Missing your favorite art and culture spots? Virtually visit some incredible exhibits without leaving your NEMA San Francisco home as local cultural events go digital. We’ve rounded up a few options to get your fix from the SF Opera, SFJAZZ, Asian Art Museum and local beautiful murals.

SF Opera is On. Soaring music, backstage stories, awe-inspiring voices, art interviews and even workout playlists are now streaming directly to you. Mark your calendar for their upcoming streams. Tune in on Instagram to hear Odes to Joy, a video series where we share uplifting songs performed especially for you.

The Asian Art Museum allows you to #MuseumFromHome and engage with art at a distance through digital experiences. Clear your head, breathe deeply, and enjoy a selection of meditative art videos designed to help you find some inner peace. Let artists and curators lead you through this world-class galleries and bring art to life with Virtual Tours. Visit the Online Collection boasting more than 18,000 awe-inspiring artworks.

SFJAZZ's Fridays at Five is not your typical video concert series; it is designed to take you inside the music with a new series of weekly pre-recorded concerts that aspire to connect you – to music, to musicians, to the warm and unique feeling of experiencing live music at the SFJAZZ Center. They also offer Online Digital Lab Classes where you can learn music production, recording, podcasts & more.

SF Ballet is offering Virtual Classes for All Levels through Zoom with a one-hour class and live accompaniment. Go backstage with videos & articles on SF Ballet and the artists behind it.

SF Symphony features a full YouTube channel including An Online Tribute, a look back at 25 years of memories with the MTT25: San Francisco Symphony's iconic Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas. Discover the music with critically acclaimed program notes online one week prior to select concerts, articles and interviews, and podcasts hosted by KDFC’s Rik Malone with music from SF Symphony concerts and recordings, and commentary.

Paint the Void (PtV) is an initiative to match local artists with boarded up businesses to create murals as a response to the void left behind in the wake of Covid-19. Two public art organizations joining forces to create this initiative: Building 180 and Art for Civil Discourse. Explore the neighborhood and beyond to take in some amazing artwork. You can find a map of murals around San Francisco here.

SFMOMA is offering their version of #MuseumFromHome with opportunities to explore the museum’s collection and exhibitions. Go deeper. See what curators, artists, and others have to say about the art they make, study, collect, and restore with essays and shorts on their YouTube channel.

Yiying Lu hosts a Free YouTube Channel to help people to stay creative during challenging times, all are welcomed to subscribe! Yiying is also offering a 5 Day Communication Workshop, on Thursday/Fridays from August 20-September 4. This workshop is for everyone and would be useful to anyone who is interested in learning a global mindset, design empathy to expand their service to global marketing. This course can be helpful for startup founders, as Yiying has been teaching this at 500 Startups to founders around the world.

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