The Bay keeps trucking along. Don’t tell us that we’re canceled, we will always find a way to keep the motion in the ocean.
In times like these we always turn to nature, creatives and healers. They provide the joy, the calm, the escape–and they always seem to express how we are feeling in ways we can’t. The events this weekend are a great mix of all the above. Remember, if you are able, support these events with donations–help keep the vibrancy of our cities alive. There is so much to do–enjoy yourself and have some fun!
Meditation: Being With What Is
When: Thursdays (Ongoing) 8pm
Where: The Assembly Anywhere
411: The Assembly has launched a new online platform called The Assembly Anywhere, offering a great assortment wellness focused classes and workshops. At the end of their Thursday night schedule, SF based neuroscientist and meditation guide, Nkechi Deanna Njaka leads a meditation practice for all levels. This experience is perfect for those curious about meditation, and also the seasoned meditator. Nkechi’s dynamic background as an artist and scientist provides a unique perspective as she leads you through a journey to mindfulness. I have had the personal joy of experiencing her practice, and I know you will be hooked! // Ticket price starts at $10.
Renegade Virtual Craft Fair
When: Friday 4/24 + Saturday 4/25
411: One of our favorite craft fairs is moving the party online. Renegade Craft will be hosting their first ever digital market this weekend. The virtual fair will be just as beautifully eclectic as the in person show we all love, and will feature makers, artists, musicians and foodies. The team describes it as a choose your own adventure – for 2 hours each day, fair goers can discover one-of-a-kind virtual portals that will transport them into the spaces of participating creatives. From bee keeping, to studio tours, from performances to shopping, fireside chats and tutorials– all at the click of your mouse. // Suggested Entry Fee.
Sutro Stewards Virtual Wildflower Walk
When: Saturday 4/25 10am
Where: Instagram Live / @sutro.stewards
411: The weather will be perfect this weekend for a wildflower walk. The Sutro Stewards, the community non-profit with a mission of protecting Mount Sutro and connecting the public with the land, will take us all on a live virtual hike to see all the California native flowers in bloom. During the hike you’ll learn about our local native flora and how to identify plants in our neighborhoods. If we can’t be there in person, having a pro go live in the next best thing–start your Saturday with a virtual stroll through the poppies. // Donations Accepted.
Southern Exposure “This Must Be The Place” Digital Benefit Live Art Auction
When: Saturday 4/25 7pm
411: Sold! Join in on the live action fun when Southern Exposure broadcasts their annual benefit art auction online. This year the event is celebrating the art community’s strength and resilience. On Saturday, legendry auctioneer Aaron Bastian will take live bids on select pieces –rounding out the night will include a participatory art experience led by designer Michael Swaine, entertainment from the SoEx community, and a live set by DJ FELA KUTCHii. All entry donations will go to support the organizations long running commitment to the arts in the bay area. Check out all the beautiful pieces of art and support our local creative community. // Suggested Entry Fee.
The SoFA Music Festival: SIP Edition
When: Sunday 4/26 2pm
411: The free all-ages music fest in the SoFA district of San Jose is letting you stay home this year to enjoy all the sights and sounds from your very own sofa. With over 100 different performances scheduled – jazz, alternative, hip hop, pop, folk, metal, punk, ska, reggae, funk, soul, blues, and mash up DJs – literally something for everyone – they even have drag queens. They are also planning virtual interactive art experiences and have a few other fun things up their sleeves. Support the performing bands by visiting the online merch table and filling those virtual tip jars. // Free to Attend.
// Hosting a virtual event? Let me know; firstname.lastname@example.org. Feature photography by Alex Le Moëligou.