The Mercury News
Streaming picks: Virtual benefit concert and election madness
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.