Bring San Francisco Culture Into Your Home
In spite of COVID-19 limitations, the arts are soldiering on (as they always do). That said, they need our patronage more than ever. Thanks to the wonder of the internet, it’s never been easier to support San Francisco actors, artists, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers. Look no further than this handy roundup of virtual events to keep you entertained!
A.C.T's Trouble in Mind (Mar. 1-7)
The doors may be closed, but the show must go on! If you’ve missed going to live performances, The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is here to scratch that itch with their A.C.T. Out Loud series. These virtual readings feature classic plays through the eyes of A.C.T.’s brilliant directors. Starting March 7, catch Alice Childress’s “Trouble in Mind” with director Awoye Timpo at the helm. This play-within-a-play comedically examines virtue signaling and white fragility in the theatre world. Get the full experience with their live watch party on March 5, or catch it on demand with A.C.T.’s budget-friendly “choose your price” ticket system.
San Francisco Opera's Ring Cycle Festival (Beginning Mar. 6)
Throughout the month of March, San Francisco Opera will present a Ring Festival, featuring free streams of the 2018 performances of Richard Wagner's epic, 15-hour Ring cycle (four operas) and live events, including panel discussions and lectures. Wagner’s Ring cycle remains one of the most ambitious and all-encompassing works of art ever created. All live events take place on Zoom, allowing participants the opportunity to ask questions of the artists and presenters. The opera performances can be enjoyed for free; the lecture and events cost $15.
The 18th Annual International Ocean Film Festival - (Apr. 15 - May 2)
Many selections from this acclaimed film festival will be available for you to view from the comfort of your own home. Choose from more than 70 films submissions from across the world. Tickets go on sale Mar. 15.