This week, you can practice some philanthropy and watch some passionate performances.
You can have the summer you’ve been dreaming of; you just have to make some adjustments.
Step into the sensual, mysterious world of fibers; listen to a Berkeley virtuoso jazz organist to help empower Black men; get creative with NASA’s newly free treasure trove of images, video and audio; and more.
Go on a date night at Hotsy Totsy Club to support Berkeley Humane; take a cooking lesson with local chefs; put on a play at home — plus more ideas.
Want to help the Black Lives Matter cause but don’t know how? Donate (we suggest where), sign petitions that matter, educate yourself and listen to the insights of brilliant Black poets.
A tour of gorgeous quilt art, conversations about theater over wine, sheltering music, singalongs around the campfire and scientists myth-busting COVID-19 — five events for your pleasure, all virtual, of course.
A live story time for the kids from Lawrence Hall of Science, a weekly bingo night with Josh Kornbluth and an online comedy improv class: just some of the cool things to occupy yourself right now.
Bid for bird art in the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s Birdathon auction; ask about archeology; make Sicky Syrup from elder twigs; bring the California Academy of Sciences home; or hear the choir sing.
Laugh with your mom on Mother’s Day; let your kids see the world through the eyes of Frida Kahlo; tune into Hershey Felder from Florence; and more ideas for passing the time while on SIP.
It goes without saying all our recommended activities are virtual. That said: Go on a garden tour, tune in to author conversations, study traditional music, watch dance or do earth crafts with the kids.
A digital wine and cheese party; a virtual art show; a new local poetry podcast — plus more ideas on how to distract yourself while sheltering at home.
Finally get around to training your pet, with Berkeley Humane; travel virtually to a National Park; escape into the worlds of moon jellies, sharks and African penguins via Monterey Bay Aquarium’s live cams; and more.