Little Learners Playgroup (online)
Bring your giggles and wiggles to Little Learners weekly Zoom Playgroup, Thursdays from 9:30am - 10:15am. Enjoy fun activities with your little one, ages 0-6, while learning strategies to support your child's visual, sensory, motor and concept development. Connect with other families who understand and share your experience raising a child who is blind, has low vision, or Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Weekly activities are designed to be accessible for all, and to build upon monthly themes that you can integrate into your family routines. All are welcome!
For more information or to register, please email Jacqueline Barden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-694-7657. Meet you in the Zoom Room!
1155 Performance Salon (in-person)
Come up to the tenth floor of 1155 Market St. for stellar community, refreshment and performance. Enjoy one headliner for an hour after five 5-minute warmup acts.
For our first of six salons, we will be treated to the vibrant Latin Jazz of Jorge Ellington and the Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble. Plus, warm up for the main act with a curated selection of five five-minute works by blind and disabled performers, ranging from spoken word and comedy to music and movement.
About Our Headliner:
Jorge Ellington is a local musician, singer and song writer of the Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble. The band was started in 1978. The original band consisted of 14 members and was called Esentia, then Orq Esencia. The band has evolved through the years undergoing changes in composition and name.
Today, the band now called The Esencia Latin Jazz Ensemble, is a smaller version of the original orchestra. The band led by Jorge Ellington, has shared the stage with many performers including Celia Cruz, El Gran Combo, Tito Puente, Willie Colon, Hector Lavoe, La Lupe, and many more. The group has performed at many venues locally and abroad.
Jorge Ellington and his band have recorded and released 2 albums Esencia and Fuerza Positiva. They are currently working on a third album.
If you are interested in performing five minutes or less of your work near the beginning of the salon, please send an email to MScott@lighthouse-sf.org with a description of what you would like to perform and a sample of your work or call 415-694-7608.
Plus, an accessible art display.
Before and during the performance and while you enjoy some refreshment and good company, check out the work of blind photographer, Ted Tekachi whose work was displayed in the building lobby before and during the pandemic. This special showing allows for a much more up close and personal look at the work complete with QR code access to audio descriptions in the artist’s own voice.
The 1155 Performance Salon is made possible thanks to a City and County of San Francisco, Office of Economic and Workforce Development grant.
Reel Escape Audio Description Club for Teen and Young Adult: Stranger Things (online)
Are you looking for a thrilling escape into the world of science fiction and mystery? Look no further! The Reel Escape Audio Description Club is back this fall, bringing together blind and low vision teens and young adults for an exciting social gathering over an audio-described TV show.
We'll be embarking on an unforgettable journey into the 1980s with the popular Netflix series Stranger Things. This captivating show revolves around a group of kids in a small town, facing supernatural mysteries, government conspiracies, and the enigmatic powers of a mysterious girl with psychokinetic abilities.
Every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm, join us via Zoom to watch the latest episode of Stranger Things and connect with your LightHouse and EHC friends. It's a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of excitement and adventure while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.
Parents, Please Take Note: Stranger Things is rated TV-14 for horror elements and language, which may not be suitable for kids under 17. While Seasons 1-3 were rated TV-14, Season 4 received a TV-MA rating. For more detailed information, you can check the Stranger Things Parental Guide. If you are under 18 and wish to join this series, we kindly request your parent or guardian to contact a LightHouse Youth Team member with written permission for your participation.
RVSP to Jamey Gump at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372.
The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling 415-694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.
The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities!