Wonderfest has some fantastic videos of their older presentations on their YouTube channel. My personal favorite was “Astrobiology – Dr. Penelope Boston“, about the influence of our studies of extreme Earth climates on how we might perceive life on other planets. There’s nothing quite so enjoyable as watching someone highly educated get passionate about their […]
There are several ways to take in City Arts & Lectures‘ content, but their YouTube channel in particular is fantastic, offering the expected deep cuts from local and otherwise familiar faces. My favorite of these is Boys & Sex with Peggy Orenstein & Daniel Handler, who I studied in a “Women and Media” course and […]
The SFGMC has recently updated their concert videos page with lots of new content, all containing harmonies that will send shivers up your spine. “Creep” becomes much more relatable in a chorus; perhaps this is why they generally perform happier songs. Show the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus some love!
Golden Gate Park has a dedicated page for its 150th anniversary concerts! I found Metallica‘s to be particularly sweet: self-aware, tongue-in-cheek humor I didn’t expect from an act so large. Show the Golden Gate Park concerts some love!
Oakland Symphony has a page for videos of past and current performances! The archives update Fridays at six- an hour after this update will come out. It’s very easy to lose that amount of time on the site. I’m really impressed with the editing behind “This Land Is Your Land”, filmed from several homes and […]
The San Francisco Symphony’s Music Connects page features several concerts performed from home by the musicians. This is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears: the videos are edited almost exclusively on-beat, and the effect is almost as immersive as a live show. Show the San Francisco Symphony some love!
There’s nothing so singularly enjoyable as watching someone explain something they’re passionate about. The Long Now Foundation, I’ve noticed, has intensely dedicated members, and the best of their projects can be found on their YouTube channel. I grew up close enough to the La Brea Tar Pits to visit at least annually; Holocene mammals happen […]
I found the panels on the GLBT Historical Society’s Past Events page so moving that I could feel it in my bones. It’s rare to see public speakers being open and honest about the discrimination they face. My personal favorite was the video on Black LGBTQ leadership, which covered points that, as a white person, […]
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the sea lions permanently residing at Pier 39! I was out there near the end of the Before Times, and they had a series of statues set up: sea lions painted like other sea creatures. I also walked by a claw game and saw a Superman plush that’s only […]