5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Monday, July 13

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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 Monday, July 13. Join a support group for parents facing the challenges of COVID-19, learn how to interpret abstract art, brush up your watercolor skills and more.

Supporting Young Children During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created trauma, loss, and a rise in anxiety for many. Our Family Coalition recognizes the need to support families navigating this new norm, and invites parents to meet online with certified child life specialist Shani Thornton to help cope. Thornton will provide practical tools and resources during this workshop.

When: Monday, July 13, 12 p.m.

How to join: RSVP online

Price: Free

Tyree Boyd-Pates: Curating Culture in the African-American Context

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Then, join the California Preservation Foundation for a conversation to enact change in historic preservation. Tyree Boyd-Pates, an associate curator of Western History at The Autry Museum of the American West, will join the conversation and share his insights into African-American heritage and culture in mainstream museum exhibitions.

Boyd-Pates has been involved in a wide variety of projects that delve into the African-American experience in the U.S., including the social unrest of the Civil Rights Movement, African-Americans in film, the history of gospel music and hip-hop fashion.

When: Monday, July 13, 12 p.m.

How to join: RSVP online

Price: Free

Art Adventures: Contemplating Abstraction with Tremain Smith

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Afterward, tune in as Rodney Paul, an experienced museum guide, hosts an educational virtual session focused on abstraction featuring a conversation with artist Tremain Smith.

For some viewers, abstract art might be confounding, leaving them to wonder how they should react and what the artist intended. Smith lives in Philadelphia and has works in the collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum and many others. View some of her pieces, and talk to her about her work process and career evolution.

When: Monday, July 13, 1 p.m.

How to join: Via Community Living Campaign’s website

Price: Free

African-American Musical Activism in the Golden Age of Soul

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In this session, rock and soul author and historian Richie Unterberger will talk about African-American musical activism in the Golden Age of Soul. The program will feature songs of protest and social commentary from soul stars of the 1960s and 1970s, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, and others.

When: Monday, July 13, 6 p.m.

How to join: Via Community Living Campaign’s website

Price: Free

Watercolor workshop

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Then, join San Francisco-based artist Erik Parra for some watercolor painting. This workshop welcomes beginners but will also have something to offer for the more seasoned watercolorist.

Beginning students are set up to quickly gain the confidence to make the watercolor process a successful one, while more experienced artists will have the opportunity to practice their skills.

Hear about methodology, theory and history of watercolor while learning strategies to craft personal visual expressions informed by color theory and the principles of composition.

When: Monday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.

How to join: Via City College of San Francisco

Price: $195 (for five sessions until 8/10)

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