jaswinder Bolina will talk about their new essay collections "The Inner Coast," "Thin Places" and "Of Color."

When: Wednesday, June 24, 5 p.m.

How to join: Via Green Apple Books

Price: Free

Roxie Theater Online Screening Event

Image: Roxie Theater/Facebook

In the evening, Roxie Theater presents a live virtual screening of award-winning documentary "Chasing the Present," directed by Mark Waters. ​​​​​​​Watch a personal journey including anxiety, meditation, self-inquiry, and plant medicine.

The film takes the viewer on a deep dive into the inner self to explore the root cause of anxiety, recognizing the beauty and power that lies within each of us.

When: Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m.

How to join: RSVP online

Price: $10

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