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.
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Here’s your SF online event calendar for Tuesday, July 7. Learn more about orchids, explore artwork addressing nature and society or tune in as interfaith leaders reflect on HIV and AIDS.
AIDS 2020 Interfaith Service
Start your Tuesday by gathering online with interfaith leaders to celebrate, reflect and pray for resilience in the fight against AIDS at the start of the annual conference of the International AIDS Society.
Live-streamed from Grace Cathedral, tune in for this special interfaith service featuring video prayers and words of inspiration from Rev. Canon Gideon Byamugisha and other speakers.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 9 a.m.
How to join: Via Facebook Live
In Conversation: Davina Semo & Amy Owen
Then, join the Minnesota Street Project for a conversation with San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo, who will chat with guest curator Amy Owen about her practice and latest body of work, Core Reflections. Semo’s work was on view at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa until shelter-in-place orders took effect earlier this spring.
Semo’s work explores tensions between nature, society, and the self. This discussion will explore the origins of Semo’s commission and its relevance during this moment of both physical isolation and civil unrest.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 12 p.m.
How to join: Via Minnesota Street Project
Virtual Event: Merlin Sheldrake and Michael Pollan
Over at Green Apple Books, Merlin Sheldrake will discuss his new book “Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures” together with author Michael Pollan on Zoom.
Sheldrake’s first book addresses nature and philosophy with a bit of science and poetic expression. Hear about “an enchanting ‘superorganism'” during this event, for “everyone who believes that wonder still exists and hope can be found in the unlikeliest places: around us, under us, even inside us,” event organizers wrote.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 12 p.m.
How to join: Via Eventbrite
Price: $20 – $59.99 (you can buy a mushroom grow kit along with the book)
Manny’s LIVE: Mondaire Jones & Ritchie Torres – Two New Voices in Congress
Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres are both first-time candidates for the House of Representatives, running to represent their communities in New York — the Bronx and Rockland County respectively.
Both won their primaries last month, and they would be the first openly gay Black men to serve in Congress come January if they go on to win in the general election.
Join the conversation as they talk about their guiding principles, what got them into politics, and what they want to accomplish in Congress.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 5:30 p.m.
How to join: Via Youtube
Price: Free, donations are welcome
Talk on Leafless Orchids by Mary Mancini
Tune in as the San Francisco Orchid Society hosts a talk with guest speaker and cardiac surgeon Mary Mancini. Mancini, who has a passion for growing orchids, will share her secrets on how to grow leafless orchids. Expect a “show and tell” session that will help you improve your green thumb, as well as a raffle for plant gift certificates, held online as shelter-in-place continues.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 7 p.m.
How to join: Via Orchid Society’s website
Price: Free but you must be a member to participate in the raffle