5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Tuesday, September 22

Artwork by Alexandra Blum. | Image: Via San Francisco Public Library

By Teresa Hammerl - Published on September 21, 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.

Here's your San Francisco online event calendar for Tuesday, September 22.  Learn about nature photography, experience one artist's interpretation of the pandemic in a studio tour, or listen in on an author talk.

Senior Community Day on Zoom: Online

Photo: Grace Cathedral/Facebook

Join Grace Cathedral for a virtual Senior Tuesday Zoom meeting. Seniors are invited to enjoy each other’s company online, see familiar faces and welcome newcomers to Seniors with Grace. Rev. Heather Erickson, director of Senior Ministry and Outreach, will host the session.

When: Tuesday, September 22, 11 a.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

Price: Free

E-Meeting: Demystifying Dyslexia (Dr. Nancy Cushen White)

Image: Rotary Club of San Francisco/Facebook

Tune in as Nancy Cushen White presents her work and research on dyslexia, the learning disorder that causes difficulty in reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words.

She is a clinical professor at UCSF with the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, as well as a member of the UCSF Dyslexia Research Center Team.

When: Tuesday, September 22, 12 p.m.

How to join: This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests. Register online.

Price: Free

Far and Wild: BigPicture Nature Photography

Image: BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition/Facebook

Take a virtual journey around the world and explore winning images from the 2020 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition. During this live event, hear from wildlife photographer and BigPicture jury chair Suzi Eszterhas and the California Academy of Sciences' Luiz Rocha as they discuss extreme photography in the wild.

Then, hear a talk by wildlife photographer, Greenpeace ambassador, and BigPicture judge Roie Galitz and meet this year’s Photo Story winner, Ami Vitale, who documented an inspiring story of coexistence in northern Kenya.

When: Tuesday, September 22, 5 p.m.

How to join: Via Facebook Live

Price: Free

Dialogue: Artist Talk with Alexandra Blum

Image: Via San Francisco Public Library

Later, Alexandra Blum, a San Francisco artist and educator, leads a virtual artist studio tour and discussion of her work during the time of COVID-19. Blum says that since sheltering in place, an outpouring of emotions and energy has resulted in a new and ongoing body of work, focus on COVID and documenting her experience with the pandemic.

When: Tuesday, September 22, 6 p.m.

How to join: Via Zoom

Price: Free

Finding Tulsa; author Jim Provenzano at Dog Eared Books

Image: Jim Provenzano/Facebook

Tune in as Dog Eared Books hosts a talk about Jim Provenzano's seventh novel, "Finding Tulsa," which comes out on Tuesday. Join Provenzano, together with host Alvin Orloff of Dog Eared Books, in a book talk with fellow author Baruch Porras-Hernandez.

When: Tuesday, September 22, 8 p.m.

How to join: Via Eventbrite

Price: Free

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