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Edward Perotti's Picks

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Global event designer Edward Perotti

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. During shelter in place, instead of recommending in-person events, we're offering ways to experience art and culture from home. This week, host Jenee Darden speaks with global event designer Edward Perotti about three virtual events.

Golden Gate Park Virtual Concert Series

Just because we're stuck inside doesn't mean we can't spend some virtual time in the park. Stream Golden Gate Park's outdoor concerts from years past! This year is the 150th anniversary of one this iconic San Francisco park. Also check out their website for history of the park, podcasts and kids activities.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet, every Wednesday in April

For those who love ballet, this is a chance to experience renowned artists bringing some amazing performances. Hear dancers from this company give their personal insights to the week's performance. 

BATS Improv Comedy Series, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.

We could all use a good laugh, and this improv comedy series is the perfect vibe for what's going on in the world right now. One of this themes this weekend is online office drama, which some of us may be able to relate to. 

Edward Perotti is a global event designer. Check out his website to learn more about his work and see some beautiful photos.

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.