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Streaming picks: Virtual benefit concert and election madness

- — Randy McMullen, Staff

Here are a couple of streaming options in the arts this week. Homebound Virtual Benefit Concert: The nonprofit California Women’s Music is hosting this streaming fundraisin­g concert Friday, featuring performanc­es by singer-songwriter­s Paula Cole and Tracy Bonham, EDM artist Madame Gandhi and others. Organizers say 40% of the proceeds will benefit Albany’s storied women-run rock club the Ivy Room, with the rest of the funds going to the organizati­on’s COVID Artist Relief Fund. Details: 4-8:30 p.m. Friday; www.facebook.com/cwmnp/live; streaming is free but donations encouraged; more informatio­n and donation informatio­n at www.cwmnp.com. “20/20”: In this wild political satire that was performed at the San Francisco Fringe Festival last year, President Trump is (gasp!) reelected, so now what? What if he were impeached (again)? Or overthrown in a military coup? Or if San Francisco seceded from the U.S.? In the original production, audience members voted on which scenario they wished to see played out onstage each night. But online, you can now view each scenario the production offered, thanks to a streaming presentati­on by the troupe Theatre Makers. Warning: There is even an assassinat­ion scenario, though the presenters are quick to point out that they do not endorse this course of action under any circumstan­ces. Details: Free; ritualart.org.

 ?? THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ?? Singer-songwriter Paula Cole is among the performers in a benefit streaming concert on Friday.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Singer-songwriter Paula Cole is among the performers in a benefit streaming concert on Friday.

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