Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on schools, stores, businesses and events. With in-person concerts, talks, comedy shows, food festivals and other gatherings cancelled, we have turned our events column into a “nonevents” column. It will remain this way as long as social distancing and stay-at-home orders are in effect.

During this difficult time, please consider contributing to your local arts organizations or to individual artists and performers.

If you want a bit of a mental break, here are a few online and IRL events to check out — from a Project Involve film screening to the Hola Mexico online film fest to a gender equality roundtable discussion. The Latin Alternative Music Conference opens its sessions to all. And since it is Pride Month, Love 2 Love You moves online.

Monday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 10

Project Involve (PI) Showcase

Film Independent screens a selection of short films from recent filmmakers. Notable alumni of the program include Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians); Jomo Fray (Selah and the Spades); LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands); Justin Simien (Dear White People) and Lulu Wang (The Farewell). The new films will be available to watch on Monday and Tuesday; a Project Involve 2020 Showcase Q&A with featured filmmakers takes place on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. PDT.

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